Naomi’s temper tamer
Supermodel Naomi Campbell says the practice has helped her keep her cool
While Naomi Campbell always nailed it on the catwalk, the supermodel’s fiery temper often hit the headlines. But recently, the 48-year-old admitted to falling in love with the calming influence of yoga and secret solo retreats.
So how good for our body and mind is it, really? ‘Most people find yoga a great way to become more flexible, agile and fit,’ says Fi Clark, head of yoga at FLY LDN.
‘What I wasn’t expecting to experience is the mental benefits – it has a profound and surprising effect on stilling the mind. Yoga teaches us to appreciate and accept not just our physical bodies, but also who we are as a person, which in turn has a lasting positive impact on our sense of well-being, calm and overall happiness.’
And if you’ve heard that yoga is great for rehabilitation, you’re right. ‘It’s a great practice if you’re healing from an injury or coming back from a break in practice, as you can choose the level of intensity.’ So what does Fi recommend? ‘Try a combination of both dynamic and restorative yoga. Each day we physically and mentally need something different from our yoga practice, depending on many factors, such as energy levels, mental state, how well we’ve slept and our hormone activity.’