Breathing into our practice →


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

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 mothers with normal pregnancies are free to let their bodies’ normal physiological functions birth their babies.… Read more

Posted on October 17, 2011

How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ? →

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 down and relax at this time is beneficial.


Studies have shown that using acupuncture from your 37th or 38th week of pregnancy may reduce your risk of induction by around 20%

And if you are already under pressure from your hospital for being post dates?… Read more

Posted on June 21, 2011