If you're new to yoga or have practiced it before, you may find yourself wanting a new yoga outfit. In this blog post, Laura Louise, "De Online Yogajuf", talks about what to wear while practicing yoga.
First of all, it's important to know that yoga originated 500 years before the beginning of our era. At that time, people wore simple clothing, and the entire yoga philosophy is based on simplicity, minimalism, and practicality. It's good to keep this in mind when searching for a new yoga outfit. It should be simple, minimalist, and above all, practical.
That being said, the yoga industry is almost bursting at the seams. So how do you find a yoga brand that suits your needs? Nowadays, you can even buy a new pair of yoga pants for a few euros at the supermarket. That's why, as an online and offline yoga teacher, it's especially important to me that a new yoga outfit is sustainable. Sustainable for you as a woman and sustainable for the planet we live on.
Yoga clothing for women
Nothing is more annoying than noticing that your yoga pants are starting to slide down halfway through a downward-facing dog. A yoga legging designed for women usually sits higher, around your waist, providing you with much more comfort during your yoga practice. A legging that is too tight also restricts your movement, so it's important to choose one that can stretch in all directions, giving you more freedom of movement.
The same goes for a yoga top. You want a yoga bra that provides support and ensures you have the freedom of movement you need. But at the same time, you don't want a top that's too tight. The fabric of the top is also very important. A 4-way stretch fabric allows you to move in all directions during an intense yoga class.
If you feel comfortable, you can just wear your yoga top on the mat, or choose a shirt made of a natural fabric such as bamboo, cotton, or silk. These fabrics are breathable, allowing you to move more comfortably.
Material: Choose soft fabrics
The most important thing is that the fabric feels comfortable on your skin. Many sports clothes are designed to absorb sweat quickly. However, since you tend to sweat less during yoga, a softer fabric such as a blend of nylon and elastane is much more comfortable and gentle. In fact, this combination makes Spica's yoga clothing extremely soft and lightweight. The fabric is also breathable and moisture-wicking, preventing you from getting uncomfortable heat bumps on your legs or upper body.
Sustainable yoga clothing and slow fashion
The Spica yoga clothing is developed sustainably, with a focus on using soft and eco-friendly materials. This makes the yoga clothes more comfortable and a better choice for those who value sustainability and slow fashion. Slow fashion means choosing clothing that is durable and can be worn for a long time. It is recommended to choose two sustainable yoga pants instead of ten less durable ones. This is the basis of slow fashion.
Furthermore, the clothing carries the ISO 14001 and OEKO-TEX 100 Standards certifications. This ensures that the fabric is safe and certified as non-toxic, providing extra comfort and peace of mind.
How to keep your yoga clothing looking good for longer?
Sustainable, minimalist, and practical are the key points when it comes to yoga clothing. I really see these points reflected in Spica's yoga line. It's better to choose two good yoga pants and tops instead of having a closet full of mediocre quality yoga pants. The chances of quickly discarding that big pile of yoga pants are high, which is harmful to the environment. It's better to choose quality and make your yoga clothing last longer.
It's also wise to take steps to keep your sustainable yoga clothing looking great for as long as possible. Wash your yoga leggings and tops at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and always wash them with similar colors. Hang them to dry and avoid using a dryer. By taking these steps, you can enjoy your new yoga clothing for a long time.
The Online Yoga Teacher: "self-care is the foundation"
As an online and offline yoga teacher, I help women through online and offline yoga to have more self-care moments, because self-care is the most important form of love there is. In fact, this is the foundation.
I believe that a yoga outfit can make you feel confident. Additionally, I also believe that every body is a beautiful body and that you never have to hide your body in big jogging pants and t-shirts. Therefore, choose a yoga outfit in which you feel comfortable. And preferably, choose a sustainably produced outfit so that you and your yoga outfit can remain a couple for a long time. Because self-care also means that you can treat yourself to the most beautiful and comfortable yoga outfit.
Laura currently offers an online "365 days self-care yoga class. You can have more information and sign up for this class here!