Babywearing and your pelvic floor

The subject came up last week in the pelvic floor restore class about carrying babies and toddlers. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lena Horne As a babywearing consultant I was always asked ‘what’s the best sling’ and the answer is that there isn’t one – it … Continue reading Babywearing and your pelvic floor

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?

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