Author: KnowYogaIreland

Let there be Light!

Deep Bows and thanks to @YA and @YAP First, @YogaAllianceProfessionals recognised me as an experienced teacher three years ago. Now I’ve finally been recognised as an experienced teacher by @YogaAlliance. I have been teaching yoga for over 20 years and I have a PhD in Philosophy. But I have really struggled with believing in myself […]

How my attitude changed

It took a long time to admit that I had been abused. It created shame and guilt, and there were a lot of issues around trust. I was also (still am sometimes) extremely angry. I felt there was no safe way to vent the rage at being let down, at being disconnected, unable to speak, […]


by ACHARYA SHANTIDEVA, Translated into English by Stephen Batchelor LIBRARY OF TIBETAN WORKS & ARCHIVES DHARAMSALA 1979 The Benefit of the Awakening Mind There is nothing here that has not been explained before And I have no skill in the art of rhetoric; Therefore, lacking any intention to benefit others, I write this in order […]

Both/ and is better than either/or

The tyranny of either/or is that we only survive on our own. The promise of both/and is that the world is imperfect but we’re all in this together. H Holden Thorp, Editor in Chief, Science Journals

The Universe

The Universe sets my pace for me. I need not resist. It stops me so I rest when stillness is needed, it separates me from company when I need time alone, it brings me into challenges when I am strong enough to meet them.  It opens my eyes to the extraordinary beauty of being And […]

There is no easy way out of the predicament we are in

There is no easy way out of the predicament we are in. Ultimately, none of us comes out alive. Consider how people have survived in extremis in the past, however. Those who lose their heads, who jump overboard, or who climb over the bodies of others to try to escape, gain very little and help […]

This is a mathematical arrangement by Roger Penrose

What is “the more-than-human world”?

The “more-than-human world” may have signified the animals, plants, fungi, and lichens when it first came into use, but it reaches far beyond that into the soil, the rock, the heat at the core of the planet and the cold vastness of space, to the quantum and quark. 

This is a mathematical arrangement by Roger Penrose

To be free is an attitude

It takes a huge amount of effort, and it is a practice. It takes the kind of effort that a bird, lifting from water, must make, all its energy focused on lifting into the air.

This is a mathematical arrangement by Roger Penrose

Non dualism in a pandem(on)ic world. A very gentle practice.

I want to teach you about a couple of yoga concepts, and my own theory of the threefold relationship we need to understand in order to respond to the demands of our lives. I want to do this through a series of asana practices. These will appear as a series of short practices which should help […]