Sure, you need to wear a certain style of pants into a job interview, at work or in church, but is there any other situation in which a special style of slacks is helpful? There sure is. In holistic mind-body classes, loose-fitting workout pants are an indispensable addition to anyone's yoga meditation supplies.
Just how essential are they? According to the Essex-Middle River Patch, a mini-firestorm of Twitter posts recently followed the suggestion that students at Eastern Technical High School might not be able to wear yoga pants to school.
However, they evidently have not been banned. Instead, the school has merely decided to limit the snugness of such clothing.
"Don't believe everything you read on Twitter," principal Tom Evans told the news source. "We have concerns about tight and form-fitting pants, but yoga pants are allowed at Eastern Tech. It was all just a big misunderstanding."
Of course, there's another good reason that yoga pants should be loose and nonrestrictive: When doing yoga meditation poses, clingy, synthetic clothes can limit a person's comfort and range of motion.
And perhaps more importantly, loose, natural-fiber pants and a long-sleeved top are the best uniform for any yoga enthusiast who wants to maintain a steady body temperature.