It’s an exciting time when you are trying something new, and yoga classes in Melbourne are no exception. If you are new to the world of yoga though, you might be wondering: What do I wear to a yoga class? Shorts, leggings? Will I need a jumper? What top should I wear? In short, the answer is you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
Yoga is all about freeing up your body to bend and stretch in new ways to awaken muscles and stimulate connective tissue that have been laying dormant in underutilised parts of your body. Some of the poses may be quite different to what you have done before, so you do need to make sure your clothing does not restrict you from moving the way you need, to get the most out of your yoga classes.
Here are a few tips that might help choosing your yoga wardrobe.
Comfort, Comfort, Comfort
You may have seen clothes labelled specifically for yoga at clothing stores. Although anything that you find comfortable is acceptable, there is a reason that ‘yoga wear’ might look a bit different from your everyday gym gear. The first thing you may notice is the fabric. As yoga classes in Melbourne can take many shapes and forms….and temperatures, you need to be sure you will be comfortable in the fabric you are wearing.
Yoga can be performed in a hot studio if you are taking a Bikram class, or alternatively if you are taking a Vinyasa yoga class, even if your studio is cool, you may still work up quite a sweat, so make sure the fabric is breathable and lightweight.
The other thing you may notice is that yoga clothing is less fitted and more flowing, this is to allow you to move without being hampered by restrictive clothing. Pants that are tight around the legs and waistband, may prevent you from being able to perform a ‘Dancers Pose’ or other positions that conventional clothing is not designed to stretch for.
Shoes or no shoes
Traditionally yoga is performed with bare feet, this again comes down to not being restricted with your movements. Yoga requires you to stretch from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes, so if you are in shoes with a hard sole that doesn’t bend, you will not be able to stretch and flex your feet, which is important in being able to complete a yoga class effectively. Some people choose to wear socks while performing yoga, but this can be slippery and pose an unnecessary risk to injury, so if you really want to wear socks, make sure you buy special non slip socks.
You can choose to have your own yoga mat that you take to classes with you or have at home if you want to do a quick morning sun salutation, but most yoga classes in Melbourne will provide yoga mats for you to use.
Kaya Health Clubs provides yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, straps & blankets to all class participants and ensures that you have the equipment you need to make the most out of your yoga class experience. With over 30 authentic yoga classes scheduled each week at each of their two convenient locations, and with 6 different yoga disciplines available to try, you can feel assured that the dedicated teachers are there to start you on your yoga journey with comfort and ease.
To try a yoga class at Kaya Health Clubs, take advantage of a complimentary class! Call and speak to the team at Kaya to start your yoga journey (03) 9090 1000