More than a year ago when I was starting yoga, all I needed was workout pants. Then I needed a sports bra for better support. Then I wanted pants that just hit my knees because the longer ones were too hot. Then I bought Bench face towels because the ones I had were too grubby. Then I needed a moisture-wicking top because I was drowning in sweat with my cotton shirts which were also too big for me. Then I needed extra pants, shirt and bra because my current ones were still wet from washing the night before. Then I bought a mat because I wanted to join karma yoga in YogaHub. Then I upgraded to a new mat which comes with its own bag. Then I started Ashtanga and was dripping more and more sweat over my new mat so I bought an Aquazorb yoga mat towel. Then I bought another because the mat towel took time to dry.
So now I have a bunch of stuff that I need for my yoga practice and can no longer fit in tiny, tiny closet. My inventory:
– 2 long workout pants, one of which I no longer use for yoga
– 2 short workout pants
– 2 moisture-wicking shirts, I need 1-2 more and it needs to be not in blue
– 2 cotton shirts, I cannot use these shirts anymore because I end up swimming in sweat
– 3 sports bra, one of which I hardly use because although it is thick it makes suspicious bumps on my chest; I really need another good sports bra
– 2 Bench face towels, I need another one
– Yoga mat with yoga bag, I want another bag because I haven’t laundered this one since I got it!
– 2 yoga mat towel
I need a separate plastic container to put most of these things in.
Every day I carry a top, pants, bra, face towel, yoga mat and yoga towel. Because I now go to YogaHub and the toilet facilities are not that good so that means I have to bring tissues and rubbing alcohol. I also need to bring my own water.
So whoever said that all you need is a mat to practice yoga does not have my predicament. Maybe if I practiced at home I won’t need all of these stuff. I can do all of it in my underwear right?