Yoga and Beyond: Becoming For You


It’s time to roll out your yoga mat sitting in the corner of your room and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe for thousands of years. The beauty of Yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, Yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone.

Now I am not here to teach you about the different postures of Yoga. I will leave that to the experts experienced in this field. I am here to share with you and recommend you the articles of clothing Becoming For You offers, which will definitely be comfortable during your yoga sessions and trust me. The ones I pick will be affordable, of premium quality with benefits from the clothes.

By the way, I hope after reading this blog it somehow motivates you to try out simple Yoga if you haven’t, and I will write about the benefits of Yoga one day since Becoming For You is not just about clothing, but it’s about ‘lifestyle and wellbeing’ as well :)

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So to save you from sweating your ass off more than you already will and having to endure slow-drying clothing afterwards, let’s take a look at what you should wear when you are on the yoga mat.

It gets annoying and challenging when you’re fiddling with sagging, too tight or uncomfortable yoga clothes. That’s why it’s important to purchase clothes that are breathable, flexible and comfortable.

Yoga clothes belong to a category often referred to as “athleisure” (I have written an article about athleisure if you want to read about it in detail), which means that people now wear yoga clothes as a matter of fashion, not just function. As such, you’ll now find yoga gear with pockets, mesh cutouts, bright colours, wild patterns and more. While all of this is fun, if you’re planning to wear your clothing to an actual yoga class, remember to pay attention to function:

Your yoga clothing purchases will depend mainly on personal preference, as well as the style of Yoga you plan to practice. But at an average level, here’s what to wear to Yoga.

  • Breathable, flexible bottoms like yoga pants or shorts
  • A breathable, narrow- or form-fitting top that won’t hang over your head when you’re upside down.
  • A sports bra or built-in shelf bra offers enough support for the type of Yoga you’re practising for women.

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And the best part is that the Becoming For You Sports and Outdoor section has all the required clothing, so give it a run through at the website ;)

What to Look For in Yoga Clothing?

Many yoga clothes are made with polyester-nylon-spandex blends, and for a good reason — these fabrics offer the right balance of comfort, breathability and flexibility, something I personally prefer to wear anytime:

  • Comfort: There’s nothing worse than practising Yoga in an uncomfortable piece of clothing. As you tune into your body, you don’t want to focus on itchy seams and tags, saggy or too tight waistbands, or fabric that binds and chafes.
  • Breathability: Depending on the type of Yoga you practise, you may sweat a little or a lot. Particularly if you’re sweating a lot, it’s important to wear breathable and moisture-wicking materials to keep you cool and comfortable. Tank tops, shirts with cutouts and yoga pants with mesh pockets will all improve breathability and venting. Avoid cotton, which holds moisture, makes you feel hot and damp, then leaves you prone to chafing or getting chilled when class winds down.
  • Flexibility: Yoga involves bending, stretching, reaching and rolling. Your clothes need to be able to keep up with these movements, which means they’ll probably be made with at least 15% spandex.

Check the Becoming For You Premium Yoga Set for women

Check the Becoming For You Premium Yoga Set for women

What to wear?

Yoga leggings/pants: Becoming For You Yoga clothing offers multiple yoga pants styles with varying lengths and fits. As with all yoga clothing, look for yoga pants or leggings (terms that are used somewhat interchangeably) that offer a good combination of breathability, flexibility and comfort. Nylon-polyester-spandex blend pants are a good bet, as they move with you through postures but also wick moisture instantly.

If you’re concerned about coverage when bending and stretching, high-waisted leggings or pants might be a good choice; they are typically less likely to slip during a fast practice or ride down too far during inverted poses like downward dog. Most leggings range from midcalf to full leg in length. Loose-fitted pants can be an excellent option for slower yoga classes like restorative or yin; they are typically not recommended for power vinyasa classes, as they can impede mobility. If you choose to wear loose-fitted pants for a challenging yoga class, look for options that cinch around the ankle.

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A Premium High Wasit Leggings for women is the ultimate athleisure.

Yoga shorts: Some brands make men’s yoga shorts with built-in liners for comfort during a bendy, stretchy practice. Alternatively, you can find longer yoga shorts that reach the knee, which can aid in coverage during inversions. Spandex yoga shorts, typically geared toward women, are a tricky business; they tend to ride up during practice and don’t provide much coverage during complicated poses. However, some people find them to be the most comfortable option when there’s lots of heat and sweat involved, as with hot yoga classes.

The men's set of 3/4 and full legging is perfect for Yoga sessions

The men's set of 3/4 and full legging is perfect for Yoga sessions

In general, avoid yoga bottoms that are too thin and see-through, saggy (a common occurrence in low-rise, too-tight pants) or made with cotton. If you build up some heat in your practice, remember that more extended coverage on your legs can be a bonus for arm balancing postures, as the fabric can help keep your legs from slipping off your sweaty arms.

Yoga tops: No matter the style; most yogis prefer to wear form-fitting T-shirts or tank tops that fit snugly around the hips and waist. This narrow fit keeps the shirt from falling over your head during forward bending postures. Shirts made with breathable, moisture-wicking materials and soft seams are also a good idea for sweaty classes; avoid itchy tags and tops that chafe under your armpits. Many yoga tank tops have sports bras built-in as well. As always, avoid cotton.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” — The Bhagavad Gita.
Yoga enthusiasts understand the need to wear comfortable clothing while practising Yoga. Although yoga apparel is being designed for those who practice Yoga, many people have discovered that yoga apparel is comfortable for any type of exercise or even to wear while running errands or as great-feeling casual wear.

For yoga practitioners, yoga clothing is an essential part of a regular yoga practice. The clothing allows for fluid movement and wicks the sweat from the body. Comfortable clothing is as important as a yoga mat. While fashion and sense of style is not a top priority while practising Yoga, it is simply an added benefit of yoga apparel. For many people, yoga apparel is a type of clothing that is more comfortable than jeans. For others, it is a functional attire to wear during the practice of Yoga.

Regardless, yoga clothing is more popular than it ever has been. High-end fashion designers have realized the benefits of creating their lines of this unique apparel.

Whether you are an avid yoga practitioner or just looking for comfortable and fashionable clothing, yoga apparel is a staple in any wardrobe. With many styles and designs to choose from, this is the most versatile apparel available on the market and Becoming For You puts effort to have the best clothes.

Becoming For You is not just about clothing, but it’s about ‘lifestyle and wellbeing’ as well :)

P.S. These are some of the many varieties of outfits to choose from. Please tag us in your stories during your Yoga photoshoots on Instagram and follow our Becoming For You Sports and Outdoor.