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What Is Mantra?

By | Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

There are many points of focus we use in yoga to help hone our practice. When we begin a class, we focus on an intention. When we centre ourselves, we focus on the breath. When we do an asana, we focus the eyes on one point called the drishti. All of these points help us concentrate so that we can allow thoughts to settle. A mantra is another tool that we use to focus. A mantra is a sound or…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part III

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

After such a great response from the playlists we’ve put together, we’re giving you yet another dose of YogaHub teachers’ favourite tunes to yoga to. We hope they inspire you to enjoy your yoga wherever you are. Check out Part III on our Spotify playlist!   Alicia – “Heaven’s Door” by Jeff Johnson Barbara – “Teyata” by Deva Premal Brian Malone – “Alberto Balsam” by Aphex Twin Brian McVeigh – “Winter” by The Rolling Stones Casey – “Pavan Guru” by…

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Fundamentals of Yoga: The Niyamas

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

Last week when we detailed the Yamas, we broadly defined how a yogi is encouraged to behave morally in relationships. It was the first limb of Patanjali’s 8-fold path of yoga. It’s really important to note that these relationships encompass not only our relations with friends, family, and acquaintances, but the relationship we have with ourselves. As we detail the second half of the basic yogic principles, and the second limb of Patanjali’s 8-fold path, we go further into how…

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What Is Tantra? – YogaHub

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

A quote from Osho. “Tantra says: Existence is an orgasm, an eternal orgasm going on and on and on. It is forever and forever an orgasm, an ecstasy.”   When the word tantra comes to mind, what may pop up are images of red silk sheets, ylang ylang massage oil, and a few hours at hand to unleash your deepest carnal fantasies. But that’s not what tantra is. Tantra is not about being flamboyantly sexual, or tantalizing a lover to…

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Fundamentals of Yoga: The Yamas

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

If someone were to ask me, “What is yoga?” asanas, or the poses we do in class, would not be the first thing to come to mind. Yes, asanas are what make up a physical yoga practice, but they aren’t what define yoga as a whole. Back in the second century, B.C., a sage named Patanjali compiled the yoga sutras in order to define and detail the yogic life. This practice of yoga is known as the 8-fold path. Upon…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part II

By | Dublin, Music, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

After exhausting our first YogaHub teachers’ playlist, we’ve decided to give our ears a nice deep clean with some new tunes. Just add your favourite asana, some pranayama, or a long savasana, and enjoy! For easy access, you can hear all the songs on this YogaHub Teachers Spotify playlist.   Alicia – “Ce Matin La” by Air Barbara – “Harp 09” by Pablo Arellano Brian McVeigh – “Absolute Beginners” by David Bowie Derek – “Boney M” by Rasputin Emer –…

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Sankalpa Mudra: Seal Your New Year’s Resolution

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

You may hear the word “mudra” from time to time. Maybe you’re familiar with the concept of mudras, or perhaps it’s a word you hear and your finger joints bend into some sort of dinosaur-claw-shape as you try to form whatever gesture you’re going for. Regardless of your experience with mudras, it’s always good to come back to the roots and name it, simply, as a seal. A hand mudra is an energetic seal that focuses in on a specific…

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Don't Sweat The Small Stuff This Christmas - YogaHub

We're here to tell you it's okay not to take your yuletide Yoga practice too seriously. If you're feeling Xmas overwhelm, sometimes sitting by a cosy fire and having a good ol' laugh is all you need! We made a fun little video to hopefully inspire a healthy and happy yoga practice this Christmas :) #onlypositivevibes

Posted by YogaHub on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff This Christmas

By | Asana, Dublin, Humour, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub | No Comments

We’re here to tell you it’s okay not to take your yuletide Yoga practice too seriously. If you’re feeling Xmas overwhelm, sometimes sitting by a cosy fire and having a good ol’ laugh is all you need! We made a fun little video to hopefully inspire a healthy and happy yoga practice this Christmas 🙂

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