For a higher potential of success in your practice, we recommend 1) Choosing a practice based on your needs (see Which Yoga Practice Do You Recommend For Me Today), 2) Eliminating as many unnecessary distractions as reasonably possible from your environment and 3) Gathering any props (or substitutes) you might need before you begin.
Common props and suggested substitutes:
Substitutes: Depending on the type of floor and type of practice, you may not need a substitute for a Yoga mat. The floor may be fine as is. For seated and reclined/supine postures, blankets or towels can be used under the body for extra cushioning.
Substitutes: Depending on how the blocks are used, you may use sturdy cushions or pillows, books or soup cans as substitutes.
Substitutes: Good substitutes for a Yoga strap are a necktie, scarf, robe belt or other belt.
Substitutes: Good substitutes include a blanket, towel, pillow or cushion.
Substitutes: If you don’t have wall space available, you might use the back of a closed door, sliding glass doors, one side of your refrigerator or the back of a tall sofa.
Something to take notes with.