Avoiding Bingo Wings with Namaste Yoga {Review & Giveaway}

I threw out a question on Twitter the other day, one that I think many of us would like to know the answer to:

Is there any way of avoiding bingo wings?

I mean it’s an important question, right? Sadly it was met with silence, other than one helpful tweeter who suggested yoga as being her absolute saviour in the ageing process.

Yoga is something that I’ve been mulling over for about a decade now. I suffer from Scoliosis, visit an osteopath once a month and being able to touch my toes is a dim and distant memory.

I know that yoga is probably a good option for me. I’m told that us over 40s need all the help that we can get! But more importantly, according to my faithful tweeter, it keeps the upper body strong and toned (as well as keeping bingo wings at bay 😜).

When Namaste Yoga made contact to ask if I would like to try out their Season 4 TV series, it was just the kick up the inflexible backside that I needed. According to Namaste, yoga is:

‘An experience that will calm your mind, strengthen your body and inspire your soul.’

Namaste TV has already produced 3 seasons of yoga, each one consisting of thirteen different 20-minute sequences. Initially I was concerned that being Season 4, it might be too difficult for a novice but I was assured that this wouldn’t be the case.

Whilst I am pretty certain that I won’t be performing cartwheels across my living room any time soon, I can already notice the benefits of spending 20 minutes every morning, stretching and starting the day off well. Some of the sequences have been a little difficult for me (largely due to my extreme lack of suppleness!) but this has only confirmed how much I need to persevere.

Fancy a go yourself?

Today I am offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win Season 4 (either as a download or a DVD) of the Namaste Yoga TV series (RRP $50) as well as a Namaste Logo Racer Tank (RRP $30).

How to enter:

Simply complete the Rafflecopter below and follow the easy step by step guide to ensure that your entry counts.

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  • This giveaway is open to UK or US residents aged 18 or over
  • Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and leave a comment on my blog, answering the question – this is the ONLY mandatory task
  • The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 7 days
  • The winner will receive Season 4 of Namaste Yoga TV via download or DVD and a Namaste Yoga Tank.
  • The giveaway closes at midnight on 7/1/17.

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* Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Namaste TV *

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125 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    December 20, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Yes, I have tried yoga before – I love how it sculpts and tones my body!

  2. joanne Darnell
    December 20, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    yes i love yoga

  3. Ashleigh Allan
    December 20, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    No but I would like to improve my body

  4. Rose H
    December 20, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    yes of course! It’s the best, really good at relieving stress.

  5. Solange
    December 21, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Yes, I do Yoga regularly. I love how it strengthens and tones.

  6. E Briggs
    December 21, 2017 / 6:40 am

    I have done yoga before… I have dipped in and out of it when I have the time. But as part of my New Year Resolution I want to make meditation and yoga part of the everyday to help give me a clear and calm mind.

  7. Catherine Stewart
    December 21, 2017 / 7:53 am

    I’m already a yogi and I love how strong it makes you feel! I use it for relaxation too!

  8. Lyndsey
    December 22, 2017 / 8:13 am

    i have never tried yoga but i would love to try it for relaxation

  9. Sarah Kerr
    December 22, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I love yoga and continue to practise. The combination of movement with breath, mindfulness, and the bonus of a toned body. I aspire to progress further but love the non-competitiveness – breathe the love in, let the anxiety out ❤️

  10. December 23, 2017 / 1:59 am

    I have but I’ve never stuck with it. I’d like to feel calmer!

  11. Harriet
    December 23, 2017 / 7:23 am

    I have tried yoga before and aim to go more often

  12. Anne Johnston
    December 23, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I just started doing yoga a couple of weeks ago to keep my body supple as I get older.

    Strangely on the days that I don’t do it, my sore back gives me a wee niggle so I know it’s working already.

  13. Lorna Roberts
    December 24, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I’ve tried yoga before and enjoyed it. I’d like to make it part of my daily routine.

  14. Margaret Gallagher
    December 26, 2017 / 1:09 am

    Ive tried yoga in the past but NEVER committed fully
    My goal is to have more balance in my life for 2018 –

  15. emma franklin
    December 26, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Yes. I have recently started yoga along to youtube yoga videos which I find really helpful

  16. Sharon Mead
    December 26, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    new to yoga but been doing pilates for the last 3 years and love it!

  17. Louise Tring
    December 27, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I often do yoga classes. I like how it makes me stronger and more flexible.

  18. ZARA H
    December 27, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Yes I’ve given it a go before and it was very refreshing! I’d like to cleanse my body and to just feel happy! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  19. December 28, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Did it years ago and want to return to it to enhance the New Year

  20. iain maciver
    December 28, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    never tried so far

  21. Angela Treadway
    December 28, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    No i havent done yoga before but i would love to build my strength up x

  22. Kara Dale
    December 28, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I have been doing yoga for the past year and I LOVE it, I would like to continue in the new year , I find it helps with my bad back and complements my gym workouts perfectly too.

