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FREE Yoga & Pilates Online Classes for Beginners.

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Are you a complete beginner in Yoga or Pilates or just want to fine tune some of the basics? We are very passionate about the benefits of both practices that we get very excited when we hear that someone wants to begin their journey! To get you started here are two FREE classes for complete beginners in both Yoga and Pilates from Yogahub On-Demand.  These can be accessed any time you need them. Yogahub has some of Ireland’s best Yoga…

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What My Mum Taught Me The Week She Died

By | Matt Quigley, Meditation, Yoga

I’ve been sharing Mindfulness tips in Yogahub’s weekly newsletter since I started sending out the newsletter what must be nearly 7 years ago now (when Yogahub started). Our newsletter goes out every week. We all love doing it. Especially me. I try to keep it as concise as possible. I haven’t blogged in ages now but I needed more space to share with you some things that I noticed through my experience over the last week or so after my…

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Sunny Backbends

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Grand openings There is something about long, bright, sunny days that make backbends feel like the perfect asana to incorporate into your summer practice. We spend many months of the year curled in on ourselves in self protection against the elements. When the sun finally comes out we naturally feel the urge to open up and reach for the sky – making us feels more in tune with nature. Backbends are energising, stimulate the nervous system, aid digestion and constipation,…

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Inversions are Everywhere

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  Inversions are everywhere Instaversions! Inversions are definitely having a moment in the limelight on every social media platform! For most of us, when we start exploring inversions they can be quite daunting, and push us out of our comfort zone – which is not a bad thing. They force us to see the world from a different perspective physically and mentally, and plays with our relationship to gravity. Some inversions are calming – like shoulderstand and Viparita Karani; and…

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6 Mindfulness Quotes For Everyday Life

By | Dublin, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves–slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” Thich Nhat Hanh “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” Jon Kabat-Zinn “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a…

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Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation

By | Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

It’s all about the love this time of the year. Whether it’s for your partner, pet, best friend, or just yourself, it always feels good to sink in to that lovin’ feeling. There’s an amazing meditation that is a great way to tap into that open heart space. It’s called Metta Bhavana, and it translates to “loving kindness”. There are a couple of stages, but the great thing is that you can do it anywhere! Stage 1 : For Yourself….

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10 Awesome Ways To Be Mindful

By | Dublin, Ireland, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Yoga, YogaHub

Go for a tech-free walk. Spend some time in nature without any technology on your body. See how it feels to go even just 15 minutes without a phone to reach for! Enjoy daily tasks. Be aware when you’re doing things like brushing your teeth, making dinner, putting on the wash. Let yourself experience the task, rather than just hurrying to finish it. Have a long chat with a friend. Spend some time with someone and be present. Be a…

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What Is A Chakra?

By | Yoga

Chakras are often mentioned in class, but rarely focused on. You may be aware of one chakra, or feel connected to a particular part of your body or way of expression. But, what exactly is a “chakra”? A chakra is essentially an energetic centre. It’s a part of the body where a particular type of energy focuses itself. Very much like an organ having a specific function, a chakra has it’s own signature. There are 7 basic energetic centres, or…

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4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

By | Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Try out this breathing technique that can help you to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. You can do it anywhere, anytime. This technique can not only ease the mind and body, but it may even re-energise your system, helping you to feel refreshed and enlivened. It’s called the 4-7-8 breath. Sit, stand, or even lay on your back and maintain an upright spine. Close your mouth and breathe in through your nose for the count of 4. Hold your…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part VI

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Listen to our new YogaHub teachers’ tunes on Spotify! Aishling – “Song On The Wind” Dub Sutra Brian McVeigh – “Where Is My Mind” Maxence Cyrin Chris – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” Groove Armada Eimear – “LA1” Moby Grace – “Baba Hanuman” Shantala Izzy – “Two Thousand And Seventeen” Four Tet Jill – “Hope Valley Hill” Helios Lee – “This Is The Walk” David O’Dowda Lisa – “Then The Quiet Explosion” Hammock Mandelei – “Natural Cause” Emancipator Rachelle – “Litmus” Howling…

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