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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Treatments

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Treatments

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES The first thing to note is that the causes of Plantar Fasciitis are often mixed up with the symptoms.  Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis which presents as sharp or dull pain on the bottom of the foot, particularly...

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Consequences for Tight Calf and Hamstring Muscles

Consequences for Tight Calf and Hamstring Muscles

The hardest working muscle in your body is your heart!  The second hardest are your calves!  The muscles in the back of us all work a lot harder than our muscles at the front of us, particularly when it comes to maintaining good posture!  Our tendency is to fall...

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What to Bring to Toga Class

What to Bring to Toga Class

Usual Mat, Cushion and Blanket plus A hand towel for the following purpose:       2. Resistance Loop.  These are the ones I recommend if you don't have one:     We are going to be doing this with one of them:       3. A coin and...

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Balance and Falls Prevention

Balance and Falls Prevention

It's always a terrible shock when you suddenly find your feet have slipped and you've landed awkwardly on some other part of you with a dull thud!  This week we will be look at how this can best be avoided with our focus on balance which starts with foot and ankle...

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Release Tight Hamstrings (and when you shouldn’t)!

Release Tight Hamstrings (and when you shouldn’t)!

When we sit for prolonged periods the short thick and powerful gluteus muscles become weakened, leaving the long thin hamstrings running down the backs of your thighs to pick up the slack when they are not designed for the job. For instance, when you push up into...

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Strong Legs for Long Term Independance

Strong Legs for Long Term Independance

It was Arlene Philips, the Strickly Come Dancing Judge that said that if we have strong legs, we will have a "good innings".  It's true enough that the path to dependence begins with the inability to push ourselves up from the couch into standing without assistance....

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Why tight quads are bad news for your knees

Why tight quads are bad news for your knees

Your knobbly knee cap cannot sit happily in it’s correct resting place if its being pulled out of alignment by tight thigh muscles.  The resulting knee pain is known as Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) which is worsened by tightening of the quads due to  prolonged...

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Things to bring for Legs Yoga Class

Yoga Mat Bolster or a couple of pillows to use as a bolster.  You are going to be putting this under your knee, then straightening your leg so it needs to be high enough to be able to relax your knee over. Yoga Strap A Yoga Block   Yoga Brick...

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Yoga Equipment for Buteyko and Hypopressive Class

This week we are discussing and practicing both Buteyko Breathing Techniques and Hypopressive Pelvic Floor Conditioning Techniques.  For class you will require The usual mat We are going to be sitting more than usual in class.  You can decided to take a chair for this...

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Nasal Breathing to Fight Covid-19

Nasal Breathing to Fight Covid-19

The Mouth is For Talking, Kissing & Eating - Nothing Else! Buteyko was not the first to understand that the nostrils play a vital part in our health.  The Yogi's also practiced Alternate Nostril Breathing 7,000 years ago in order to maintain optimal health....

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