Over the weekend I was doing some work in the garden, getting ready for planting some green manure which is exciting as I haven’t done that before. I was wearing my 'gardening' trousers and after a while I realised how difficult it was for me to get down and back up from the floor with … Continue reading Are your clothes movement friendly?
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
Whichever class I am teaching always starts with the feet. A strong, balanced foundation is so important and assessing your feet can tell so much about what is happening in the rest of your body. Not just plates of meat. There are 33 joints in your feet, thousands of sensors on the soles and one … Continue reading What can your feet tell you about the rest of your body?
“Watch your habits, for they become your posture. Watch your posture, for it creates your boundaries. Watch your boundaries, for they restrict your growth. Watch your restrictions, for they create immobility. Watch your immobility, for it becomes your illness.” Katy Bowman Your body is capable of moving in lots of different ways, it has an … Continue reading Why movement matters
How does your knee pain reflect on your pelvic floor health? Aching knees, knee surgery and knee replacement are seen as inevitable signs of ageing and wear and tear. The issue, though, is in how you walk and use your knees. Lots of sitting, heeled shoes, excessive tightness down the backs of your legs and … Continue reading Knees and the pelvic floor