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How To Balance In Any Yoga Pose

By | Asana, Dublin, Ireland, Mindfulness, Pranayama, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Whether you’re on one foot, one hand, or just standing in a Warrior pose, balance is an element that we should all incorporate in our practice. Below are a few tips for maintaining strength and ease as you balance in your asanas. 1 – Drishti, or in English, the “focused gaze”. We spoke more about this in our past Drishti post which you can see in our blog archives. Put simply, it means focusing your eyes on one point. It’s very easy…

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5 Ways To Ground Your Practice

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

Whether you have your own personal practice, or you only do yoga in a group, there are a few ways you can find grounding in any type of practice, on any kind of day. Slow your breath. Take slower, deeper, longer breaths. Take care not to exaggerate the breath, but deepen it by breathing in for just 1 or 2 seconds longer, and breathing out for 1 or 2 seconds longer. Keep this deep breathing awareness when you’re still and…

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4 Poses For Relaxing Into Autumn

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

As the weather sets in for autumn, you may notice your body and your mind being swept up with the change. After an active summer, it may be hard to slow down to the pace of autumn. As the late sunny nights of summer die off, the feeling in the air is more of introspection and getting cosy and snug indoors. Check out the following poses for helping to stay grounded and joyful through the transition: Cow Face Pose –…

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Flexibility Vs. Strength In Yoga

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

There are so many people who start yoga with the intention of gaining flexibility. While this is a huge benefit from keeping a consistent yoga practice, it’s not the only thing thing that your body will gain from learning asanas and yoga sequences. Would you believe that, in terms of keeping a sustainable, healthy yoga practice, strength building is equally as important as gaining flexibility? There is a saying from a book written more than 1,700 years ago in regards…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part V

By | Dublin, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Rachelle Hicks, Students, Teachers, Yoga, YogaHub

It’s been a while since we published a new YogaHub Teachers’ playlist. We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to our past playlists, I, II, III, and IV. And now, with 2 new studios and a few new teachers, we’re ready for some new tunes. Check out the songs below and have a listen on our Spotify playlist. Aisling Milne – “Oxide” Niklas Aman Art – “Things Left Unsaid” Pink Floyd Brian – “Elegia” New Order Casey – “Om Namo Narayani” Edo…

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Where Is This “Present Moment” Anyway?

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

I was speaking with a friend the other day about a situation that was bringing up a lot of anxiety. After a while, we both started to laugh about where the present moment was when this seemingly so problem felt so big. I think we all have these times. On occasion, the present moment seems totally there–maybe while you’re in your yoga class, or while you’re having fun talking to a friend, or doing an activity you really enjoy. But other…

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To Remember Simple Things

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

There are so many times I need to remind myself to remember and enjoy the simple things. These times are a proper stop-in-my-tracks kind of reminder. And what I’m always so surprisingly surprised about is how these reminders of simple things can be found in the simplest of places. There’s a security guard who works near my apartment. I pass him most days and wave. On occasion, we’ll talk, but often I’ll cut the conversation short or it will go…

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4 Ways To Find Time To Meditate

By | Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Pranayama, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

I once read a quote that said, “Meditate for an hour everyday. Unless you’re too busy. In that case, meditate for two.” For many of us, it’s not meditating that’s difficult. It’s finding the time to do it. While taking a long period of time to meditate can seem virtuous, it’s not always practical to keep up. Try out the following ways of managing your time to include meditation in your every day. 1 – Start early. Meditation is something…

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5 Yoga Poses For An Open Heart

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

The heart is known as our seat of compassion. It’s where we love from. It’s what floods us with joy when our heart beams. Physiologically, the heart is connected to our central immune system. Just at the centre of the chest is the Thymus Gland. This gland is our immune regulator. Additionally, the area of the heart is connected to the lungs and our breath. So when we do heart openers, we are working with expanding and clarifying the breath,…

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How Yoga Helps Boost Self-Confidence

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

Do you remember your first yoga class? Do you ever remember trying a new pose or a sequence and laughing to yourself about what-on-earth it was that you were doing? I think we’ve all had these moments at one point or another. It’s that little thought of being silly or moving your body in a way you’ve never tried before. Yoga is FULL of poses and practices that may, at first, make you feel a little strange. But the beauty…

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