  23. Julie Kenny
    December 28, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I go to yoga twice a week and it really helps me – I’m uping my classes to another session in the new year and I’m hoping it will help ease my arthritis even more x

  24. Joan apperley
    December 28, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I do yoga regularly at home

  25. jo liddement
    December 28, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I had some yoga lessons and now do yoga each morning. I particularly like breathing exercises as it keeps me calm and helps with preventing anxiety.

  26. Georgina Jacobs
    December 28, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Yes around 9/10 years ago but I suffered Vertigo for around 6 months and had to stop. I found it very beneficial for lower back pain but I would like to start afresh and put my well-being first. Thanks

  27. MARK HOPKINS
    December 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I’ve not tried yoga before, but I would like to think that it could help achieve my targeted weight loss.

  28. Rebecca Brown
    December 28, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love doing yoga, I find it helps with my physical and mental wellbeing, keeping me flexible in both!

  29. donna l jones
    December 28, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    have tried helps me relax

  30. Brad Start
    December 28, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I love restorative yoga, I find it helps reduce my stress levels

  31. Judith Allen
    December 28, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I ‘ve attended an Iyengar yoga class, years ago, but it was just as I was falling ill (stupid MS) and I didn’t go again. My daughter, now 27 is now training as a teacher, she loves it so so much.

  32. claire woods
    December 28, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I’ve never tried it but would like to see if it can help my general health.

  33. Tracey Neil
    December 28, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Even the little ones join in 😊

  34. Kerry Locke
    December 28, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I’ve just started and loving it – trying to improve my core

  35. Angie McDonald
    December 29, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Yes and I love Yoga! I love that it brings balance to not only your body but a balance and peace to your mind too – it really helps me to relax

  36. john prendergast
    December 29, 2017 / 1:21 am

    I have tried yoga before

  37. Mark Mccaffery
    December 29, 2017 / 6:08 am

    It’s good for expanding the lungs.

  38. Kev Cannon
    December 29, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I’ve never tried yoga as I’m overweight and find it difficult to exercise – I’ve lost over two stone recently and now find it easier to do light exercise so yoga looks like something i could try to help shift the remaining excess weight

  39. Ruth Harwood
    December 29, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I have tried yoga, I do a little bit each day, but i can be limited due to a slipped disc and limited use of my dominant arm xx

  40. Kathryn Booth
    December 29, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    yes, i’ve tried on my own at home. i intend to try to do something everyday. i want to increase my flexibility and get rid of general aches and pains

  41. Elaine P
    December 29, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I’ve tried yoga a couple of times. I used to use a few DVDs, then went to pregnancy yoga classes which were brilliant. I’d love to get back into it to have some quiet me time.

  42. Catherine L
    December 30, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I have tried yoga once, I would love to gain more flexibility from it!

  43. Sarah Ann
    December 30, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I’ve never tried Yoga before but it is definitely on my list for 2018. I’d love to become more flexible, concentrate on breathing techniques and explore meditation more.

  44. Lauranne
    December 30, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I have tried yoga and I am addicted to it, however recently life has been stopping me getting back to my mat. Winning this would help so much

  45. Sarah Austin
    December 30, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I’ve tried it before and it helps with stress!

  46. Sam B
    December 31, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Yes I have tried yoga before, I like that it means I am taking time for myself

  47. Carole Nott
    December 31, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    love to do Yoga at home – this looks like a great giveaway

  48. clara b
    December 31, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I love yoga and find it very relaxing

  49. Katie Skeoch
    December 31, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I did a lot if yoga in my 20s. I should really start again as it brings a sense of calm to you

  50. Dean T
    December 31, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I tried pilates after I hurt myself weightlifting, never tried yoga but irf it makes me healthier then !!!!

  51. Gillian McClelland
    December 31, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I have tried yoga before, it helps calm my anxiety

  52. Stef
    December 31, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I’m interested in starting to help relax and become stronger

  53. laura jones
    December 31, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    i used to do yoga but gave it up for reasons i cant understand now! i am starting again as it helps me feel calmer more supple healthier and happier

  54. janine atkin
    January 1, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    i have never tried but would love to start. id hope to tone up and strengthen my core

  55. Julie Edwards
    January 1, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    I have not tried yoga but I am hoping that it will help my back and hip problems,

  56. Alison Johnson
    January 1, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I have tried both Yoga & pilates but both were many years ago. I would like to try it again to improve my flexibility & tone up a bit.

