Yoga Clothing

What to Wear

Quality yoga clothing will help you be at your best when you practice. Above all, yoga clothes should be comfortable. 

To view a selection of quality yoga wear, follow this link to the Danskin yoga collection.  Or, if you’d like to read more about the types of clothing for yoga and how to select it, continue reading.

Here are some specific things to look for when you are purchasing yoga clothing:

bullet Yoga clothes should be loose and flexible, but not so baggy that they get in your way.  On the other hand, they shouldn’t be too tight or restricting.  You need to be able to move easily.  Shorts with a tee shirt or tank top will work, or you can wear leggings with a long-sleeved shirt in cooler weather. 
bullet Yoga wear should allow you to move and bend easily.  Some postures require great flexibility.  Tight or restrictive clothing will make that difficult.  Yoga clothes should definitely allow you to breathe freely.
bulletYou should be able to see the shape of your body.  That’s the only way your teacher can tell that you’ve got a posture right.  If you’re practicing by yourself, especially if you’re just beginning, practice in front of a mirror if you can.  Then you can see your body and you’ll know if you’ve got a pose right.  Clothing that is too baggy will not allow you see well.
bulletSome women like to wear skirts or dresses while doing yoga.  There are some very attractive skirts made just for that purpose.  If you try this type of yoga clothing, be careful that the skirt doesn’t get in your way and cause you to trip.
bulletChoose your yoga clothing according to the temperature.  You don’t want to be too cold or too warm.  It might not seem like it, but a good yoga session can make you sweat.
bulletRemove any dangling jewelry that might get in your way.
bulletMost forms of yoga are meant to be relaxing, so choose yoga wear that helps you feel comfortable and relaxed.
bulletMost people prefer to do yoga barefoot.  If you want to wear socks, wear the non-skid kind and make sure you are not on a slippery surface.  You’ll probably find that shoes, if you wear them, get in your way.

The Spiritual Side of Things

Some do yoga just for exercise, but other people practice yoga as a spiritual path.  They believe that, in addition to allowing flexibility and freedom of movement, yoga clothes should allow energy to flow freely through the body.  Any tight or restricting clothing can block the flow of energy.

The spiritual people also recommend removing all metal jewelry because it can interfere with the flow of energy.

The spiritual side of yoga generally includes some form of meditation.  The right yoga clothing will allow you to relax and focus on your breath in order to reach a meditative state. 

There are many different kinds of yoga.  If you follow a particular yoga path, you can find yoga wear designed specifically for that type of yoga.  For instance, you can purchase yoga clothing with spiritual symbols on it.

Now that you’re dressed in your finest yoga clothing, what else do you need?

If you’re new to yoga, you need to find a yoga class.  An alternative to taking a class is to use a video or DVD designed to teach beginners.  If you’re experienced at yoga, you’re dressed and ready to go.

You’ll probably want a yoga mat.  This will give you a non-skid surface to work on, and will provide a bit of cushioning on a hard floor.

For many forms of yoga, that’s all you’ll need.  There are, however, a number of things you might wish to purchase to aid you in your practice.  You can purchase special supports to help you hold those difficult positions.  You can purchase a yoga ball, giving you a whole new set of exercises to perform.  You can purchase cushions designed for meditation.

What’s the best source for yoga clothing?

At FitMoves we are committed to helping every woman achieve her health and fitness goals.  In this spirit, we have discovered a yoga clothes supplier with an extensive line of clothing and accessories. Follow the link to view the Danskin yoga collection, and choose a few pieces that fits your style.

 

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