Article Category - "Yoga & Meditation"

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

Yin Yoga – The Nature of Stillness

Yin Yoga – The Nature of Stillness

The word ‘Yin’ is generally connected with a sense of calm, gentleness and feelings of nurture. At the other end of the scale, we have ‘Yang’  which is associated with dynamic, powerful, energetic behaviour.

Yin yoga is a calming practice that gently targets the connective tissues of our body. Connective tissue is made up of anything that attaches muscles to bone, muscle to muscle and includes all of the layers of tissue that surround our muscles.Read more

Posted on March 15, 2017

Why are there more women doing yoga than men?

Why are there more women doing yoga than men? Media Influence?

Is it really just because women tend to pay more attention to their bodies than men do or have we just become brainwashed by social media images?  The glossy magazine covers parade a never-ending stream of willowy, super-flexible, women across our screens.  And then when we do see men doing yoga, they tend to be amazingly buff and gymnastic-like.

Speaking of buff and gymnastic-like.

We’ve recently been treated to the beautiful sight of the two kilt wearing Scottish yogis, Tristan Cameron-Harpe and Finlay Wilson.… Read more

Posted on March 14, 2017

Are Yoga Retreats Fun?

Are Yoga Retreats Fun?

I was trying to convince my friend to come on a yoga retreat with me and was surprised when she asked me if there would be any craic?

Loads! I replied. I went on to extol the joy of yoga.

  • The self exploration, breathing and the benefits of moving slowly.
  • The giving your body time to rest.
  • The well deserved self-love and nourishment

when I noticed the light in her usually sparkly eyes had been snuffed.… Read more

Posted on March 9, 2017

Stronger within – Yoga & Activation techniques

Stronger within – Yoga & Activation techniques

We are delighted to have Bev Porrino bringing a new workshop to The elbowroom on March 12th. She is combining techniques that free up those caught up muscles that restrict your movement, with great yoga stretches and strengthening moves to get you feeling flexible again!

This fun and interactive workshop will explore your yoga practice through a concept called, Be Activated. Be Activated awakens muscles by stimulating the nerve supply. It helps to release tight muscles and re-balance them to enable you to move through your yoga practice with ease and with grace.… Read more

Posted on March 9, 2017

Chakra Tuning Workshop with Máirín O’Grady

Chakra Tuning Workshop with Máirín O’Grady

A combination of deep and dynamic yoga workshops which move through the entire body and chakra system opening, activating, and vitalising both the body and spirit, creating an awareness throughout and balancing the energy within.

We will move through a strong, dynamic Yang morning practice for our lower chakras with a more meditative, reflective Yin afternoon practice for our upper chakras. Drawing on energetic asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation, we will leave with new space, feeling lightened, balanced and calm, tuned into our inner song.… Read more

Posted on March 1, 2017