How and Why Correctly Choose your Yoga Pants or Leggings?

Are you thinking of purchasing comfortable yoga pants and leggings but do not know what things to consider before buying one? If yes, then your hunt stops here. 

Here in this blog, I will cover how to choose your yoga bottoms, why you must choose them wisely, and suggest some of the best yoga pants and yoga leggings from our Breath of Fire yoga collection. 

Let’s get started!

First Criteria of Choice – Ahimsa

Yoga is nowadays widely known as a sports practice; however, initially, yoga was primarily an art of living and a philosophy of being. In this art of living, it is essential to respect the principle of Ahimsa, a principle of non-violence and benevolence towards nature, others, and ourselves.

Ahimsa is, in fact, the ethical code of conduct in the philosophy of yoga. So why am I talking about Ahimsa in an article on how to choose your leggings or yoga pants? Simply put, in the first place, in yoga, when we choose different accessories and clothes while keeping the great principle of Ahimsa in mind.

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Mudra prayer pose with yoga teachers Cornelia Kauhs and Leldle Joy Nallama

Therefore, when purchasing yoga pants, one must choose clothes made up of natural and biological materials, or if choosing plastic materials, we need to see that they are recycled. 

An emphasis will be put on choosing sustainable, fair trade brands with a transparent approach to the manufacturing process. 

We naturally tend to turn to brands that work hard to offer a quality that will allow the longevity of our leggings or our pants. All this is in order to be adequate between our values and our practice.

Second Criteria of Choice – Practice

Now that the first principle is posed on how well to choose leggings or pants for yoga, the second criterion, which is the most important, is definitely the cut of the clothing of yoga according to the practice and the style of yoga affectionate.

If we practice yoga that is slow, soft, and based on breathing, we will instead turn to comfortable clothes that allow us great internalization and total body freedom. These practices are, for example, Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Fertility yoga, Nidra yoga, and the yogas of sound.

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Sohang yoga pants in organic cotton color raspberry with yoga teacher Angela Buchs

In our collection of Breath of Fire, we have several models to offer for this kind of practice, such as the Sohang pants, the Yamala pants, and the Lilii pants.

Of course, if you like to be wrapped and have a thicker fabric, choose the Sohang or the Yamala in organic cotton; however, if you appreciate futility and freshness, the Lilii pants in bamboo and organic cotton are the ones for you!

For all the quick practices or those that require postural adjustments from a teacher, such as an Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, and Acro yoga, we favor clothes close to the body; it is either leggings or pants with a straight cut that follows the leg. 

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Lilii yoga pants in Bambou certified FSC in dark purple with yoga teacher and breath of fire founder Cornelia Kauhs

The important thing is that the clothing should follow you correctly in the movement, without snagging while letting you breathe amply. In this kind of practice, synchronization between the breath and the movement is key. 

Avoid at all costs leggings that are tight around the belly with an elastic that is too narrow because it is a guarantee of discomfort and will harm the practice. 

I personally prefer leggings such as our Vega leggings or the Sohang leggings, without elastic in the belly but which still have excellent maintenance in all postures.

Third Criteria of Choice – Your Personal Feelings and Understanding of Yourself, Said Differently, The Right Fit!

After more than ten years of doing yoga festivals and stands, thanks to the experience in our yoga store, I can tell you that one of the most important criteria is that YOU feel wholly comfortable and beautiful in what you wear. 

It is possible to choose an outfit that is an absolute pleasure to wear while making you look good. There is enough choice for all these different requests to be fulfilled, and I personally love the moment when a woman comes out of the fitting room and is glowing in her outfit.

Of course, if you can’t go to the store, it’s essential to know your body well. If you’re not entirely sure what your body type is, don’t hesitate to check out our blog article on this subject on our Swiss Breath of Fire website

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The Five Types of Silhouette

We have clothes for all the morphology, and that really care of reflection was made to offer you the right fit. We are a family business and a woman’s business, and with each model that we propose to you, we try it, we practice with it, and we do everything so that all the morphology find a good outfit with us. It’s not up to you to get stuck in standardized clothes; it’s up to us designers to think of clothes that fit your body.

To make an informed choice on your outfits, it’s essential to choose the right colors and fabrics for your type and skin. We’re working on a beautiful new blog on this subject. To ensure you don’t miss this post, don’t hesitate to subscribe to our newsletter.


Why are few sports pants comfortable?

Most clothing brands manufacture their designs according to standards and charts. Unfortunately, this leaves little room for our curves and female silhouettes, which are different from each other. It is, however, possible to make clothes that adapt to several silhouettes, provided, of course, to have this approach, like ours, in mind.

Will I have to change my Breath of Fire pants if I gain or lose a few pounds?

Almost all of our pants and leggings are designed to support your weight and movements. The woman's body changes, and it's a fact, so our pants will accompany you in your corporal evolution in time.

You say that almost all your yoga pants and leggings will go with my weight movement, which one won’t and why?

The Veja leggings will be the only ones not to accompany you in a specific weight variation because they are compression leggings and close to the body. Nicely tight, these leggings will hold you well, but they will not be as adaptable as our other models.

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The visionary chief officer of Breath of Fire, Pernelle, is in charge of the company's entire management. Passionate about consciousness and its different planes, Pernelle is trained in trans gong meditation and Kundalini yoga. Exploring the different dimensions of the Being through body practices such as yoga or meditative practices such as the Monroe method is her passion, and she loves to share on these subjects. Being close to the customer is essential for Pernelle, so she continues to take care of much of the customer service. For her, listening to her audience is above managing a company well.

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