Yoga is a great way to keep in shape, loose weight, practice mindfulness, and meet fun new people. But when you’re first enrolling in a class, it’s normal to feel a bit unsure about all of the ‘yoga rules.’ If you’re questioning what to wear to your first yoga class, look no further than this article for the best tips.
Find The Right Yoga Bottoms
If you’re brand new to yoga, basic leggings might be a excellent choice for wearing to your first class. Yoga leggings have become super prevalent in recent years. Choose a pair of leggings that are opaque, comfortable and breathable. Yoga leggings fit a bit looser on the leg than conventional fitness leggings, while providing a snug fit around the waist. You’ll also want yoga pants that stay all the way up when you’re stretching, so go with a soft and elastic material. If you’re doing hot yoga, you’ll also want a nice, breathable material that can keep moisture off your skin. Sweatpants are fine if this is your first class, and you’re not sure if yoga is for you. But for a hot yoga class, sweatpants will get way too warm, sweaty and very uncomfortable.
Go For Added Support on Top
For a yoga top you should wear a comfortable and supportive sports bra. It doesn’t need to be as binding as a high impact as a running bra would. You want to find a yoga top that allows you to definitely be able to move freely. Choose a yoga top with a relaxed fit, but not so relaxed it’ll move over your head while you’re in an inverted pose, or it won’t properly leave you covered when you’re stretching in a downward facing dog pose. You don’t want to be self-conscious about your clothing, as it can impact your breathing and posture.
For Your Feet
In most yoga classes, you’ll be barefoot. This helps you maximize your balance, and makes it easier to feel any adjustments you need to make to your posture. If the idea of being barefoot in public makes you uncomfortable or squeamish, you can buy yoga socks from any fitness store, yoga studio, and even some department stores. These have non-slip padding on the bottom, to help you grip the floor without leaving your feet bare.