Yoga has its origins in ancient Indian practices dating from more than 5000 years ago. Regardless of whether you’ve been practicing for years or have just stepped onto the mat for the first time, yoga has many proven health benefits.
Just a few great reasons to do yoga regularly include improved posture, better balance, enhanced flexibility, stronger joints and muscles, and a sense of mental clarity and wellbeing. People of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels can benefit from yoga.
But like all physical activities, yoga carries some risk. Despite its reputation as a gentle and painless form of exercise, yoga can still be strenuous on the body, particularly if you’re not used to it or are pushing yourself hard to get results.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help keep your yoga sessions effective and pain-free. From warming up and cooling down properly to drinking plenty of water, taking care of your body before, during, and after exercise is essential. One way you can help to keep yourself safe is to use wearable technology such as active socks.
What Are Active Socks?
Incrediwear Active Socks are a type of footwear specifically designed to be worn during physical activity. They are made of a blend of cotton, polyester, nylon, and spandex, giving a close fit and a comfortable feel. Our Active Socks also use moisture wicking technology, which helps to keep your feet dry, reducing odors and preventing issues such as athlete’s foot.
Active socks can be worn for all kinds of exercise. They are particularly popular for activities such as running and hiking. We also highly recommend them for activities such as yoga. You can wear them on their own (since yoga is traditionally performed barefoot or only in socks) or under your usual sports shoes.
Incrediwear Active Socks use the active element Carbon to reduce muscle fatigue and promote faster recovery. The Carbon is activated by your body heat and uses particles called ions to increase circulation without the need for compression.
Active Socks come in a long or short style and in four different sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.
Why Wear Active Socks?
The technology in Incrediwear’s products, including our bestselling Active Socks, is scientifically proven. They increase the circulation of blood and lymph fluid in the body, which helps to bring more nutrients to the area as well as removing waste products more effectively. This means that you get all the benefits of a boost in circulation, without any of the risks that can be associated with long-term use of compression based products. One study showed that regular use of Incrediwear recovery wear products produced a 63% decrease in pain on average.
Using recovery wear like Active Socks not only helps you to recover more quickly from any injuries. It actually helps to prevent those injuries from occurring in the first place. Prevention is always the best course of action where possible, and strategic use of active wear to prevent injury can help keep you fit, healthy, and able to do all the things you enjoy.
Our bodies are extremely intelligent organisms. They are highly adaptable and will always seek ways to get stronger, heal quickly, and fend off any injury or illness. But a little extra help does not go amiss. Active wearable technology works alongside your body’s natural healing processes, working in harmony with its biochemistry to promote recovery and enhanced wellbeing.
By looking after your body, you give yourself the opportunity to perform at your best. Whether you are a serious yogi or just get onto the mat to become a little fitter and more flexible, recovery wear like our Active Socks will help you achieve your goals.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Active Socks
To get the maximum benefit from your Active Socks, you should wear them every time you do yoga. Consistency is key here, so make it a part of your routine to put on your Active Socks before you step onto the yoga mat. If you practice regularly, it might be a good idea to have several pairs so that you always have a clean pair ready to go.
You can also wear your Active Socks after your workout. Doing so will help your body to keep recovering in the hours following your yoga session, helping your muscles and joints to get stronger and allowing you to keep improving your performance.
Incrediwear Active Socks are so comfortable that you can even wear them to bed. If you are suffering from pain during or after performing yoga, or just want to enjoy some additional recovery benefits, try sleeping in a pair of Active Socks to keep reaping the benefits all through the night.
If you are injured or suffering from pain, you may be exploring multiple modes of treatment, such as physiotherapy, medication, or even surgery. The wonderful thing about wearable recovery technology is that you can use it alongside other forms of treatment. Since they work with your body’s natural processes, using garments like Active Socks will not interfere with most other treatment methods (always ask your doctor or provider if you’re not sure).
Yoga for Lifelong Health
Yoga has extensive health benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are recovering from an illness, living with a chronic pain condition, or just looking for a strength and flexibility workout to complement your cardio training, yoga has it all.
As with any type of exercise, remember to ease into yoga slowly and listen to your body. Yoga is not about contorting yourself into impossible positions or turning your body into a pretzel! Instead, it is about the harmony between the mind, body, and breath.
Take your time, work to your own ability, and supplement your regular practice with the use of recovery wear such as Active Socks, and you will feel the benefits every time you get on your yoga mat.