2015 is sure to be an eventful year. Whatever we challenges we face, as individuals and as a planet, we have wonderful opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and joy. In the world of fitness, it seems that there is new found enthusiasm for health, green living, and balance. These are the three biggest yoga trends we predict for 2015:
- More intense workouts, more restorative yoga.
Athletes who used to turn to yoga for strength and stamina are now looking to more “hardcore” workouts like HIIT (high intensity interval training) and CrossFit. These workouts can lead to powerful bodies, but they can also take an immense physical toll. CrossFit seems to have tapped into a need for competition that people don’t otherwise get out of standard workout routines. We’re all in favor of helping more people get fit, but not at the expense of their holistic health and wellbeing.
We’ve noticed many people who partake in CrossFit and other hardcore workouts turning to restorative yoga to help balance out their fitness routines and undo some of the damage that extreme workouts can create. Expect this trend to continue throughout 2015 – there may be more restorative classes at your local studio than ever before.
- Athleisure isn’t going anywhere.
This is a trend we can get behind wholeheartedly. Across the country, we’re seeing more and more people, both men and women, wearing athletic apparel as everyday street clothing. Stylish yoga tops are just as welcome in the grocery store as they are in the studio. This trend is likely due to the fact that yoga clothes look better than ever, are well made, and are oh-so-comfortable. Organic yoga clothing moves with your body and compliments your shape – why not wear it to lunch?
- Green clothing is everywhere.
People are getting smarter about what they put into their bodies, and now they’re getting smarter about what they put on their bodies, too. Organic cotton is much better for the environment and for consumers than non-organic cotton, which is considered the dirtiest plant in the world. Organic cotton is soft, breathable, and sustainable. That’s why we make all of our yoga attire out of organic cotton, and it’s why you can expect to see a lot more green clothing in 2015.