At KĀYA, we understand how difficult it can be to make the transition from lockdown lethargy back to our old fitness routines. Our bodies naturally get used to whatever we’re doing, and it can feel like a monumental achievement just to go for a morning walk or start bringing out the home equipment. That’s why the team at KĀYA have decided to create some quick, simple resources for those who are thinking of bringing yoga, pilates, or HIIT into their workout plans, but may not be entirely sure where to start.
Today, we’re going to take a quick look at what to wear to yoga for beginners. So, get your yoga mat ready, stay hydrated, and let’s get into it.
What to Wear to Yoga – Pants
If you ask most people what they think of when they picture yoga pants, it’s more than likely that they will have a pretty solid idea of what they look like. Yoga pants, as vague as that term can seem, have become quite a fashion trend for their mix of skintight style and comfortable stretchiness. However, whilst we know the style, what’s harder is knowing the ideal yoga pants for beginner’s yoga.
In yoga, there are a wide array of poses that require you to be pliable, posable and have free movement. From the Child’s pose to the downward dog, being able to bend and move freely is absolutely essential to the foundations of these positions. So, you should be looking for yoga pants, which can also come as shorts or leggings, that have been specially made with these movements in mind. The signs of quality when choosing your pants will be thickness, stretchiness and overall comfort of the fabric, with materials like stretchy cotton being the ideal. Not only will they allow for optimal movement, but they will also help you avoid visible underwear. In other words, comfort in all its forms.
What to Wear to Yoga – Tops
Whilst the requirements of pants may be a tad more restrictive style-wise, there are a wide array of yoga top options to choose from, so you’ll have a lot more opportunities to show your personality. In most cases, the main thing will be choosing a shirt that will stay put, regardless of what position you find yourself in. So, if you want to avoid riding up or falling down with the rhythm of your movements, it’s best to find something tight-fitting and breathable.
First and foremost, you’ll want to work with a breathable natural fabric that will allow you to sweat and move comfortably, without feeling like you’re trapped in your own clothing. Yoga should be a pleasant experience, and anything you can do to avoid feeling like you need a shower every few moments is going to be a great choice.
What to Wear to Yoga – Shoes
Whilst this may not be the case if you’re going for a more natural outdoors approach, yoga rarely requires shoes, period. When you enter a yoga studio, you should think of it as a way to cast off the world at large and fully immerse yourself in your new space. So, we tend to suggest that you remove your shoes and socks. Doing so will ensure that you don’t slide too much on your yoga mat, whilst also showing respect for the sacred space itself.
Whether you’re going out on your own or joining a class, knowing what to wear to yoga for beginners is going to be the process of finding the most comfortable, practical clothing for you. Just remember throughout all of this that everyone else is in the same boat as you, and your comfort should come before any sense of style or dressing up for the occasion. This is your time to let go of the world, and high-quality yoga clothing is an excellent first step.
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