What is DOMS and is it a good thing?

What is DOMS and is it a good thing?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), is the official name for stiff muscles and we all know what that is, right? Actually, the soreness you feel in your muscles after exercise is caused by microscopic tears in the muscle tissue. It happens when the muscles are under...
Yoga box breathing to reduce anxiety and stress

Yoga box breathing to reduce anxiety and stress

April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK, and whilst my blog, ‘What is stress and how bad is it for us?’ explains how and why it happens, here I want to give you some amazing breathing techniques that will help to reduce your anxiety and relieve stress. Why practise...
Easter Monday madness – The Carterton Triple 10k!

Easter Monday madness – The Carterton Triple 10k!

I’m pleased to announce that Ad Astra Yoga and Pilates is once again supporting the team that brought us the 12,000 seconds of yoga in December. What is the Carterton Triple 10k? You don’t have to do all three challenges, just choose the one you’re comfortable with,...
Stiff neck and shoulders? Regular headaches?

Stiff neck and shoulders? Regular headaches?

You need this 1 minute fix… I’ve been hearing lots of complaints of headaches in my classes lately, not to mention the tension headaches I’ve been putting up with lately. So, I hope you enjoy this short video, that will bring you instant relief and...