News

7th March 2018

THE JOY OF WOBBLE BOARDS

In classes to my clients delight (or not!), we regularly use balance boards (wobble/round and rocker/square) to improve balance, proprioception (the ability to adapt to change) and posture. Wobble boards are very good tools to  prevent falls and deal with fear of falling.

Improve Proprioception and Balance

The instability of a wobble board challenges the entire body to adapt to the quick changes of environment. The brain has to fire signals quickly improving coordination and reaction time. Balancing on a wobble board requires more finely-tuned motor skills so improves proprioception. Great for fall prevention!

Improve posture functionally

Functional exercises train the body for everyday activities. Balance board exercises challenge the body as a whole from top to toes. To balance correctly and easily, the body has to be properly  aligned -pelvis, ribs and head on top of one another. Great to train you to stand easy, walk and sit tall, saving your spine from unnecessary stress and compression.

Prevent Injuries

Balance board exercises are a fun way to improve and rebalance the strength of your lower body, a great tool to avoid ankle sprains, knee injuries and hip problems. Balance boards help strengthen your feet so the ankles are well supported and in turn can support the knees. They are also very effective at strengthening the hips so the legs support the pelvis and the body well. A great way to avoid back problems.

We love balance boards at the Garage Studio because they are an essential tool for improving posture, coordination, proprioception and strength, for keeping injuries and old age at bay!

2nd February 2018

DEEP RELEASE AND RELAXATION YOGA

Regular Pilates and Yoga classes are dynamic classes to rebalance the body so you can move effectively and safely. They address the muscular aspect of movement. The Deep Release and Relaxation Yoga classes are slower and more contemplative, releasing tension in the passive connective tissues that surround the joints. Postures are held longer (up to 5 minutes) comfortably and passively to allow the body to completely relax and let go of tension.  Observing the breath helps clear the mind so the neural system can switch to parasympathetic mode to encourage relaxation and rejuvenation. The class is ideal at the end of the week to switch off and get ready for a nuturing week-end!

7th November 2017

How to have a baby by Natalie Meddings

The Garage Studio is proudly announcing the publishing of Active Birth Yoga Teacher, Natalie Meddings book, How to have a baby.

“How to Have a Baby takes you by the hand and walks you step by practical step through what you need to know to give birth. It’s a round-up of the big necessaries. No flim flam. No anatomical diagrams. Just a tonne of tricks and tips drawn by doula Natalie Meddings’ years of supporting women in labour, as well as a mountain of mother-gathered guidance collected along the way. The book is like a bridge, carrying you clear of all the fear and misinformation that surrounds birth now. The book focuses on how-to instead of what-if, on all the little things that give you real confidence in your body, that helped so many mothers through time.”

6th September 2017

Our new website

Welcome to our new site! Please take a look around at our wide range of classes and activities.

If you can’t find what you need, please get in touch on 020 8878 0556 or email info@thegaragestudio.co.uk.