11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums →

11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

At the elbowroom we are passionate about promoting breastfeeding while supporting and empowering mums-to-be and new mums. Whether it’s through our prenatal yoga classes, our post natal mum and baby classes, our breastfeeding workshops or our new mums group, we are always working to normalise breastfeeding while encouraging and supporting mums. Here are my top tips for newly breastfeeding mums:

1.Believe you can breastfeed your baby
The mind is very powerful.… Read more

Posted on July 29, 2016

Kundalini Workshop – Healing and Self-Empowerment with Sandra Lulei →

Kundalini Workshop – Healing and Self-Empowerment with Sandra Lulei

Life can be a rollercoaster ride. We go up and we go down and have to face things we would rather run away from. In this kundalini yoga workshop, we explore our courage to move beyond the places that scare us, and the creation of a space of love, compassion and kindness for ourselves where healing can take place.

This particular dynamic Kundalini Yoga kriya (particular sequence of postures) will focus on the water element of joy of the second chakra, the constant flow of energies that allow for change to take place and let us move away from stagnation.… Read more

Posted on March 23, 2017

Is it Time to Book Your Summer Retreat? →

Is it Time to Book Your Summer Retreat?

As the days begin to stretch and the darkness of winter retreats, like spring flowers we tilt our faces to the pale sunlight and allow strands of light and thoughts of summer to dance through our minds.

Beautiful as that sounds, the reality is that the shops have ended their Final Spring Sales” campaign and just behind the St Patrick’s day celebrations, the fluffy chicks and Easter eggs, you can feel the new summer fashions jostle for position.… Read more

Posted on March 22, 2017

Breastfeeding: Positioning, latch and attachment →

Breastfeeding: Positioning, latch and attachment

In the beginning, when breastfeeding a newborn, paying special attention to positioning and attachment is important to avoid a poor or shallow latch that will hurt your nipples and make feeding difficult.

That said, there is no right or wrong here, as long as your baby is getting and drinking milk, and you know this because baby is having plenty of wet and dirty nappies, and you are not in pain then happy days!.… Read more

Posted on March 21, 2017

5 Tips to Help Reduce Oedema →

5 Tips to Help Reduce Oedema

“The Swelling in my legs meant that I felt uncomfortable walking long distances.  Walking around the shops had become hard. I was beginning to have cramp like pains in my legs which meant that I had to be able to sit down when this happened, so this began to limit my time outside the house” T Byrne

Oedema – A condition characterised by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.… Read more

Posted on March 21, 2017

Are your abdominal muscles separated? →

Are your abdominal muscles separated?

While your baby or babies grew in your abdomen, the muscles at the front of your belly were pushed out and pulled apart. About 3 months after the birth of your baby, the muscles should have returned back together.

The elbowroom clinic comes in contact with hundreds of postnatal women every year availing of classes and clinic services. A growing issue we have become aware of is diastasis or postnatal abdominal muscle separation.… Read more

Posted on March 21, 2017

Breaking down the Barre – Beginners Workshop →

Breaking down the Barre – Beginners Workshop

Barre is a fitness class based on the technique and style of a traditional ballet class. The great thing about Barre is you do not need to be a dancer to attend this class (no tap shoes or pointe work required).

This sweet practice is a fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga that will leave you with improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility and reduced stress.

In addition, this class will suit just about any fitness level.… Read more

Posted on March 15, 2017