✏️Unlocking the Secrets of Flexibility: Nature vs. Nurture

Unlocking the Secrets of Flexibility: Nature vs. Nurture Are we born flexible, or do we become flexible over time? It’s a question that’s intrigued fitness enthusiasts and scientists alike. Let’s delve into flexibility and uncover the truth. Contrary to popular belief, our exercise routines and physical activities play only a minor role in determining our…

Embracing Movement: A Message For Those Dealing With Pain

If you’re experiencing pain or know someone who is, this message is for you. “Move for Soothe.” It’s a simple yet powerful reminder that movement is key, especially when pain comes knocking or wants to overstay its welcome as a house guest. When discomfort strikes, our instinct is often to stop moving, to freeze. But…

✏️Soothing Somatic Solutions: A Roadmap to Relaxation?

Soothing Somatic Solutions: A Roadmap to Relaxation? Somatics has gone from being a tiny slice of the wellness cake to now being a considerable chunky wedge. The word “somatic” originates from the Greek word “sōma,” which means “body” and in general, “somatic” means “of the body.” In the context of somatic practices like somatic exercises…

✏️Where Pain Science & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Intersect

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological theory that arranges human needs in a pyramid. It suggests that people strive to meet five levels of needs: physiological (food, water), safety (shelter, security), love and belonging (relationships), esteem (self-worth), and self-actualization (fulfillment of potential). As each lower need is satisfied, individuals pursue higher ones. This model…

✏️An Injured Yoga Teacher. Wait, Are We The Problem?

The practice isn’t the problem. In fact, the practice is the solution (not asana, the ‘other’ bit) We may actually be the problem… who recognises this arc either as your own journey or someone who know?     We start going to yoga classes. We go a LOT. Going to yoga defines us and we…