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Why Yoga Is the New Black

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Orange isn’t the only new black around here. Yoga may seem “in” right now, but it’s more than a passing trend. Yoga is enduring like Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress, edgy like James Dean’s black leather jacket, and classy like Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s gown. Here’s why yoga really is the new black.

1. It's classic.

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Just like the Little Black Dress, yoga’s been around for a while—we’re talking more than a thousand years—and it won’t go out of style any time soon.

2. It looks good on everyone.

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Black flatters all complexions and body shapes. Yoga’s incredible mental, physical, and spiritual benefits are equally universal.

3. You can dress it up, or dress it down.

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Want to dress your yoga practice up with a fancy balance pose? Great! Prefer to keep it casual with some simple restorative stretches? Also great!

4. And it’s great for every season.

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Hot. Cold. There’s no such thing as a bad temperature for yoga.

5. It can be edgy…

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Let’s see James Dean try THAT.

6. …Or sophisticated.

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Nothing makes you sound more sophisticated than big Sanskrit words like Pranayama, Uttanasana, and Adho Mukha Svanasana.

7. There are endless ways to accessorize.

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Wearing black lets you accessorize with any color you want. Yoga lets you accessorize with fun patterned pants and tiny matching yoga partners.

8. One word: slimming.

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This is no optical illusion. Black may make you appear slimmer, but yoga will actually get you there.

9. It's the height of fashion.

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Yoga clothes are high fashion. No, really—there was a whole Project Runway episode about it.

10. Celebrities can’t get enough of it.

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You know you want to be cool like Reese.

11. And best of all, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Black fabric masks stains, so it doesn’t have to stay perfect. We love yoga because it’s never about perfection—it’s enough to simply be present for the experience!

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