Another Good Reason to Drink Water: Hydrated Intervertabral Disc(s)

There are many reasons for experiencing back pain, one such cause, relates to the health of the spine’s Intervertabral Disc(s).

Intervertabral Discs (disc) make up one fourth of the spinal column’s length. They sit between the Vertebrae (bones), acting as cushions; the spine’s shock absorbing system. They protect vertebrae, brain, and other structures (i.e. nerves).

Picture of the spine

Discs are composed on an ‘outer’ Annulus Fibrosus and an ‘inner’ Nucleus Pulposus. Picture this arrangement as a donut with a jelly centre. The outer providing a strong radial support and the inner a movable gel-like matter.

Both the inner and outer tissues are composed of water, collagen, and proteoglycans (PGs). The water content can be as high as 88% in the nucleus pulposus, but varies throughout the day, depending on activity and hydration levels.

Help your Intervertabral Discs remain hydrated through a healthy, daily, intake of water.

Consider a glass in the morning, after eating and early evening.

Written by John-Paul Taylor, McTimoney Chiropractor at balance

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All change at balance.co.uk

How Yoga Transforms Your Body Infographic

Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post

We love how this infographic shows how yoga transforms your body and we hope that our new website does the same for your experience when looking for treatment information or booking classes at balance. 

We wanted to offer students more options and an easier way to book classes. When you click on the Book Yoga button you will be taken to our  MINDBODY site. In the same way that you had to create an account to book classes on the old site, you will need to create a new log in. Once you have done this you can click on the relevant class that you are interested in and it  will take you to an option to purchase a pass. 

Yoga at balance is split into Classes, Courses and Workshops:

Classes run at the same time every  week and to a term timetable of approximately 10 weeks, the first of 2018 being Mon 8 Jan – Sun 18 March. You can : attend the same class for a full term by purchasing a 10 week pass, a 10 Class| Flexi Pass allows you to select classes you want to attend within the term – you can select from Ashtanga Basics, General, Level 1, Level 2, Wake up Yoga, and Yin & Yang. There is also the option to purchase a Drop in if your diary doesn’t permit a regular practice.

Courses are a shorted block of classes (4-6 weeks) and include Beginners Start Up, Beginners Plus, Pregnancy Yoga and Post Natal yoga (mum and baby). 

Workshops are specialist sessions and include our One Day Beginners Introduction and workshops run by our Principal Yoga Teacher, Gerry Kielty. 

We appreciate the change can be difficult so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact reception on 0141 332 8800 or by email. We also welcome your feedback.

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balance is growing…

114 Napiershall Street

In 2018, balance will be opening a new space at 114 Napiershall Street. This is an exciting time for us and we invite you to complete our short survey.

Within the new space, there is scope for a second studio, enhanced changing facilities, a fourth treatment room and an area to chat…  Completing the survey will help us with ideas about the type of services and classes you would be interested in attending at balance.

There are six questions and it takes two minutes to complete.

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions 🙂 

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