At Yoga Stops Traffick, we feel very lucky to partner with some truly sustainable and ethical brands who care about people and the planet. This week we are shining the spotlight on another of our wonderful YST 2021 partners, Posto9.
Posto9 is an ethically made and inclusive yoga, pole dance and athletic-wear brand. All of their products are made by freelance seamstresses working from their homes in Rio de Janeiro, Ibiza and London. Sustainability is at the heart of Posto9, refusing to produce clothes using traditional factories, Posto9 instead choose to work with individuals. By producing their products in an artisan way with small made-to-order batches, Posto9 have eliminated overproduction.
We are thrilled to introduce you to Elin, who founded Posto9 in 2009. When travelling in Rio de Janeiro, Elin watched people running and walking along the gorgeous beach front, clad in the most amazing colourful lycra. The seed of an idea was planted and now Posto9 create activewear that is fun, vibrant and bursting with colour! Find Posto9’s joyful collection here.
We caught up with Elin to find out some of her favourite rituals and routines that help keep her healthy and happy. Read on for Elin’s 5 top tips for self care…
1.Check in with your emotions. Sit quietly and just name without judgment what you’re feeling.
2. Eat healthily and mindfully. Allow yourself to indulge in a meal without any distractions.
3. Move your body. Take time every day to walk, swim, practise yoga, run, whatever is available to you that day.
4. Learn to say no –- it’s ok to say no. Taking on too many commitments can put extra pressure on yourself and cause more stress.
5. Unplug. Take breaks from your computer, phone, or social media.
P.S Did you know Posto9 have created a special YST charity facemask? £7 from every sale is donated to YST! Get yours here.