"I enjoyed listening to your voice. It was very calming. I also had a really good nights sleep too - I didn't wake up once during the night and I usually do. I also could have slept on longer the next day. It did make me feel very peaceful and rested"

- Fran Burke

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

The word yoga has its root in the sanskrit word yuj, which is often translated as meaning to yoke, join or unite. On one level this might imply a union of mind, body and spirit to help bring about a contented and balanced life. Yoga is an ancient and scientific art based on the practice of self enquiry. One might say the purpose of yoga is to find our true self.

What is commonly thought of as yoga in the West could perhaps better be described by the sanskrit word asana, which refers to the physical practice of postures and poses. However, asana is only one of the eight ‘limbs’ of yoga. The other limbs of yoga are more concerned with mental and spiritual attitudes of being.

The practice of yoga helps cultivate a state of balance and harmony and can help us keep disease at bay both in body and mind. Very simply yoga can help us feel and be a little better. This not only benefits us, but those around us.

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra can be translated as yogic sleep. It is a practice where all you need do is lie down and listen. It is a systematic method that induces total relaxation of body and mind via pratyahara – sense withdrawal, breath awareness, a rotation of consciousness around the body, guided imagery and the setting of a sankalpa – a heartfelt resolution.
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Dynamic Yoga

‘Dynamic yoga’ is an energetic and flowing style that heats the body, builds strength and unwinds tight muscles and joints. The sequencing of postures is influenced by the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga system (sometimes called ‘Power yoga’) but is non-dogmatic and creative.
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