How To Choose The Right Yoga Pants Size

You found a local beginner’s yoga class and have finally committed to a weekly yoga routine. All of your supplies and props are ready to go except for one item- yoga pants. Nowadays, yoga shopping is more convenient because sporting and big box stores dedicate large floor plans and aisle sections to apparel and supplies. You might already have an idea of what you are searching for, but do not want to spend all day trying on yoga pants to find a pair that fits. Covid-19 restrictions have closed most fitting rooms, so it may not be possible to try on the pants until they begin reopening. Until then, take a moment beforehand and make a few lower body measurements, which will help determine the best suitable size. Comparing your measurements to an online yoga size chart will assist in taking the guesswork out of your decision. A properly sized pair of yoga pants will ensure that you feel more comfortable and less restricted as you practice moving between yoga poses and positions. Your yoga instructor will also be willing to offer helpful advice.

What And How You Should Measure

  • Hips: While standing straight and with legs together, wrap a measuring tape around the fullest area of the hips. 
  • Waist: Wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest area of your waistline. 
  • Inseam: Place a measuring tape on the inside of the leg and measure the distance from the crotch to the bottom of the ankle.

Your measurements will come in handy if you order yoga pants from an online store because size charts will be available. If your local yoga studio sells yoga pants, you will probably have the opportunity to try them on for size. Whichever way you choose, make sure the pants are not overly restrictive or so loose that they move in and out of place or interfere with your movements. Nothing will ruin your yoga experience more than an uncomfortable pair of pants.

Other Things To Consider

Look for a pair of yoga pants that has a triangular gusset in the crotch area. A gusset will prevent sliding and bunching during your yoga activities. What if you are between two sizes? Choose the smaller size for a tighter fit, or choose the larger size if you desire a little more room to move. All brands fit differently. Always be aware of return policies in case you need to make a return.  

Have some fun and make buying supplies and clothing part of your yoga journey. The purpose of yoga is to reduce stress, not create it. As the Covid-19 pandemic begins to lessen, stores will start lifting safety measures and reopen fitting rooms. Until then, it is helpful to know your measurements beforehand. If you try on pants and finally figure out what fits, the remainder of the shopping trip will be more enjoyable as you search for the perfect color, material, or print. 

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