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The spirit of fascia

By |2024-04-20T15:12:27+01:00April 19th, 2024|accepting change, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience|

As we learn more and more about the body, are we moving forwards or backwards? We label everything and everyone, so that we then embody that condition. Biomechanics of the body is explained as screws, hinges, pivots and origin and insertion of muscles. We tend to look at starting and finishing points rather than integrated [...]

Rotation or lack of rotation?

By |2024-03-12T21:36:04+00:00February 26th, 2024|back pain, Bare feet, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, gut, Inspiration, life, love, mind, pain, thinking, Thoughts, Uncategorised|

Whatever you want to call it, twisting, turning, rotating, or spiralling, any sort of rotation is the key catalyst of all the synovial joints in the body. Like a rusty hinge we may become stuck or restricted in places. This feels like a block physically and mentally. Like we would use WD40 to loosen a [...]

Why eyesight and back pain could be linked!

By |2024-02-24T22:43:48+00:00February 24th, 2024|back pain, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Mouth Breathing, Teeth|

Gravity pulls us towards the earth at 9.8 meters per second squared (m/s2). Coupled with habitual patterns learnt from parents, plus lifestyle habits and even stress, all these factors can contribute to a forward head protrusion. In many clients that I have seen including myself, a forward head starts when the cervical ligaments, the bands [...]

You are not your story, you are your belief system!

By |2024-01-28T10:55:48+00:00January 1st, 2024|life, love, Mental health, mind, psychology, The straw man effect, thinking, Thoughts, yin & Yang, yoga|

It’s not for me. I’ll let someone else do it. I don’t have time. I don’t deserve this. The best ones have gone. People will laugh at me. People will criticize me. It did not work, but deep down I know I did not put in the time and commitment. My back hurts. This is [...]

The danger of our belief systems – Part 1

By |2024-01-01T17:54:42+00:00January 1st, 2024|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, life, love, mind|

“A belief system can be as dangerous as it is helpful. It's like a double-edged sword.” Paul Chek We get stuck in  states of consciousness and this why so many of us are in fight-or-flight mode and fear change. We think we are the consumer but infact we are being consumed. Better the devil you [...]

8 reasons to invest in your spine!

By |2023-09-14T20:46:59+01:00September 14th, 2023|back pain|

Nobody wants back or spine problems especially as we age. Investing in a spine specific program can keep you active so you can enjoy life to the full. To maintain a healthy spine, it's important to practice good posture, engage in regular movement to strengthen the supporting muscles, maintain a healthy body weight, and seek [...]

Are you really training your core/powerhouse/bandhas/centre of whatever you want to call it?

By |2023-08-28T19:04:07+01:00August 28th, 2023|anger, Breathing, Depression, Joseph Pilates, life, love|

As you know I teach and practice holistic lifestyle and Pilates, and I will often use the word core, even though I will say that in isolation the individual muscles will do nothing. However this is where the understanding of the full method of  pilates apparatus and the body comes from. If you take class [...]

“As above so is below”.  

By |2023-08-28T09:34:22+01:00August 28th, 2023|accepting change, anatomy, anxiety, Breathing, habits, Mental health, mind, Mouth Breathing, Nitric Oxide, Nose Breathing, pain|

“The mind when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power’ – Joseph Pilates. The method of movement that you all know me for is: ‘Pilates’. The whole purpose of movement is to provide the body an environment in which it can heal itself from dis-ease and disconnection. We can all transform our pain into [...]

Do we need a beginner’s level entry in Pilates apparatus?

By |2023-08-14T12:44:13+01:00August 13th, 2023|classes|

After 30 years plus of teaching, my personal experience for Pilates apparatus is always to have some sort of beginner’s entry level or introductory course. I am fortunate enough to be able to do this at both my St.Helens and Manchester studio, but totally understand that other studios choose not to do this due to [...]

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