"Transform the world by giving people the tools to transform themselves"
Dr. Mansukh Patel
What is yoga?
The word Yoga means ‘unity’ and derives from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj ’meaning ‘to join’. The ethos of yoga is the basis of our passion for helping others to improve their health and wellbeing.
Most people have either had first-hand experience of yoga or know of someone who practices it – even if it’s famous actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow or professional rugby or football players. The science and practice of yoga is described in the ancient yogic text ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ written approximately 5,000 BCE. The text describes the Eight Limbs of Yoga which include the codes of abstinence and observance; posture work; breath control; sense withdrawal; concentration; meditation and Samadhi or super-conscious state. In the West the various schools of yoga focus on hatha yoga which incorporates posture work, breath control and meditation.
Who can practice yoga?
Everyone! At Kim Kinsella Therapies we are passionate about making yoga accessible to all – and even if you can’t touch your toes we will help you visualize getting there.
How can yoga help me?
We specialize in creating yoga programmes to suit your needs – whether you are looking to create a home practice for general health or to support you during pregnancy and childbirth. You may be experiencing a health issue such as back or joint pain; a neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or chronic pain. You may wish to learn about yoga techniques such as meditation and deep relaxation to aid sleep, reduce stress or help you cope with trauma or depression. At whatever level you cannot fail to improve you wellbeing in body, mind and spirit.
Our specialist yoga programmes include:
Dru Yoga – a gentle, flowing style of yoga which incorporates unique energy block release sequences; Dru yoga postures; breath work and deep relaxation.
Yoga for Pregnancy – safe, effective yoga postures and specially designed breathing techniques to help you through pregnancy and childbirth.
Yoga for the Special Child – a special programme to help children from birth to three years with developmental impairment to improve motor and cognitive skills.
Yoga for Health – a specially adapted yoga practice to suit your ability.
Mindfulness – The Art of Inner Calm – the ultimate deep relaxation technique.
Yoga is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you are unsure, or have any concerns, please consult your GP first.