As comfortable as it may feel in a normal environment cotton clothing is not ideal for a hot yoga practice.
- Cotton will weigh you down as it absorbs your sweat making it more difficult to move.
- Cotton will also slow down your body’s natural cooling process by inhibiting evaporation.
- Over time, most material will retain some of the odor from your sweat but cotton is the worst for this and the hardest to get clean.
It’s best to wear clothing made from some kind of wicking fabric, usually a polyester or nylon bend. You don’t have to buy the expensive and trendy yoga brands (ahem, like the ones for sale in our lobby). Any kind of warm weather athletic wear is usually sufficient.