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Tap into your inner yogi with these must-have mats, outfits and accessories

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Like many people, your New Year's resolution might be to work out more. If you're not totally sold on the idea of lifting weights or going on long runs, try yoga!

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of must-have equipment, workout clothing and accessories. No matter what your level, you'll look and feel like an experienced yogi.

The following list offers options by category, but to quickly jump to the products you’re looking for, simply click on the links below:

Best yoga mats

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Yoga Mat

With a non-slip surface and thick, cushioned material, this mat is perfect for anyone who is just getting the hang of their practice. It has more than 53,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, and with prices starting at just $18, it's also wallet-friendly.

Gaiam 2-Color Yoga Mat

If you’re just starting out and looking for a regular yoga mat, look no further than this basic sticky mat. Its non-slip surface ensures you won’t slide out of place in poses, and it’s reversible — that way if you become so experienced that you wear out one side, you can just flip it over!

Hugger Mugger Earth Elements Yoga Mat

This mat is known for its non-slip surface, which will help stabilize beginners as they are learning new poses. It's also lightweight, so you can easily carry it around with you anywhere.

Aurorae Extra Thick and Long Yoga Mat

If you experience discomfort when putting pressure on one knee for a low lunge, or even while on your hands and knees for a cat-cow pose, a mat with more padding may help. This option by Aurorae is double the thickness of a regular mat and is great for a restorative yoga practice that includes more lying and seated poses.

Gaiam Thick Non-Slip Yoga Mat

This Gaiam yoga mat is extra thick, meaning it's perfect for joints that need extra support during a yoga routine. It also has over 13,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, so you know it's well loved!

Jade Yoga Harmony Yoga Mat

If you don't live in a cold climate during the winter and enjoy breaking a sweat outdoors, this might be the mat for you. This Jade Yoga Harmony mat has traction, cushion and weight, making it easy to participate in all of the outdoor yoga you could ever want.

Best yoga accessories

Gaiam Essentials Yoga Blocks (Set of 2)

If you're not super flexible, don't worry. Place these foam blocks under your hands or feet to give yourself a lift in tough positions or help you deepen your stretch.

Gaiam Easy-Cinch Yoga Sling

Even if you enjoy carrying your mat by hand, going hands-free might be the game-changer you never thought you needed. This holder is easy to strap around your body like a crossbody bag or to just sling over your shoulder.

Tumaz Multi-Purpose Yoga Mat Strap

This Tumaz yoga mat strap is also a great option! It's less than $10 and has more than 6,000 rave reviews on Amazon. It's also incredibly durable, while still remaining soft to the touch.

Ewedoos Yoga Mat Bag

If you tend to carry a lot of accessories, this bag is the perfect option. Not only is it an easy way to tote around your yoga mat, but it also has designated pockets for your water bottle, sunglasses, keys, towel and more.

Best yoga mat cleaners and towels

Asutra Organic Mat Cleaner

Whether your mat travels with you in a suitcase or across your body, it’s likely that you’re using it often ... and therefore it needs to be cleaned often! This cleaning solution is natural, organic, and can be used on all mats. It smells like citrus and completely disinfects your gear.

Lululemon The Towel

If you want a top layer for your mat but don’t have the time or space to clean or store your own, try this yoga towel from Lululemon. It can be used to mop up excess sweat without the bulk.

Shandali GoSweat Non-Slip Hot Yoga Towel

This Shandali GoSweat towel is another affordable option, especially if you regularly find yourself using studio mats. The high-quality towel offers a hygienic layer between you and your mat. Plus, you can just throw it in the washing machine when you're done!

Best yoga outfits

90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex Yoga Pants

These leggings by Reflex have more than 17,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and are less than $30. (TODAY Style editors loved them so much, they wrote an entire article about them!) If you're thinking about taking up yoga, you can't go wrong with a pair (or four) of these figure-flattering and comfortable bottoms.

Lululemon Ebb To Street Bra

This cross-strap bra is chic yet supportive, making it perfect for low-impact activities like yoga. The Ribbed Luxtreme fabric offers four-way stretch and sweat-wicking capabilities for maximum comfort. We don't doubt that it will quickly become your favorite workout bra.

Athleta Aurora Crop Rib Tank

A form-fitting top is key for yoga, so it won't ride up during downward dog or other stretches. This cropped tank from Athleta is easy to move in and features soft fabric that won't chafe.

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