Love this place. There are so many different styles of yoga classes, something to suit everyone and times to suit everyone. Erin is a fantastic teacher. This is great addition to Bantry.
What do the chants mean?
Chants are written in the ancient language of Sanskrit. The direct translations for each mantra vary but encourage self-development and looking within one self for the skills to rise to challenges life presents. (Translations for the chants are available in the centre.)
How does the chanting effect the body physiologically?
When chanted, these ancient text create vibrations that stimulate the hympothalamus of the brain and the pitiuatary gland. The hypothalamus is linked to the nervous system and endocrine system via the pitiuatary gland, which controls the chemicals in the body and manages the nervous system. This vibration therapy also stimulate the 84 medians on the pallet.
Prana means ‘life-force’ and is also a common term used to described your breath. There are a variety of pranayama, breathing exercises. They can be used to balance the right and left hemisphere of the brain to improve concentration, heat and/or cool the body.
By practicing deep belly regulary, breathing lengthens the movement of the diaphragm, which massages the heart and digestive system. Pranayama oxygenates the blood, purifying the blood and respiratory system. Deep breathing delivers fresh oxygen to the brain, lungs, heart and capillaries. It balances and calms the nervous system. Pranayama steadies the mind, making it easier to concentrate. It can aid in relieving sympyoms associated with nervousness, anxiety, and headaches.
Be sure to disclose any health issues to the teacher before practicing, as there are certain conditions which may be contraindicated for certain pranayama practices. It is also recommended to disclose your intention to commence this practice with your health care provider before doing so.
Meditation is challenging the physical body to come to stillness and be in the present moment connected with your breath.
Benefits of Meditation
- Can help reduce anxiety, nervousness, fear
- Improves resilience towards pain and adversity
- Increases concentration and stamina
- Helps strengthen immune system
- Can aid in reducing high blood pressure
- Can help to create a sense of calm and focus
“One hour of meditation is equivalent to four hours sleep.”
– Swami Rama
Thought it was about time I made a review for the wonderful Life Balance Yoga! It was been my go-to spot for the past nine months since relocating to the area. I deeply appreciate the warm community here and the variety of class offerings and workshops. Erin is also always open to feedback or suggestions to enhance the studio experience.