Over the eight years I’ve been practicing yoga, I’ve worn just about everything from galoshes and old jogging pants to specialized yoga wear with spandex. The uniform isn’t so clear cut – probably because yoga is so versatile. However, one thing we can probably all agree on is that the clothing you wear for yoga must be comfortable.
So what should you look for when you go shopping for yoga wear? Being a bargain lover, I originally opted for cheap – a simple cream cotton t-shirt with a pair of slightly baggy pants. The clothes were comfortable and I thought, if I was just going to sweat, why spend any more?
After a while I soon found out – the t-shirt, although being comfortable to jog in, would rise up whenever I was in forward bend, which meant I was forever tucking it back into the pants. And then, when I went into shoulder stand, the bottoms of the pants would rise up my legs.
On top of this, whenever I did a more active class such as vinyasa flow, the clothes just weren’t designed for excess sweating, so I’d always feel a bit bedraggled by the end. Bikram would have been out of the question!
If you’re forever readjusting your clothes during your practice, they’re probably not working for you. They need to be like a second skin without being too tight and if I’m totally honest, it’s difficult to find really cheap yoga wear that comes with that perfect fit. Of course, if you’re purely into laughter yoga, by all means, go with the galoshes and an old t-shirt.
For everything else, finding a good yoga outfit is well worth the investment – a bit like the timeless little black dress. And the good news is – there are lots of yoga clothes out there that are great quality, stylish and affordable.
Once I’d found some yoga pants and a top with a cute design and fitted sports bra, it made a massive difference to my practice – I felt more graceful, comfortable and I was able to breathe properly. And ironically, despite my clothes being lovely, they’re never ever the focus of my practice.
The difference between cheap and affordable is that affordable allows you to focus on what counts – your practice not your clothes.
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What are your yoga clothing irritations? Is there a difference between affordable and cheap yoga clothing and do you have any shopping tips for other readers? Share your thoughts here.