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6 Easy Ways to Start a Yoga Practice Anywhere

By | Matt Quigley, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

It’s never been easier to start a Yoga practice with so many tools online and Yoga studios opening up everywhere. If we were to look at even 20 years ago you’d probably have to get to a library in the hope that they’d have one or two books on Yoga and you’d end up analysing the poses by yourself with no instruction or guidance. Well we’re now in the information age and it has never been easier to find anything…

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Mindfulness 1 Easy Exercise Anyone Can Try Right Now

By | Matt Quigley, Meditation, Mindfulness, YogaHub | No Comments

Follow the Image for 1 Breath, 2 Breaths or as long as you can and see how it affects your mood, your thoughts and your body. Try it now and come back to me                           Feel any different? More relaxed, centred, calm? We all have the tool of our breath and we have it available to us at any given moment. As you take your awareness to your…

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So You’re Thinking About Trying to Meditate? 3 Things I Think You Should Know

By | Dublin, Matt Quigley, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

I don’t pretend to be Eckhart Tolle or DeePak Chopra (if you don’t know who these people are don’t worry about it). Sure I own a Yoga Studio (YogaHub) and have been a Yoga Teacher since about 2008 and although you might think all I eat is lettuce, I can wrap both legs around my head and I meditate from 3am to 4.30am every morning after standing on my head  I can assure you I struggle with routine just as…

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6 Reasons To Go Vegan Or Plant Based

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

Jenny from HappyFood here. I’ve been working in HappyFood since February 2015. I am currently in my final year studying BSc Culinary Entrepreneurship. I’ve been working in kitchens for four years now, but became so disillusioned with the food industry when I always had to work with animal products, and the menus were always heavily based on meat, fish and dairy with little or no healthy or plant based options. So naturally when I heard about a vegan restaurant in…

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6 Things Any Man Should Know Before Their First Yoga Class. Yoga for Men 101

By | Asana, Dublin, Matt Quigley, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

When I did my first training to become a Yoga Teacher I had never been to a Yoga Studio and I didn’t have a clue about the whole ‘Yoga Industry’ as it wasn’t something I was interested in. I was just interested in the practice and didn’t care whether I was practicing beside 30 men or 30 women. And it’s just as well as when I arrived at Anand Prikash Ashram in Rishikesh I was the only man in our…

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How The Heck Do I Start Practicing Mindfulness? And Why Do I Need to?

By | Dublin, Matt Quigley, Meditation, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

Wouldn’t it be great to be completely aware of our actions rather than just acting them out? Or better still wouldn’t it be amazing if we learned to stop ourselves before we said or did something that we’ll either immediately or shortly after regret? And if you don’t know what I’m talking about at all maybe you know about thinking about something that worries you or stresses you out to the point where you don’t feel like you’re anything else…

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What Happens When You Stop Complaining Part 2.

By | Matt Quigley, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

So it’s a week after my first blog and setting the intention to stop complaining and I did not think I’d come to such a massive realisation. Or realisations even! This year for me has been all about setting intentions and trying to be a better version of myself. The major wins have been in seeing just how powerful setting intentions are. What I first noticed after setting the intention to stop complaining, as I wrote about in Part 1,…

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Vegan&Raw Bounty Bars Recipe

By | Dublin, HappyFood, Lenka, Recipes | No Comments

  Courtesy of Lenka who will have her own account on the blog from next week. Unbelievably delicious and super popular round at HappyFood. Enjoy 🙂   Makes 12 Bounty Bars Coconut Filling 2 Cups/175g unsweetened desiccated coconut 1/4 cup/60ml coconut oil, melted (virgin coconut oil if you have it) 2 Tbsp. Coconut Nectar (You can substitute with Maple Syrup) 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup 1/4 Tsp.Fine Grain Sea Salt 1 Vanilla Bean, seeds scraped 1 Tbsp Water Raw Chocolate 1/4…

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What Happens When You Stop Complaining Pt. 1

By | Matt Quigley, Mindfulness, Motivational, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

There has been absolutely loads of things I have started to try to action in my life this year so that I might try to become a better version of myself. I’m not suggesting I’m even near where I want to be. Or that I’m trying to be some idea of perfect. That’s not really the point. The point is as long as I’m trying each and every day to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday…

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What is Yoga? Nico Luce tells Matt from YogaHub

By | Asana, Dublin, Matt Quigley, Teachers, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

We recorded this, albeit rushed, the first time Nico Luce visited last year just before I brought him to the airport. I contacted Nico to see if he had an available weekend to travel to Dublin to teach and about 2 weeks later we met for the first time! It was the only weekend he had free for 6 months and we just said ‘Screw it, let’s do it’. At that point I thought this guy is going to suit…

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