Article Category - "Yoga & Meditation"

Sacred Journeys into Yoga with Lorraine Taylor

Sacred Journeys into Yoga with Lorraine Taylor

We are delighted to host this guest workshop at The elbowroom.

During this workshop, we will explore different ways of opening and softening the heart through yoga asana, breath, music and poetry. The Sufis say you are a real Sufi when your heart is as soft as wool. And many mystics, gurus and poets talk about the importance of the heart and how it is our way to freedom and love.… Read more

Posted on April 11, 2017

Yoga Therapy Course with Kasandra

Yoga Therapy Course with Kasandra

Join our Yoga Therapist Kasandra for this 6-week yoga therapy course. Suitable for all levels and focused on those with injury, disease, stress and general difficulties, yoga therapy supports helping:

  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder problems
  • pelvic pain knee pain
  • stress/anxiety/sleeplessness
  • breathing difficulties

Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat but how we live and treat others and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.… Read more

Posted on April 11, 2017

Prana Flow Workshop- Breathe, Bend, Twist, Extend

Prana Flow Workshop- Breathe, Bend, Twist, Extend

The word ‘Prana’ in yoga, means life-force, or vitality. In other words our energy. There are thousands of energy channels that flow through us.

This workshop will concentrate on opening the three main ones, which are called Ida Nadi, Pingala Nadi and Sushumna. We will begin with a breathing exercise called Nadi Shodhana which will prepare us for our physical practice. This opens with a slow, rhythmic, flowing, vinyasa which will incorporate methodical movements designed to bring a mindful consciousness to your physical body.… Read more

Posted on April 11, 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

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