When you take up yoga for the first time, you will want to think about equipment. The good news is that there is very little equipment required to make a beginning in yoga. In fact, you can turn up to a yoga class with a small bag containing a t-shirt and some tracksuit bottoms. If you want to be really sure, then you can bring along a yoga mat – they are not expensive – but that is it for your first lesson. The best thing about yoga for beginners is the fact that you can travel light and not spend much money.
Yoga is a very simple process – it has been practiced since a long time ago when there were no sports supply stores. The simplicity of the process is such that you only really need to bring yourself. In most yoga studios, there will be mats available for loan or rent. They won’t cost much – if anything – and they permit you to get started at very short notice. If you don’t feel prepared without bringing along a few pieces of equipment, then you can always fork out some cash for a “mat bag” in which you can carry all your bits and pieces.
This is all you will need for your first yoga class. There are other props that can be used in more advanced stages of yoga, but you will find out more and more as you begin to learn the basics and see where you want to go with them. As a beginner, all you will really need is available for a couple of hours’ wages.