Hot yoga is exactly as it sounds—yoga performed in a very hot room. If you have never tried this kind of class before but to attend one soon, you may be wondering what you should wear. We’ve got you covered. Here are some helpful tips on what to wear to hot yoga class!
As yoga is an activity that is supposed to help you relax and de-stress—in addition to its physical conditioning benefits—it only makes sense that you should strive to keep things simple in terms of your wardrobe. After all, if you have to spend half an hour trying to decide what to wear to class, you may wind up being too stressed to actually get anything out of the experience! Let’s take a quick look at some things to keep in mind when considering what to wear to hot yoga:
We’ve already mentioned that you don’t want to wear too much clothing in a hot yoga class, given the temperature of the studio and the difficulty of the various poses. With that in mind, you do need to make sure you are comfortable with what you are wearing.
It will be hard to fully immerse yourself in the class if you are having self-conscious thoughts about your clothing and how much of your body is exposed. Try on various yoga pieces so you can settle on something that will give you confidence and without holding in too much heat. But remember that what feels good in an air-conditioned store may not be comfortable in a hot yoga studio.
It’s true that yoga apparel can get expensive. No, you don’t have to buy the highest priced sports bra on the market to enjoy your class or purchase a $100 pair of shorts, but it is a good idea to invest in quality gear—as long as that gear fits reasonably in your budget.
Fortunately, there are quality options available at a variety of price points. By buying good clothing, you will be more comfortable during class. Your clothing will be more likely to last longer as well—meaning you might wind up spending less on clothing in the long run.
You may find that you feel great after a hot yoga class, and even better after you’ve had a chance to shower. While you’ll smell good after your shower is wrapped up, your clothes will be another story. Don’t let them sit in a sweaty, soaked state for very long, or they will become more difficult to get clean. Handle your laundry as soon as possible after class to keep things smelling fresh.
Given how much you are likely to sweat during a hot yoga class, you won’t be able to count on any old detergent to get the stink out of your apparel. Most regular detergents are designed to clean cotton, which is why your activewear pieces made with synthetic materials likely still stink even after washing!
The good news is that there are many dedicated sports detergents available that are designed specifically to remove oils, sweat, and odor from synthetic sports apparel. Try a bottle of WIN Sports Detergent today to keep your yoga gear clean and odor-free!