On sunday 21st October we had our first retreat day. We had done our preparation but we were still a little nervous. What were peoples expectations and how would it be received. We had a full day planned Mobilisations Yoga - Sun salutations, warrior poses, floor work and stretches. A 10 minute talk -On the … Continue reading Our First Yoga & Pilates Retreat Day
How many of you have said to us you can't get your lower back on the floor? Or we say your tilt your pelvis towards you, when you are engaging the pelvic floor? Does the lower back arch off the floor when performing exercises ( I know mine did when I first started classes). This … Continue reading Pilates – Arching and Tucking the Lower back
It's not been all play and no work!! So obviously I'm well aware Vicky is yet again holding the fort and covering all our classes ( she does know I really appreciate it this). I always try to go to a-couple of different types of yoga classes. This not only lets me see how other … Continue reading Yoga in Sri Lanka
After this mornings class I thought it was important to reiterate how we engage our pelvic floor muscles! My self and Vicky are very passionate about this being done properly as doing it correctly allows you to get stronger, prevents injuries, stops pelvic floor disorders and allows you to live a healthier life. When lying … Continue reading Pilates – This Mornings Thoughts
An article written by the the telegraph on the benefits of yoga on your health https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2019/02/18/yoga-can-ease-pressure-health-service-says-prince-charles/
This is a great article on why we don't do a full sit up in pilates. Not only does it not provide you with stomach you wish for but can also cause injury.
Sometimes in class we hold a pose for a longer period of time. This can be held from 1-5 minutes. These stretches are done for a reason. Not only because they allow the body to adjust the pose but they have further reaching properties as described in this article.
The core doesn't just include the stomach muscles. But also incorporates the back, glutes and shoulders. If you visualise a square box from the top of your shoulders to below your bottom this is all classed as your core. The glutes are an important part of the core and is your power house. Have a … Continue reading Do You Have A Lazy Bottom?
This is a great article in runners world. As most of you know we are both runners and the benefits of yoga are enormous. They keep you supple and you can't strengthen muscles that don't function properly. New Yoga class for beginners Wednesday 6.30pm St Mary's Church Hall, Sabden. This is for 6 weeks and … Continue reading Runners. Yoga is good you!
Yoga journal wrote an article on how Pilates can help with yoga. It's a great read. Grab a coffee/tea and have a read. At Hartley Heys we teach both so we are fully aware how they complement each other