Daily Inspiration Dalai Lama Quote
"It is said that if you want to know what you were doing in the past, look at your body now; if you want to know what will happen to you in the future, look at what your mind is doing now."
There is another new section on the website titled 'Dalai Lama's second month's quote for the day' which can be found under the 'Blog' section.
I hope that you find these inspiring, and a nice way to start each day.
Meditation has been the cornerstone of Yoga for over 5,000 years
Some people may be surprised that Meditation was considered to be the most important and central part of one's yoga practice over thousands of years. And that the physical practices that we are so familiar with today, were simply introduced within the last 1000 years as a means to prepare the body and the mind for the finer and more transformation meditation practices. And the huge emphasis on physical practice has only occurred over the past 100 years.
Many Westerners like to think of this as progress... or evolution of Yoga. However, many modern physical yoga classes appear to be going off on a tangent and often missing that vital link of being a preparation and a support to one's meditation practice.
There is more information on this also under the 'Blog' section under 'Everything about Yoga'.
All the eco yoga retreats at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre honour the age old tradition of including meditation as an important part of one's practice.
If you are interested in starting a meditation practice yourself, and don't have access to a good meditation teacher, there is a Mantra Meditation CD available under the top level menu "Other" and then "Shop".
Yoga teachers in your own area
The section which lists yoga teachers in every County in Ireland has been re-vamped under the section "Yoga Ireland". This makes it much easier to find and make contact with yoga teachers when you are looking for classes in your own area.
If you get time, could you take a look to see if the good yoga teachers that you know about are listed, and to let me know if you see any missing teachers or ones who need to have their contact details updated.
We have approx 900 yoga teachers listed now and i am hoping that this section will grow over the coming months.
New Easy Free Spring Draw on the website
We are giving away a prize of a voucher for €300 in our free draw. The entry has been made much easier and can be seen from the link on the home page
under 'Latest News' titled 'Spring 2013 Free Yoga Draw'
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Help us 'get the word out' about our quality eco yoga retreats.