The list author says: "I've been practicing yoga for about 10 years. I've bought lots of different books, DVDs, CDs, and yoga gear throughout the years. There are a few items I'd highly recommend for anyone interested in starting a regular practice."
"I carry one of these with me when I go to a new studio and don't want to carry my own mat. It lays across the entire length of the mat and lets me put my face down without any worry about smelling someone else's feet, etc.