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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...
Starting in a high plank, shoulders over the wrists, slowly bend the elbows to draw the body parallel to the floor, like a press up. Tuck the elbows into the ribs, and go no lower than elbows to waist. As you lower down, move forward so that the elbows stay stacked on top of the...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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