Yoga is all about losing your ego, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some
snazzy yoga duds when you head off to class. Look at your search for a new
yoga outfit as an exercise in reconciling your consumerist leanings with
your karmic aspirations.
Plus your new duds will make you feel better, which, after all, is the
reason you work out, right? Let’s face it. Today’s economic news is enough
to make you want to grab all the nattering nabobs of negativism, the
purveyors of pessimism, and toss them and their media of choice out the
window: the radio, the TV set, the computer. (But please – keep the
There’s a fine line between being a realist and a Debbie Downer. These days,
we’re trying – when we’re not contemplating counting pennies and canceling
credit cards – to focus on the positive. Change your mind, change your life.
Or change your clothes and change your mood. Or something to that effect.
To get through the downturn, it helps to take a Zen approach. What
will be will be, que sera, sera, yada, yada, yada. And there’s nothing like
a little yoga to put anxiety on chill, at least for the duration of a
These days, it seems, everyone is jumping on the yoga clothes bandwagon,
from J. Crew to American Apparel to Stella McCartney. We feel a little
better forking over our cash if the clothes come from a company that prides
itself on being a good corporate citizen, creating sustainable apparel that
does as little harm to the environment – and the pocketbook – as possible.
Deep breaths. And repeat after us: Ommmmmmmmmm.