Upgrade your yogi workout gear

Upgrade your yogi workout gear

Yoga is arguably more popular than ever before. Around the world, millions of people use yoga to escape the stresses of daily life, while the NHS website describes it as a “safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance”. And with the world smaller than ever before due to coronavirus, yoga can be an easy – and relaxing – way of keeping fit in your living room.

The best thing about yoga is its simplicity. All you really need is a mat, a YouTube video and something comfortable to wear. But when buying kit for yoga, it can be surprisingly complicated. There are long tops, short tops, cropped tops, tight tops and loose tops – and that’s before you’ve even considered the type of fabric.

The first thing to consider when setting out to buy a yoga top is what kind of yogi you are. It’s far more important to find a top that suits your practice than it is to stick with one brand.

If you prefer a dynamic session, you’ll want a top with good ventilation. Those who like a gentler class should be looking for a loose, long top that gives them room to move. Depending on how rigorous your practice is, you might also want to look for tops with sweat-wicking and odour-resistant properties.

This tank is affordable, stylish and, most importantly, clearly designed with yoga in mind. Made from cotton, it is soft to the touch, but cleverly includes a little Lycra fibre to help it maintain its shape (even after washing).

Its loose fit means it layers easily, so you can keep warm during winter classes, or you can add a sports bra underneath if you want some extra support.

At hip length, it covered us well during practice and offers the additional flexibility of being able to be tucked into your bottoms should you want to ensure it stays in place.