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The Best Yoga Shorts

If you already have your favorite comfy pair of yoga pants at the ready, but are still looking for a pair of yoga shorts that check all the right boxes, take a look at these options.

Best for Tummy Control

BALEAF Women’s 8″ /5″ /2″ High Waist Workout Yoga Running Compression Shorts

What We Liked: 

Let’s face it — some yoga shorts just aren’t flattering. You won’t have to worry about that with these shorts. These tummy-tucking yoga shorts are high waisted and come with plenty of control, so you never have to worry about showing off your food baby while doing a little downward dog. Plus — it has pockets! Get it here.

Best for the Busy Yogi

ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Short

What We Liked: 

Leave your embarrassment at the door. You’ll never need to hide when you pick up the kids at school after yoga class — so long as you’re wearing these shorts. These shorts are stylish and perfectly suitable for the busy yogi who has to fit yoga class in between runs to the grocery store or to pick up the kids. Pair them with a sweat-wicking athletic shirt and some stylish kicks and no one will know you were just at the gym. Pick them here.

Best for Showing Off Your Best Assets 

Helisopus Womens Stretch Solid Athletic Shorts 

What We Liked: 

You’ve worked hard for that body; don’t hide it behind ratty old gym clothes. These shorts are super cute, made from high-quality fabrics and fit sleek and tight. They contour to the natural shape of your body and are on the shorter side, for those days when you’re feeling particularly confident. Available now.

Best for Heavy Lifters

90 Degree By Reflex – Power Flex Yoga Shorts

What We Like: 

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Best Yoga Blocks

To help choose the foam Yoga Block that’s right for you, we looked for quality and value.

Student’s Choice

AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks

AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks

What We Liked: 

If you’re like us, you check product reviews before you buy. Well, this set of AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks had the most 5-star consumer reviews of any blocks we tested, so we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. While not as firm as others we tested, these blocks offered good support for a variety of poses, especially forward bends, counterposes and stretching. The surface is slip-resistant and includes round edges for a comfortable grip. We found them comfortable and easy to use. One downside: they’re only offered in 2 color choices—black or purple. We wish there were more! Buy them here. 

Best Overall

Gaiam Yoga Block

Gaiam Yoga Block

What We Liked:

We found the Gaiam Yoga Block to be our favorite for all-around performance and quality. For starters, it was firmer than the others we tried, which was particularly appreciated by those of us who have more weight to support during certain poses. The non-slip surface performed well, even after working up a sweat. Plus, it’s worth noting that this Gaiam Block is latex-free, so if you have a latex allergy this is the one for you. And we loved that it’s available in a variety of color choices, including soothing blues and greens, and vibrant pinks and purples. Get it now.

Beginner’s Bargain 

REEHUT Yoga Block

REEHUT Yoga Block

What We Liked:

If you’ve just started your yoga journey, this yoga block is perfect. It’s adequately firm, yet pleasingly soft to the touch. We found the slip-resistant surface to be both dependable and comfortable. This block is lighter in weight than the others we tested, which is a plus …