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Zoe is a qualified Sattva Yoga and Meditation teacher. She has spent the earlier part of this year studying and practicing abroad in India. Zoe trained at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh.

Sattva Yoga is a holistic yoga practice which uses Pranayama, Himalayan Kriyas, Meditation, Mantra and Asana techniques. Zoe currently teaches yoga and workshops at the Yoga root studio in Westport, Co.Mayo. Check out their website at https://theyogaroot.org/ and see the video below.

Yoga is the spiritual path of self-realization and means unity in Sanskrit. It is a holistic health system which can improve the way we live as well as our mental health. Through the various yogic and mindfulness meditation practices mentioned above, we can modify and improve our intellect. We can become more aware of our thoughts and actions to improve our health and wellbeing.

Many of these can be reactive and destructive, causing an array of mental and physical illnesses in the world today. When we can transcend our minds, we can ultimately live a more peaceful happy life in tune with nature and our true self. Living a yogic life is not only about a physical practice it also focuses on how we live morally as individuals, what food we eat, what environment we live in. It is a guide on how to live life fully.

Yoga Is the Spiritual Path of Self Realization

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“You can not always control what goes on outside but you can control what goes on inside”

Pranayama is a yogic technique which works with breath. Prana means life fore, and Yama means tuning, so using our breath we can tune the subtle energy in our body. It is a very powerful technique and has many benefits such as calming, grounding and reducing anxiety. This practice can also increase the energy in one’s body leaving you feeling invigorated.

Kriya means action which creates expansion. Kriya’s are movements which work with the energy in the body creating powerful shifts. Kriya’s have the capacity to reach the cellular level of the body. Kriya’s from the Sattva Yoga tradition originates from the Himalayas.

They include Meditative Kriyas which both stabilize and increase energy within the body, Laya movements which are devotional heart movements, Mantras which create sound vibrations and Chi movements which access the prana energy. All of these different forms of Kriya’s have different benefits to the body and mind. They can calm, ground and stabilize or increase energy generating will power, determination, strength and the ability to transcend our ego.

The Importance of Meditation Lies with Its Ability to Allow One to Start Witnessing and Observing the Mind Without Judgement.

Meditation is one of the main practices of yoga. The importance of guided meditation lies with its ability to allow one to start witnessing and observing the mind without judgement. There are many different meditation techniques, some which focus on breathing and others which use mantra to refine the mind and focus. Sattva Yoga incorporates both practices.

Ayurveda

Zoe is a qualified Ayurvedic Nutrition, dietitian and Lifestyle Practitioner from the Ayurveda Pura Academy in London. Ayurveda is the science of life (ayur – science, veda – life). It is an ancient Indian holistic health system approximately 5000 years old. Ayurveda offers a holistic toolkit of food, herbs, yoga, meditation and lifestyle changes, to improve health and wellbeing and to prevent and to treat disease and eating disorders.

“Ayurveda Represents A Balance Between The Physical And Mental States And Nature”

It is believed when these are out of balance illness presents. Ayurveda is deeply connected with yoga, human nutrition and dietetics. Yoga being the spiritual dimension of Ayurveda. Zoe brings the healing aspects of Ayurveda into her yoga classes.