Behind Yoga Shapes & Meanings

What is Yoga? A single word with many meanings. Most of the time the main meaning is related to the physical practice in which you should reach an optimal shape in "perfect" alignment, being strong and flexible enough to hold it in pure calm for many breaths as possible (without mentioning Kundalini Yoga energising techniques here). In any case, a...

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The storytelling of yoga

When I began the yoga teacher training in October 2016 I never imaged that 3 months later I would be doing yoga as a pregnant lady. This new role started about 5 months ago and I'm embracing it with all my heart at this point (almost finishing myΒ training to get certified). However, during the first 3 months of pregnancy, my...

3 Stages Behind The Practice of Yoga

Many people are curious about what yoga means and what are its true benefits. Others like it because is becoming a fashion trend, because yoga leggings and mats look cool, etc. However, I have classified the practice of yoga in 3 stages: 1- Superficial: It's the type of yoga we all start practicing. Even though the teacher might be trying to show...

Finding that teaching voice

I've been practicing yoga for the past 8 years or so (without counting the time spent as a kid performing asanas completely unaware that they were yoga poses!). Only until now it has become a "serious" thing to do. I'm formally studying to become a Yoga Teacher at Samadhi Studios Dublin. It's a strange journey. I'm starting to see the bigger...

The Truth About Movement & Awareness

When we question our lifestyle and beliefs (thoughts), willing to change our minds and find out who we really are, we begin to taste freedom. I'm just realising this perspective after reading several sacred texts and experiencing life from another point view. Although my family didn't teach me any of these things I know now, their catholic answers made me begin...

BALANCE, Yoga Practice Off The Mat! [Part 1]

To me, balance is one of the most difficult things to achieve. For example, when you want to change your lifestyle, and support sustainability, you need to spend more time trying to buy products and services that adjust to your new eco-friendly ideas and needs. This might mean buying more organic, eco-friendly products or handmade accessories. However, I wonder, can...