6th February 2024. .
“If exercise was a pill, we’d all be taking it”
- Dr Mary Hendersen (The Hovarian Magazine, Feb 2024)
How much you can benefit both yourself and others by taking part in, or teaching accessible Yoga and Pilates classes, even whilst embracing change?
Thankfully, an increasing number of medically qualified people seem to be promoting the more recently branded term ‘lifestyle medicine’. This is a category into which Yoga and Pilates fit
7th November 2023. .
Pelvic health is crucial, especially for women. It is estimated that 50% of women over the age of 50 have some form of a prolapse; and over a third have some form of incontinence.*
Although pelvic health issues are not exclusive to women, factors such as pregnancies, hormonal changes during menopause, aging, medications, posture, stress, and lifestyle choices frequently act as catalysts. Like many chronic health conditions, these issues rarely stem
9th September 2023. .
I have noticed a distinctive shift in my energy over the past few days, aligning with the super blue full moon and changing seasons; a time for letting go, turning within and coming home to self. Initially, I planned to work on my book at a friend's place this weekend, however when the time approached, it didn’t feel in my alignment. Instead of frustration, I sat with the realisation that
11th August 2023. .
I just loved the energy and atmosphere at the recent Brighton Yoga Foundation's 10th Brighton Yoga festival; a gathering of like-minded teachers, entrepreneurs and volunteers came together to create a buzzing charity event.
The festival not only showcased the holistic benefits of yoga and other wellness practices but also told the stories of those whose lives have been transformed by the activities of the BYF. From trauma survivors, addicts
22nd June 2023. .
Hands up who suffers from summer allergies? Winter sniffles? Or other seasonal, environment or health-related sinus issues? - Breathe easy!
Breath is central to both teaching and participating in an effective Pilates or Yoga class. Everything begins with the breath – including the very first thing we do when we are born into the world – we take an inhalation.
Breath and the nervous system
Inhalation is associated with the sympathetic nervous
5th June 2023. .
When people ask me how I came to yoga, I reply that it wasn’t something I found.
It’s very simple. Yoga found me.
My yoga story
As the saying goes ‘when the student is ready, the teacher will appear’. I had dipped in and out of many classes over the years and can even remember buying a book on sun salutations in 1997 when I was travelling, and practicing on the
23rd May 2023. .
A regular Pilates practice may help with physical fitness and body contouring, both flattening the abs and toning the whole body - a sure-fire motivational factor to attend class for many. However, there is a much, much bigger picture at play.
I believe we are in the midst of extremely exciting times for mind-body movement. I live in hope that the fitness, health, medical and well-being industries are shifting increasingly