Specialising in the Satyananda, Bihar School of Yoga, Grainne’s classes are put together to unite our selves on three levels – that of the head or intellect; heart or feeling; and of the hands or action.
Yoga is a set of practical tools available to everyone to enhance our lives. The yoga that we teach today originates in ancient Indian philosophy but similar practices can be traced to celtic and other ancient traditions.
Yoga literally means union. We function at three levels, greater awareness comes when the head, heart and hands are in harmony. The practices in the Satyananda, Bihar school of yoga, are systematically put together to unite these aspects of ourselves. By constant practice we can begin to live our lives with greater awareness.
- gently stretch and strengthen your physical body
- bring awareness to the different parts of your body
- connect your mind and breath to release unnecessarily held tensions.
- stimulate and bring about balance to the different systems of your body
New Courses Commencing Thursday 21st April
11.00am – 12.30pm Gentle Yoga Cloughjordan, Yoga and Meditation Centre
3.15pm – 4.15 pm Yoga for Parkinsons Nenagh, Pastoral Centre
8.00pm – 9.30pm Gentle Yoga continuation Cloughjordan, Yoga and Meditation Centre
6.30pm – 7.45pm Yoga Beginners Thurles, Source Arts Centre
7.45pm – 9.00pm Yoga Continuation Thurles, Source Arts Centre
Morning Workshops: Monthly
Yoga Cleansing Days
Individual and group classes available on request
Some of the different practices in Satyananda Yoga include:-
- Kaya Sthairyam (body steadiness): This technique focuses on the body parts and sensations in the body as a means to steadiness and stillness.
- Asana (postures): These are a set of poses created to gently stretch and strengthen the physical body. They help to stimulate and bring about balance to the different systems of the body. These include the nervous, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, reproductive and cardiovascular systems, thus improving overall wellness.
- Pranayama (breathing techniques): These induce balance and increase your vital energy flow.
- Mudras: This translates as attitude or gestures. These can be a whole body position or hand position that connects subtle pathways to unite your physical body, mind and vital energy.
- Bandhas: This translates as to hold, tighten or lock. There are three main locks used: the throat, abdominal and root lock. By applying locks we can redirect energy, blood flow and lymph, massaging and stimulating different organs, glands and nerves.
- Shatkarmas: These are cleansing techniques that purify the whole body. They include Neti, nose cleansing; Shankhaprakshalana, alimentary canal cleansing; Kunjal, stomach cleansing; Kapalbhati, frontal brain cleansing; and Trataka, steady gazing for the eyes.
- Chanting and Nada yoga: This is the yoga of sound. Using chants and sound vibration is an uplifting and energising practice.
- Chakra awareness: Chakras are vortices of energy in the body. Although they are situated in the subtle energy body, they correspond to the nerve plexuses in the physical body. When the chakras are awakened, they act as switches illuminating the higher faculties and dimensions of consciousness.
- Yoga Nidra: This is a lying practice which alleviates physical, emotional and mental states of your being, allowing you to connect with a deep inner stillness and quietness.
- Meditation: Meditation techniques are practical tools which allow you to observe your physical body, the mind, how we think and perceive life, and the emotional body.