Yoga has been around for thousands of years, so what gives this exercise its lasting power? In a word, effectiveness. Actually, the more I talked to my friends who swear by yoga, the more I found it to be ingrained in their lifestyle. Many of them swear by it for stress-relief. All of them swear by its ability to produce results. Here at BFly Activewear, we carry the perfect brand to suit all your yoga needs: Alo Yoga. Alo uses the highest quality, most technologically-advanced fabrics to ensure their clothes fit all your needs. When it comes to providing maximum stretchability and temperature control, look no further- Alo has a product for you. Today I'm going to explore 3 popular types of yoga and 3 pieces by Alo that will pair perfectly with these types of classes.
1. Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga was founded by Bikram Choudhury more than 30 years ago. Essentially, rooms are artificially heated as you go through a series of 26 different poses. You're going to be pouring sweat. I'm serious. Pouring. But at the end of the class, you'll feel incredibly cleansed. It's very easy to find a local Bikram class near you. If you're in Los Angeles, try Bikram Yoga Downtown LA.
So now you know what Bikram is, what should you wear? You're going to need something cool and breezy. Alo Yoga has got you covered. For maximum breath-ability while you pose, try the Side Drape Tank by Alo Yoga. It comes in three different colors to suit your mood, but most importantly its high-quality fabric keeps temperatures down, even as you're working up a sweat.
Basically, Hatha yoga is any type of yoga that's going to be teaching you the basic physical postures. It's a great place to start. If you want an easy introduction to the world of yoga, a class marked hatha is the place for you. At the end of the class, you'll feel longer, leaner, and more relaxed.
In LA, try Yoga Circle Downtown. You won't build up as much of a sweat in this type of class, but you'll still need some leggings that keep you feeling covered and comfortable. That's what Alo's Block Leggings are perfect. I love the black and grey option and the fabric is so soft you won't believe it. When I'm in downward facing dog, the last thing I want to be worried about is being exposed to the rest of the class. The Block Leggings have got you covered- literally. With 4-way stretch technology, these leggings will meet all your yoga needs.
Stressed out? Need a breather? Try restorative yoga for all your frayed-nerve needs. In a restorative yoga class, you'll be using props such as blocks and blankets to assist you in your poses. You'll be exerting minimal effort compared to the other styles of yoga we've detailed, but yoga isn't all about the workout. It's just as much about the spiritual and emotional benefits. Once again, if you're in the LA area, call Yoga at the Raven to schedule a class. Everybody knows a good outfit can go a long way when it comes to feeling great about yourself, so throw on the Rolled Cuff Tunic by Alo Yoga in one of three great colors before you head to your restorative yoga class. You'll be looking great and feeling great inside and out in no time.
Now you're officially versed in all the basics of yoga. There's always so much more to learn, so why not learn by doing? Find a class near you today or try practicing at home. Do Yoga With Me is a great online resource for free yoga classes and lessons. But before you do either, make sure to stop by BFly Activewear to check out our Alo section and our section dedicated solely to yoga. Don't forget to sign up on the BFly website for all the latest BFly deals, steals and updates.