So why would I write about a blog about my feet you may ask? I have asked myself that question a few times since the idea dropped into my ‘Ideas for blogs’ folder a few weeks ago. After a moment of consideration, I replied to myself – why not? – after all, I get the feeling that for so long I have taken my feet for granted; that there have not been many times when I have taken into consideration the massive job that they do to support me in my everyday life. In fact, with every footstep there they are, right with me as I move. Left, right, left right………..you get the picture? Continue reading “Falling in Love with my Ageing Feet.”
Caring for Our Posture – At any Age
I knew when I had finished ‘Part 1’ of this most important topic of posture that I had only touched the surface of the crucial nature of posture for not only the ageing body but for all bodies, from a very early age. And so, when the opportunity to participate in a six-week class called Posture Connect arose I knew that I absolutely needed to say yes.
This class facilitated by Jane Torvaney, a wonderful physiotherapist from Scotland, was held online and if we couldn’t be there for the live session, she provided a recording for us to do over the following week, which was deeply appreciated. Continue reading “Caring for Our Posture – At any Age”
Posture and the Ageing Body
I received a lesson in posture the other day – from a 7-month-old girl! Not the source of inspiration I would have ordinarily expected (on this topic), but one that was oh so very welcome. She has only begun to crawl around and sit up, and this particular day I was stunned to see the ease in which she achieved it. But it wasn’t the ease of the transition that grabbed my attention but how she sat, perfectly balanced and ever so straight without any tension in her body at all. As she sat, she was very still but at the same time, she seemed to be aware of everything that was going on around her. Continue reading “Posture and the Ageing Body”