What does it actually mean in Pilates and Yoga? First of all, what exactly is your ‘edge’? I’ve been talking to clients recently about their ‘edge’ and everyone has a different opinion. The more I’ve been talking about it, the more it’s become clear that everyone has their own opinion and none of these opinions … More Working To Your Edge
Why Pilates can improve your Crossfit performance … More Pilates For Crossfitters
Trust and connect … More The Secret to Rehabilitation
The end of a year teaching in Kuwait … More Farewell Kuwait
So, this is my first blog in a while (as you may or may not be aware). Why? Simply because I was battling ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), trying to overcome this illness whilst trying to start my life again and a new life in Kuwait. It was a bit too much to do those things … More Sorry To Keep You Kuwait-ing
I have been lucky enough to recently work with a client who suffered from very bad asthma. I am pleased to be seeing her asthma improve as a result of her new found love of Pilates and our private weekly sessions and it has brought back to my attention the real importance of breathing properly … More Pilates and Asthma
There’s something about carrying a yoga mat on your back that turns heads. I definitely get more attention when I have my yoga mat in tow. It’s a bit like having a wing man who can’t speak. He doesn’t need to. For some reason, He makes you worth looking at. He’s like that missing limb, … More Is That a Mat on Your Back or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Scapulohumeral Rhythm… Say what?! Move your shoulders. Well done. Now move your shoulder girdle… Exactly. I’m also confused. If you lifted your shoulders towards your ears then you would have moved your shoulder girdle, so that was a bit of trick question. My point here is that most people don’t realise that … More Are You Moving Your Shoulder Girdle?
Alignment, Alignment, Alignment… It’s SO important I spent a whole year in Pilates school, protecting my poor ears from my Pilates teachers shouting ‘SPINE’. Making sure your spine is in the correct alignment is the most important part of any exercise you do. Whether it’s Pilates, running, swimming, however you love to move your body; … More The Importance of Spinal Alignment and Understanding Neutral
“You’re a Pilates teacher… Oh cool, I’ve done Yoga” Great! (I hear this A LOT) I obviously love Yoga too, but it’s very different to Pilates. So let’s remove the grouping. What is the difference? Well, the simplest way to explain the difference is by explaining that in Pilates we teach Stability vs Mobility (more … More The difference between Yoga and Pilates