If we’re being honest, traditionally, yoga isn’t the coolest or manliest activity for men but there are a whole host of benefits you can get from practising yoga, including improved flexibility, posture, strength, sleep quality, focus, cardiovascular health, and reduced stress and anxiety.
These benefits are becoming increasingly important to men and yoga is one of the best ways to get all of them in one swift hit. Plus, yoga is also a great way to meet women… If you’re ready to give yoga a chance – which, frankly, you should – here’s a few things you should know before you start.
Things to look out for in Yoga Clothing
When it comes to yoga, you need to look out for clothing that’s comfortable, suitable, and flexible.
Flexibility is a requisite across the board for yoga pants, shorts, and tops so make sure they’re roomy enough for you to pull off your death-defying poses (or just downward dog).
The general rule for standard yoga is not too tight, not too loose. For hot yoga, however, the rules change. It’s all about skin-tight gear, singlets, and short tights.
Look for fabrics that are made to be breathable. There are polyester fabrics out there these days which cater to this with their dri-fit technology. Just don’t go standard polyester as you’ll be sweating bullets and stinking up the yoga studio.
You’re the yogi so colours are open to personal preference. We suggest you don’t go full Richard Simmons in 2019, though.
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If you’re ready to start yoga, or just need a yoga clothing refresh, these are the best yoga clothing brands for men that’ll take your practice to the next level. Namaste.
When it comes to yoga gear, Lululemon is the brand to have. Originating in Canada, their clothing is especially designed for yoga users. The brand has since evolved to provide a more wholistic activewear range, but their collection still includes a great range of yoga specific gear that is ultra stylish and functional.
Much like its name suggests, Alo Yoga is a brand that holds yoga at its heart. They aim to offer clothing that will not restrict the wearer, no matter what they're doing. With supreme comfort and a modern look, Alo Yoga obviously has an extensive range of men’s yoga clothing which is well worth a look.
Rhone was originally a small start-up company that has grown and grown into one of the best respected mens activewear brands in the business. Known for their high quality construction and fabrics, Rhone's clothing performs as good as it looks. Rhone has a dedicated men’s yoga range which has been engineered to enhance stretching and versatility.
If you're sick of rocking plain, boring activewear, Vuori might be the brand for you. They offer a range of activewear specially designed for yoga, that is available in a multitude of different colours, patterns, and styles to help you stand out in the yoga studio.
Manduka offers one thing and one thing only: yoga gear. This focus on providing the best products specifically designed for yoga has made them one the best brands in the yoga clothing game. All of their gear is designed by yogis to ensure the products are capable of performing to the highest standards.
Nike is a company that needs no introduction; the sportswear brand makes quality products that both look great and perform well. Their years of experience with elite athletes and innate desire to innovate enables them to offer some of the best activewear available. Nike has a great range of yoga clothes for men that all feature dri-fit technology.
Sporting giant Adidas has extensive clothing ranges for all manner of disciplines, but you may be surprised to learn that includes yoga. While some items of clothing can be used across multiple sports, several items within the yoga collection offer enhanced sweat-wicking fabrics that are cut in loose and relaxed silhouettes to allow for optimum flexibility; ideal for yoga poses such as downward dog.
prAna offers sustainably made yoga products for those who are environment conscious, but don't want to sacrifice on style. They use ethically sourced cotton and recycled plastic to craft their garments which are constructed with fair trade certified labour.
Founded by Ian Lopatin in Los Angeles, Spiritual Gangster has one mission: to inspire positivity, generosity, kindness and connectedness. With a huge range of men’s high-performance yoga clothing, Spiritual Gangsta is the perfect yoga brand for men wanting to look fashionable when they hit the yoga studio; as Spiritual Gangsta’s yoga clothes are extremely cool with bold colours and graphic prints heavily featured throughout.
Originally a producer of some of the worlds finest outerwear and adventure clothing, Patagonia makes a host of super comfortable, stylish, and ethical activewear including clothing specifically designed for yoga. Patagonia’s high-performance range will enable you to take your yoga game to the next level.
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