Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide with up to 80% of adult’s experiencing low back pain during their lifetime. Most cases of low back pain are due to a multi-dimensional factors and very small percentage (1%) of patients will have serious pathology. There is limited evidence to support individual risk factors as strong predictors of low back pain. However, there is evidence for the presence of muscle weakness and general de-conditioning as one contributor. Subsequently, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment approaches for low back pain.
This workshop combines birth preparation yoga and breathing techniques and is led by yoga teacher Diane King. The workshop has been designed for women who are in the final stages of pregnancy (from week 32 onwards). This is a time when mums to be most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing.
This Tai Chi workshop is suitable for new students and more experienced students looking to improve their knowledge of the slow powerful movements of the Yang Style Tai Chi health system. You will come away feeling physically energised and mentally relaxed – a perfect a remedy for London life.
Are you looking to increase your flexibility? Then this stretch workshop is for you. Many people, whether they are elite athletes or desk bound office workers, need to spend more time stretching to increase their range of motion. Lots of injuries and back problems can have their roots in tightness or in balance in the muscles or stiffness around the joints. This workshop is loosely based on the Yin Yoga principle of holding stretches for 3 to 5 minutes, thus also stretching the fascia that surrounds the muscles.
Would you like to know more about mindfulness? Did you know that, with practice and a little bit of time, mindfulness can bring about some brilliant benefits? Come along to our Mindfulness Made Simple workshop with our resident hypnotherapist and CBT coach Fiona Worthington. Everyone is welcome; from beginners to those who have been practising for some time.