Whether you’re a new or seasoned meditator, you know that meditation is a lot harder than it looks. Focusing on your breath or a mantra and quieting monkey-mind is serious business—and on days when your thoughts get the better of you, it can be easy to fidget. Maybe your foot gets itchy where the seam of your sock hits your pinky toe, or you start to fidget with your shirt. Or, perhaps you start to focus on the too-tight waist band of your yoga pants, or the fact that your undies are bunched in all the wrong places.
While fidgeting is a natural side effect of a meditation practice, particularly when you’re first starting out, you can set yourself up for less of it by meditating in the right clothing. Here, our favorite bottoms, tops, and socks to keep you cozy—and most importantly, supremely comfy—while you meditate.
PrAna Vaha Pant
Vuori Ponto Performance Pant
If your meditation practice makes you feel uncomfortable—we’ve all been there—these pants will feel like a warm hug: They’re soft, lightweight, and made for men (but our female staffers love them, too!).
Lululemon Simply There Boyshort
These undies offer optimal comfort when spending time on your bum.
J.Crew Factory Marled Jogger Sweatpant
Breathable, cozy, warm, and beyond soft: These pants are perfect for a long sit. Bonus: You can wear them to bed, so you wake up ready to meditate.
Everlane Classic French Terry Sweatpant
These sweats are slightly fitted, so when paired with a cute top, you could easily wear these from meditation class to happy hour and then to sleep.
Lively All-Day Jogger
With a not-too-tight elastic waistband and fit around the ankle, these pants will allow you to sit comfortably without having to adjust anything during your meditation practice.
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Athleta Soho Jogger
Want to feel put-together, yet still have the comfort and ease of lounging in sweats? These joggers are sleek, lightweight, and supremely soft.
The Reformation Girlfriend Collective Hi Rise Full Length Pant
If you’re into leggings instead of sweats for your meditation practice, try these high-rise pants. Soft, super flattering, and even made using recycled water bottles.
Nike One Luxe Women’s Training Tights
These fitted tights are breathable and comfortable, whether you’re moving or sitting.
Figs Super Soft Longsleeve Underscrub
It’s easy to get too cold or too warm when you’re sitting. This shirt is the perfect in-between layer to wear over a t-shirt and under a sweatshirt so you’re sure to get your body temp just right.
Manduka Enlight Relaxed Tee
This comfy, stretchy tee has a subtle scoop neck that draws attention to your neck and shoulders, which encourages one of our staffers to keep her heart open while she meditates.
Madewell Whisper Cotton Crewneck Tee
Madewell’s best-selling crewneck is airy, light, and breathable, which means you’ll stay cool if you start to heat up during your meditation.
Aerie Real Soft® Tee
They call it Real Soft® for a reason: This shirt is one of our favorites for both meditating and lounging.
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L.L.Bean Cozy Pullover
It’s always nice to meditate with a warm sweatshirt near your seat. This pullover has an extra layer of super-soft fabric around the shoulders and neck for extra coziness.
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CALIA Women’s Effortless Cozy Cardigan
This cardigan is kind of like wrapping your softest blanket around your shoulders to keep your limbs warm during meditation—only it’s so cute, you’ll want to wear it all day.
Bombas Women’s Merino Wool Quarter Sock
Warm feet are crucial for comfy meditation sessions, and these socks that Instagram made famous are the softest we’ve put on our tootsies in a long while. Bonus: For every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need.
Spiritual Gangster Namaste Pom Beanie
This cute, cozy hat will keep your head warm as your mind works to find inner peace.