It is widely accepted that B.K.S. Iyengar invented the first yoga props.
When he first started teaching Westerners in the 70’s, he noticed that someone had brought a mat to class that she had cut out from under her carpet to prevent her from slipping. Mr Iyengar thought it was so effective that he ordered a bunch and had his students use them on a regular basis. Hence, the sticky mat was born.