My Hot Yoga Routine & Caring For Yoga Clothes & Gear

My Hot Yoga Routine & Caring For Yoga Clothes & Gear


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RECORDING COMMENCES: Rajka Hayden:
Welcome to the Dress Up Mom. I absolutely love hot yoga. I’m an avid yogini, and have been actively
practicing for about 15 years. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about
hot yoga, but mostly about what I do to keep my yoga clothes and mats and equipment in
good condition using one of my favorite brands. First, thank you so much for watching. I really appreciate it. If you’re a regular subscriber, I love you. Thank you so much. If you haven’t subscribed, please do. It’s the button right here. Please click it. It’s free. It means the world to me. We are also on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. All the good places. @thedressupmom, #thedressupmom. As I mentioned, I’ve been practicing hot yoga
for about 15 years. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I
found this practice. It really, I think, keeps me sane. I don’t know how else to do it, and I just
genuinely love it. It has so many benefits to it. If you haven’t done a hot yoga class and
don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s basically done in a room, depending on where
you go, in a room that’s heated somewhere between 85 to 100, 105 degrees. There’s usually some humidity put into the
room as well. That’s done, I think, for a number of reasons. It gets your body nice and warm so that you
can stretch deeper. I find that it makes me less sore after stretching
deeper. Then, it’s a type of a sweat, this full-body
sweat, that’s very hard to describe to anybody that hasn’t done it. I remember one of my yoga teachers saying
that your skin is your biggest organ. So, by totally drenching it and flushing it
out every day in this practice, you are really doing a great thing for your skin and for
your whole body. I know that it doesn’t matter how I go in
feeling. I always come out feeling better, even the
days when I’m thinking, I don’t really feel like doing which is few and
far between. I just always feel better. I don’t know if you all do yoga at all. I would love your comments below on hot yoga,
on yoga in general, and would love to answer and chat with people about that, because it’s
truly a passion of mine. Because I do it so regularly, like four or
five times a week, I learned a while back to invest in some pretty good yoga clothes
so that you can have less is more. A lot of these yoga brands have popped up
over the last 15 years. Lululemon, others. They’re fairly pricy, but I have found that
they are worth it, because if you take good care of them, they last a really long time. I love all the new prints and leggings that
have come out from other brands, and I think it’s really fun to have a little bit of fun
with your yoga wear as well. I’m getting ready to go do a hot yoga class,
so I will show you what I look like after the class so you know what I’m talking about
when I say a full-body sweat. The clothes get drenched. They’re wet, like you went into a swimming
pool or something. If you don’t take care of your yoga clothes
and let them just get wet like that and stay, they get moldy and yucky. I have found one of my favorite brands, of
course, the Laundress. The Laundress has these two products that
I use all the time with my yoga wear. One of the sport spray, and the second one
is the sport detergent. If I’m not going to be washing the clothes
that day, I’ll come back and I’ll spray the spray all over the clothes, and all over the
yogi toes so that it smells nice. Then, I let it air dry before I put it away
and tuck it away, even before I wash it. Then, I try to wash my yoga clothes and the
yogi toes in this sport detergent from the Laundress, which is great. Again, it just keeps everything so much nicer
and fresher and longer-lasting. I also invested in a really nice Manduka yoga
mat years ago, a nice, big, long, thick one that has lasted me a long time. I take good care of that as well. I try to use this mat renew on it, which is
also by Manduka, and I spray this at least once a week or a couple of times a week on
the mat. Let it air dry so that it also stays nice
and fresh. I should also mention that the sport detergent
is really good for bathing suits. I live in San Diego, Southern California,
and when I find a good bathing suit that fits me well and I like, I usually invest in it
a little bit, and I want them to last a while. I never just throw those in the washing machine
and dry them. Uh-uh. I hand put them into a sink, and I just put
a little bit of the sport detergent in there, give it a little bit of a rub, let them soak
a bit, rinse them out, and have them air dry. They stay looking good for years, and I wear
them a lot. I have this uniform that I perfected that
I like to wear when I go to a yoga class. It consists of some sort of a longer legging,
because otherwise, when I’m doing a pose, I sweat so much, it’s hard to get a hold of
myself and hold it properly. I like the longer pant, even though it’s hot,
and then I wear some sort of a bra underneath, and then a top over. I really like these yogi toes that I put on
top of my mat, because again, with the sweat, it keeps it so that my hands and feet stay
on the mat better, and it also protects my mat. I’m heading off to a class. You’ll see before dry. No makeup. I never wear makeup in there. It’s ridiculous. And my hair, I just let be messy. This is the before, and I’ll show you what
I mean about the sweat after. I just made it out of class. I think you can see, I’m just soaking wet,
but it felt like medicine. It always does. Look at the top is soaked. So is the little shirt underneath, and the
pants. Look at my hair. But it was great. That’s my yoga routine and they way that I
keep my yoga clothes, gear, and swimwear in good shape, long-lasting, smelling good. I’m not a spokesperson for the Laundress. I just love their products and think they’re
great, and they work really well for this. Really extend the life of my yoga clothes
and my swimwear. I would love to know what you do and how you
take care of your yoga wear and your swimwear. If you use the Laundress, I would love to
know. If you try them, let me know that, too. That’s it for this week. Thank you so much for watching, and until
next, have fun and dress it up a little. END OF RECORDING