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16 of London’s best yoga teachers

the Antidote to... imperfect asanas

Even if you find yoga a challenge, it may well be the thing that keeps you able to tie your own shoelaces in 20 years. Even if you already love yoga, there are some untapped treasures in this directory. So go on. Have a gander.

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Morning moringa….The Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging range from Estee Lauder certainly packs a punch with moringa extract to unlock your inner glow. It's a brilliant boost. Look out for new Instant Refinishing Facial (£41), a gentle, refreshing and effective water-activated high-performance exfoliating treatment - best used in the shower. Your moisturiser and sun cream glide on after.⠀
The rest of the range includes turbo charged moisturisers for face and eyes: Cell Power Creme (£68 for 50ml), Wake up Balm (£46) and Cell Power Eye Gelee (£40). ⠀
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#morningface #goodmorning #freshskin #thisistheantidote

Morning moringa….The Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging range from Estee Lauder certainly packs a punch with…

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Need to detach from digital for the weekend? This could be your digital detox in a bottle...
I know it sounds a bit far-fetched, but bear with me... AMLY Digital Detox (£42 for 100ml) is a hydrating mist with a blend of organic flowers, native herbs, exquisite essential oils and spring water from a wildflower meadow in Sussex. 
It keeps skin calm, hydrated and protected from daily aggressors. Go on, off you skip! #Heidi #wildflowers #digitaldetox #skincare #magicpotion
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@imaginationprhelen

Need to detach from digital for the weekend? This could be your digital detox in a…

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Oof look at these beach beauties. Striped cheesecloth kaftan and monogram-able denim slides from www.raefeather.com @raefeather (they do Pom Pom baskets too 😁👏🏻) Pricey (£200, £150 respectively) but investment buys that will last more than one summer me thinks. Plus just think how fabulous you’ll look taking out the bins when you get home come Indian summer September-time! #keepingitreal #justifybuy #hippyholidaywear #summer #naturaldressing #beachwear #takingoutthebinslookingfabulouswear #thisistheantidote

Oof look at these beach beauties. Striped cheesecloth kaftan and monogram-able denim slides from www.raefeather.com @raefeather…

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Put a little bottle of these in the fridge... Chilled, refreshing youth boosting facial spritzers. ✔️✔️✔️get ready for a seriously blissful mist of wonderfullness...........Combining the power of Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water + Hyaluronic Acid, Vichy Mineral 89 pictured here (£25 for 50ml) strengthens the skin’s barrier function whilst protecting it from pollution - another ✔️Formulated with 89% water from France and just 11 other ingredients, Mineral 89 plumps, protects and prepares skin from within for the next steps of your skincare roll call. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, the light and fast absorbing formula drenches skin with freshness before disappearing instantly, stimulating the skin's antioxidant defences and improving its barrier function. It's addictive I tell you! Buy it from lookfantastic.com  Chilled rose takes on a different meaning with my other favourite: Jurlique’s gorgeous, rose-drenched Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition, (£45 for 200ml) When it's cooled in frigo and sprayed onto face and neck it's almost as good as a shower... 🌹💦🚿 #Vichy #skincare #facialspritz #cooling #thisistheantidote

Put a little bottle of these in the fridge… Chilled, refreshing youth boosting facial spritzers. ✔️✔️✔️get…

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I'm personally terrified of detoxing if I'm honest (I'm a constantly hungry type) though totally acknowledge the benefits of it when done properly. But after a magical evening last night of incredible real-deal spa cuisine (ie healthy, delicious but glamorous food on another level) with incredibly talented chefs from @vivamayraltaussee @vivamayr_maria_worth at home with @jennyhalpernprince I'm seriously up for a week of it with these pros!

I’m personally terrified of detoxing if I’m honest (I’m a constantly hungry type) though totally acknowledge…

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Jane: Are you listening to me?  Arjan: No love. I am finding inner peace.  But seriously it's International Yoga Day yogi bears! Genny Wilkinson Priest, Yoga Manager at Triyoga helps give a snapshot of the often forgotten but important history of yoga because it’s not just about firming your butt you know!
PLUS for MY LIST OF FAVOURITE LONDON YOGA TEACHERS jump on over to the LINK IN BIO (FYI long unpronounceable words warning). The Ŗgveda (1,000 BCE) is the foundational text of Hinduism, out of which yoga slowly grew. But the actual word "yoga" is not mentioned until the 3rd century in more spiritual, religious connotations whereas today, it's considered in the West more as an effective way to reduce lower back pain as well as find a calm space in the head (and tighten the wobbly bits inside and out). The practice of physical postures was first documented in the 12th century in the Dattātreyayogaśāstra, 😬but it wasn't until the 17th century that we see more complex postures like mayūrāsana (peacock pose). Adaptation and evolution have always characterised yoga's development – whether it was competing for followers of Buddhism or more recently taking on the more physically remedial approach drawing from chiropractic bodywork.  It will continue to go through a metamorphosis and galvanise its global status and I certainly think Yoga is the ultimate Antidote to all ills. It's been around a heck of a long time, basically and is perhaps the ultimate work in as well as work out. And with our more sedentary lives, whizzy minds, increasing use of technology and fast-forward pace, we need it more than ever... #internationalyogaday #yoga #tryyoga #triyoga #yogainlondon #thisistheantidote

Jane: Are you listening to me? Arjan: No love. I am finding inner peace. But seriously…

