The Case Study
In the experiment, researchers found that subjects wearing a coat described as a doctor's coat displayed higher attentiveness whereas the subjects wearing the same coat, but this time described as a painters coat, displayed lower attentiveness. In subsequent test scenarios this phenomenon continued to prove true, resulting in what was termed “enclothed cognition”.
Think about this idea of “enclothed cognition”, we kind of already knew it didn’t we? You wouldn’t rock up to a yoga class in snow pants - they would be hot and impractical (and you would be the only one there that makes a shuffling noise each time you move your legs!). How about jeans? Again impractical - you have no movement and the funny looks you get from people would be a little off putting throughout the class.
The biggest obstacle with both these clothing options would be the fact that you don’t feel personally prepared - this will affect your motivation, the effectiveness of your practice and the satisfaction you feel at the end. How does this affect you when choosing your yoga wear? It comes down to what helps you get into the right frame of mind for whatever you're doing. So if you have uncomfortable or misfitting yoga clothes, perhaps it’s time that find more something a little more comfortable.
What to look for when choosing yoga wear
Choosing the right yoga clothing can depend on factors such as your mood, the temperature, styles that appeal to you, and if you sweat during your yoga session.
Whatever the case, keep these keys in mind:
The clothes you wear directly impact how you think and what you do. So find the yoga outfit that suits you as well as representing your inner motivation and feelings! You'll be more motivated, feel more comfortable and stay focused. The perfect combination for your yoga practice!
This article was submitted by our friends at Female for Life
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