You don’t need expensive yoga props to support a restorative yoga practice at home. Here are a few household items you can use instead:

Bolster: rolled up blanket, sturdy pillow, couch cushion, sleeping bag

Blanket: blanket from your bed, a throw blanket, or towel

Block: shoebox, big book, tightly rolled blanket, large soup can, water bottle

Strap: bathrobe sash, long towel, scarf, belt, stretch band

Sandbag: bag of rice or dried beans (anything under 10 pounds that can mold shape)

Eye pillow: folded cloth or item of clothing (you can place light bag of rice or dried beans over for a bit of weight)

Yoga mat: folded blanket, towel, or area of your rug


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