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By Gemma Daffurn The benefits: This great pose works a number of areas at once: it strengthens the abdominal muscles and the back, supporting the spine; it opens up the chest area, and, with correct positioning of the head, can also help the thyroid gland. The half boat pose strengthens and tones the legs, working […]
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BE MINDFUL With Hannah Morley Posted January 29, 2017 · Add Comment
Hannah Morley achieves success in her work by combining physiotherapy treatment with Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and meditation. You can try this winning formula in a class setting or on a one-to-one basis.
Be Mindful Pilates Classes for Rehabilitation are available in Hereford and to support your Pilates homework practice, Hannah publishes a weekly YouTube class that you can follow in the comfort of your own home. For those who wish to take their practice to the next level, one-to-one sessions with Hannah are also available.
If you’d like to experience Hannah’s classes in a beautiful environment abroad, why not book a Be Mindful Holiday at the Greek island of Skiathos? This Aegean paradise is the perfect location for a relaxing health holiday, with delicious healthy meals and a choice of three classes every day.
For more details please contact Hannah Morley or visit the website.
YOGA HOMEWORK With Crow & Wild: The Half-Boat Pose (Ardha Navasana)
By Gemma Daffurn
This great pose works a number of areas at once: it strengthens the abdominal muscles and the back, supporting the spine; it opens up the chest area, and, with correct positioning of the head, can also help the thyroid gland. The half boat pose strengthens and tones the legs, working the quadriceps and the deep hip flexors (the psoas muscles). Holding this pose for several deep breaths can help you practise realigning the spine after a long day of sitting or driving, and lead to improved overall posture and alignment.
How to perform:
Sit straight, bend your legs. Press your hands against the floor behind your back and raise your half-bent legs, until your shins are parallel to the floor. Balancing on your sitting bones, straighten your arms in front of you, level with your shins. Try to keep your back straight, your core engaged and keep looking straight ahead.
Work towards straightening your legs to the full boat pose, but be careful not to round your back.
Did you know?
Gemma Daffurn has been practising yoga for 15 years and teaching for the last two years. The Specialist Public Health Nurse and Human Nutrition Graduate has spent many years working with children and families, and within women’s health services. She has also worked in mental health teams and now teaches an NHS referral class for children and young people who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing.
Gemma’s experience includes training with Helen Clare and Charlotta Martinus of Teen Yoga, and currently specialises in pre and post-natal yoga and yoga for teens. Passionate about helping her clients improve their health and make positive changes to their lifestyle, Gemma offers weekly classes, one-to-one sessions, workshops and corporate yoga in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. When she’s not making shapes on her yoga mat, you’ll find her in the kitchen creating ‘experimental’ healthy recipes, or in the garden looking after her rescue chickens and ducks!
For more information and to claim your FREE first class, contact Gemma directly at Crow & Wild.
Tel: 07813 947 704
or 01594 810 903
Facebook: Gemma Daffurn