Paul Dallaghan – What is the Meaning and Purpose of Asana and of Sthira Sukha
By Paul Dallaghan
Paul Dallaghan explains what is meant by asana, what is required in terms of asana for further practice. What is meant by sthira sukha, and how does this affect pranayama and our seated practice? What is the ultimate purpose of asana?
Centered Yoga at Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand, offers yoga teacher trainings and continuing education/advanced courses for professional yoga teachers, those aspiring to become teachers and serious students looking to go deeper in the practice.
Centered Yoga is renowned as Asia’s most respected and longest running Yoga Alliance Registered Program both at the 200 and 300 levels; one of only a small number of well-established and experienced yoga educators in the world.
An Education in Yoga: Foundation Course is Centered Yoga’s residential 200 hour teacher training and one of the most comprehensive in the world. The training is held three times each year at Samahita Retreat.
Situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Samahita has been featured as one of CNN’s Top 10 Wellness Resorts in Asia. Students can take in the beauty of Thailand while deepening their practice and developing their teaching skills.
As a 300 hour school, Centered Yoga also offers continuing education/300 hour advanced courses. Delve deeper into practice, progressing as a teacher and strengthening your inner connection and sense of wellbeing.
Centered Yoga makes its home at Samahita Retreat — a center established specifically for practicing yoga and learning healthy and positive living habits. Few such places exist in the modern world.
Centered Yoga’s purpose is not to churn out teachers but to guide, inspire, and uplift students of yoga. Sincerity is therefore a primary qualification, the inner quality that allows a student to approach his or her personal development and the practices in an earnest and mature way.
Paul Dallaghan founded Centered Yoga in 1999, and he later co-founded Samahita Retreat, a lifestyle retreat center offering yoga retreats and holidays and yoga teacher training programs on Koh Samui island, Thailand. Paul is currently following a PhD program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with the aim of bringing the yogic practices and philosophy to the scientific field. All the while, Paul continues to teach courses for Centered Yoga at Samahita Retreat and to conduct international workshops.