Choosing clothes for yoga that hugs the body shape, light, airy & absorbs sweat well allows for easy flows, comfortable with a modest cover, can go from the mat to the office. See suggest below!
Table of contents [hide]
What to Wear to Yoga Class
Yoga leggings/pants: pants with varying lengths and fits. As with all items, look for pants or leggings (terms that are used somewhat interchangeably) that offer a good combination of breathability, flexibility and comfort.
If you’re concerned about coverage when bending and stretching, high-waisted leggings or pants might be a good choice; they are typically less likely to slip during a practice or ride down too far during inverted poses like downward dog. Most leggings range from midcalf to full leg in length.
Shorts: Shorts that reach to the knee, which can aid in coverage during inversions. Note when choosing an outfit, avoid bottoms that are too thin and see-through, saggy (a common occurrence in low-rise, too-tight pants), or made with cotton. If you build up some heat in your practice, remember that longer coverage on your legs can be a bonus for arm-balancing postures, as the fabric can help keep your legs from slipping off your sweaty arms.
Yoga tops: No matter the style, most yogis prefer to wear form-fitting T-shirts or tank tops that fit snugly around the hips and waist. This narrow fit keeps the shirt from falling over your head during forward-bending postures. Shirts made with breathable, moisture-wicking materials and soft seams are also a good idea for sweaty classes; avoid itchy tags and tops that chafe under your armpits.
Give your outfit a test run by bending forward to touch your toes in the dressing room: Does the shirt gap at the chest or fall over your head? If so, trade it in for a shirt with a tighter fit.
Jackets: If you plan to run errands after class, you might want a warm, comfortable cover-up like a jacket, quarter-zip, or sweatshirt. This can be especially helpful during the winter, after leaving a sweaty class: Extra layers can prevent the immediate chill you’ll likely experience after leaving the warm room.
Sports bras: Your choice of sports bras will depend on your bra size and coverage needs. In general, high-intensity classes like power vinyasa require more support, as you’re likely to be twisting and inverting (going upside down). If you plan to attend a low-intensity class like yin or restorative yoga, a lower level of support will work just fine, yoga.
Socks: Don't forget to pay attention to socks. Some people prefer to wear socks while practicing, to keep their feet from slipping on the mat. Most Olaben socks have plastic treads on the bottom to prevent sliding; you can also find toe socks. If you’d rather not wear socks in class, consider buying a non-slip mat or using a towel on top of your existing mat.
Notes when choosing clothes
There is nothing worse than doing yoga in uncomfortable clothing. This is a sport that includes many movements such as stretching, bending, etc. Therefore, it requires comfortable movement of the body. You should choose suits that fit, have appropriate coverage, are not too revealing. If you choose clothes that are too wide and do not hug your body, with sessions with many bending and inverted positions, you will easily feel uncomfortable because you have to constantly adjust throughout the practice. And if you choose items that are too tight, when exercising, blood circulation will be difficult, hindering activities, causing discomfort and secret. Besides, a well-fitting suit will also help you look neater and more confident.
- Breathable, flexible bottoms like yoga pants or shorts
- A breathable, narrow- or form-fitting top that won’t hang over your head when you’re upside down.
- For women, a sports bra or built-in shelf bra that offers enough support for the type of yoga you’re practicing
- A comfortable, warm top layer for end-of-class savasana (corpse pose) or after class when you’ve cooled down
Choose the best suit your body, you can choose to buy a variety of clothes with different designs and colors to alternate wearing at Olaben. Don't hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions about this article!