This is my second post in partnership with Nike Women (check out my first one here) and in this piece I wanted to talk about why exercise and well being doesn’t always have to mean sweat pouring cardio. Mental health is also as important as physical health and I think we often forget that. This post will be a focus on how I personally found a way to incorporate both of these issue through the practice of Yoga and finding time to slow down, breathe and be. I personally found this in yoga.
YOGA IS FOR EVERY BODY
1. You learn the art of breathingAs part of Yoga practice you are taught to connect and consciously focus on breathing, at the start the instructor encourages you take in big, deep breaths.
2. You can adjust moves to suit your body shape
3. You really feel like you have worked out
I have learnt so much for practicing Yoga, even when I am doing it from the comfort of my living room floor. For once I feel relaxed and okay with the fact that I am doing the best that I can and that in itself is good enough. My mental health wholeheartedly improves after I take time out to practice even if that means just stretching for 10 minutes when I don't have enough time to fully commit to a class. If I could pass on any advise with trying Yoga is just do it (Nike Pun not intentional ;))
Seriously, just give it a go, your body is more wondrous and powerful than you might think.
SHOP NIKE PLUS SIZE APPAREL
I am wearing size 3x in this top and I am glad that I sized up, I love for my tops and sweaters to have an oversized feel
These are perfect tights for Yoga, they are super soft and stretchy, I went for a 3x in these and I would have been better to size down to my actual size (24-26) they are super stretchy with a lot of give and
This sweater is perfect for outdoor yoga, it has sweat-wicking technology so helps to keep you both dry and comfy during a workout
This mat is great for carrying on the go with its easy carry strap, it also has good grip and a decent length. Plus it's available in three great colours