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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, …

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 …

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 …

Exercise Gutsy

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Enough individuals have trailed the gyms of the planet and found a space for breeding a new you. For many the dual Slur of work and life are a balancing act and when signing up to a new exercise and activity adventure, people will congratulate you, reward you and you will receive an explosion of compliments as a star performer on the change. It will become your be all and end all religion to drive down your own stress and to coerce others into the trainer led cult and fitness rehetoric. Then before you know it apathy hits home and it is here we realise that it is the ‘what you do’ that brings the happiness. Pumping treadmills, racking up miles, picking out a prestigious environment can all be your meca. But setting the tone from the start tailored to your scheme of ‘likeable’ things is key to boosting morale, …

The fluid stuff

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Water is essential for life. Each of us is made up of around two thirds water and if we don’t replenishes our supplies we would survive for no more than a few days. We NEED water to get rid of waste products from the body and to replace losses from breathing and through sweat. If we don’t replace the lost water we are in danger of overheating. Water is obtained from drinks and from the water content of foods. What happens if I don’t drink enough? A lot of people don’t even realise they are dehydrated, because they have become so used to feeling below their best. Dehydration can leave you “feeling tired, constipated, nauseous and can result in often headaches” How do I know if I am dehydrated? A good way of knowing if you are drinking enough is by the colour of your urine. If its pale and straw …

Body after Baby

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. How to prevent diastasis recti I constantly have a little chat with myself about the effects after multiple birth. Mommas can develop diastase recti (ab separation) after any birth and yes pregnancy is different for everyone. We all are different and we have different experiences. Most women who have given birth don’t even know they have it and it needs to be talked about and to be kept into mind that a majority of women can close a belly gap with gentle exercises, patience and time. There are so many reasons why someone can get diastasis, it can become completely addictive to research, yet no earth-shattering reason will prevent me focusing on the permanent bulge I have been left with in my belly. Being a mom self care and self love ends up bottom of the pile territory, it’s a small descent of never having time or energy for yourself. Being pregnant …

You – The Pioneer of body image

Be in awe and wonder of the magnificence of you, in delicious soulful self love. If by looking at you, you feel disatisfaction in mind, body or soul, you will attract disatisfaction. What you hold back inside simply will be mirrored back. The more we practice gratitude the deeper it is felt in heart. The greater depth and sincerity we feel, the greater happiness we are with today. Never let a day pass without nurturing the good, feeling the good within, praising, appreciating, blessing and being grateful. Make it your commitment, and your body mind and spirit will work in awe. Welcome and sink into this safe space of words, look through the muses and finding heart in something that speaks to you right where you are now. Join my nurture circle of fitness and wellbeing designed specifically for women to enjoy their bodies just as they are today being enough. Let it be an ocean in your arms that you are shining. ‘I am adventurous, I let life excite and delight me with all its twists and …