Selection of Right Clothes for Yoga Class - What to Wear to Yoga

Yoga is good for health and mind. Many individuals practice yoga every day and yoga has become a lifestyle. Many do yoga at home and others go to a yoga club or attend regular yoga classes for practicing and learning yoga. With all the diversity one thing is common - yoga clothes. A different set of clothes (other than the daily wear and office outfits) is worn in the yoga class.

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While I was searching for a guide on yoga clothes, I found some interesting and helpful articles around the internet. In this post, I have shared what the yoga experts say about yoga clothes.

1. What to Wear to Yoga //

Andrea Cespedes has explained it well that the selection of yoga wear depends on the style of yoga class. Read her expert advice here.

2. What Should I Wear to Yoga Class? //

Daniel Scott has written a good post on the kind of clothes you should wear to yoga class. Your clothes should be
  1. Light, loose-fitting clothing but not too light and loose
  2. Don’t hide the body, just cover it
  3. Natural fiber or special anti-sweaty stuff
  4. Avoid excess baggage
  5. Avoid street clothes in public studios

3. Secrets for choosing the right yoga clothes // Art of Living

According to the Art of Living, you need to consider the following four things when you select yoga wear.
  • Secret #1: Be yourself.
  • Secret #2: Choose yoga wear that hugs your body shape, and allows for easy movement.
  • Secret #3: Layering your yoga clothing beats yoga class microclimates.
  • Secret #4: With some skillful planning, yoga clothes can go from the yoga mat to the office.
Read the full article

4. Yoga wear - Dos and Don'ts // Msn

Teresa Bergen has listed down 13 Dos and Don'ts in the yoga class. I have listed a few of those which are related to the selection of your yoga wear.
  • Mind the pants
  • Dress in layers
  • Don’t wear your goodwill rejects
  • Be mindful of fabric
  • Go midcalf
  • Follow tradition
Read the full post.

5. What not to wear to Yoga class / / Popsugar

Jenny Sugar has mentioned clothes that should not be worn in yoga class. She has explained issues with those clothes and then advised what to wear. The list includes -

  • Short Spandex and Loose Shorts
  • Cotton Undies
  • Thin or Holey Pants
  • Shirts that Don't Fit
  • Revealing Tops
Read the full article

This page is updated on October 28, 2020.
This page was first posted on June 20, 2017.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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