Bend It Like Buddha: Gear


Favorite Pieces for Practice

Did you read my recent article, Bend It Like Buddha, about yoga and now you need to know what to wear? Jump on the bendy believers bandwagon and try these on for size.

Ten Picks for Yoga Apparel

Beyond Yoga Women’s Lift and Support Bra Beyond Yoga Women’s Lift and Support Bra Perfect for Bikram or a hot power flow class, this top has removable pad inserts and racerback shoulder straps. Whether you pair it with a tank or pare down to it, you’ll appreciate its support and technical performance. $64

Lole Women Impact Tank Top Lolë Women Impact Tank Top Whether you’re doing sun salutations or handstands, you’ll love this gorgeous top that inspires you to live out loud. It features adjustable straps and four-way stretch 2nd Skin Perforated fabric. The Impact Tank has an integrated medium-impact bra and an iPod pocket in the back. $64

Monkey G Men's Vinyasa Short Monkey G Men’s Vinyasa Short The Monkey G Men’s Vinyasa short are sleek and comfortable. They are a good choice for all types of yoga classes. They are very soft and wrinkle-resistant. Don’t wear your basketball shorts to yoga, it does matter. Wear these instead. $54

Lululemon Reverse Groove Shorts Lululemon Reverse Groove Shorts It’s safe to say that Lululemon has won the world over with their fabulous fabrics and flattering fits. The Reverse Groove Short is a yoga wear staple. These are great for yoga and many other activities —even just dancing around your house if you prefer. Try the Boogie version of these shorts if you like to pare down to bare down. They are built to wick away moisture and stay put while you’re in motion, plus they’re reversible. Hollah! $48

Monkey G Women's Asana Active Top Monkey G Women’s Asana Active Top The Asana Active Top is an easy favorite among Monkey G fans. It is their signature active top for women. It is cut for flattery and is completey. While you’re in your yoga class, you’ll notice how supportive it is and you’ll love the unique back strap design. $39

Beyond Yoga Women's Original Capri Beyond Yoga Women’s Original Capri There’s a reason wearing yoga capris as every day casual clothing has become so popular, and this is it. Once you feel the soft texture and see how they slim your figure, you won’t want to go back to regular clothing. The contoured waistband and peached supplex combine for a fantastic look and feel. Not just for yoga —who says they can’t be running errands pants too? $69

prAna Men's Vertigo Sleeveless Top prAna Men’s Vertigo Sleeveless Top Men wear the same clothing to climb, hike or practice yoga. To that end, prAna created the Vertigo Sleeveless Top. It’s a lightweight technical performance knit shirt designed to be comfortable even while you sweat. $40

Monkey G Men's Om Board Short Monkey G Men’s Om Board Short Men’s board shorts are perhaps the most versatile item a guy could have in his wardrobe. It’s the equivalent to the ladies little black dress. The Om Board short are Monkey G’s signature surf-inspired short for yoga. Wear them to yoga, to play volleyball, to climb or simply to lounge. They are stylish and comfy. $54

Beyond Yoga Women's Short Short Beyond Yoga Women’s Short Short In the nearly impossible realm of shorts that actually flatter, Beyond Yoga’s short short’s reign supreme. We’re not sure how they pulled this off, but we think they should work on cold fusion next. Wear these to Bikram or a hot flow practice, or just to enjoy a reprieve in the sauna and you’ll see the magic. The self-lined waistband and peached supplex are designed to enhance your gluts and thighs. They are chafe resistant, have natural wicking properties, four-way stretch, and dry quickly. $58

Monkey G Women's Vinyasa Active Top Monkey G Women’s Vinyasa Active Top The Vinyasa top has a unique design in the back that you’ll love. It’s supportive and stays put, plus it’s very pretty. You’ll feel extra confident when you wear this top to class and you’re sure to get compliments on it everywhere you go. $39

Melissa McGibbon is an Associate Editor for Outdoor Sports Guide magazine, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, and a Lolë Ambassador. She is exceedingly optimistic and always in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two.


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Melissa McGibbon is the Senior Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine. She is an award-winning journalist and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Her work also appears in Outside Magazine, Lonely Planet, SKI Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Elevation Outdoors, Scuba Diving Magazine, and Matador Network. She is usually in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two. IG @missmliss //

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