What is a Sticky Mat Anyway?
Support and Deepen Your Practice with Yoga Props
From mat to strap to blocks to blankets, yoga props help support and deepen your practice, by ensuring increased support and comfort in poses.
Greater support and comfort in postures leads to greater movement of energy and greater freedom and release. To purchase your yoga props, visit Desert
Song’s Yotique, our boutique for yoga essentials and indulgences.
If there is one prop you should have as a beginner, it is a mat. Also known as “sticky mats”, yoga mats are vital to your practice,
as they give you stability, traction and support. The “sticky” texture keeps hands and feet firmly in position. Mats come in a variety
of thicknesses, offering nearly-personalized support and cushioning between you and the floor. For information on which mat is best for you or how
to care for your mat, stop by the Yotique, where our office staff can help you choose and purchase the perfect
Another essential yoga prop is the yoga block. Blocks help students with alignment and provide support. They are ideal additions to both beginner
practices as they can help students open and extend more fully in poses. Students can experiment with blocks on different levels during their standing
or seated practice.
Designed for a variety of active and restorative yoga positions, bolsters firmly support your body for total relaxation.
Blankets are used for cushioning, support and warmth. Use blankets under the knees in kneeling poses, as a support in restorative poses and for warmth in savasana (corpse pose/final relaxation).
Straps are ideal for less-flexible students, allowing greater freedom of movement and connection.
Eye pillows help deepen your relaxation in savasana by providing cool weight to the eyes, forehead and sinuses.