I remember doing my first downward dog when I was 12, and since then have made a point to practice yoga as often as my schedule allows. Since I grew up with a yoga teacher mom, the practice has been in my life for a long time and I fully intend on keeping it that way. Whether I’m heading to a slow flow class to unwind and relax or doing hot power yoga, I’ll always find a way of incorporating it into my fitness routine alongside my other favorites like Pilates and HIIT. And after nearly a decade of keeping consistent with a yoga practice, I’ve become somewhat of a snob when it comes to the best yoga leggings. I won’t lie, I’m downright picky, but for good reason.
Since a yoga class could involve any number of twists, inversions, and balancing poses, I need a pair of leggings that stretches and moves with me but also one that doesn’t stretch out over time. I’ve had a lot of trial and error over the years, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a solid pair of yoga leggings all comes down to three major details. You don’t necessarily have to have all three, but if you do, all the better. So below, I’m highlighting which details to look out for and shopping all my favorite leggings that check at least one (if not more) of these boxes.