3 Comfortable Pants for Meditation

July 24, 2020

One of the main goals of meditation is to calm the mind. There shouldn’t be anything in the surrounding environment that will distract you and you should feel comfortable in what you are wearing. As you will often be cross legged, what can often be problematic is the pants you’re wearing while meditating.

If you are wearing uncomfortable pants, it can be hard to relax. The friction and unease can irritate and distract. If they are too tight or if the fabric is rough, the mind will wander to the area of discomfort, and your attention will be diverted to that feeling. Instead, you need to be in absolute comfort. Your clothes need to be breathable, free of zippers or buckles and have a snug fit. So what should you wear?

Let’s take a look at some of the most comfortable pants for meditation.


There is nothing quite like a good pair of Harem pants. Known for their flowy design and elastic at both the waist and ankles, harem pants are a timeless piece of clothing. The wide waistband holds your pants in place without pinching. They are loose and often made of highly breathable fabrics, so they provide comfort and freedom of movement. Plus, they are also so light that you might even forget that you are wearing them during your meditation practice.

Even better if they are made from natural material like cotton or rayon because they won’t stick to your skin. It will also means they are biodegradable, eco-friendly, and cruelty free. These are super comfortable pants for daily wear or practicing yoga as well as meditation. The number of styles and fashionable versions available is immense, so grab your favorite ones and easily take your practice outside.


You can never go wrong with a super-soft pair of leggings. They will allow you to sit comfortably without having to fiddle or adjust anything during your meditation. Leggings are lightweight by design, they fit the body beautifully, and are often said to be like your second skin. Their ability to stretch makes them suitable, whether you are moving or sitting. Leggings are available in an incredible variety of colors and patterns. Choose your style, put them on, and start with your practice. 


As we all know, the casual sweat pants with elastic waistbands are ideal for any kind of exercise, moving, hiking, or sitting. Pleasant to the touch, sweat pants are beyond soft and they’re also warmer than leggings or harem pants so they are an excellent choice to wear when the weather is colder. Usually made of soft, fuzzy fabric, you’ll feel like you are wearing a pair of comfy pajamas. The fact they are so cozy, makes them perfect for a long sit. 

Whichever pants you wear, you can’t go too far wrong with our 3 choices. The feeling of comfort is the most important thing so think about your body shape and choose the best option for you. You will also need to minimize noise intrusion, human and animal distractions as well as extreme temperatures but at least your pants won’t be bothering you. Always remember that if you feel at ease in your clothing, you will have a better meditation.