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3 breathing exercises for calmness

3 breathing exercises for calmness

Breathing is an essential component of life, but when things get stressful or chaotic beyond your limits, our breathing pattern can alter. This can exacerbate feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety. Taking control of your breath and encouraging a breathing technique...

Creating wellness at home

Creating wellness at home

As many of you will know I am currently at home on maternity leave, and so many people are still working at home because of the Pandemic situation, so I thought I'd talk a little about how we can create more wellness within our home space to help things feel calmer...

How to get back in to exercise after the Pandemic

How to get back in to exercise after the Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has produced so much change and uncertainty. Social distancing and lockdown measures meant that everyday activities were no longer possible. With so much time spent indoors and an absence of daily activities, it is little wonder that so many people...

How to start yoga when you have a bigger body

How to start yoga when you have a bigger body

I did a poll on Instagram, recently where I asked "If you don't practice yoga, why not?" and I was surprised to see comments from people saying they didn't do yoga because they weren't the right size or shape for yoga. There is NO requirement to have a certain body...

What’s happening next at Freshly Centered?

What’s happening next at Freshly Centered?

The end of this week see's the start of my official maternity leave from my physio job and Freshly Centered! I say this lightly as running your own business means you are never "off", and even more so since the past year has meant my business has evolved more and more...

Using the gym ball in pregnancy

Using the gym ball in pregnancy

The gym ball is a great piece of equipment to support your workouts during pregnancy. As pregnancy develops, exercises lying on your back are not advised, and often sitting positions on the floor can become uncomfortable. The gym ball offers additional versatility in...

Pilates props! What you need to know

Pilates props! What you need to know

A Pilates practise is a dynamic and varied matwork practise, but the use of the small props can significantly modify your workout! Whether you want to make the exercises easier, harder, or just mix things up, the props can keep your mat time challenging, supported,...