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Go for it in 2019- what are you waiting for?

It is vital to take action on your goals in life, rather than just daydreaming about them. In my 25+ years as a therapist, coach and movement teacher, it has always been important to me to continually keep learning and growing. I have just completed a two week intensive on the central nervous system and [...]

‘You will not be punished for your anger, you will by punished your anger’

Have you heard the terms 'Green with envy', 'Angry liver'.  Anger and frustration are key emotions connected to the liver. Feelings of anger plague us all the time. We are all capable of flying off the handle, saying things we didn't mean or doing things out of character. Our real emotions lie below the surface [...]

The conscious & unconscious dialogue we have with ourselves

We all hear voices, it's true, we do. Every time i run up a hill i hear a little voice telling me how tough it is, to slow down or stop and give up. I resist the voices and keep going. We constantly have a conscious and unconscious dialogue with ourselves.  According to Deepak Chopra [...]

Breathing Part 3 – The 4 Diaphragms

Have you heard the term ‘The three diaphragms?’ Well we actually have four main ones in total – the cranial, cervical, thoracic, and the pelvic diaphragm. I have actually seen literature talking about five, six, seven and eight diaphragms.They come together in all movement particularly on inhalation and exhalation when the pressure is transmitted through [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, Gyrotonic, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Why I don’t teach flexed exercises from the floor or same level

If you come to any of my private or group sessions you will see that I never teach flexion in the traditional pilates series from the floor or crunch type movements. I have attended many types of movement sessions around the world where I see participants straining their neck and being told to build strength [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:18+00:00 June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Should we be back bending?

Back bending is an action that takes place in every day life, from reaching up to a cupboard, changing a lightbulb, to putting a jumper on. Then why is some us find this challenging and don't have the ROM (range of motion) to reach our desired drop backs or experience pain when doing  even the [...]

Spinal Stabilization – Do we need it? Part 1

Spinal Stabilization – Do we need it? Part 1 During my travels in New Zealand I visited the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. I came across a most magnificent canoe – “The Waka ceremonial canoe”. The 35-metre-long canoe needs a minimum of 76 paddlers to handle it safely on the water. It weighs 6 tonnes when dry [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:19+00:00 January 4th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, Gyrotonic, pilates, yoga|Comments Off on Spinal Stabilization – Do we need it? Part 1

The low down on ‘Back Pain’

"Yikes - I have back pain ! " As a movement practitioner the most common reasons that clients will come and see me is probably the words ‘BACK PAIN’. About 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. But what actually is back pain? Pain in my experience is [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:19+00:00 December 21st, 2015|anatomy, back pain, classes, pilates, yoga|Comments Off on The low down on ‘Back Pain’

Not Victoria Secret

Not Victoria Secret As the hype continues after the recent catwalk shows, the Victoria secret angels have been doing Pilates Reformer, Yoga and Barre to stay in shape. But can doing these  pastimes really give you the catwalk body that you may desire ?  As i embark on another cadaver study this week, this re-affirms the [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:20+00:00 November 28th, 2015|anatomy, classes, pilates, Victoria angels, Victoria Secret, yoga|Comments Off on Not Victoria Secret