Archive for 2015

The low down on Back Pain.

It’s the time of year for enthusiastic gardening, impromptu football matches and running around in the sunshine. Which is all well and good until something goes twang! Unfortunately the majority of us have pretty sedentary desk jobs which involve lots of sitting and most of us are guilty of having spent most of the winter […]

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.” Bhakti yoga has been called “love for love’s sake” and “union through love and devotion.” Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realisation, to having an experience of oneness with everything. Chanting has been […]

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Get the best from Beginners Yoga

Can’t make it to Sophia’s beginners yoga course this week? Here are some tips on what to expect from a yoga class. It starts with a short meditation and a gentle warm up, followed by more vigorous poses and ends with a lying down relaxation. Through out the class you’ll be encouraged to focus on […]

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Maintain good posture during pregnancy and the benefits of Pilates

As your pregnancy evolves and your belly increases in size, it is difficult to know if you are maintaining good posture during pregnancy. The aim of this post is to give you ideas on how to achieve correct posture and the benefits of maintaining it for you and your baby during and beyond your pregnancy. […]

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How to have amazing flexible hamstrings

Tight hamstrings can contribute to problems with the low back, hips, and knees.  They can also be a source of huge frustration for yoga practitioners as elements of your practice may feel restricted, particularly forward bends, inversions and some standing poses.  The tightness of the hamstrings will in turn limit the hips, tightening the low […]

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Find Your Feet – A beginners guide

Have you ever seen a yogi effortlessly hold an elegant dancer pose? You think I can do that, attempt it and immediately fall over. Your internal dialogue runs something like ‘I am not strong enough to hold that pose’, ‘I am not flexible enough to even get into that pose’. The truth is that the […]

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Find Your Feet – The Importance of a Strong Foundation in Yoga

Have you ever seen a yogi effortlessly hold an elegant dancer pose? You think I can do that, attempt it and immediately fall over. Your internal dialogue runs something like ‘I am not strong enough to hold that pose’, ‘I am not flexible enough to even get into that pose’. The truth is that the […]

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Prana : Your natural high

Prana is a wonderful thing. But what is it and how does it manifest? This blog will help to describe something that is wonderful yet ethereal. We are also running a workshop on the power of prana on Saturday the 18th of April Join us if you would like to experience this for yourself.  What is […]

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Dynamic or Static Stretching? Are your stretches working?

Running has seen an increased in popularity in Ireland in recent years.  Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, just put on your trainers on and go, right? It’s not quite that simple if you intend to keep running long term.  A fitting warm up and cool down routine is key to staying […]

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Has sugar poisoned you? Try the candida spit test

Hello. My name is Lisa. I am a reformed sugar addict. Welcome to the group. I have written a post here prior to our sugar detox two week course. Some time in 2014 I started to experience a wide range of symptoms. One of them was very severe. In this blog I have described candida […]

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