I'm a Yoga Instructor Living in L.A.—These Are the 8 Yoga Shorts I Swear By

Whether you practice yoga a lot, dabble in it here and there, or you're thinking of starting it up, wearing a comfortable outfit is key to allow you to flow through your yoga poses properly and reap the physical and mental benefits it has to offer.

While we may all have a trusty pair of leggings in our closet that we reach for when practicing yoga, today we're honing in on yoga shorts, an excellent alternative to yoga pants that allow you to move freely, check your body alignment easily, and are ideal for practicing hot yoga.

Yoga shorts (or clothes for that matter) don’t need to expensive. The most important part is that they're comfortable, stretchable and that they fit your body just right.

So what are the best yoga shorts out there? We tapped into L.A.-based yoga instructor Rebecca Watson, who practices asana five days a week and meditation daily to share the yoga shorts she loves and swears by. Check out her picks below and get inspired by her Instagram to try some of her energizing and grounding poses.

"The space-dye material of these Beyond Yoga shorts is super soft and moves with you. The short fit is ideal for hot yoga."

"These are smooth and sleek—and they work well from the studio to the street."

"These have such a soft and comfortable fabric. Plus, I love the stripe detailing and cute color combo." 

"These come in fun, trippy prints when you're wanting some more color. They're made from sustainable materials and have a very comfortable V waistband."

"Fun, adjustable side ties provide fuller coverage or a higher scrunched look. These are great for hot yoga and can double as surf or swimwear bottoms if needed."

"A classic. This pair has tons of color options. The wicking material is ideal for hot yoga."

"These are fun, chic, and have handy pockets!"

"The gentle compression material is sleek and secure-feeling. It has a matte finish for more subtlety."

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Like a second skin, this soft-fit high-rise pair stretches with you as you move.

Soft to the touch with support that feels like a gentle hug.

Designed for yoga, these buttery-soft shorts are breathable and sweat-wicking.

Breeze through hot yoga and hard flow with these micro-performance, super-smooth lifting shorts with a second-skin feel.

Made with incredibly soft, stretchy Nike Infinalon fabric, these high-rise shorts feel breathable and gently compressive.

Lululemon's Align shorts have added Lycra for stretch and shape retention.

Made from Alo's sculpting signature airbrush fabric, this pair sculpts, lifts, and smooths.

Featuring an ultra-high-rise waist with a reinforced waistband, these oh-so-pretty shorts will hold you in as you move.

These get so many rave reviews on Amazon. We love the handy pockets and they come in a plethora of cool colors. 

The high-waistband provides utmost support.

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