To combat my embarrassment of being a beginner, after my first session I went on a mission with the goal of at least dressing the part of a practiced yogi. Along the way I picked up a new yoga mat, some shorts that will never see the outside of a yoga studio and am in the process of obtaining a few new tank-tops that are appropriate for 105 degree weather.
I really love my mat. It's by Nike and has great traction, even when I am absurdly sweaty. The shorts, however, are just a necessity. I tried the first class in a pair of running shorts and the loose material kept sticking and getting uncomfortable, so I swallowed my pride and bought a pair of insanely short lycra yoga shorts. The consolation is that no one pays attention to anyone else during class, so no one is ogling my pasty, white legs that modesty usually keeps safely tucked away.
I am getting progressively more accustomed to the near-naked state of most of my classmates and am trying to get comfortable revealing so much of my skin. Honestly, the less you wear the easier it is to do the poses and deal with the sweltering heat that defines Bikram yoga. I feel myself getting addicted to it and the detoxed feeling that I experience after each class is enough to keep me coming back.
Anyone else do yoga? Are there any particular brands of yoga wear that you prefer? I'm new, so I would love any suggestions.