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5 basic garments you should have to practice yoga

Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for a while or you’re going to your first class, you should always wear comfortable clothing.


Yoga is one of the most popular activities among people who follow a healthy lifestyle, and by those who seek to achieve physical, mental and spiritual balance. It requires certain movements for which you must be comfortable.


As with any sport, wearing the right garment can make a significant difference. That's why it's important to find the perfect articles of clothing in which you can flex, stretch and move your body fluidly.


There are endless possibilities of outfits you can choose to attend your yoga class, so deciding on one might be a little overwhelming at times.


Let's take a look at what pieces of clothing you should invest in to find the comfort you are looking for without foregoing style. Take note!


What is Yoga?

First, let's look at what this discipline is all about: more than an activity, yoga is a lifestyle. Its main goal is to heal and strengthen your body, mind and spirit through the practice of a series of postures, breathing and meditation.


Among its main benefits, we can find that yoga:

  • Enhances the general level of your physical fitness

  • Improves your posture and flexibility

  • Helps you relax

  • Reduces stress

  • Improves your coordination and concentration

  • Helps you sleep better



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What Should Yoga Clothes be Like?

Since yoga is practiced barefoot, you only need to wear two pieces of clothing: a top and a bottom.


Also, to perform the typical yoga postures you need to have total freedom of movement and the best way to achieve this is to wear clothes that should:

  • Be stretchy and fitted or lightweight

  • Not be restrictive

  • Be breathable

  • Be supportive

  • Stay in place at all times

If you feel comfortable, you will be able to focus more on your practice and less on your clothes.


What clothes should you wear to your yoga classes?

Since yoga is practiced barefoot, you only need to wear two pieces of clothing: a top and a bottom.


Also, to perform the typical yoga postures you need to have total freedom of movement and the best way to achieve this is to wear clothes that should:

  • Be stretchy and fitted or lightweight

  • Not be restrictive

  • Be breathable

  • Be supportive

  • Stay in place at all times


If you feel comfortable, you will be able to focus more on your practice and less on your clothes.


Let's see what are the 5 main garments you should consider to feel as comfortable as possible in your yoga classes:


Sports Bra

The first article of clothing to consider for your yoga class is a good sports bra that offers support and has efficient coverage.


It is essential that this garment has moisture management and abrasion resistance to avoid any chafing. Also, you should avoid bras that have clasps on the back, as you may pinch yourself while doing the exercises on your yoga mat.


Yoga Tops

To practice yoga you have to opt for tight-fitting tops that won't move and keep you covered no matter what posture you do. They need to be loose enough to let you breathe and tight enough to hug your body. Tank tops or tight tops with straps are ideal.


Most importantly, choose breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics, otherwise you will start to feel uncomfortable.


T-Shirts

Tank t-shirts are a favorite choice for many people. They are a great option when you get hot in class, as they keep you cool. They are also comfortable, affordable and help you stay dry even if you are sweating.


Remember to avoid flowy, baggy t-shirts that can fall down during inverted positions. You don't want to interrupt the class the whole time to put them back down.


Pants or Leggings

Leggings should be tight and stretchy enough to allow for body movement in yoga classes. Make sure you don't choose pants that are too long, they should reach just above the ankle.


Keep in mind that pants, leggings and shorts specially designed for yoga will allow you to bend and stretch easily in each pose. You should look for yoga leggings made of a thick, quality fabric, such as stretchy cotton.


Yoga Socks

Although some people prefer to be barefoot in their yoga class, a good pair of socks with non-stick bottom grips will keep your toes separated easily and absorb sweat to maintain cleanliness.


Remember that good posture and balance are important goals regardless of the type of yoga you are practicing. If the muscles in the feet are not strengthened along with other parts of the body, they can cause pain or balance problems.


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Now that you have an idea of the best clothes to practice yoga, remember that you should always be comfortable and wear what makes you feel good about yourself and your body.


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