Yoga Clothing

Your Yoga clothing impacts your practice. Good Yoga clothing will allow you to have a great Yoga practice, whereas bad Yoga clothing will get in the way.

Most people use Yoga clothing made out of cotton, because the cotton material lets the body breathe during Yoga practice. It stays comfortable and cool for longer. Traditionally, Yoga has no "uniform" or clothing guidelines. The common karate-type outfits originated recently in the United States, not in ancient India. Incidentally, some people choose to perform Yoga naked.

You can find three general types of yoga pants: shorts, knee-length pants, and full-length pants. You can use any just fine, so choose whichever one you personally prefer. Shorts may keep you cooler, but longer pants may offer some cushioning for your knee.

For tops, you want to find a fabric and fit that will allow you to perform all the asanas and yoga postures. You probably want to consider a fitted shirt, because you want a shirt that will not slip down when you bend over with your head lower than your hip. At the same time, you do not want the shirt to constrict your movement. Women probably want to wear a sports bra for comfort and support, but do not need it.

Most Yogis practice Yoga barefoot. If you decide to wear shoes, make sure to find a comfortable pair that will not slip on the surface on which you perform Yoga.

Overall, you definitely want to get Yoga clothes that you find both comfortable and practical. You need clothes that will allow you to do all the Yoga poses and postures while still remaining comfortable. Additionally, many people want to find fashionable Yoga clothes. If you care about fashion and perform Yoga with a group, then feeling unfashionable will disrupt your Yoga practice, so make sure to get clothes that you consider fashionable and visually appealing.

Of course, remember that your yoga clothes will go through a lot during your Yoga practice, and will wear out quickly. For that reason, you may not want to spend money on unnecessarily fancy Yoga clothes. Additionally, remember that you practice Yoga to escape worldly demands and materialism.

We hope this article answered all of your questions about Yoga clothing and Yoga clothes. If you have any remaining questions, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please email us at or post them on our Yoga Forums.