When Americans first turned to Yoga in the 1960′s, it was something that people turned to to try to create a “drugless” high. Yoga was definitely not something that was embraced by the mature or older generation.
It was for “hippies” who were just trying something else that was strange and not in the mainstream… kind of like trying life in a “commune.”
Let’s face it. New stuff initiated by college kids and young adults in their 20′s back in the sixties was not something that people over 30 would even think about doing.
How times have changed in the past 40 to 50 years. What was once an activity people used to try to get “high” is now primarily used to help reduce stress and keep the body flexible by movement and stretching.
In fact, especially due to the internet, as more people look into the practice of Yoga, it has started to go from a simple way to reduce stress to turning into a complete and total “Yoga Lifestyle.”
To some degree, it seems like some Yoga followers have become almost “cult” like. That’s a small group but it still shows how the popularity and acceptance of Yoga has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 40 to 50 years.
And wouldn’t you know it, this relatively new “Yoga Lifestyle” has spawned another rabid clothing niche market.
If you’re going to attend one of the growing number of Yoga classes that are spreading like wildfire, you have to wear the appropriate, currently styled yoga line of clothing. After all, you can’t just wear baggy sweats with an old head band like they did back in the sixties. Now that certainly wouldn’t be very chic or stylish, would it?
That’s why I’m letting you know that you don’t have to just accept something “off the rack” if you want to look your best for your next Yoga class. You can use this article as a springboard to start exploring everything that is Yoga… at least in clothing anyway.