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‘Life is an illusion’ – Buddha

Reality in Buddhism is called dharma (Sanskrit). The problem is that so much of reality is driven by fear. "Life is an illusion a dream; a bubble; a shadow... Nothing is permanent. Nothing is worthy of anger or dispute. Nothing..." ~ The Buddha. Every choice we make in life has a consequence. Doahsim tells us that [...]

By |2020-05-29T22:11:13+01:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Virtual Pilates, Joe & influenza

So we are all still in lockdown and isolation. I continue to bring the Manchester and St.Helens community together with my virtual daily pilates classes. The body is not designed to be stagnant - it is designed to move. With mental health and stress on the increase, more than ever, now is the time to [...]

By |2020-04-02T12:11:04+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Are you still counting calories?

Phone apps, magazines, sports stores and speciality apparatus offer a wide variety of calorie counting gadgets and devices. You can attach them onto your wrist or ankle or simply just carry your phone while you go about your every day life. You will then usually sum up (as this is what I used to do) [...]

By |2019-09-06T21:16:53+01:00August 19th, 2019|carbohydrates, stress, sugar, tired, Uncategorised, Wheat|0 Comments

Only 8% of us keep our resolutions. Why are you one of them?

Every year, millions of people around the world start off with great fitness intentions. Some want to lose weight and get in shape. Others want to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce pain. So it's the end of January, you are feeling more bloated and lethargic than before the festive period. A few pounds have [...]

Do you have cereal or toast for breakfast?

The idea that we need to eat carbs (cereal grains and bread in particular) for breakfast is merely a “programmed idea” that has been put into people’s heads by food manufacturing corporations that have spent literally billions of dollars to “condition” people to think they should eat that way to be healthy. As our work-life [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:06+01:00October 27th, 2017|carbohydrates, stress, sugar, tired, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Finding the right rehab studio for your pain

There are a number of concerns regarding strength training in a rehab setting. Finding the right studio and the right person to understand you can be a frustrating proposition. At our clinics, we make sure that we speak to all our clients individually first. Before we even consider charging them. Inflammation in joints and surrounding [...]

Keeping active as we age

"You are only as old as our spine"-  Joe Pilates In many cultures around the world the ageing population is greatly respected as elders with great wisdom and experience. None of us want to get old and we are constantly being sold potions, pills and gimmicks to give us the elixir of life. Whilst studying the [...]

Fast Food McDonalds Pilates & Yoga

It seems that everyone around us is selling us fast products with fast results to keep up with our busy lifestyles. We are being sold ideologies of the perfect life, body, garden, house, car, family, job. We seem to to feed on an endless line of stimulants from coffee, constant high intensity exercises, sugar, sports [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:17+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, pilates, Uncategorised, yoga|0 Comments

The British Fascia Symposium – 25th & 26th June 2016

A weekend of expert speakers and workshops Every practising bodywork therapist needs to know about Fascia. This will be a practice-led weekend with top speakers, workshops and an Expert Advisory Panel, all designed to expand the therapist’s understanding of a fascinating structure. Continue reading “The British Fascia Symposium – 25th & 26th June 2016” »

By |2018-05-16T13:11:18+01:00May 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Naughty Knees in Alignment

The Oxford dictionary tells us that Alignment is "Arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions", but is this technically possible in our body, never mind our lower extremity. We know from looking at the axis and levers at school that we require equal balance, a bit like a see saw effect. When we [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:20+01:00August 26th, 2015|Gyrotonic, pilates, Uncategorised, yoga|0 Comments