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Lisa Wilkinson's Blog Post

Promoting Spontaneous Labour

Promoting Spontaneous Labour

If you are facing the prospect of medical induction, we understand this can be a very stressful time. Although we do recognise that induction can be a very necessary procedure to ensure the health of you and your baby, we are also very aware that the pressure to have your baby can be potentially based to suit the schedules and protocols of your caregivers and not evidence-based or best practice.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are some practical things you can do to reduce the risk of induction.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

300hr Yoga teacher training

300hr Yoga teacher training

Are you already 200hr trained, wish to learn more but without the commitment of a year long training? Our 300hr series of advanced Yoga teacher training modules offer the perfect solution. Choose short 2 or 4 day individual modules, perhaps it’s the teachers you are most inspired by or finding a dept of knowledge in one area.

Places may be limited so please contact Moya at The elbowroom if you are interested in attending or use the above booking link.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

What type of posture do you have?

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are your hamstrings too tight? Pilates is one of the most effective ways of correcting posture. We always recommend you start a beginners course – see our schedule here

Negative effects of poor posture

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

What is Kundalini Yoga?

What is Kundalini Yoga? How is Kundalini Yoga different from other styles?

Kundalini Yoga was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan. It is considered one of the most comprehensive forms of all of the Yoga traditions. It combines many practices such as meditation, mantra, physical postures and breathing techniques. It is a Royal (Raj) Yoga as it contains all eight aspects (limbs) of Yoga.

It was kept a secret for many years and was passed down from master to student.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

What Even Is Hot Yoga?

What Even Is Hot Yoga?

Hot Yoga is an ever growing yogic trend these days, but what’s it all about?

A typical hot yoga class begins with breath work and inward reflection, moving through to warm-ups to wake up the body followed by vinyasa flow in a heated room, invigorating asanas and wrapping up with a blissful savasana (lying down meditation).

What are the benefits?

Practicing yoga in a heated room assist in warming up the muscles, increases metabolism and your heart rate, this allows your blood vessels to become more flexible, making circulation easier and increases blood flow to the limbs, building up a sweat to help with weight loss.… Read more

Posted on March 25, 2019

What is a Doula?

What is a Doula?

The word ‘doula’ (pronounced ‘doo-la’) is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver’. More recently, it refers to someone who offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. In Ireland a Doula is a woman who provides a Doula service usually for a fee.

The principal is to give ‘mothering to the mother’, enabling a woman to have the most satisfying experience that she can from pregnancy and into motherhood.… Read more

Posted on March 16, 2019