Author Archives: Gamanrad

About Gamanrad

Therapeutic practitioner working on realisation as response to the ecological emergency (and all else besides).

A long, long time ago

I did something very stupid yesterday. In my defence, I was short of time, had just had a challenging day at work, and had a sore back, but I let myself get in a flap in the middle of Dublin … Continue reading

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Pranayama (that’s breathing to you and me), relaxation, blood pressure

When you inhale, your heart rate rises slightly. When you exhale it falls slightly. There are probably evolutionary reasons for this (possibly to do with the ‘diver’s breath’ mammals take in water), but Yoga practitioners have long exploited this knowledge … Continue reading

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International Day of Yoga: Mensa marking the event in Mayo with Dawn Yoga

India moved a Resolution in the United National General Assembly to declare June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The Resolution which was adopted unanimously on December 11, 2014 received a record 177 co-sponsorships of a total of 193 … Continue reading

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Keep safe while in class, or while practicing Yoga at home, by following these basic guidelines

Share relevant information. If you’re in a class, tell your teacher about any injuries, illness, conditions or problems that might affect your ability to certain poses or put you at risk. She can then advise on what you need to … Continue reading

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Meditation and Yoga with a timer

I love doing Yoga with a timer: you get such objective feedback. This Youtube audio lasts 20 minutes – not too long, I hope you’ll agree, to spend on mindfulness in action – and there’s a chime every 30 seconds. … Continue reading

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Keep safe while in class, or while practicing Yoga at home, by following these basic guidelines

Share relevant information. If you’re in a class, tell your teacher about any injuries, illness, conditions or problems that might affect your ability to certain poses or put you at risk. She can then advise on what you need to … Continue reading

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Our sphere of knowledge is shifting: we need to respond to this shift now

We need to update the epistemic sphere to include current information that makes clear the human impact on the rest of the biosphere. We need to update how we see ourselves in relation to context, so that, for instance, we … Continue reading

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What’s important in being a Yoga teacher?

Being professional. Being able to teach in a way that reflects one’s way of life. Openness, honesty. Wanting to learn. Being engaged and wanting to be engaged and in relationship, in partnership. Focussing on relationships – with students. Learning about … Continue reading

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Yoga classes in Aughleam – Game On!

I’m really excited that so many people in Aughleam want to start Yoga. What a wonderful, positive boost, and in the Spring, too! We all need to work to find ways to respond to the different crises we are facing, … Continue reading

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Taking the next steps, as a Doctor of Philosophy…

Today is my conferral day. In Cork. But I am in Mayo. The simple explanation for this is that I cannot afford to go to Cork, to receive the parchment that says I have attained a doctorate. I was upset … Continue reading

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