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What to Wear for Yoga

What to Wear for YogaPracticing yoga can be very relaxing and for some even life changing. However, the wrong clothes can completely ruin the experience. Yoga takes extreme concentration and focus, and involves very controlled movements as well as balance. Clothing that rides up, slips down, bunches, or otherwise does not stay put the way it should, can make focus, concentration, and balance almost impossible. The stretching and reaching involved in yoga is not conducive to keeping clothing in place, therefore yoga apparel must be designed specifically to do what it needs to do, which is stay put so that concentration can be maintained and make sure nothing is revealed that should not be.

Yoga clothing is usually smooth and somewhat clingy. The fibers are often natural, including cotton as well and hemp and bamboo. This time of clothing is eco friendly, especially when of the organic sort. Organic clothing is clothing made of natural fibers that are pesticide free. The light, swingy fabric has just enough cling to keep it in place while allowing it to move with the body. This works well for yoga as it allows for free movement without having to worry about clothes. These types of natural fabrics do a great job of wicking away sweat and moisture so that you feel cool and fresh from beginning to end.

Many styles of yoga apparel are available. Pants for women range from pants to capris, with some fitting snuggly all the way down to the ankle, and others having a slight flair at the bottom. For men, shorts are the more prevalent style of yoga bottoms, but long pants are available. Tops for women can be short or long sleeves tees, tanks of all styles, halters, and sports bra like tops. Most generally offer some sort of breast support so that a separate bra is not needed. This encourages the free movement needed while practicing yoga. For men, often there is no top worn. Men’s yoga t-shirts are available if a shirt is desired though.

Yoga clothing is typically extremely comfortable, and therefore many choose to wear this type of clothing even if they are not practicing yoga. Yoga pants are great to sleep in and for lounging around the house. Tops can be worn with pants and a blazer to work or with jeans for a night on the town. Some women’s yoga shirts are even convertible, changing from a tank to a hater or a single shoulder top with a simple twist of the straps.

Essential Yoga Clothes and Hot Yoga Apparel

Yoga apparel is available in a huge range of different fabrics: from cottons and synthetics to the more unique, such as hemp and bamboo. Yoga apparel is definitely not limited to just the studio anymore.  Yoga clothes popularity makes sense, given that the clothing is so comfortable. Yoga clothing selection tips: comfort is always the main consideration.  The clothing can be purchased from many retailers, including a huge selection online.  In general yoga apparel does not specifically offer advantages over other types of athletic wear and students shouldn’t feel obligated to spend a lot of money on designer-brands. There are many good lower price clothes that will suit you just fine.

Eco-Friendly Yoga Clothes

There are many companies offering eco-friendly and organic yoga apparel as well as the new technology enhanced microfiber yoga apparel which will help to wick sweat away from your body.  When choosing your yoga clothing think comfort and moveability first.  The basics of clothing for men include the same requirements as for women: comfort, flexibility and sometimes modesty. When it comes down to it, though, the clothes that you choose is a personal preference.  As yoga gains in popularity because of its rejuvenating mind- body effects, the clothing and apparel popularity also increases – especially for its comfort and functionality.  Because yoga students come in a myriad of shapes and sizes – you will find many choices.  For quality discount yoga apparel have a look at the Danskin yoga collection, or something similar.  When choosing your yoga apparel, look for specific pieces that really say something about who you are.

Yoga Pants

Yoga pants are usually made of a lightweight and stretchy material (such as rayon) that moves with your body.  There’s usually a drawstring waist, so that even if your weight fluctuates, your pants will still fit. Some pants also feature a wide elastic waistband for fit and comfort, so this is really a matter of taste.  I prefer the drawstring over the elastic waistband as it gives me a little more room for comfort.  Traditionally, colors are black and grey, but it is possible to find yoga pants in other colors.  Many store are now offering pants in red, yellow, blue, green, pink and other colors. It’s definitely not too uncommon to see people wearing their yoga pants, tops or shoes while running errands or even while hanging out with friends. Some students may prefer hemp pants because their pure, organic qualities which aligns with the wholesomeness of yoga.

Yoga Tops / Yoga Shirts

While yoga pants are often quite plain, tops provide an opportunity for yogis to express their personal style.  Tops more frequently have patterns or designs, unlike pants. Yoga is more comfortable and more rewarding when you have the right clothing: tops are women’s yoga apparel that are considered to be essential for the ultimate yoga experience. Like yoga pants, yoga tops are generally form-fitting and generally made of stretchy soft material.  If you’re busty, you may want to look for a yoga top with a built-in bra for added support – it will also help support you while performing difficult poses and is an excellent choice.

