It’s just starting to look like summer, here in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining, the rain clouds are mostly in hiding, and we’re finally pulling out our hot weather yoga gear! To celebrate the changing season, we thought we would pass along a few of our picks for these warmer days…
The OMgirl Practice Shorts are a long-time favorite of yogis practicing Bikram, Ashtanga, and Hot Yoga. They’re also perfect for those hot and humid days when you just don’t feel like pulling on capris or pants. They have a gusseted crotch for comfort and a roll-top waist for style. Plus, they’re embellished with an OM symbol on the hip. They do run a tad small, so we recommend ordering a size up, if you’re between sizes.
In the photo above, the Practice Shorts are paired with one of our best-selling camisoles. This organic cotton Practice Cami is available in a wide array of solid colors, as well as this Aura Wash version. It has criss-cross straps, a beautiful neckline (not too high or too low), and a built-in shelf bra. It is so cute and comfortable, Barefoot Yoga staff are often found wearing it to work as a base layer (and to yoga class after work, of course!).
If you’re not into the short shorts, OMgirl has produced a longer OM Short that’s ideal for yoga class. They hit around the mid-to-lower thigh and feature a super soft cotton mesh around the side of the knee for breathability and style. So far, we’ve gotten rave reviews!
In addition to yoga practice clothing, we also carry several yoga lifestyle pieces that are perfect for summer. A new one this season is OMgirl’s Resort Dress – a sexy and extremely comfortable piece that can be dressed up or down in a number of ways (it can also be used as a swimsuit cover up for beach time!). It’s made from a mix of modal and the amazingly soft and high-quality pima cotton.
We’re also liking some of the recent Prana skirts, including the Louisa and the Sugar Mini Skirt. The Louisa is made from 100% organic cotton and features really sweet embroidered flowers and pick stitching. The Sugar Mini can be worn casually, but also acts as a jogging skirt (a wonderful phenomenon that’s quickly gaining popularity). The Mini has a gusseted crotch and built-in short for total comfort.
Finally, though we too adore easy beach reads, why not complement your yoga practice by mixing in a couple of yoga-oriented books? Here are a few of our picks for this summer:
- A Path with Heart
- Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
- Bhagavad Gita
- Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life
For those of you in the northern hemisphere – Happy Summer 2010! As always, let us know if you have any questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-227-3366.
This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on July 28, 2010