  57. Nancy Bradford
    January 2, 2018 / 12:07 am

    I did try it a few times when I was much younger. I think my health and fitness levels could really use the challenge of yoga.

  58. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 2, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I did yoga years ago and i loved how it made me calm/relaxed when i was doing it.

  59. Joanna Ford
    January 2, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Yes I used to do it and enjoyed how relaxing it was

  60. Charmaine Dance
    January 2, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    I love yoga, so relaxing

  61. nicky pearce
    January 2, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    yes of course!

  62. Julie Wilson
    January 2, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    I have tried yoga at a taster day and enjoyed it. I would gain flexibility, a reduction of asthma symptoms and improve my general wellbeing.

  63. Violet Perkins Phillippo
    January 3, 2018 / 1:16 am

    I have done some yoga before but I would like to learn how to do more. It really helps to strengthen my back.

  64. Victoria Prince
    January 3, 2018 / 9:22 am

    I remember trying yoga when I was about 12! But it didn’t last long and I don’t remember anything other than I did it. I’d love to try again because I could do with gaining it’s calming and relaxing influence as things are soo stressful atm!

  65. Charlotte
    January 3, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I used to do yoga but didn’t get a lot out of it because 8 was so focused on weight loss. I’m now going to try it again with the focus on the mental health benefits!

  66. Lorraine Broll
    January 3, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I’ve only ever tried yoga on the wii. I’d really like to be a bit more flexible.

  67. sarah fielding
    January 3, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Yes I have been doing yoga for years and it is wonderful!

  68. Sharon Williams
    January 3, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    No ive never tried before but i’d like to be more supple

  69. Nicki Ramsay
    January 3, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    I haven’t tried yoga before. I would like to improve my core strength and become more supple and toned.

  70. Michelle lintern
    January 3, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    Would like to try, to keep more supple and fit as I approach my 50th birthday

  71. Rachael C
    January 3, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Yes, I’m trying to do yoga daily to build strength again and quiet the noise in my brain!

  72. Aaron Milne
    January 4, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Yes have done some yoga in the past

  73. msedollyp
    January 4, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I have tried Hatha a long time ago, would love to get back to it, calm my head

  74. clair downham
    January 4, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    no i havent but would love too

  75. Daisy belle
    January 4, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I am currently doing yoga because I’m 24 weeks pregnant and it’s great for a light exercise

  76. Rachel White
    January 4, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    I also have scoliosis and have never been bendy.. you have me intrigued with the yoga suggestion.. definitely look into it

  77. Ana Nowell
    January 4, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Yes I love yoga

  78. Angela Kelly
    January 4, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    I haven’t tried yoga but I’m looking for something other than high impact, so this might be the answer.

  79. Samantha Atherton
    January 4, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    I used to go to classes at my local leisure center but haven’t been for a while as the time weren’t convenient. I really need to go more as I have bad joint and find it helps strengthen them.

  80. Kat Allinson
    January 4, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve done a little bit of yoga, I would love to get back into it and hope it would help with my running and help prevent injury

  81. Fiona Johnstone
    January 4, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Not tried yoga but heard a lot of good things about it. I’ve been looking for a class locally. Not found one that fits into work hours yet but I’m sure I will.

  82. Jo McPherson
    January 4, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    I tried it many many years ago, but haven’t done it for some time

  83. Lina Farrell
    January 5, 2018 / 1:24 am

    I love yoga, I’m heading near 40 and it’s improved my flexibility. I hope for it to keep me flexible and strong as I get older. It also helps me with meditation, I find it easier to focus on my breath when practicing yoga so I hope for it to help me stay calm in a hectic world.

  84. Marie Rule
    January 5, 2018 / 1:49 am

    I have tried Yoga before. I would like to try it again to increase my flexibility and tone.

  85. Christine Hobbs
    January 5, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Yes I have tried yoga before but after having cataract surgery I am scared to continue practising. I run often and swim but find yoga good for relaxing.

  86. Rose Edwards
    January 5, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I love yoga and have tried it before and try to do it weekly but struggle to find time with work and the kids. I do it mainly for stretching and relieving my aches and pains and sore back and neck. This year I want to find more time for it!

  87. Meryl Thomas
    January 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I have dabbled with yoga, but would like to take it up in the New Year

  88. Christian
    January 5, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Yes, it’s a great way to improve physical and mental well-being.

  89. Phil Rogers
    January 5, 2018 / 11:46 am

    I’ve tried yoga several times in the past and it helps in mind and body, my biggest problem is I get dragged away and the forget all about it. My wife has just gone back to yoga classes and I keep saying yes, I will join her in our quest for eternal youth!!

  90. Deirdre Maher
    January 5, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Consistency! Since having my baby I have found it very hard to maintain any kind of regularity in my practice. I really hope to get back into Yoga this year as I love it, both for how it makes me feel mentally as well as physically.

