The daily practice that enhances mood, abdominal function and energy

 

Stressed out?  Anxious?  Low mood in the middle of the day?

What about feeling tired, or sluggish?

How about the control and strength you have in your core? 

 

All 3 of these areas are significantly improved and enhanced by 1 simple thing: A breath centred practice

 

And for the fast paced people out there - I don't mean meditation. 

 

Most of the time the breaths we take in daily living don’t provide any of the beautiful effects that they are designed...

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How our physiology links to post natal depletion

It’s a big topic these days, and in a culture where phrases like “go hard or go hard home” and “bounce back” are the norm, it’s refreshing to see the conversation about depletion open up. 

 

All humans, regardless of whether or not they have had a baby, have a capacity for what is know as total physiological load. 

 

This is a summation of all the stressors in our life, poured into one big "cup", inside of our bodies, in order for us to...

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The biggest mistake the health profession is making with post natal exercise

 

After working for so many years now in post natal exercise, I’ve noticed some patterns.  

 

And so it occurred to me recently that every day I am asked the same basic question.

 

It goes something like this:

 

“I am 6 weeks (or 8 weeks, or 3 months or 1 year)  postpartum.

What exercise can I now do?”

 

There are other versions of this question, such as;  "how long do I need to wait before I can run/do pump classes/rock climb...

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How I healed a 4 finger diastasis recti

"Most mums would be recommended surgery for a 4 finger abdominal separation postpartum. This is why I wanted to share how I healed it completely in 6 months! See I had abdominal separation for over 3 years after the birth of our first baby.

It took me only a few months to heal a 2 finger separation once I began my recovery with Kristy Ahale, from The Postpartum Method after our first baby.

This time, I am 8 months postpartum and have healed my abdominal separation! I cannot tell you...

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The truth about pelvic organ prolapse

A gorgeous lady that I’ve been working with came to me because what had started as light bladder leakage a few months ago, was turning into the first signs of pelvic organ prolapse.

 

Her youngest (of 2) had just turned 3, and she had kept up her fitness, running, doing pump classes and going to the gym.  

 

Panicked at the experiences she was now having (bulging, heaviness, issues with the toilet) she came to me for a more therapeutic approach to exercise.  

 

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3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO REDUCE WRIST PAIN

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition during pregnancy that involves compression of the median nerve due to the tunnel space narrowing, swelling or inflammation. 

 

It’s worth knowing if you have wrist pain during pregnancy and beyond, you may not automatically have carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

In fact quite often, generalised wrist pain is a symptom of hormonal changes and joint laxity.

 

When the passive structures around a joint (in this case the wrist)...

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Still feel like you look pregnant years after having kids? You may have one of these things going on...

It can feel like you’re doing all the right things. You’re eating well, you’re doing cardio, you’ve even got an ‘ab’ routine.  

And yet somehow, your stomach muscles don’t seem to be quite doing their job right ever since you had kids.  

 

You don’t really know why. 

 

You just see a protruding belly (and maybe some occasional back pain or bladder leakage) and feel frustrated.  

 

But you know what?  It...

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10 things you didn't know about pelvic floor and exercise

Pelvic floor exercise for the post partum woman has evolved dramatically - even in just the last few years.   

If you're still having core control issues - whether you just had a baby, or whether your baby now has babies of their own - consider these 10 steps as an essential part of your training:

1 - The pelvic floor is a set of inner postural muscles  - not outer strength muscles 

There's a lot of information out there teaching us to treat our pelvic floor like...

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