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Join The 10 Day Meditation Challenge

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10 Days To Discover A New You

You know how to change your life, you just sometimes need the help to understand the answers already inside you.

Meditation helps you to unlock your potential and step into who you truly are. It allows you to see the world through new eyes and gain a new perspective on yourself. 

Join Maeve for these short 20-25 minute sessions available in the video library on the Himalaya Yoga Valley app and see the benefits of a daily meditation practice after just 10 days. Share your journey and discoveries with other yogis on our members’ hub

Meditation helps you to believe in yourself and your self-worth and when combined with journaling it can transform your life. Make sure that you complete the journal prompts immediately after each day’s meditation to further help you put this practice into action.

Before each practice, find a quiet space and sit comfortably. If your body is not comfortable, your brain can’t relax, so find a space that suits you, as everybody is different. Read our blog how meditation can improve your life for meditation tips for beginners.

Finding yourself

Day 1 

Meditation on So Hum – Journey to ‘I am’ 

This Meditation will take you back to the ultimate source of your being – ‘I AM’

Day 2

Meditation on Self Belief

This meditation focuses on self-belief. You will gradually see yourself replacing your self-doubt with self-belief.

Day 3

Heart Meditation 

Meditating on Heart Centre can bring you joy, compassion, peace and forgiveness.

Day 4

Meditation on Gratitude

This is a meditation to bring you into a space of gratitude. Gratefulness to the present moment brings peace of mind, staying in a mind-space where there are no complaints. All we feel in this meditation is gratitude for what we have.

Day 5

Mindfulness of Breath Meditation 

A mindful meditation and mantra that focuses on breathing and being in the moment.

Day 6

Meditation and Pranayama – Peace and Calm

A short Bhramari Pranayama followed by a Guided Meditation to bring Peace & Calm to your being.

Finding your connection to the world around you

Day 7

Connecting you with Earth Element

A short session of Pranayama followed by Meditation focusing on our connection with Earth Element.

Day 8

Silent Meditation 

This Silent Meditation mainly focuses on watching your mind, managing your thoughts while being silent and looking within. Here Maeve also uses the singing bowl to bring your mind back to the present if distracted.

Day 9 

Connect with the Divine Within

We all have divinity within us, and this guided Meditation will help you touch the divinity within you.

Finding your connection to those around you

Day 10

Meditation on Compassion for Self and Others

Here Maeve guides you to the space of compassion for yourself and others.

After your 10-day meditation journey:

  • Work to build meditation into your daily life
  • Be consistent
  • Find a quiet space and make this your meditation spot

Journal Prompts

Journalling is a great way to set your intentions before your meditation and discover what you learned about yourself afterwards. Here are some prompts that you can write about on your journey:

  • What affirmation resonated with you the most during class, and why?
  • Before your practice, free write 3 pages, letting your mind clear itself before settling into your meditation. Do you have the same thought patterns? Has anything received clarity or enlightenment?
  • In past times, many people believed there were four elements
    • Air represented communication, intellect, and inspiration.
    • Fire represented passion, energy, courage, and freedom.
    • Water represented intuition, healing, cleansing, and love.
    • Earth represented stability, abundance, and staying grounded.

Write about the element that you think is most symbolic of your nature, and why…and/or write about the element that you need most in your life right now, and why.

  • Write a meditation for all the things you’re grateful for now…and then write one for the good things that haven’t happened yet, but you know are coming your way
  • What thoughts occurred during your meditation today?
    • How did this differ from other days?
    • What do you wish for the world?
    • What do you wish for yourself?

Start your meditation journey today on the Himalaya Yoga Valley App

How Meditation Can Improve Your Life

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Why We Chant – Meditations and Mantras

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 Chanting Mantras

Mantra practice is a central aspect of traditional Yoga. The foundational, primary sounds are called seed vibrations in the most ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. In the Hindu and related Dharmic traditions that use mantra meditation as a regular part of yoga practice, there is a mantra for everything; for every illness, disease and every challenge. We don’t have to understand the words of the mantra and we don’t have to have a good singing voice to practice mantras. It’s not about singing in the usual sense, but rather the vibration of the sounds. By enunciating the Sanskrit words and vibrating a certain combination of sounds, the tongue taps certain points along the roof of our mouths, much like acupressure points, sending signals to the hypothalamus in the brain.

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Weekend Workshops with David Swenson!

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Exciting News!

We have a weekend of workshops with world renowned yogi, David Swenson, coming your way this February.

 David is known as one of the world’s foremost practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga and is bringing his insight and knowledge into TWO amazing workshops during the first weekend of February, coming to you from Maui!

MEET DAVID SWENSON

David began his journey of Yoga in 1969 when he and his brother Doug practiced in a small park at the end of their street in Houston, Texas. There were few sources for yoga at that time so they practiced from whatever books they could find.

In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master. He made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.

Today David is recognized as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He tirelessly travels year round to teach and offer workshops. His courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to all levels of practitioner to participate.

Friday

 

BREATH, BANDHAS and PRANAYAMA

Seeking the Unseen and Experiencing the Intangible

Our first act of life as we enter this world is to inhale and our last act before departing is to exhale. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. The ancient yogis gave it great thought and in so doing developed intricate methods of harnessing breath to gain control of the mind and to see the world with greater clarity.

This class will delve into the realms of specialized Yogic Breathing as well as the subtle and highly misunderstood internal energy valves known as Bandhas. There is much confusion surrounding these mystical tools and the part they play in the regulation and control of pranic flow. David will share information he gained directly from K. Pattabhi Jois as well as a series of practical exercises he has developed himself to assist the practitioner in gaining a greater understanding of these subtle yet powerful energy gateways of yoga. David has an amazing ability to convey complex ideas in simple terms. All are sure to leave with new insights and useful tools for personal practice regardless of their system.

Come and Feel the Prana!

Friday 5th February 2021

 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 €20

 

Saturday:

FLYING FLOATING AND HANDSTANDING

A Fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm-balances

One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga flow is the vinyasa. In this class David will break the vinyasa down into its basic components. He likes to refer to this as: “The Physics of Flight”. Participants will explore techniques for creating greater lightness and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease.

The class will also explore the elements of handstands and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. David will address this issue and offer techniques and practical methods of approach to allow for greater confidence and ability that can be carried away and applied within a personal practice.  This will all be done through the avenue of insightful and simple methods he has designed through decades of practice and teaching others. There will be partner work as well as individual techniques offered. There is always plenty of laughter and fun as well as a depth of information David’s classes. All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.

Come and Experience the Joy of Flight!

 Saturday 6th of February

 8am – 10am

€20

 

Book now and secure your place through the booking page or on the Himalaya Yoga Valley app!

January Workshops

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We have some great online yoga workshops coming your way this January!

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November Workshops

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We have some great online yoga workshops coming your way this November!

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