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Self tan without the stink! Reporting from a hot and gloriously sunny London! 🌞Sure a fake tan is the healthiest one but no one wants to smell of digestive biscuits! Clever clogs Vita Liberata was the first pioneer of odourless self tan - and all products are pretty natural as far as fakey's go. Plus, and this is smart, they all are turbo charged face and body skincare products too making them the ultimate summer multi-taking marvels. You must try Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum (£29.95 for 15ml) - simply add a few drops to your regular moisturiser for a light tan, or directly for deeper bronzing. Body Blur Instant Skin Finish (£29.95 for 100ml) offers the benefits of a BB cream, evening skin tone while aloe vera, vitamin E and shea butter nourish. The Marula Dry Oil Self Tan SPF50 (£29.95 for 100ml) contains marula oil - four times as hydrating as argan oil - cucumber, neroli, coconut and lemongrass extracts to hydrate and protect dry legs in one hit. Available from Boots, M&S and vitaliberata.com. Gold star Vita Liberata! 🌟 #faketan #naturalfaketan #summerskin #thisistheantidote @vitaliberata

Self tan without the stink! Reporting from a hot and gloriously sunny London! 🌞Sure a fake…

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Little baker on my hands. Coffee and cardamom cake. No help needed! I'll just clean up then shall I? #bakingkids #cleanupmum #suitsmefine

Little baker on my hands. Coffee and cardamom cake. No help needed! I’ll just clean up…

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Baking for daddy. Love is always the main ingredient! Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there. #fathersday #addlove #daughtersanddaddies #cakes #cardamom #coffee #Daddystylecombo

Baking for daddy. Love is always the main ingredient! Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s…

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Rosco has a sore ear and he keeps scratching it. So he's having to style it out a la @nickyphaslam  Rosco is not convinced. @margomarrone what's the pooch homeopathic remedy please? It's the inner bit that's bothering him... #homeopathicpets #homeopathy #organicpharmacy @theorganicpharmacy #frenchbulldogs #frenchiesofinstagram

Rosco has a sore ear and he keeps scratching it. So he’s having to style it…

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Breakfasting to beat the bloat...
Nutritionist Angelique Panagos says that, for a bloat-free body, we should put down the nutritionally inadequate bowl of cereal and take on board her tips for a better breakfast: 
1. Eat ‘real’! Our digestive systems are designed to recognise and process natural whole foods. This is why convenience foods can cause digestive backlog. Swap refined snacks and meals for a diet rich in fibrous greens, good-quality proteins (lean meats, oily fish, nuts and seeds) and a portion of healthy fats (hello avocado!).
2. Chew more. If there were ever an excuse not to dine at your desk, this is it. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth, so pause between bites and chew well. No paste, no swallow!
3. Lower your sugar intake. You’d be amazed at the difference this makes to your gut. While nutrient-packed, whole fruits can be high in sugar so stick to one to two portions daily and increase your vegetable content. Berries are best as bikinis near.
For more tips on a bikini-worthy stomach see the link in the bio and search beat the bloat

@angeliquepanagos #bloatfreebreakfast #breakfast #summer #healthystart #thisistheantidote

Breakfasting to beat the bloat… Nutritionist Angelique Panagos says that, for a bloat-free body, we should…

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If you’re going to have a beer, here’s how to make it a healthier one…. Cheers!  Dr Sally Norton, NHS weight loss consultant surgeon offers advice on what to look for when cooling off with a pint or two this weekend as the mercury rises. * Go for one that’s lower in alcohol content so you don’t overdo your units. The Department of Health says there is no safe alcohol limit – but try not to exceed 14 units a week. And a half pint is one unit only if the alcohol content is around 3.5%: any more and your units will be creeping up.
* Avoid fruit-flavoured beers or cider alternatives as they can add several teaspoons of sugar, increasing your calorie intake.
* Splash out on organic beer. Anything made without the use of lots of pesticides is likely to be better for you and the environment.
* Choose more nutritional varieties. A pint of Guinness or other stout has more fibre than light beer and lots of B vitamins. Plus it fills you up, with no more calories than lighter beer.
* Go gluten-free if you have coeliac disease or are truly gluten-intolerant, though personally I would probably opt for a drink that is naturally gluten-free than one that may require extra processing to remove gluten.
* And remember  there’s a good reason for the name ‘beer-gut’. The central obesity that causes the classic beer-gut is also the type most associated with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.
@vavistauk
#vavistauk #beer #summertime #friends #hops

If you’re going to have a beer, here’s how to make it a healthier one…. Cheers!…

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Brekky with the most down to earth Joe Wicks, The Body Coach – A foody fitty phenomena. Lean in… https://t.co/QkianxGXVH

RT @Selfridges: Nourish your mind and soul at a #BodyTalk event hosted by @The_Antidote__ in the #BodyStudio https://t.co/XvB8B04u36 https:…

Think I need a run this morning…. @ Richmond Park https://t.co/NXhgm0hojo

@selfridges it’s happening and we’re selling out fast…#selfridges #bodystudio #BODYTALK @… https://t.co/C55gXZc2lh

You know how much I like to talk right, especially about matters of heart BODY’n soul? Well I’m… https://t.co/brpEpYFNF1

Me and green powdery drinks… As I say, needs must…#getitdownya @ London Barnes Bridge https://t.co/Rl8w1cw1ud

Needs must: Fundamental nutritional formula to support energy, detox, brain function, digestion… https://t.co/XzxiPFit5o

Sunday brunch #screen free #lego #building #bonding #talking #listening (posted after brekky! 😉) https://t.co/eotKapF5UH

The 2 office bandits as jasminerconto has named them! My gorgeous boys wearing Baker & Bray… https://t.co/Fvoyl6zedh

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