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How do you encourage children to move more?

We hear a lot about children move so much less than the previous generation. So in this age of technology and greatly reduced outdoor playtime how can we encourage more movement in our children? What is meant by moving? As a movement teacher I see it as getting as many different ways of moving as … Continue reading How do you encourage children to move more?

How do you visualise birth?

An essential part of birth preparation is to explore and release your fears and anxieties or ‘paper tigers’ as Pam England refers to them, that may spring up and slow down or even stop your labour. Giving yourself time to sit with these fears, anxieties and worries doesn’t allow them to take hold, instead, sitting … Continue reading How do you visualise birth?

Does making lifestyle changes seem overwhelming?

I had someone email me to say that they liked the idea of my classes but felt overwhelmed by the lifestyle changes part. They have a busy life and it felt like It would be too much to implement. So I thought I would write a blog about how very often the corrective exercises, postural … Continue reading Does making lifestyle changes seem overwhelming?

Why I don’t like ‘Belly button to spine’ as an instruction to engage the core

Is ‘belly button to spine’ really a useful instruction when it comes to engaging the core? Part of restoring function to the pelvic floor is to create a reflexive core – that is abdominal muscles that switch on when they are needed to help with movement or an activity. (lifting, carrying, twisting etc) During exercises … Continue reading Why I don’t like ‘Belly button to spine’ as an instruction to engage the core