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 …

Stop Stretching, Start Moving

  • February 4, 2017
  • Kathryn

Old paradigm – if something hurts or feels stiff, stretch it. New paradigm – if something hurts or feels stiff, move it! Our doctors tell us to stretch, our culture tells us that a more bendy body is more free for enlightenment and our yoga teachers insist that we “open our hips”. Functional mobility and …

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 …

Re-Wilding Through Movement

  • January 16, 2017
  • Kathryn

Our bodies are programmed to be in touch with nature. But in the western world, every day this looks more like something of the past. Waking and resting with the sun, long spurts of walking along lightly trodden trails and gathering berries don’t always fit into our modern lives. However, it’s important for our bodies …

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