Yes, the weather for the past few weeks in Singapore has been excruciating and breaking a sweat is an understatement. Ideally, singlets and shorts were be the best solution for this kind of weather. However, if you intend to attend your yoga classes, it will still be wise to put on a pair of pants. So why would someone choose to wear something that will make them feel even warmer in this weather? Here are the reasons!
Firstly, pants help to absorb sweat. As the weather is so hot, you can expect to sweat when you’re outdoors and even more when you are practicing yoga. If you are wearing shorts, there will be more sweat dripping and flowing onto the yoga mat. This can cause your mat to become very slippery and dangerous when you are trying to perform the poses. With perspiration forming on your mat, it doesn’t allow you to have proper grip and balance. This could potentially cause you to slip and fall, injuring certain parts of your body. You could end up fracturing or breaking your bones too if it is fatal. Pants, on the other hand, has the ability to absorb your sweat. This ensures that your mat remains dry and you won’t have to worry about slipping due to your sweat.
Secondly, pants can help to give you a better grip, especially when the poses involve other parts of your body pressing against your leg. Some examples are The Crow, Advanced Arm Balance, Scissors Leg Side Crow and Tree Pose. These poses will be extremely challenging to pull off when your body and legs are sweaty. By putting on pants instead, it will help to keep your legs dry. This will enable you to have a stronger grip as compared to wearing shorts. It also means that you will have an easier time performing such poses
Lastly, this is more of a modesty issue for both males and females. Although loose shorts may be more cooling, they tend to expose your private areas, especially when you are required to raise your leg in the air. This wouldn’t be nice for both yourself as well as others. This is something that pants can overcome. By putting on pants, it ensures that nothing is exposed when you raise your leg.
The truth is that pants aren’t as hot as we assumed it to be. Moreover, they are a better choice as they can prevent unnecessary injuries from occurring. OMG Yoga offers various types of yoga classes for beginners to advanced students. For more information, please check out our website at http://www.yogasingapore.net/ ! We guarantee that you will be able to find a suitable class that caters to your needs!