Bikram Yoga is a type of hot room yoga and as such might need a very particular type of yoga clothing.Here are a few things you may want to consider when purchasing yoga clothing for you next Bikram Yoga class. So the clothes should be worn accordingly. Minimum clothes are preferred due to the hot environment inside the room. Clothes should be selected carefully and be worn confidently.
What to wear to bikram yoga classes
Shorts and tank top
For the men, it is best just to wear shorts and a tank top. It is best not to wear full sleeve shirts or long pants that may limit your movement doing the postures. Cotton is best as it will ingest sweat effortlessly.
Clearly there are several different types of yoga pants. You have probably seen those that are full length as well as the Capri type that end just below your knee. You can also opt to wear shorts too. Naturally, you may have to pick between flowing yoga pants and the styles that fit closer to your form. Form fitting is good because your instructor can see the lines of your body to tell if you are doing the postures right. That way, your instructor can correct your posture properly.
When you wear flowing yoga pants areas of your body that you do not to expose are hidden. Whether this is just modesty or you truly believe that you need to hide things, flowing yoga pants will help.
Yoga wear tops
I think you will find that choosing which yoga wear top to buy is very similar to buying those yoga pants. You still need to pick between tighter fitting or more loose and flowing garments. You might opt for a t-shirt style or even a tank top made of cotton or silk. I like to have an Om symbol on mine.
There are many styles to choose from when purchasing yoga wear tops, so you will have an endless supply from which to pick for your hot and sweaty Bikram yoga class.
Yoga Shoes I know what you are thinking, who practices yoga wearing shoes? I imagine most practitioners just go barefoot, but you may want to consider yoga shoes if you are ever going to be on some rocky Caribbean beach somewhere. There are shoes designed with this express purpose in mind.
I know people who like to wear those little cotton bottomed tai chi shoes. But you might want something with a little more support, like what Puma and Adidas make. These companies are very sympathetic to yoga types.
Buy your yoga clothes because you like them. Choose wisely something practical and comfortable for you.