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Yoga fan? Here are 4 essential items you need, stat.

They’ll make your next yoga sess much comfier, we promise.

My first yoga class came with an enormous learning curve.

I learned that if I tried to bend as much as the other women in the class, I would definitely pull something and it would hurt for many days afterward.

I learned that if I couldn’t do a move, I could take a “water break” and successfully avoid the move entirely.

And most importantly, I learned that what I thought was appropriate yoga attire, was completely and utterly wrong.

“I learned that if I tried to bend as much as the other women in the class, I would definitely pull something and it would hurt for many days afterward.”

Like the socks I sported for my first session, which no-one else was wearing. Or the short-shorts that were much too revealing when I ungracefully performed a downward facing dog. Or, most obviously, the very binding and restrictive bra that immediately cut off circulation to most of my body when the class began.

Luckily, I have learned these lessons the hard way so you don’t have to. I present to you, the pieces of clothing you need when dressing for a yoga class.

Just as an FYI, you should know that this is an advertorial for Berlei.

1. The bra.

This must be supportive, but I’ve found no wire is best. The Berlei Crop Top is everything you need in a yoga bra, plus it looks pretty. And this is always important.

Not only will this bra make your whole yoga experience much more pleasant, it will give you a lovely looking shape to boot.

Good support = good yoga-ing.

2. The pants.

These should not be too tight, and should not be too short (trust me – I learned that the hard way). But having said that, above all, you should go for comfort. So if that means a hot-pink skirt, then you do you, and you wear that skirt proudly.

More modest than a hot pink mini skirt, though far less fun.

3. The shoes and socks (or lack thereof).

Although my first yoga experience did not embrace the socks, I have since learned that at most studios, this is not a uniform rule (puns!).

Some yoga studios encourage sock-wearing, while others will turn their nose up at them.

How can you tell which yoga studio is which? You can’t. It’s very confusing, I’m sorry.

What I can tell you is that shoes are never OK. Unless you’re doing yoga outside. Sorry again.

To sock or not to sock?

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The ever-popular Berlei Electrify Sports bra is now available in new season prints including Sleek, with mesh panels under bust and across the back for an even cooler workout. 

 

Electrify sports bras are tested and endorsed by The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to reduce breast bounce by up to 50%. Available at Myer, David Jones, Rebel Sport and independent retailers. Visit berlei.com.au