I have a confession to make: I don’t like going to yoga classes as much as people think I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love my asanas. But like most people, the hour before any workout is always the toughest if only because there’s always the temptation to just do it “another time.” I know, I know. There are a lot of factors to consider when making such a crucial decision — the traffic, the energy I have left, the teacher, the list goes on. But when you find yourself in desperate need of instant motivation, putting on a cute and comfy workout fit is always a good start.
I got to try on some of the new designs from the Nike Yoga collection. Yes, it’s a sportswear collection engineered specifically for yoga and other studio workouts (dance and barre), much like how they use technology to design running shoes for maximum performance. I know what you’re thinking: “Can’t I just use the gym clothes I already have?” Well, yes, you technically can. The difference in function isn’t as drastic as, let’s say, using soccer cleats for playing basketball. But the added benefits really come from the little details, and in a practice like yoga, it’s the small adjustments that make all the difference.
We put the Nike Indy sports bra in pink, the 7/8 training tights in celestine blue and the training tank in gray to the ultimate test in a series of yoga flows. Here’s what we thought about it: