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How to look after your knees for the long haul

How to look after your knees for the long haul

Next week it is time to fall in fascination with your own knees! The subject has become close to my heart because dancers usually sight knee joint pain as a reason to stop coming to class - either in the short term or in the long term and Yogi's often find it...

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Covid-19 NEW CLASS PROCEDURES

Covid-19 NEW CLASS PROCEDURES

Here at Move and Inspire Me we encourage you to take reasonable precautions without over reacting.  Here is the advice we ask you to follow regarding your attendance at class and in private sessions with us: If you have flu like symptoms, particularly a very high...

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Your arm has to be able to move out away from the body (abduction), forward and backwards, and to be able to rotate internally and externally. After last week, when we were laying flat on the floor with our arms in a Cactus or T-shape with the forearms by the temple...

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Secrets to Self Cherishing

Secrets to Self Cherishing

We all understand that unless you fill up your own tank, there is nothing left to give to others - a bit like the principle of making sure that in the event of an aircraft crash, a child's mask is second to be fitted after the adult has got theirs firmly in place. We...

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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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