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Why are so many yogis vegetarian?

By | Food, Healthy, Laura Linehan, Vegan, Yoga | No Comments

If you are one of the many people who have recently started yoga, you will probably have read or heard a lot about vegetarianism. A lot of yoga teachers and practitioners will often take up a vegetarian diet once they get serious about their yoga practice – you might be wondering what that’s all about. The answer lies in the historic roots of yoga. There are two main historical reasons for this connection, and both of them lie in the…

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Five Yoga Myths That are Holding You Back

By | Asana, Dublin, Flexibility, Food, Laura Linehan, Motivational, Students, Wellbeing, YogaHub | No Comments

When I say I am a yoga teacher, a really common response is “Wow, you must be really flexible.” At a wedding recently a girl I had just met went so far as to scream “You do yoga, DO THE SPLITS ON THE DANCE FLOOR!” When I laughed that off she started chanting “Do the WORM, do the WORM!”. I can do neither so I didn’t… much to her disappointment and everyone else’s relief. The screaming girl at the wedding…

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Pitta Dosha Explained – The Productive Perfectionist

By | Asana, Ayurveda, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Mindfulness, Vegan, Wellbeing, Yoga | No Comments

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

By | Ayurveda, Food, Healthy, Yoga | One Comment

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?

By | Ayurveda, Dublin, Food, Healthy, Meditation, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

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

By | Food, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

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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Sriracha Vegan Bean Dip

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan | No Comments

When friends pop over unexpected and you have nothing to offer, my emergency go to is this little tasty dip! I chop some good oul Irish potatoes into wedges and blitz up this delicious dip with some spice from the Sriracha and voila! Party is on! Also fantastic for BBQs as a tasty vegan option, instead of mayonaise 😉 This dip is healthy, gluten free, vegan, sugar free.. and has the perfect kick to it! Ingredients are: 250g butter beans…

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Summer Courgetti

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

The warm weather and sunshine we are currently enjoying (is summer here?!). Often it’s too easy to turn to grazing on unhealthy stuff, or ordering take-out in the evenings. We sometimes look for any excuse to not have to cook. Well this recipe is so simple and tasty you’ve no excuse. 😉 Courgetti are light and refreshing, but flavourful all the same. This recipe is a great way to get loads of healthy veg into pasta lovers, in the summer time….

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Just Mix and Bake Vegan Carrot Cake !

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan | No Comments

This cake is incredibly easy to make, all you need is one mixing bowl, a loaf tin and a grater (or food processor for the even quicker option). I’ve brought this to BBQs full of omnivores and vegans alike they’ve never guessed it’s egg and dairy free ! Kids love it too, it’s sweet, spiced and spongey 🙂 In fact everyone loves it, it’s a tasty cake! Most of the ingredients are things you would have on hand in the…

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Pineapple Fried Rice – Vegan Sweetness

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing | No Comments

Pineapple is delicious, in cocktails, in salads, in smoothies and on it’s own.  Pineapple is especially good in savoury dishes where it balances perfectly with salty and creamy flavours. Fried rice was my main staple food when I travelled Asia last summer. Rice is cheap, quick and filling- a key component of a vegan diet. When I was in Pai , in Northern Thailand I first tried Thai pineapple fried rice, and it was so tasty! This dish recreates those flavours…

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