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In India, yoga apparel is very much a part of the yoga practice and not simply exercise apparel. In authentic yoga practiced for thousands of years, loose fitting, light colored (preferably white) and made from natural fibers as cotton or silk is extremely important to achieve the full benefits from the practice.
Yogees are based on the Indian Dhoti but modernized for today's practitioner.
The Origins of the Dhoti
Although the exact date of origin of Dhoti is not known but it can be traced back to 5th century BC. There is evidence that shows men of the Indus valley civilization usually wore a Dhoti around their waist.
The garment used to cover the upper part of body was different in north and south Harappan civilization but dhoti was common in both the northern and southern valleys.
The Cotton industry was well developed in ancient India . Needles made of bones and wooden spindles were used to develop clothes from cotton that was spun-woven and dyed. There are writings of ancient historians like Herodotus describing Indian cotton as a wool exceeding in beauty and goodness to that of sheep.
Why did Dhoti spread immediately throughout India?
Firstly the Dhoti was very comfortable for everyday wear. Secondly, Indian dhoti made of cotton fabrics was well adapted to the dry, hot summers of the Indian subcontinent. It was also an integral part of the costumes of kings and rulers of ancient India.
The costume is found to be wrapped in the ancient architectures depicting Ashoka (The Chakravartin King ) in Amravati , Andhra Pradesh. Kings and poets used rich colors and elaborate gold-thread embroideries
Dhoti is described from the word Dhauta. This word is related to the Sanskrit word pancha and dhuvati which means "five". This may be a reference to the fact that a five yard-long strip of cloth is used, or may also be used to denote the five knots used in an elaborate south Indian manner of draping the garment. It is related to the word to cleanse or wash. In the context of clothing, it simply refers to a cleansed garment which was worn during religious sessions
Different forms of wearing Dhoti
The garment is usually white or cream in color, although colorful hues are used for specific religious occasions or sometimes to create more vivid ensembles.