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Downward-facing dog in the spring

This is Downward Dog with a detox twist, literally: Revolved Downward-Facing Dog, also known as Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana. As energising and rejuvenating as its famous cousin, this asana also has the added benefits of stretching the ribcage and abdominal obliques, and bringing a deeper stretch to the hamstrings. The ‘twist’ part also tones and massages your internal, stimulating detox, metabolism and digestion.  Don’t believe us? Try doing this after a rich meal. Your digestion will thank you. 

But that’s what also makes this pose perfect in spring, a time of awakening from the stupor of winter and detoxing and re-energising the body. Start in Downward-Facing Dog and press through the palms and ankles, fingers spread wide, weight distributed evenly between the both hands. Inhale, bring your left hand to the outside of your right ankle, allowing your torso to open to the right. If you can’t reach the ankle, rest your hand on the outside of your right shin or upper thigh. 

Relax the neck and take the gaze under the right side of the body. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Exhale. Inhale and twist back to Downward-Facing Dog. Repeat on the other side and enjoy. 

Revolved Downward-Facing Dog / Yoga XTC via Pinterest

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Teas for spring

Spring tea #1 - Steep ginger, cinnamon and black pepper for a stimulating, cleansing detox tea in the mornings. Compliment with chamomile at night. 

Spring tea #2 - Anti-allergy tea with nettle, red clover, fennel, spearmint, peppermint, eyebright, yerba santa, calendula, lemongrass and lavender. Too many ingredients to list the amazing things they do, but basically calendula, red clover and fennel help ward off infection while nettle is a natural antihistamine, and everything else compliments them in properties/taste.

Teapot + mag / Kinfolk

Loose tea / Gardenista via Reading my Tea Leaves

Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style
Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris
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Paris sports style

Street style at Paris Fashion Week by Phil Oh, via Vogue.com / backstage at Carven / Sweatpants, €110, Filippa K via Le Yoga Shop Paris / backstage at Stella McCartney / backstage at Isabel Marant / travel bag, £1,125, Balenciaga / sports bra, £45, Pheel via Carbon 38 / necklace, £75, Isabel Marant via Matchesfashion.com / t-shirt, €54, Burfitt x Le Yoga Shop Paris

Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style
Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 
Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38
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Milan sports style

Undone sexiness with a subversive intellectuality to it? Grazia, Milano. 

Backstage at Gucci / Prada, via Dazed & Confused /  Backstage at Tod’s / sports bra, $129, Michi / Sweatshirt, $149, Michi / leggings with mesh stripe, $132, Pilot Athletic via Carbon38