Yoga Mats & Equipment
For 5,000 years, yoga has been practiced to boost both mental and physical health. A common myth is that yoga is just for people who can touch their toes or want to mediate but it can be helpful for everyone; men, women, old or young people with any body type. Physically, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance and endurance while mentally, it helps you better cope with stress and cultivate mindfulness. More recently, yoga has been practiced by athletes in all sports including professional football, basketball and hockey. They've found that yoga improves their concentration on field, court or ice as well as drastically improves their flexibility and core strength.
Yoga is also a relatively inexpensive activity for keeping in shape. Unlike sports and other activities that require equipment like sticks, balls, padding and cleats, the only essential item for yoga is a soft, comfortable mat. You can even practice in the comfort of your own home. If you are interested in trying more advanced poses, you can invest in other tools such as blocks, bands and straps. Sports Unlimited offers a wide variety of mats, blocks and other tools to make yoga poses comfortable and enjoyable.