For yogis on the go, yoga bags are a wonderful convenience. Some are designed just to carry your yoga mat, while others are more of a backpack. We've compiled a great list of yoga bag resources from which to choose.
Find Yoga Bags Online
At Barefoot Yoga, yoga bags are available in a diverse selection of fabrics, including hemp, velvet, and canvas. Patterns, colors, and styles vary widely. Most bags are roomy enough to carry both a yoga mat and a practice rug, and feature a couple of zippered pockets for incidentals. Prices start at $14 for a carryall yoga bag to $54 for a zippered canvas duffle.
When you can find the product you're looking for and help someone in need, it's a great feeling. Forgotten Children is an organization that helps women in poverty areas by providing them with gainful employment. These women make all-cotton, natural-dye yoga mat bags in a variety of colors and styles. The fair-trade cost of $22 includes a donation to the organization.
If you'd like to do some quick comparison shopping, the Santosha website is for you. Many different types of yoga bags from various manufacturers are featured to make your selection process easy.
Many familiar stores have a wide selection of yoga equipment to extend your practice. In addition to yoga bags, you'll find mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and other props. Big box retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Sport Mart, Scheels, Sports Authority, Borders, and Barnes and Noble are just a few places with yoga gear available in most communities.
Make Your Own Yoga Mat Bag
Crafty yogis may want to personalize a yoga bag by creating one. There are many patterns available for backpack-style yoga bags, those who love to knit, or just a quick and simple drawstring yoga mat bag that takes little time to make.
Handcrafted yoga bags also make a great gift for your favorite yoga practitioner.