Choosing Yoga Clothing – Stop Posing!

Posted by admin on 12 Feb 08

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Yoga is a very popular way to get fit and trim and also an excellent method of learning how to relax. Yoga studios can be found in towns and cities across the globe. Using an instructor is the preferred method of yoga training, for most people, as it ensures that the various postures and positions are correctly mastered from the very start of training. Why waste your time trying to learn on your own and probably getting it completely wrong? You need to achieve maximum benefit from each of your workouts so that it encourages you to continue and thus achieve the compound benefits from regular, methodical exercise.

Many people worry about the correct yoga clothing to wear during their workouts. They shouldn’t, as it is really very simple and involves making common sense choices. However, there are a few tips that can help you to choose the correct clothing, both for looks and functionality.

Form Fitting or Baggy?

As a general rule, loose fitting clothes are the best for yoga. This is because they allow you to move with more freedom and won’t interfere with the various yoga positions or asanas. Also, tight fitting clothes could hamper your blood and energy flow which is obviously a bad thing to happen in the middle of a workout. On the other hand, if your yoga clothing is too baggy, your instructor will be unable to check your form sufficiently and you could be performing your postures incorrectly. So, loose, but not TOO loose, is the order of the day!

Cold or Hot?

This is often an overlooked element, especially by beginners, but keeping your body at the correct temperature is vital for an effective workout routine and could even be dangerous if you ignore it. For this reason, choosing the correct yoga clothing is vital. Shorts and T-shirt are fine if you tend to get too hot and sweaty during exercise. If you tend to feel like an ice cube in air-conditioned rooms and gyms, long sleeves and long

pants are recommended. You may even feel more comfortable with a sweatshirt on. This is fine. But remember, you still need to consider the need for your instructor to check your form throughout the workout. Go for comfort and functionality, rather than for the ‘posing’ value of the latest Lycra number!

Do I Need Shoes?

This is a more controversial area to tackle. Most yoga sessions are undertaken with bare feet. You might, therefore, choose some easy footwear to slip on and off on the way to the gym. If you feel unhappy about working out barefoot, there are various shoes and socks that can be purchased in yoga clothing shops (both online and offline) especially for this kind of exercise. If you have an instructor, why not ask him/her first? Better to be safe than sorry.

Choosing suitable yoga clothing is vital for a successful workout but it only needs a little common sense to choose appropriately and need not cost a fortune. Remember, choose functionality and comfort above the desire to simply look good!

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