Work out in style with the Nike Yoga range for women
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 11 NOV 2009 20:15 NEW LAUNCHESCOMMENTS
With the whirl of the social season not far away it’s definitely time I made the effort with my fitness regime. Not only does exercise make you healthier, it can actually give you more energy and make you feel more confident about yourself too. My gym kit has seen better days so the launch of Nike’s new yoga range is music to my ears and will spare my embarrassment next time I hit the gym.
Nike’s yoga clothing range features soft and lightweight cottons and Dri-Fit technology to pull perspiration away from the body. Ventilation in garments allows skin to breathe while training keeping you cool and comfortable. I’ve got my eyes on the bright and colourful mats, accessories and tops which will ensure a yoga session is anything but dull. Keep your eyes on our sport and leisure department because stock will be arriving over the next couple of weeks.
I was a yoga fanatic for a couple of years but I’ve since let it slip. Perhaps now is the time to pick it back up and do it in style with help from Nike.
Try these poses…*
Great for beginners, this pose works to stretch the legs, chest and spine. It’s often used to relieve back pain and you can use it as part of your warm-up for regular workouts too.
Haiwaian surfer Monyca Byrne Wickey loves this pose because it challenges and improves her core and firms up those abs. Try it every day building up from a 20 second hold to 1 minute.
One for the more advanced, this pose increases concentration while developing core strength. It requires good balance and is a favourite of American female footballer, Hope Solo.
* Always consult a doctor or qualified instructor before doing any new exercise.