The Accessory That Will Level Up Your Yoga Workouts


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For yoga classes, a mat is definitely necessary. You want something that's going to have enough grip and has just the right amount of cushioning you prefer so you can flow without worrying about slipping or hurting your joints. And for the most part, you can get by in your yoga workouts with just a mat—that's one of the beauties of the exercise, it's fairly accessible since you don't need a ton of gear.

But if you really want to take your yoga sessions to the next level, a yoga block (or a pair of them) can really make a difference. You can use them to help with balance and stability, perfect your form, and help you get deeper into poses if you want to. Personally, I'm not a pro yogi, so when I do a class, yoga blocks are so key to not falling out of poses and achieving balance.

Take a look at the best yoga blocks below to consider—and see you on the mat!

I have these blocks at home and they're great. I love that they didn't cost more than $20, yet they're so durable and supportive.

Manduka's yoga blocks are made of sustainable cork, so they're firm and dense, but not heavy at all.

Made with dense foam, this yoga block has got your back. 

The unique semicircular shape of these foam blocks supports you at every angle. 

The foam yoga block features a slip-resistant surface and beveled edges for comfort and extra stability. It's also made with a moisture-proof material so you don't have to worry about sweating too much during your hot yoga sessions.

You can also try a bamboo or wooden block if you want the extra sturdiness. This one is lightweight, too.

Alo's yoga block also has beveled edges for a firmer grip.

Add this combo to your cart and you'll be all set for your next yoga class. You get sturdy yoga blocks plus a strap that can help you hold those poses and stretch.

Here's another yoga-block–and–stretching-strap set. The blocks are slip-resistant and made from high-density EVA foam.

This does everything a regular yoga block does but in a mini size. It's less than a half pound and is super portable—perfect to take with you to class if you want to bring your own.

The unique ergonomic shape of this yoga block—a smooth, shaped edge on one side—provides extra comfort.

Yoga Activewear to Shop

These leggings feel like second-skin, they're so buttery-soft and lightweight.

You don't have to worry about extra fabric getting in the way during your workout with this fitted tank. The fabric is stretchy and soft, and the piece features a built-in shelf bra.

You might not want to take these leggings off—they're so soft. There's also a handy side pocket to store your phone or keys.

With adjustable straps and moisture-wicking fabric, Adidas's sports bra helps you move with ease in your classes.

Want to try out a pair of flared leggings? This pair from Splits59 is a no-brainer. The high-waist design is made with ultra-light fabric.

Sports bras can be uncomfortable and too constricting, but not this one. It's lightweight and breathable, plus the racerback design helps you move better with support.

Athleta's crop tank is made of the brand's Powervita fabric, which is described as "buttery soft with support that feels like a gentle hug." If that doesn't make you want to buy it, I don't know what will.

Specially designed for yoga, Lululemon's Align leggings will get you through any class. They're sweat-wicking, soft, breathable, and stretchy. Plus, they come with side pockets and a back pocket.

You can wear this breathable tank to just about any workout.

Throw on this layer before and after your studio class. It's made with Nike's Dri-FIT technology.

These leggings have a supportive mesh layer inside the front waistband, making them more comfortable.