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Why we should care about inner and outer thighs as we age

Why we should care about inner and outer thighs as we age

We need to know what the main function is of the inner (adductors) and outer thigh (abductor) muscles so that we can focus on strengthening or lengthening them as necessary for our body type and the stage that we have reached after menopause.  The inner thighs are...

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Fix Round Shoulders

Anytime the head is moved in front of the body, for instance when we are sitting in front of the computer, driving the car, texting (tech head posture) because we are focused on something in front of us, the force of the extra weight (10 - 14lb is the average head...

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How to avoid becoming a FOMO-Sapien

How to avoid becoming a FOMO-Sapien

We have so many options today that it is becoming a daily struggle for most of us to avoid the dreaded FOMO or FOBO syndrome: Fear Of a Missing Out or a Better Option. We are captured in our culturally embedded belief that we should avoid missing out all costs and the...

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Psoas Releasing Bridge

Psoas Releasing Bridge

I have talked previously about the anatomy of the Psoas muscle in a blog in January which you can find here: https://www.moveandinspire.me.uk/psoas-release/ We will add to this knowledge this week in our focus on Bridge pose. The psoas muscles on either side of your...

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Calf and Hamstring Hurdles

Calf and Hamstring Hurdles

This blog relates to two classes in which we will be focusing on the backs of the legs and how we might use pandiculation and somatic techniques for releasing tight muscles that make us prone to injury when running, dancing and walking etc.  We will also be...

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Digital and Muscle Tension Minimisation

Digital and Muscle Tension Minimisation

This week we will talk about an emerging phenomena in the Digital World - it's a Marie Kondo style of Digital Tidying up!  The digital space is carefully managed by gurus of the marketing world who understand, just like those whose knowledge and talent has us buying...

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Flutter Your Wings and Run Like The Wind!

Flutter Your Wings and Run Like The Wind!

This week in yoga we are focusing on the muscles that allow your hips to be stable whilst you’re walking.  We begin our class with a gentle warm up that mimics walking action but lying down in order for you to understand how to control the pelvis as two separate...

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Ahimsa and The Electro Magnetic Field

Ahimsa and The Electro Magnetic Field

The title of this blog sounds like a child’s adventure book.  And the story I am about to tell you may well occur to you as a fairytale for two reasons: There are things that you don’t know that you don’t know that could be making you and particularly your small grand...

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The Effects of Tech Head Posture

The Effects of Tech Head Posture

If you, like me are glued to your smartphone/kindle/book/computer for a large part of the day then you will understand that there are postural repercussions for the position that your body has to assume whilst participating in these activities. Namely, your head will...

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The Complexity of Pain Management

The Complexity of Pain Management

I notice a couple of things happen when I am dealing with physical pain in my life (which regular class members will know has been an issue this past month).  The first thing I think is “THIS SHOULD NOT BE SO”!!!!  I consider myself fit and flexible despite my large...

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