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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 blog post, we are going to break it up into 3 parts.  So this is part 1.… Read more

Posted on October 23, 2012

Yogalates where East meets West →

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 both traditions helps to develop a conscious awareness of the body, mind and breath as well as learning how to activate and tone the deeper postural ‘core’ muscles so students feel their entire body was moved in an integrated way.… Read more

Posted on September 24, 2012

Breathing into our practice →

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 become conditioned and even restricted by us holding tension in certain areas of the body.
As yogis and yoginis, we are often reminded that breathing is a fundamental element of our yoga practice… But why is it so? … Read more

Posted on August 23, 2012

7 ways to avoid back pain in pregnancy →

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 our top tips for a pain free-pregnancy.

More than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain.… Read more

Posted on June 1, 2012

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 minimised. This can put a damper on active lifestyles and even hinder day-to-day, normal motions.… Read more

Posted on May 3, 2012

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 in both Dublin and Galway and specialises in the treatment of fertility, pregnancy, birth and children, but also has a broad general practice.… Read more

Posted on November 4, 2011