Whether you practice yoga a lot, dabble in it here and there, or you're thinking of starting it up, wearing a comfortable outfit is key to allow you to flow through your yoga poses properly and reap the physical and mental benefits it has to offer.
While we may all have a trusty pair of leggings in our closet that we reach for when practicing yoga, today we're honing in on yoga shorts, an excellent alternative to yoga pants that allow you to move freely, check your body alignment easily, and are ideal for practicing hot yoga.
Yoga shorts (or clothes for that matter) don’t need to expensive. The most important part is that they're comfortable, stretchable and that they fit your body just right.
So what are the best yoga shorts out there? We tapped into L.A.-based yoga instructor Rebecca Watson, who practices asana five days a week and meditation daily to share the yoga shorts she loves and swears by. Check out her picks below and get inspired by her Instagram to try some of her energizing and grounding poses.
Beyond Yoga Circuit High Waisted Shorts ($56)
"The space-dye material of these Beyond Yoga shorts is super soft and moves with you. The short fit is ideal for hot yoga."
Carbon38 High Rise Biker Short In Takara Shine ($68)
"These are smooth and sleek—and they work well from the studio to the street."
Under Armour Ultimate Shorty ($30)
"These have such a soft and comfortable fabric. Plus, I love the stripe detailing and cute color combo."
Wolven Summit Crossover High-Waisted Short ($62)
"These come in fun, trippy prints when you're wanting some more color. They're made from sustainable materials and have a very comfortable V waistband."
Mika Yoga Cherise Short Light ($50)
"Fun, adjustable side ties provide fuller coverage or a higher scrunched look. These are great for hot yoga and can double as surf or swimwear bottoms if needed."
Nike Pro Women's 3" Shorts ($30)
"A classic. This pair has tons of color options. The wicking material is ideal for hot yoga."
Uniqlo Women Ultra Stretch Active Shorts ($20)
"These are fun, chic, and have handy pockets!"
Carbon38 High Rise Biker Short In Cloud Compression ($68)
"The gentle compression material is sleek and secure-feeling. It has a matte finish for more subtlety."
Shop More Yoga Shorts
FP Movement Hot Shot Bike Shorts ($30)
Like a second skin, this soft-fit high-rise pair stretches with you as you move.
Athleta Elation 8" Short in Powervita ($59)
Soft to the touch with support that feels like a gentle hug.
Lululemon Align Super High Rise Short 10" ($58)
Designed for yoga, these buttery-soft shorts are breathable and sweat-wicking.
Alo Yoga High-Waist Airlift Short ($56)
Breeze through hot yoga and hard flow with these micro-performance, super-smooth lifting shorts with a second-skin feel.
Nike Yoga Women's Infinalon Shorts ($50)
Made with incredibly soft, stretchy Nike Infinalon fabric, these high-rise shorts feel breathable and gently compressive.
Lululemon Align Shorts 6" ($58)
Lululemon's Align shorts have added Lycra for stretch and shape retention.
Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short ($56)
Made from Alo's sculpting signature airbrush fabric, this pair sculpts, lifts, and smooths.
FP Movement Hang Time Short ($48)
Featuring an ultra-high-rise waist with a reinforced waistband, these oh-so-pretty shorts will hold you in as you move.
Oalka Yoga Shorts ($13)
These get so many rave reviews on Amazon. We love the handy pockets and they come in a plethora of cool colors.
Athleta Studio 2.5 Shorts ($40)
The high-waistband provides utmost support.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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