Yoga Vocabulary: Savasana

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You know it well. For some of you, it’s your favourite part of a yoga class. It’s that super delicious time at the end of a practice when you lay on your back and drift into nothing-ness. Time for Savasana. The word Savasana is actually 2 Sanskrit words, Sava and Asana. Sava translates as “corpse” and Asana translates as “pose”. So, at the end of a class, when you’re ready to completely let go and do blissful nothing, you are in a “corpse pose”. The purpose…

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Still Running with Knee Pain? Try these 3 tips

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Author: Paddy O’Rourke “If you don’t think you were born to run then you are denying history. You are denying who you are” is probably the most repeated quote from Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run”. There’s no doubt we should all participate in some form of running on a weekly basis.  It alleviates stress, battles signs of depression, reduces the risk of cancer and enhances mental clarity and focus among many many other benefits. Running is many peoples escape but…

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Yoga + Nature: 7 Ways To FIRE Up Your Practice

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While a yoga practice can often be thought of as relaxing, flowing, and meditative, it can also be a great way activate your energy, feel revitalised, and create a FIRE within you. For days when you want to tap in to your vibrant life force, check out a few of the following ways of bringing the element of fire into your practice. 1 – Wear the colour red or yellow. While (according to the chakra map) the colour red is…

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10 Simple Things We Love About Yoga

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1 – Being barefoot 2 – The yummy feeling after Savasana when you slowly roll over 3 – That yoga “glow” 4 – Wrapping up in blankets 5 – Laughing mid-pose 6 – That burst of joy when you arrive in a challenging asana for the first time 7 – Practicing with your favourite songs, or to the sound of your own breath 8 – Messy hair 9 – Feeling your own heartbeat 10 – Falling in love with yourself

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Home Practice Tip: A Pose A Day

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I remember when I was a beginner at practicing yoga. It was about 10 years ago. I had been to a few classes over the course of a year and it was by no means consistent. I was interested in continuing, but there was something about it that felt daunting. How was I ever going to remember all those poses? How could I get to a point where I could count my breaths on my own? And what’s with all those…

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5 Benefits of Restorative Yoga

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Restorative classes and restorative poses have a reputation for being so yummy. They’re like the dessert of yoga. It sometimes makes you wonder: Can something that feels so nice be good for you? Here are a few practical examples of how a restorative practice can benefit you mentally, emotionally, and physiologically. 1 Repairs the body and nervous system. The beautiful slow-motion pace of a restorative practice, coupled with an intimate experience with the breath, can help to drop us drop…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Sylvia

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More about Sylvia: SylviaYoga.com What is your yoga story? Yoga and I did not become best friends right away! It look me a while to tune into her quieter, stronger voice. I found yoga in my early twenties having come from a background of lifting weights and running, pushing hard through life. I was intrigued right away but until I experienced Yoga Nidra I didn’t really ‘get it’. After that I knew I was learning simply to relax, over and over…

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Pitta Dosha Explained – The Productive Perfectionist

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Pitta Dosha Explained The Productive Perfectionist What is the Pitta Dosha? We’ve already explored what it means to be aware of our ayurvedic dosha type, why it’s important for us to remain balanced, and also taken a look at the Vata dosha type in detail. If you’ve taken the tests you might now be aware if you’re Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. If not, you can find out here. This week we’re exploring the Pitta dosha! Pitta Dosha Attributes Pitta dosha…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part IV

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It’s been a while since we shared some of our favourite songs to yoga to. Check out our new list on our YogaHub Spotify account! YH Teacher Tunes IV Barbara – “Baba Hanuman” by Shantala Brian – “I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You” by Spiritualized Brian Malone – “Blue Sky” by Gyvus Casey – “Makambo” by Geoffry Oryema Rachelle – “Bo’ee” by The Idan Raichel Project Sinead – “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man Sylvia – “Sarvesham” by Jack Harrison

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Vata Dosha Explained – The Anxious Creative

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Vata Dosha Explained The Anxious Creative What is the Vata dosha? Our last post explained what it means to be aware of our ayurvedic dosha type, and why it’s important for us to remain balanced. If you’ve taken the tests you might now be aware if you’re Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type. If not, you can find out here. This week we’re exploring what it means to be a Vata-dominant type!   Vata Dosha Attributes Those with a dominant Vata…

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