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Yoga Nidra

What is Yoga Nidra?

By | Asana, Balance, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Pranayama, Restorative, Subtle Body, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | 2 Comments

Here at YogaHub we love the practice of yoga nidra, which is often called “yogic sleep.” Yoga nidra Is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. If you are able to stay awake, it can bring clarity of mind and deep insight. Yoga nidra is among the…

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The Tradition of Sun Salutations

By | Asana, Dublin, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

Our primary source of light is the sun. For thousands of years, Hindus have adored the sun, as both the physical and spiritual heart of our world and the creator of all life itself. One of the means of honouring the sun is through the asana sequence Surya Namaskar (better known as Sun Salutation). The Sanskrit word namaskarstems from namas, means “to bow to”, “to adore” or “to salute” and Surya is a Sanskrit word that means the Sun. There’s some disagreement over the origins…

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Kundalini mantras for your everyday needs

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What is Kundalini? First thing to understand is that there are several types of yoga. Some are completely physical, some are all about meditation. Kundalini is somewhere in the middle. But with an added emphasis on consciousness that activates energy centers throughout the body. To read more about Kundalini, check out an interview with YogaHub teacher Emer here, or check out AnnaB’s blog about it here. And what is a Mantra? A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound,…

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Why do we always roll over to the right after Savasana?

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Why do we always roll over to the right after Savasana? Personally, I have always wondered this, and thought that it was just the teacher’s preference of side. But there is much more to it. There’s two reasons, one is simply because it takes pressure off your heart. The other, is a lot more interesting. It is connected to our Nadis. Wait, what are Nadis?! Well put simply, Nadis are a network of subtle energy channels which your prana or…

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2018 – The Year Of Your Spiritual Awakening

By | Asana, Ayurveda, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motivational, Students, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

On the last day of 2017, I read that 2018 is the year of spiritual awakening and transformation for many people. It’s an exciting time and we want to help you through it, so below we have listed some of the most common signs that deep transformation and spiritual awakening is happening in your life. Your Belief Systems Have Evolved This has happened for me, especially through practicing yoga and meditation daily. Yoga and meditation can be huge stepping stones…

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Ayurveda and The Three Doshas

By | Ayurveda, Healthy, Mindfulness, Pranayama, Wellbeing, Yoga | One Comment

Have you ever heard your yoga teacher mention Ayurveda and not fully understand what they were speaking about? Or maybe some of you may have heard about Ancient Chinese Medicine? Ancient Chinese Medicine is approximately 2,500 years old and included various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and exercise. Well, Ayurveda greatly influenced Ancient Chinese Medicine. Ayurveda is an Ancient Indian medicine that has been used for thousands of years and is still greatly used today.Ayurveda dates back 5,000 years…

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Top 5 Books Every Yogi Should Read

By | Asana, Books, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Pranayama, Students, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga | No Comments

For many people, reading is an integral part of learning about anything we are interested in. I believe every yogi should read the following books to learn more about this practice that we all love. These books are for everyone and not just for those who are doing their yoga teacher training, just click on the pictures for a direct link to buy the books. Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar In each chapter, Iyengar digs a little deeper into…

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Yoga and Mental Health

Yoga Asanas To Improve Mental Health

By | Asana, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga | One Comment

I hope you are all having a wonderful week this week. This week’s post is the second part of our yoga and mental health series. You can check out last week’s post here. As you might remember I discussed my own personal struggles with depression and anxiety and I explained how much yoga helped me, even if I wasn’t going to classes, I did several Asanas (poses) before bed to help me feel more grounded and happy. Of course, one…

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Yoga for mental health

Yoga and Mental Health

By | Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga | No Comments

Hello my wonderful new yogi friends, as you can guess from the title, this blog post will be discussing how yoga can help with your mental health! My name is Anna and I am the newest contributor for this wonderful YogaHub blog. My posts will range from Asanas to Yoga Philosophy to Spirituality, as these are what I am deeply interested in at the moment. This week though I want to talk about how yoga can help with mental health….

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