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The Yoga Bra Checklist

You might not believe this, but I’ve actually been more uncomfortable wearing an ill-appropriate bra during a Yoga class than I have been in a Body Combat class.
Just because Yoga happens to be a low impact activity, doesn’t mean breast support needs to become a low priority.
Here are a few key points to consider when looking for a Yoga Bra you’ll be comfortable in all class.

 

1. Coverage is key.

Make sure the neckline of your Yoga bra completely covers your breast tissue. This will have you feeling secure during any Downward Dog style poses.

2. Be choosey with the hook and eye clasps.     

A – D cup sized women should be able to go with a pull over style Yoga Bra that completely avoids any hook and eye clasps and will keep you comfortable during any supine poses. For ladies with a larger bust choose a bra that has flat hook and eye clasps, fastens at the front or uses cushioning behind the clasps to keep you comfy when you’re lying flat.

3. Moulded cups cover up.

A Moulded cup can reduce embarrassment caused by nipple show under tight clothes. Many women avoid a moulded cup as to not add volume to their bust. However, when fitted properly moulded cup Sports Bras will leave the most flattering shape on all different sizes.

4. Stick with a racer back.

To ensure you get an unrestricted shoulder range of motion choose a bra with a racer back strap configuration. For larger busted women that might mean finding a bra that the straps can be crossed or cinched to mimic the racer back design.

Some styles recommended by She Science.

A – B Cup / Nike Pro Bra

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B – C cup / 2XU Contour Bra

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C – D Cup / Moving Comfort Juno

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DD – F Cup / Shock Absorber Active D+

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G cup + / Enell Sports Bra

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Sports Bra selection for breastfeeding Mums

With most nursing mothers in a frenzy to shed the weight post pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to see breastfeeding mothers battling it out on the pavement. Unfortunately it’s equally as common to see some obvious mistakes being made with their Sports Bra selection.

Here are a few tips for all the breast feeding mothers out there…

It is seriously unlikely that your bust size is what it was pre-pregnancy, so there is very little chance you can get away with wearing that Sports Bra you’ve had since you were in your final year of Uni. Get rid of it.

Your bust is also likely to change in size and shape a number of times over the next year or so, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about the potential need to invest in a number of different Sports Bra options over the next little while.

A good way to ensure you are not purchasing too often if to avoid Sports Bra’s with underwire. A soft cup bra eg the Moving Comfort Juno (image below), will give a firm level of support without pushing your delicate breast tissue in to cups lined with underwire. This will give you a bit more flexibility to wear the bra as your breast increases and decreases in volume.

When avoiding underwire, often women will be drawn towards the crop top style Sports Bra. This can be a dangerous move for nursing mothers already conscious of their changing shape. The crop top should be avoided if you are trying to stay away from the uni-boob look which is unflattering all round.

For this reason, a bra that offers support using the encapsulation method will have you feeling great about your shape, and offer the flexibility for your changing bust size as mentioned above. The encapsulation method of support separates the breasts from one another and holds them firmly in place.

Most well designed, high impact Sports Bras will have a high neckline that will also aid in modesty and leave you feeling secure and comfortable with your shape. Add this to your ‘must have’ list for extra confidence.

There are plenty of Sports Bras on the market with front fastening which is an obvious inclusion for any breastfeeding mum. This includes options that secure at the front using a zip or clasps, there are also plenty of options that fasten at the back but have adjustable velcro straps at the front (see Moving Comfort Juno below). Both will allow for easy unfastening to breastfeed.

Remembering that nursing Mums can unfortunately experience pain in their breasts for any number of reasons, I hope that by following the guidelines above you should leave yourself with the best chance of feeling comfortable and confident when returning to exercise post pregnancy. Good luck!

Image courtesy of movingcomfort.com.au

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