Inspiring Women - Hannah
How do you live your life sustainably?
I try to eat as much local produce as I can as this is not only a way to support my local community but you often get better quality produce and they don’t throw away the ‘ugly’ fruit and veg like a lot of supermarkets. I always recycle and try to stay informed about my area’s recycling rules, as they vary from place to place! I also donate clothes that I no longer wear and love to local charity shops or TRAID.
Do you prefer to practise yoga in natural fabrics?
Yes, natural fabrics feel super soft and breathable which makes them ideal for practising yoga. I love that I never get too sweaty and the flowing materials don’t constrict me when I move.
What’s your favourite yoga pose?
Downward dog is a classic pose that uses the strength of your arms and legs to fully and evenly stretch your spine. It stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves as it strengthens the quads and ankles. It opens your chest and shoulders and tones your arms and abdominals – it’s really a full body workout! Following an intense stretch with child’s pose to relax the body is the best complement.
What’s your favourite way to wind down after a full day of yoga?
Going on a long dog walk after yoga is great way to wind down. It gives me some time to experience nature which is the perfect backdrop for moments of mindfulness and reflection.
What small sustainable changes would you like to make in 2020?
I would love to grow more of my own vegetables in 2020. Working with the earth makes me feel grounded (pun intended) and the feeling of tucking into home grown vegetables and serving them to friends and family is the best feeling ever.