Golden Thread Breath – Breathing Techniques for Relaxation

Breathing is one of the greatest tools you have to stay calm and relaxed and keep adrenalin at bay whilst encouraging oxytocin and endorphin production. Breath is with you always. Golden Thread Especially beneficial for labour, relaxes, focuses the mind, calms nerves Breathe in through the nose. Exhale from pursed lips and imagine a golden thread spinning across the room. …

Chakra Yoga

Firstly, What is yoga? Yoga means union; to unite body and mind, emotions and soul. To bring us back to ourselves, connecting our higher self with our physical self. That union brings about an incredible sense of bliss. When you synchronize your breath with movement, you disconnect from a chattering mind and tune into your heart, you will be present …

A little bit of Yoga Philosophy

What is YOGA? Yoga in Sanskrit translates into UNION – literally to ‘yoke’ – so to unite these elements, to unite with your higher self through meditation – this union or yoga is achieved by the cessation/ channelization of the behaviour of our mind. – In a way simple mind control…. Don’t we all do this?! ;0) No this is a very difficult …

Hip Openers/ Yin Yoga Sequence

Here are a few poses to open the hips. These poses can be held for 3-5 mins as a Yin Yoga Poses, finding meditation in each pose, strong but gentle breath. The Dragon Poses, Swans, and Square are deep openers for the external rotation of the hip socket. Shoelace will be a nice counter pose for this. Other counter poses would be …

Partner Yoga – Happy Valentine’s Day

Partner Yoga is about building trust, connecting to one another, playing and on top of all that getting the benefit of a good yoga pose or two! In aid of Valentine’s Day I have been playing with a few poses, I have always wanted to try partner yoga…. So I roped my willing fiancé, Rob along to play. Even doing one or …

Detox Yoga Sequence

This yoga sequence  will help you to rinse out the muscles and digestive organs, which is great for this time of year! Use the directions and images and practice at home. Start with some simple breathing techniques like 3 Part Breath to calm the Nervous System and prepare the body and mind. Then get into some warm ups like Sun Salutations, I suggest min. …

Season’s Greetings Yogis!

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Types of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic, flowing style of yoga which involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—over time it is a process that produces intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Source Ashtanga Yoga.com. Chakra Yoga includes …

Chakra Yoga Workshop in Dublin Holistic Centre

If you are staying in Dublin this Easter this is a great way to start the weekend, treat yourself! Activate and energise your body. Join me for this fun and energetic Chakra Yoga Workshop. There are seven main chakras in the body; each one interacts with the body and its endocrine and lymphatic system by feeding in good energy and disposing …

Appreciate the Power of Your Breath

Yoga in its wholeness draws upon and channels prana or life force energy; prana is harnessed and purified using breathing techniques and exercises called Pranayama, among others and yoga asana (postures) strengthens and detoxifies the body allowing space for the prana to flow freely. To start let’s take yoga out of the equation. Breathing is anessential part of life…agreed? It is proven that we can …