I love doing yoga. I love the way it prompts me to move my body in ways I don’t during the course of my normal day. I love the awareness of tension and restrictions I had not noticed before. I love that I can do it with minimal equipment. I was in disbelief when I saw an add for yoga shoes. Are they really necessary? Would I loose some of the foot strengthening benefits by using them? And well it just seemed strange to wear shoes during a yoga class.
I just read an article that suggests runners may also benefit by being shoeless. Interesting theory and practical advice if you want to try it out.