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It's no wonder that with today's growing interest in Yoga, people all over the world are signing up to take classes. In fact, with more information coming out every day about the health attributes attached to yoga, the more folks want to know.

The phenomenon attracts many different people from every possible background and, since it can be practiced regardless of physical size, age or gender, it can truly be said that Yoga is universally for everybody.

As this phenomenon continues to grow, we'll find an ever increasing variety of Yoga attire to choose from, and while wearing cool clothes is always fun, it's also important to take other, more important issues into consideration. You'll find it is better to spend your money with regard to practicality rather than fashion.

The important qualities to consider when shopping for clothes are comfort, freedom, fabric and for women, modesty

COMFORT

Comfort is the first point to be considered. You want items that are not restrictive, and will allow you to do the twisting and turning, so much a part of the postures, freely and easily.

FREEDOM

It's important to choose clothing that won't hinder movement. The need for freedom of movement is essential due to the many different positions you'll be putting your body through.

Find clothing without tight spots, binding seams or bunched material, because these would inhibit your flexibility and prohibit you from many of the poses so inherent in Yoga.

COLOR

A soothing, calming color is the ideal. Many practitioners wear only white. This in itself has a calming, cleansing effect on the body. If you can't find appropriate white clothing, stay with a color that is soothing to you. Pale greens and soft blues are very effective.

FABRIC

Fabric is the next consideration. Pure organic cotton is by far the best choice. It offers chemical free comfort and gives you an all natural feeling that you won't find in any other material.

Additionally, the fabric needs to be lightweight and porous to ensure you feel comfortably dry and free from perspiration during and after the session.

MODESTY

Finally, and this is especially important for women, undergarments should be purchased with thoughtful consideration as well. A comfortable sports bar will far exceed the capability of movement of a regular bra.

Since some positions tend to make a regular shirt ride up, it might be advisable to choose a top that clings to the body.

Also, women will probably feel more comfortable wearing a pair of pants of a good length. This will enable them to do the positions without feeling self conscious.

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