What makes clothing good for Yoga?
Posted by Administrator on 10/4/2012
What makes clothing
good for Yoga?
One word needs to be at the forefront of your mind when
thinking about purchasing some clothes specifically for your yoga class and
that is “comfortable.” This means not too tight so as your movements are
restricted but equally, nor should your garments be too loose, the last thing
you want it the clothing inadvertently getting in the way either.
If you are shopping for some yoga apparel, remember to take
some time out to try on the clothes in the store. This gives you a chance not
only to check the fit and the overall comfort factor but actually “move” in the
clothes. Bend and stretch, see how much movement the clothes afford when you
bend, stretch, stand or while sitting. How well do the clothes mould to your
own body contours, how much does the material relax or retain its shape?
Shopping is also about meeting our own personal tastes and
ensuring that not only are the garments we choose for yoga comfortable and
functional but that they also look good and suit us. Below are some top
pointers by Yoga users about what to look for when shopping for your yoga
- They have to be comfortable.
- Clothing should not restrict movement or be too tight.
- It should fit properly to the body.
- The material must maintain the sweat and reduce the growth
- The clothing should suit your personal tastes (colour and
- Buy good quality clothing, it will last longer and serve
you well during yoga activity
- The best deals and selections are usually found online.
Luckily sportswear brands have now realized that women and
men enjoy the many benefits of practicing yoga and that it is becoming more
popular than ever. Also that those of us attending yoga class want to be both
comfortable but that we also like to look good. Increasingly clothing ranges
are becoming available that are designed for yoga attendance.
Many sports ranges now have clothing that is designed to
appeal to those of us who participate in yoga classes. If you check in your
sports section there is a type of clothing that is commonly called “dry fit”,
the fabric is so named because it absorbs sweat allowing more air to circulate.
As evaporation is much faster and does not end up leaving us or our clothes
soaked. This can be great for things such as hot yoga as an example. The
material used is flexible and offers great ease of movement.
To do yoga, many experts concur that the best garments to
choose are those made from natural fibres such as cotton. These garments tend
to be lightweight and they allow you to take different positions to exercise
without restricting your natural movement. Remember the practice of yoga is
best when the movements can be done easily and never hindered. The quality of
yoga clothes becomes evident throughout the course of a class, the good yoga
apparel always hold their shape during class, usually offering a perfect fit.