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Yoga pants come in as many styles as dress pants or casual pants. Your choices include everything from capri yoga pants to long yoga pants, bell-bottom yoga pants, and yoga shorts.
Another popular style of yoga pants features ties or gathers on each leg, so you can leave the pants long or shorten them to a capri length. These styles let you show off your shapely calves, help you cool off if you're overheating, and prevent the risk of tripping on your pant leg when bending over and jumping back during a sun salutation series.
And if you want your yoga clothes to be eco-friendly as well as especially soft and comfortable, try yoga pants made from organic cotton, such as Gaiam's organic yoga pant, made from 90% organic cotton and 10% spandex in a flattering, straight-leg style. And if you want quick-change, one-step workout wear, Gaiam's organic unitard, which combines mid-thigh yoga shorts with a crossover top and built-in bra, may be the perfect yoga wear for you.
It may seem that more companies offer yoga clothing for women, but men need not feel left out. Men's yoga clothing has become a big part of the yoga clothing business as more men are recognizing the benefits of making yoga part of a fitness routine. Many items of men's yoga clothing are designed to cross over to other athletic activities, such as Gaiam's Active Soy track pants and matching track jacket, made from a lightweight breathable material that combines cotton with fibers made from soybean oil.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|