• Ms. Lee

Start Your Yoga Practice Today with These Picks

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Before we dive into my recommendations, here are some facts about me and my yoga practice for context:

  • I’ve been practicing yoga since 2015.

  • I practice about 3-4 times a week.

  • I consider myself Intermediate-Advanced and I prefer power Vinyasa classes.


👑 Top Pick: Yoga with Adriene♀️🛍️
  • Cost: Free-ninety-nine!

  • Find it on YouTube

  • Review: When I'm not in the yoga studio, I'm following "Yoga with Adriene" at home. Adriene believes that everyone should have access to free, high-quality yoga. She has hundreds of videos for every kind of need, ranging from a "30 Day Yoga Series" (great for accountability) to “Yoga for Anxiety & Stress.” Whatever you’re looking for, Adriene’s got you. If you’re lucky, her dog Benji might make an appearance. They also have a website where they offer paid courses and bonus content.



Alternative Pick: Down Dog

  • Cost: Free and Paid version

  • Find it on Google Play or Apple Store

  • Review: The free version offers enough variety for someone who just wants to get a practice in. You can choose your level and length of the video. They often run 33% off the yearly subscription and they offer other options than yoga.

My favorite feature is being able to download the sessions so I can play them anywhere without relying on the internet (I did this while traveling in Costa Rica!).


Yoga Mats for Every Budget

Whether you're looking for your first mat or a new one, I've got your back (pun intended):


Bougie on a Budget Pick

Manduka EKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat

  • Cost: $$

  • Review: I've used this Manduka mat for more than 2 years and it's my favorite yoga mat by far (even more than Lululemon mats). It's perfect for travel; it's super light and thin. Usually, I prefer a thicker mat for my wrists, but this mat is comfortable and the texture is quite grippy! Manduka is a great brand so you can't go wrong.



Tight Budget Pick

Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print

  • Cost: $

  • Review: Gaiam is a good brand for beginners. If you need grip support, consider using a microfiber towel on top of your mat. Sometimes you can find Gaiam yoga mats for around $15 at TJMaxx or use the link above.



Free-Ninety-Nine Pick

Towels!

  • Review: Don't want to buy a yoga mat? Use a long towel, preferably a microfiber towel, or even a beach towel. Yoga is about meeting you where you are. Even if that means using what's already in your house.



Like a typical Libra, I can be indecisive when I'm buying things. That's why I only recommend products and services that I absolutely love. This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!