Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a good summer and that you are practicing lots of yoga with all the rain keeping you inside! I will be teaching the following classes in Mullingar this autumn:

Mondays  7 – 8.30 p.m. Yoga & Ayurveda in Mullingar Community College. Starts 24 September 2012. If you want to book a place, you will have to contact them directly @ 044-9340786

Tuesdays 7 – 8 p.m. Beginners Yoga in the Parish Community Centre, Bishopsgate St. Starts 4 September 2012. This course covers modified forms of the yoga postures as discussed in this blog. It is suitable for anyone who wants a more gentle form of yoga, regardless of whether you are a beginner or not. Fee: 6 weeks – 50 Euro. To book a place, you can text or phone me @ 087 930038

Wednesdays 7 – 8 p.m. Continuation Yoga in the Parish Community Centre, Bishopsgate St. Starts 5 September 2012. You must complete the Beginners course first before joining this class. Fee: 6 weeks – 50 Euro. To book a place, you can text or phone me @ 087 9300380

Below I have listed a few tips for getting the most out of your yoga class:

  • Do not eat for at least 2 hours before a class. This is because when you take food, your body’s No.1 priority is to digest whatever you have eaten. This means you won’t have very much energy left over for yoga. Plus, imagine standing on your head after consuming a big bowl of chilli…enough said.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a blanket to class. If you don’t have a blanket, a thick towel, like a beach towel will do.
  • Please inform me of any medical conditions or injuries that you have. In this way I can adapt the class plan to suit your needs.
  • Yoga is practiced in bare feet. Don’t worry about this. Everyone thinks their feet are the ugliest in the world. Rub some coconut oil into them before you go to bed and their condition will improve. Feet are very forgiving.
  • Yoga is non-competitive. The aim is not to get or achieve anything but to have some quiet time to make a connection with yourself. It’s what happens on your mat that counts. You change the world by changing yourself first.
  • People often get confused by when to breathe in and when to breathe out. The most important thing is to just to keep breathing. However, when in doubt, breathe out! If you are a total beginner of yoga, think of yourself as standing at the tip of a tip of a gigantic iceberg. That’s how vast the system of yoga is. Give yourself lots of time to learn it.
  • Drink plenty of water after the class to flush out the toxins that have been released with all the stretching and breathing.
  • Most important of all, enjoy the class and don’t be afraid to try out what you learn at home.

Hope to see you all again, soon,

Orla