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The 6 *Best* Yoga Pants to Fit Your Style (And Budget!)
Fitness
Published Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 by Devin Dilday

The 6 *Best* Yoga Pants to Fit Your Style (and Budget!)

Fashion
Yoga

In case you haven’t noticed, yoga pants are here to stay—and the athleisure trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From your favorite class on MINDBODY.io to city sidewalks, yoga pants have become a wardrobe staple, warranting some serious street cred. With thousands of brands selling your go-to pants and a million different ways to style them, your budget can go bust–especially when you find your favorite pattern, and fit.

Before you blow all your cash on that next yoga pant purchase, we did some dressing room digging and found six brands that speak to our different style senses (and support our budgets). Get ready for some shopping and Savasana!

 

FOR THE CASUALLY CHIC 

Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga  ⅞ High-Waist Airbrush Legging, $78.00 
Los Angeles-based Alo Yoga knows that fitness gear is more than just what you wear to class—it’s a fashion-forward lifestyle. You can find celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid rocking these cult-favorite leggings on the regular. Simple, smooth and sleek, this classic comfort piece is a bestseller. 

 

FOR THE TRENDY RISK TAKER 

JoyLab Target

JoyLab™ Women's Premium Moto Leggings, $39.99
When Target finally released a fitness-meets-fashion-meets-function athleisure brand, we all jumped for literal joy. JoyLab™ offers a wide range of affordable styles, sizes and, prints, all at a price point that keeps our wallets and closets happy. With details that flatter any figure, these leggings are meant to be worn, day or night. 

 

FOR THE CLASSIC FIT SEEKER

Old Navy leggings

Old Navy High-Rise Plus-Size Compression Leggings, $37.00
There’s nothing old about Old Navy. Serving up some of the best workout gear at a cost you can’t resist, these classic pants hug curves in all the right places. Featuring a wide range of sizes and styles, it’s your one-stop shop for the entire family’s fitness gear. 

 

FOR THE STATEMENT PIECE SPENDER

Lululemon leggings

Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Tight Nulux 28"$128.00 
Lululemon has been dominating the athleisure scene, but for good reason. You can’t go wrong when it comes to a good fit! While their prices can get a bit steep, it’s all about long-lasting comfort and quality, making these leggings your go-to investment piece. If you’re looking for that perfect pair of everyday pants, here’s your *tada* moment.



 

FOR THE BODY POSITIVE BRAND SUPPORTER

Beyond Yoga

Beyond Yoga Women's Essential Long Leggings, $84.00
Searching for the best black leggings ever? Beyond Yoga has you covered! Blending luxe athleisure with a positive body mantra, Beyond Yoga creates clothing that makes you look good, feel good, and is suitable for our planet (oh, and you can order this brand on Amazon Prime *swoon*). Offering a wide range of sizes, these leggings will make you feel like a million bucks. 

 

FOR THE GO-WITH-THE-FLOW FREE SPIRIT
Free People

Free People Yella Harem Jogger, $88.00
Who said yoga pants had to be tight? Free People’s Harlem Joggers are perfect for the adventurous “it” girl who loves colorful, stylish comfort. Featuring a relaxed drawstring fit, this pant’s silky soft fabric feels like a dream. Talk about some serious summer lounging! 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

While you’re at it, check out some Intro Offers near you that can help you get back to your cadence of hot yoga classes.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!