Talking About Co-Regulation

  • May 20, 2017
  • Kathryn

These days in yoga and fitness we have begun to take a more holistic approach to movement and health. We have come to understand how stress negatively affects our bodies, and that self regulation is the key to success and longevity. In these fields, we sometimes use movement to regulate the way we feel, and …

Why I Stopped “Breathing Deeply”

  • April 22, 2017
  • Kathryn

I will preface this by thanking my breathing teacher Steve Donald, for anyone interested in going deeper or learning more, there is a world of information out there! Over the years the way in which I’ve approached breathing, and teaching yoga has dramatically changed. Let’s rewind to my early teen years, I was a seemingly …

Backbending Pain Free!

  • March 18, 2017
  • Kathryn

The theme of my week has been how to avoid lower back pain. From my online course that is currently running, to Facebook questions, I thought I would use this week to dive a bit deeper into how to bend our backs without breaking them.   To begin with, bending backwards and bending forwards have …

Is our movement actually mindful?

  • March 4, 2017
  • Kathryn

What is mindfulness and what is mindful movement? Before I started researching mindfulness and taking courses in meditation I assumed that any type of practice that was slow and blissful was mindful. I equated meditation with sitting in a peaceful setting and thinking relaxing thoughts. I’ve thought about this a lot over the last year, …

The Cure For Tight Hamstrings

  • February 26, 2017
  • Kathryn

Whether your hamstrings are super stiff or noodle like, there are a few things we should all know about the muscles in the back of our legs. First of all, “the hamstrings” are not one muscle, they are in fact three muscles that have been bundled into a group. Secondly, the hamstrings are an integral …

The Mindful Strength Bookshelf

  • February 18, 2017
  • Kathryn

Behind the laptop and Instgram account of a forward thinking entrepreneur there is a bookshelf and list of podcasts that constantly produce inspiration. Whether my resources come from a book I snagged off my mom’s shelf, or a friend’s referral, new information has the potential to create fresh motivation and keep things progressing in my …

Mindful Habits and Mental Muscles

  • February 11, 2017
  • Kathryn

The dictionary describes a habit as “an acquired behaviour pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.”   A week ago I returned home, after spending three weeks staying with my partner’s family. A month ago our house flooded, from the top floor down and was deemed “unliveable”. As we moved in to our …

Relax your core, the Mindful Strength approach to abdominal training

  • January 21, 2017
  • Kathryn

Core strength in the last ten years has become increasingly confusing and confused. From mainstream pilates to cardio videos and now to the science of core strength through physiotherapy. As popular media controls our aesthetic beliefs about bodies more and more, its hard to separate from the idea that a six-pack equates to strength. We …

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