How the True Meaning of Yoga Can Help Us Reconsider Our “Yoga Clothes”

As Rina Deshpande was preparing to film her new online course with Yoga Journal, the teacher, writer, poet, and artist started planning what she’d wear during filming. Turns out, this simple task turned into a thought-provoking dialogue. As an Indian-American woman who wears a variety of outfits—traditional clothing from her heritage, modern athleisure, and even stretch denim—while practicing yoga, Rina shares her perspective in the video above and challenges the idea that there’s a “right” way to dress on the mat.

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Want more? Join Rina Deshpande, Ed.M., MS.T., RYT-500—teacher, writer, artist, and poet—for her new six-week online course, The Culture & Practice of the Yama. Through lectures, holistic practices, reflections, and discussions on yoga’s roots and evolution, Rina will bring depth and nuance to your understanding of this rich philosophy, infusing your daily life, practice, and teaching with meaning. Learn more and sign up today!

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