Yuhme and Yoga

Welcome to the 1st Yuhme blog post. So what's this all about? Well, to those of you who don't know what Yuhme is, we are a social entrepreneurial company. What's that? We basically make money to give it away! We have designed and sell the World's most eco-friendly water bottle with a purpose. Every bottle we sell, we give 6 months clean water to someone in the Central African Republic through our partner Water for Good. Any thing else you want to know you can find out on the website.

During January we're going to have 3 guest training posts that represent our 3 bottles the Namaste, the Power and the Endurance by 3 experts in their field. And we're starting with Yoga Johanna, and unsurprisingly yoga. What's that I hear? You're too tough for yoga! Or yoga is for women. Or any other stereotype you want to throw in there. I played semi-pro rugby back home in England for 10 years before I moved to Sweden because of woman. Not just any woman though, she is now my wife and we have 2 children together as well as being the brains behind Yuhme. Anyway back to the rugby, if I had known about the real benefits of yoga when I was playing I definitely would have done it. I try and do yoga about twice a week now because I'm so tight in my hips from years of playing rugby. I've got pretty good flexibility on the whole but when it comes to trying to get my butt on the ground in one-legged king pigeon or even trying to cross my legs for fire log, I start to resemble a man having an MMA fight with himself. Put simply, yoga will make you a better athlete and it is suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities. Don't get me wrong, just because you do yoga you're not going to go from Kermit the frog to rocky Balboa but you will be more flexible and the associated benefits of that. Also, there are psychological and spiritual benefits, better focus and control and if nothing else you get some time with your own thoughts, something that's important if you have small children.

But don't take my word for it, let me present the amazing @yogayohanna as seen in the picture below. Head on over to our instagram @ouryuhme to see Johanna in action.

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