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Yoga Teacher, Ilana Kateb, sheds light on the first limb of Yoga

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The World of Yoga Beyond Asana For many people today, the word ‘yoga’ conjures up images of lycra-clad students in an exercise class bending themselves into seemingly impossible shapes. While there are many physical and mental benefits to stretching, balancing, strength building and breathing mindfully, this represents just one small part of the vast world of yoga.   The word yoga, meaning to “yoke” or “unite”, first surfaced in around 1500 BC in India. Over the next few thousand years, many classic yogic texts were written, describing various philosophical approaches to living that lead to freedom from suffering. One of…

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Teacher of the Month: Ilana Kateb

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Welcome to my very first blog and thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know me a little better! I first came here as a student and immediately fell in love with this beautiful calm space, with a lovely friendly community of teachers and students.   Although I’m originally from London, I moved down to Brighton a couple of years ago and I’m so glad to be able to call this vibrant (and slightly wacky!) city of ours my home. There’s nothing better than living by the seaside, going walking in the South Downs, and all the opportunities to practice yoga…

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Meet Ellie and Find Out How She Stays Her Healthiest Self.

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About Ellie And Find Out How She Stays Her Healthiest Self. Ellie is the founder of Brighton Pilates. Her Pilates journey started initially from her love of dance and from this stemmed her interest in movement, theory and exercise. Ellie became very passionate about the Pilates method at a young age as she used Pilates to supplement her dance training. It was during her years of studying Dance at Roehampton University that she discovered her love for teaching and the more scientific aspect of dance/movement. It was after graduating at University that she went onto study Pilates at Body Control Pilates…

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Moving Stretch what is it?

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First of all let us take a look at what Moving Stretch actually is – Moving Stretch is a form of resistance stretching which is unique, differing from other stretching techniques, as we concentrate on the actual movement of the stretch while engaging the muscle throughout the whole range of motion. By resisting against the stretch we are not only engaging the muscle, we are also engaging the fascia. Fascia is the dense connective tissue that runs throughout our body making us the shape in which we are. Ideally the fibres in the fascia should be aligned but these fibres…

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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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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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Beauty tips for Summertime from The Light Technique

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Some handy tips from Katie Light, facialist at at Studio iO, on how to keep your skin hydrated through the summer months.. Summertime is always a time that our skin needs a little bit more hydration, though tricky to keep layering products on when it’s hot and sticky.. Some easy tips to do at home.. If you have some Manuka honey in your cupboards, put a little in your hands and apply to your face, patting it on and leave for 5/10 minutes, then taking off with a hot towel. A great intense treatment, yet light, with many healing properties,…

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