Yoga Class Uncomfortable? Change Your Outfit

Posted on: 19 May 2017

A yoga class can make your body move in ways that you never thought possible. However, in order to get the most out of a yoga class, you will need to wear an outfit that does not get in the way. You will also want your clothes to fit so that you are not busy adjusting them and are instead focused on your yoga poses.

Your Top

Choose a top that is form-fitting. You do not want it to be too loose and be worried about exposing yourself. However, you do not want it to be so tight that it is uncomfortable and constricting. Tank tops are commonly used because you will not have to worry about pushing any sleeves out of the way during poses. Depending on how hot the yoga class can get, you may want to even wear a sports bra. If you are a man, you may want to participate shirtless. If you will be doing yoga outdoors in the summer, another option is to perform yoga while wearing a swimsuit. 

Your Bottom

The absolute best type of pants to wear to a yoga class are yoga pants. You may think that short shorts will be more comfortable, but there is also a risk that someone will catch a glimpse of your private area while performing poses. Short shorts are more likely to bunch up and you will have to pull them down frequently, which can become annoying. Bicycle shorts or leggings may also work, but yoga pants are designed specifically for yoga.

When you are purchasing yoga pants, make sure to try some lunges in the dressing room to make sure that the yoga pants are comfortable and do not restrict your movement. The two types of yoga pants to choose from are the full-length and 3/4 length pants. The full-length pants are fine for classes where there is not a lot of movement, but the extra length of the pants could cause you to trip during more vigorous programs.

You may be concerned that yoga pants are too tight,  but there are also looser-fitting bell-bottom yoga pants available. These are more similar to sweatpants, but may be cooler and more comfortable for a yoga class. If you cannot decide on what to wear in the end, it is best to get more than one outfit and to try each out until you find one that you are happy with and that will leave you more eager to return. If you're ready to shop, check out places like Bad Girl Brazilian Fitness Wear.