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Wendy Jardine

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Published on 26th February 2024

Dear All

All classes are on track this week.  Thank you for your support.

In the Room 50-55 minutes of movement

Monday 26th February - Matwork in the Room at All Saints Rosendale Road SE21 0700, 0800, 0930 - AND 1250 at The RAD, York Road.

Tuesday 27th February - Matwork in the Room at All Saints Rosendale Road SE21 at 1000 and 1100 

Wednesday 28th February - Matwork in the Room at All Saints Rosendale Road SE21 at 0800 and 0930 and (1030 Chair/Barre/Standing in the Room)   

Zoom links for this week - All Welcome -  Click and Move - 45-50 minutes of movement

Monday 26th February https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81023327815 at 1100 Chair/Barre/Standing

Tuesday 27th February https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82413926115 at 0800 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 29th February https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85706446699 at 0800 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 29th February https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86781547232 at 0900 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 29th February https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84055253905 at 1000 Chair/Barre/Standing

(That's 1264 Zooms to date)

To Remind You of Something I wrote in October We need to practise breathing because otherwise we breathe in a shallow way.  Complete breathing increases our lung capacity, calms our vagus nerve - all the way through it's long, branching and wandering journey from our brain to face, to ears, mouth, esophagus, lungs, heart, stomach, "gut brain" and rectum. We rid ourselves of Co2 and gases we don't need including 70% of our cortisol.  It's great we produce cortisol in times of survival but holding it in suppresses all too much.  Breathing completely will exhale 70% of it and this is essential for our well-being - reducing stress and pain.  It will balance our mood, metabolism, blood sugar levels, heart rate, blood pressure, and set the scene for our digestive and reproductive systems, growth processes by the way too, and even our immune systems. Ridding ourselves of cortisol will also mean our body doesn't start to produce widespread inflammation. And breathing in deeply enriches our oxygen rich cells. I could go on and on, you know what I'm like - maybe it's best we simply practise deep complete breathing every day?  Come and join me, while I cue us through, you can breathe completely, feel your deep connection, and add the moves.  Breathe Connect Move.  

This is something Joseph Pilates said about breathing - "Breathing is the first act of life, and the last. Our very life depends on it. Since we cannot live without breathing it is tragically deplorable to contemplate the millions and millions who have never learned to master the art of correct breathing"

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