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AdidasJanuary 07, 2024
How Should A Sports Bra Fit?

Over 90% of women are wearing the wrong size sports bra. We’re here to change that with a simple sports bra fit guide to help find your perfect fit.

Adidas/March 08, 2023
The Importance of Rest Days

Sometimes less is more. Learn the importance of rest days and how to fuse them into your training routine.

Adidas/February 12, 2023
5 minute read
5 Soccer Goalie Drills for a Complete Practice

Score five new soccer goalie drills with an exclusive peek into training with pro goalkeeper James Pantemis.

Adidas/January 24, 2023
Cool Down Stretches for After a Workout

The sweat sesh might be over, but don’t skip the cool down! Learn how to cool down after a workout with eight quick stretches to add to your routine.

Adidas/December 16, 2022
7 minute read
How to Start a Workout Routine (And Actually Stick with it)

Reset and infuse movement into your days with our guide to creating a workout routine for beginners — plus tips and tricks for staying motivated and consistent.

Adidas/August 21, 2022
3 minute read
How To Improve Balance: 8 Exercises For Balance and Stability

We’re bringing balance back. Team up with adidas to learn the best dynamic balance exercises to improve your strength and overall fitness.

Adidas/August 21, 2022
4 minute read
What is a HIIT Workout and Why Do It?

What’s a HIIT workout and why’s it so popular? Learn how this effective cardio method is the simple secret to burning maximum calories in under 30 minutes.

Adidas/May 26, 2022

There is a jungle of yoga practices and poses (asanas) out there, and finding your own preference and purpose in the world of yoga can be just as exhausting as your very first yoga class. Whether you are a complete beginner or have done a class or two, we have scouted the terrain to give you a digest of four of the most practiced yoga styles. With this guide, you can decide which style resonates with you the most, so you may focus on rolling out that mat and make space for yourself. Different yoga styles cater to different needs and goals. Some types are fast-paced and physically demanding, while others are more restorative and relaxing. No matter what your day looks like, it's a good idea to take a break and make space for yoga. CHOOSE FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF YOGA It’s all very well buying yourself a yoga mat and getting the outfit right, but to really get the most out of your practice, it’s key to understand a little bit more about the different types of yoga. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word yuj, meaning to yoke, join, or unite, and this points to the underlying principle of yoga: to create a closer connection between your mind and body through controlled movement and meditation. Though people have been doing yoga for more than 2000 years, at its root, yoga has always been all about cultivating that connection. If you make space in your life regularly—and find comfort and ease in your practice—yoga can be a daily opportunity for you to breathe and be yourself in both mind and body. 4 OF THE MOST PRACTICED YOGA STYLES AND THEIR BENEFITS Whatever type of yoga resonates most deeply with you, through consistent practice, you can find a sense of harmony with yourself and the world around you—with the Earth and the elements. If you afford yourself the time and space to unwind, really focus and find flow, and delve deeply into your poses, you may discover new, transformative dimensions of your mind and body with any style of yoga. If you make space in your life regularly—and find comfort and ease in your practice—yoga can be a daily opportunity for you to breathe and be yourself in both mind and body. HOT YOGA Hot Yoga is performed in a super-hot room with a series of 26 poses that are the same worldwide. A sweaty experience, indeed, and arguably not for the faint of heart. During the 90-minute Hot Yoga class, the room is heated to approximately 41 °C (105 °F). Hot Yoga is certainly sweatier than any other yoga practice, and wearing gear with AEROREADY technology which uses sweat wicking or absorbent materials to keep you feeling dry so you may focus entirely on your practice. YIN YOGA Yin Yoga is closest to meditation. Targeting your deep connective tissues instead of your muscles, it’s a slower-paced style where poses are held for up to several minutes. In keeping with its roots in Chinese medicine and the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, Yin Yoga combines stretching and relaxing into various yoga poses. Yin Yoga is a slower-paced yoga practice that turns the focus to stretching and is less dynamic. Wear yoga gear that moves and stretches with you as you stand up or lie down in yoga poses. HATHA YOGA Hatha Yoga is the style that typically comes closest to what most people think of when they think of yoga. In Sanskrit, the meaning of the word Hatha is ‘discipline of force,’ but Hatha Yoga has come a long way since its 1st-century origins. The techniques of Hatha were honed by 11th-century Hindu master yogi Gorakhnath, and the style started spreading in the West during the late 19th century, gaining mainstream popularity in the 1960s. A modern-day Hatha yoga class focuses on the physical exercise of the poses. Hatha Yoga classes tend to be slower and less flowy than more dynamic yoga styles, with poses being held for a more extended period. ASHTANGA YOGA Though the history of Ashtanga is still debated, it has been growing in popularity since the early 1990s as a more dynamic and demanding form of Hatha Yoga. Often promoted as a modern-day take on classical Indian yoga, many people know Ashtanga Yoga through the various spinoff styles of Power Yoga. During an Ashtanga class, you go through a fixed order of poses, focusing on your breath to maintain the pose before flowing into the next one. The Ashtanga sequence has sun salutations, strong standing postures, twists, backbends, and many forward folds,” says certified yoga instructor and adidas Senior Key Account Manager Helen Johnson. “The practice stays the same—it’s you that changes day by day.” Yoga is so much more than sweaty poses on a slippery mat—it’s about making space in your life for your yoga practice. The key to any yoga practice is finding your own preferred yoga style, choosing a class and wearing yoga gear that allows you to move freely through the poses. Whether you are just getting started or have some yoga experience, we hope you will be rolling out that yoga mat to make space for yourself.

Adidas/April 04, 2022
7 minute read
How to Use a Foam Roller: 10 Moves for Maximum Recovery

Start your recovery right with ten trainer-led ways to use a foam roller. Learn why foam rolling works and how you can do it every day for maximum benefits.

Adidas/March 22, 2022
3 minute read
Choosing the Right Medium Support Sports Bra

Great for a range of sizes and workouts—from cycling and spinning to dance—medium support sports bras minimize bounce with a compression fit and close-to-body feel.