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All *NEW* Classical Mat Pilates

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Joseph Pilates created the method nearly a century ago. Classical Mat Pilates is a class which stays true to the original principles created by Joe. What can you expect from the above Classical Course? You will learn: The systematic, sequential order of exercises and transitions that focus on flow, which helps to develop endurance and stamina. Start to move through the exercises with the intended dynamic rhythm. Progression occurs once the exercises can be executed with control and precision. You will learn a workout that you can do at home, no equipment is needed. You will improve your mental and…

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The gift of Restorative Yoga from us to you.

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Restorative Yoga, from us to you. I never even used to like seated asanas. What’s the point? Give me a Vinyasa any day. Then I gave Restorative Yoga a go and, to my surprise, dove into a deeply therapeutic practice that moved more mountains than a Tadasana ; ). Now I can’t get enough of deep, slow flowing movement and long held postures. Some days I feel like a bull in a china shop, and it’s on those days I know I need the practice more than ever. Don’t get me started on the benefits of Yoga, I’ll talk your…

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Please help the Children of Syria

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As the news of Aleppo fills our TV screens and newsfeeds it’s hard to not feel effected by it. The absolute devastation to the city, the lives lost and the lives in ruins just breaks your heart. Families, children trying to flee the city, seeing children as young as my niece and nephew walking hand in hand with nowhere to go, babies as young as my son covered in blood just begs you to help. These scenes are appalling and we can’t just sit back and watch. Even if we donate a small amount this way we are showing our…

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Yoga Luxe founded by Kirsty Norton

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Friend and local Yoga teacher Kirsty Norton talks to us about her yoga brand and how it helps to support real people. Yoga Luxe was founded by me, Kirsty Norton, I’ve been a yoga teacher since 1994. In 2015 I was feeling frustrated with some of the bigger yoga brands making so much money and not giving back. So instead of moaning about it, I decided to take it into my own hands. I wanted to create a yoga gift site and collaborate with great human beings doing things they love and at the same time give a percentage back…

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Get your honey fix with these tasty recipes

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As we approach hay fever season it’s a good idea to try fight off the symptoms with the age old solution of honey. Particularly beneficial is a local honey so go check out your local grocery store for a honey from your nearby bee keeper. The following recipes can be integrated into your weekly recipes but for a daily honey intake try to get into a routine of having honey, lemon and ginger water when you wake each morning. Nutty fruit smoothie 120ml water 60g soya yoghurt 75g raspberries 1/4 medium banana 2tbsp walnuts 1tbsp blanched almonds 1tbsp honey ice cubes Blend…

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Ease Hayfever with Chamomile

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 Chamomile tea An antioxidant and antihistamine, chamomile tea also contains flavonoids and acts     effectively as an anti-inflammatory agent. While best taken as a cuppa during the day, chamomile tea can also be used as an eye compress. The compress provides a cooling effect to swollen, red eyes caused by hay fever and reduces irritability considerably. When to take: Daily – as a cuppa, or as an eye compress. Make sure to use a fresh compress for each eye to avoid infection. Making and using a compress: Step 1 – Submerge an instant chamomile teabag in water. Leave it…

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Healthy food for a beautiful you. 30 Day plan

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Since 4th January i’ve been following the 30 day My Escape healthy eating plan. I feel like I’ve lost weight, i feel happier and healthier since all the over indulging at Christmas. The plan provides 30 days of daily meals, shopping lists and exercises to follow. Meals are all dairy free, gluten free, free of processed sugars, no meat and no alcohol. I’ve just finished my 4th week, I’ve been very committed only having the odd coffee and some chicken with a roast (it was the only option, honest) The plan has really helped me to kick my cake and…

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Beautiful glowing skin, tips to reduce cellulite

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Fed up of Cellulite? Flaky, dry skin? Eczema and Psoriasis? Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? For those of us with not so soft skin this scrub i’ve just made may well give you that gorgeous silky smoothness. Since having a baby my skin has definitely changed and requires more TLC as hormones are all over the place. This scrub is so easy to make, cheap and no doubt you’ll have the ingredients in your kitchen. The main ingredient is caffeine which is said to boost circulation and studies show that coconut oil, when used topically, can stimulate higher collagen cross-linking….

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Aid the flow of Letting go from Pratiti at In Natura Theraputics

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The magic of Autumn is powerfully present in the exquisite shades of earthly colours angling in the beautiful sunlight that starts to shy away. The Earth is on its progress to gathering what is left from summer time, harvesting the fruits that had been ripening and letting go of everything else which is unnecessary in order to rest in winter and renew itself in spring. In Chinese medicine, the notion of inter connectivity between humans and nature is the foundation for its success and endurance as a healing art for over 5000 years. There are strong correspondences within the human…

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Healthy whole nut chocolate bar, sugar gluten dairy free and suitable for raw vegans

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Big thanks to the super talented Stacie Stewart from Eat Naked for sharing this recipe post. Do go check out her lovely little Deli in Regency Arcade by Sweaty Betty in Brighton…………… Ok so before I begin I want to expel the myth that all chocolate is bad for you. So chocolate starts life as a humble cacao bean. Chocolate companies then buy up the expensive beans but in order for them to make a profit on what they have bought they process the hell out of the beans to increase the mass, otherwise we would be paying a tenner…

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