Lisa Wilkinson's Author Archive

10 Good reasons why Yogi’s should do Pilates

I was young, agile and very bendy. Doing a yoga practice in my early days back in the 80’s I enjoyed doing really advanced poses. My party trick was the jumping splits! I wish I had met myself as I am now back then. What I would have said is, “take it easy, if you […]

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Tips for yoga arm balances & inversions

If the mention of arm balances and inversions makes your heart beat faster and your palms sweat, and not in a good way, then here is a good tip to get you started. Otherwise, come and join us at our masterclass for arm balances and inversions, for a playful exploration of these somewhat challenging poses […]

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A Better Birth – 6 Top tips

As a woman being informed and prepared is the best way to make a decision on what kind of birthing experience you would like to get with your pregnancy.  To help you reach a decision we have complied some tips to guide you.  We have quite a few so rather than make this an epic […]

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Yogalates where East meets West

What is Yogalates Yogalates is a comprehensive exercise system which successfully fuses the practices of Yoga and Pilates, described as a meeting place of east and west because it effectively merges the ancient practice of Yoga from the east with the core stabilizing, posture enhancing dynamics of Pilates from the west. Combining the best of […]

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Breathing into our practice

LEARNING TO MOVE WITH THE BREATH AND LETTING THE BREATH MOVE YOU… As obvious as it sounds, it’s worth remembering that breathing is the first thing we do when out of the womb.  It is natural and effortless.  We don’t need to make it to happen, it just does.  However, over time our breathing can […]

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7 ways to avoid back pain in pregnancy

That dull throbbing ache, constant, annoying, jabbing if you turn a certain way…yes, we’ve all been there with back pain!  Back pain is a major health issue in the developed world affecting between 59% and 90% of people. So can you imagine how the extra weight affects your back while you are pregnant? Read on […]

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Stretch it! The benefits of stretching as part of your exercise routine

Come listen to Ciarán Aherne’s practical advice on stretching and flexibility at his talk on Saturday May 12th at 12 noon and reduce chances of injury during your exercise routine – handouts available at the talk illustrating easy daily stretches! As you age, your muscles tighten and range of motion in the joints can be […]

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Want to get through your pregnancy drug free and healthy?

Aspects of Homeopathy Our resident Homeopath, Lee Ní Chinnéide, will discuss all aspects of Homeopathy and its various benefits in pregnancy and labour at her talks on Wed 9th Nov and Wed 30th Nov in the elbowroom Clinic at 8pm (tea and biscuits provided!!). Lee has run a full time homeopathic practice for the past 8 years […]

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How to get the best hospital birth possible

Physiological birth in hospital Here are some of my tips to inspire and assist you in enjoying your baby’s birth in hospital. If you need that extra helping hand join me at the Trust in Birth – Active Birth workshop on the 23rd of October. Following the natural rhythms of labour, the vast majority of […]

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How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ?

reduce the risk of induction How can I reduce the risk of being induced? Around 6 weeks before the birth of your baby your cervix starts to ripen. Just like a juicy pear it softens and prepares the birth of your baby when it will start to thin and open. Starting to calm your life […]

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