How to choose yoga clothes

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Perfecting down dog poses or trying new balance poses in a yoga studio is challenging enough in itself, but it is even more difficult when you play with sagging, tight, or uncomfortable yoga clothes. This is why it is important to buy breathable, flexible and comfortable clothes.

The yoga clothing you buy depends largely on personal preference and the style of yoga you plan to practice. But at a higher level, the following is what yoga wears (for a more detailed discussion of these yoga basics, see below):

  • Breathable and flexible bottoms, such as yoga pants or shorts

  • Breathable, skinny or fitted tops will not hang over your head when you stand upside down.

  • For women, a sports bra or a bra with built-in shelves can provide enough support for the type of yoga you practice

  • Comfortable and warm top floor, suitable for savasana (corpse pose) at the end of the course or after you calm down

What to look for in yoga clothing


Many yoga wears are made of polyester-nylon-spandex blended fabrics, and for good reason-these fabrics strike a proper balance between comfort, breathability and flexibility:

  • Comfort: There is nothing worse than practicing yoga in uncomfortable clothes. When you adjust to your body, you don't want to focus on itchy seams and labels, loose or too tight waistbands, or binding and rubbing fabrics.

  • Permeability: according to the type of yoga you practice, you might sweat a little, or a lot of sweat . Especially if you sweat a lot, it is important to penetrate air and moisture-wicking materials to keep you cool and comfortable. Vests, cut-out shirts and yoga pants with mesh pockets can all improve breathability and breathability. Avoid using cotton that retains moisture, which will make you feel hot and wet, and then you will get scratched or cold at the end of the course.

  • Flexibility: Yoga includes bending, stretching, restraint, lunges, stretching and rolling. Your clothes need to be able to keep up with these movements, which means they may be made of at least 15% spandex.

What to wear for yoga class

Yoga clothes belong to the category commonly referred to as "sports and leisure", which means that people now wear yoga clothes as a fashion, not just a function. Therefore, you will now find yoga gear with pockets, mesh cutouts, bright colors, wild patterns and more. Although all of these are fun, if you plan to wear clothes to attend an actual yoga class, remember to pay attention to the function: when you try on items, consider doing some yoga poses (downward dog pose and high crescent pose) lunge Is a good choice) Test the flexibility and comfort of clothing in the locker room or at home.


A typical yoga wardrobe includes:

Yoga leggings/trousers: Yoga clothing brands offer a variety of styles of yoga pants, with different lengths and styles. As with all yoga clothing, look for yoga pants or leggings (the terms can be used interchangeably) that provide a good combination of breathability, flexibility, and comfort. Nylon-polyester-spandex blended trousers are a good choice because they will move with your posture and also absorb moisture.

If you are concerned about coverage when flexing and stretching, high-waist leggings or pants may be a good choice; they are usually less likely to slip during quick exercises or ride too far in an inverted position (such as the following dog pose). The length of most leggings varies from the middle of the calf to the full leg. Loose pants may be a good choice for slower yoga classes such as restorative or Yin yoga; they are generally not recommended for power flow yoga classes because they can hinder movement. If you do choose to wear loose pants in a challenging yoga class, look for options to tighten your ankles.

Yoga shorts: Men's yoga shorts made by some brands have built-in padding to provide comfort during bending, elastic exercises. Alternatively, you can find yoga shorts that grow to the knees, which helps cover when standing upside down. Spandex yoga shorts, usually geared towards women, are a tricky business; they tend to ride up during practice and don't provide much coverage in complex poses. However, some people find that they are the most comfortable option when a lot of heat and sweat are involved, such as hot yoga classes.

Generally speaking, avoid yoga pants that are too thin, transparent, baggy (low-waisted, too tight pants are common) or cotton yoga pants. If you accumulate some heat during the exercise, remember that covering your legs for a longer period of time may be beneficial for the arm balance posture, as this fabric can help prevent your legs from slipping off your sweaty arms.


Yoga tops: Regardless of the style, most yogis like to wear tight-fitting T-shirts or vests that fit tightly to the hips and waist. This narrow version prevents the shirt from falling off the head in a forward bend position. Shirts made of breathable, moisture-wicking materials and soft seams are also a good idea for sweating classes; avoid rubbing itchy tags and tops under your armpits. Many yoga vests also have built-in sports bras.

Test your yoga top by bending forward in the locker room to touch your toes: Does the shirt have a gap in your chest or fall off your head? If so, change it to a better-fitting shirt. As always, avoid using cotton.


Yoga sweater/jacket: If you plan to run errands after class, you may need a warm, comfortable yoga jacket, such as a jacket, quarter zip, or sweatshirt. This is especially useful after leaving sweaty courses in winter: the extra layer prevents you from feeling cold immediately after leaving a warm room.


Sports bra: The sports bra you choose depends on your bra size and coverage needs. Generally speaking, high-intensity classes like power flow yoga require more support because you are likely to twist and stand upside down (handstand). If you plan to participate in low-intensity classes such as Yin Yoga or Restorative Yoga, then a lower level of support is fine. It is worth noting that many female yogis wear sports bras alone, without vests or T-shirts, during the sweaty classes. Some yoga shirts and vests have built-in bras.

Yoga socks: Some people prefer to wear socks when practicing yoga to prevent their feet from slipping on the mat. Most yoga socks have plastic pedals at the bottom to prevent slippage; you can also find yoga toe socks. If you don’t want to wear socks in class, consider buying a non-slip yoga mat or using yoga towels on existing mats.

Breathable underwear: Like any exercise, yoga requires sweating and exercise, so you need to wear underwear that is breathable, moisture-absorbing and non- clumping ; avoid cotton. Buy underwear that will not rub or move your body excessively during deep stretches. Some people prefer to wear well-fitting yoga pants instead of underwear.

How to maintain your yoga clothes


Most yoga garments will come with washing instructions, but in general, it is best to turn your gear over, wash it in cold water, and then dry it at a low temperature for a short period of time. If you have time, hang up your equipment to dry instead of going through a dryer; short cycles or drying can extend the life of your clothes. If you have brightly colored clothes, please wash them separately in the first few times to prevent the color from oozing out. In addition, wash your yoga equipment separately from cotton materials such as towels, because cotton fibers tend to stick to yoga clothes.






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