  91. Emma Middleton
    January 5, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I love yoga. The quiet, flexibility and calmness you get from it really helps you block out the trivial problems front he outside world

  92. Shannon Mostert
    January 5, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I have tried yoga before and would like to try it again. I am currently overweight but have lost a stone, this yoga would be great addition to my fitness routine.

  93. Dale Dow
    January 5, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I haven’t tried Yoga but I would love to x

  94. Adrian Bold
    January 5, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I have never tired it myself, but my partner loves it.

  95. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    January 5, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Yes on the wi fit. To stretch my muscles and help with pain

  96. Wendy Reynolds
    January 5, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I’m a yoga teacher so of course I love yoga and all of its amazing benefits – not just the toning of the bingo wings bit. I’m always up for new styles from different teachers. We never stop learning!

  97. Jessica Barber
    January 5, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Yes! I absolutely love yoga. I’d love to continue to learn about the practice and gain more flexibility as well as mental clarity 🙂

  98. Sandra Jenkinson
    January 5, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I need yoga to keep my flexible in my later years

  99. Nick Hubbard
    January 5, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Always wanted to give yoga a try. I need more flexibility!

  100. Fran H
    January 5, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I hav enever tried it but would love an increased sense of wellbeing and strength!

  101. Simone Griffin
    January 5, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I haven’t but I’d love to improve my posture

  102. Cristín Williams
    January 5, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I have tried yoga, always by following a dvd, but have never kept it up for long because I got bored following the same routine every day, I like the sound of this dvd series as it sounds like thirteen different routines which would mean I wouldn’t get bored

  103. AndreaF
    January 5, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    Yes, but I’d love to do more and I’d love more flexibility

  104. Andrea Mlton-White
    January 6, 2018 / 12:48 am

    I have tried yoga in a Body Balance class (the les mills class that combines it with Pilates and tai chi), and was amazed at how quickly it changed my shape. I would love to try ‘pure’ yoga to see if it would help increase flexibility even quicker.

  105. Jennifer Baker
    January 6, 2018 / 6:50 am

    I really love yoga! I use it for meditation and i’d also like to lose weight, and become more flexible x x x

  106. astrid c
    January 6, 2018 / 7:51 am

    i have not really tried yoga, always wanted to but have a young child and cannnot attend classes, this sounds good, i would like to become more supple.

  107. Gemma Massey
    January 6, 2018 / 9:05 am

    I’ve never tried yoga but I really want to get into it I suffer from epilepsy, anxiety, panic attacks and depression and heard it’s really good for relieving stress so I’d love this thanks for the chance

  108. Hayley Pemberton
    January 6, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    i havennt tried it. I would love to help improve mt balance and core strength

  109. zoe brown
    January 6, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    need to try do something balance and movement not good at the moment maybe this will help

  110. Hayley Todd
    January 6, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I have recently been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and my consultant has recommended Yoga as a alternative therapy due to the beneficial affect it has on the body,

  111. Ian Yates
    January 6, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Ive never tried, but anything to find inner balance would be more than useful.

  112. Allan Fullarton
    January 6, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Great prize! Thanks

  113. Karen Whittaker
    January 6, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I tried it once on holiday about 10 years ago, but am starting classes next week!

  114. sharon martin
    January 6, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    i’ve not tried yoga before but i’d like too, would be great for improving my fitness and core strength, as well as a way to relax/destress

  115. AnnaS
    January 6, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I will start yoga classes in February.It is my New Year resolution.Thanx for a giveaway.xxx

  116. Joanna Orr
    January 6, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Yes, I have tried it before and I really need to strengthen my core muscles as I keep getting lower back isssues!

  117. Zoe Graham
    January 6, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    yes i love yoga!

  118. Wendy Guy
    January 6, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Yes I have tried yoga, years ago. I would like to gain more flexibility and loose some inches.

  119. Ruth Wollerton
    January 6, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I love yoga because it calms my stresses and has been great for my running injuries.

  120. Elizabeth Yeates
    January 6, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I tried about 10 years ago and would like to get back into it

  121. Angela Macdonald
    January 6, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I have been going to Dru Yoga classes for a few months now and I love it, I find that I am getting stronger, more flexible and I love how relaxed it makes me feel

  122. ElizM
    January 6, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I have done yoga before – sadly I never stick to a regular practice for long but I am always amazed at how quickly I gain flexibility

  123. Maria P
    January 6, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    yes, a few times

  124. Natalie Crossan
    January 7, 2018 / 12:15 am

    I really want to spend more time doing yoga, I really need to improve my flexibility x

  125. Christopher Read
    January 7, 2018 / 12:43 am

    No, haven’t tried it before but it could help me relax

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