Get to the Heart of Your Health-Care Needs!
Set in the stunning location of Clarinbridge Woods (SCCUL Sanctuary), AKYOGA Offers Private & Group Mindfulness, Yoga & Breath-work Programmes. City location coming shortly.
Stress touches all corners of an individual's life including work and relationships, with long-term alarming health consequences if left unaddressed.
Why is stress so bad for us? Normal stress is a state during which physiological changes occur in order to enable the body to perform its functions for survival in the world. Over short periods of time stress reactions can be productive; for instance, the bodily changes that take place before a competition or exam can release the necessary chemicals and hormones to propel us into motion and focus our minds. If, however, this adrenaline rush is sustained over long periods, then the body is under a constant state of alarm, which will eventually cause a depletion of vital energy, and a person’s health will begin to deteriorate.
Many people have become so accustomed to high levels of stress that they are in a perpetual reactive state, poised to deal with life’s challenges; in other words, constantly ‘stressed out’! Over time the body is put under extreme pressure and consequently signs of physical and emotional in-balance become apparent. Research is now suggesting that prolonged stress has a considerable impact upon the development of many illnesses.
Prolonged stress can contribute to the development of a myriad of health problems including:
High Blood Pressure
Compromised Immune System
Lack of Concentration & Performance.
Lack of Energy
Fortunately, many imbalances can be addressed with lifestyle changes that include optimum nutrition, yoga and mindful meditation.
Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, has written six best-selling books, including Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. In this cutting edge research he demonstrates that making simple changes in what you eat, how often you exercise, how much you weigh, and how you manage stress can significantly 'put the brakes on heart disease' and in some cases reverse it.
At our clinic we recognise that while exercise & diet are the essential building blocks to good health, dealing with the mental and emotional stresses in your life is central to any sustainable health care routine.
Six Week Pathway to Stress Management:
1/ We help people identify triggers for stress, for instance diet, work overload, anxiety, lack of self esteem, personal power issues. We help you to identify the difference between healthy versus debilitating stress; to interpret bodily reactions to difficult situations & intervene to bring back balance & harmony, as well as turn stress to your advantage (stress for success).
2/ Integrating the mind into the healing process is fundamental! We provide you with a set of tools proven to help beat stress, including a series of relaxation exercises, healing visualisations, yoga & mindfulness.
3/ Feeling connected to ourselves & our loved ones is at the root of both ill-health (disconnection) & the healing journey. Love and intimacy are important factors in our well-being. Stress can destroy relationships, so it is important to begin the journey of healing our relationships with family, friends, colleagues & community.
4/ Drivers for change: we will inspire you to explore tools for navigating adversity: break through the cycle, introduce novelty & direction into your life & draw upon creative thinking. All of these processes help develop emotional resilience, a quality that Professor Ian Thompson has identified as a key characteristic in people who excel under stressful situations, while others buckle: 'What doesn't kill me makes me stronger' (See: The Stress Test, Thompson, 2015).
5/ Self awareness. Thoughts & emotions turn genes on and off, thus predisposing or exacerbating underlying health issues. Self awareness empowers you to understand your own emotional profile and therefore make life-enhancing decisions that will have long-term health promoting benefits.
Put a little bit of magic back into your life!
I work with a range of nutritional therapists and master herbalists. It is possible to discuss with us the option of a nutrition programme designed around your particular needs, thus providing you with a fully integrated & sustainable approach to your wellbeing.
AKYOGA'S Six Week Stress Reduction Programme Designed Around Your Needs (1 hr per session).
Themed Group Workshop & Retreats. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST RETREAT DETAILS
Personal Confidential Service.
An integrated Home-Care Package.
Nutritional Consultations are an additional cost & charged per session.
Please contact us today today to discuss your needs: Click on Link or Ring: Anna 086 395 2831
Take a few moments to breath into your belly, close your eyes or watch the video and let nature sooth your senses.
5 Easy, Practical Ways to Alleviate Stress in Everyday Life:
1/ Fuel your morning with a healthy breakfast to balance blood sugars and to set the tone for the rest of the day.
2/ Be sure to include various proteins, good fats and a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep your micronutrient needs in check.
3/ Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of fresh clean (filtered) water throughout the day.
4/ Exercise for 20-30 mins per day.
5/ Daily mindfulness meditation.
Dr. Anna King (PhD, MA, BA & Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher) With a lifetime interest in complementary health-care, Anna has developed the Body-Mind-Movement for Life Series, that is suitable for complete beginners or people with experience. This inspiring personal development approach to yoga uses movement & the practice of mindfulness to revitalise health & enable people to reach their full potential. "I am passionate about creating space in my daily life for personal transformation, taking time in nature, living a mindful life that is guided by the values of compassion & generosity of heart. I would love you to join me on this exciting journey".
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