Welcome to the final post of Why Yoga Matters!
Last time, we talked about supporting a healthy lifestyle through the practice of yoga.
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 worn to practice, it’s a good idea to invest in some yoga attire so that you are comfortable during your practice.
One 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.
What Not To Wear When You Practice Yoga
You don’t want to wear anything that restricts movement.
This includes tight-fitting clothing like blue jeans,👖 tailored clothes, dress shirts👔 and synthetic clothing that restricts airflow.
You want to look for clothing that is loose fitting, sweat absorbent and comfortable.
Avoid form-fitting clothing too since that restricts blood flow and inhibits proper breathing techniques.
You need to be able to move freely like a bird🕊 so always try on the clothes before you make a purchase to ensure proper mobility.
If you feel like you are going to rip a seam when you are in downward dog or even doing warrior 2 then what you are wearing is too tight for yoga.
Explore Your Style
When it comes to shopping for yoga attire there are a wide variety of options available.
You will find everything from shorts and shirts to sweat clothes, leotards and yoga pants all designed to make your experience fashionable and fun.
Yoga is not a serious practice.
It teaches you to be your authentic self and to express that in your clothing.
So look for clothing that expresses who you are!
Try to find outfits that are made out of cotton too.
It is one of the most breathable and stretchable materials you could wear.
It also helps to keep you cool during your workouts.
There is clothing specifically designed to absorb sweat to keep you dry and help prevent irritation.
While most of the time yoga is practiced on your bare feet,👣 it’s a good idea to invest in a nice pair of yoga shoes or at least grip socks.
This is just in case the classroom is cold or the instructor decides to take the class outside for an open-air session.
To Wrap Things Up…
Wearing the proper yoga attire will ensure that you get the most out of your yoga practice.
You will be able to move freely and without restriction.
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 enjoyable.
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