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Breath Work for Long Term Covid Recovery

As a disease that attacks the respiratory system, often causing long-lasting damage and leading to issues such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia, a lot of people who experience chronic COVID-19 symptoms, also known as long COVID, can have difficulty breathing for quite some time. As such, an important part of long-term COVID recovery is regular practice of breathing exercises. These exercises as described here are playing a key role in the treatments being used across the board for patients recovering from COVID. Are Breathing Exercises Effective? Typically, you might associate breathing exercises with methods of treatment designed to fight things like anxiety, stress, and depression. There is a lot of evidence to show that they can help affect the parasympathetic nervous system which plays a key...

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The Top-10 Benefits of Gyrotonic Method

If you are looking for the next phase of your wellness journey, or are experiencing back, neck, and muscular-skeletal problems due to poor posture or stress, the Gyrotonic Method might be the solution for you. This three dimensional exercise system, predominantly uses a machine called the Pulley Tower Combination Unit. Designed with rotational discs and weighted pulleys it allows the user to strengthen and stretch simultaneously through spiralling, circular and undulating movements paired with corresponding breathing patterns. If you have heard of this and want to know more, here are the top 10 benefits of Gyrotonic Method. 1. It Releases Tension in the Body Imbalances in our body is often reflected in our posture, and we can carry that as tension in many different parts of our...

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Self-Massage, Benefits and How To Guide

My mission is to help you become a better you, by offering advice on anything from healthy eating, keeping active, finding balance, controlling your stress levels and healing the damage of modern lifestyles and habitual movement patterns. The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging and with unpredictable times times ahead, it is more important than ever to look after yourself.   Animals and humans alike enjoy receiving massage, probably because it is the a way of showing love through physical contact and movement. When you perform self-massage, you are also showing respect and gratitude for and to your amazing body. Self-massage isn’t difficult, doesn’t take much time, but the benefits can be far-reaching: Self-massage can help you soothe your  Muscles, Joints Connective tissue Nervous system  The...

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Pelvic Pain/Sacroiliac Joint Pain

What is sacroiliac pain or dysfunction? Intense pain in the pelvis, deep part of the buttocks, low back and/or leg can be caused by your hip, spine or Sacroiliac joint (SI) joint or all three.  Anatomy of the Sacroiliac Joint Your 2 sacroiliac joints (SI) are located in the pelvis and link the sacrum (triangular shaped bone at the base of the spine) to the ilia (hip bones). Your pelvis divides the weight of the upper body between the legs, therefore these joints are functionally important for the control and distribution of force between the upper body and the legs. Think of them as shock absorbers, mitigating gravitational forces as well as those generated by standing and walking. They are true joints, lined with articular cartilage and stabilised by strong...

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Love Your Shoulders

  Shoulders are often an unloved body area; we tend to take them for granted until something goes wrong. Common conditions such as frozen shoulder, aside from being painful, make everyday tasks like reaching, lifting, or dressing yourself very difficult. My philosophy is prevention is much better and easier than cure. Some regular mobilising, dynamic stretching, and strengthening of your shoulders will increase your overall body strength, decrease the load on your bones, ligaments and joints. In addition it will help you get more from any exercise that involves the upper body, be that tennis or weight lifting. We have an amazing number of Shoulder Movements: Flexion Extension Abduction Adduction Horizontal Flexion Horizontal Extension Medial Rotation Lateral Rotation Circumduction Tuning in to Your Shoulders Let’s explore the right shoulder....

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