Why do we use props?
Props can help us have a better experience in class by providing feedback, resistance, assistance with balance, and support. They can also help us find our center and a better sense of alignment. We frequently use the Theraband and door anchor listed below. If you’re registered in a series for continuing students, please prioritize these props. We use the foam rollers every couple of weeks.
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Many household items can substitute for props such as books for blocks, pant belts for yoga belts, and dining room chairs for folding metal chairs. You may find that it takes a bit more time to set up with these alternatives and that sometimes additional modifications are needed. The props can help facilitate a positive, easier experience in class so please allow yourself patience with these alternatives while you build your stock of props.
This is a great Theraband with built-in loops for hands and feet. It’s easy to set up and to use! Most students use the green color (heavy) or the blue color (extra heavy).
A door anchor is generally the easiest way to adjust the Theraband to the desired height during class. You may also use a heavy piece of furniture, a stair rail, etc.
This soft density roller is the most optimal for most people because it has a little give and feels more comfortable. Generally, we use the roller as an unstable surface to increase the challenge of movements.
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