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Making Food Fun →

Making Food Fun

If your child is approaching the 6 month mark you will be thinking about food.  The when, where, what, how much debate starts in your mind. We all have our own issues with food, lets face it if our waistbands would allows us there are days when we could happily survive on wine and chocolate (oh you totally would).

We don’t want to pass our bad habits onto our kids, and would like them to have a healthy relationship with food without becoming a fussy eater.… Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014

Re-boot your Mind →

Re-boot your Mind Do you need some valuable head space to clear your thoughts and re-energise? Clear a path to clarity with Yoga.

Yoga increases Purity of thought: Practising yoga reduces restlessness and inertia, the more restful and clear your mind is the less likely it is your mind is constantly chattering, busy getting bogged down with negative thoughts.

Breathing mindfully enhances clarity: Breathing techniques are of paramount importance in yoga. Your breath is connected to the state of your mind.… Read more

Posted on August 21, 2014

Getting latched on to breastfeeding →

Getting latched on to breastfeeding

Becoming a new mum is a fantastic yet scary time in your life. Everyone & anyone is offering you advice, while your hormones are running wild and your brain is imploding with that overwhelming sense of responsibility.  How do you come to terms with it all, especially when you haven’t even had a good nights sleep!
I’ve been reading an interesting article on mothering.com who asked their readers for 5 words of advice to give a new mum.… Read more

Posted on August 14, 2014

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates →

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates

These days we hear a lot about Pilates & most people can list off the benefits of practicing it without ever having done a class.

There are the usual suspects of improved posture, a stronger core, injury rehabilitation, feeling better about yourself when you’re wearing a swimsuit etc but the benefits are actually far more wide-reaching than that.

Develop Muscle Memory

I really believe that my years of learning how to use my body in a subtle & co-ordinated way through Pilates is helping me to learn the violin of all things.… Read more

Posted on August 11, 2014

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates →

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates

In pregnancy pilates, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles.

Core

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus. The pelvic floor muscles, along with the deep muscles of the back and abdomen, form the group of muscles we work when we focus on developing core strength.… Read more

Posted on July 20, 2014

Osteopathic Treatments →

Osteopathic Treatments

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including:

  • Aches and pains (back pain, neck & shoulder pain, muscular tension)
  • Groin, lower abdominal pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn
How does an osteopath treat you in pregnancy?

Osteopaths use a variety of techniques such as joint articulations, postural advice, and exercises, stretching, soft tissue, visceral and fascial techniques, all applied in a gentle, safe and non-invasive way.… Read more

Posted on July 4, 2014