Rachelle Hicks

10 Simple Things We Love About Yoga

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

1 – Being barefoot 2 – The yummy feeling after Savasana when you slowly roll over 3 – That yoga “glow” 4 – Wrapping up in blankets 5 – Laughing mid-pose 6 – That burst of joy when you arrive in a challenging asana for the first time 7 – Practicing with your favourite songs, or to the sound of your own breath 8 – Messy hair 9 – Feeling your own heartbeat 10 – Falling in love with yourself

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Home Practice Tip: A Pose A Day

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

I remember when I was a beginner at practicing yoga. It was about 10 years ago. I had been to a few classes over the course of a year and it was by no means consistent. I was interested in continuing, but there was something about it that felt daunting. How was I ever going to remember all those poses? How could I get to a point where I could count my breaths on my own? And what’s with all those…

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5 Benefits of Restorative Yoga

By | Dublin, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

Restorative classes and restorative poses have a reputation for being so yummy. They’re like the dessert of yoga. It sometimes makes you wonder: Can something that feels so nice be good for you? Here are a few practical examples of how a restorative practice can benefit you mentally, emotionally, and physiologically. 1 Repairs the body and nervous system. The beautiful slow-motion pace of a restorative practice, coupled with an intimate experience with the breath, can help to drop us drop…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Sylvia

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

More about Sylvia: What is your yoga story? Yoga and I did not become best friends right away! It look me a while to tune into her quieter, stronger voice. I found yoga in my early twenties having come from a background of lifting weights and running, pushing hard through life. I was intrigued right away but until I experienced Yoga Nidra I didn’t really ‘get it’. After that I knew I was learning simply to relax, over and over…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part IV

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

It’s been a while since we shared some of our favourite songs to yoga to. Check out our new list on our YogaHub Spotify account! YH Teacher Tunes IV Barbara – “Baba Hanuman” by Shantala Brian – “I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You” by Spiritualized Brian Malone – “Blue Sky” by Gyvus Casey – “Makambo” by Geoffry Oryema Rachelle – “Bo’ee” by The Idan Raichel Project Sinead – “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man Sylvia – “Sarvesham” by Jack Harrison

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5 Yoga Poses To Practice Off The Mat

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

You may have heard your yoga teacher allude to the idea of how your practice can translate off the mat, in your daily life. Whether it’s through meditation, breathing, an asana, or a yogic yama or niyama, there are many ways this can happen. Here are a few examples of how some of your most practiced asanas can translate off the mat: Tadasana: Mountain Pose This pose may seem like you’re not doing much, but it’s actually one of the…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Julie B

By | Dublin, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub My Yoga story I reluctantly stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time 10 years ago. At the time I didn’t really know much about yoga. From what I did know, I had a feeling it wouldn’t be for me. I don’t often admit it, but this is one time I am very happy to say–I was very wrong. From that first yoga class I knew yoga was something that would be a huge part of my life….

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The Art Of Gratitude

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

“Gratitude is a key for welcoming more of what you love in life.” This was said by a man named Benjamin Hjertefølger (surname translated in English as “Heartfollower”). Benjamin and his family live in an eco-house that they constructed themselves in Northern Norway. Their way of life is simple and pleasant. They grow their own food, are given energy from the sun, and live on a daily dose of curiosity and laughter. Many people may look at the Heartfollower family…

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5 Benefits Of Being Upside-Down

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

There are many times in yoga that you might find yourself upside-down. Whether it’s a forward fold, a handstand, head stand, or even downward dog, they all different ways of doing what’s called an inversion. A yoga inversion is basically any variation of a pose in which your upper body is either completely upside down or about 45 degrees upside down (like in downward dog). There are many things we all experience when doing inversions. It might feel like all…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Chris Flack

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

All of us at YogaHub are very excited to announce the new YogaHub Teacher Spotlights on our blog. Every 3-4 weeks, we’ll tell the story of one of our beautiful instructors. Enjoy!   Chris Flack tells us about his yoga journey by breaking down his experience with meditation, and offers helpful meditation tips! I meditate 24×7. I, am a legend. …I don’t and, I’m not. Although when I started meditating I’m pretty sure that was my goal. On a yoga…

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