Yoga in the ELLE Fashion Cupboard for H&M

Hi everyone! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I've decided to start keeping a diary of all the things I'm up to, yoga-wise. Through my role as ELLE's Associate Editor I've been fortunate enough to have been offered some amazing opportunities, so I'm going to start documenting them here. First up is the day I taught a yoga class in the ELLE Fashion Cupboard to celebrate the launch of H&M's For Every Victory sportswear range.

Teaching yoga in the ELLE Fashion Cupboard for H&M

Teaching yoga in the ELLE Fashion Cupboard for H&M

Now, I'm not someone who is entirely comfortable being centre of attention, so the idea of teaching a yoga class in front of a professional photographer and the H&M press team was slightly daunting. But it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. The range is all about celebrating the power and strength of the individual, so I taught the ELLE team an energising, strengthening and empowering flow. We moved through lots of strong and purposeful warriors and lunges, fired up the core with vashistasana and navasana, and energised with heart-opening backbends. 

Feel strong and purposeful with a warrior two

Feel strong and purposeful with a warrior two

As a keen swimmer, cyclist and runner, I am a real proponent of using yoga to complement your training regime. It has definitely made me stronger and a more rounded athlete. I had an ACL reconstruction in my right knee three years ago, and despite all the physio I've done (a lot), I found that alignment-focused yoga has actually had the most impact - all those warrior threes and utkatasanas have massively strengthened my posterior chain and the supporting muscles and ligaments around my knee joint. If you do a lot of sport, give yoga a try today - you'll notice a huge difference in your performance.

 

Vashistasana is a beautiful combination of balance, strength, flexibility and focus

Vashistasana is a beautiful combination of balance, strength, flexibility and focus

Read the full article about ELLE x H&M For Every Victory here