Mindfulness and Yoga | Yoga Ireland

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The practice of Yoga and Mindfulness is our topic of conversation this week with Catriona Mc Cormack of Yoga Ireland.

Catriona Mc Cormack - Yoga Ireland | Irish Wedding Chat

The practice of Yoga and Mindfulness is our topic of conversation this week. Catriona has been practising yoga for over 26 years. She qualified as a yoga teacher in 1996 and founded Yoga Ireland in 1997. Catriona encourages people to thrive in life, by nurturing their mind and body with Yoga.

Let’s jump straight in our Twitter Q & A with Catriona.

Q1: Is Yoga just for skinny and flexible people?

No! Our motto has always been “Yoga is for everyone”. There is a misconception sometimes around this. And, unfortunately, it prevents people from practising a very beneficial practice. Perhaps they have had a bad experience previously and it has put them off.

The key is to find the style of Yoga and the teacher that fits you at this moment.

You can then vary your practices and try other styles. Mix up the styles depending on your needs and goals as they change with your life. We specialise in Mindfulness and Self Care Yoga which suits everyone from the complete novice to the more experienced.

These styles of Yoga are highly beneficial for stress management. We teach everyone the basics and offer modifications to suit everyone’s abilities or disabilities including wheelchair users.

Q2 for Yoga Ireland: How can yoga help folks remain calm in the run-up to their wedding? | Irish Wedding Chat

Q2: How can Yoga help folks remain calm in the run-up to their wedding?

Yes! Organising an event like a wedding can be very stressful and take its toll on any couple. The key is to stay connected.

Doing something like Yoga together allows two people to relate to one another through assisted poses. From stretching your levels of trust. To strengthening your communication. Couples yoga can have a positive effect on your relationship that extends far beyond the physical. The practice is mutually beneficial for both participants. Studies show couples yoga has far-reaching benefits, from reduced anxiety to a better sex life.

Q3 for Yoga Ireland: What is the difference between a Yoga Class and a Yoga Therapy session? | Irish Wedding Chat

Q3: What is the difference between a Yoga Class and a Yoga Therapy session?

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, the therapist can fully focus on the client’s needs. For instance: specific requirements, limitations, illness and personal goals. 

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. And, in tandem with other complementary therapies.  

Which 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, I tailor a home program for each client to practise.

Q4 for Yoga Ireland: How do people know what type of Yoga suits them? Irish Wedding Chat

Q4: How do people know what type of Yoga suits them?

This depends on your needs and goals and specific challenges you might have at the time. The best thing to do is talk to us and we will guide you towards the appropriate, we are always happy to help and advise. We offer everything from group classes to corporate yoga, 121 sessions to private groups sessions including Hens and Stage groups. All our sessions are available online now.

We learnt a bit more about the benefits of Yoga during my interview with Catriona and her journey towards Yoga.

The Winner of the Four Week Online Yoga Course is Glitterbug! Wohoo! I hope you enjoyed our blog this week with Yoga Ireland. You can connect with Catriona on her social media

We really do love having our featured businesses and learning more about their business. We are always happy to help our fellow suppliers find a bigger audience. Our Twitter Hour helps us do that.

Join us me and our wonderful community of wedding and event service providers, suppliers and venues Wednesday’s at 8pm on Twitter when we show off our gifts, gowns, services, cars, cakes, flowers and so much more. It’s a virtual wedding fair. Hosted by Deirdre of 2D Graphic Design. And, check out our Instagram – which the lovely Sarah of SVS Concierge is there to look after you.

Reach out to us if you have any questions – we are happy to help.

Extinguish Limited Beliefs

Be your best self - sara anderson - life coach

Our Guest this week was the amazing Sara Anderson who talked about how to extinguish limited beliefs. I love Sara’s approach to coaching. She is very real and shares her self-doubts. I think you will find Sara’s Q & A with us really helpful and insightful.

Shall we dive straight in with our Q & A?

You are a life Coach, there are a lot of life coaches out there. What is particularly unique about what you do?

Q1 You are a life coach, what is particularly unique about what you do? 

I work using all the different modalities that I have trained in. My work has at its core empathy and
compassion. I provide a space for the client to share all that is going on for them.

Then I use my skills and intuition to uncover what limited belief is getting in the way. it is amazing how different life can look and feel once you release a core limiting belief. It is like magic.

What is a limited belief?

2. What is a limited belief?

Sometimes in life, try as we might , we can’t make something happen. We can’t loose weight, or we can’t
reach that goal or we can’t get the job we want.

Sometimes what is happening is we have a belief within us that is getting in the way of us moving forward. Sometimes the person that is stopping us moving forward is our thinking and our beliefs. Next time you feel a little stressed, ask yourself: In this moment, what am I telling myself?

I see you use EFT in your work. What is EFT?

I see you use EFT in your work. What is EFT?

Sara shared with a wonderful tapping round especially for brides and grooms that are stressed.

What can people do when feeling stressed?

What can people do when feeling stressed?
Topic: Extinguish limited beliefs

Pause, stop what you are doing, Put your hand on your heart and do a short breathing meditation ,
breathe in for 4, hold for 7, out for 8. Repeat. The earlier we catch ourselves when are stressed, the
easy it is to return to a calm place.

Be kind to yourself, look after yourself, catch when you are feeling stressed. Learn about self-compassion and then offer yourself lots of it. The world needs lots and lots of people who value and practise compassion

You run Compassionate Classes on developing self-compassion.
Why is self-compassion so important?

We all learn to be kind to other people. Many of us never learnt to extend this kindness to our self. We relate to ourselves with harsh words, put-downs and many of us are completely oblivion to how we talk
to ourselves.

We just have got so used to having that unkind voice inside, which many of u-say we need
to motivate ourselves to take action. The same as a child does not grow and thrive with criticism and put downs, neither do we. The more we can extend compassion to our self , the more we can lend compassion to others.

For anyone interested in learning more how do we get in touch?

Come along to a taster compassionate class this Friday.

You can find me on my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter. I’m always putting up things about compassion

I thoroughly enjoyed Twitter Chat with Sara…and looked forward to our Facebook Live Interview

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