Author: Alexandra Carey

Because I am a Girl

Today is international #dayofthegirl which should obviously be everyday! But these organized campaigns are important to bring awareness to the very real issues girls suffer in the developing world where they are discriminated against in education, health, work and family. 

Yoga Immersion | 20 October 2018

Join me at the beautiful Aislinn Yoga Lodge for a luxurious two and half hours of yoga, meditation and a nutrient dense post yoga smoothie, Energy Balls and herbal tea. The theme of this immersion will be based on the Second Chakra, Svadhisthana. Svadhisthana is a great chakra to work on to support and nourish your body as we transition through the seasons. Not to mention it’s representative colour is orange which is very Autumnal! Our physical practice will focus on a hip openers, working through gentle flows where you can tap into a sense of creativity and fluidity. And we will consider how we can apply what we learn on the mat to our daily lives, in a really fun and relaxed way! We will start at 10am with a brief overview of our theme. Moving into some centering and grounding work to get us into our “yoga zone” followed by an hour and a half physical practice. We will then spend 30 minutes in a gorgeous guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra or …

Deconstruct Your Asana | Low Lunge

Low Lunge | Anjaneyasana   Instructions Come to an all fours, table top position. Take a moment to bring the knees to hip distance apart. Coming up on the finger tips, move the right foot forward to come on the inside of the right hand. Take a moment to make sure the right knee is now stacked over the right ankle and the knee is tracking the middle toes. The back hip will move forward away from the stack of the back knee into a deep lunge. There are two options for the position of the back foot. It may feel more stable to have the back toes curled under or you may want to rest on the top of the foot. Lengthen through the top of the head to elongate the spine. While pressing firmly into your base. Inhale taking the right hand ontop of the thigh and the left hand ontop of that. Take a moment here to find your balance and engage the tummy muscles (thinking of having a corset around the …

Deconstruct Your Asana | Warrior II

Warrior II | Virabradhrasana II Instruction: Begin by standing in Mountain Pose, toes facing the long edge of your mat. Extend arms out to the side and take a wide legged stance so your ankles are under your wrists. Turn your right foot so your toes are lined up with the top of your mat. Lift your left heel off your mat and turn toward the bottom of your mat to form a 30 degree angle. Move into a lunge with your right leg, stacking the knee over the ankle, the knee will track the middle toes. Lock the leg in place with a strong quad and press strongly into the foot. Pressing strongly into your left foot (both legs are working equally hard here), root down through the feet to rise the torso out of the hip points and turn the belly button towards the left (the right hip is open). Inhale and rise the arms up in line with shoulders, extending actively through the finger tips, while drawing the shoulders away from ears. …

Yoga Based Solutions

I believe that the secret to feeling good and looking your best hinges on developing a loving and caring relationship with yourself. That is why, for me, Yoga provides a perfect gateway to achieving health and happiness for the long term. Yoga allows us to learn how to listen, really listen, to what is going on inside. Our internal world can tell us so much about what we really need, rather than what we think we want. Cultivating a Yoga practice and opening your mind up to the possibility that you can be truly happy and content in your own skin no matter what circumstances life throws at you, can be the greatest give you will ever give yourself. I am a Yoga teacher and Nutritionist and I have developed a unique program which can help anyone achieve whatever health goal it is that they would like to achieve. Yoga Based Solutions is a method that combines developing a consistent yoga and meditation practice with making healthier choices when it comes to what we eat …

Yoga Immersion | 22 September

Join me at the stunning Aislinn Yoga Lodge for a luxurious two and half hours of yoga, meditation and a nutrient dense post yoga smoothie. The theme of this immersion will be based on the Third Chakra, Manipura. Our physical practice will focus on core work, creating heat and working through challenging postures with a confident mindset. And we will consider how we can apply what we learn on the mat to our daily lives, in a really fun and relaxed way! We will start at 10am with a brief overview of our theme. Moving into some centering and grounding work to get us into our “yoga zone” followed by an hour and a half physical practice. We will then spend 30 minutes in a gorgeous guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep”, finishing off with a super refreshing, nutrient dense, homemade post yoga smoothie. As always, all levels of ability are welcome. If you would like to discuss suitability further please contact me. The cost of the immersion is €40. A small …