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No matter what style of yoga clothing you favor, be sure that you can maneuver through a full range of motion. For example, a t-shirt with tight, cap-style sleeves may keep you from rotating your arms as much as you would like. On the other hand, a t-shirt that's too baggy will fall over your head and face when you bend forward. If you feel more comfortable in a loose shirt, be prepared to tuck it into your pants or shorts. If you have a tank top or spaghetti strap top, look for styles without prominent clasps or seams that may chafe your skin by the end of a long, tough class.
Also, beware of tops that tie around your neck or waist if you are doing a vigorous yoga practice. That tie can come loose as you get sweaty, and if you are in the midst of an arm balance when that happens, you will either lose your balance or lose your shirt.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|