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25 July 2016

Yoga Festivals ~ Summer 2016

Last Tuesday I went to my weekly yoga class to be met by my yoga teacher who looked calmer, more chilled out, smilier and generally floating more than usual. The reason? She had just just returned from a weekend spent at a glorious yoga festival called Yoga Connects.
Yoga Festivals ~ Summer 2016 // 76sunflowers
Here she had experienced a range of classes and workshops with like-minded people and listening to her positive words got me fired up with excitement ready for the summer ahead. Six weeks of summer holiday ready to be filled with fun times with my children, new memories made for my little family, a new yoga festival and fun festival times at Camp Bestival. At the latter I will be escaping for a little 'me time' in the Slow Motion area which, coincidentally, is ran in conjunction with the team behind Yoga Connects - so how perfect does that sound?!
Yoga Festivals ~ Summer 2016 // 76sunflowers
Yoga is appearing more and more at festivals giving revellers a chance to unwind, relax, meditate, touch base with themselves and generally chill away from the music, noise, hub-bub, fast pace and crowds of the rest of the festival site. It's not an area for everyone but increasingly I find myself seeking this zones out and loved the time I spent in the Wild Wellbeing area at Camp Bestival last year where I came away with the mantra; I am enough, I have enough, I do enough.
Yoga Festivals ~ Summer 2016 // 76sunflowers
Soul Circus, a small boutique Yoga Festival in Gloucestershire, has taken the element of the festival yoga area and made that the prime focus; whilst not forgetting the music, food and drink of traditional festivals. Here you will find the days filled with classes and workshops for beginners and more experienced practitioners taking place in yoga pod tipi tents. This is a festival I am definitely looking forward to.
Yoga Festivals ~ Summer 2016 // 76sunflowers
So, Summer holiday 2016, I look ahead to you with enthusiasm and anticipation for what is to come.

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23 July 2016

Project 366 2016 #29

School's out for Summer is all I need to say for week 29 of Project 366!

Project 366 2016 day 199 - Bath // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 200 - 5 mile run // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 201 - Yard // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 202 - Love // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 203 - 5 miles in the rain // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 204 - Yoga Game // 76sunflowers
Project 366 2016 day 205 - Field // 76sunflowers

Day 199
A Sunday trip to Bath for my girl to spend some birthday money. We had some girly giggles hitting the likes of Claire's!
Day 200
Time to get back on track with the realisation that my next half marathon is less than 7 weeks away so I headed out for a 5 mile run before the sun hit the sky towards the end.
Day 201
A hot day out today and I had to take a quick trip up to the yard to fetch a tent and tent pegs so I could pitch the festival tent and give it the once over before Camp Bestival next week!
Day 202
The most wonderful gift from my colleague today at work - I'm going to miss working with her.
Day 203
The weather turned wetter and cooler tonight which was perfect for another 5 mile run.
Day 204
I spent some lovely time in the garden tonight with my girl where we had a go at a Yoga Game that I was sent to review. There were giggles and chilled out moments.
Day 205
Up and out this morning before the sunshine came out to run 10 miles around the villages, fields and country lanes. I'm feeling a bit more positive again about my next half marathon in September.

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22 July 2016

Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games}

Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers
Tonight I spent a lovely hour in the garden with my girl on the yoga mat. My yoga mat is usually my space for some alone time; in the conservatory with the door to the house firmly closed or tucked away under a tree in the garden. 
Tonight though was different; instead of using yoga for quiet meditation and contemplation we used it to bond and giggle.
We were trying out Yoga Spinner; a fun yoga game to practise your yoga poses - or challenge yourself with something new. 
Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers
Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers
For every pose you 'master' you win a card and the game can easily be adapted to suit your level of ability. We soon had a healthy pile of cards each with myself landing the Triangle Pose but it was my girl showing me how to do Lotus Pose - clearly 10 year old legs are bendier than those pushing 40!
Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers
Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers
There are a range of Yoga Card games to try and we are looking forward to taking these camping and hitting the mat in the garden again!
Yoga for Children {Yoga Card Games} // 76sunflowers

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Disclaimer: We were sent the Yoga Card games for review purposes. As always, views and opinions are my own.

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20 July 2016

#YOGAPOWERPOSE {Active in Style Yoga Competition}


#YOGAPOWERPOSE {Active in Style Yoga Competition} // 76sunflowers

Since reigniting my love for yoga, starting a weekly class and making plans to take myself off to a yoga festival I have discovered the joy of yoga clothing! When bending, stretching and twisting oneself into a multitude of yoga poses it is essential to feel confident in the clothes that are bending, stretching and twisting with you. Active in Style, who sell a range of worldwide fashionable yoga clothing curated from the best brands in the business, came to my attention recently and I lost myself for a fair while online pouring over beautiful leggings such as these... 

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#YOGAPOWERPOSE {Active in Style Yoga Competition} // 76sunflowers#YOGAPOWERPOSE {Active in Style Yoga Competition} // 76sunflowers


Products are selected based on their ability to move with your body so fabric isn't getting in the way of your yoga poses - because let's face it nobody needs extra fabric when getting themselves into poses like Karnapidasana!

#YOGAPOWERPOSE {Active in Style Yoga Competition} // 76sunflowers

Speaking of poses, Active in Style have recently launched a competition to win a £200 gift card and entering is as straightforward as striking a pose!
Simply upload your photo of your #YOGAPOWERPOSE to Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook, tag @ActiveinStyle in your photo and caption and keep posing.
The competition closes on 27/07/2016 and more details of the competition can be found here.

http://www.activeinstyle.co.uk/yoga-competition

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For 20% off all full price yoga clothing here use 76SUNFLOWERS when you checkout!
Discount code available until 07 August 2016

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Disclaimer: This is a promotional post. As always, views and opinions are my own.
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