The Dancer’s Posture

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As ‘Strictly’ fever sweeps the nation, and we move from Len’s famous ‘sev-en’ into the nines’s and 10’s, the celebrities start to look like real dancers.  But what makes a dancer’s posture so distinguishable?  We asked ex-dancer Jeni Howland – now Somatics and yoga teacher – to shed some light on this question. That poise and elegance that a dancer …

Gentle Somatic Yoga

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Gentle Somatic Yoga is a combination of Somatic Movement Therapy with gentle Yoga. This class will gently explore full range of comfortable movement throughout the body; aiming to reduce tension and eliminate pain. The Somatic exercises will strengthen and mobilise joints enabling the body to achieve ‘mindfulness in motion’ aiming to disperse painful muscular tension, move freely and regain correct …

Back Pain In Older Adults

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The theme of BackCare Awareness Week this year (8th-12th October 2018) is ‘Back Pain in Older Adults’. BackCare states, ‘Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older …

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Yoga Update For September

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Frankie Street, our awesome yoga teacher, is soon to get married and is then away on a fantastic honeymoon – so we won’t be seeing her for the whole of September.  We send her our best wishes for a super day and holiday to follow! We have two lovely ladies covering her classes while she is off; Jeni Howley on …

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Yoga or Pilates – What Is Best?

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Yoga and Pilates are both excellent forms of exercise and which one is the best, is the wrong question to ask.  Which one is best for you, or should you even do both, is a more sensible consideration.  They are often put in the same bracket, but despite offering similar benefits, by way of strength, flexibility and well-being, even the …

Pregnancy & Exercise – How Much Should You Do?

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‘Take it easy’, ‘don’t over do it’, ‘don’t lie on your back’, ‘do you really think you should be running?’ Familiar comments to a pregnant lady. But are these comments dated and what are the ‘rules’ of exercise during pregnancy? It is safe to say that there are no hard and fast rules, there are no guarantees and there are …

Bodyology Is Here…….

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Bodyology is a unique way of training using a mixture of movement patterns and sequences to create a strong flexible functional body. Using concepts of yoga, Pilates, dynamic core and postural exercises. You will flow from one movement to the next, transferring energy from the limbs through the core, to create a strong and dynamic form. Exercise sequences improve posture …

Cycling Can Be A Pain In The Back

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With the Sportive season well and truly underway – but still many more to come – we thought it was a good time to look at a common cycling problem (especially in long distance cycling), low back pain. So what’s the recipe for biking discomfort? Main contributors to low back pain when riding are:- poor core strength, poor flexibility, poor …

Captain America or Gru – which one are you?

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We know and I’m sure you know, that sitting hunched over a desk all day is not ideal posture. It has been suggested by many researchers that this posture is actually killing us slowly….responsible for problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, circulatory problems to name a few (click here for the ‘Health Hazards of Sitting’).  As musculoskeletal specialists, worried …