What do you wear to your beach yoga on the Outer Banks? Good question. And, of course, there is no simple answer. Here’s what you should consider when making that decision.
1. What clothing will allow me to move freely and comfortably?
Just as in-studio yoga classes, you need freedom of movement during beach yoga. And since there is no climate control on the beach, dress for the weather. Go for layers if it is chilly. Choose breathable fabric if it is hot.
If you left your favorite yoga clothes at home, Zen & Zip in Duck has threads that are both hip and high-performance–like the fun outfit in the accompanying photo.
2. What clothing will give me the amount of sun protection I want?
Beach yoga classes are typically held in the early morning or the late evening to avoid the midday heat. But you’d be surprised how much sun exposure you get at those non-peek times. You might relish the chance to get some sun. However, I recommend lots of quality sunscreen. Also, consider long sleeves and long pants that are light and have moisture wicking properties.
3. What clothing will keep all my privates just-that?
By all means, do beach yoga in your swimsuit. But make sure your wardrobe choice allows you to focus on yoga and not on avoiding clothing malfunctions. Consider what will happen when you are in a shoulder stand or other inverted pose. If you have a loose T-shirt, it may fly up, revealing too much or covering your face.
4. Do I want to wear accessories?
No shoes nor socks, for sure (you knew that). But a hat and sunglasses might make you more comfortable. You can always take them off.
And remember, if deciding what to wear to beach yoga is your biggest concern for the day, lucky you!