HOW TO SIT WELL!

I have written time and time again about how we have not yet evolved to cope with the demands of modern living. There simply hasn’t been sufficient time and evolutionary pressure for us to manage the radical changes we have made to our diet, movement patterns, stress responses and living environments in the last fewContinue reading “HOW TO SIT WELL!”

3 WAYS TO HELP HEAL BACK PAIN NATURALLY

Back pain, particularly in the lower back, is one of the most common physical complaints. There are a number of factors specific to the individual, however there are some common threads running through each case that can be managed with my three-part protocol. First and foremost it is important to recognise that your pain isContinue reading “3 WAYS TO HELP HEAL BACK PAIN NATURALLY”

READING YOUR BODY’S POSTURE

I recently wrote an Instagram post about how being super physically flexible isn’t necessarily always a good thing. In it, I wanted to express how there is an absolute connection and continuity between your physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental worlds. Bringing awareness to our posture or physicality can tell us a lot about our approach to lifeContinue reading “READING YOUR BODY’S POSTURE”

FEELING WIRED OR ANXIOUS POST-EXERCISE?

Have you ever experienced post-work out panicking or an inability to wind down? Or have you ever connected the two? Unfortunately it can be one possible side effect of overworking your upper body or working with incorrect alignment. Overstimulating your upper back and neck muscles, particularly for stressed people, can send the body into panicContinue reading “FEELING WIRED OR ANXIOUS POST-EXERCISE?”

PRE AND POST RUN TIPS & EXERCISES

  There are a lot of contradicting views regarding stretching out there, especially stretches associated with running. In my opinion, what will assist you most seriously, as always, is enjoying and connecting with what you’re trying to achieve. There is no point in making yourself run if you hate running and there is no pointContinue reading “PRE AND POST RUN TIPS & EXERCISES”

THE GYROTONIC METHOD

This is a piece I wrote for Nourished Journal Edition 2 December 2014 (Made Publishers) What is the Gyrotonic expansion system? The Gyrotonic expansion system is an exercise system whose movement principles are similar to yoga, dance, swimming and t’ai chi, but whose main inspiration comes from nature and living things. As such, the repertoire includesContinue reading “THE GYROTONIC METHOD”

MINDFUL EATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Not only are the holidays a lovely time to celebrate and have a change of scenery, they also provide the opportunity to have a shift in gear. As I outlined in my previous post, this is a time of year when emotions run high, so it really is worth taking a moment to decide how you’dContinue reading “MINDFUL EATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS”

TUNE IN TO WHAT EXERCISE SUITS YOU

On my previous blog I illustrated the importance of cultivating a way of living that best connects you with your own individual needs. In this post I will outline three ways that help you choose what form of movement best serves you. The ultimate aim is that every day you can instantly tune in to yourself and hear what it isContinue reading “TUNE IN TO WHAT EXERCISE SUITS YOU”

INSTANT MOOD-LIFTERS

For whatever reason – be it a busy lifestyle, watching the news, running away from uncomfortable thoughts or having unhealthy relationships – we can lose our sense of who we are and what makes us truly feel good. Unfortunately it’s often tragedy or loss that shocks us into getting perspective on what really matters, but you can be proactiveContinue reading “INSTANT MOOD-LIFTERS”