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.
Terms & Conditions:
- 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.
* Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Namaste TV *
Tracy Nixon5 years ago
Yes, I have tried yoga before – I love how it sculpts and tones my body!
joanne Darnell5 years ago
yes i love yoga
Ashleigh Allan5 years ago
No but I would like to improve my body
Rose H5 years ago
yes of course! It’s the best, really good at relieving stress.
Solange5 years ago
Yes, I do Yoga regularly. I love how it strengthens and tones.
E Briggs5 years ago
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.
Catherine Stewart5 years ago
I’m already a yogi and I love how strong it makes you feel! I use it for relaxation too!
Lyndsey5 years ago
i have never tried yoga but i would love to try it for relaxation
Sarah Kerr5 years ago
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 ❤️
Jessica Powell5 years ago
I have but I’ve never stuck with it. I’d like to feel calmer!
Harriet5 years ago
I have tried yoga before and aim to go more often
Anne Johnston5 years ago
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.
Lorna Roberts5 years ago
I’ve tried yoga before and enjoyed it. I’d like to make it part of my daily routine.
Margaret Gallagher5 years ago
Ive tried yoga in the past but NEVER committed fully
My goal is to have more balance in my life for 2018 –
emma franklin5 years ago
Yes. I have recently started yoga along to youtube yoga videos which I find really helpful
Sharon Mead5 years ago
new to yoga but been doing pilates for the last 3 years and love it!
Louise Tring5 years ago
I often do yoga classes. I like how it makes me stronger and more flexible.
ZARA H5 years ago
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! 🙂
Kate Holmes5 years ago
Did it years ago and want to return to it to enhance the New Year
iain maciver5 years ago
never tried so far
Angela Treadway5 years ago
No i havent done yoga before but i would love to build my strength up x
Kara Dale5 years ago
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.
Julie Kenny5 years ago
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
Joan apperley5 years ago
I do yoga regularly at home
jo liddement5 years ago
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.
Georgina Jacobs5 years ago
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
MARK HOPKINS5 years ago
I’ve not tried yoga before, but I would like to think that it could help achieve my targeted weight loss.
Rebecca Brown5 years ago
I love doing yoga, I find it helps with my physical and mental wellbeing, keeping me flexible in both!
donna l jones5 years ago
have tried helps me relax
Brad Start5 years ago
I love restorative yoga, I find it helps reduce my stress levels
Judith Allen5 years ago
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.
claire woods5 years ago
I’ve never tried it but would like to see if it can help my general health.
Tracey Neil5 years ago
Even the little ones join in ?
Kerry Locke5 years ago
I’ve just started and loving it – trying to improve my core
Angie McDonald5 years ago
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
john prendergast5 years ago
I have tried yoga before
Mark Mccaffery5 years ago
It’s good for expanding the lungs.
Kev Cannon5 years ago
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
Ruth Harwood5 years ago
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
Kathryn Booth5 years ago
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
Elaine P5 years ago
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.
Catherine L5 years ago
I have tried yoga once, I would love to gain more flexibility from it!
Sarah Ann5 years ago
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.
Lauranne5 years ago
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
Sarah Austin5 years ago
I’ve tried it before and it helps with stress!
Sam B5 years ago
Yes I have tried yoga before, I like that it means I am taking time for myself
Carole Nott5 years ago
love to do Yoga at home – this looks like a great giveaway
clara b5 years ago
I love yoga and find it very relaxing
Katie Skeoch5 years ago
I did a lot if yoga in my 20s. I should really start again as it brings a sense of calm to you
Dean T5 years ago
I tried pilates after I hurt myself weightlifting, never tried yoga but irf it makes me healthier then !!!!
Gillian McClelland5 years ago
I have tried yoga before, it helps calm my anxiety
Stef5 years ago
I’m interested in starting to help relax and become stronger
laura jones5 years ago
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
janine atkin5 years ago
i have never tried but would love to start. id hope to tone up and strengthen my core
Julie Edwards5 years ago
I have not tried yoga but I am hoping that it will help my back and hip problems,
Alison Johnson5 years ago
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.
Nancy Bradford5 years ago
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.
ADEINNE TONNER5 years ago
I did yoga years ago and i loved how it made me calm/relaxed when i was doing it.
Joanna Ford5 years ago
Yes I used to do it and enjoyed how relaxing it was
Charmaine Dance5 years ago
I love yoga, so relaxing
nicky pearce5 years ago
yes of course!
Julie Wilson5 years ago
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.
Violet Perkins Phillippo5 years ago
I have done some yoga before but I would like to learn how to do more. It really helps to strengthen my back.
Victoria Prince5 years ago
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!
Charlotte5 years ago
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!
