In Iyengar yoga we use props to help the body learn actions within a pose. BKS Iyengar says props are not to be used indiscriminately or without need, as doing so makes one dull. Instead, use props to learn.
If you are interested in having a set of props for your home practice, here are suggested quantities and some sources you can check out.
(2) 4″ blocks
(1) eye wrap
These are soft crepe bandages that are easy to get in India.They are sometimes available on Amazon at this link: click here.You can also try Tools for Yoga to see if they have any in stock. Click here and scroll down to F700 Head Wrap from India.
(2) backless folding chairs
(1) regular length strap
(1) extra-long strap
Pune Strap 9′ – these are what we have in the studio
(2) 3″ blocks
About the Ropes Wall
I had the ropes wall built by someone with expertise in construction.
We used the San Diego Iyengar Yoga studio’s template. You can see the San Diego template by clicking here.
Most of the materials were purchased at the local Home Depot, with these exceptions:
- The long metal bars are 304 stainless steel round 1/2″ from Metals Depot.