FIND THE BEST YOGA PANTS FOR YOU
On the mat, your focus should stay on your practice. Ideally, you forget about your yoga pants with that first deep inhale, becoming immersed in the flow. From fabric to rise to cut, yoga pants vary to suit each unique woman’s needs and facilitate freedom of movement.
At prAna, we are equally committed to designing yoga pants
that give you confidence and style on and off the mat, so you can go from the studio to the coffee shop without having to hit the locker room first.
What are yoga pants?
Yoga pants (also available in a legging style) are pants designed initially for yoga, but now used widely for various forms of exercise. They are designed with athletic performance as the top priority. Specialized fabrics, durable seam construction, and other technical specifications allow you to make the most of every pose.
Yoga pants are easy to identify by the thicker fabric around the waist, which provides more comfort and support while stretching and performing various yoga positions.
Yoga pants have become more and more popular in recent years and can be worn in most casual situations. Many women appreciate the feel and streamlined look of yoga pants even if they’ve never tried yoga.
What is the difference between yoga pants and leggings?
Since yoga pants and leggings have become staple casual wear items, the difference between the two can be confusing. Traditional leggings are primarily intended for warmth and style, worn under a dress or shorts. Normal leggings can be made from a variety of fabrics, many of which are not sturdy enough to withstand an athletic workout. Both yoga leggings and yoga pants are designed for athletic use, with durable stretch fabrics. When it comes to yoga pants and leggings the key differences are in fit. Yoga leggings will keep the tapered tight fit of a traditional legging style. Yoga pants, however, can have a straight leg, boot cut or even flare cut, and can be different lengths with a 7/8 yoga legging or a crop yoga pant.
What are yoga leggings?
Yoga leggings appear quite similar to normal leggings at first glance, but there are some distinct differences.
One of the key differences is the lack of an elastic waistband in normal leggings. Yoga leggings have a noticeable waistband you can fold over for added support. While regular leggings are somewhat dressy and athletic, yoga leggings are built for action: the gusseted crotch is made of extra fabric to support you any way you move, and the double flatlock stitching makes for a reinforced and durable material to stands up to any yoga session or workout routine.
Where each type of legging is socially acceptable is also worth mentioning. Yoga leggings are strictly for the gym, yoga studio, or some outdoor adventure. Normal leggings can be worn to work, social events, and less-intense outdoor excursions. But even this is up for debate as you define and celebrate your own unique style.
Should I wear yoga pants or leggings?
Specially designed yoga pants and leggings are more suitable for yoga sessions and more athletic endeavors. They’re typically more comfortable and offer more flexibility and support in the waistband.
Normal leggings are typically made of thinner fabric which could become see-through or even tear when used for stretching and working out. prAna yoga pants and leggings will provide confidence and protection from transparency or rips.
What to wear with yoga pants?
Yoga pants can be worn with workout tanks, sports bras, or even casual shirts and tees. Yoga tops
vary just as much as yoga pants, and the decision will come down to what’s best for your body and personal preference. From sports bras to relaxed-fit tanks, find what suits you—or change it up a bit. And for those cooler months, don’t forget to layer up.
What are yoga pants made of?
Yoga pants are designed to maximize movement and minimize distraction. For this reason, they are usually made from blends containing cotton, nylon, lycra spandex, wool, polyester, or other light and malleable synthetic fabric for a soft and smooth feel.
Knowing what goes into the make of your yoga pants can help you get more out of your workout. As any yogi knows, the stretch is essential, which is why our yoga pants are made with materials like Spandex and Lycra? elastane. Yoga pants are made for strenuous activity, and the fabrics we use are designed with durability in mind. Pose after pose, class after class, wash after wash, our yoga pants will help you focus on your workout and give you the confidence to stretch for your goals.
prAna yoga pants are made with high quality, durable fabrics that are invented and designed, tested and perfected, and ultimately built to last. To prolong the lifespan of your yoga pants, we recommend air drying after each wash. Air drying also prevents any risk of shrinking. Since all of our yoga pants are made from stretch fabric, they retain their shape from the first practice to the hundreth.
What are my fabric options?
- Chakara : the compressive one
- Made from compressive stretch jersey, this fabric provides maximum support.
- Luxara : the ultralight one
- This lightweight fabric fits--and feels--like a second skin.
- Becksa : the textured one
- Buttery-soft, ribbed compression fabric gives some texture to your workouts.
- Sutra : the natural one
- This sustainable recycled poly-hemp blend has natural odor-reducing properties.
How to find the right rise for yoga pants.
Yoga involves forward bends, inversions, and plenty of twisting. Choosing the rise of your yoga pants can have a significant impact on the comfort and quality of your practice.
How should yoga pants fit?
Fit is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, which is why we offer so many different yoga pant options. When it comes to rise level, each has its own benefits. To find which rise is best for you, consider both coverage and comfort.
Comfort is extremely important when choosing a pair of yoga pants. You typically want yoga pants to be lightweight and made from breathable material. You should also consider how you plan to use your yoga pants. Practitioners of Hatha or Kundalini yoga may want a looser-fitting pant. For those interested in doing some hot yoga, you’ll need some yoga pants that will wick away all that perspiration and don’t ride up as you move from one pose to another.
When trying on yoga pants, they should fit snuggly on your hips and waist, but at the same time they should not make your movements feel restricted. Keep in mind that pants which are too loose can also end up inhibiting your movement.
When it comes to length, prAna offers a wide range of yoga pants in full length, 3/4 length, capri, and plus sizes.
Regardless of which rise you choose, all of our waistbands are designed to stay in place, making sure the only thing you unroll during practice is your mat.
How do you wear your yoga pants?
- High Rise: A high-rise waistband fits above the waist and offers maximum seat coverage during your practice.
- Mid Rise: A mid-rise waistband fits above the hips and provides significant seat coverage without the fabric around the waist.
Our yoga leggings and capris are form-fitting and designed with ample stretch that let you lunge, twist, and wrap with ease. Our relaxed-fit pant-cut options give your legs a bit more room to breathe while still prioritizing performance on the mat.
What shoes to wear with yoga pants?
If you are planning errands or a casual lunch outing after class, we have plenty of active looks we love. Canvas sneakers, trainers, and boots offer endless pairing possibilities combined with our cut options.
How to dress up yoga pants?
We didn’t leave fashion behind when we designed our yoga pant collection. Want to keep that athletic vibe going all day long? Combine yoga leggings with a poncho or tunic
for an athleisure vibe. Looking for something with a touch more texture? Consider layering a knit sweater
over a turtleneck
What yoga pant style suits you best?
Leggings are form-fitting and extend to the ankle.
- ? Legging: form-fitting and extend to just above the ankle.
- Crop (also called Capri) Legging: Crop leggings are form-fitting and extend to mid-calf.
Pant-cut yoga pants feature a relaxed fit for ultimate comfort both on and off the mat.
The more you practice, the more important the yoga pant.
Whether you are just getting started on your yoga journey, or you are a seasoned yogi, or you prefer another style of workout, finding the right yoga pant or legging for your style of active is essential to getting the most out of your workout. prAna yoga pants are designed to excel in any active environment to help you stay focused, instead of fussing with the fit.