Historically, yoga originates from the ancient Indian philosophy. The word “yoga” basically means to “to join or yoke together”. This mind and body practice combines various physical postures and breathing techniques with meditation to bring union to the body, mind, and soul.
There are 6 different types and styles of yoga which include Hatha yoga, Raja (ashtanga) yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, and Tantra yoga. Yoga also has 8 limbs which are: Niyama, Yama, Pratyhara, Pranayama, Asana, Samadhi, Dharana, and Dhyana.
Yoga has been proven to improve control of the mind and promote the body’s well-being. Some benefits of yoga include assisting with stress management, improving flexibility, stability and balance, relieving lower back pain, helps in coping with chronic conditions, weight management, betters the quality of sleep, improves blood circulation, and enhances the immune system.
What’s trending now?
When people are just starting out on practicing yoga, their idea of the right yoga apparel is quite vague. They do not have the slightest clue about what they should wear to their yoga sessions. Most people, also, do not know where to shop. There are many online shops that sell yoga apparel; an example is Ana Heart UK.
Yoga is a physically demanding activity so the clothes you wear should be loose and comfortable. There are already enough distractions during meditations; make sure you don’t add discomfort to the mix. Dressing in the right yoga workout gear will make a huge difference and will also help your instructor give the right guidance while you perform your poses.
As more people practice yoga, the demand for athleisure wear that’s comfortable and fashionable has been on the rise. Here are some of the hottest trends in yoga clothing that every yogi must have:
- Bodysuits and Jumpsuits
We’re totally in love with the bodysuit trend. These one-piece attires are our favorite studio-to-street look. Bodysuits come in different styles. They can be easily layered during your sessions if it’s cold, or after class with a cardigan or tailored jacket to transform your look.
Bodysuits are appropriate for any type of yoga because you can easily move around in them as you do your poses without having to constantly adjust your top or bottoms.
Most jumpsuits are one-size-fits-all. They also come in different styles and colors that you are sure to love.
- Harlem Pants
Harlem pants are a huge trend; they’re worn during vacations, yoga, or just to cozy up at home. They’re a blend between the traditional Indian sari pants and the hammer pants. Harlem pants are super comfortable and versatile.
Some have dramatic side slits that give the pants a striking drape.
You will also find Harlem pants that are made out of fabric that protects the skin against UV rays.
- Crop Tops and Tanks
Crop tops are a growing trend from the 1990’s that has no sign of ever going out of style. Over time, their designs have improved; now you can find some with high necklines that create a sassy and stylish look for your yoga outfit.
Tank tops come in different solid colors and fun prints which makes it very easy to mix and match them with different leggings. Their lightweight mesh fabric allows ample airflow to help keep you cool.
Tanks can also be worn outside the yoga studios especially on warm spring days, thanks to their cotton-polyester fabric.
- Not-So-Basic Bralettes
Every now and then, designers release amazing bralettes designs that super stylish. The designs range from midriff cut designs to adorably strappy backs, and long silhouettes creating a fashionable yet timeless look.
Most of these designs, as we predict, are here to last. They have already made fashion-forward statements in most gyms and yoga studios.
The bralettes can be worn solo or under a tank top for an added fashionable flair.
Leggings come in a variety of brands, designs, styles, sizes, and shapes. For this reason, it’s not hard to find one that will make a definite fashion statement on and off the yoga mat. If you’re looking for that badass babe looks, the go for highwaist leggings. You also have the option of getting those with detailing on the knees, thighs, and shins.
Leggings with a stirrup are another throwback ‘90s trend that we are happy to see back. These leggings take style and performance to a whole new level. They’re super functional and help to keep your leggings in place.
Not sure if you could wear joggers to your yoga session? No need to worry. Jogger pants are a great legging alternative that can be worn to your yoga sessions. These have made their way from athletes and runners to yogis.
Joggers are super comfortable and stylish.
- Shredded Attires
“All shredded everything” is a new awesome trend that yogis just cannot seem to get enough of. You can get shredded leggings and shredded tank tops to match. This is a big one for 2018!
- Camouflage Prints
Many brands specializing in yogawear have launched yoga outfits that have camo-inspired colors. This 2018 we are so swooning over these camouflage print trends that have always been a timeless fashion statement.
- Pants with Pockets
Yoga bottoms with pockets on them are another one of our favorite trends. Not only are they convenient, they’re also super cute. For this reason, we give them double points. They’re the perfect combination of performance and functionality.
The side pockets give you an easily accessible place to put your keys or your phone. If you like, fins those pants that have zippers on their pockets.
- Brighter Bolder Colors
More conspicuous prints are taking over the yoga attire trends. This year has seen creative and vibrant prints be released. There’s a wide variety of bold and beautiful prints to suit your different needs and, at the same time, make you stand out from your fellow yogis.
Everywhere, different trends are being launched that’ll make you fall in love. Have fun keeping up with these trends and personalizing them to make them your own. Have fun as you express your individuality during your yoga sessions. Have fun!