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?”

CHANGING THE STORIES

We have all created narratives throughout our lives that keep us locked into unhealthy thought patterns. Even though these stories make us feel fearful, angry, sad or anxious, we love them because they feel like home: they’re comfortable, familiar & predictable. One of the stories I love to run is that life = worry. IContinue reading “CHANGING THE STORIES”

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”

EASY TRAVEL TIPS!

I got the idea for this post after a recent overseas journey which spanned around 36 hours of flights, trains and buses. Whether on a journey as long as mine, or something less intense, traveling has a definite impact on our physical well-being – time-zone changes, cramped conditions and limited food options disrupt our naturalContinue reading “EASY TRAVEL TIPS!”

THE MARVELLOUS CAT STRETCH

Awakening deep intrinsic primal and developmental movement patterns, the moving cat stretch is one of my all time favourite movement patterns. It can be done any time of the day, all you need is a little bit of floor space and the ability to get up and down from it! First thing in the morningContinue reading “THE MARVELLOUS CAT STRETCH”

HOUSE PLANTS HEAL US!

I love filling my house with a variety of indoor plants – not only do they look great, but they also bring with them a raft of other benefits. Our houses are becoming increasingly toxic with electromagnetic pollution from laptops, mobile phones, televisions and microwaves, not to mention chemical-laden cleaning products, paints, glues, detergents, scents,Continue reading “HOUSE PLANTS HEAL US!”

TUNE YOUR TRAINING: MOVE WITH MOTHER NATURE

When I am feeling a little lost or out of tune with things I always trust in wise old mother nature to pave the way to better health, happiness, vitality, strength and well-being. She is of course the reigning force which embraces and connects all life cycles – humans, plants, animals, water, the sun, the moon,Continue reading “TUNE YOUR TRAINING: MOVE WITH MOTHER NATURE”

PRACTISE MINDFULNESS

Stop right now… Be utterly still. Without judgement, drop in on yourself. No right or wrong, good or bad, just tune in… _____________________ We know innately that everything we ever need can be found within each of us: the resolve to any physical ailment, internal conflict, or emotional upset is within us – if weContinue reading “PRACTISE MINDFULNESS”