What Should I Wear to a Yoga Class?

What Should I Wear to a Yoga Class?

Starting a new class, yoga included, can create a lot of anxiety. Unfortunately, social media doesn’t help here as it often perpetuates the myth that yoga is only for flexible fit women that know what they are doing and are super-bendy. Couldn't be further from the truth, at least at our centre where we do speciality yoga for men, beginner yoga courses and workshops. In reality, our yoga classes are attended by individuals of all sizes and shapes, wearing a variety of clothing styles.


Ultimately, the most important factor in selecting attire for class is that it should make you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the session. The emphasis should be on comfort rather than style, and there is no need to spend a fortune on new clothes when you start yoga.

When practising yoga, it's essential to wear clothing that facilitates free movement. Opting for lightweight, breathable fabrics is ideal, especially considering the likelihood of sweating during our Fiery Vinyasa or Ashtanga sessions. For our warm yoga practices, it's advisable to wear lighter clothing underneath as we can always shed layers as the session progresses. Leggings, shorts, short sleeves, sports bras - can't go wrong with those. 

However, during the relaxation practice, you may feel chilly, which is why it's recommended to bring along layers. Especially for slower yoga sessions like Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Yin, Gravity Yoga or Deep Stretch, where each pose is held for a prolonged period of time, wearing layers, socks and carrying extra blankets can add to your comfort and make the session even more enjoyable. Long sleeves, jumpers, stretchy leggings or even warm stretchy trousers would be our advice. 


During slower practices, socks are plausible but for faster practices, it is advisable to practise barefoot to avoid any chances of slipping and falling. However, you can consider using socks with a firm grip as a suitable alternative. While some individuals, including myself, tend to get too warm while wearing socks during Ashtanga or Vinyasa, it's essential to acknowledge that everyone has varying preferences and experiences, thus feel free to experiment with strong grip socks. Shoes is a "NO" during the yoga practice, unless you have mobility constraints in which case speciality clean shoes might be an option. 


We offer specialised yoga classes and courses for men, and it is our responsibility to share important information with you. We recommend investing in a pair of "double-layered sports shorts", which you can easily find on Amazon. These shorts offer unparalleled comfort and can prevent overheating during your practice. Additionally, they provide excellent coverage and will keep everything in place. We have witnessed a range of wardrobe malfunctions over the last two years, and we want to avoid any embarrassing situations for you and our instructors. Therefore, we encourage you to invest in these shorts, as they will ensure an enjoyable and embarrassment-free session for all.

With your yoga attire fully ready, it's time to put an end to any unnecessary delay and engage in some invigorating yoga practice at the Yogalina Wellness Centre.