The fabric of yoga clothes is a very important selection criterion when we buy yoga clothes in sporting wear stores. The fabric has a great influence on our comfort when practicing yoga.
So, among so many kinds of fabrics, which is the best fabric for sportswear?
At present, viscose fabrics are the most common yoga clothing on the market, because its price and comfort are the best ratio. Of course, the fabric made of bamboo fiber is indeed good, but the price is more expensive because it is a pure natural environmentally friendly product. Given that we only wear it when practicing yoga, if it can meet our various requirements when practicing yoga, I think it is a pretty good yoga wear. In terms of cost performance, I personally feel that the viscose material is quite comfortable. Yes, and the price is moderate. Yoga sports will wick a lot of sweat, which is the key to our choice of yoga for detoxification and fat loss. Choosing fabrics with good sweat wicking properties can help the sweat drain and protect the skin from the toxic substances contained in sweat; fabrics with good breathability will prevent the clothes from sticking to the skin when sweat is drained, reducing discomfort.
Comparison of common fabrics
Generally, yoga clothes are made of pure cotton, cotton, linen, nylon, and polyester fabrics:
- Cotton, cheap, easy to pilling and deformation.
- Cotton and linen, low cost performance, wear once and iron once, prone to wrinkles.
- Polyester, a swimsuit-like fabric, light and thin, not close to the body, very cool, but it does not absorb sweat and does not permeate. When it is hot, it is easy to feel body odor.
- Nylon fabrics are generally 87% nylon and 13% spandex. This kind of fabric is good for absorbing sweat and wicking, shaping, not balling, and not deforming.
Which fabric is more comfortable?
Yoga exercise is a kind of self-cultivation exercise with strong elasticity. It pays attention to the harmony of nature and man, so you can't casually use it on yoga clothes for women. If you choose clothes with bad fabrics, you may tear, deform, and lose light when doing stretching exercises. And so on, this is not only not conducive to yoga, but also affects one's mood. Therefore, yoga practitioners must pay attention to what fabrics they use for yoga. At present, the best sportswear, the most comfortable is Lycra. The difference between Lycra and traditional elastic fibers is that it can stretch up to 500% and can be restored to its original shape. In other words, this kind of fiber can be stretched very easily, but it can stick to the surface of the human body after recovery, and the restraining force on the human body is very small. Lycra fiber can be used with any fabric, including wool, hemp, silk and cotton, to increase the close-fitting, elasticity, and loose nature of the fabric, making it more flexible when moving. Moreover, Lycra is different from most spandex yarns. It has a special chemical structure and will not grow mold in a humid and heat sealed space after being wet.
How to maintain yoga clothes？
Newly purchased yoga clothes must be gently washed off with water and dried before being worn. After the water has passed, you do not need to use detergents such as washing powder for the first time. Be especially careful not to wear unwashed yoga clothes directly. High-temperature yoga and a lot of sweat will decompose the fixative in the clothes, causing the clothes to fade, and when practicing yoga, the pores open can easily cause the color of the clothes to invade the skin. For daily cleaning, hand-washing in cold water is the best, and the maximum water temperature should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius. After a lot of sweating, please wash and dry as soon as possible or keep it well ventilated.
Yoga clothes can be used for ironing, the temperature should be controlled well, and a thin cotton cloth should be used for ironing.
When you are not wearing yoga clothes, it is best to hang them on a hanger or lay them flat, but they should be placed on top of other clothes to avoid squashing and wrinkling them and affecting their appearance.