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What to Wear to Yoga in the Summer

Wear Pants to Yoga, Even When It's Hot

If you're continuing your yoga practice into the warm Summer days, you may be thinking you need to purchase some shorts since the temperature has risen. Before you make the splurge, I'm here to tell you to save your money. I know it's tempting to ditch your pants since yoga can make you so hot and sweaty, but you actually want to wear pants instead of shorts.

Why? The extra material won't make you feel much hotter, but what it will do is absorb all your sweat, so your mat doesn't get dangerously slick. Plus, the material on your legs will allow you to do poses like Hummingbird and Crow more easily, since skin-on-skin contact is so slippery. You can also wipe your sweaty forehead on your pants every time you come into a forward bend. For all these reasons, opt for pants. You'll be thankful that you did.

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emilylee emilylee 8 years
i never knew that it wuld absorb the swear...i should get myself a yoga pants
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
I actually find skin-on-skin contact ALWAYS easier than skin on material, even when I'm sweaty. Plus, I just hate the sweat spot I get on my lower back (OK OK ass crack) when it's hot. I get so self conscious it's hard to concentrate.
Advah Advah 8 years
I'm in an ashtanga class and I got SO hot last week, it was almost unbearable. But then we were so sweaty our feet were sliding off the mats by the end of the class, so I definitely see the point in not wearing shorts! Plus, I wouldn't like feeling like my whole body is sticking to the mat when I have to lie down for a posture.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
yeah, I can't imagine NOT wearing shorts in bikram...I tried once and pretty much died!
Retro23 Retro23 8 years
Nearly everyone in my Hot Yoga classes wear lululemon shorts, even in classes of 50+!
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