Spinal Nourishment

  Before we begin, let us ask ourselves a question. Do we ever notice our body unless it is in pain or discomfort ? Can we spend more time noticing what feels great and enjoying the feeling of those discoveries?  This article is about realising that we can make change.  We can liberate our bodies and transform them. During a …

How to clean your Yoga mat – a natural recipe

It is a good idea to ensure that your Yoga mat is cleaned regularly. This can be done easily with ordinary, natural household ingredients. Regular cleaning also prolongs the life of your mat. A fresh smelling mat only enhances your time spent on it – especially when lying on your tummy with your nose close to its surface! I use …

Recovery After Hip Replacement – Guest Blog: Jo Harding

My good friend, Jo Harding is the epitome of resourcefulness.  In this offering, she shares her secret to a long and happy life, describing how she has approached major surgery for the replacement of a hip joint damaged by Osteoarthritis.  She explains how the establishment of a good balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors have facilitated her healing… …

For Reflection…

Don’t think of someone as a body, but as a current of living energy.   – Mishima

For Reflection…

The important thing is not to live, but to live well.   – Plato

For Reflection…

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.  The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred.  Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.     – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

For Reflection…

Be soft in your practice.  Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall.  Follow the stream, have faith in its course.  It will go on its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices.  Just follow it.  Never let it out of your sight.  It will take you. …

New Beginners Pilates Classes

This September Claire is delighted to offer a dedicated course for beginners to Pilates. Insole Court, located in an attractive park on the western edge of Llandaff, provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere. There are good public transport links and plenty of free parking in the grounds. There is also an excellent café. The course will begin on Monday the …

For Reflection…

  Don’t put fertilizer on your weeds…   – Jo Harding    

What Pilates has given me

  About 10 years ago, prompted by a wish to stay fit and by some aches and pains, I took the advice of a physiotherapist friend and joined a Pilates class. I had never been very sporty but I enjoyed walking and gardening and I wanted to continue to do so. For me, practising Pilates has been an amazing, positive …