Posts by: Dan Kirby

Sankalpa – Creating Your Conscious Intention

16th January 2021

Yoga as a journey of self-inquiry begins with intention. An integral part of yoga as transformation, as a method of creating conscious change, starts with self inquiry and setting an intention. In yoga, we are invited to look inside and to create a Sankalpa – the simplest translation is ‘conscious intention’ or maybe even ‘heart’s […]

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Yoga and Ayurveda for Winter

19th December 2020

Seasons change…and what can those changes teach us? An invitation to listen to our bodies…and to respect our own rhythms. Seasons change To be honest, most of us at Himalaya Yoga Valley usually travel from summer to summer with a few transitional spring or autumn days to mark a change in location and latitude. We […]

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Can I become a Yoga Teacher Online?

27th September 2020

Is online Yoga Teacher Training right for you? Through the lens of over 14 years of experience training Yoga Teachers, we look at some of the pros and cons of becoming a Yoga Teacher online. The rise of Online Yoga Teacher Training Although online Yoga Teacher Training has been around for a while now, its […]

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Yoga and Fibromyalgia

23rd September 2019

  Treating fibromyalgia through Yoga The word “Fibromyalgia” stems from New Latin, “fibro”, meaning fibrous tissue (connective), “myo” meaning muscle, and “algos” meaning pain. The term fibromyalgia describes the symptoms precisely: “pain of the muscle and connective tissue”. Fibromyalgia was first described by the American College of Rheumatology in 1990. It is characterized by chronic, widespread […]

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How to Build Resilience and Dissolve Stress

29th July 2019

  Looking at Stress through the lens of Emotional Anatomy,  Yogic Psychology and Neuroplasticity   “By understanding our emotional anatomy, we see how stress impacts our posture and immune system.” – Adam Divine Resilience is our ability to bounce back from what life throws at us – in essence, our inner strength. In order to […]

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Yoga for Burnout

25th June 2019

Use the quick links below to navigate this article: – Introduction – What is stress and how does it link to burn out? – The eastern approach to healing – How can yoga help? – Asana for burnout – Pranayama for burnout – Other practices for burnout – Conclusion Introduction In our overstimulated world, we […]

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6 Poses to Open your Shoulders

11th June 2019

   Importance of opening the shoulders Working on opening the shoulders is something that can be overlooked in our asana practice. Having more open shoulders improves our overall posture, particularly if we spend our days working from a desk or hunched over a laptop. Flexibility in our shoulders is also an important factor in […]

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Yoga for Corporate and Office Workers

27th May 2019

  Sickness and disease have no place in the life of a person who does not accept and tolerate self-limiting thoughts, which are the real seed of our myriad ailments. We often stand by the belief that disease and illness are our fate and destiny, rather than health and bliss, which are truly our birthright […]

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Yoga for Resilience

30th January 2019

  “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela Use the quick links below to navigate this article: – Building Resilience – Yogic Insights On Resilience – Cultivating Benificial Behaviors – Solving Proplems with Communication and Action – Finding the […]

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How Yoga can Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety

1st October 2018

Written in support of World Mental Health Day 2018   Anxiety is one of the most commonly cited reasons for joining Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Cork, and these are just the people who are seeking help for their disorder. Studies show that young people are less likely than any other age group to seek professional […]

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Yoga for Depression in Young Men

25th September 2018

How can yoga support young men with depression and help prevent suicides?   Written in support of World Mental Health Day 2018   ‘The body today is nothing but the accumulation of our past, thoughts emotions and actions’ – Gregor Maehle Imagine there was a disease that had been killing men around the developed world […]

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Brand New Asana Breakdown Series

2nd September 2018

New Videos designed for Yoga Teachers   Learn techniques and modifications to progress your practice and support your students in Lalit’s new series of Asana Breakdown Videos As part of our commitment to providing continuing support and education to our graduates, Lalit has put together a new series of Asana Breakdown Videos designed to give […]

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