What advice would you give to someone who is interested in taking up yoga for the first time?
Rebecca: Yoga is the secret to well-being, self esteem and youth. You should feel like you are unlocking a secret. It’s also one of the most beautiful solo fitness activities there is. You spend a lifetime practicing, not perfecting, yoga.
If you had to pick a favourite yoga move, what would it be and why?
Rebecca: Power pose because it changes the chemicals in the body raising the testosterone and lowering the cortisol taking you from feelings of stress to confidence and calm.
Alison: This may sound boring but I find downward dog to be infinitely adjustable, like a design or a piece of writing. If you want it to be more strenuous, pike up, lower, just walk it out. Having a particularly hard day, hold it longer than anyone else, as long as you need to.
What would be your go-to brand for workout gear?
Alison: I rock as close to athleisure in the daytime as I do for nighttime classes. Silk, striped leggings and trainers. Leather and lacy sports tops. Brand wise, I will always have a soft spot for adidas Originals as they were my client for two years, but I like to mix shiny and stretchy pieces in from American Apparel in just for fun.
What's your favourite food – healthy and treat?
Rebecca: I like a smoothie with fresh banana and frozen berries which is filling and tasty and the perfect temperature. For naughty treats I love a good a doughnut but I try not to go there too often. They are addictive!
Alison: Hummus. Not just any hummus. There’s a brand called Aphrodite sold, amusingly, only at my corner shop. And treats? I really like jelly snakes and Hello Panda Japanese cookies. Snacks should be fun, just like yoga.
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