We use light hand weights under 3 pounds (recommended). You can use heavier weights if you want, it just will be more challenging. We do a lot of small sharp movements mainly with our arms to target specific muscle groups there and if you are not to workout with the heavy weights using them can throw you off balance and off the correct alignment. They can be replaced with canned food or filled in water bottles.
Circular Loop Band
Circular resistance bands allow us to go deeper into the muscles. You don't have to use them, but they help to target the muscles deeper and get a different into the muscle sensation.
Small Pilates Ball
A small Pilates ball is ideal for gentle muscle contraction. We use it to work on our inner-thighs, arms, hamstrings, core muscles, balance and stability. If you do not have a ball you can easily replace it with the small throw pillow.
Long Resistance Band
Long bands are not necessary, but we use them sometimes to work on our shoulders, arms and forearms. They help to target our muscles on a deeper level. They are also great for stretches.
If you practiced yoga before, you know the importance of the yoga blocks. They help to go deeper into the posture and/or to simplify the static holds in various postures and stretches. We mainly use them for stretches here. If you do not have yoga blocks, do not worry. You can use a stack of books instead. But eventually it is recommended to obtain them especially if you plan to practice yoga seriously.
We use barre for a light support. Make sure it's a stable surface that is the height of your natural waist and that you can slightly touch with your fingers. You can replace it with the chair, a kitchen counter top table or a couch that is the height of your natural waist.
Foam roller is a great tool to have for any fitness enthusiast. Rolling on a foam roller for 5-10 minutes after each class has a wonderful effect on all the worked muscles even after stretches. Release of toxins and lactic acid are as important as working out and maintaining a good diet.
As we work out we sweat a lot of fluids out, it's important to replenish our water balance. Water promotes protein synthesis and contributes to the muscular recovery and heeling process. Water also helps to cleanse the organism of the toxins.