Yoga for the Stages of Menopause

Yoga for the stages of Menopause The word menopause if mentioned at all, is often done in hushed tones. It is usually considered as a point in life when hot flushes, overactive bladder, and other embarrassing symptoms begin. Did you know that it is during...

How to Start a Yoga Practice 2021

How to Start a Yoga Practice 2021 Are you looking forward to 2021? We are! As we enter the new year, with hopes of a more permanent solution to the pandemic, many of us are thinking of January as a fresh start. With the new year naturally comes new year resolutions....

Yoga and Pilates during the Pandemic

It seems like whenever we are settling into a new routine a new restriction comes along and pushes us to readapt yet again. All this uncertainty keeps forcing us to change! Every week we tweak something within Breathe Yoga & Pilates. Some changes are mandatory...

Keeping Your Spine Healthy With Yoga And Pilates

Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Without it, you could not keep yourself upright or even stand up. It gives your body structure and support. It allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. It can however cause us the most...

Featured Poses Series – #2 Shoulder Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)

Lying in supine, knees bent with feet flat on the floor Feet & knees should be hip distance apart & parallel Arms lying alongside the body with the palms facing down – ground the top of the shoulders down. Keep the back of the neck long with the chin...

Featured Poses Series – #1 Tree Pose (Vrksana)

Stand in Tadasana, mountain pose – feet hip width apart. Ground your feet into your mat – drawing up through your thighs to create strength & stability. Keep your pelvis in neutral and lengthen through your spine. Fix your gaze on a spot that is not moving – your...

The Luxury of Yoga

I had the pleasure recently of going on a yoga holiday in Donegal over the June bank holiday run by Elma & Patsy Toland (https://www.facebook.com/Thespout). They were amazing hosts and I really enjoyed every minute of the 3 days we spent in sunny Donegal. Elma was...

Giving Up versus Taking Up

It’s that time of year again with when traditionally people think about giving something up for Lent (whether you’re religious or not). From giving up smoking, chocolate, sugar or alcohol we usually think solely about giving up. Well this year what about...