The Must List
Innovative props and gear to support your yoga practice.
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).