‘Healthy Bones, Healthy You’ workshop

Date: Saturday October 8th Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm Venue & booking: Yoga Dublin, Ranelagh We practise yoga because it makes us feel good – helping mind, body, and spirit. But what if some of our favourite poses are causing us harm? What if our bones are not as strong...

New yoga videos

As well as the 15 minute chair yoga video I uploaded last week, there are now a weight bearing sequence and a short session of standing poses. I hope you enjoy practising and please send me feedback and suggestions.
Top tips for gut health

Top tips for gut health

Eat a high fibre dietWhole grains (e.g. brown rice, wholegrain pasta), fruit & vegPrevents constipation and reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and bowel cancerEat the rainbow of fruit and vegetablesDifferent colours of fruit and veg contain...

New online courses start in September

Date for your diary: Wednesday 14th September. New 7 week online course starts this Wed at 7.30pm. We will continue to focus on weight bearing, balance and alignment, while not forgetting correct breathing and relaxation. Any queries please ring/text...

6 tips for better sleep

1. Regular schedule – same time going to bed and getting up 2. Bedroom is dark, quiet, cool, comfortable and free from distractions (like phones, TVs..) 3. Avoid alcohol, heavy meals, and caffeine close to bedtime 4. Regular exercise (but not too close to bedtime) 5....

Quick snack ideas

Smoothies: A great portable snack for any time of day. Blend together some mixed berries, rocket, avocado, water, a tablespoon of milled flaxseeds and a teaspoon of tahini or a nut butter.Nut butters: Enjoy any of the nut butters, spread thickly on 1‒2 oatcakes for a...

American Heart Association – Tips for a healthy heart

  Maintain a healthy body weightEat lots of fruit and vegetablesEat whole grains e.g. oats, whole wheat, ryeEat good protein e.g. fish, nuts, beans, lentilsUse liquid plant oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, etc.) instead of animal fats or partially hydrogenated...

The Sanctuary – free resources

Sr Stan is one of my heroes and for me she becomes even more inspiring with age. She founded the Sanctuary in 1998 as a meditation centre for social change and it has helped countless people since then. As well as regular classes in house and online, they offer free...

Vitamin D

It is estimated that up to 75% of the world’s population is deficient in Vitamin D. Its main contribution is to our bone health. Most Vitamin D is got from UVB rays from sunlight – in Ireland we only get these in the summertime so a lovely sunny winter day...

Laughter Yoga

As the saying goes laughter is the best medicine. And we all know yoga is wonderful for our mental and physical wellbeing. So, Laughter Yoga must be truly amazing. Join the wonderful Simone Meschnig in this 26-minute video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-m4f-3hAY)...

Daily Practice

We all know from experience how difficult it is to establish a new habit, be that a daily yoga practice or taking regular time out to smell the roses/calm the mind or eating more healthily. The website...

Poor Memory? Brain fog? Avoid these foods

Is your concentration much worse than when you were younger? Do you worry about getting Alzheimer’s? Do you find it harder to understand new concepts? Food can help or hinder brain function. The real baddies to be avoided are: Sugar e.g., fizzy drinks, cakes,...