The yoga pant you wear when you work out has become an integral and important part of getting the most of your yoga workout session. There is nothing worse than wearing a yoga pant that isn’t really made to workout in! Here are a few very good reasons why you should dress accordingly in a suitable yoga pant or yoga clothes when doing yoga.
As you know, yoga involves stretching and twisting your body into amazing shapes and postures. This means that the yoga pant you wear must be flexible, let your skin breathe and be comfortable. A good quality cotton Lycra that moves with your body is the most suitable and if you can get organic fabric to boot, then you are styling!
The fabric your yoga pant is made from should also allow your skin to breathe and spread the excess perspiration, so that it isn’t logged in one area! Eeek, like under your armpit or under your bust! Especially important for you Hot Yoga Yogi’s and Yogini’s! And finally, the fabric should be smooth and durable which in turn makes it comfortable to wear. Nothing itchy or rough thanks!
You may be thinking what the…? This is very important for your practise. If you practise traditional yoga and do individual pose after pose, with emphasis on working the pose, then a yoga pant that is long and slightly flared at the base will probably suit your practise best. This is what I wear when practising traditional Iyengar style yoga.
If you prefer a faster Vinyasa style Power Yoga, you will be better suited to a cropped leg, fitting yoga pant which allows a greater area of skin to be exposed, keeping you cooler. For Bikram style Hot Yoga, shorts and a crop top for girls and Lycra shorts for the boys….’cos you are gonna get hot and sweaty!
Hot tip: Make sure your waistband is tight enough to keep your yoga pants up, and not too tight to restrict you and make you feel uncomfortable!
My personal favourite yoga pant is the Pure Balance Pant by Lulu Lemon It has great length in the leg and a snug fit. It makes me look slimmer than I really am and for my yoga practise, the flexibility of the 4 way stretch and the moisture wicking of their signature LuonÂ® fabric seals the deal.
For Vinyasa, I like Lulu Lemon, but I’m also a fan of Mika Yoga Wear when I’m doing a faster, power yoga practise! You won’t catch me in a crop top though! With such a huge range of options when it comes to finding a great yoga pant, there is no reason not to have the best yoga session in your chosen yoga pant, namaste.