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Posture Poses – The 5 best yoga poses to improve your posture.

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

Not to sound too much like your mother…but good posture is so, so important! And a lot of us (myself included) spend too much time on autopilot – which usually involves slouching, hunching, and generally not being too kind to our spines. Good posture helps us feel confident, look taller and slimmer, and is way better for our bodies in the long run. Luckily, yoga’s an amazing tool to help you improve your posture, and we’ve compiled our top 5 poses…

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What’s Up With Downward Dog?

By | Asana, Yoga

Downward facing dog is one of the most common yoga poses, and it would be pretty rare to have a class without it, for many reasons. It’s one of the best overall body stretches you can do, as well as strengthening key muscle groups, and helping to reduce stress and anxiety. So if you’ve been doing yoga for more than 10 minutes of your life, more than likely you’ve been told to ‘relax back into downdog.’ However, when I started…

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What Is A Chakra?

By | Yoga

Chakras are often mentioned in class, but rarely focused on. You may be aware of one chakra, or feel connected to a particular part of your body or way of expression. But, what exactly is a “chakra”? A chakra is essentially an energetic centre. It’s a part of the body where a particular type of energy focuses itself. Very much like an organ having a specific function, a chakra has it’s own signature. There are 7 basic energetic centres, or…

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5 tips to get yourself out of bed and into morning yoga

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

We all – or a lot of us, anyway – love the idea of morning yoga. Starting your day off with a room full of like-minded yogis, flowing on your mat, and connecting body and breath. Heaven, right? Except sometimes – especially when it’s still dark when the alarm goes off and you can hear rain pouring outside – that idea just doesn’t become reality. Much as we might want it to! So here are our top 5 tips for…

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4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

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

Try out this breathing technique that can help you to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. You can do it anywhere, anytime. This technique can not only ease the mind and body, but it may even re-energise your system, helping you to feel refreshed and enlivened. It’s called the 4-7-8 breath. Sit, stand, or even lay on your back and maintain an upright spine. Close your mouth and breathe in through your nose for the count of 4. Hold your…

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Top 5 yogi myths

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

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘yogi’? Maybe it’s someone wearing mala beads around their neck, permanently smelling of incense. Maybe it’s someone wearing very fancy yoga pants and drinking a green juice. Or maybe it’s someone who ends every social interaction with a very calm and serene ‘namaste‘. Okay, these stereotypes might exist for a reason – and there’s nothing wrong with them! But it’s important to know that yoga is for everyone, even if you…

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YogaHub Teachers’ Favourite Tunes To Yoga To: Part VI

By | Yoga

Listen to our new YogaHub teachers’ tunes on Spotify! Aishling – “Song On The Wind” Dub Sutra Brian McVeigh – “Where Is My Mind” Maxence Cyrin Chris – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” Groove Armada Eimear – “LA1” Moby Grace – “Baba Hanuman” Shantala Izzy – “Two Thousand And Seventeen” Four Tet Jill – “Hope Valley Hill” Helios Lee – “This Is The Walk” David O’Dowda Lisa – “Then The Quiet Explosion” Hammock Mandelei – “Natural Cause” Emancipator Rachelle – “Litmus” Howling…

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5 reasons to start practicing lunchtime yoga

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

Lots of us have  a regular morning or evening yoga practice – but have you tried squeezing some into your afternoon, too? There are lots of reasons to try out practicing yoga on your lunchbreak – and here are our top 5 : The weather doesn’t matter! It’s always nice to stretch our legs and get some fresh air on our break, but in Ireland the weather doesn’t always make that too appealing. Luckily, yoga is an awesome way to…

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Why do we always roll over to the right after Savasana?

By | Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Subtle Body, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Why do we always roll over to the right after Savasana? Personally, I have always wondered this, and thought that it was just the teacher’s preference of side. But there is much more to it. There’s two reasons, one is simply because it takes pressure off your heart. The other, is a lot more interesting. It is connected to our Nadis. Wait, what are Nadis?! Well put simply, Nadis are a network of subtle energy channels which your prana or…

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Why do we set an intention at the beginning of a yoga class?

By | Yoga

Let me set the scene for you. You’re sitting in a comfortable cross-legged seat. Your eyes are closed. There’s some kind of nice-smelling essential oil burning, and soft music playing. You’ve had a long, hard day and you’re ready to move dat body. But before the movement begins, your yoga teacher encourages you to set an intention to carry with you for your yoga practice. Aaaand your mind goes blank. If you’ve ever had that experience in a yoga class,…

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