Yoga is a both a physical and mental exercise. To fully take advantage of all the benefits yoga has to offer you need to be relaxed, not having your mind on anything else. This is where choosing the right pair of yoga pants comes into play. If you have a pair of yoga pants that aren’t itchy, too tight, too small, too long, to loose, too thick (you get my point) you will be thinking about your uncomfortable pants. If your thoughts are on your belly hanging out of your pants then you are defeating the purpose of yoga in the first place.
Lets look at some of the most important features of the right pair of yoga pants. First off, make sure that the material is breathe able. I put comfort as number one when doing yoga because when you are comfortable you can relax easier. Second, make sure the material is not itchy. To avoid the discomfort of some fabrics I usually stick to cotton. This brings us to the third factor, make sure that they fit in the places they should fit. When you bend over are they still going to cover everything that needs to be covered? Another very important thing to consider when searching for your perfect pair of yoga pants is move-ability.
Are they going to stretch enough to bend in every way that you will be bending without constricting your movement? We have looked at many of the functional features of your yoga pants now lets take into consideration how you look in them. Most importantly, do you sweat a lot when doing yoga? If you do, you might want to choose the color of your yoga pants very carefully. I would avoid gray at all costs if you sweat. And finally, do you feel comfortable with they way you look in them? If not, find a different pair. Your yoga pants need to fee comfortable and you need to feel comfortable in them.