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The 6 *Best* Yoga Pants to Fit Your Style (And Budget!)
Fitness
Published Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 by Devin Dilday

The 6 *Best* Yoga Pants to Fit Your Style (and Budget!)

Fashion
Yoga

In case you haven’t noticed, yoga pants are here to stay—and the athleisure trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From your favorite class on MINDBODY.io to city sidewalks, yoga pants have become a wardrobe staple, warranting some serious street cred. With thousands of brands selling your go-to pants and a million different ways to style them, your budget can go bust–especially when you find your favorite pattern, and fit.

Before you blow all your cash on that next yoga pant purchase, we did some dressing room digging and found six brands that speak to our different style senses (and support our budgets). Get ready for some shopping and Savasana!

 

FOR THE CASUALLY CHIC 

Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga  ⅞ High-Waist Airbrush Legging, $78.00 
Los Angeles-based Alo Yoga knows that fitness gear is more than just what you wear to class—it’s a fashion-forward lifestyle. You can find celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid rocking these cult-favorite leggings on the regular. Simple, smooth and sleek, this classic comfort piece is a bestseller. 

 

FOR THE TRENDY RISK TAKER 

JoyLab Target

JoyLab™ Women's Premium Moto Leggings, $39.99
When Target finally released a fitness-meets-fashion-meets-function athleisure brand, we all jumped for literal joy. JoyLab™ offers a wide range of affordable styles, sizes and, prints, all at a price point that keeps our wallets and closets happy. With details that flatter any figure, these leggings are meant to be worn, day or night. 

 

FOR THE CLASSIC FIT SEEKER

Old Navy leggings

Old Navy High-Rise Plus-Size Compression Leggings, $37.00
There’s nothing old about Old Navy. Serving up some of the best workout gear at a cost you can’t resist, these classic pants hug curves in all the right places. Featuring a wide range of sizes and styles, it’s your one-stop shop for the entire family’s fitness gear. 

 

FOR THE STATEMENT PIECE SPENDER

Lululemon leggings

Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Tight Nulux 28"$128.00 
Lululemon has been dominating the athleisure scene, but for good reason. You can’t go wrong when it comes to a good fit! While their prices can get a bit steep, it’s all about long-lasting comfort and quality, making these leggings your go-to investment piece. If you’re looking for that perfect pair of everyday pants, here’s your *tada* moment.



 

FOR THE BODY POSITIVE BRAND SUPPORTER

Beyond Yoga

Beyond Yoga Women's Essential Long Leggings, $84.00
Searching for the best black leggings ever? Beyond Yoga has you covered! Blending luxe athleisure with a positive body mantra, Beyond Yoga creates clothing that makes you look good, feel good, and is suitable for our planet (oh, and you can order this brand on Amazon Prime *swoon*). Offering a wide range of sizes, these leggings will make you feel like a million bucks. 

 

FOR THE GO-WITH-THE-FLOW FREE SPIRIT
Free People

Free People Yella Harem Jogger, $88.00
Who said yoga pants had to be tight? Free People’s Harlem Joggers are perfect for the adventurous “it” girl who loves colorful, stylish comfort. Featuring a relaxed drawstring fit, this pant’s silky soft fabric feels like a dream. Talk about some serious summer lounging! 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
Yoga sleep tips MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 by Amber Scriven

4 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

Yoga
Personal Growth
Expert Advice

We’ve all had sleepless nights. It’s the worst! Watching the wee hours of morning tick away. Wishing we could slip into a restful sleep before our alarm goes off . The frustrating feeling of knowing exactly how many minutes there are before you need to be up. Then, struggling through a heavy relentless morning filled with self-medicating coffee runs, and a tired, snappy version of yourself dragging through the day. 

There’s no one miracle cure for insomnia because there are so many reasons for not being able to sleep. Many people, however, find relief by curbing stress right before bed. One way to do that is with a few choice yoga stretches that mellow you out by encouraging your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to ignite your bodies “rest and digest” cycles. This is the opposite of the “fight or flight” system that helps you race away from oncoming tigers, or other more urban “dangers.”  

Here are a few shapes that calm the nervous system and decrease adrenaline in the body to help you rest and ultimately sleep better. 
 

Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

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Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

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Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

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Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

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Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

Amber Scriven Acupuncturist
Written by
Amber Scriven
Acupuncturist | Yoga Teacher
About the author
A busy acupuncturist, yoga teacher and trainer, Amber has actively worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years. For her, yoga is a form of health care that she uses alongside acupuncture in the form of retreats, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief. Amber is renowned for building emotional strength while cultivating physical health.