Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Life Would Be Boring Without a Little Wine....





















For those of you who are starting your holiday shopping and celebrations already, here is a pose to cure that hangover or just simply destress :) After all, life would be boring without a little wine and a few bad habits. Use this pose to help flush the toxins out of your body this holiday season...

Reclining Big Toe Pose

This pose improves digestion which is a good thing if you are spending too much time in the donut shop.

1. Lie on your back on the floor.
2. Bend the right knee to your chest.
3. Grab the big toe with the first two fingers of your right hand. You can use a strap or bend your knee, if grabbing your toe is unavailable to you!
4. Straighten the right leg vertically.
5. Keep both legs straight and strong. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat to the other side.

Focus Points: Actively press leg and butt into the floor, don't let them ride up.
Other Benefits: Relieves hip joints. Eases menstrual pain. Tones spine. Eases stiff lower back and back of legs.

(The cute image above is courtesy of http://www.iyogalife.com/ and http://www.rescuegirl.com/)

Blessings and Namaste,

Anna

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

RELAX & RENEW: A 2 hr RESTORATIVE YOGA WORSHOP with me

I'm holding workshops on RESTORATIVE YOGA around Ireland. Check this out:

Relax and renew from these stressful times by learning how to unwind your body and uplift your spirit with this 2 hour Restorative Yoga Workshop. Be prepared to lose track of time, let go of your worries, breathe deeply and relax!

All postures (asanas) will be done in a passive manner with the support of blankets, blocks and other props. You will have an opportunity to linger peacefully in these soothing and well-supported poses with gentle hands-on adjustments, candle-light and lavender oils. The class will end with a ½ hour yoga nidra, a guided meditation that induces complete and deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

Restorative yoga is a practice that reduces your stress and improves your health. It is helpful when you feel stressed, week, or fatigued from daily activities or major life events. Restorative yoga is especially valuable for those suffering from stress, cancer, menopause, injury, depression or other challenges. Even those who feel perfectly healthy report that restorative yoga has helped them develop more energy and sleep better.

SUNRISE YOGA STUDIO
48a Patrick St. Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Friday, November 7th
6pm-8pm, Euro 25
Sign up by email or call: info@sunrise.ie or
01-2844477
http://www.sunrise.ie/

SAMADHI DUBLIN
The Wooden Building Cows Lane, Old City,
Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Sunday, November 23rd
12:30-2:30pm, Euro 25
Sign up by email or call:
087 1353095 or email info@samadhi.ie
http://www.samadhi.ie/dublinindex.htm

DUBLIN YOGA STUDIOS
Ranelagh - Darmouth Place, Dublin 06
Saturday, November 29th
4-6pm, Euro 25
Sign up by email or call:

01 4982284 or email info@yogadublin.com
http://www.yogadublin.com/ranelagh.html

YOGAVILLAGE
4b St Patricks Rd, Dalkey
Sunday, November 30th
11am-1pm, Euro 25
Sign up by email or call:
info@yogavillage.ie or 087 232 2481
http://www.yogavillage.ie/workshops.htm

Hope to see you at the workshops. Please let me know if you have any questions...

Blessings and Namaste,
Anna