The yoga blanket, Mexican blanket or India made blanket, are possibly the most multifaceted yoga prop around. Blankets can be used in a multitude of different ways because the shape is easily transformable. A blanket can be rolled up and made into a bolster, head pillow, or a blanket can also be folded into a Zabuton style shape for meditation or even used as a substitute for a Zafu.
The yoga blanket is helpful while in seated poses when folded up and placed under your pelvis. Yoga blankets are also commonly used to cover you up and keep your body warm or folded under your head as a pillow in shavasana. Yoga blankets have many uses outside the studio as well. It works great as a beach blanket, picnic blanket, a throw on the couch or chair and can even be used as a blanket on the bed.