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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 the hamstrings or lower back are a little tight, the back may round, in which case soften the knees to send the sitting bones higher. Draw the chest towards the thighs, and wrap the triceps towards the top of the mat. Make sure you press through all ten fingertips and keep the base of the index finger and thumb grounded.

A key component of vinyasa and sun salutations, downward facing dog is a great pose to build strength in the core, open the shoulders, and the hamstrings.

Enjoy yogahaven’s full timetable of yoga and healthy living classes in the Healthy Living Zone at Syon Park, London 27-29 May and in Birmingham 23-25 June.

 

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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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