Author: Georgina Land (UK) #afatlotofgood

Reclaiming the feminine flower

So often lacking in Western culture, the awareness of the creative power the female body holds. Let’s take a deeper look at why practicing with finding your femininity around the sacrum produces such profound effects. The pelvic floor is a large group of muscles that form a “basket” or a diaphragm which supports all of our internal organs. In eastern practices like Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong, there is a big emphasis put on pelvic floor exercises. It is said that life force, prana, or chi can leak through the pelvic floor and be lost if those muscles are weak. This life force energy is essential for maintaining high energy levels and longevity. In the modern world of desk jobs, we sit still for long periods of time, and at best work out at the gym a few times a week. Most of us pretty much never engage the pelvic floor muscles. This leads to reproductive health problems, painful periods, loss of sensitivity and sensation, and overall low energy levels. It is researched and reported that …

The Sacrum: The window to health

Learning about chakras the energy that runs from the base of the spine to the top of the  head is something I delve into when discussing the sacral region and planning sacral health within the sacral method programme. Within this space I delve deep into the sacral chakra and give headway to whether your chakra it′s functioning correctly or if it′s in need of a tune-up to bring it back into alignment? 1) Where is the Sacral Chakra? The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It′s found behind your pubic bone, immediately above the root chakra and below the solar plexus chakra. It′s called the sacral chakra, because it corresponds to the sacrum in the spine. It resonates with the music note of D. It′s possible to experience many indications in your physical, mental, or emotional state when this chakra is out of balance. For example, mood swings, lack of joy, feeling unfulfilled with your life, trouble relating to others, low self-esteem, and a lack of creativity are some of the symptoms you might experience. Physically, …

A lovers guide to being BOLD

bold bəʊld/ adjective 1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous. “a bold attempt to solve the crisis” synonyms: daring, intrepid, courageous, brave, valiant, fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, valorous; More 2. (of a colour, design, or shape) having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance. “a coat with bold polka dots” synonyms: striking, vivid, bright, strong, eye-catching, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, prominent, obvious, outstanding, well marked, showy, flashy, gaudy, lurid, garish “a bold pattern of yellow and black” The average woman wears many hats and being bold is one of the many decisions we juggle through our seasons. When is it correct to be bold? To find and identify with boundaries; to abide by them and to honour the ‘you’ is one mighty bold task. Women whom dominate their being, a woman who fits in her skin, a woman who knows how to celebrate and talk her strength, one whom can influence and make a difference in the world with the elegance of grace, of true self identity and …

Awakening the Spirit of the Spine

The spine is the axis of our being The embryo in the womb first creates the central spinal axis and then the body grows around this axis, the axis of our individual world. The top and bottom of the body, the two sides and the back and front of the body develop soon after. We then spend the rest of our life with our spine “behind” us. We face the world and all of life moves from back to front, from the spine into the world. The physical spine is one of the primary supporting structures for our body and mind. It is also the basis of our individual consciousness as the spinal cord where the nerve cells within the spine carry all those nerve signals that are required to sustain our waking, dreaming and sleeping states of being. To awaken the spine what should/can we minimally do every day to keep our spine as strong, flexible and healthy as possible? Flexibility postures and stretch technique partnered with pranayama (breath control) create a strong and …

The elixir of abundant restful sleep

Sleep is the nursemaid to humanity   During sleep, our body repairs and rejuvenates itself. A lack of restful sleep disrupts the body’s innate balance, weakens our immune system, and speeds up the aging process. Human beings generally need between six and eight hours of restful sleep each night. Restful sleep means that you’re not using pharmaceuticals or alcohol to get to sleep but that you’re drifting off easily once you turn off the light and are sleeping soundly through the night. If you feel energetic and vibrant when you wake up, you had a night of restful sleep. If you feel tired and unenthusiastic, you haven’t had restful sleep. Restful sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. After a day of stimulating activity, your body needs deep sleep when your mind and body can rest and reset. When you’re well rested you’re more alert, able to process new information more efficiently, and you make better decisions. On the other hand, when you’re sleep deprived, you’re more likely to make mistakes and …

