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One of the great things about yoga is its simplicity. All you really need to practice is a mat. If you’re on one of my Yoga Holiday with Paul retreats, you can even skip that and simply do some poses right there on the beach!

That said, we all have accessories or gear that we enjoy using, whether it’s a great water bottle or that perfect pair of shorts. One piece of gear I’d love to try is the Yoyo Mat. It is a self-rolling yoga mat based on the model of those slap-on bracelets (remember those?)

It rolls itself up and stays rolled without needing straps or bags. And when you unroll it to use, the “snap factor” keeps the edges flat. This sounds like a brilliant invention. I’d love to hear if you’ve tried it.

What is your essential accessory? Please share your recommendations in the comments or Tweet @YogaWithPaul. It would be great to compile a list of the best clothing, mats, props and other gear that we can share with all our fellow yogis.