Archive for 2014

Re-boot your Mind

Do you need some valuable head space to clear your thoughts and re-energise? Clear a path to clarity with Yoga. Yoga increases Purity of thought: Practising yoga reduces restlessness and inertia, the more restful and clear your mind is the less likely it is your mind is constantly chattering, busy getting bogged down with negative […]

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Getting latched on to breastfeeding

Becoming a new mum is a fantastic yet scary time in your life. Everyone & anyone is offering you advice, while your hormones are running wild and your brain is imploding with that overwhelming sense of responsibility.  How do you come to terms with it all, especially when you haven’t even had a good nights […]

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Online Meditation just for you

Here is a great meditation for you to relax and unwind to. Meditation is a really useful way to help your  body and mind wind down. Try and make space each day to listen and relax your way into a balanced lifestyle. Play this online resource created by me, Lisa at The elbowroom just for […]

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The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates

These days we hear a lot about Pilates & most people can list off the benefits of practicing it without ever having done a class. There are the usual suspects of improved posture, a stronger core, injury rehabilitation, feeling better about yourself when you’re wearing a swimsuit etc but the benefits are actually far more […]

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Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates

In pregnancy pilates, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles. Core The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus. The […]

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Osteopathic Treatments

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including: Aches and pains (back pain, neck & shoulder pain, muscular tension) Groin, lower abdominal pain Pubic symphysis pain Nausea and vomiting Heartburn How does an osteopath treat you in pregnancy? Osteopaths use a variety of techniques such as joint articulations, […]

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Abdominal Separation

Studies show that 39% of women after giving birth, their rectus abdominis muscles do not come back together. How do I check for abdominal separation? If you lie on the floor and contract your abdomen by doing a sit up and you can fit more than one finger in the central gap between your six-pack […]

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Fertility & Accupuncture

Accupuncture works best when a functional problem is the cause of infertility, specifically when endometriosis, ovulatory problems or hormonal imbalance are the cause for not getting pregnanct.  Studies have proved the effectiveness of accupuncture for infertility. A 2004 study conducted by the Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center in Colorado found that 51% of women who […]

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Get out your cushions: Home style restorative Yoga

If you can’t make this Sunday’s amazing restorative yoga workshop, here are two lovely restorative poses you can practice at home using blankets, pillows, sofa cushions etc. Restorative Yoga a relaxing way to take some quality time out with gentle stretching and deep breathing. It really does help you calm your central nervous system and […]

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The Power Of A Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage

Did you know taking part in an infant massage course with your new little bundle of loveliness can help ward off or aid recovery from Post-natal Depression? Effective   We’ve all heard how much we’ll fall in love with our babies as soon as we set eyes on them, but the reality for some mums […]

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