Yoga Outdoors in South West Ireland and what to expect!

People doing yoga outside in Waterville

Being outdoors when you practice yoga has a lot of charms: the gentle breeze in your hair, warm sun on your face, feeling at one with nature. However there are a few distractions when your yoga class takes place outside! These can be anything from wildly varying temperatures, to curious passers-by or damp seeping through your mat. Now, obviously I’m talking about yoga outdoors in … Continue reading Yoga Outdoors in South West Ireland and what to expect! »

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is a kind of breathing exercise that we do in a sitting position in yoga classes. Not all classes include pranayama but there is almost always a short session towards the end of my classes. We sit comfortably for about 5-10 minutes counting the breath and manipulating the length of the inhale or the exhale. This can be done with a number of techniques … Continue reading What is Pranayama? »