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Repping the VGANG for ETHCS

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Repping the VGANG for ETHCS I remember coming across Ethcs a couple of years ago with my boyfriend, back when they were called Ethics and Antics, in my local vegan health food shop in Exeter. Chris, who helps run the shop Seasons and the cafe Rabbit alongside his mum and grandma, was wearing one of the VGANG classic t-shirts that grabbed my attention. Side note: if you ever find yourself in Exeter I urge you to go and check out Seasons and their cafe Rabbit – which is just a couple of doors down! They’re such a lovely group of people…

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Helen’s Top 3 Essentials to Yoga – PART 2 KINDNESS

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Kindness I think we’d all agree that we feel pretty wonderful when someone is kind to us. Kindness has the ability to change our inner and outer worlds, leaving us with the strength to do things differently. Being kind to yourself is the absolute key to a successful yoga practice. If we’re not, we’re missing the gift. I’m not suggesting for one minute that kindness is a replacement for effort. More that being present with a mindful attitude during practice will help us notice those moments where we loose connection with our kindness. Where those harsh thoughts and attacking words…

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Quinoa chocolate bites

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I had a moment on Monday when all I craved was something sweet and as I was still recovering from one too many drinks on the weekend I needed to reach for the healthy alternative as the shop brought sweets would have been gone in seconds. Luckily my house was empty of such naughty treats. So I had to go about making something sweet for myself. After looking through some Pinterest ideas and seeing some quinoa protein bars I decided to make some up of my own. I didn’t have all the ingredients I had seen on posts so I…

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Remedies for Stiff Shoulders & Upper Back Pain

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Remedies for Stiff Shoulders & Upper Back Pain Nowadays, more and more people find themselves sitting for a long period of time. The difficulty to maintain an upright and correct sitting posture makes stiff shoulders and upper back pain become some of the most common problems that people experience. In some serious cases, these problems might even prevent people from getting a good night sleep. If you are one of those people who constantly experience these problems, feel free to give the following simple stretches and home remedies a try! Tools needed: Yoga block – if you do not have…

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Davy Jones: Dad, Ashtangi, Green Party Candidate and Founder of The Brighton Yoga Foundation

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Davy Jones has been teaching yoga for ten years and practising for eighteen. He is chair of the Brighton Yoga Foundation / Festival and was the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in the last two elections. Here is his story…..   There is a famous Zen Buddhist saying: ‘When the student is ready, the master appears’. How true for me! If you had told me 25 years ago that I would be a yoga teacher from 2007, I would have simply laughed. Back then I was working at a senior level at the Audit Commission in London, living in Hackney in a long-term relationship with two daughters….

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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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Ellie’s Top 10 Feel Good Products!

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If you read my previous article and you found the tips helpful then you must be feeling better already! In this article I will share with you my top products that I use in my daily life. I love them because simply: they make me feel good, my skin glow(ier), my hair shinier and my nails stronger. So of course, I highly recommend you trying some of these if you want to get more glow and sparkle in your life. And, who doesn’t want that?   Origins – Drink Up I have dry skin so I love this rich hydrating overnight…

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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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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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