This is a picture of me after doing my practice. I'm wearing my husband's old, torn (but oh-so-soft) oversized cotton t-shirt, and drawstring pajama pants. Loose, comfortable clothing is my preferred gear as it makes movement easy and allows spacious deep breathing.
I support folks wearing whatever they want to practice asana. If you like fitness gear, go for it! Some days I like that too! I've practiced in pajamas, a dress, loose clothing, fitted clothing, traditional clothing...anything works.
Do you need tight-fitting or branded clothing to do yoga? Heck no!
In fact, many folks can't afford those clothes, or feel comfortable in them and then think that yoga is not for them.
Taking a decolonized approach to yoga makes it accessible.
Let's look critically at the western industrial yoga complex which encourages us to buy expensive gear to make us look a certain way for a practice that is actually not about focusing on the external.
Yoga is for everybody. Wear what you want xoxo
[Image: Aarti standing on her mat wearing a large t-shirt and pajama pants]