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Gearing Up for My First Yoga Class

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Finally getting out and doing some real exercise. Okay, I know, YOGA may not count as hardcore calorie burning, but this is a start. Consider the yoga a precursor to something like Zumba – a class setting with physical activity.

The class has a price of $15 for a one and a half hour class. Some classes may provide yoga mats, but it is best to just have your own, so you can practice yoga on your own at home. The mat I bought is pictured here:


Nothing fancy, just a soft mat that can be rolled up for transporting to and from class. The cost  was about $16 for one mat.

Beginning a new class I figured I should also invest is some type of yoga shorts (I may consider yoga pants at a later time). Again, just basic shorts with a good deal of room for whatever yoga poses and moves I may learn in the first class. The shorts I bought are pictured below:


Again, nothing too fancy as these are starter shorts.

You can buy both of the items below, if you too are starting a new healthy habit.

Champion Men's Long Mesh Short With Pockets

The long mesh short with pockets provides 360 degree breathability - the ultimate in comfort and staying cool.

Basic Yoga Mat for Class

At 6.2mm, the YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat is a full 1/4'' thick, an extra long 74'', weighs almost 4 lbs, and is one of the thickest mats on the market. The mats come in a variety of colors that are strong and vivacious, but not overpowering in their brightness. This well-made exercise mat will add comfort to your yoga workouts. And because of its high quality, this deluxe mat will last longer than most standard foam mats. When shopping around for a yoga mat, note that what many other companies call a 1/4'' mat is actually 4.5 - 5.2 mm in thickness -- considerably thinner than this mat. These ''knock-off'' mats are shorter and weigh less, indicative of their inferior quality. A thicker non-slip mat is good for all types of yoga, especially for restorative poses. Reward yourself and your body with an Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat, and see why this is the most popular sticky mat found in yoga studios, schools, fitness clubs, and at home!

Looking for a unique yoga mat? YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mats are also available in the Chakra Series or custom printed with your own logo or design -- in the same vibrant colors that make our yoga mats so appealing.

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