Some people hesitate to attend yoga classes because they do not know what is appropriate to wear or do not feel they would look good in what they feel is appropriate. In many magazines and movies yoga is portrayed as physically fit women in spandex, but that is not always the case. Some people feel comfortable in tight clothing; therefore that is what they wear. On the other hand many people do not feel comfortable dressed like that so they wear what they deem appropriate. This type of exercise is all about stress relief and becoming one with yourself, not how you look while doing so. Wearing the correct clothing during class is the main key to being able to perform this exercise properly.
Those who wear tight clothes while performing yoga do so because they find it easier to move and get into different positions in a timelier manner. When wearing clothes that are less form fitting some think the excess clothing will get in the way and disrupt their concentration. This may be true for some people; however it is not a rule that tight clothing must be worn. This is a complex exercise and in many cases people will wear things that are form fitting, however it is not deemed inappropriate to wear loose fitting articles.
Many people attend the classes on a daily basis and opt to dress in loose things. They feel that what they have on is not pertinent to how they perform during the exercise. They do not find that their excess clothing gets in the way of their movement. These people think that switching positions during yoga is more related to the mind and body connection rather than what they have on. It is possible to perform this exercise regardless of what you have on and you can do it just as efficiently as those who have on less baggy articles. The most important thing is to be comfortable while exercising.
It is important to remember that choosing the correct things is not only about whether it is loose or tight but about the type of material. You should pay attention to the weather outside and how cold or warm the room that you are exercising in is. This should be a key factor in determining what you dress in. The environment plays a big role in your choice as you do not want to be too cold or too hot when taking the class.
The main goal is to be relaxed and focused on what you are doing and not self-conscious about what you have on. Doing this will make your experience more enjoyable and fun. Being comfortable gets you into the correct mind setting to perform to the best of your abilities. If you feel awkward in something more than likely you will not want to continue on with the sessions and it should really be about the healthy lifestyle you are trying to obtain and not about what you dress in. So whether you want to dress in something loose fitting or tight, yoga is an exercise that helps you to relax and get into a different mindset. You will get more out of the class when you do what feels more comfortable for you. Remember everyone is different and everyone feels good in different things.