As some of you will know. I'm deeply passionate about the pelvic floor muscles and how we use them. If you have attended our yoga and Pilates day then you will have heard this. But those who have not then read on..... Do you know what and where the pelvic floor is? It includes our … Continue reading Pelvic Floor, What & Where It Is ?
Our journey into to teaching Pilates and Yoga started 5 years ago. I was wanting to broaden my horizons, a lot of the clients i was seeing in my Sports Therapy Clinic had bad backs. I had done Pilates myself to cure my back pain for around 6 months and signed up to go on … Continue reading Our Teaching Journey So Far.
Over the next few weeks we are working really hard. We have our first Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Tuscany. Vicky and I leave on Tuesday, whilst our guest arrive on Thursday. Over the weekend we are putting the finishing touches to our classes that we will be teaching whilst we are away. When we … Continue reading Online Video’s Coming Soon and Our First Retreat Abroad
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
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.
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