santosha – to be content.
Santosha or Contentment is one of the many teachings that I have begun to cultivate and strive towards through my own journey with yoga, this not only applies on the mat but off the mat also. It is my goal to share all my knowledge and experience gained on my journey so far through yoga.
It’s my belief that yoga is truly for everybody regardless of age or ability. Working and coordinating with your breath helps you to mindfully discover your comfortable edge while gaining strength and flexibility. I believe in work without stress, helping you to truly discover the endless benefits of practicing yoga.
My name is Ian I have a 500hr Yoga Teaching Certification from Mysore in India, I have weekly Foundation Hatha and Hatha Flow yoga classes in Glanmire and Watergrasshill. To learn more about the class styles pop onto the class description page.
There is also the option of private one to one or group classes, these can be held at a location of your choosing or I can accommodate for up to 4 students at my home in Glanmire. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to send me a message through here. Look forward to seeing you on the mat soon.
Ommmmmm Shanti Shanti Shanti
What is yoga?
Yoga, which means “union” or “harmony,” is both a philosophical system and a science whose goal is the attainment of self-awareness.
With its beginnings enshrouded in the prehistory of India, evidence of yoga practices has been found in the Indus Valley civilization of 2,000-4,000 B.C.E. Although ancient, yoga is not outdated. It has value for the modern world. Hatha yoga offers us the opportunity to deepen our self-understanding through physical movement, breathing, and meditation.
There are many different styles of yoga. Some styles are fast-paced and vigorous while others are very gentle and slow-moving. All of the styles of yoga have benefits, so evaluating your individual needs and personality type will help point you in the right direction.
Below are just some of the benefits of yoga:
- Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit.
- Helps with strength, flexibility range of motion and balance
- Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
- Revitalizes the body and mind
- Slows heart rate
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps to detoxify the system
- Improves the function of internal organs
- Balances muscular system
- Increases metabolism and energy
- Can help reduce depression, stress and insomnia