“It never matters what you’re wearing if you practice with your heart,” said Ms. Suh (at left). “You all come in, you all commit.” Still, in an ultra-hot room, Ms. Suh said, it was helpful to have clothes that did not ride up or slip off, and could withstand the wear of a daily class.
And so The New York Times dives deep into the trenches of today’s sticky news: What on earth do we wear to HOT yoga class? (or Bikram, you know, whichever). Thank goodness the steadfast reporters of the NYT have come to our rescue with product reviews to answer our problems, accompanied by a pretty slideshow (definitely a slow news week). Featured brands include: yogabela, lulu, shakti activewear, and gear like Manduka mats and Yogitoes skidless towels, and not everything gets a rave review. Oh and sorry guys, you’re still out of luck, these hot skimpy yoga clothes are only for the ladies (unless you’re into that sort of thing, we won’t judge).
Though we’re not huge fans of the string bikini yoga attire ourselves (too much slipping and sliding in sweatiness), we understand it gets pretty hot in 105 degrees and you might need something easier to move around in…like underwear. Seriously, some of the clothes are so tiny we have to wonder, where’s the naked Bikram yoga? It’s a hot trend…someone copyright and franchise it asap!
[Photo: Evan Sung for The New York Times]