I hope everyone is doing well and stays healthy. During this weird and stressful time, it is difficult for me to type up any content to share. I am sure the Coronavirus Pandemic makes a lot of us more stressful than ever. Whether we like it or not, it is an undeniable fact and we all have to face it. Though I feel calm, I am restless. A lot is going on in my head, but I can't come up with a clear thought. This is the third week of Shelter-In-Place and I am trying my best to hang in there. I am an indoorsy person, so it is not a problem for me to stay home. In fact, part of me enjoys such lifestyle very much. Not everyone can handle the lockdown, but I invite you to look at the bright side. Looking at things from different angles gives us different perspectives. Just like yoga asana practice, the same "shape" can be presented in many ways, which challenge our physical body and mental state in different levels.
Let's look at the shape of a straight line for example. Four pictures below show how the same shape is created in different asanas. I can lie down on my belly or on my back. I can also stand on my feet or go upside down to the headstand. Either way, I am creating the same shape, one straight line, either horizontally or vertically. However, these four poses present different levels of difficulties. Of course, standing straight and lying on the belly are easier than inversion and low boat pose (lying on the back with legs and shoulders lifted off the ground). Depending on the challenging level of the pose, my mind and body react differently.
PROS / Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging is a stylish legging. Made with medium high compression faux leather fabric, it provides tons of muscles support and body hugging sensation.
CONS / The fabric has plastic feel and does not breathe well. Also, it fall short on elasticity.
BOTTOM LINE / Although Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging is super cute and stylish, it does not cover performance needs in yoga and gym workouts. Not only does it feel plastic, but it also lacks of stretchiness and breathability. The shiny finish gives an unflattering look.
PROS / Made with an unique faux leather coated fabric, CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging is lightweight, four-way stretch and breathable. Not only is it stylish, but it also covers basic needs for various workouts.
CONS / The legging is not flattering on me. It doesn't shape nor lift the butt, and the encased elastic waistband digs in to the skin.
BOTTOM LINE / Unfortunately, CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging does not work for me due to its unflattering fit. That being said, it is a stylish legging featuring four-way stretch and great breathability. For $24, it has you covered from studio / gym to street.
PROS / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging provides performance needs for gym workouts. Not only is it four-way stretch, but it also features sweat wicking property. Combined the medium-high compression fabric with the high waist, it gives tons of support and makes me feel secured during the workout.
CONS / The gunmetal glitter print does not hide sweat stains. The legging fits loose behind the knee to accommodate the less stretch foil print.
BOTTOM LINE / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging is stylish and yet covers all performance needs at the gym. The medium-high compression fabric provides tons of muscles support and the high waist keeps the belly tucked in. Although it is quad proof, it doesn't mask sweat stains.
PROS / Yvette Shift Light Icon High Support Legging is a versatile legging. The medium compression fabric is stretchy, breathable and sweat wicking. It provides perfect amount of muscles support for yoga and gym workout.
CONS / The legging slides down if the drawstring isn't tighten, which however is prone to show the muffin top.
BOTTOM LINE / I recommend Yvette Shift Light Icon High Support Legging to those who don't want to spend a lot of money on leggings and just want few pairs to cover wide range of exercises. Even though the drawstring waist makes it more suitable for gym workout than yoga, the medium compression fabric is perfect for either activity. Furthermore, the legging gives a slim look.
Disclaimer: The legging was gifted to me, but the review is my own.