Archive for 2015

What exactly is an aromatherapy massage?

What’s the difference between an aromatherapy massage and a regular therapeutic massage? An aromatherapy massage includes all the benefits of a regular massage, (improved circulation, lymph drainage etc.) with the added benefit of a blend of essential oils tailored to your specific needs. Before the treatment the therapist will go through a questionnaire with you […]

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3 factors that contribute to IBS and how to tackle them

The scourge of IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is extremely common in Ireland. It’s a catch all description for your digestive system not working at its best. Symptoms can vary from bloating, pain that is relieved by passing of wind, colicky pain, constipation and diarrhoea.  It can also alternate between constipation and diarrhoea. It can be a tough […]

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A recipe for peak sporting performance: 5 ingredients

It’s no coincidence that a vast array of elite athletes that excel in their sport use PILATES as an integral part of their training. Read this post to see how it works and how it can improve your personal performance. Lets start with the A-list. Ryan Giggs, Tiger Woods, David Beckham. Oh and Roger Federer, Serena Williams, […]

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Stages of Pencil Grasp Development

What is Pencil Grasp Development? As your child grows, they will naturally hold their crayons and pencils in different ways. The way in which your child holds their crayon/pencil depends on how ‘ready’ their shoulder and arm muscles are. It is important for children to go through stages of pencil grasp Most children will develop […]

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I know what an asana is, but what is a Kriya?

Kundalini Yoga is a Kriya Yoga. Kriyas are a series of actions which include Yoga postures, breathwork, and sounds that work toward a specific outcome. In each Kriya there are exact instructions about the times to hold the postures, where your eye focus should be and how to breathe. Similarly to baking a cake, if you added […]

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Do you suffer neck pain while working?

4 Exercises to reduce work induced neck pain We all carry tension in our neck and shoulders. This tension tends to get worse while sitting at a computer or when you’re on your phone. This can be exacerbated when tired, stressed or busy. The most important thing to remember is to maintain GOOD POSTURE. Poor posture will eventually lead […]

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How to know if your breastfeeding baby getting enough milk?

Is your breastfeeding baby getting enough milk? Here is a post I wrote for Eumom about how you know if you baby is getting enough milk. I have copied it under here for you to read if you can’t make this weekend’s breastfeeding workshop (best to go when your are pregnant but new mums very welcome).  I […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Nervous System

Over my years of teaching, the most common complaint I’ve received from students coming to my meditation classes or restorative workshops has been that they find it difficult to wind down, let go of physical and mental tension, feelings of anxiety and not being able to sleep. These difficulties can be summarised with one expression: autonomic […]

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Benefits of squat exercises during pregnancy.

Exercising during pregnancy provides a number of benefits for both the mother (shorter labour) and the baby (less colic). What should also be highlighted is that for many mothers keeping active makes them happier, less anxious and helps them feel more in tune with their growing body. So it makes sense to help pregnant women stay as active […]

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5 Ways To Get More ME Time.

I can see the raised eyebrows from here. Life is pretty full on. Between work, family and social commitments you haven’t a moment to breathe, never mind find some ‘me’ time in your life. Adding ‘me’ time may seem selfish to begin with. Sitting your feet perched on the sofa while the laundry piles up. Losing time with your […]

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