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Prince Charles says Yoga will help the NHS

Prince Charles yoga NHS

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in Britain’s history, and, perhaps to help pass the time, he has come up with various ways of being controversial. (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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What If You’re Working Just 25% Of Your Core?

What If You're Working Just 25% Of Your Core?

Did you know there are four major abdominal muscles? Did you know you are probably not activating them?

Image Credit: University of Liverpool on Flickr.
Image Credit: University of Liverpool on Flickr.

I tell most of my clients and students to “brace their core” or “pull belly button into your spine.” I probably sound like a broken record to them, but there is a reason to my madness! Your core is the most important thing to remember in everything that you do, so let’s get to the core of it!

Let’s Look At Some Abs

A little anatomy lesson: there are four major abdominal muscles… (more…)

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: It May Be As Good As Physiotherapy

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: It May Be As Good As Physiotherapy

Yoga may be about as good as physiotherapy for treating lower back pain, according to a new study published in a major medical journal. The results of the long-term study, which involved a large and racially diverse group of participants, come as welcome scientific support for using yoga as a therapy for back pain. (more…)

The Yoga Teacher’s Definitive Guide to the Psoas

The Yoga Teacher's Definitive Guide to the Psoas

Aa a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, I would say without hesitation that one of the most important muscles of the body is the psoas (pronounced so-as). It is the main flexor of the hip and plays a huge role in determining whether our posture is efficient or not. It suffers from the prolonged sitting that modern life brings but yoga helps lengthen it better than any other method of stretching that I know. Here’s how…

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Sally Schofield