Your spine is made up of small bones, called vertebrae, which are stacked on top of one another and create the natural curves of your back....
January 2021 and already this year has been hard on us all, both mentally and physically.
We all know that doing some form of movement is an easy way to boost both your mental and physical health. Although we sometimes struggle with the motivation to do what we need to do.
Free workout included....
Whether Yoga or Pilates is the better choice for you will depend on what you're trying to achieve
Both practices offer amazing physical and mental benefits, with a key focus on flexibility, stretching and strength.
Unlike other high-intensity workouts like cardio, boot camps or boxing, Yoga and Pilates are less intense and lower impact, but are still very effective in improving your muscle strength, tone and endurance.
Eight out of ten adults suffer with back pain.
Did you know that more than 80% of the adult population suffer from low back pain at some time in their life. Do you fall under these statistics.
It is one of the most common reasons why people take time off work, and may be distressing and frustrating as quality of life often suffers.
Yet gentle, effective exercise, delivered by a properly trained exercise professional, can often help with the prevention and management of low back pain.
Pilates exercises are designed to help the back to recover from strain or injury. Regular Pilates sessions have been proven to reduce aching and to stop back pain.
At Pilates and Yoga Studio we teach the Body Control Pilates method. The main focus of Body Control Pilates is the principle of encouraging natural movement. This is the vital foundation for avoiding injury and maintaining fitness regardless of age or ability.
Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective - and medically-approved.
Your instructor Emma is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association – one of the largest Pilates organisation in Europe.
Emma will have to undergo continuous professional development throughout the years to retain her prestigious membership, and to make sure that she is up to date with all the latest information that is continuously released.
We run "healthy back" pilates courses on zoom and in our Whickham Studio click the link below for available dates and times....
SIMPLE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE LOWER BACK PAIN.......
Why not try this easy to make soup. It includes four of your 5-a-day too.
STEP 1 : Empty all of the ingredients into a large pan. Pour over 1½ litres boiling water, then stir well.
STEP 2 : Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables and lentils are tender.
STEP 3 :Serve into bowls and eat straightaway, or if you like a really thick texture, blitz a third of the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor.
Foot and leg cramps are fairly common when doing Pilates, they can be quite annoying when you’re trying to keep up with the movements can't they!
The truth is, there isn’t much conclusive research as to why the feet cramp.!
So what is Cramp?
A cramp (www.nhs.uk) happens when a muscles suddenly shortens and becomes tight and spasms, although the reasons are not clear. Most cramps don’t last long and can be relieved by massage & stretching it out.
So what can we do?..
The spine is made up of 33 bones. 24 vertebrae, the sacrum (which is 5 vertebrae fused together), and the tailbone/coccyx (4 vertebrae fused together).
The spine acts as a protective tube for the spinal cord which is the information pathway that sends information from the brain to the rest of the body.
The spine also allows our bodies to move. Thank goodness! A healthy, functioning spine is able to move in a variety of different directions.
We can flex, extend, and rotate to accomplish daily tasks and activities.
Today we’re focusing on one type of movement......
Spinal extension (back bending)....
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When life seems busy, stressful or uncertain, the harder it is to make time for the things we love to do — the things that will lift our spirits and make us feel happy and content.
I find that I spend my days washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, getting the kids sorted for school / work (yes he's 18 but I still run around for him ha! ) and thats before I teach my Pilates classes and over 50s Strength and balance classes and everything else that goes on in the background! (not forgetting my own 10-minute Pilates routine) … just trying to fit in all the tasks that are part of daily life.
Can you Relate?.....