31 January

Hip, Knee, Ankle Pain? Check your feet!

Hip, Knee, Ankle Pain?  Check your feet!

If you’re sitting or laying down, your knees (and ankles to some degree) aren’t weight baring; generally it won’t be noticeable if there is an imbalance or some damage in the muscles that produce the movement around these joints.  It’s when we translate weight through the legs during standing, walking, that the problems may present. When you walk, are you aware how […]

11 March

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra

The Mooladhara chakra (it’s Sanskrit name), translated as ‘root’ chakra, is located at the base of the spine, close to the perineum. The element of the root chakra is Earth and it is our energetic connection to the physical.  The parts of the body associated with it are the legs and feet, large intestine and […]

10 March

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties for thousands of years.  It’s a relative of ginger and can come in its fresh root form or more commonly as a dried powder.  Both the oil and the yellow-orange pigment (curcumin) parts of tumeric have been much researched and have been found […]