Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

Washing work out gear 

on October 4, 2016

Since I started teaching yoga I’m wearing even more work out gear and have less time at home dealing with laundry. I also didn’t purchase clothes for the first 5 months of the year and I’m now trying to not again for the last 3. As a result my existing work out clothes are having to work harder. 

I used to be really bad with just putting technical fabrics in the normal wash and often with cotton and other mixed fabrics. Since I’ve learned that this can damage clothing. 

Also I used to just use my normal laundry powder which has softener in it. Apparently this kills the wicking properties of sports fabrics and is another no no. So I’ve got a box of very simple laundry powder for washing my work out clothes. It still seems to make them clean and I don’t know that I’ve noticed a huge different in wicking of sweat but I’ve not been to a Bikram class since I made the change. 

It’s taken a bit of getting used to but anything that will help increase the life of my gear is good. 

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