In recent years yoga has exploded in popularity. Yoga combines strength and flexibility while promoting a calm mind – no wonder why so many people are turning to this ancient practice for exercise and weight loss. To meet the demands of yoga movement an entirely new piece of clothing has recently started appearing on women everywhere: the yoga pant. Join us as we explore the many ways that yoga pants are perhaps the greatest invention ever.
Yoga has been found to increase your self esteem and feeling of gratitude. You’d probably start feeling better about yourself if you sat behind this woman in class and would certainly be grateful for it, wouldn’t you?
Several studies have shown that a combination of yoga and meditation can ease the pain of people afflicted with back pain, arthritis and other chronic conditions. Just looking at this healthy yoga practitioner should make you start feeling better.
A regular yoga practice helps develop compassion, equanimity, and friendliness. Wouldn’t you like to make friends with this girl? Thought so. Get on over to that yoga class.
Yoga gives you the tools to promote self care. The more yoga you do, the more benefits you’ll see. This involves you in actively changing your health and lifestyle rather than being a passive recipient of care.
Rapid breathing exercises are a key part of a yoga practice and can help remove viruses and pollen from the nose, keeping allergies at bay. You are breathing more rapidly right now, aren’t you? Thought so.
You should take up yoga if your medicine cabinet resembles a pharmacy. Many people suffering from high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and asthma have been able to significantly reduce or eliminate their medications. And really, who needs medication when you’re staring at that?
Do you hold tension in your arms, wrists, shoulders, neck or face? Most of us do and this only increases stress levels and darkens your mood. Yoga can help you identify exactly where you are holding the tension in your limbs and then work to relieve it. Or you could skip the yoga and just stare at this girl to relieve your tension.
The great thing about yoga is that you don’t need special equipment and can practice it any time anywhere. Like, for example, if you happen to be on a boat and have a sudden urge to do deep knee bends. Go for it!
In recent years yoga pants have become part of a fashionable woman’s wardrobe. They even come in neon colors which, unless you are either of these two ladies who can certainly pull off the look, you may want to think twice about wearing.
Yoga pants are so comfortable that many women wear them all day, whether going out in public or staying home and fixing a snack. Yum, that looks good, doesn’t it? I’m talking about the snack, of course.
These days you’re just as likely to see a woman walking down the street in yoga pants as you are in an actual yoga class. Yoga pants have truly become the everyday fashion choice for many fit women around the country.
Athletic pants made out of spandex can also be an excellent choice for runners, particularly in colder weather. Spandex allows you to move and stretch and also whisks away perspiration when you exercise, keeping you cooler and dryer.
Yoga really does strengthen and tone every part of the body from front to, err, back. The lunges required in yoga poses such as warrior two works the lower back, hamstrings and most definitely glutes. Due to its versatility yoga has become the cornerstone for many fitness enthusiasts.
You’ll also see more and more yoga pants showing up in gyms. As more women turn to weight training for strength and help with weight loss, lots of them are choosing yoga pants to allow them to take on a variety of weight lifting poses. Of course, the stares from male gym goers are probably a good motivational factor as well.
Over the last decade companies like Lululemon, Athleta and more recently Kate Hudson’s workout line called Fabletics, have grown into huge companies by convincing women that yoga pants are for everyday use. Lululemon alone generated over $1 billion in sales in 2013 – that’s a lot of yoga pants on a lot of ladies’ behinds. Thank you Lululemon!
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