I think I realized that I was a serious yoga practitioner when I bought a yoga mat bag. I remember being at yoga studios and feeling like I was constantly getting whacked by the other yoga students with their sideways yoga bags. I know you are supposed to feel all compassionate and peaceful after a deep yoga class but when someone obliviously whacks me with their yoga mat strapped on their back ( because they are too cheap to pay for a bag) I just want to clock them in the face with a tire iron ( I know you do too…. you thought it but I wrote it!)
It was actually a Christmast present from my hotty hellenic hubby a year ago. I did quite a bit of searching on Amazon for a bag. I wanted one that fit 2 yoga mats since I sometimes have to lend them to my students in my beginner yoga classes.
I also wanted to be able to stuff a bunch of yoga CD, aromatherapy ( I spray this on my yoga students’ feet when they are in a restorative pose) and also my water bottle. I can also stuff a few other yoga props in there like yoga blocks which I also lend out to students quite a bit. I also like how there are two straps so I can wear it on my back like a backpack.
Please don’t just get the yoga straps that you just tie around your mat… you are going to end up hitting someone and who knows how centered and calm they will be at the time.
I can also use this for non-yoga stuff such as when I travel to San Diego to see my family next. It’s quite lightweight so I can stuff my books, pillow, blanket and some snacks in here for my next West Coast flight.
So do you have a yoga mat bag? How did you choose it? Do you just carry your mat into class?