You've got a solid non-slip mat, the best cork blocks, and a pair of yoga pants that you'd happily spend the rest of your life in — but what about the stuff that people can't see? No, I'm not talking about your karma or your Prana; I'm talking about your panties. When you head off to class, the best underwear for yoga can make a massive difference in your comfort levels as you move from one pose to the next, and it's a worthy investment that people tend to overlook.
Yes, you'll want a pair of underwear that doesn't show lines, but invisibility under leggings shouldn't be the only deciding factor here. Your average panties are fine for walking to the subway, sitting at a desk, or standing in the line at the grocery store, but even during a restorative or gentle yoga class, you're moving your body in a completely different way. Most underwear isn't made to stand up moisture or flexibility, so when you're supposed to be focusing on your inner zen and breath-work, you'll be preoccupied with the fact that your now-damp underwear is riding up and digging in.
All five of these popular pairs are sweat-wicking, stretchy, comfortable, and designed to remain pretty much invisible no matter what pose you're in. They also come in all different sizes and styles, so you can find one that's right for your body and your practice.