Team ELLE love a Workout Wednesday, even more so when it's with H&M in partnership with the #ELLEFashionCupboard. We got our resident yoga teacher (and ELLE's Associate Editor) Fern Ross to lead the ELLE Fit Team through an empowering and energising flow, all while putting H&M's new #ForEveryVictory collection to the test.
The collection was developed in collaboration with — and tested by — the Swedish Olympic Team, resulting in high-performance kit that means you can concentrate purely on getting the most out of your workout. With an on-trend colour palette of dusky pink, gold, soft grey and black, the pieces are quick-drying, breathable and — importantly — sustainably made.
The campaign features sporting heroes who have overcome the odds to achieve their own personal victories, such as boxer Namibia Flores and decathlete gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner.
Here, Fern shows you 5 yoga postures you can do at home that will instantly make you feel more confident and energised, empowering you to reach your own fitness goals.
'Want to feel more badass? Look no further than Warrior Two. The strong, wide stance encourages you to take on the qualities of a warrior, such as courage, determination and discipline, along with a pinch of humility.'
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'If you're feeling low on energy, backbends are amazing for lifting you back up again, opening up the chest and allowing you to breath deeply and fully. Once you unlock the full power of the breath, your entire performance changes.'
Watch the H&M campaign video here
'This is one of my favourite all-time yoga poses. The perfect combination of strength, balance and flexibility, it's impossible to be anything other than fully present and completely in the moment. It teaches complete mental focus and body awareness.'
'Even if you've never done an arm balance before, I'd encourage you to have a play with this (just place a few cushions under your face). Not only does it build core and shoulder girdle strength, it also builds self-trust and fearlessness.'
'One for more advanced practitioners, but if you're having a bad day then I find that the best thing to do is quite literally shift your perspective. Going upside down is a guaranteed mood booster. If you're newer to yoga, simply lie on your back with your legs up the wall for a lovely restorative version.'
H&M's For Every Victory collection will launch in stores and online at hm.com on 21 July 2016.
Fern Ross teaches yoga around London. For more information and to book a class, go to fernrossyoga.co.uk
Fern wears Training Bra Quick Dry , £14.99 and Training Tights Quick Dry, £29.99
The ELLE Team is wearing Training Bra Quick Dry, £14.99, (mesh) Training Tank Top,£29.99 or Training Tank Top Conscious, £7.99 and Training Tights Quick Dry, £29.99