Even though yoga, meditation, tai chi and qigong may technically be done in any kind of attire, certain outfits are better than others at facilitating relaxation, introspection and peace. Dahn Yoga clothing typically consists of simple, long-sleeved apparel made of natural fibers, which many experts say is better than synthetic cloth.
An article on the Mother Nature Network recently noted that more clothing companies are beginning to specialize in yoga togs that are made with organic fibers while still maintaining their tight and apparently fashionable fit.
The news source pointed to several brands in particular, all of which offer clingy outfits that adhere to the common conception of what yoga shirts and pants should be – form-fitting, stretchy and too small to cover the midriff.
While these clothes are quite popular, they do not always afford the relaxation and range of motion that they should. Clothes that are tight and restrictive can break one’s concentration during meditation, not to mention ride into body crevices where they do not belong.
In Dahn Yoga, members are encouraged to wear a loose, comfortable two-piece outfit consisting of a long-sleeved shirt and long cotton pants. This garb maintains a cool body temperature and allows the limbs and trunk an unrestricted range of motion.