Articles

Yoga for Resilience

30th January 2019

  “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela Use the quick links below to navigate this article: – Building Resilience – Yogic Insights On Resilience – Cultivating Benificial Behaviors – Solving Proplems with Communication and Action – Finding the…

How Yoga can Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety

1st October 2018

Written in support of World Mental Health Day 2018   Anxiety is one of the most commonly cited reasons for joining Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Cork, and these are just the people who are seeking help for their disorder. Studies show that young people are less likely than any other age group to seek professional…

Yoga for Depression in Young Men

25th September 2018

How can yoga support young men with depression and help prevent suicides?   Written in support of World Mental Health Day 2018   ‘The body today is nothing but the accumulation of our past, thoughts emotions and actions’ – Gregor Maehle Imagine there was a disease that had been killing men around the developed world…

Brand New Asana Breakdown Series

2nd September 2018

New Videos designed for Yoga Teachers   Learn techniques and modifications to progress your practice and support your students in Lalit’s new series of Asana Breakdown Videos As part of our commitment to providing continuing support and education to our graduates, Lalit has put together a new series of Asana Breakdown Videos designed to give…

10 Day Svadhyaya Sankalpa

6th July 2018

A 10 Day Yoga Challenge With a Difference   The Challenge In yoga philosophy, Svadhyaya means the study of the self, Sankalpa means an intention made from the heart and mind. On our recent social media journey, a community of yogis explored their inner worlds, relationships and the yogic path of living through the 5 Yamas…

Yoga for Breast Cancer

10th May 2018

How Yoga works as a complementary therapy for patients with breast cancer Quick links: – What is breast cancer – Current cancer treatments – Yoga as a complementary therapy – The benefits of Yoga as a complementary therapy Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, representing 12% of all new cancer cases…

Yoga and Ayurveda for Psychosomatic Disorders

19th April 2018

Yoga and Ayurveda for Psychosomatic Disorders By Sara Ponte Yoga  for Psychosomatic Disorders (PSD) has been practiced for many centuries in India, and has only recently been used to treat this condition in other countries. What is a Psychosomatic Disorder? Psychosomatic Disorder, also known as “somatic symptoms” or “somatoform” disorder, represents a group of disturbances…

Yoga for Trauma

11th April 2018

Yoga for Trauma by Gayle Newbolt Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event can be left vulnerable to developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma related illness. According to current research, between 50 to 60 percent of all Americans will experience trauma at some point in their life. In this post we explore…

Arm Balancing Practice With Lalit

29th March 2018

Arm Balancing and Core Strengthening Practice with Lalit Practice with Lalit as he takes you step by step through some of the key poses to build core strength and establish your arm balancing practice. During this 25 minute practice you’ll flow through: – Bakasana – Eka pada koundinyasana a – Eka pada koundinyasana b – Parsva bakasana…

 Yoga For Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

21st March 2018

  Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders By Laura Mendez What is Sleep? Sleep is defined in Wikipedia as a “naturally recurring state characterised by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles”. Sleep plays a significant role in brain development. Sleep enables the brain…

Yoga for PTSD

12th March 2018

Yoga and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Amy Bernard “Recent Research has unveiled the fact that our bodies have great capacity, when it comes to storing bad memories. The body processes some of these memories and the rest is passed onto our nervous system where it rests on our spine untreated for several years to…

Yoga For Children With Autism

7th March 2018

An article on the benefits of Yoga for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. By Anna McColl What is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (also known as ASD) is a range of highly complex, lifelong developmental difficulties which affect how a child (or adult) relates to and communicates with other people and how he or she sees…