How to do it?
Start on your hands and knees and slowly lengthen your spine as you push your bottom back towards your heels. Place your forehead on the floor. Your arms can either be lengthened forward or placed by your sides. Hold for five deep breaths, allowing your body to relax down towards the floor.
If you have any knee discomfort or a large space between your bottom and heels you can place a cushion between them. If your forehead doesn’t reach the floor you can place a cushion underneath it so that there’s no tension in your neck.
How to do it?
Start on your hands and your knees and bring your attention to your spine. As you inhale allow the belly to lower, spread your sit bones and arch your bottom upwards, naturally your chest will lift and you can slightly lift the gaze. As you exhale, tuck your chin to your chest and start to arch your back, especially the upper part. Keep moving with each inflow and outflow of breath as you warm up your spine.
Place a blanket underneath your knees if they feel uncomfortable on the floor.
How to do it?
Start on your hands and your knees. Spread your fingers comfortably and press your hands lightly into the floor to engage your shoulders. Draw your navel in so that your lower back lengthens. Step your right leg back so that the toes are tucked under and the knee is lifted. Then step your left leg back to meet it. Spread your shoulder blades apart and keep lifting through the navel. Your hips should be only slightly lower than your shoulders. Hold for up to five breaths.
If it feels too intense with the knees lifted then place them both on the ground. If your wrists feel tired then bring your shoulders a little further back so they’re not stacked over the wrist joint.
How to do it?
Begin in plank pose with hands shoulder width apart and feet hip width apart, take a deep inhale and on your exhale start to lift your bottom coming into an upside down V shape. Bend your knees and press firmly into your hands lengthening your spine. Keep reaching your bottom skyward to reduce the amount of pressure in your wrists. Relax your head and allow it to hang, gaze slightly behind you. Hold for up to five breaths.
If the back of your legs feel very tight then place your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and bend your knees generously.
How to do it?
Lay on the front of your body with your hands a couple of inches in front of your shoulders. Stretch out your legs and place the top of your feet on your yoga mat. Press your pubic bone towards the ground to lengthen your lower back. On an inhale lightly lift your head and chest from the ground. Ensure your shoulders are relaxed and keep your elbows bent. Keep the back of your neck long.
If your lower back feels uncomfortable then try only lifting up your chest a small distance from the ground. You can also try bringing your hands further forwards and slightly off your yoga mat to reduce the angle at your lower back.
Looking to increase your yoga practice? Why not join Alice for our weekly Wednesday Stretch & Unwind. We run these sessions on Facebook Live at 5pm and they last 20 minutes as Alice guides us through stretching exercises, gentle yoga poses and breathing for 20 minutes. No prior experience necessary. Just pop on your D&B and a comfy pair of trousers or leggings, set up a yoga mat (if you have one) and join us.
Can't make 5pm? The sessions are filmed and uploaded to our Facebook page so you can watch the latest session in your own time.
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at email@example.com - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.