Sometimes we all need a bit of help to get inspired and to reconnect with ourselves. And of course yoga can help!
Below are a few videos to help connect in with our centre and lower bellies, the areas of the body linked to our creativity and sense of self. These are lovely movements at any time, but especially useful if you’re feeling creatively blocked, uninspired, unmotivated or not quite at ease with who you are. You can do just one video, or all four, and take as long or as short as you like with any of them – all together they are just under 10 minutes, but feel free to take more time if you have it. I like these movements most just after I wake up (to bring movement into the spine), or if I’ve been working all day and need a little boost in the afternoon.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what impact the videos have for you! Leave me a comment or find me on instagram: @laurenewilkie
Tight hips and sore back after sitting for too long? Whether you’ve been too long in a car, on a plane or at a desk, this short yoga sequence will help unlock the spine and hips to have you feeling back to normal quickly. Repeat the sequence on the opposite site, and finish by spending a few minutes with your legs up the wall to help with circulation (and jet-lag).
When people think of Pilates, usually they think of core strength. In the video below, I demonstrate 6 of my favourite moves for building strength in the abdominals and back – together these areas are the basis of our core strength.
The video can be done daily or a few times a week – it’s less than 5 minutes, but small and often will have better results than big and seldom. I do each move about 5 times, but you can increase this quantity if you want a bigger challenge. Try them out and let me know how you feel (and if you have a favourite exercise!) in the comments below.