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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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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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I Breathe… but then what?

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We are always told to come back to the breath. It’s the go-to of meditation. It is the yogic prana, a.k.a. our life force. So, sure, we can slow down the breath. We can count to 4,5, or even 8 on our inhale, and count to the same number on our exhale. We can feel the movement in our lungs, in our ribs, even in our bellies. But what about when a thought comes in anyway? What about that wrinkle between…

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How Yoga Can Enhance Creativity and Productivity

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How Yoga Can Enhance Creativity and Productivity, in Business or Otherwise “I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’ – the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl’ – Elizabeth Gilbert *It’s often been observed that a regular yoga practice can help promote creativity and a more productive and efficient work ethic, allowing practitioners to excel in their various specialized fields and carry out work with a clearer, more…

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5 Questions To Help Bring You Back to This Moment

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5 Questions That Will Bring You Back to This Moment  ‘The time will come when, With elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror, And each will smile at the other’s welcome, And say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart To itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored For another, who knows you…

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Mindfulness and Me. One Simple Tip That Helped Me Might Help You.

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  A few months ago I had an episode which was the beginning of the change in my life for the better. I had pretty much  3 years of perpetual ‘fight-or-flight mode’ from when I started YogaHub right up until this day. I think it was back in March. This episode was brought about by everything becoming more organised and under control. The managers had joined YogaHub and roles were delegated out and everything around me was calming down and…

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Electric Picnic Recovery with YogaHub

Posted by | Dublin, Humour, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Restorative, Wellbeing, YogaHub | No Comments

  Water. Drink it, splash it on your face, rub it on your elbows, submerge yourself. Hydrate Fully.   Get clean. 3 or more baths are not too many!   Rest your ears. After a weekend of aural bliss, be kind to your hearing. Ears also love blankets and pillows and massages.   Focus on the simple things. Like tea and chickpeas and hermit crabs.   Laugh! Avoid the festival comedown by watching a movie, telling stories, or looking at…

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Yoga For Back Pain!

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My inspiration for today’s post and back pain in general is always particularly unpleasant. I have just set of on a 2 month trip of Eastern Europe/North Africa/and lots of other fun places, and that is of course completely fantastic – it’s the 17kg bag on my back has not been so fantastic! In the hopes of making the best out of the situation, I have decided to post some great tips for combating back pain with yoga. Enjoy! Downward Facing…

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Start Your Day With A Headstand!

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5 Benefits of starting your day with a 2 minute headstand: 1. The headstand position helps flush out and detoxify the glands around your kidneys. This helps increase positive thoughts and has been proven to reduce depression. start your day with a big smile on your face! 2. The the nutrients and oxygen in your body flood to your face during the reverse of gravity that headstand provides. The increased blood flow around the face area will act as an all…

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Disconnect to Reconnect – Try a Digital Detox this Valentines Day

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If you’re anything like me, your Smartphone has become an extension of your body. Slowly but surely it has wormed its way into your day-to-day life and you can no longer even imagine functioning without it. The other day I actually caught myself instinctively looking at my weather app instead of walking over to the window to check the weather – terrifying stuff. With V-Day fast approaching, it got me thinking about how often couples will be out to dinner,…

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