Each week there are more and more people joining class. There is something about Yoga that keeps bringing us back to the mat. It’s a technical term called the Yoga high. If you have experienced that calm, restful state after Savasana it’s all thanks to the parasympathetic nervous system kicking in. This is in thanks to deep breathing, being outside and expressing gratitude, moving in a gentle way to appreciate your body. All of this is telling your body you’re safe.
Everything we do changes the structure and chemical composition of our brains. Yoga actually helps to retrain your brain to be positive, to face challenges in an open hearted and lighter way. To understand that you can meet stress, heartache, hurt and pain you don’t need to run away from these, rather use your learnings. Can you meet life’s obstacles in a learned and body wise way. This is neuroplasticity, training your brain to be calm in the face of a crisis.
So the next time we are in a pose you don’t like and I say take 5 breaths, smile, breathe and relax into the pose.
Practice with me this week –
Tuesday 10am, online Morning flow. A class to build strength.
Wednesday 7.30pm Seapoint Sunset Yoga. It’s set to be 16 degrees with a high tide.
Thursday 7pm online WindDown yoga
Saturday 11am Yoga in Herbert Park. It’s looking like 17 degrees for Park yoga this week.
To book into class click here. If you are coming to class regularly with me there is a monthly offering, 30 days of Yoga for €50, it’s the most cost effective way to practice. All classes included, click here. There is also a 4 class pass with a discount for class click here to purchase that.
For those out Blackrock way I will be teaching a regular 6.15pm class Friday so please join me, to book into this class please book in through MindBody.
Have a wonderful week,