BENEFITS  This posture awakens and strengthens all of the back muscles. It is not focused as much on spine flexibility but more on preparing the back for deeper backbends by building strength and awareness of the back extensors. This posture can help relieve back pain, improve

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Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 to provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children in London and Bristol. Our services reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due

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Alessandro and Caroline established YogaVenue in Oxford to create a ‘kind yoga’ haven: a place for people to experience disciplined practice in a friendly, bright environment where their individual needs are nurtured. Two years down the line, and this ethos is evident with a dedicated

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UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA - STANDING HAND TO BIG TOE POSE The primary muscles involved are the tibialis anterior, peroneus longus and brevis, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, gluteus maximus, intertransversarii, interspinalis, transversospinalis group, erector spinae, supinators, pronators and the psoas major. The most noticeable benefits include improving balance and focus and

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This sequence is great for revitalising. Breathe deeply; feel for the openings, releases and strengthening that each pose brings to you. Take the time to start your day with this sequence. You deserve to have this thrilling, exhilarating energy as part of your daily diet. Care

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Note:Breathing Inhale: Expanding ribs sideways. Fill lungs past your usual stopping point until you are completely full. Enjoy that sensation! Exhale:  Pull belly in, emptying lungs completely. Extended Warrior Variation Is Great For: Opening across heart, collarbone and pectoral areas. Relaxing neck - easing out tension from neck and brain. Strengthening

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Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for nearly 40 years. She’s a Medicine Woman, author, creator of Forrest Yoga and a ‘rock star’ yogini. Ana took her first yoga class at age 14 on a dare and became a certified instructor at age 18. Now an

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