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.
Hsiaolin Yoga -
Practice with a beginner's mind -
"Having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions in the practice."
Chaturanga is often overlooked, particularly in the vinyasa class. It can be problematic in Ashtanga as well. There are over fifty chaturangas in Primary Series. Since Mysore Ashtanga is a one-on-one setting, teachers normally work with the individual to correct any misalignment. With that in mind, the risk of being injured is lowered but not impossible. The repetition and stress we put on shoulders in misaligned chaturanga can easily lead to injuries. Therefore, it is the pose that I continue to refine.
Details of Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging -
Were you as excited as I was when Beyond Yoga first introduced Viper High Waisted Midi Legging last Thanksgiving? It was super cute. Of course, it was sold out within days. I couldn't believe that I was able to get it before it was gone. While it looked very stylish online, I was disappointed after receiving it. Continue to read below and you will know why.
Top: Diquedi Push Up Seamless Sports Bra, Black, M (runs small; I am between 32-34B).
Bottom: Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging, Stone Grey Shiny Black Viper, XS (true to size).
It is made in U.S.A.
Since I didn't keep Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging, I wasn't able to test it for any workout. With that being said, I will share as much as possible based on my initial trial. The main reason that I returned the legging is because of the fabric. First of all, it isn't as stretchy as I'd like to wear for yoga or any exercise. Secondly, it feels very plastic and doesn't breathe well. Lastly, the waistband rolls down easily (see the pitcture below) even when I had it on for short period of time during the photoshoot. Regardless how cute and how popular the legging is, it doesn't work for me.
Although the fabric is completely opaque, it feels plastic. It is shiny, not in a good way, and lacks of elasticity. I appreciate that it is sewn with flatlocking stitches and there is a lined gusset for reinforcement.
It is true to size and I wear my regular size XS. It hugs my body very well and sculpts the butt nicely. However, the shiny finish gives a magnifying illusion. It doesn't create a skinny look. I have thick thighs, and the legging definitely enhances that part of my body. The encased elastic waistband is the signature design of Beyond Yoga Midi Leggings. Some are more uncomfortable than others, and this pair bothers me. The waistband digs in and shows the muffin top. It may be stretched out after few wears, but I don't know for sure.
The leggings provides tons of compression for the muscles support, which is perfect for high impact workouts. However, it is not comfortable for casual wear. In addition to that, the fabric isn't breathable. It is probably worse in hot and humid environment, such as hot yoga. I am not a fan of the encased elastic waistband as it digs and pinches the skin.
Regardless how much I like the print of Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging, it doesn't work for me. The legging doesn't cover basic performance needs for both yoga and gym workouts. The fabric lacks of stretchiness and breathability, two most important features for yoga. Furthermore, it doesn't create a flattering look. The shiny finish magnifies the size of my thighs, and the elastic band digs in and shows the muffin top.
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