Home Community Question & Answers Fitness Apparel & Gear Is Yoga gear the same as spandex?

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  • A lot of Yoga gear contains spandex as part of its material blend. If you read the tag of lot of yoga pants, tops, etc, you'll no doubt discover cotton/polyseter blends, spandex or lycra among the list of "ingredients". The reasons these material are use are for two reasons: 1 - they're cheap. 2 - they are form-fitting flexible fabrics that will easily allow you to perform stretching and bending motions without getting in the way.

    That said, if you are going to be engaing in activitis like running, etc. and you're likely to work out a sweat, the above materials are not the most ideal. The reason is they'll keep moisture trapped, which can become uncomfortable. It is far better to purchase fabrics that are moisture wicking like nylon/cotton blends.

    In terms of where you should buy the clothing (I know you didn't ask this) I would suggest that you make your purchase from a reputable clothing store that will take it back if there is a problem with it. That said, if you don't care about replacing your clothes a lot or you don't exercise a lot, then I'd recommend buying on the cheap.

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