How to dress for hatha yoga practice?

When practicing hatha yoga, everything matters: the place where you practice, the environment, the people with whom you practice together, and, of course, the clothes. Your outfit should be as comfortable as possible so as not to restrict movement and let your body move and breathe freely.

In India, it is a common practice to wear a half-fitted shirt with long sleeves and spacious pants of cotton fabric, tapering down to the ankles. In Russia, you can also follow this tradition, but not necessarily – more universal clothing will do. Experienced hatha yoga instructors recommend to focus on a few basic criteria when buying clothing for the classes.
The first is a high-quality knitted fabric. Elastic tops, shirts or T-shirts, leggings or shorts made of cotton or a special synthetic material for sportswear will do. It is important that the fabric allows the body to breathe and does not chafe the skin.
The second thing is the cut. It is better to choose a close-fitting or semi-sleeveless models with short sleeves. So clothes will not interfere with movements and allow a good view of the location of arms, legs, muscle tension. T-shirts and pants that are too wide can get tangled, slip down, thereby preventing you from exercising and distracting you. If you intend to work out indoors, you can wear light clothing, but for training outside in cooler weather you need warmer clothes, such as a sweatshirt.
Third is the cut. Make sure that while doing asanas and pranayamas, your pants or shorts always cover the lower back: this way you don’t have to worry about seeing your underwear. Respectively, you can pay more attention to practice.
Fourth, the shade. In order to fully concentrate on the process, experts recommend wearing a uniform of non-bright, non-creamy tones.White and all pastel shades are quite a good solution. Black is also good.
An important component of equipment for hatha yoga classes is a special mat. It should be made of elastic material and should not slip. So it will be easier to hold the position in static poses, such as a muzzle-down dog or a warrior.