It’s a simple fact that the human race is not designed to live in isolation. No man is an island. That’s why it’s never been so important to find ways to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and active. With sanctions easing tentatively, it still looks as though normal life is a way away, so now’s no time to let up on the home-based activities. One of the best ways to engage the mind, body, and spirit at once is yoga. While you can start your learning with nothing other than your own body, getting the basics will make the journey a lot easier and much more comfortable.

The great thing about this activity is that once you’ve got the basic equipment, you’re good to go and you won’t reach a level where you need to invest in professional gear. All yoga requires is a good stretch, a mat, and non-restrictive clothing. So whether you’re a complete rookie or a crow-pose professional, it’s likely that all it took to get your started was the basics. We’ve rounded up the essentials, from mats to Nike’s comfiest garments, because the world needs all the mind, body, and spirit training that it can get right now.

Shop the yoga starter kit below.

Accessories

Life Energy Reversible 6MM Yoga Mat

Reversible 6MM Yoga Mat

Reversible 6MM Yoga Mat

$25

Life Energy

Buy at macys

Surround yourself with the best energies with the help of this reversible yoga mat from Life Energy.

Lululemon The Reversible (Big) Mat

The Reversible (Big) Mat

$88

Lululemon

Buy at Lululemon

Masters of the yoga world, Lululemon is a great place to begin your yoga collection. This large marbled yoga mat leaves room for a few tumbles which will be a regular fixture when starting out.

Morgan Harper Nichols Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

$31

Morgan Harper Nichols

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Morgan Harper Nichols transports us to the watercolor mountains with this serene yoga mat. Check out her other designs for more calming dreamscapes.

Pefi Yoga Towel

Yoga Towel

Yoga Towel

$16

Pefi

Buy at amazon

This tie-dye towel from Pefi is perfect for wiping the sweat from your brow after elegantly flowing through the sun salutation.

Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block

Essentials Yoga Block

Essentials Yoga Block

$40

Gaiam

Buy at Soul Shop

Yoga blocks are essential for many of yoga's best poses. Hold yourself a few inches off the ground with the help of Gaiam's turquoise blocks.

Tops

Nike Dri-FIT Yoga Short-Sleeve Top

Dri-FIT Yoga Short-Sleeve Top

Dri-FIT Yoga Short-Sleeve Top

$29

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

When it comes to yoga apparel, it helps to have either skin-tight or loose-fitting garments rather than in between. This super lightweight Dri-FIT top comes in a calming pastel green perfect for finding your zone.

Jungmaven Slushi Tahoe Sweatshirt

Slushi Tahoe Sweatshirt

Slushi Tahoe Sweatshirt

$132

Jungmaven

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Jungmaven's relaxed-fit sweatshirt gives you great freedom of movement and is the perfect top layer if you prefer your yoga al fresco.

John Elliott Rodeo Tank Top

Rodeo Tank Top

Rodeo Tank Top

$90

John Elliott

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John Elliot opts for an overdyed carbon color for this tank top which will add a sense of pre-loved appeal to your yoga set.

Vertical Activewear Cut It Out! Top

Cut It Out! Top

Cut It Out! Top

$44

Vertical Activewear

Buy at Vertical Activewear

The Cut It Out! Top combines style-forward design in the form of an elegant wrap-around construction with performancewear thanks to a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric.

SECNDNTURE Classic Biker Suit

Classic Biker Suit

$75

SECNDNTURE

Buy at SECNDNTURE

The all-in-one is a credit to all yoga kits because of its effortless ease of movement. SECNDTURE chooses a dusty color palette to make sure this one stands out.

Bottoms

Nike Dri-FIT Pants

Dri-FIT Yoga Pants

Dri-FIT Yoga Pants

$65

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Nike’s Dri-FIT Yoga Pants are built with a tapered fit that tightens around the calves so as not to get in the way. Up top, however, a looser fit offers room to breathe and move.

Alo Yoga Chill Shorts

Chill Shorts

Chill Shorts

$78

Alo Yoga

Buy at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga's Chill Shorts show the true power of pastel with a dusty pink colorway. They're the bright new addition your yoga style has been waiting for.

Outdoor Voices Sunday Shorts

Sunday Shorts

Sunday Shorts

$58

Outdoor Voices

Buy at Outdoor Voices

Sometimes the technology all gets too much. If you want a more old-school angle on the world of yoga you can't go wrong with this pair of Sunday Shorts from Outdoor Voices. Lightweight, breathable, and looking good with a blue slubbed texture.

Awake NY Embroidered Logo Lounge Pants

Embroidered Logo Lounge Pants

Embroidered Logo Lounge Pants

$145

Awake NY

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If you're more into your flowing, slow yoga than getting sweaty, Awake NY is here to help. As this pair of lounge pants is cut from heavier cotton than the other selections, they're ideal for outdoor yoga, or for slipping into once your session has finished.

culturefit Zigzag Leggings

Zigzag Leggings

Zigzag Leggings

$55

culturefit

Buy at culturefit

The Zigzag Leggings from culturefit make use of sheer inserts in a bold zigzag pattern to make their mark. Not only do the inserts define the style, but they also aid breathability.

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