2. It keeps you covered
Naturally, in any yoga practice, there are going to be some leg-opening, butt-sticking-outing, legs everywhere move where the last thing you want to do is worry about accidentally flashing your next mat neighbor. A good pair of yoga pants will always give you peace of mind by keeping you well-covered at all times. This also means that the material shouldn’t be so transparent everything is on display. Mesh can be gorgeous and it’s alright as long as it’s only where your legs are and not in the groin area.
3. It stays on your legs
Imagine doing the halasana or plow pose and instead of in front of you where your legs are, your pants are gathered in a pool by your sides. Sometimes we’re so fixated on making sure the waistband or thigh area fits that we totally forget that yoga pants need to fit around your legs too. Whether there is a band around your ankles, or the material sticks close, you want your pants to remain as pants throughout the whole session and not suddenly turn into a hula skirt.
4. It breathes
With all that physical activity and perspiration, your pants need to be breathable, dry quickly, wick moisture and leave you feeling cool and confident. Not every material is the same, so make sure you pick out one that keeps you fresh. The last thing you want is to smell like you’ve been wearing the same yoga clothes all week!
5. It stays up
Women everywhere have struggled with waistbands from hell on all kinds of pants. They roll down or bunch up or get all twisted – whatever it is, it’s almost like they’re programmed not to stay on your waist! Waistbands have one simple job, so test out pants until you find one that stays where it should be.