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How to End the Fight With Your Belly

End the fight with your belly
Have you ever listened to the way you talk about your belly? When you catch a glimpse I bet it’s not often kind.   In any group of friends you’ll hear apologies for being: “Too fat” “Too wobbly” “Too greedy” The sort of language you would never use to your best friend and yet we routinely treat our bellies as the enemy. The battlefield encompasses food, our clothes and ultimately blasts our self-esteem too. But what would happen if you ended the fight?   Mindfulness is a great tool for changing this kind of self-talk. Just ...

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Womb Love

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Do you feel disempowered or that experiences from the past are stopping you from moving forward? And what about the feminine? Is there something about it that just makes you feel weird?   Womb Love is a unique practice that will bring you in touch with your womb, inviting healing for past sexual and emotional trauma and bring you into your power. Combining Womb yoga Visualisation Self-care abdominal massage Breathing practices you can relax and deeply let go, safely releasing what no longer serves you and embracing your essential nature. Is ...

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How To Be Sure Of Your Pelvic Floor

Be Sure of Your Pelvic Floor
Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not ...

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How often should I have a massage?

I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.   Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.    If you're well-resourced W...

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Packing Heat

Have you ever had an idea so marvelous, you thought it would revolutionise your work life?   Last month I thought I was going to have to take out a patent. “Call Professor Pat Pending!”   Until it turned out I’d re-invented a particularly soothing and wonderful wheel.   It was the result of two wonderful experiences. A treatment involving paraffin wax at the wonderful Thermae Spa in Bath (where I also got to watch the sun go down from a ravishingly azure sky) and a tip from Liz Koch at her psoas workshop about how to sooth particula...

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Learn how to massage your belly

This video will show how to massage your belly to enhance your hormonal and digestive health. Before you get started, bookmark or save the URL for this page so you can find it again. The best time to do your massage is in the evenings just before you go to sleep, take a few minutes to get yourself comfy and prop your knees up with pillows so your belly can be soft. The routine takes 5 minutes or so and and will leave you relaxed and ready for a beautiful night's sleep. The gentle massage is safe except for a few exceptions, do not massage your belly - a few ...

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Womb Yoga

Womb Yoga is a nourishing combination of movement, gentle stretches and breath work that supports your well being whatever your time of the month or time of life. Womb or no womb, we all need to connect with our bodies and allow our internal nature to express itself. Women use this womanly movement to help to Develop kindness towards themselves Allow their natural wisdom to emerge Recover after having a baby Align their pelvises for optimum reproductive well being Calm jangles nervous systems Learn skills for managing menstrual issues Manage menopausal ...

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Adventures in Womb Wisdom

Followed by dentists and dead birds Even if you have only read one of my blogs before, I bet that it will have been either about rest or body awareness   These subjects come back again and again and as we teach the things we most need to learn, this is my growing edge too, especially the resting part.   My quest for rest is what took me to the Cotswolds last weekend for a ‘Womb Wisdom’ retreat with Uma Dinsmore –Tuli and Alexandra Pope.   This wasn’t the lying-around-on-the-sofa kind of rest. This was more like deep soul rest; ...

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Love Your Belly Workshops

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Commit to Kindness     Life is about to get so much easier...we are thrilled to launch our FREE programme to support your health, energy, sanity and creativity. So simple, just go to the Love Your Belly site and and add your name and email. If you think you haven't the time...this is perfect for you! And if you know a woman who might appreciate adding a dose of kindness in her life, please do share with her.     Love Your Menopause Wednesday 1st November - Watford Your 40's and 50's can be a time of total uncertainty and ...

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A-Z of Massage – Thai Massage

Here is the 20th and final piece in my A-Z of massage series! And what a treatment to finish on; Thai massage is like having a yoga slave and massage therapist all in one. If you're curious about how the blend of Indian and Chinese healing traditions are blended into a modern-day massage, you can read this article from WellDoing.org

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