Spring Cleaning: Gear & Props Edition
Do you really need that curved wooden treadmill?
Free Up Your Space
We all have different set-ups. But there’s one thing we all need: space to move! Is your prop corner turning into a mini Mt. Everest? It’s time to give your space a little TLC. Go through the props and gear you have and be honest— which of these items currently makes it into your regular movement practice? Spoiler: it might be time to part ways with that old pair of emotional support gym shoes.
What You’ll Need
Besides space, the only prop I ask students to have ready is a yoga mat or soft surface. This ensures that your body, especially your knees, are supported. Having a mat also provides your hands and feet with a stable, slip-free anchor. This tool is so key for both comfort and safety.
What You May Want
Looking for more tools to help you along in your movement practice? There are a few essentials that I recommend beyond a mat, depending on your needs. Blocks are excellent for helping with balance and getting closer to the ground. Another great tool is a strap. lt can be used to help extend your reach, and is one of my faves for helping students increase their flexibility. In terms of strength training, resistance bands are a great place to start if you want to work up your strength at home (and still keep your downstairs neighbours happy.)
Use Better Storage
Already have some great tools that work for you? Awesome! All you need now is a safe spot to keep them so that your space stays free and moveable. Find yourself some cool bins, baskets or shelves and put similar items together.
If you’re looking for recommendations, I’ve made a few lists of all my favourites. You can check them out here!