Posted by C. Tremblay on 23rd May 2016
I am a bootcamp girl who recently took up yoga. I am used to running, and jumping, and well…wearing my runners! So, I was a bit mortified when I recently joined a local yoga class only to find out that I was the only one wearing runners! I asked some of my classmates about this and their response was a very adamant “No shoes or socks allowed in yoga!” My classmates philosophy was that you MUST practice yoga barefoot so that you can connect your feet to the matt and have a better sense of your pose and balance.
Where do I stand on this issue now that I have gone to yoga for a few months? Well, I am still wearing my running shoes! My feeling is that as long as your socks are not slippery--and your runners are not hurting/scuffing the matt, what difference does it make? Isn’t it better that I wear my runners and actually GO to the yoga class, then avoid the class entirely because I don’t feel comfortable in bare feet? For me, it is not a germ thing, or a smelly feet thing, I just prefer to exercise and do yoga in shoes. Yes, I know that I can purchase fancy yoga toes or yoga socks but I prefer my good old runners. Maybe as time goes on, I will shed the shoes. But, for now, they help me feel more comfortable in a new environment.
Keep calm when I keep my shoes on…
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