Fascia is the web of connective tissue of the whole body. When healthy, it is elastic and hydrated so movement is fluid and information travels fast across the body. Ageing, bad postural habits and repetitive stress dehydrate fascia making us stiffer and not so effective at adapting to our environment. Regular massage hydrates fascia bringing back its elasticity and fluidity.
A soft roller is an effective tool to masssage the body. The workshop teaches you how to massage every bit of your body from top to toes in a supportive, informative and fun environment. It suits all abilities.
Thursday October 18th 3-5pm and Sunday November 11th 4-6pm
I usually don’t go for Health best sellers but I must say I found Dr Chatterjee’s book ‘The 4 pillars plan’ full of very relevant information about healthy lifestyle. The plan is simple -Relax, Eat well, Move, Sleep- no pressure, easy to follow and very well researched. A must read for anybody who cares about their health. Dr Chatterjee is an experienced GP on a mission to get the nation healthy and to cut NHS costs down. Nothing wrong with that!
Check his website drchatterjee.com for more information.
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.
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!
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!