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Home Practice Tip: A Pose A Day

Posted by | Asana, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Students, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

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

Posted by | Dublin, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

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

Posted by | Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

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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5 Yoga Poses To Practice Off The Mat

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You may have heard your yoga teacher allude to the idea of how your practice can translate off the mat, in your daily life. Whether it’s through meditation, breathing, an asana, or a yogic yama or niyama, there are many ways this can happen. Here are a few examples of how some of your most practiced asanas can translate off the mat: Tadasana: Mountain Pose This pose may seem like you’re not doing much, but it’s actually one of the…

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What Are the Doshas, and Why Are They Important?

Posted by | Ayurveda, Dublin, Food, Healthy, Meditation, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

What Are the Doshas?? Some of us may have a vague inclination as to what the 3 doshas are, however it’s rare we get the opportunity to delve deeper into our individual constitution. In this series of blog posts we hope to help you understand further what it means to be a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type, and also what this means in terms of your daily habits, tendencies, and unique composition. The Doshas and Ayurveda Ayurvedic medicine holds that…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Chris Flack

Posted by | Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

All of us at YogaHub are very excited to announce the new YogaHub Teacher Spotlights on our blog. Every 3-4 weeks, we’ll tell the story of one of our beautiful instructors. Enjoy!   Chris Flack tells us about his yoga journey by breaking down his experience with meditation, and offers helpful meditation tips! www.UnPlug.ie I meditate 24×7. I, am a legend. …I don’t and, I’m not. Although when I started meditating I’m pretty sure that was my goal. On a yoga…

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Your Body On Meditation

Posted by | Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

You may have heard that doing just 5 minutes of meditation a day can greatly improve your health. We all know that it’s good for us, but what does it actually do? It decreases stress. Stress is something that is experienced when the brain interprets a situation as being threatening or demanding. All situations, however, are neutral. They are a state of being. The way a person interprets a situation is what can potentially cause stress, if interpreted negatively. The…

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Ikigai – What Do You Really Want?

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Ikigai   No, it’s not the contact details of that oddly-smelling dude from the bar last weekend who you assured you’d text after one too many cocktails. (iki-guy, get it? ….). I recently stumbled upon this picture of a venn diagram centred around the word ‘ikigai’ in an article on elephantjournal.com, and through a bit more research, was truly uplifted by what I read. ‘Ikigai’ is a Japanese word which translates to ‘the reason for being’ or a ‘reason to wake up…

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5 Things I’ve learned from a Daily Meditation Practice

Posted by | Matt Quigley, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga | No Comments

When I first started Meditating I could hardly sit still for 3 minutes let alone 5. I’d manage to go through the motions for 5 days or so and then something would happen and I’d fall out of it. Then I’d beat myself up about not doing it. Then I’d do it again. Maybe for a little bit longer. Maybe not. Erratic. Unpredictable. All over the place. My practice was an analogy for my mind……………..and me. It’s now a year…

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Cultivate Love In 4 Sentences

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There’s a great story I always come back to about a doctor in Hawaii who ended up “cleaning” a criminal psych ward just with the power of his thoughts. Dr. Hew Len was hired to work at a ward for the criminally insane nearly 30 years ago at the Hawaii State Hospital. This particular ward had a high turnover rate of staff and many who endured their time at the ward rolled their eyes as they saw the calm and…

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