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AdidasAugust 19, 2022
15 Female Student-Athletes Sign Nil Agreements With adidas

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX with Billie Jean King and Candace Parker, adidas joins with 15 female student athletes for a historic announcement.

Adidas/July 12, 2022
How Should A Sports Bra Fit?

Over 90% of women are wearing the wrong size sports bra. We’re here to change that with a simple sports bra fit guide to help find your perfect fit.

Adidas/June 01, 2022
TYPES OF YOGA: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO 4 POPULAR STYLES

There is a jungle of yoga practices and poses (asanas) out there, and finding your own preference and purpose in the world of yoga can be just as exhausting as your very first yoga class. Whether you are a complete beginner or have done a class or two, we have scouted the terrain to give you a digest of four of the most practiced yoga styles. With this guide, you can decide which style resonates with you the most, so you may focus on rolling out that mat and make space for yourself. Different yoga styles cater to different needs and goals. Some types are fast-paced and physically demanding, while others are more restorative and relaxing. No matter what your day looks like, it's a good idea to take a break and make space for yoga. CHOOSE FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF YOGA It’s all very well buying yourself a yoga mat and getting the outfit right, but to really get the most out of your practice, it’s key to understand a little bit more about the different types of yoga. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word yuj, meaning to yoke, join, or unite, and this points to the underlying principle of yoga: to create a closer connection between your mind and body through controlled movement and meditation. Though people have been doing yoga for more than 2000 years, at its root, yoga has always been all about cultivating that connection. If you make space in your life regularly—and find comfort and ease in your practice—yoga can be a daily opportunity for you to breathe and be yourself in both mind and body. 4 OF THE MOST PRACTICED YOGA STYLES AND THEIR BENEFITS Whatever type of yoga resonates most deeply with you, through consistent practice, you can find a sense of harmony with yourself and the world around you—with the Earth and the elements. If you afford yourself the time and space to unwind, really focus and find flow, and delve deeply into your poses, you may discover new, transformative dimensions of your mind and body with any style of yoga. If you make space in your life regularly—and find comfort and ease in your practice—yoga can be a daily opportunity for you to breathe and be yourself in both mind and body. HOT YOGA Hot Yoga is performed in a super-hot room with a series of 26 poses that are the same worldwide. A sweaty experience, indeed, and arguably not for the faint of heart. During the 90-minute Hot Yoga class, the room is heated to approximately 105 °F (41 °C). Hot Yoga is certainly sweatier than any other yoga practice, and wearing gear with AEROREADY technology which uses sweat wicking or absorbent materials to keep you feeling dry so you may focus entirely on your practice. YIN YOGA Yin Yoga is closest to meditation. Targeting your deep connective tissues instead of your muscles, it’s a slower-paced style where poses are held for up to several minutes. In keeping with its roots in Chinese medicine and the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, Yin Yoga combines stretching and relaxing into various yoga poses. Yin Yoga is a slower-paced yoga practice that turns the focus to stretching and is less dynamic. Wear yoga gear that moves and stretches with you as you stand up or lie down in yoga poses. HATHA YOGA Hatha Yoga is the style that typically comes closest to what most people think of when they think of yoga. In Sanskrit, the meaning of the word Hatha is ‘discipline of force,’ but Hatha Yoga has come a long way since its 1st-century origins. The techniques of Hatha were honed by 11th-century Hindu master yogi Gorakhnath, and the style started spreading in the West during the late 19th century, gaining mainstream popularity in the 1960s. A modern-day Hatha yoga class focuses on the physical exercise of the poses. Hatha Yoga classes tend to be slower and less flowy than more dynamic yoga styles, with poses being held for a more extended period. ASHTANGA YOGA Though the history of Ashtanga is still debated, it has been growing in popularity since the early 1990s as a more dynamic and demanding form of Hatha Yoga. Often promoted as a modern-day take on classical Indian yoga, many people know Ashtanga Yoga through the various spinoff styles of Power Yoga. During an Ashtanga class, you go through a fixed order of poses, focusing on your breath to maintain the pose before flowing into the next one. The Ashtanga sequence has sun salutations, strong standing postures, twists, backbends, and many forward folds,” says certified yoga instructor and adidas Senior Key Account Manager Helen Johnson. “The practice stays the same—it’s you that changes day by day.” Yoga is so much more than sweaty poses on a slippery mat—it’s about making space in your life for your yoga practice. The key to any yoga practice is finding your own preferred yoga style, choosing a class and wearing yoga gear that allows you to move freely through the poses. Whether you are just getting started or have some yoga experience, we hope you will be rolling out that yoga mat to make space for yourself.

Ashiana Pradhan/June 07, 2021
How To Choose Leggings: An Essential Guide

Finding the right pair of leggings is important. A good pair will keep you cool and dry, provide the right support and features, and will look and feel great on. Getting the fit right is paramount — no one wants to be hoisting their leggings up during a workout, after all. With the help of Akesha Smith (an expert at adidas London’s flagship store and track athlete) and Kim Buerger (adidas Senior Product Manager), we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to finding the best leggings for you.

Adidas/August 04, 2020
Muscle Spasms: How to Prevent Leg Cramps

by adidas/June 02, 2020
10 WORKOUT TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPIER

We have a challenge for you, next time you feel like your glass is half empty, forget therapy, doctors or pills, exercise is proven to help combat depression. Not convinced? We’ve only just started, read on for more.

Adidas/March 08, 2020
ADIDAS AND IFUNDWOMEN PARTNER TO SUPPORT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN SPORT.

Women founders receive a fraction of all venture capital. For International Women's Day, we're taking action to level the playing field by partnering with iFundWomen to support women who reimagine sport.

Adidas/September 13, 2019
DIG DEEPER. PUSH FURTHER. GO THE DISTANCE. IT’S THE RACE TO THE STARTING LINE.

Race season approaches. We’ve been putting in the work. It’s a crucial time to keep our running routine on pace. Natasha reveals how she stays motivated through that final push.

Caitlin Mccarthy/September 12, 2019
METTE: BE YOUR OWN PROTAGONIST

Write your own story, says dance superstar Mette Towley.

Caitlin Mccarthy/September 12, 2019
DENISE SCHINDLER: ACCEPTANCE STARTS FROM WITHIN

Imperfect? So what. Paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler says that if you make peace with yourself, you can do whatever you dare to do.