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About sunshineyogawexford

Yoga classes and workshops in Wexford/Ireland. Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Kids, Yoga philosophy and Meditation.

Sanskrit – a language of the gods?

There are about 170 000 words in the English language.  A finite number to express an infinite number of things – objects, thoughts, concepts, gross and subtle, real and imaginary. A tiny number to have available to us to describe … Continue reading

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Add Self-Care to Your Fitness Routine

Blog post by Sheila Olson (www.fitsheila.com)   Photo via Pexels Sticking to a daily fitness routine takes a lot of motivation and perseverance. Regular exercise benefits your mind and body in numerous ways, but there are other important actions you … Continue reading

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How to Include Yoga in Your Bedtime Routine

A new Guest Blog by Ellie Porter: You may think that a bedtime routine is only helpful for kids, but it’s beneficial for people of all ages. Creating a routine helps train your brain into knowing that when you do … Continue reading

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Yoga and Weight loss

Does Yoga help me loose weight? This is a question that sometimes comes up and the answer is clear, but not straightforward. So I thought I would address it today. When we think about any type of physical exercise for … Continue reading

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Understanding the practice of Ashtanga Yoga

  As it is September and a new beginners class is starting up, I thought it was a good time to write about the meaning of Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga Yoga has never been intended as a purely physical Asana practice … Continue reading

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What makes a true Yoga practice?

Yoga Sutra of the month Samadhi Pada 1.12 ABHYASA VAIRAGYABHYAM TANNIRODHAH (the restriction (of the fluctuations of the mind) is achieved through practice and dispassion. This Sutra is, in my opinion, one of the most important ones to remember for … Continue reading

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The only practice we really need..

Yoga Sutra of the Month One of my favorite Sutras, because there is so much to get out of. Because if we only practice by this one rule, the world would be a wonderful, kind and peaceful place. At least … Continue reading

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Greed and the Heroin Addict

Yoga Sutra of the month 2.39 APARIGRAHA STAIRYE JANMA KATHAMTA SAMBODHA “When steadied in greedlessness (he secures) knowledge of the wherefore of (his) birth(s).” (Translation by Georg Feuerstein)   This Sutra is probably a little confusing at first glance, but … Continue reading

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Consciousness and the physical body

The material universe isn’t created out of nothing. It is an accumulation of subtle energies. Our own body is a network of cells, which are an accumulation of molecules, which in turn are formed by atoms. These were previously thought … Continue reading

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Dualism vs Non Dualism

Dualism vs NonDualism Indian philosophies and it’s six points of view (darshana) vary slightly in many ways, as this knowledge was collected from different sources at different times and and places and based on different experiences. Samkhya for example is … Continue reading

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