Welcome back! Last week, we talked about supporting a healthy lifestyle through
the practice of yoga. This is the final week of Why Yoga Matters. Today, we are going to talk about the importance of proper yoga attire.
It doesn’t matter whether you are taking a class at your local gym,
having a private session with your yoga instructor or practicing your
poses in the comfort of your own home, looking good always makes
you feel good!
Even though yoga doesn’t really require specific clothing to be
practiced properly it’s a good idea to invest in some nice yoga attire so
that you are comfortable and feel good during class. Purchasing the
right type of clothing will make your workouts much more enjoyable as well. The
main thing to consider when purchasing yoga clothing is that it should
provide maximum comfort and flexibility.
Let’s start off by talking about what you shouldn’t wear. You don’t want to
wear anything that restricts movement, this includes; tight-fitting clothing
“like blue jeans”, tailored clothes “like dress shirts” as well as synthetic
clothing that restricts airflow.
You want to look for clothing that is loose fitting, sweat absorbent and
comfortable. Avoid form-fitting clothing, because it restricts blood flow
and inhibits proper breathing techniques. You need to be able to move
freely so always try on the clothes before you make a purchase to
ensure proper mobility.
When it comes to shopping for yoga attire there are a wide variety of
options available on the market today. You will find everything from
shorts and shirts to sweat clothes, leotards and yoga pants all designed
to make your experience fashionable and fun.
Look for clothing that is stretchable and preferably made from a cotton
fiber that is breathable to help keep you cool and comfortable during your
If you’re planning on trying any type of power yoga or hot yoga classes
you will also want to look for clothing that is sweat absorbent. There are
specifically designed products meant to absorb sweat and keep it
away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable as well as help
While most of the time yoga is practiced in your bare feet, it’s a good
idea to invest in a nice pair of yoga shoes or at least socks just in case
the classroom is cold or the instructor decides to take the class
outside for an open-air session.
When it comes to the practice of yoga, the most import thing to
consider when purchasing clothing is that it is comfortable and it fits
your personal style. Remember, even if you only practice yoga from the
comfort of your own home investing in some nice yoga apparel will
make your workouts more comfortable and enjoyable.
To the final installment of Why Yoga Matters,