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Wellbeing Side plank / Vasisthasana by Yogahaven

This pose if great for strengthening the obliques and shoulders. From a high plank, keep the shoulders over the wrists, and pivot onto the right hand and the outer edge of the right foot, stacking the feet. Flex the feet, and reach the left arm up to the sky, looking up towards the hand. Lift…

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Wellbeing Downward Facing Dog / Adho Mukha Svanasana by yogahaven

Start in a high plank, shoulders over wrists, and then lift the hips high (without moving hands or feet) to create that upside down V shape, allowing the heels to drift towards the mat. Hands should be shoulder width apart, wrists parallel to the top of the mat, and feet parallel, hip width apart. If…

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Wellbeing Yoga Pose of the Week: The Humble Warrior Pose (Baddha Virabhadrasana)

Whether you recognize this Baddha Virabhadrasana as Humble Warrior, or by any of its other pseudonyms (Devotional Warrior, Bound Warrior, or Silver Surfer), modern yogis everywhere bow down to this hip and heart opening pose! Here’s how to do Humble Warrior Pose: Unlike the far-reaching dristi practiced in Virabhadrasana I, II, and III, Baddha Virabhadrasana…

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Wellbeing Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) invites you to tap into both the calm, balancing energy of the moon and the fiery force of the sun. The pose teaches coordination and can help you understand the interdependence of the actions in your body. Half Moon Pose can also help you develop strong legs and open hips….

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Wellbeing Adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog)

Adho mukha svanasana. What a mouthful. Let’s go with the english translation you’ve all no doubt heard of, downward-facing dog. Down dog is one of the most widely recognized yoga postures, but it’s also a complicated one. Down dog works the whole body, and can build strength, increase flexibility, relieve back pain, and bring all…

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Wellbeing Yoga Pose of The Week: The Headstand

There is good reason why nearly every keen yogi practices a headstand almost every day. As long as you keep a few important considerations in mind, not only will you not suffer from head or neck injuries; you will experience a myriad of benefits. These include: improved circulation throughout the body, increased energy levels, improved…

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Wellbeing Yoga Pose of the Week: Utthita Trikonasana

The Extended Triangle Pose: Utthita Trikonasana Trikonasana is a classic standing pose, ideal for beginners and an asana practised by all yogis. If you are looking to increase and improve your yoga practice, this standing pose should be part of any regular yoga practice come rain or shine. It is a wonderful way to release…

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVALS  NOVEMBER

 

Tatton Park, Cheshire - 17, 18 & 19 November & Edinburgh EICC - 24th, 25th & 26th November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 17, 18 & 19 November. Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, is returning to the EICC on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs who will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre or Great British Bake Off winners and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a luxury VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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