Experiencing yoga inside the Marble Arch Caves

THE downward dog is extraordinary when it is performed in the oldest yoga studio in the world. I had the opportunity to take part in a physical, mental, and spiritual practice hidden beneath the mountains and woodlands of west Fermanagh in a magical world of caverns, sinkholes and underground rivers. The Marble Arch Caves let people explore these areas whilst […]

COLUMN: The importance of relaxation and how to relax

RELAXING and knowing how to relax are an important part of managing stress, worry, anxiety and depression. For some people this can be walking, or running, or cycling or yoga. Whatever it is, taking structured time out to relax – and to process what is going on within us – is important. The most important […]

COLUMN: 300% increase in use of yoga and meditation

A STUDY published on January 31st, 2024 which featured in the New York Times, and was conducted by the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), revealed that the use of yoga and meditation for health conditions experienced significant growth from 2002 to 2022. Researchers gathered data points over a […]

Can yoga and meditation help change your DNA?

RECENTLY, I picked up on a few articles and studies on how yoga can change our DNA – for the better of course! A nice summary appeared on Fox News online and I have included it in this article as the findings are really exciting! Yoga has long been known to improve the quality of […]

Yoga, meditation, breathing practices during pregnancy

IF you are thinking about getting pregnant, then its time you also thought about yoga. You should also work with an experienced yoga professional who has many years’ experience working with people with different conditions including pregnancy. WEBMD has a brilliant article on the benefits of yoga for pregnancy and practicing prenatal yoga can benefit both […]

Share Village launches relaxing yoga retreat

AS IT continues to expand on its ever-growing list of activities, Share Discovery Village is launching a new yoga relaxation retreat this month. Aimed at those who may need to take some time out of their busy schedule to “rest, relax and restore this spring”, the two-day New Beginnings Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat takes place at […]