Despite yoga perhaps not being the manliest of fitness disciplines, it has a huge following and in Australia is regarded as the most popular form of cardio, strength and flexibility exercise, with over two million active yoga members.
It’s perhaps no surprise then that many clothing brands have dedicated lines of yoga apparel, designed to help you become more flexible than ever before. Shorts are especially important for yoga, because if you want any chance of being able to perform the splits, you can’t just go and throw and old pair on.
When looking for a pair of shorts specifically for the yoga studio, you’ll want to pay especially close attention to the fabric. Not only do you want it to effectively wick sweat away from body – not only to keep you cool and dry, but to prevent chafing – you’re going to want a fabric that’s stretchable too. Manufacturers should include spandex or elastic wherever they can to help aid with the natural movement of your body.
Furthermore, the shorts you invest in will need to have a loose fit as opposed to skin-hugging, so can move freely, but not so loose that you’re left hanging (if you catch our drift). The lower part of your body will naturally succumb to not-so-great smells with the advent of exercise, so if you can find a pair of shorts with anti-odour technologies to keep them at bay, then bonus.
We’ve sifted through the copious amount of yoga-appropriate shorts available to present to you the very best pairs from the finest brands available right now.