When it comes to beach yoga, the right clothing can make all the difference. Dark yoga pants can be too hot in the sun, so we recommend light-colored yoga capris, shorts, or even just a swimsuit. Don't forget to apply sunscreen that is resistant to water or sweat, so you don't get a painful drip in your eye when you're in a face-down pose. It's also important to keep quiet inside the studio doors.
Drink plenty of water before and after class, and wear clothes that you can move around in. They don't need to be skin-tight, but avoid anything that's too loose, as it can hang and hinder your movements during certain poses. Our expert recommends wearing at least one athletic outfit for practicing yoga on the beach or surfing, and something more fashionable for lounging around. Instead of bringing a bulky beach bag, opt for a beach towel or blanket and let that be your changing station.
So if you're packing for an upcoming wellness retreat where there's plenty of beach, sun, and yoga (aka Mayer's paradise), skip the giant suitcase and opt for the elegant simplicity of the beach. Be sure to drink plenty of water before heading to the beach and have a large bottle of water nearby for water breaks during practice.Remember that you're outdoors in public and depending on the beach you choose, interruptions are very likely. You're on the beach and doing yoga to enjoy yourself, your body, and the beautiful natural world that surrounds you.