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 // Livestrong.com

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? // mindbodygreen.com

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
Read the full post

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.
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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.

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