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5 ways that practicing yoga during the Menopause can save your sanity!

5 ways that practicing yoga during the Menopause can save your sanity!

I could give you more than 5 reasons why practicing yoga during the Menopause is a good idea for women, but I’ll try to keep it simple. Here are the 5 main reasons why, when peri-menopause hit, I was on the mat looking for ways to navigate the night sweats and the anxieties that took hold and shook me to my core.

It was a bit of an insult then to my ego to learn that I had more to learn as I entered the time of hot flashes, and more importantly, new ground to cover.Read more

Posted on October 28, 2015

5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain

5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain Here’s 5 simple suggestions to help banish that lower back pain

Most of us have suffered or will suffer from it at some point in our lives. About 80 percent of adults experience it at some point. It’s the most common cause of work-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. It can effect every part of our lives from interfering with work or hobbies to making it more difficult to play with our kids.… Read more

Posted on October 21, 2015

5 Practically Ways Restorative Yoga Can Improve Your Life

5 Practically Ways Restorative Yoga Can Improve Your Life

So much of our lives revolve around the demands placed upon us and can leave us feeling stressed and anxious.

These stressors can lead to people becoming run down and fatigued. What restorative yoga gives you is a place to step away from these stresses and helps you develop techniques that help fight what life throws at you. The supportive and gentle postures that are performed in restorative yoga help us to cultivate a sense of deep relaxation. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2015

Kundalini & Hatha Yoga – 5 differences

Kundalini & Hatha Yoga – 5 differences

Many different types of yoga exist and it can be difficult to figure out which particular practice is right for you. Today we’ll look to shed some light on the difference between Hatha and Kundalini.

Of course Kundalini and Hatha Yoga have much in common. Both forms contain asana and breath. They both aim to increase awareness and flexibility, decrease stress, and move you toward the union of body, mind, and spirit but there are some differences.… Read more

Posted on September 30, 2015

3 factors that contribute to IBS and how to tackle them

3 factors that contribute to IBS and how to tackle them The scourge of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is extremely common in Ireland. It’s a catch all description for your digestive system not working at its best. Symptoms can vary from bloating, pain that is relieved by passing of wind, colicky pain, constipation and diarrhoea.  It can also alternate between constipation and diarrhoea.

It can be a tough condition to pin down as one of its defining characteristics is changeability.  It can be fine one day and bad the next. … Read more

Posted on July 28, 2015

A recipe for peak sporting performance: 5 ingredients

A recipe for peak sporting performance: 5 ingredients

It’s no coincidence that a vast array of elite athletes that excel in their sport use PILATES as an integral part of their training. Read this post to see how it works and how it can improve your personal performance.

Lets start with the A-list. Ryan Giggs, Tiger Woods, David Beckham. Oh and Roger Federer, Serena Williams, the players of Spurs and AC Milan… and thousands more.

5 Ingredients of a pilates course
  1. How to exercise and perform with a neutral spine
  2. Correct breathing to optimise muscular performance
  3. Building lean intrinsic muscle: gain strength AND endurance 
  4. Co-ordination of movement with breath
  5. How to gain where it matters: Powerhouse muscle groups – Abs, quads, glutes, triceps/biceps.
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Posted on July 26, 2015