There’s a reason your yoga teacher is constantly reminding you to watch your alignment in warrior 2, sit back in chair pose and go deep in pigeon: your knees are precious. Yoga apparel brands are taking note and three companies have designed yoga pants with built-in knee pads for extra protection. Yoga clothes with alignment and protection in mind is a trend we can get behind.
We knee-d to tell you more:
Electric Yoga’s Knee Brace Leggings are designed to support the joints and ligaments around your knees. With a unique thick ribbing around the knees (and a tummy flattering waistband, btw), they won’t protect you from a hard fall or make a thin mat comfortable, but they do create firm support.
Capris for your knees
If you want soft support, try the Fila Knee Pad Yoga Capri. These loose-fitting, moisture-wicking capris have a built-in knee pad that provides protection without being too bulky.
The Janu Pant is made for protection and comfort. Available in three colors, these pants feature interior pockets that hold thick knee pads (but not high-school-volleyball-team-thick). We like that the Janu knee pads are easily removable, in case you need to head out to run errands after yoga.