These days, there is a variety of yoga accessories available to help make practicing yoga easier and more comfortable. The most important item every yoga practitioner should own is a yoga mat, which provides a lightly padded, non-slip surface to practice on, as well as a barrier between you and the floor. Most yoga mats from brands like Manduka and Wai Lana range in thickness between 2-6 millimeters. A yoga mat carrier or mat bag is also great for transporting your mat to and from the studio. Other accessories worth considering are a yoga block, which can be used to assist with more difficult poses, and a yoga towel.