Yoga fanatics out there will advise you that yoga clothing is the most important part of yoga. As it has become a multi-million dollar business idea, and a reason for the yoga obsessed to go and cash out, your yoga outift is an important part of your workout. Did the founders of yoga intend on yoga clothes being such a craze? Probably not, but in order to get the best out of yoga, why not look the part!
Yoga for beginners is not only about knowing the history of yoga or the different types of yoga (the different yoga poses available is an important part) but having the right yoga equipment and yoga clothes will set you off on the right path.
What yoga clothes to wear?
When you practice yoga, in yoga classes or by doing yoga at home, the vital part is that you are comfortable. Yoga workouts will have you doing all different kinds of yoga positions and shapes with your body that you need to be dressed in something that allows for this type of flexibility. Depending on the type of yoga you will do will also depend on what you should be wearing, for example bikram yoga that is done under extreme heat conditions – be dressed to sweat! Remember to keep supported, wear the appropriate under garments and body support band if necessary or if you have injuries.
Where to buy yoga clothing?
Seeing celebrity snaps off to yoga, or designer yoga clothing labels, should not put you off buying the appropriate gear for yoga. It does not have to cost you a fortune to be able to buy yoga clothes. As the popularity of yoga increases, the need for yoga clothing increases too so you will be able to find what you are looking for whether that is expensive, deisgner yoga gear, or the cheapest thing possible.
- Look online: a range of online retailers have brought out workout and yoga clothing sections, some new yoga specific online stores are available as well as existing brands, new designer yoga labels
- In the shops: many sports shops now cater to clothing specifically for yoga, you can find yoga clothing shops that focus only on yoga attire, some fashion retailers have included a workout range of clothes in some stores
- Look inside your own closet/wardrobe: yes, you read that right! you don’t even have to look anywhere else, yoga clothing can simply be a pair of spare leggings and a sports bra you have lying around, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy