Yogis often spend a lot of time thinking about what type of workout clothing they should wear to a new class. When you’re going into town, you want to make the best possible impression because you never know who you may run into. However, practicing at home is also a significant part of a daily routine for most yogis. We don’t spend nearly the same amount of time considering how to dress for a home practice.
If you wake up in the morning and head straight to your yoga mat, how should you plan to dress? You can try following some of these guidelines to select the right yoga outfit for a home practice.
Look for comfortable clothing.
As long as you’re comfortable, not much else will matter when it comes to a home yoga practice. Perhaps you have a pair of extremely comfortable yoga leggings that have definitely lived out their better days. You would never wear them to a yoga class because of their see-through tendencies, but you shouldn’t be afraid to put them on for a home yoga practice.
A home practice is meant to help you move deeper into the tradition, the postures, and the mindset of yoga. You want to be as comfortable as possible so that your mind can focus on the things that truly matter.
Don’t be afraid to keep yourself cool.
Many yogis are too self-conscious to consider stripping off their shirt in the middle of a crowded yoga class. Even when the heat starts to really build, they may be hesitant to expose that much of their body. Practicing at home takes away that layer of self-consciousness and allows you to dress cooler.
Don’t be afraid to take off your shirt or practice in just a sports bra, as long as your neighbors can’t see you. This could also help you to gain a better view of your core alignment and allow your arms to move more freely.
Don’t wear clothing that’s too loose.
While you do want your yoga outfit to be comfortable, you don’t want to wear excessively large or baggy items. These can cause uncomfortable fabric bunching around your joints that can get irritating over the course of a long practice. You may also find that these baggy clothes get in the way during inversions.
Wearing clothing that is too loose could pose a serious safety risk and lead to unintentional injury. If you step on pants that are too long, you may fall and injure yourself. Similarly, you could lose focus during a difficult asana when you need to adjust your clothes. This could lead to poor alignment and an accidental injury.
Overall, there aren’t many fashion tips to keep in mind when you’re practicing yoga from the comfort of your own home. You should always be attentive to how your clothing fits and makes you feel. If you feel confident and are able to practice yoga safely in your outfit, then it could be a great choice for your home practice.