David Collins

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Teen Yoga – an antidote to Social Media!

Nearly two thirds of Irish students interviewed as part of an international OECD study earlier this year revealed that they suffered from anxiety even when well prepared for an exam. 46% felt very tense even when studying. In all countries, girls reported greater school work-related anxiety than boys. Teenage girls were also found to […]

Manju Pattabhi Jois

It was a mid-July morning in 2007 and I was late for the first day of 4 Mysore mornings, organised by my friend Paul Whelan, with Guruji’s son, Manju Pattabhi Jois. Paula and I had been to Mysore in 2005 but I had never met Manju before. I hoped there was a way for […]

A Journey of Exploration

Ever stop and think to yourself, ‘How did I end up here’? Today, as I listened to reports of the start of the Leaving (State Exam for School Leavers, for any non-Irish reader!), I began to reflect on the circuitous route that had brought me to the path of Yoga. How did I […]

Finding the Balance

All too often we live as if on an emotional see-saw, tipping from high to low, from joy to disappointment, from one extreme to the other. In this See-Saw existence, happiness is fleeting and quickly changes to unhappiness. When we find balance there is ease, there is equanimity, there is a very natural […]

David’s Ashtanga Yoga Blog – The First One Ever!

It seems fitting to me that this, my first real blog ever, should appear on Guruji’s Anniversary. All the good things that have unfolded in my life, of which there are many, since I first heard the name, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, I attribute to him and I offer my sincere thanks to him […]

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

People often ask ‘What is Ashtanga Yoga?’ They have images in their minds of people doing various yoga postures or sitting in Lotus pose meditating, or lying on the floor relaxing. All of these images are correct, in that they represent some of the many practices of Yoga, yet none conveys the full story. […]

My Experience of Ashtanga Yoga

The following is by Clare McKeown who has been a student at Ashtanga Yoga for over two years, find out what she thinks about our course and her experience of Ashtanga Yoga.ir-leasing.rurpk-tramplin.ru
My Experience of Ashtanga Yoga…
I have been a student at Ashtanga Yoga Dublin for 2 years, and this year have enjoyed doing the […]