for fear of wardrobe malfunctions while teaching and practicing (in public), i usually shy away from wearing shorts while yoga-ing. but after all of the 90+ degree days of heat in which one can sweat standing still, i have been embracing the less is more concept for yoga attire. here are my personal picks.
puspha yoga's dharana shorts ($45) - i was lucky to be gifted a pair of these from my new pushpa pals ( thank you!). they definitely live up to their reputation, they are are light and comfortable, the rouching on the sides is really flattering and they are not too tight all the while offering ample coverage for even the widest straddle or most twisted arm balance. it's safe to say that these shorts are my new favorites.
phat buddha shorts ($36-$40) - i stumbled upon phat buddha, who is popular among the hot yoga/bikram scene, a few years back, with my first pair still as good as new even though they are literally 4 years old. my pair has stars on them like the ones that the fabulous tracy anderson is wearing in the pic above. i like them for their drawstring sides so that you can choose your length depending on the day. i've also worn them as a bathing suit bottom, so obviously they passed the 'safe to wear for practicing in public' test.. now phat buddha has a bunch of new colors and a couple of styles and an online shop.
lululemon shorts ($42-$54) - of course lululemon knows a thing or two about smart design when it comes to yoga attire and they hold up to this reputation in the shorts department. the wide waist band allows them to stay put and they have a handy hidden pocket for a debit card and a key for those who travel as light in the luggage department as they do with the shorts they choose.
here's some pics of me and my shorts: