Dressing up….


…for yoga.

So there are a huge amount of ‘yoga apparel’ companies out there and every turn there seems to be a new company starting but are these clothes really necessary to practice? Not at all (but definitely great to support local business!)

I’ve had many people ask me what they should wear to class, men and women, so here are a couple of things to keep in mind when taking a class:

1- Downward dogs are putting you almost upside-down. A tight(er) fitting shirt, or a simple tuck could avoid an awkward flashing or strange maneuver to fix it.

2- Leg lifts, lunges, and splits can all be part of class, if you going to wear shorts keep in mind the length and also if they are loose-fitting (a weird pose might just create a straight shot up your shorts) It might be comfortable to wear a spandex type of shorts or if that is not comfortable, maybe a looser fitting pair over them.

3- Socks aren’t necessary and actually might be a bad idea if it is causing slipping on your mat. If you really want to wear socks, there are some available with grip on the bottom to help you hold poses.

Mostly, just be comfortable and able to move freely! If you feel weird without any accessories don’t forget your [reusable] water bottle and, or course, your mat!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by dawna on December 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    great comments on clothing, as i know first hand what is not appropriate, especially in a class of not just woman!

    Reply

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