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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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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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What Are the Doshas, and Why Are They Important?

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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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The Importance of Counterposes in Yoga

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One important aspect of yoga that is a rarely explained yet consistent feature of any class is the correct sequencing of counterposes. Used to neutralize the effects of certain strenuous (and some not so strenuous!) or deeply-held asanas, counterposes are vital to ensure we not only receive maximum pranic (energetic) benefits from our practice, but also to physically balance out our muscles, tissues and joints to avoid over-extension and return our bodies back to their natural state. Counterposes in Yoga …

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Yoga Studios & Health Food Cafés – A Match Made in Marketing Heaven?

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Yoga Studios and Health Food Cafés – A Match Made in Marketing Heaven? While it may seem that every second yoga studio is now all of a sudden expanding and exhaling coffee machines, fruit juicers, tables, chairs and funky hipster tunes from the depths of their cashew-nut strewn duffel bags, the trend of new health food cafés emerging in cohorts with yoga studios nowadays has far deeper-rooted sit bones than you may think. One thing yoga teaches us is to…

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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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I’m a Shiny New Yoga Teacher – Here’s 5 Things I Know

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I’m a Shiny New Yoga Teacher – Here’s 5 Things I Know (And More Importantly Some Things I Don’t Know) The first thing you will realise at the beginning of any yoga teacher training course, no matter how many years you’ve been practicing yoga or in how many different countries you’ve travelled, classes you’ve attended or new styles you’ve tried, is how little you actually know about it. Don’t get me wrong here; I simply mean that there is just…

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8 Ways to Cultivate a Home Yoga Practice

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8 Ways to Cultivate a Home Yoga Practice  You asked – and we have provided! Last week we asked what topics you Yogahubbers would like to see more of on the blog, and a surprising amount of you expressed an interest in learning more about how to more effectively cultivate a home yoga practice. While there’s nothing that can quite replicate attending your favourite class or a certain teacher’s weekly flow, sometimes we simply cannot make it into the studio…

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What a Month in India Taught Me About Yoga

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What a Month in India Taught me About Yoga * Before I begin I want to make clear that the views expressed here are purely objective and that I’m only going on what I experienced, not an in-depth study or survey. ‘What are the differences between practicing yoga in the West and practicing in India?’ This is a question I’ve been asked quite regularly in recent weeks, having embarked on a solo trip with no definitive end on the basis…

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The Elephant in the Room – Symbolism of Ganesha

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The Elephant in the Room – Symbolism of Ganesha * We’ve all seen the figurines and intricately detailed tapestries, paintings, and models colorfully depicting this four-armed elephantine deity, but what does Ganesha really symbolise? Considered in the Hindu religion to be remover of obstacles, patron of the arts and sciences, and the master of intellect and wisdom, there are many more attributes associated with this deity than may initially meet the eye. As is the case with many externally or…

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