What to wear to Yoga is a pretty popular question, especially if you are a beginner. Yoga involves body movements, stretching and a lot of sweating. While choosing yoga outfits, it is important to get something that will keep you cool, covered and comfortable. Whether you’re doing Surya namaskar or downward- dog, you’ll need leggings that’ll stay opaque, tops that won’t fall in your face, and clothes that won’t restrict any of your movements.
Here are 5 rules you should keep in mind while buying your yoga outfits
1. Tame your Top
‘Comfortable’ doesn’t always have to be loose. Loose tops and T-shirts will just end up falling over your head and exposing your tummy every time you go to Downward Dog or a headstand.
It is better to opt for long fitted tops that will stay up and keep you covered and comfortable no matter what you do. This also helps the instructor see what’s going on with your core and body alignment.
2. The right Bra
A good bra is key. You don’t need as much support as in a regular fitness class or a run, but coverage does keep your practice fuss-free.With all the stretching and extending, you’ll soon regret anything with wire in it and you’ll be thankful for the way the extra coverage a sport bra gives when your ladies are tipped every which way.
3. Let it Breathe
You want to wear thin fabrics that will not bunch up or retain moisture, but instead they “breathe” or wick sweat away from the body.The breathability factor should carry through to your most private parts. Opt for some moisture-wicking briefs or trunks (best option to reduce chafing). Try to avoid light-coloured bottoms and pants or shorts that are thinning in the crotch.
4. Yoga Pants
Unnecessary straps or super loose pants also aren’t recommended as yoga clothes, as they can easily get caught when transitioning from a pose. Baggy but still fitted pants are fine, just make sure you can move around freely — however, tight yoga pants are the best bet. While buying them try some lunges or stretches in the dressing room to make sure you have a full range of motion.
5. Layer it right
It can take a while to warm up in yoga, especially in cooler weather, so it’s good to wear thin layers that are easy to shed. Layers will help raise your core temperature raising core temperature and loosen muscles, then prevent chills during the final relaxation phase of the class.