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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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ALEXANDRA PALACE  26 August -28 August 2017

 

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Alexandra Palace over the bank holiday weekend of 26th, 27th & 28th August

Watch New Judge of The Big Family Showdown Rosemary Shrager, Michelin starred chef at Benares Atul Kochhar, Michelin starred Chef and Great British Menu Winner Adam Simmonds, Great British Menu Winner 2017 at Oklava Selin Kiazim & Veneta’s Head Chef Jamie Thicket cooking their signature recipes in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre with MasterChef Finalists Steve Kielty, Lorna Robertson, Jack Lucas, Juanita Hennessey, Emma Spitzer & Tony Rodd.

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy free hourly yoga and meditation in the Healthy Living Zone; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Success Express Music Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus, Pimms Teapot & The Evan Williams Bourbon Airstream and have a fun day out in the VIP experience.

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