Lorraine Broll5 years ago
I’ve only ever tried yoga on the wii. I’d really like to be a bit more flexible.
sarah fielding5 years ago
Yes I have been doing yoga for years and it is wonderful!
Sharon Williams5 years ago
No ive never tried before but i’d like to be more supple
Nicki Ramsay5 years ago
I haven’t tried yoga before. I would like to improve my core strength and become more supple and toned.
Michelle lintern5 years ago
Would like to try, to keep more supple and fit as I approach my 50th birthday
Rachael C5 years ago
Yes, I’m trying to do yoga daily to build strength again and quiet the noise in my brain!
Aaron Milne5 years ago
Yes have done some yoga in the past
msedollyp5 years ago
I have tried Hatha a long time ago, would love to get back to it, calm my head
clair downham5 years ago
no i havent but would love too
Daisy belle5 years ago
I am currently doing yoga because I’m 24 weeks pregnant and it’s great for a light exercise
Rachel White5 years ago
I also have scoliosis and have never been bendy.. you have me intrigued with the yoga suggestion.. definitely look into it
Ana Nowell5 years ago
Yes I love yoga
Angela Kelly5 years ago
I haven’t tried yoga but I’m looking for something other than high impact, so this might be the answer.
Samantha Atherton5 years ago
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.
Kat Allinson5 years ago
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
Fiona Johnstone5 years ago
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.
Jo McPherson5 years ago
I tried it many many years ago, but haven’t done it for some time
Lina Farrell5 years ago
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.
Marie Rule5 years ago
I have tried Yoga before. I would like to try it again to increase my flexibility and tone.
Christine Hobbs5 years ago
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.
Rose Edwards5 years ago
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!
Meryl Thomas5 years ago
I have dabbled with yoga, but would like to take it up in the New Year
Christian5 years ago
Yes, it’s a great way to improve physical and mental well-being.
Phil Rogers5 years ago
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!!
Deirdre Maher5 years ago
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.
Emma Middleton5 years ago
I love yoga. The quiet, flexibility and calmness you get from it really helps you block out the trivial problems front he outside world
Shannon Mostert5 years ago
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.
Dale Dow5 years ago
I haven’t tried Yoga but I would love to x
Adrian Bold5 years ago
I have never tired it myself, but my partner loves it.
Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)5 years ago
Yes on the wi fit. To stretch my muscles and help with pain
Wendy Reynolds5 years ago
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!
Jessica Barber5 years ago
Yes! I absolutely love yoga. I’d love to continue to learn about the practice and gain more flexibility as well as mental clarity 🙂
Sandra Jenkinson5 years ago
I need yoga to keep my flexible in my later years
Nick Hubbard5 years ago
Always wanted to give yoga a try. I need more flexibility!
Fran H5 years ago
I hav enever tried it but would love an increased sense of wellbeing and strength!
Simone Griffin5 years ago
I haven’t but I’d love to improve my posture
Cristín Williams5 years ago
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
AndreaF5 years ago
Yes, but I’d love to do more and I’d love more flexibility
Andrea Mlton-White5 years ago
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.
Jennifer Baker5 years ago
I really love yoga! I use it for meditation and i’d also like to lose weight, and become more flexible x x x
astrid c5 years ago
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.
Gemma Massey5 years ago
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
Hayley Pemberton5 years ago
i havennt tried it. I would love to help improve mt balance and core strength
zoe brown5 years ago
need to try do something balance and movement not good at the moment maybe this will help
Hayley Todd5 years ago
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,
Ian Yates5 years ago
Ive never tried, but anything to find inner balance would be more than useful.
Allan Fullarton5 years ago
Great prize! Thanks
Karen Whittaker5 years ago
I tried it once on holiday about 10 years ago, but am starting classes next week!
sharon martin5 years ago
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
AnnaS5 years ago
I will start yoga classes in February.It is my New Year resolution.Thanx for a giveaway.xxx
Joanna Orr5 years ago
Yes, I have tried it before and I really need to strengthen my core muscles as I keep getting lower back isssues!
Zoe Graham5 years ago
yes i love yoga!
Wendy Guy5 years ago
Yes I have tried yoga, years ago. I would like to gain more flexibility and loose some inches.
Ruth Wollerton5 years ago
I love yoga because it calms my stresses and has been great for my running injuries.
Elizabeth Yeates5 years ago
I tried about 10 years ago and would like to get back into it
Angela Macdonald5 years ago
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
ElizM5 years ago
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
Maria P5 years ago
yes, a few times
Natalie Crossan5 years ago
I really want to spend more time doing yoga, I really need to improve my flexibility x
Christopher Read5 years ago
No, haven’t tried it before but it could help me relax