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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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BIRMINGHAM  23 June - 25 June 2017

 

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Birmingham Cannon Hill Park over the weekend of 22nd, 23rd & 24th June.

Watch Great British Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown baking live in The Cakes & Desserts Theatre and Michelin starred Chefs Brad Carter and Nathan Eades cooking their signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre with and MasterChef’s Juanita Hennessey, Saira Hamilton and Dhruv Baker.

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; enjoy free yoga classes with yogahaven, buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Unsigned Music Awards Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus and Pimms Teapot, and have a fun day out in the VIP experience.

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