Mind, body, spirit and yoga

The Royal Dublin Showground once again hosted the twice-yearly Mind, Body, Soul and Yoga exhibition over the October bank holiday weekend.

This hugely popular event has been running for a number of years and attracts both visitors and exhibitors from all over the country and also many from abroad. This year’s event saw a record number of over 150 stalls, with practitioners coming from as far away as Japan and India.

The range of treatments and therapies was as diverse as it was large. Everything from Tarot Card Reading to Aromatherapy to Reflexology was on offer, and visitors could avail of home-grown Shamanic Healing if they wished to shop locally, or try Oriental Medicine and Feng Shui if they wished to travel further afield.

In addition to the stands themselves there was a schedule of lectures and workshops running through the three days of the event teaching such diverse subjects as Numerology & Your Soul Contract, How To Do An Angel Card Reading and Crystal Consciousness – The Power of Living Through Joy & Lightness.

There were also plenty of demonstrations. One of the most spectacular was  the Anti-Gravity Yoga Demonstration, presented by Tara O’Neill of Yoga Therapy Ireland. Meditative Yoga performed while swinging in a harness several feet above the floor looked to be really interesting to say the least.

By the end of the show the consensus among both exhibitors and visitors alike was that the event had been a success. Medium Patricia Weston said that she had been in constant demand doing Card readings and John Ellis of the Sunstone Trading Co said that it had been the busiest event he had ever attended.

To learn more about the history and ethos of the event listen to this interview with event organiser Louis O’Sullivan:

Photographs by Martin Phelan

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