Yoga Clothes
For sports, the modern industry offers a huge number of different types of clothing: T-shirts, tops, hoodies, hooded jackets, shorts, trousers, leggings, special suits, headbands, gloves for training on simulators and much, much more.
If you are looking for the right yoga clothes, the instructors of One Yoga NYC Studio in New York have prepared a number of practical tips for choosing. Despite the fact that there are no special requirements for it, clothes for hot yoga are somewhat different from the one that is suitable for non heated yoga and mediation .
What to wear in yoga class?

Everyone who decided to start doing yoga, is faced with the question of what yoga clothes should be. Experts note: the main thing is that it should be comfortable, allow you to perform asanas and fully immerse yourself in practice. But this issue also has its nuances. Teachers of
Yoga School in New York advise to evaluate yoga clothes according to several parameters:
it should be as simple as possible, allow the body to "breathe", not cause unpleasant sensations, not restrict movements, but also not be very spacious.
Yoga clothes should not prevent the instructor from seeing the work of muscles during classes.
From what material is it better to choose clothes?

Many people believe that the most suitable is natural clothing, that is, made of natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, which perfectly absorb moisture, "breathable", hypoallergenic, pleasant to the body, do not interfere with the energy exchange between man and the universe. But such materials also have a number of disadvantages. For example, they quickly change color, lose shape during intense training, absorb odors, crumple.

Therefore, modern manufacturers offer a more practical version of yoga clothes – made of combined materials with the addition of lycra, elastane, polyester. Such fabrics provide excellent product characteristics:
elasticity, allow you to perform amplitude movements,
  • the ability to remove moisture to the surface,
  • do not absorb odors,
  • have a positive effect on blood circulation and muscle tone,
  • are well erased and dry quickly,
  • retain their shape for a long time, attractive appearance.
For example, Hot Bikram Yoga classes are held in the so-called hot room with a temperature of 38-40C, imitating the climate of India. When performing asanas in such a room, profuse sweating occurs, which helps to cleanse the body. Therefore, clothing for this practice should be light, breathable, quick-drying, for example, made of microfiber, as open as possible so not to interfere with heat exchange.
The same requirements apply for Inferno Hot Pilates classes and Baptiste Power Yoga, which also take place in the hot room.
Jivamukti yoga workouts are quite dynamic and are characterized by the fact that asanas smoothly transition from one to another, so it is better to choose tight-fitting leggings, since wider trouser legs can interfere with free movement. Hatha yoga is more focused on asanas related to coordination and breath control, so it is important that the clothes are moderately spacious and without tight elastic bands.
Color palette

The color of clothes also matters, although there are no strict requirements for this in
training. But it's still worth listening to the advice of psychologists and esotericists who give their characteristics to different colors.
Black is one of the most common, it is considered magical, giving a person the power for asceticism and renunciation.

White – in yoga is considered a symbol of spiritual perfection.
Red is the color of the first chakra, Muladhara, may be suitable for strength practice. But in bright colors, it can also cause overexcitement of the nervous system and prevent others from concentrating on classes.
Orange is the color of the second chakra, Svadhisthana, great for morning active practices.
Yellow is the color of the third chakra, Manipura, symbolizes the sun and is suitable for those who wish to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Green is the fourth, heart chakra. It is the most convenient for the human eye, promotes pacification.
Blue and sky blue – correspond to the fifth and sixth chakras, help to achieve calm, clear the mind, increase the ability to concentrate. Suitable for any practice.
Purple is also considered a magical color, corresponding to the seventh chakra, which is responsible for the energy center of the system and the connection to the Universe, Great for meditation, develops intuition.
Do I need shoes for yoga class?

For yoga, shoes are not needed, since it is traditionally believed that through bare feet during training, the energy balance of the body is restored faster, immunity increases, biologically active points on the feet are stimulated.
Teachers and students also walk around the studio barefoot, but if you are
uncomfortable, you can bring flip-flops or sandals or wear socks.
Specialists of One Yoga NYC prepared a number of tips that will be useful for beginners to choose clothes and accessories for their first yoga classes.
Tips for choosing clothes

The first recommendation is not to use a traditional tracksuit for this, which will be uncomfortable for performing stretches.

It is worth giving up a top with sleeves that can constrain the movement of the

Wide shorts, straight trousers, bloomers are things that will be uncomfortable when performing inverted asanas, exposing underwear at the same time.

Free breathing and blood circulation provide light, elastic things that can adapt to the curves of the body. It is better to use things made of high-quality mixed fabrics that allow the skin to breathe, easy to care for and will not lose their attractive appearance after a couple of washes.

Various additions like pockets, velcro, laces, buttons, jewelry made of rhinestones can disturb you from concentrating on doing exercises.
To understand how comfortable it is in the chosen outfit, it is worth putting on a set and trying to move at home, performing intense movements or doing stretching.
This will help not only to evaluate the clothes in terms of comfort, but also to check the reliability of the seams.
Our experts advise that when choosing, pay more attention not to brands or fashion trends, but to your own comfort.
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