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
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!!
A GP surgery in Hertfordshire is leading the way in prescribing group activities instead of pills. They have found that 20% of all there patients seen had lifestyle, worries or loneliness that was making them ill. At the AGM Dr Marie Essam explained that prescribing practical support can relay change lives. At Hartleyheys we really … Continue reading Pilates Not Pills
Ever had lower back pain ? Yoga can help. This consumer report explains how yoga can strengthen the back muscles. However yoga doesn't just strengthen the back muscles. It also stretches the muscles above(thoracic spine) and below (pelvis) the lower back. This alone helps to relieve tension. Yoga classes Monday 6-7pm St Mary's Church Hall … Continue reading How Yoga can help Lower Back Pain
This is a really good article. Click on the link. At hartleyheys we are inclusive of all abilities. We all have to start somewhere. And somewhere is much better than NOWHERE Yoga classes Monday 6.00pm St Mary’s Hall Sabden Tuesday 7.15pm St Peter's Hall Simonstone Wednesday 9.30am - New class Lowerhouse cricket club New 31st … Continue reading You Won’t be the worlds worst Yogi!!
Starting on the 31st October for 6 weeks we are doing a block of Yoga classes for Beginners only. This is priced at £40 payable on the day. We will be teaching the basic Yoga poses with a gradual progression. This is great for anyone who has been intrigued but not wanting to come to … Continue reading Yoga Class For Beginners