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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+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, Gyrotonic, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

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

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+01:00June 12th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, classes, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

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+01:00January 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 a [...]

By |2023-03-19T08:20:03+00:00December 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+01:00November 28th, 2015|anatomy, classes, pilates, Victoria angels, Victoria Secret, yoga|Comments Off on Not Victoria Secret

Have You Got the RC Factor?

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"- World Health Organisation. We are all busy bees, rushing around from A to B and harnessing the monkey mind. Everyone you meet is busy, busy, busy and as a result of moving faster and [...]

By |2024-02-29T19:19:55+00:00September 22nd, 2015|anatomy, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Abdominal Tone & Breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtaZyxJtEZc Most of the population are manipulated by media images of perfect abdominal tone. Fitness gimmicks show us tight abdominals that look aesthetically desirable. We therefore have a nation of people who go around holding their tummy constantly tight, this causes breathing dysfunctions and has long term negative affects on the body. Our abdominals are [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:11:20+01:00September 9th, 2015|anatomy, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

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