Have you ever been in a yoga class where you’ve had to fold over your mat for extra cushion for your knees? How about having to put on socks for splits or core work? I know I’ve had to do all of these things, and sometimes I find it cumbersome, especially the folding the mat part.
Now, instead of socks, a blanket, or a folded mat, I just use my Yoga-Spots! I found this start up company on Instagram and knew I had to give them a try. When I broke my hand in March I had to start using my forearms for hands for many poses while teaching. The most painful pose to teach on hard flooring is side plank with forearm down. Sometimes I would drag my mat to one side of the room to demo and other times I would just suck it up and deal with the pain, but once I saw these on IG I knew they would be perfect for my sore elbows!
What are Yoga-Spots™?
Yoga-Spots are basically little circular travel mats! They are 1 part cushion, 1 part yoga mat. The cushion side has a soft covering as well as a cushy center for support. The bottom side is a yoga mat. The mat side will stick effectively to your regular mat to make sure your knees or elbows don’t slide during use. Or, you can flip them over to use the cushy side down for pike slides on a hard floor.
The other AMAZING thing about them? They’re washable!! I was not expecting that and it was a great surprise when I read they can be washed in the washing machine. They come with their own little linen bag that holds them just right and the bag can also be used to keep them safe while washing (air dry). The bag is the perfect size for holding your keys/phone/glasses while you practice.
Another reason to love Yoga Spots? They’re handmade in Texas by a super sweet couple, Beth & Alan. These aren’t coming from sweat shops or made by underage children. You can follow Beth on Instagram (@YogaSpots) to see photos of different ways to use the spots, and to see how they are made (along with pics of her super cute kitty!).
Ideas for Use (Poses)
- Pike Slides (core work)
- Side Plank (under bottom knee or elbow)
- Revolved Low Lunge
- Forearm Plank
- Wild Thing
- Use your imagination!
If you’d like your own pair, click here to be taken to the sale page. For 10% off your order, enter EH3746 at checkout.
Do you have a favorite yoga prop? My Yoga-Spots go everywhere my mat goes. If you get some, stop back by and let me know how you like them! Already own some? Let me know your favorite way to use them!