This National Yoga Month, we’re celebrating all things yoga. Including fashion choices for your yoga classes, the benefits of taking up yoga, and some awesome yoga challenges that you could try.
Yoga is for everyone. It’s all about knowing your own body and relaxing and blocking out the world to focus on your poses.
Yes, yoga is about feeling good. But who says you can’t look good doing it?
Getting into the spirit of yoga means getting your yoga outfits at the ready. Yoga pants for women interested in taking up yoga, or for those who are already self-proclaimed yogis, are a must. Plus, you’ll want the added accessories to uplift your yoga game, with outfits fit for flexing and stretching.
A favourite for us is high-waisted yoga leggings. You never want to be caught out with uncomfortable low-rise leggings that are curling over and resisting against your body as you stretch. Instead, you can achieve a sculpted look that flexes with you. High-waisted yoga leggings, like our Seamless LOVALL Leggings, are ideal for wearing like a second skin in your yoga sessions. Go from mountain pose through to the downward-facing dog and have the security you need whilst you show off the best of your figure. High-waisted deserves to come high on your yoga outfit list.
Let’s get real for a second. Yoga can get hot and sweaty. Especially when completing one of the hard-core yoga challenges. And, although we love a glamourous yoga girl, not all of us women can look so sweat-free. There is no shame in working your body hard, but with sweat-wicking fabric, you can totally negate those pesky patches. A game-changer. LOVALL Seamless Set is blessed with this advantage. So, feel free to get a good sweat on girls.
The biggest yoga challenge of all is resisting buying every pair of the Seamless collection. With a staple pair of black yoga pants from this range, you can’t go wrong. So, start with the classic black leggings and then, once your yoga days are in full force, treat yourself to the other 5 colours of our Seamless range. As your new yoga leggings go-to, you can never have too many. Just remember to match them with their bralette counterpart. With added support, this complete set can hold you in place so you can yoga to your heart's content.
Stretch Away Stress
Yoga is about moving for your mind, as well as your body. A core principle of yoga is to relax the muscles and allow the world around you to melt away for a moment or two. The benefits of yoga on your mental well-being are what has thrust it into popularity. And we’re here for it.
There are obvious benefits of yoga, including the improvements to your strength, balance, and flexibility if you stay consistent with it. Slow and controlled stretches and effectively managing your breathing as you move increases your blood flow and strengthens your muscles. It’s an activity your body will thank you for. But, beyond the given, yoga brings about emotional and psychological benefits.
Like all physical exercise, your body will release endorphins as you go. Whilst you may not love the feeling of pushing your body out of its comfort zone, you will love the feeling it gives you afterwards. As a result, you’ll feel more energised and ready to take on the world. Helping to remove yourself from the moment and increase enthusiasm tackles negative emotions and lightens your mood.
As a form of mindfulness, yoga also works as a physical art form. It takes concentration, mental strength, and sharp focus. Whilst fuelling your energy into this, your body will release the stresses it has been clinging to. Leaving you with a freer mind and a more contented feel. Evidence has shown there are correlations between easier management of stress along with better quality sleep and yoga. More stretching and less stressing, then, please.
Now, we are no doctors here at LOVALL. But we’ve heard all about the medical benefits of yoga, and it’s something we can 100% get behind. Thanks to the physical benefits and well-being benefits, yoga stretches out your body, strengthens your muscles, and drops the heavy weight of stress that you’re carrying around. As a result, you can appreciate some medical improvements. Including relief from back and joint pain. As your muscles strengthen, they do a better job of protecting your joints from pain and strain. Women who do yoga frequently experience back pain relief. Plus, those who suffer from arthritis can participate in gentle yoga and feel the benefits that ease discomfort of swollen joints.
Arm yourself with the yoga outfits you need and get ready to feel the benefits in their full glory. It’s time to take on a yoga challenge.
At LOVALL, we’re challenging all women to try out yoga during September. Yoga is perfect for all abilities and bodies, which is why we are creating this challenge for you. We say challenge, we’re not about pushing you to your limits or putting your body through a kind of hell. In fact, it’s the opposite. Whatever level you feel you’re at with yoga, we’re here to challenge you to focus on the well-being benefits that will see you source through the month.
For those of you who have never participated in yoga, your challenge is to try it out. Start off on YouTube with a beginner’s class, or, if you like to get out there and join a community of women, join a yoga class for beginners. You’ll ease yourself in with some classic and easily achievable poses, and work on gently transitioning between them. It’s as simple as trying it out and seeing how it works for you.
For those of you already well accustomed to the world of yoga, your challenge is to take it up a notch. Whether that be completing 15 minutes of yoga day, rather than 1 hour a week. Or maybe it’s trying out more advanced poses. Perhaps you could trial a new type of yoga entirely… baby yoga and puppy yoga are becoming more popular by the day. Whatever it might be that takes you to the next level, this month is the time to do it. And you’ll have the full support of LOVALL.
Our yoga challenges are about introducing yoga into your lifestyle in some way, helping you to receive the physical and mental benefits. Yoga is for the soul. So, our sole purpose at LOVALL is to see you enjoying something new that keeps you feeling good this September.