It’s no secret that yoga and women’s activewear is a huge part of my life. I started practicing yoga about 4 years ago and barely a week has gone by where I haven’t done it! Not only is it how I stay fit, it’s what helps keep me sane when I’ve got a crazy, jam-packed schedule (which let’s be honest—is always!) Plus, many people don’t know this, but I’m actually a qualified yoga instructor!
Being such an avid yogi and running my wellness site, Sporteluxe, I’m super lucky in that I get to road test all of the latest women’s activewear that crosses my desk every day. But while I love trying out different yoga outfits and mats, I have a couple of failsafe essentials that I keep coming back to. Read on for the 3 yoga must-haves I can’t live without!
When it comes to yoga tops, I need something that will keep me looking cute going to and from the studio but that also makes me feel supported. This stylish tank from Alo Yoga is absolutely on the money! I love that you can wear it on its own, or over a bra for a cool layered effect. Featuring Alo’s signature four-way stretch fabric that moves with your body, it also happens to be ridiculously comfy. The baby pink ‘nectar’ shade is my absolute fave.
Can you tell I love Alo Yoga!? What can I say, they make incredible yoga clothes! These new white Continuity Capris never do me wrong. Not only do they look super chic with the mesh paneling, but they’re insanely flattering (unlike white leggings which tend to do the opposite) — they’ve been specifically engineered to lift, sculpt, contour and smooth! They’re also performance leggings, providing the form and function I need to give each and every session my all. Oh, and did I mention that they feature moisture-wicking antimicrobial technology, to keep me feeling fresh even when I’m doing those challenging headstands? I’m in love!
There are some Aussie brands doing incredible things and Bowern is definitely one of them. They make 100% biodegradable yoga mats out of recyclable tree rubber base. Not only are their mats really sustainable, but they have excellent grip — meaning I never slip and slide around on them! They’re also hypoallergenic, which is great for gals with sensitive skin. All of their mats feature stunning designs, but my top pick is the floral ‘Savour The Sweetness’