How To Shop for Yoga Wear

Yoga is one of the best things you could take up to improve your health, and it pays to invest in the proper yoga accessories, yoga products and yoga wear to help you do your yoga exercises more efficiently. It also motivates you to do your exercises consistently and for a long time.

The first thing you should know would be how to choose the best yoga wear to suit you best. Of course, the first thing to take into consideration would be the size. Yoga would require you to do a lot of stretching and a wide range of movements, so your yoga wear should be loose enough to allow you to move very comfortably, but at the same time fit enough so that they wouldn’t slide off your waist in the middle of a stretching position.

Other factors to be taken into consideration would be the length (yoga pants should not be too long, as it would hinder your movement), the material (it should provide ventilation to your body, and so the cloth material shouldn’t be too heavy or coarse, and it should adequately absorb your sweat or wick it off; typical cloth material used for yoga is woven and cotton rather than spandex), and the color and style (of course you’d want to look good during your exercises; make sure that the cut compliments your body shape and size, and that the color isn’t too dull that it makes you look old and weary. Opt for light, subdued colors or neutral earth-tones.)

One last consideration to keep in mind would be coverage, especially for ladies. Opt for yoga wear with built-in shelf bras; this would help you avoid the hassles of having to pull up bra straps that keep on slipping off your shoulders. Also, yoga shorts and yoga pants should provide enough coverage in the backside area, to avoid having that area of your body be exposed too much during bends and stretches, and to avoid the discomfort of wedgies.

In essence, the key to shopping for yoga wear would be to look for comfort, but at the same time make sure that it clings enough to your body and provides adequate coverage.

With all these points in mind, it’s time to look for stores that carry good yoga wear. If you are shopping for yoga tops and yoga shorts for the first time, it’s recommended that you actually go to a store to look for the perfect fit for you. If you are shopping on a budget, chains such as Target or Walmart carry standard quality yoga wear. Just remember to choose by keeping the above pointers in mind and you’ll be all set. However, you could purchase from specialized sporting goods stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and active apparel brand names such as Adidas and Nike, to ensure the higher quality and durability of your yoga wear.

Once you’ve determined the right size and proportions of yoga wear for your body, you could be surer of purchasing the right type for you online. So if you want to buy an extra set of yoga wear (and other yoga gear), try out websites such as, and, as well as trade sites such as Nextag, eBay and

There you have it! Hope you enjoy shopping for yoga gear as much as you enjoy doing the yoga exercises itself! Good luck.


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