The team at Ebates sent over an infographic on Yoga Wear, and it reminded me that full/loose pants are not the way to go. When you lift your leg higher than your head, the pantleg will slide up and that’s annoying as hell.
It got me thinking about what I like to wear in yoga class. The props are nice – especially if you do yoga at home. Those foam yoga blocks are super helpful for rickety old people like me.
What to Wear to Yoga Class
Duh. Even in bikram yoga (hot yoga), you need to wear underwear. That said, I’m talking about pants or shorts. I like these booty shorts because you need to be able to stretch and get your body in different positions. I also like capris and my good ol’ running shorts.
If you’re still breastfeeding like me, you’re probably looking for an “easy access”/easy-to-pull-down sports bra. I like this criss-cross bra -it’s for low-impact fitness, so yoga is a perfect fit. And velcro straps, yo. (Read my post on sports bras for breastfeeding moms here.)
There are people who like to wear billowy tops to work out in. I always wonder why. Even if you have a tummy to hide or whatever, billowy tops are not your friend, especially in yoga class. Have you ever done downward facing dog? That stupid short is going to flop back in your face. Every.single.time.
Get a fitted or snug top so that crap doesn’t happen.
However, if you must get a billowy top to disguise a tummy, try this Danskin one. It’s got a fitted waist!
Comfy Flip Flops
Going in and out of a studio quick? Get thee to a Sanuk store or buy online! These are the most comfortable flip flops I’ve ever worn. I bought a pair when my dogs were barkin’ on our babymoon. Why didn’t I buy these earlier??!!
Lastly, this isn’t to wear but something to bring. All the props can be borrowed at the studio. If you’re doing yoga at home, I would think about ordering a few props (especially the blocks and straps). Otherwise, the most important piece of equipment to own?
An awesome mat
The yoga mats that studios provide are pretty cool but you know, germs. Do you want your hands touching a mat where someone else’s feet were? *shudder* I love my Manduka yoga mat, and so does The Wife! (He needs to get his own – I don’t want to touch where his stank feet has been.)
Reusable water bottle
This is essential and you should already be doing this anyway!
I like wide-mouth bottles but when you’re in a class, sometimes it’s just safer to have a bottle with a spout. That way you’re guaranteed not to accidentally spill all over the floor.
All else can be borrowed. Or pick them up second-hand. Or you can also buy your props online. But first, make sure you sign up for Ebates and get cash back every time you shop through their portals! YES. CASH BACK.
What am I missing? What do you bring to yoga class?
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