The womens health taboo

Urinary incontinence is a common problem in women, where pregnancy or the postnatal period may be the first time many women experience urinary incontinence. About a third of women leak urine and up to a 10th of women leak stool (faeces) after giving birth   Stress (having the symptom of involuntary urine leakage with physical exertion) and urgency (symptom of involuntary leakage associated with, or immediately following, a sudden compelling need to void) urinary incontinence are the two most common types of urine leakage in women. Many women have symptoms of both stress and urgency urinary incontinence; being identified as ‘mixed’ urinary incontinence. Of these types, stress urinary incontinence is most commonly associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period. Factors known to be associated with a greater risk of postpartum incontinence include vaginal delivery (in the short term); previous urinary incontinence; and heredity including anatomical and physiological factors such as pelvic anatomy and connective tissue structure A wide range of treatments and therapies are being used in the treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence, including …

Woman

EVENT RELEASE JANUARY 2018 – PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST   Woman is a 3 hour women and femme identified immersive workshop, a safe space where you are guided into a mind-body experience of appreciating your body. With specially transformational guidance, you are invited to explore all aspects of the feminine nature to connect to your body, letting go of limiting beliefs to tap into your inherent wisdom, and remember whom you really are. You will leave this experience feeling inspired and empowered with an open heart. – RELAXATION Guided opening relaxation, creating an intentional practice + self acceptance – ©SACRAL HEALTH Exploring the most prominent feminine zone for an embodied life + expressing and feeling gentle exercise flow to the area. – VOICE Guided self investigation, unmasking the narratives that have kept you feeling stuck, opening up to who you truly are and what it means to be a woman. – INTEGRATION The discipline of learning daily practice to self care – therapy intervention, hormones, nutrition and vitality.   This is a space to unite and ignite …

I am Nourished

EVENT   Release JANUARY 2018 – PLS REGISTER YOUR INTEREST What are you hungry for?  Join Georgina for a morning of serious womens soul food. This two hour workshop includes an opening and closing circle, a deep fitness session, along with restorative practice, meditation and self-reflection to close. In short, it’s a feast to feed your mind, body and heart.  Harnesses the power of healthy fitness food and human connection to create health and wellness all.   Let this nourishing practice fill you to the brim. Feel good, do good! 

Perfection is Procrastination

An area that needs transparency—the fitness starting date. As an expert in fitness and health I am well-versed in the hardships that come from building fitness from the ground up. The hardest part is to keep going and you are not going to make headway for the first couple of months. Keep your head down and focus on your tasks and intentions for the day ahead alone. It can be lonely and I think women should expect that. You may lose friends, self care it’s not glamourous and with it can bring envy. If you’re able to make it work you are able to have a lot of the freedoms that help you live a really fulfilled life.   My advice, don’t wait for something to be perfect to start. By waiting for the ‘ideal time’ to start your wellbeing adventures and projects, we are letting fear and perfection dictate our decision making.   Start something, the only place it can go is up. If you never launch your intention it will never grow! Perhaps …

Women Only Space

Supported by afatlotofgood.co.uk Southcoast Gym announces open to new and existing female members  Our EXCLUSIVE women’s hub is ready and waiting for you at Southcoast Gym   The ladies only ‘whole woman’ hub at Southcoast is well equipped, facilitated and sponsored by our specialist female trainer Georgina from afatlotofgoodgirls with a mission to empower our female members to enrich their gym experience, confidence, quality of life and with it finding a rich hearty community of female connection. Being open to existing and new members alike. Our hub gives a free nurturing and safe place for women to explore; improving cardio conditioning, toning up and slimming down with the aid of a supportive experienced and established female instructor to hand at regular timetabled slots. At Southcoast we don’t want our female members to get bored of their gym routine. Wishing them to feel confident, safe, supported and empowered in the long term. We believe that it is essential for your experience to be fulfilling, manageable and ease-full. From here afatlotofgood has created further nurture workshop circles, one …