Mar 21, 2011

Yoga is not a fashion show – what to wear to class

For new students, attending your first yoga class can be a little intimidating, and even cause a bit of anxiety, but choosing what to wear should not. Sadly, the fashion industry has crept onto the mat as a silent esteem assassin in hopes of convincing you that their specific brand is what your practice is currently lacking. Regardless of what they may promise, we assure you that there no articles of magical clothing designed to elevate your practice to immeasurable levels.

When it comes to your yoga wardrobe it is most important to wear whatever you feel comfortable moving your body in; feeling supported and unrestricted in lightweight, breathable clothing. 

Comfort is key: t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and stretchy pants. 
Clothes to avoid: denim, short shorts, baggy pants, and baggy t-shirts. 

Remember, yoga teaches us to love ourselves, so we can love the world around us, and no one gives a sh*t who manufactured your pants.