Chair yoga is practiced much like other types of yoga.
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Chair yoga involves postures and movements that are similar to those practiced in other styles of yoga, except yogis do them while sitting in a chair. Thus, this style of yoga can be beneficial for those who are overweight, elderly, inflexible or have a disability. You'll feel more comfortable in your chair yoga class if you're wearing the right type of clothing.
Women's Yoga Clothes
When you do chair yoga, it's important for you to wear clothing that feels comfortable and doesn't distract you. You'll be moving and bending in various ways, so you'll want your clothing to be able to move with you. Women often wear cotton-blend T-shirts or tank tops that fit well to their body and provide modest coverage. It's best to avoid loose fitting shirts, since they can be uncomfortable and too revealing during certain poses. Wear snug fitting yoga pants or capris.
Men's Yoga Clothes
Men sometimes have a harder time finding clothing made specifically for yoga, but it's okay for them to wear other types of athletic clothing. They could wear snug fitting rugby shorts, board shorts or running shorts with compression shorts underneath them to prevent overexposure. You could also try wearing lightweight sweat pants or men's yoga capris. For your top, simply put on a snug fitting T-shirt or tank.
The Art of Layering
If your yoga class is held outside during a colder part of the day or in an air-conditioned gym, it's a smart idea to layer your yoga clothing, so you don't get chilly and distracted. You could wear a snug-fitting sweatshirt or sweater that can be easily removed when you feel hot.
Beyond the Threads: Other Considerations
Since you're doing your yoga from a chair, a yoga mat isn't necessary, but there are some other items that can be helpful. You may work up a sweat while doing yoga, so you should bring along a small hand towel to wipe your sweat away. Bring a water bottle, so you'll have something to drink during and after your chair yoga session. Leave your sunglasses, hats, jewelry and your cell phone at home or safely tucked away in your car. Try to come to class on an empty stomach.
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