My New Love Affair With…Yoga

Since being home, I think it’s safe to say I’ve gotten really creative when it comes to my workouts. I’ll always love weight training and haven’t put an and to that but I have started incorporating other types of workouts into my routine. The most beneficial so far? Yoga. 

I’ll be honest. I haven’t always been the biggest yoga fan. I would get bored easily and because I’m not very flexible and very much a beginner, I just sort of felt like a big ole failure. After getting my lab results back a few weeks ago and seeing that my cortisol levels are still on the higher side, I decided to lean back into yoga to help lower stress and anxiety. And let’s be real, I could always use a good stretch. 

I won’t say I’m a total yogi now but I gotta admit, I sort of love it. With International Yoga Day coming up in a few weeks (June 21st) , I thought now would be as good a time as any to share a few tips for those of you that might be newbies like me. 

Tip No. 1 Ease into it

Word to the wise, if you’re a beginner aim for the beginner classes. I’m not sure who I thought I was but I attempted an advanced yoga flow situation for my first class at home and had a rude awakening within the first 5 minutes. 

Take it easy. Start slow. And don’t be too hard on yourself if it takes you a few (read 13) classes to get used to the movements. 

Tip No. 2 Dress the part 

My go-to combo for a good yoga sesh has been my adidas seamless bra and the BELIEVE THIS 2.0 7/8 tights. Lightweight fabric with a good stretch and enough compression to get you through 30 minutes of bending every possible direction? I’m sold. 

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Tip No. 3 Have fun! 

Don’t take yourself too seriously. There are tons of fun online yoga classes with hip hop or EDM music – make it a party! A relaxing, stress-free, music-filled  yoga class is always a good idea if ya ask me. Get on Zoom or FaceTime with a friend, rock your favorite workout clothes and just make it FUN. 

This post was written in collaboration with adidas.