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!”

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?”

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”

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”

THE BENEFITS OF BOUNCING

Ever since I can remember I have loved jumping on trampolines – I’d spend hours flying up and down and trying my best to ‘double-bounce’ siblings. Little did I know at the time that this fun, dynamic movement was also super physically beneficial. As I’ll outline below, jumping / bouncing flushes stagnant liquid out of theContinue reading “THE BENEFITS OF BOUNCING”

KIDS KNOW BEST ABOUT FOOT LOVE

Below is a great video narrated by a child on exactly why we must not jam our kids feet into these ‘stylish’ but alarmingly harmful shoes. If you have children, please let their feet be free whenever you can, and in times when there are potential dangers on the ground then choose footwear that allows their littleContinue reading “KIDS KNOW BEST ABOUT FOOT LOVE”

BEAT THE BLOAT: MOVEMENTS TO AID DIGESTION

Given the standard diet, lack of physical activity and stress level of the general population, feelings of being bloated or constipated are an increasingly common complaint. It is so important that you visit the bathroom (for number twos!) at least once a day – ideally after each meal. If this isn’t the case and you’ve already worked onContinue reading “BEAT THE BLOAT: MOVEMENTS TO AID DIGESTION”

PRIMAL MOVEMENT 3: LUNGE

Push, squat, pull, lunge, bend, twist and gait are all movements intrinsically encoded into our bodies and contribute to our overall health and well-being. They demand strength and control and we MUST keep performing them despite the many modern conveniences that have us avoiding them. Unfortunately most of us can no longer execute these movements in a healthyContinue reading “PRIMAL MOVEMENT 3: LUNGE”