One of the main reasons why yoga is so popular around the globe is that you can practice yoga poses anywhere without requiring any equipment. However, using yoga props can definitely help you achieve better depth in your yoga poses, and can help you receive mental and physical health benefits to their fullest. While you can definitely invest in yoga props to start your yoga practice properly, you don’t have to as you can make do with a few other items found in your house rather than spending money on new items.
Yoga straps are used by many yoga students to achieve more depth in every yoga pose they make. These straps are being used by popular schools like Marianne Wells Yoga School. However, if you do not have a yoga strap, you can find its alternative right in your closet. You can use your cloth belt and a buckle to replace a professional yoga strap. You can also use a large bath towel, roll it up and use it as an alternative to a yoga strap.
If you do not have a yoga block, you can also use your books as yoga blocks to support you in your yoga poses. You can either use a small book which is thick as a yoga block, or stack up a few thinner books to give them the shape of a regular yoga block. Once your makeshift yoga block is ready, you can use it like a regular yoga block in any pose you want to make. Since yoga blocks are softer than books, you can wrap your book with a towel to make it comfy.
These were some of the alternatives you can use in place of yoga equipment.