Ten-second takeaway

Luxe clothing-meets-stretch workout wear thanks to Sacred Lotus – a couture yoga apparel brand.

Stretch couture

All those who have, at some point in time, been tugging at their tops instead of focusing on an asana, to save yourself from a serious wardrobe malfunction, say aye. We’re presuming that is a resounding yes, and therefore, let’s all thank Roshen Amin for her charming enterprise, Sacred Lotus. Combining her love for the art of yoga {she started learning directly from BKS Iyengar since she was 11 years old} and her passion for luxe clothing, this line is for serious yoga practitioners. It’s all about soft, natural and flowy fabric, and styles, that will not hinder but in fact, enhance.

Trend setting

The store is currently online as well as at Garuda Mall, and stocks everything from yoga pants and tops to the more exotic wraps and skirts. They’re all made from natural stretch fabrics which she personally oversees through production at a fair trade unit at Auroville, Auromode. Our top favourite at the moment is the Kundalini, a kurta with a wide neck and open elephant sleeves {which can be tied around the waist}. Bhakti works as a lovely cover-up post class, and flows down to the knees. In fact, it doubles up as a throw on even outside the yoga studio. There’s also harem pants, tights, fold-over pants and shorts. We love the shorts as they are closed on the thigh and gently pleated at the waist, they allow for maximum stretch with guaranteed coverage. Hello headstands!

 Made by the master

Colours range from black and white to splashes of aquamarine, sky blue, red, pink and purple to add some colour to your session. And since it’s all about comfort, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to move and stretch to your absolute maximum, as the clothes quite literally work as one with your body. Don’t trust us? How about if we tell you that BKS Iyengar himself designed some of the pieces, and has vetted every single design? Because he did.

Where: 3rd Floor, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road

When: 11am – 9pm

Contact: 080 41212055

Price: INR 1,000 upwards

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.