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/
We are excited to share with you we have a Yoga/Pilates and Hiking Retreat planned for the 8th-10th November. This will take place at the Yewfield Hotel in Ambleside. They have a Yoga studio in the grounds and if its chilly it has its own wood burner. Don't be put off that this is a … Continue reading Yoga, Pilates & Walking Retreat
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?
What's not to love about yoga, pilates and a hiking We are very excited to announce we have found a lovely location in the Lakes with a Yoga/Pilates studio which also incorporates a wood burner. We are planning for next year November 8th -10th for a weekend Retreat at the Yewfield Hotel. Arrive Friday at … Continue reading Yoga, Pilates and Hiking.
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
This is something women are talking about more amongst themselves but often not with our partners. It's a bit like child birth, people who go through it nod and smile but in truth the realty can be very different. This article talks about the benefits of both Yoga and Pilates whilst going through the menopause. … Continue reading Yoga, Pilates and the Menopause!!