Tuesday, September 08, 2020

A Brief Guide on Choosing the Right Material for your Yoga Leggings

The practice of yoga and the change of lifestyle to a ‘yogic lifestyle’ has become more and more prevalent all over the world. A countless number of people have adopted the practice of asanas, breathwork and meditation, not only as a ‘workout’ but also to help them grow mentally and spiritually. 

Yoga is considered beneficial not only for fitness goals but also for attaining mental peace and perspective. It allows us to build a strong presence of mind alongside observing every element in life. One does not attain the title of a ‘yogi’ just by practicing asanas but it is the very first step to the path of becoming one. Asanas require our bodies to move freely, not being constrained by the clothes we wear. Here are some of the best kind of materials for yoga leggings in order to help you attain your potential:

Cotton Leggings

Cotton leggings are probably one of the best leggings to wear for the practice of asanas. Cotton is extremely soft, providing you a lot of comfort. Leggings made purely out of cotton are quite stretchy and help your skin to breathe easily. Cotton leggings are best for people who want smooth fabrics to help prevent friction or irritation on the skin. Cotton is a relatively strong fabric but has the tendency to lose its shape over time if not mixed with materials such as spandex. It also has the tendency to absorb water, so if you tend to sweat excessively, it’s a better idea to go for a fabric that has the power to absorb and minimize sweat.

Polyester Leggings

There are a lot of different kinds of yoga pants that can be made with polyester. Crop yoga pants flare yoga pants and even bell-bottomed yoga pants can be made of materials such as polyester. It is a hydrophobic fabric which means that it is best for people who tend to sweat excessively. It has the tendency of being water-resistant as well. A lot of activewear companies such as Fabletics use a mixture called polyester blend for their materials and you can read more on materials with antimicrobial treatments for your knowledge. A blend of nylon, spandex, and polyester can be considered one of the best materials to practice yoga in.

Spandex-Nylon Leggings

Almost 70% of yoga leggings available in the market today are a blend of certain materials. Spandex on its own can feel very sticky, despite it being an uber stretchy fabric, while nylon is extremely durable but has the tendency to shrink after washing. This is why the mixture of nylon and spandex is considered to be lightweight, durable, stretchy, and even flattering. This combines the best properties of both the materials. These can even be used for the gym, going out, or staying in.

Walking the path of a yogi can be quite tough and daunting and not to mention quite lengthy. Try out the best kind of fabric for you to help make the way a little more comfortable.

1 comment:

  1. Wow thank you mamei for the tips need po tlaga natin yun comfortable clothes while doing our Yoga po. Maganda po Yun mga cotton legging, polyester leggings and spandex nylon leggings. Para makagalaw po tayo ng maayos. 😊Yoga is considered beneficial not only for fitness goals but also for attaining mental peace and perspective. 😊