That being said, my yoga + workout clothing preferences have changed as of late. Since moving to the Cape, I’ve started teaching and practicing in more heated studios (one at 80, one at 90!) and I’m sweating a lot more. I’ve become quite the Sweaty Betty these days..
But, no matter how hot and sweaty I get, will you ever catch me practicing in just a sports bra and booty shorts? NEVER. I mean, not in 1,000,000 years. It’s just not my thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I am inspired by those who can and do—so if that’s you, please keep rocking it out and woohoo (!)—I’m just not that comfortable practicing with a lot of skin showing (or even walking around my house with a lot of skin showing, for that matter), so I’ve had to find other ways to stay cool in a heated practice.
Here’s what I look for in yoga clothes these days:
- Yoga pants: Tight leggings. Something that won’t move or get stuck on my sweaty skin. I like leggings that cover my knees, because having fabric between your skin really helps with arm balances. I’m still wearing my boot cut yoga pants, but with much less regularity (and mostly when teaching, not practicing).
- Yoga tops: Racerback tanks in sweat-wicking fabrics. I like a top that’s either tight (so it won’t ride up in down dog) or flowy with a tight band at the bottom (for the same reason). But a sweat-wicking fabric is the key.
- Sports bras: Tight, supportive, and racerback. And if possible, in a fun color or pattern. I love a good splash of color around the straps on my shoulders! But no pinching of the skin, please.
Looking for some fun new yoga essentials? Check out Sweaty Betty for some fabulous basics.
See you on the mat, good looking!