Loose Woman Andrea McLean has told fans how she’s using yoga to keep fit and calm during lockdown.
All our favourite famous faces are trying to keep healthy during lockdown in different ways – Judi Dench has been learning news dance moves, Ruth Langsford is dedicating her time to a skipping challenge, and the Duchess of Cambridge is said to be running and playing with the kids as much as possible.
For Andrea, yoga seems to be doing the trick, as she shared a video of her detox routine.
Speaking to her fans, the panellist revealed how yoga is something she practised for years, even though she’s ‘stiff as a board’.
Alongside the video, she wrote, ‘Yoga is something I’ve practiced for years. And there’s a reason I say ‘practice’… I am not a supple person, so doing yoga doesn’t come naturally – I’m a stiff as a board! But I love it. I love how it makes me feel, in my head as well as my stretched body when I finish.
‘You don’t need fancy equipment, just yourself. I like to burn some incense (sage is my favourite), close my eyes, and off I go. Today I discovered @realtraviseliot on @youtube and tried his detox routine.
‘It was about an hour long and much harder than I thought it would be! But I loved it, and will be back. It’s good to challenge yourself, especially when our lives are so strange, as they are at the moment.
‘So setting little goals, something to lean into, push gently against and keep gently pushing until you are where you want to be, is good for the soul. You don’t have to knock it out the park every day. Just turning up every day and doing it is sometimes enough. 🙏’
Many commented on the post to say she’s inspired them to try it, while others also gushed about her lovely garden in the background. One even commented, ‘Porch / garden envy 😍’ – us too!
And Andrea is definitely on to something – at a time when your anxiety might at an all time high due to the current circumstances, yoga could help you feel calmer and sleep better, studies have shown.
Definitely worth a try…