When yoga was first practiced, like 5000years ago, it was a man-only thing…really, women were not allowed to practice yoga at the very beginning, i think women started quite recently to be honest….there is video footage of Krishnamacharya’s wife practicing asanas and that may be the earliest proof we have of women doing yoga! If you think about it, you always hear about male guru’s in a cave meditating, and Baba’s (they’re all men), back in those days women were busy with more practical things like looking after their families and kids and cooking i guess. A family might have disowned their daughter/wife etc were she to just drop everything and go meditate in a cave for a few decades. But fast forward to today and things have changed a little bit. To start, the women:men ratio in yoga classes all around the world is greater, there are far more women than men (not always, but most of the time) and that is probably why there is also way more choice when it comes to yoga clothes and gear for women than there is for men, or men just don’t care about all this stuff, they’re not so frivolous? or easily duped! 😛
Not all women care about what clothes they wear to yoga class, just like not all men don’t care…so here is a few samples from a website i was sent info on http://www.yogagearformen.com – they’ve got all sorts of gear for the male practitioners out there.
& if you want something a little closer to home, if like browsing the shops and trying stuff on, check out H&M’s sportswear for men, here is a very small selection. I will check out other places for you yogis 😉
If you happen to buy any of the above or come to hear of another male-orientated yoga brand, let me know! 🙂 Enjoy!