Haven Yoga Meditation explores men’s options for yoga class attire.
The positive effects of yoga and meditation apply regardless of gender, even if men still make up the minority of yoga practitioners worldwide. While it is becoming much more socially acceptable for men to practice yoga and meditation, the knowledge of what to wear to yoga as a man can be confusing. The common idea of a ‘yoga outfit’ is very feminine. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how to decide what to wear to yoga as a man.
Understand What You’re Looking For
When considering what to wear for a yoga class, men should prioritise breathability and comfort. This means paying attention to the fabric, fit, and design of your clothes. Yoga involves a bit of stretching, which men can struggle with. Wearing clothes not designed for easy mobility that are prone to sweat stains can result in a negative yoga and meditation experience.
Know Your Fabrics
Breathable materials that don’t trap moisture are the priority when choosing what to wear to a yoga class. Synthetic fabrics commonly used in fitness wear can be a great choice. If you prefer an eco-friendly option, bamboo fibre is a sustainable choice that’s also comfortable. Whatever you choose, ensure that it is a fabric that you are able to move freely in.
Think About Fit
The fit of men’s yoga clothing should be comfortable and allow for easy movement. Being able to breathe deeply is very important in yoga and meditation, so we recommend seeking out a flexible waistband. Men’s yoga pants are loose in the leg, maximising breathability by considering the drape of the fabric. When it comes to fit, focus on being able to move and breathe freely within your clothes during a yoga and meditation session.
Reduce Your Consumption
Clothing manufacturing is a very wasteful industry. Before you go about purchasing a brand new outfit for a yoga class, take a look at what you already own. After all, reducing purchases is beneficial for both the environment and your bank account.
Some tips for reducing wasteful clothing purchases:
• Gym clothing can double for yoga clothing.
• Comfortable, loose-fitting tee-shirts can also be great for a yoga outfit.
• Trackpants work well for less strenuous forms of yoga.
As a rule of thumb, if you can imagine yourself stretching and breathing in a piece of clothing comfortably and without sweat-related complications, it will work for a yoga session.