The Must List

In­no­va­tive props and gear to sup­port your yoga prac­tice.

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Use th­ese new props and you’ll never go back to an un­sup­ported prac­tice.

1 SWEETER SUNNIES Smith Lowdown Fo­cus

Sen­sors em­bed­ded in the nose pads and tem­ples of th­ese shades mea­sure your brain waves. Data is sent to an app that helps you track when your mind achieves a state of calm, ul­ti­mately help­ing you to drop in faster over time ($349, smithop­tics.com).

2 HIGH-TECH HY­DRA­TION Hidrate Spark 2.0

Need a re­minder to stay re­plen­ished? This bot­tle tracks your wa­ter in­take and glows when you need more. It also syncs with fit­ness track­ers, help­ing re­mind you to drink when you’re on the move ($55, hidrates­park.com).

3 AS­SIST THYSELF Cot­ton In­fin­ity Strap

Say good­bye to metal buck­les that come un­done and dig at your skin. This yoga belt, de­signed in the shape of an in­fin­ity sym­bol, can be used in place of a reg­u­lar strap when prac­tic­ing most poses ($21, in­fin­i­tys­trap.com).

4 BACK­LESS BEAUTY Yogi Chair

The tra­di­tional Iyen­gar Yoga chair gets an up­grade with a cush­ioned seat, non­slip han­dle, and sleek new look thanks to vinyasa yoga teacher Al­li­son Matt ($70, yo­gichair.com).

5 SEATED-POSE SUP­PORT Earth to Ethers Lo­tus Wrap

Se­cure this ma­chinewash­able linen wrap around your legs

dur­ing seated med­i­ta­tion or restorative poses for gen­tle hug­ging pres­sure that’ll keep you com­fort­able ($47 USD, $60 CAD earth­toethers.com).

6 MULTIPURPOSE PROP Clever Yoga Bal­ance Pad

Stand­ing on this rub­ber pad chal­lenges your core dur­ing bal­ance poses; slide it un­der your knees for ex­tra sup­port or place it in front of you dur­ing arm bal­ances to cush­ion any tum­bles ($34, clev­eryoga.com).

7 SOOTH­ING TUNES Solu N.O.W. Tone Ther­apy Sys­tem

Th­ese speak­ers play pure sine-wave tones (sim­i­lar to med­i­ta­tion bells) with se­quences that vary—so your brain won’t pre­dict, or at­tach to, the mu­sic as you med­i­tate ($149, now­bysolu.com).

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