Dressing for yoga can be a little complex than it actually feels. Just like any other physically demanding activity, the right workout gear makes a huge difference.
When asked, most of the people prefer to wear something loose and comfortable. But trust me, it’s more than just that. Choosing the right clothes can be difficult but helps you improve your yoga session in many ways.
So, here are the rules of yoga apparel, from top to toe.
1. Sports Bra
A regular bra is always the wrong option for any kind of workout, yes even for yoga. Ideally, choosing the right bra for the workout should be the first step. While you do all the stretching and extending, you don’t want to regret wearing an underwire bra that pokes you here and there. Nor do you want a bra with lesser coverage that can’t keep your breasts stay put. Fixing your bra during a yoga session shouldn’t even cross your mind.
2. Sports Top
Most of us think wearing comfortable clothes implies loose clothes. But that’s so not true. Wearing a loose top for yoga will only make you annoyed for not being able to do all those poses. I’m sure you don’t want your tops or T-shirts to fall over your head every time you do a headstand, or get stuck under your arms and legs time and again.
3. Yoga Pants
We all know how comforting it is to wear those yoga pants, it indeed gives you those professional yoga vibes too. That’s great but what kind of yoga pants would fit your body type perfectly is the real question. Well, one thing’s very clear is that never wear loose pants like those harem pants. However, sports shorts are a good option if you think you are sweating a lot.
4. Layer Up
Well, most of the people have this misconception of wearing fewer clothes for yoga sessions but honestly, it is well-advised to wear thin layers that are easy to shed. Studies also say that layers will help raise your core temperature to loosen the muscles and prevent chills during the final relaxation phase of the session.
Wearing any random stretch pants won’t really do the thing. The type of fabric actually matters the most, indeed Yoga has a big emphasis on correct breathing and that should apply not just to your lungs but to your skin too. You would want to wear thin fabrics that will not bunch up or retain moisture but instead would breathe or wick sweat away from the body.