The Best Yoga Outfit for Mother's Day
Amid these strange times, moms need yoga now more than ever. Whether she’s looking for a bendy, breathy workout or a few quiet moments away from the kids, an at-home yoga practice could be just the thing that helps her feel ready to take on whatever comes her way.
And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to treat her to some yoga goodies that make her flows feel like they belong in a boutique studio.
Color: Follow the seasons. Spring is a time for bright colors and light fabrics. You can find shirts in a variety of colors from any clothing retailer, but some examples include orange, yellow, and red.
Material: Should be soft to the touch with just enough polyester so it doesn't shrink when washed. Cotton is also great if you want to stay on the natural side of things, but make sure it's 100% cotton or you might have issues with shrinkage when washed either in a machine or by hand.
Fit: Depends on how much room you need in your shirt. For example, if your chest size is larger than normal then go up one size so there isn't too much strain when doing yoga poses like downward dog (even though they're hard anyway). A snug fit ensures that no matter what pose she's holding her clothes won't fall off easily which would defeat the purpose of wearing them at all!
Comfort: The fabric should not irritate sensitive skin or cause itching during long periods of activity such as running around outside playing tag with friends."
Be sure that the leggings have a high waist. When you’re in downward dog, no one wants to see the crease of your lower back, or worse yet your underwear.
Make sure the material is quality fabric. You don’t want to be worried about your pants snagging on a nail, or blowing out while you’re trying to do Warrior III! Quality fabric will also last longer and wash better than cheaper alternatives.
Find a pair that is comfortable. Try them on and do some squats and lunges before making a purchase. You want to be able to move freely in all directions without worrying about being constricted by the clothing itself.
Get a pair that compliments your body type. If you have long legs but smaller hips, look for something that has some visual interest near the waistline so you aren’t wearing all black from head-to-toe. If you are more pear shaped, consider looking for bottoms with mesh panels, or other decorative elements up top so they draw attention away from your hips and thighs.
A hoodie is a great choice for a Mother's Day yoga outfit, especially if you're the type who likes to cover up both in warm-ups and cool-downs (and even all throughout class). Hoodies are great for layering, so you can throw it on after your workout when you head out of the studio and into the world. It's also good for any outdoor activities that follow, like hiking or running errands.
Most importantly, hoodies come in a variety of styles and materials so they're easy to find at many retailers. Think cotton blends with zip front detailing that sits comfortably on your skin. Or go for something more lightweight and breathable with airy mesh detailing. Find what works best for you (or gift it to someone else), then mix and match it with other staples from this list to create the perfect Mother's Day yoga outfit.
To start, the bag itself must be functional—the ideal yoga bag has separate compartments for both shoes and clothes. This way, you aren’t throwing your sweaty sneakers into a bag with your dry shirt, thereby creating an unpleasant stench. The best bags also have straps that can be worn over the shoulder for hands-free carrying (leisurely walks are often taken before or after a session). And finally, it should be durable—with a waterproof coating to keep your stuff safe from rain and snow.
A yoga strap is another great gift to give Mom on Mother’s Day. Just as the name suggests, it helps her stretch further during her workout. Its most basic use is to help with deep hamstring stretches; Mom can take one foot in each hand and then pull herself forward until she feels a good stretch down her hamstrings. The strap also comes in handy when she needs an assist in doing the Cobra pose because it’s tough on her wrists. In this position, she will lie facedown on the floor with her toes behind her heels and place her palms on either side of her head with elbows bent at 90 degrees. Then she will press down into her palms while squeezing through the glutes until she lifts up off of the ground slightly.
However, if you want to look fabulous and do yoga in your home as well as outside, you should buy a pair of shoes that are specifically meant for yoga. You can choose from a variety of brands that offer specialized yoga shoes, such as Prana and yogasuits.
If you have never tried them before or have doubts about whether they would be right for you, then read on to learn the different things you should keep in mind when buying a pair of Yoga Shoes.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all types of shoes will work with your favorite form of Yoga practice. For example, some styles require bare feet while others require sneakers or even slippers. In addition, some exercises are better performed with thick socks while others work best without any socks at all. You can find out which type works best for each exercise by asking an instructor at your local yoga studio or reading the instructions on various websites online.
You can use this outfit for your Mother's Day yoga plans.
To get the outfit, you can start with a comfortable pair of leggings. We recommend a moto style so you look both sporty and pulled together, but feel free to go for a more traditional pant if you're not into leather accents. Either way, your legs will be tucked into something that feels soft against the skin and moves with your body. A long sleeve top like this slinky one from Free People is a great option—you want something loose but fitted enough to stay in place as you move. Consider going for some casual slides or sandals like these slip-ons from Zara to complete the athleisure look and keep it breezy without sacrificing comfort.