My Go To Yoga Outfit

We all know the basic yoga style. Yoga pants, leggings, tight tanks, etc. But finding a comfortable yet cute yoga outfit can be quite the challenge. Yoga involves a lot of movement. And with a lot of movement comes pants slipping town, shirts rising up, and sweating. All things that are not the most comfortable to be dealing with throughout our practice. Besides the sweating, because we all know a good sweat feels amazing.

So, what is my go-to yoga outfit? I have some staples that you can always find me wearing throughout a yoga class. I like to switch it up here and there, but once I find some nice fitting clothes, I don’t want to stop wearing them! One thing I love? High waist leggings. These are perfect for me because the band around your waist doesn’t slip down. And if it does, they’re high wasted so you got plenty of room to not feel like your undies might show in the class.

Another staple for me is comfortable sports bras. If I’m in hot yoga, I typically don’t wear a shirt and just wear a sports bra because it gets so warm in there. Wearing high waist leggings and a sports bra makes it seem like I’m not showing a ton of skin either, and I don’t feel so hot as if I was wearing a short-sleeve shirt or a tank. I love cute sports bras with details on the back or front.

If I do wear a tank to yoga, I like fitting ones. I don’t like wearing loose tanks or t-shirts to yoga as they fly up during downward dog or inversions. Some of my favorite fitting tanks for yoga as of now are from Athleta. I like these ones as they are fitting but not uncomfortably tight. You won’t find me wearing shorts a lot to yoga. I do from time-to-time, but leggings are usually my go-to. If I do wear shorts, I opt for a pair of spandex or my favorite running shorts from Athleta. These are nice as they allow full movement while going through each pose.

Each person’s yoga outfit varies. We all have different styles, different favorite stores to shop at, and we all think some things are comfortable and some things aren’t. Find what style you feel the most confident in and the clothes you feel the most comfortable in. I always feel more sure of myself in my yoga practice when I’m wearing clothes I love and feel good in. Try out some new stores to find clothing you may not have tried on before. Look up the comfiest yoga clothes online to give yourself a better idea of what might be best for you. There are tons of different legging and yoga pants companies out there, so don’t get discouraged if you feel like you can’t find the pair for you. Embrace your own style, get clothes that you feel confident in, and go rock your yoga practice. Check out these amazing yoga clothes shopping tips for more info!

Yoga Poses for a Flat Stomach

Can yoga help you burn stubborn belly fat and achieve a flatter and stronger stomach? Yes, yoga increases your metabolism and tones your core muscles. The beauty of yoga is that you are constantly manipulating and holding your own weight. How do you do this? You hold your body in position by using your abdominal muscles. Yoga also requires you to bend and twist your torso, which helps de-bloat your stomach and detoxify your body.

Combine yoga with healthy eating choices and a mindful lifestyle to lose weight efficiently. Lack of daily movement and overconsumption of food leads to several types of stomach fat like visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Try these poses below in your yoga practice to activate yoga’s core secrets.

Boat Pose Navasana

Boat pose requires engagement of the abs and slims your waist fat. This pose also tones your thighs and builds super human concentration!

Begin with Sun Salutations to Warm-up.

1.Sit down and bring your knees into your chest, feet on the floor.

2. Hold your knees and lift up feet to bring shins to a 90-degree angle.

3. Release and straighten arms. Lean back as you stretch your legs out straight.

Pick a point to look at in order to keep your balance and to torso from falling down.

Hold for 10-30 seconds up to a minute. Take breaks by rocking forward into bound angle pose. Let hands rest on the ground as you relax and take a couple breaths.

Bring one foot back up to boat pose at a time. You can also bend your knees in this pose instead of straightening them. Also, you can hold the back of the knees instead of putting the hands out to the side. If your tailbone hurts in this pose you can add a blanket or towel underneath.

Repeat boat pose followed by bound angle pose 3 to four times.

While in boat pose lengthen your spine and relax your chin.

Downward Dog, Knee-to-Nose Pose

This is a Downward Dog Pose variation that helps amp up the strength level of the pose, and works your core hard to burn belly fat and stimulate your metabolism!

As a bonus, besides your core, you can tone your shoulders, legs, and back, build stability.

1.Start in the traditional Downward Dog Pose. Breathe five deep breaths, keeping your gaze on your navel or a point between your knees.

2. Inhale, lift your right leg straight up behind you.

3.On the next exhale, engage your core and begin going into plank position. Your wrists should be directly under your shoulders.

4. Bend one knee and bring the knee towards your nose as you round your back. Pull your navel to your spine and press the floor away with your hands. Your knee doesn’t have to touch the spine just reach as far as you can in that direction. Take 3 deep breaths and then return to downward dog.

5. Repeat on other side. Complete as many sets as you like to increase the intensity.

This pose works great in a yoga flow style sequence and when you want a faster, more intense yoga session!