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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 15:27
As seen in the Hamilton Law Association April 2017 Journal... It’s part of the human condition to experience stress, and as a yoga instructor, it gives me solace to know that this 2500 year old mind/ body practice was conceived by those seeking focus, clarity and well-being in their lives so long ago. Navigating life’s complexities is challenging, and when we add the demands of our personal and professional lives to the mix, compounding stressors can be of real concern, especially in highintensity careers like law. The negative effects of stress can include sleep disturbances, an...
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 16:19
As seen in The Dundas Star on January 17, 2017 Re: Pull-up and push-up bars great idea for Hamilton, Dec. 22. I read with interest this letter to the editor regarding adding pull-up bars to our outdoor spaces. What a terrific idea, and I would add that natural pull-up bars exist all over in the form of trees.  When we hang, we call on an entirely different set of motor programs than we might use when we practice something like a plank on the ground. And when we include varying textures for our hands to grip, we create a unique cellular response as our body adapts to these...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 18:48
Exploring the Yamas & Niyamas with Joanne Hudspith The Yamas & Niyamas are Sanskrit words that translate as ‘restraints’ and ‘observances’ and are described in the yoga tradition as ethical practices that offer guidelines for our behavior in relationship to others, the world, and ourselves. Learn how your approach to movement can inform other aspects of your life as described below. Enjoy! Ahimsa: Practicing Non-Violence (‘Do No Harm’) Satya: Practicing Truthfulness (‘Getting Real’) Asteya: Practising Non-Stealing (‘Don...
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:43
The Story of the SI Joints by Joanne Hudspith Once upon a time, there was a Sacroiliac Joint - also known as the SI joint (We’ll call it Simon). It lived between the sacrum (the base of the spine) and the ilium (the back of the pelvis), and it was a place where lots of pain showed up. Unfortunately, most people blamed Simon for the pain – they called him bad, accused him of acting up, and then put more pressure on him than before by trying to fix him. This made Simon sad, because it wasn’t his fault at all. He was just responding to other things that were happening in...