Earlier this year, Lenovo announced the creation of headphones for Yoga users. That is their brand Yoga, not the sport. It got us thinking – what features should all you Yoga loving headphone users look out for?
We’ve compiled the ultimate checklist and given them a cheeky name: Yogaphones! Whether you’re someone attempting Yoga in your bedroom or heading to a sunny outdoor spot, read on to find out what your Yogaphones should include!
It’s most important that the yogaphones you choose don’t affect your ability to move freely. Whether you’re going through all the warrior positions or transitioning from cobra to childs pose, you don’t want thick, over-ear headphones to get in your way. Look for in-ear headphones with an ergonomic fit.
Not only do your headphones need to be unobtrusive, but they need to have no wires. Being ‘wireless’ isn’t enough – as we explain here, this type of headphone still involves wires that can get in your way. True Wireless headphones won’t do this; you can listen to calming music or instructions without any distractions.
You’re probably doing Yoga to relax and focus. If you live in a city it can be hard to escape the sound of traffic; if you live with your family it can be hard to tune out and escape their collective noise. Getting yogaphones with active noise-cancelling or noise isolation technology is a great way to solve this issue. The headphones give you a boost by blocking out unncessary background noise, so you can focus on yourself.
Two key factors you should remember for any sports headphones are that they’re waterproof and have a good bluetooth connection. This is especially important as not only can yoga work up a sweat, you’ll likely not have your phone in a pocket. Make sure you get at least IPX5 waterproof headphones, and Bluetooth 5.0 technology for the most secure connection.