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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

5 Tips to get in touch with your inner strenght.

Inner strenght is very important in difficult times. So how do you maintain your inner strength? 

This is how you do that:

  • eat healthy
  • exercise
  • Sleep well
These 3 pearls of wisdom are very important, AND everybody knows them, but sometimes they are hard to maintain.
One thing is sure, everyone possesses inner strenght, so no worries. And how can we radiate this great force?

Feeling strong is not only about you but also recognizing someone else's strenght.

Here are 5 tips to get in touch with this inner strenght:

  1. Make eye contact, and acknowledge the other person. That makes them feel you see them and respect them.
  2. Always take care of your appearance. Not only for other people but mostly for yourself. Selfrespect is crucial for inner strenght
  3. Don't loose your temper. Yes, it's easy and if you feel you've been mistreated, it feels like the right thing to do. But don't forget, everyone has his own truth. Try to respect that.
  4. Take responsability of your life. Don't point fingers to someone else if it's not going your way. You are in charge of your life.
  5. Be unique. You can admire someone else but stay true to yourself. This is the key to feel confident.
'You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ' - Marcus Aurelius




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Stay strong, 
Miss Poppy


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Foam roller set and brush-out for a 1940's style look.

I am occasionally asked how I do my hair. I love a 40's vintage look very much. This video by Fitfully Vintageous shows very well how you can get that. I do use even smaller rollers. But the general idea remains the same. Above all, don't panic if you have to comb through the curls! Just keep going until you tamed them. You can, as it were, fold into a shape and then fix it with hair spray.


Keep on curling and check out the webshop!
There's a close-out sale.

And check out the other video's of Fitfully Vintagious.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Pilates, sounds modern but is actually very retro.

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates from Mönchengladbach, Germany. During the first half of the 20th century, he developed a system of exercises that were meant to strengthen the human mind and body. Pilates believed that mental and physical health were connected.



In his youth he had practiced many of the physical training regimes in Germany, and from there he developed his own regime. Pilates has clear connections with the fitness movement of the late nineteenth century, such as the use of special devices, and claims that the exercises could cure poor health.

Pilates, in whatever form, can now be found in community centers, gyms and physical therapy rooms, and many other fitness services offered by Pilates-inspired companies that have mixed their own understanding of Pilates with other disciplines.

Principles


  1. Concentration: Pilates demands intense focus: "You must concentrate on what you do all the time, and you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements." This is not easy, but the way Pilates exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves
  2. Control: "Contrology" was Joseph Pilates' preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of ​​muscle control. . "The Pilates method teaches you to have control over your body and not be delivered to it."
  3. Centering: The center: to control their body, practitioners must have a starting place. The center is the center of the Pilates Method. Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body including the abdomen, lower back and upper back, hips, buttocks, and thighs - like "powerhouse".
  4. Flow or the efficiency of the movement: Pilates focuses on elegant movement, creating flow through the use of smooth transitions.
  5. Precision: Precision is essential to do Pilates exercises: "concentrate on the right movements every time you practice."
  6. Breathing: Pilates combines good breathing with movement. "Above all, learn to breathe correctly."



Below you can find a video of my favorite pilates teacher: Cassey Ho. Pretty hefty but very effective.

She has a lot of videos  about 10 minutes each. If you combine them together you have a great 20 minute workout.



Source: wikipedia



Lots of fun,

Miss Poppy

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