With the new year, I’ve seen a lot of new faces in my heated yoga classes, so I thought I’d share what I bring in my yoga bag – I hope it’s helpful to anyone thinking about going. It actually isn’t all that different from what I bring in my normal gym bag, which would just not have the Yogitoes towel:
Extra hair tie – I have very long hair and I need to keep it out of my face, especially with all of the inverted moves that are part of yoga practice. This isn’t just ANY hair tie either – this is from Sally Beauty Supply, and they are thick and tight enough to hold my almost waist-length hair in a bun. I usually use two so my bun doesn’t get loose.
Herban Essentials Yoga Towelette – This is a towelette infused with natural oils and scents that I sometimes use to clean my face and arms if I’m running an errand right after class.
eos lip balm in Summer Fruit – Always good to have a lip balm just in case. This round lip balm has gotten so much hype; I like it because it’s natural, but I don’t find it more moisturizing than the average balm. I used up the Lemon Drop with SPF one before and liked that better.
Yogitoes yoga mat towel – This towel comes in lots of different colors and is the size of a yoga mat. It’s an absolute essential for me when I go to yoga class – it grips even better after you start dripping sweat on it. I have two, and I’m thinking about getting a third.
Small towel – Essential for wiping yourself down during the designated water break in class.
Kleen Kanteen Reflect – In heated yoga, you HAVE to bring water to rehydrate, because you sweat so much. I love this bottle because it’s completely eco-friendly (I got mine on Amazon).
Bag – A cloth purse I got on a trip to Easter Island during grad school; it’s my favorite bag.
My yoga studio provides yoga mats, so luckily I don’t have to lug mine around.
Here’s a “what’s in my yoga bag” video from Martha, an absolutely gorgeous Youtuber – I adore her videos! She also talks about the benefits of doing bikram yoga.
What do you bring in your yoga/gym bag?