If you are someone who is new to yoga, this guide here today will be a great aid to you. If you are looking to start your yoga class on a good note, then here is a list of what not to wear when you attend a class. Most of these are either inappropriate or have the effect of hindering your practice. Therefore, it would be wise to get this right from the very start.
The first thing you should not wear is an oversize t-shirt. It is important to wear a fitting t-shirt (not too tight either) when you head for practice. Many yogis tend to make this mistake, not just beginners. You will face a problem especially during the downward dog pose as your oversize shirt could end up drooping down around you. In worse cases, it will just fall in your face. Avoid tucking in your shirt too as it can accumulate too much heat.
The next thing to avoid is a revealing shirt. Obviously, it is not appropriate at all to begin with and could possibly make others have a bad impression of you. Secondly, you don’t want to have to worry about flashing to the whole class during the practice. You would end up losing focus on and wasting your time. For ladies, a conservative sports bra would be ideal. As for the men, there is no reason to take your shirt off during class as it only acts as a distraction, regardless of whether it is good or bad.
When it comes to shoes, it should not be anywhere inside the studio. Yoga is best practiced with bare feet. Therefore, remember to remove your shoes outside before stepping into the studio.
We will now proceed to the shorts. There are many yogis who are used to wearing running shorts for classes. This is perfectly normal and alright except for the Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose), where you could end up exposing more than you desired to. Hence, if your running shorts are too short, it would be good to wear a pair of form fitting lycra shorts underneath.
Lastly, since yoga is being practiced bare foot, nasty feet isn’t appropriate or appreciated. We are not asking you to go for a pedicure ever so often. We are simply telling you to make sure that it is clean and doesn’t stink the room. This is basic hygiene as well. For more information, check it out here.