The Yoga generation has brought a lot of new trends to our fitness programs and our lifestyles in general. We are becoming more conscious about our health, which has brought us to the conclusion that to make it a habit, we need to find an activity or a few activities that keep us motivated, whatever the goal is. More people of all ages are becoming more interested in exercising and finding their fitness niche. Yoga not only has brought a multitude of different boutique studios, but it has created a generation of active enthusiasts. Fortunately for most women, this has also come with an extra reason to go shopping and enhance their wardrobe. Because having too many leggings is not a thing.
Choosing our yoga pants is defined by the main characteristics all sportswear should support:
Let's discuss the importance of your fashion options when shopping for your athletic clothes. People performing fitness activities and sports should wear activewear with high functionality and support. These features have become the general rule for sportswear from men or women of all ages. We explain each component separately in the following yoga blogs to help you answer your question: How to choose your yoga pants?
How can Moisture-Wicking Tech Improved Our Yoga practice?
What would yoga or perhaps hot yoga be without Moisture-wicking High Tech fabrics? It might have been other modalities such as running that boosted the technology to be developed. Still, this feature has now become standard in yoga apparel, specifically tops and athletic leggings. Moisture-Wicking is essential for an intense Bikram class or an outdoor boot camp class.
Sweat stains, wet spots, extra perspiration are just some of the uncomfortable consequences of our committed exercise routines. Moisture-Wicking tech addresses this problem. This is "the action of drawing moisture away from the skin in order to keep the skin dry and comfortable to optimize performance"*
So let's be clear with some key differences between what makes great athletic clothes and your typical t-shirt: tech fabrics are generally made out of synthetic material and have tons of features specific for movement. T-Shirts are typically made out of cotton and get heavy wet.
So wicking actually has its science; there is some physics involved here. Sports Fabrics are treated with wicking components, and the knit of fine synthetic fibres (Such as polyester) creates a vessel to increase the surface area. While these fabrics are not waterproof, they channel water along the fibres providing dryer fit tech. This canal spreads the highly concentrated moisture areas to lower concentrated regions to increase the evaporation rate away from the fabric
How does Moisture-Wicking improve Yoga Posses
It is not only the spots and the stains, but what about the idea of feeling wet and sweaty? Well, let's say it starts with you feeling more comfortable and dry. There are no wet spots, especially during those very intense poses in a hot yoga class where everyone is so close together. You can concentrate on what is important, your pose. One of the beauties of practicing yoga is that you can do tons of variations to fit your experience and comfort level. Working hard to improve your poses needs to be supported by little things like your fitness apparel. All these minor problems that are part of our new healthy lifestyles are what moisture-wicking fabrics help you with so you can concentrate on your pose.