We’re going to kick things off by saying yoga isn’t just a hobby for girls who wear tight pants and say “om.” (Though we’re betting there will be some of those girls in your class should you venture to one to find out!) The ancient practice has some of the same benefits as a trip to the gym but doesn’t involve all the aggressive grunt work.
In fact, yoga is one of the best ways to de-stress, increase flexibility, and boost stability and overall athletic performance (and that’s only a few of the benefits).
Much of what you wear is based off of personal preference, but there’s some standard fashion rules that all guys will want to follow in order to stay covered, comfortable, and feel supported during each step. For one, loose clothes aren’t the best option; the excess fabric will get in the way, distracting you from the workout. Stretchy clothes, on the other hand, are a must. You’ll also likely be working up a sweat (yes, really) so clothes with water-wicking properties are a plus.
Since yoga started gaining mainstream popularity, there haven’t been too many options for men’s yoga wear aside from a basic t-shirt and pair of shorts . . . but we’re happy to report that things are changing.
Men’s yoga leggings are finally offered by a variety of yoga and activewear brands, and yogi guys are rocking the hell out of them! We’ve created a list of men’s yoga leggings we love from some of our favorite yoga and athletic brands.