Category Archives: Yoga & Pilates
When we have a problem, such as physical pain, there are many different ways in which we might react. Some of us might try to ignore it and just keep going. We may be afraid of what we might find if we start investigating the pain, or even if just acknowledge it. Or we might want to believe that
Everyone has heard of Pilates and most people have some idea of what it is, or what it does for you even if they have never tried it themselves. The crazy thing is that even some people who have been going to classes for years don’t really have a realistic idea of what Pilates can be, or how it
Trying something new can be challenging and a bit scary. Believe me when I say, when all this started I had many virtual meetings and conversations with colleagues about how on earth we can suddenly become tech experts as well as make our work function in the virtual world. We all have felt it, -the insecurities and what ifs
So here we are, mostly pretty busy with figuring out how to get our food delivery slots, when to best walk the dog, how to keep the kids entertained at home, and how to pay rent next month.
Ever so often we pause for our online exercise or meditation class and realise just how tense we
Do I leave it alone so it doesn’t get aggravated or do I keep exercising it to keep it active and strong?
This is the question many are faced with when dealing with chronic and or repetitive injuries and pain. Usually the advice these days with non acute injuries is to get the affected area moving again as
After 9 years of working within and alongside the fitness industry, I can say that I do have a problem with some of the concepts and customs of how fitness and exercise are commonly taught and practised. That is why I do not often use those the words “fitness” and “exercise” and tend to opt for words like “movement
Perhaps you have heard of the “Slipped Disc” or the slightly more correct term “Disc Prolapse”. Perhaps you know someone who has suffered or is suffering from this, or maybe you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc. Many of my clients are dealing with a vertebral disc issue without ever really having been explained what it is, why
When I teach my Pilates classes they usually have a fairly slow pace overall. We may speed things up a little here and there to pick up the energy and to explore moving in other tempos. However the general pace is slow, often matching the rhythm of our breath. We transition from one movement to another slowly. Sometimes, particularly
As someone who has been working with people’s bodies and their movement ability for many years, deciding to study Somatic Experiencing really is a no-brainer for me.
In my work as a Movement Therapist and Pilates Practitioner I ask my clients this question over and over “How does that feel?” Often the answer is “Fine.” or “Okay.” This answer, which is so common, makes me usually re-phrase my question and ask more directly about the sensations the client is experiencing during