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Yoga props for making your own

Yoga props for making your own

Om Yoga Magazine
Yoga props for making your own

How COVID has changed yoga props. By Maria Oliver

Yoga props. You must love them! Use a belt in a bright colour if you cannot reach your toes. Use blocks or bricks that are complementary colors, either matching your yoga mat or clashing against it depending on the mood you’re in. My props are very important to me as I am not naturally flexible. They allow me to sit taller and support my hands when they can’t reach the floor. B.K.S. Iyengar, who used stumps of trees and other items he found lying around to create props for yoga, is credited as the inventor.

I have bags full of yoga props. I used the bags for every class. I would give out my props and demonstrate how to use then collect them again. Props were brought by regular attendees, but when I lent them out to everyone else, they all had the same. COVID was born.

Then, instead of greeting my students in the hall, I peered into their…

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