Yoga Designs For Shirts

When you first start doing yoga you will be tempted eventually to go buy some better fitting shirts to use during your yoga courses. A lot of beginners think that when they start doing yoga they can just use their comfortable clothes and just get away with that, and while it may last for a while, especially for people just starting out, you will no doubt want to get clothes better designed for the things you need to do in yoga eventually.

Here are some of the best logos and styles that I’ve found.

A good yoga designed t-shirt will have something related to yoga, or simply say yoga in a way that relates. For example, one of my favorites is the one that says Yoga on it in letters that resemble ancient Chinese lettering, but are actually just designed to look that way. You can read it in English, but because of the design it really works well.

Another would be the ying and yang symbol that is so popular. Because yoga is designed to be a way to get closer to the earth, spiritually, but also physically be able to meld your mind and body, and even soul depending on your beliefs, the ying and yang symbol is a perfect representation of that.

Buddha while not specifically related to yoga, is also seen on certain shirts just because of the eastern philosophies and how they translate to meditation and things like that. Many times you will see Buddha or someone sitting like him on a yoga mat and it looks awesome.

Yoga Clothes for Comfort Functionality

Yoga clothes should be comfortable and functional. They should allow you to move freely and not distract you from your practice. They should feel good against your skin so they don’t cause any irritation.

Ideally, the clothing should be absorbent so that it wicks sweat away from your body. There are few things that feel as uncomfortable as a sticky, clammy body that is moist from perspiration.

I also think they should be attractive and fun to wear. When I do yoga alone in my home, I am willing to wear an old tee shirt and sweats or baggy shorts. When I practice in a class, I am more discriminating in what I choose to wear.

I admit it. I work very hard to keep my body in shape, and when I am with others, I want to show off the efforts of my hard work. I usually choose form fitting pants and a fitted tee shirt. This allows me to see the outline of my body in the mirror so I can maintain good form, and it lets me move without having to fuss with my clothes. They are also flattering to my body, so when I wear them I feel good.

Here are some of the things that you should look for in yoga clothing so that they work well for you and make you feel good about yourself and your practice.

Yoga Pants

There are many types of yoga pants. Some are long and go down to your ankles; others stop just below your knees. Often they are relatively form fitting. These types of pants have the benefit of allowing your instructor to see your alignment so she can make any necessary adjustments to your form.

If you aren’t comfortable in pants that are so revealing, you might enjoy wearing loose, cotton trousers. They offer freedom of movement without being too tight.

Whatever pants you choose, make sure that you can bend and move freely in them. Also be sure that there are no bulky ties at the waist that might be uncomfortable when you are lying in a prone position.

Yoga Shorts

Yoga shorts are a very good choice if you practice Bikram or hot yoga, because the room is heated to such a high temperature. They are a good bet in the warm summer months when long pants might be too warm. They also help you more easily check the proper alignment of your lower body because you can see your knees and ankles.

The yoga shorts should be long enough to cover your derriere and they should not ride up. Form fitting shorts usually don’t move too much, so they may be just right for you.

Yoga Tops

Yoga tops should allow you to move freely without having them fall in your face. Tee shirts should be short enough so that your lower body is not hidden, so you can more easily check your alignment. Some women like to wear sports bras (especially those who practice Bikram yoga). If you choose to wear one, make sure that it holds you securely and that nothing falls out when you are bending or stretching. You don’t want to wear something that is going to cause you to worry about what you might be showing to the rest of the class.

Yoga tops come in many bright and attractive colors. You might also have fun wearing shirts with characters such as Yoga girl on them.

Yoga Shoes

Most people do not wear shoes during their practice. However, they might be useful if you practice outside in a park, on a beach, or some place where you would not want to take off your shoes and socks. Yoga shoes look very similar to other athletic footwear, except that the soles allow for considerable flexibility in your foot and the tops of the shoes are very lightweight. Some popular brands include Puma yoga shoes and Adidas shoes for yoga.

Jacket

Many people might not think that a jacket is an important part of yoga clothing, but I beg to disagree. I think it is absolutely critical to take a jacket with you to your yoga class. I have been in many classes where the temperature has been quite cool (some are downright freezing). While the temperature often doesn’t matter too much while I am moving during the poses, it becomes quite a different story when the time comes to meditate.

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult if not impossible, to relax when I am cold. Bringing a jacket with you gives you an option of covering up during the relaxation period if you are feeling chilly. Feeling warm and comfortable allows you the pleasure of letting your body relax fully.

So yoga clothes should be functional, comfortable, and give you the freedom to totally enjoy your practice. Have fun with them and enjoy wearing the ones that make you feel good!

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