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Thought yoga was just a load of down­ward dogs? Er, not quite. Cat Meffan shows her 50.8k fol­low­ers that our bod­ies are WAY more flex­i­ble than we think…

Body & Mind ‘yoga has the power to en­er­gise me for the day ahead but also to­tally re­lax me when i need it. it’s amaz­ing for stress and anx­i­ety, and can aid in­jury re­cov­ery. it can of course also help to build a beau­ti­ful body with strong, lean mus­cles.’ Give it a Go ‘A nice for­ward fold helps to ease and lengthen ham­strings. This can be done sit­ting down with legs straight in front, or stand­ing up, tak­ing hold of op­po­site el­bows to help lower your torso down.’

HOW do you Bend like that? ‘i was throw­ing my­self around do­ing crazy moves as a gym­nast at the age of six, so i guess i’ve al­ways had it in me. With my yoga prac­tice, i al­ways en­sure i’m nice and warm be­fore pulling out any of those fancy moves.’

Red-faced Mo­ments ‘I’ve face-planted many times when try­ing new arm bal­ances! I’ve also had a pair of leg­gings split at the crotch mid-yoga class. For­tu­nately I knew the teacher well, so quickly slipped out.’

eat like a yogi ‘over time i’ve learned ev­ery­thing re­ally is ok in mod­er­a­tion, as my mother’s been telling me for years! i treat my­self when i want to, but make sure i bal­ance it out with lots of healthy and nu­tri­tious foods. i’ve been us­ing co­conut oil for all cook­ing over the past few years and i love it.’

strong, slim and stress­free, too

a bal­anced diet is key to good health Cat’s Mantra: You can’t rush some­thing you want to last for­ever

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