Yoga Maynooth

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Relax with Yoga

Popular techniques to reduce stress

Many of the popular techniques found to reduce stress derive from yoga:

Controlled breathing

Yoga nidra (relaxation)

Physical movement

Mental imagery

Stretching

Yoga

Yoga, derives its name from the word, “yoke”—to bring together—does just that, bringing together the mind, body and spirit. But whether you use yoga for spiritual transformation or for stress management and physical well-being, the benefits are numerous.

What are the effects of Yoga’s on the body:

The following is only a partial list of yoga’s benefits:

reduced stress

sound sleep
reduced cortisol levels
improvement of many medical conditions
allergy and asthma symptom relief
lower blood pressure
smoking cessation help
lower heart rate
spiritual growth
sense of well-being
reduced anxiety and muscle tension
increased strength and flexibility
slowed aging process

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Yoga Therapy Maynooth

What is Yoga therapy?

There is a significant difference between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session. Yoga therapy is a private one to one session with a qualified Yoga Therapist. Unlike a group class situation the therapist can fully focus on the clients needs. For instance specific requirements,limitations,illness and personal goals.

What does yoga therapy involve?

An initial consultation is held with all new yoga therapy clients. This allows clear objectives and goals to be defined. In addition to any prior injuries or health issues to be noted. Breathing, postures mindfulness are discussed and a tailor-made home program is designed for each client.

What are the benefits of Yoga therapy?

Yoga as a therapy can be used to address specific physical or emotional limitations. In a general sense, it can address things like back problems, stress management, illnesses, pain management, post Injury, toning certain muscle groups. Together we discuss what your personal goals are and how to achieve them.

What are the aims of Yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy aims to place the body in a position of self-healing with the help of a therapist. It can restore the natural balance and harmony, bringing positive good health to all parts of life – physical, mental and spiritual. It can be practised in conjunction with any medical treatments you are already receiving, and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. No prior experience of yoga is necessary before starting. It cultivates body/mind integration and a sense of harmony with life.

 

Cost?

The initial Yoga therapy consultation session is €90 as it will last up to 90 minutes. Following on from this with 60-minute sessions which cost €80.

One of the advantages of choosing a Yoga therapy session is that you will receive a tailor-made daily plan to aid your progress.

What Yoga Ireland teacher offers Yoga Therapy?

Catriona Mc Cormack

Read more: Teacher Catriona Mc Cormack in the Independent Newspaper

Contact Catriona McCormack

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Strength through yoga

Strength Training Through Yoga

Yoga incorporates your body weight to strengthen by movement instead of external objects like dumbbells.  This culmination of body science and mobility to strengthen your body is magical. Strength training through yoga has an added advantage of improving muscle flexibility, which helps you avoid injuries. The complex movements bring balance and movement that are vital for strengthening your body.

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Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy is a private one to one session with a highly qualified and experienced Yoga Therapist. Catriona Mc Cormack has over 20 years successfully working with clients through Yoga.

What does yoga therapy involve?

An initial consultation is held with all new yoga therapy clients. This allows clear objectives and goals to be defined. In addition to any prior injuries or health issues to be noted. Breathing, postures mindfulness are discussed and a tailor-made home program is designed for each client.

What are the benefits of Yoga therapy?

Yoga as a therapy is a one to one session. Unlike a group class situation the therapist can fully focus on your requirements. It can be used to address specific physical or emotional limitations. In a general sense, it can address things like back problems, stress management, illnesses, pain management, post Injury, toning certain muscle groups. Together we discuss what your personal goal is and how to achieve them.

What are the aims of Yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy aims to place the body in a position of self-healing with the help of a therapist. It can restore the natural balance and harmony, bringing positive good health to all parts of life – physical, mental and spiritual. It can be practised in conjunction with any medical treatments you are already receiving, and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. No prior experience of yoga is necessary before starting. It cultivates body/mind integration and a sense of harmony with life.

How long do Yoga therapy sessions last?

You can expect that the initial consultation would be between 60 & 90 minutes. This would be followed by sessions that can last up to 1 hour depending on your requirements.

Cost?

The initial Yoga therapy consultation session is €90 as it will last up to 90 minutes. Following on from this with 60-minute sessions which cost €80.

The advantage to choosing a Yoga therapy session is that you will receive a tailor-made daily plan to aid your progress.

What Yoga Ireland teacher offers Yoga Therapy?

Catriona Mc Cormack

Read more:  Catriona Mc Cormack in the Independent Newspaper

Contact Catriona McCormack

 

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Yoga for Backpain

What is Yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy is a private one to one session with a highly qualified teacher and experienced Yoga Therapist.

What does yoga therapy involve?

An initial consultation is held with all new yoga therapy clients. This allows clear objectives and goals to be defined. In addition to any prior injuries or health issues to be noted. Breathing, postures mindfulness are discussed and a tailor-made home program is designed for each client.

What are the benefits of Yoga therapy?

Yoga as a therapy can be used to address specific physical or emotional limitations. In a general sense, it can address things like back problems, stress management, illnesses, pain management, post Injury, toning certain muscle groups. Together we discuss what your personal goal is and how to achieve them.

What are the aims of Yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy aims to place the body in a position of self-healing with the help of a therapist. It can restore the natural balance and harmony, bringing positive good health to all parts of life – physical, mental and spiritual. It can be practised in conjunction with any medical treatments you are already receiving, and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. No prior experience of yoga is necessary before starting. It cultivates body/mind integration and a sense of harmony with life.

How long do Yoga therapy sessions last?

You can expect that the initial consultation would be between 60 & 90 minutes. This would be followed by sessions that can last up to 1 hour depending on your requirements.

Cost?

The initial Yoga therapy consultation session is €90 as it will last up to 90 minutes. Following on from this with 60-minute sessions which cost €80.

The advantage to choosing a Yoga therapy session is that you will receive a tailor-made daily plan to aid your progress and follow up support.

What Yoga Ireland teacher offers Yoga Therapy?

Catriona Mc Cormack

Read more: Teacher Catriona Mc Cormack in the Independent Newspaper

Contact Catriona McCormack

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Cat stretch

Cat stretch or (Marjariasana) in Sanskrit

Cat pose is one of the most common poses practiced in yoga and is a wonderful way to promote spinal mobile.

Technique:

  • Start on all fours, like a four legged table.
  • Place your hands directly under the shoulders and flat on the ground.
  • Now place your knees under your hips and hip distance apart.
  • Take a moment to focus on your breathing. As you exhale, drop your head and ease your chin towards your chest, if this is uncomfortable for your neck allow your neck to remain straight.
  • Arch your back up towards the ceiling, drawing your abdominal muscles towards your lower back .
  • Be mindful not to tense your shoulders easing them away from your ears.
  • Hold the pose for 6-8 slow breaths and return to the table like pose. Repeat 4-6 times.

Benefits Of the Cat Stretch

  • Stretches back muscles
  • Promotes spinal flexibility
  • Strengthens wrists and shoulders
  • Massages the digestive organs helping to improve digestion
  • Tones the abdomen
  • Relaxes the mind
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