The truth about inflammation

2022-03-18T16:38:17+09:3018/03/2022|Healing, Self Care, Your Body|

“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!” ― Roald Dahl Learning to to move well Do you ever feel like you are taking one step forwards, followed by two steps back? Or maybe you stumble over [...]

Water in a toxic World

2021-11-10T15:01:47+09:3010/11/2021|Healing, Self Care, Your Body|

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one - Jacques Yves Cousteau Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong era? Looking down the supermarket isles do you see any food options or do you see brightly packaged goods that will eventually kill us? [...]

Why Inflammation is beating you

2021-07-05T17:04:07+09:3010/02/2021|Healing, Pilates, Self Care, Your Body|

And when to say no to alcohol… Let’s say you fall over and fracture a bone or ‘pull’ a muscle. Your body is sore and tender and you don’t want to put any weight on it – an indication of the area being inflamed. The experience sucked (no doubt) so you [...]

The emotion of pain

2021-02-10T15:01:59+09:3021/09/2019|Self Care, Your Body|

Is it possible to identify with your pain so intimately that it becomes a part of your identity? What would happen if you didn’t have the pain, the discomfort or the disease? Would you still be you? Have you become so deeply interwoven into your experience that you actually would not [...]

Pilates for Heart Health

2021-02-11T23:52:04+09:3027/02/2019|Pilates, Your Body|

It’s Happy Heart month! February – the month when everyone’s hearts are a flutter with roses and chocolates and vows of true love (or possibly feeling like it’s been run over by a stampede of elephants then left to die and wither alone). Either way it is a wonderful time [...]

How Glutes work and why they are so important!

2021-02-10T15:18:48+09:3026/02/2019|Exercise, Your Body|

Goldisocks and the 3 Glutes My clients know my love affair with good strong glutes and how much the ‘I found them’ face in a particular Pilates exercise makes my day. Besides keeping their butts toned and strong, and filling up the back of their pants, this work also helps them [...]

Core muscles and how Pilates can help

2021-02-10T10:21:54+09:3026/01/2019|Exercise, Pilates, Your Body|

‘Strengthen your core’ is a common recommendation from exercise professionals, physical therapists, doctors, surgeons and researchers, for an array physical concerns [1, 2]. It’s also a catch phrase for many exercise programs. But what does it mean? It refers to specific core muscles of the body that essentially work to stabilise, [...]

5 ways to alleviate back pain

2021-02-10T16:31:27+09:3007/09/2018|Healing, Your Body|

8 out of 10 people will experience back pain in the next 12 months. The stats are staggering and as one of those statistics, I know first hand how debilitating pain can be. It slows you down, prevents you from having fun, makes it hard to put your undies on and [...]

Stomach Massage on the Cadillac

2021-02-10T12:04:21+09:3019/01/2015|Exercise, Pilates, Self Care, Your Body|

Stomach massage on the Cadillac is a flowing, beautiful exercise. It demands hip extensor control and fluid spinal articulation. It's one of my go to exercises prior to teaching. It awakens my spine and has me ready to focus on the class ahead. A great exercise for axial elongation and literally [...]

Let’s start at the beginning

2021-02-10T12:13:26+09:3016/01/2015|Exercise, Pilates, Your Body|

Starting something new can be daunting. I remember when I attended my first Pilates class. My background in sport and fitness meant that I was used to being good at my pursuits. I was also used to pushing through pain. That's normal right? No pain, no gain. I left that first [...]

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