(an amazing yoga community is on IG, I highly recommend searching through)
No, I am not sponsored by Gaiam (I wish!) but I do really love their products and their mission. These are a few of the products I have purchased and use in my practice daily:
Yoga Mat: An obvious essential- I have this two toned purple one and love it, easy to clean and fairly light weight.
Grip Socks and Gloves: These have been one of my best investments, no sliding feet in downward dog and solid grip for crow!
Strap: If you can't quite reach your toes in pigeon or dancer pose this strap helps you deepen your stretch. Also, once you move on to handstands/headstands these straps can be used for stability.
Blocks: Used for various exercises and supports. I like gripping one between my ankles and doing Boat pose repetitions- best lower ab work out ever.
So for any other beginners out there- explore and read up on what might work into your routine! I can't wait for the day when I can do a lot of poses on my own without assistance but until then I can appreciate these for what they help me do ♥