Been there, done that: there you are, in the downward-facing dog position upon your yoga mat, when suddenly you just start wondering, why did I come wearing those uncomfortable shorts/joggers?
The struggle of yoga clothes was worthy of some mercy by technology. Even when the discipline is not some sort of sport, so no sponsor is creating advanced yoga gear for the body beyond rugs, the age-old practice for the mind, spirit, and body, deserved the magnifying glass and action of the techie experts.
Apart from that, those who practice yoga regularly know that if we have many years of experience or a teacher on our side, we can correct the posture ourselves, but otherwise, it is unknown whether we are doing the position well or we are destroying the back or some tendon that we do not know.
Forget the Yoga Instructor
In such a way, the wait is over, because with the goal of combining smart fitness with workout gear to improve form and flow, Wearable Experiments propose solving two needs by the price of only one: both the yoga pant scramble and the lack of time to go to our instructor’s class for wearable smart tights.
The sportswear that corrects yoga positions is not so new. A couple of years ago another brand came out on the market of yoga clothes without much commercial success, in part, due because one had to look at the application of the mobile to know whether the position was well or not.
The Smartest Fashion Leggings You’ll Ever Have
So like a built in yoga instructor or turned into yoga leggings, I introduce you to Nadi X, the pants that can guide their wearer into an adjusted posture using gentle pulses.
With the help of haptic technologies, the smart yoga clothes use slight vibrations to indicate how we have to correct the position without looking at our phone, which means the tights work based on a ‘custom developed language’ that allows them to communicate with the skin.
They can be programmed so that the wearable already knows before starting in which positions it will be worked on. Additionally, if you choose to accompany with the app, the system may detect the wearer’s range of movements and recommend poses with illustrations and real-time suggestions.
Accepting yoga clothes for myself
After starting to write this article I did a yoga session, and I noticed that what I really need is also a shirt that tells me if the position of my back and my arms is correct, so the maximum utility would be a full suit to do yoga.
The point here is more usability because in yoga it gets hot very soon and an entire shirt with sleeves would annoy more than it would help. But sure that the yoga clothes designers, can design one that is like a second skin and that is transparent and with a healthy perspiration not to sweat, for example.
Fewer Clothes, More Yoga Technology
Of course, it is a well integrated, giant leap in fashion and technology, but now we have to see the acceptance of the yogis.
Since I know that you did read until here because you are a lover and seeker of yogi tech, as a bonus I give you those two virtual gifts: first, a listing of the best 5 apps to boost your practice this year, and second, but not less important, an incredible, groundbreaking yoga-must gadget, the SmartMat, other alternative option for what we’ve been talking through this nice yoga-talk. Namasté.