We hear a lot about how yoga can help us manage our anxiety levels. Deep down we all have a sense of peace and calm that we were born with, unfortunately, life and the hustle and bustle of living gets in the way every day. Let’s examine four ways that a regular yoga practice can… Continue Reading
The terms mindfulness and meditation are often used jointly in discourse and media articles these days. To the newcomer, they seem to mean roughly the same thing. In practice, both disciplines can dovetail into each other and even overlap. So how do you tell them apart and practice effectively? Mindfulness is the practice of focussing… Continue Reading
Clients often ask how pilates and yoga differ. To a newbie, they both look quite similar in practice and in photographs, so how do we tell them apart? Pilates is mainly concerned with improving the strength of the core muscles. It also works on toning muscles, body control and flexibility. Yoga focuses on a broader… Continue Reading
Outdoor yoga and unpredictable Irish summers are not always the easiest of bed-fellows generally speaking. This year however, yoga in the park has probably enjoyed more of a moment, between the showers, than ever due to COVID. Attendees tend to bring their own mats, especially these days and social distancing is usually quite possible. For… Continue Reading
Recently, l reached out to yogis, students and teachers with a series of questions about online yoga versus face to face classes and here is what I found out. Have we welcomed the growth of Online Teaching? 85% of those surveyed have welcomed online teaching as part of the new normal while the… Continue Reading
Regular and sustained yoga practice offers so many benefits, here are just ten. Check out out our guest blog on The Wellness Orchard.
When we purposefully focus our attention on a specific thing, our mind gradually quietens. Mindfully gazing at a single object of focus has been a practice in Buddhist and Yoga traditions for thousands of years. If you are practising a single point of focus for the first time, you may find yourself easily distracted and… Continue Reading
Our blog entitled Mindfulness tips for remote workers has just been published, see link here in HR Headquarters.
We continue to live in uncertain times, with many elements of it, still not within our control as we emerge from Covid lock-down. Normally the stress hormones – adrenalin and cortisol – keep us safe from danger in daily life, of late this cocktail of hormones, has had us on higher alert, as we deal… Continue Reading
Here at Yogapal, we love other brands, who like ours, want to help you look good and make you look great. Yogapal recently came across some great yoga pants from the lovely people at Avarose and we really adored them. Maybe in the past, like us, you have fallen foul of the see-through black leggings… Continue Reading
These beginners yoga practices and yoga tips are suitable for all ages and abilities. The increasing speed of modern technology, all day zoom meetings, hours spent sitting at the desk or kitchen table can take their toll. Add to that the general pace at which we expect each other to react now can cause tempers… Continue Reading
If we look back to one year ago, we could hardly have conceived that so much of our lives would be lived or experienced through webcam services. Taking yoga as an example, most of the students and teachers I know, myself included, enjoyed great one-to-one relationships with our teachers. Since Covid hit, on-demand and live… Continue Reading