You may or may not want to use a yoga mat, but I’d recommend it. I think it helps set the tone and gives you points of reference for standing wide-legged and such. Of course, if you’re doing yoga on a hard floor, it’s a must.
For me, the yoga block is a must. I just need it for many moves and when I don’t use it, I regret it. I think I can get by without it, but every time I don’t achieve the same performance in the given moves.
P90X3 Yoga Mat…
The ProSource Premium 1/2-inch mat is good for hard floors because it’s thicker. It comes w/ a built-in carrying case/strap and has 4 stars on Amazon.
It comes in several colors and is a good price for a good mat.
If you are on carpet or outside, you might prefer a thinner mat like the 1/4 inch thick mat by YogaAccessories.
It also has 4 stars on Amazon and comes in a variety of colors.
At the time of this post, they are both about the same price and both are eligible for free shipping on orders over $35.
For yoga blocks, you’d think you could just use about anything (like a cat as recommended by Tony Horton). However, in many cases it just doesn’t work. It’s hard to find the right size, weight and strength in something other than a real yoga block.
There are several options that all have good ratings…
Read my suggestion on P90X3 shoes here.
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