That illustrates the difference between the ‘thinking body’ (biomechanics) and the ‘sensing body’ (somatics) I talk about in class.
Our very experienced Active Birth Yoga Teacher, Nathalie Meddings, has released a new book, ‘Why home birth matters’, “a clear discussion on the reality of modern home birth”. You can find it on Amazon.
You can find more information on her website
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.
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!
One of my favourite subject! This is why we do so much standing work in classes, go on wobble boards and work on proprioception.
I love the idea of ‘Steady and stable’ classes so here the link to classes in London for you to share
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!
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.”
Catherine Barnes Holt teaches Iyengar yoga, Claire Welton teaches Dru Yoga, Murielle Carrasco teaches Vinyasa style Yoga (a flowing yoga class inspired by Pilates, Iyengar yoga and Ashtanga)
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