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What Does “Namaste” Mean?

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

You hear it after every yoga class. You might even say it. But do you know what it means? Namaste is a Sanskrit word which literally translates to “Salutation To You,” or an elaborated version, “The Divine In Me Bows To The Divine In You.” In its essence, it is a salutation. An acknowledgement of another. But it goes even deeper than that. Namaste is more than just saying “hello”. When someone says Namaste, the word itself carries the vibration of…

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5 reasons why Savasana might be the most important part of your yoga practice.

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

Savasanahhhh. Or the slightly more creepy English translation, Corpse Pose. That 5 or so minutes at the end of a yoga practice where you just let go. Lying down long on the mat, covered and cosy, arms and legs spread out, eyes closed, totally relaxed. Or sometimes maybe thinking about what you’re going to make for dinner when you get home. Hey, we’ve all been there. Sometimes Savasana is the pose in which we experience the most impatience or frustration….

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5 Ways To Open Your Heart Chakra

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

The heart chakra is the space of love. This is where you nurture, where you practice compassion, where you give and receive. While there are many physical ways to open the heart chakra in a yoga class, there are many other ways you can nurture and treat your heart off the mat. Practice heart-centred breathing. Be aware of the breath in your chest. Imagine that every breath you take is massaging the space around your heart. Take 5 full breaths…

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Ayurveda and The Three Doshas

By Ayurveda, Healthy, Mindfulness, Pranayama, Wellbeing, Yoga

Have you ever heard your yoga teacher mention Ayurveda and not fully understand what they were speaking about? Or maybe some of you may have heard about Ancient Chinese Medicine? Ancient Chinese Medicine is approximately 2,500 years old and included various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and exercise. Well, Ayurveda greatly influenced Ancient Chinese Medicine. Ayurveda is an Ancient Indian medicine that has been used for thousands of years and is still greatly used today.Ayurveda dates back 5,000 years…

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5 reasons to start a morning yoga practice.

By Yoga

I know, I know. Especially at this time of year with the cold and the dark and the rain…yeah. When 6am rolls around, our yoga mats and a morning yoga practice just don’t sound quite as appealing as our bed. But…it’s worth getting up for. Trust me. And if you need a little convincing, here are our top 5 reasons why starting a yoga practice could be one of the best things you can do for yourself and your day….

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5 Times Yoga Saved The Day

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

Have you ever had a particularly crazy day when yoga saved your sanity? Here are a couple of examples we can remember and relate to when things get a bit wild. Those days when your balance is off. Even standing on your own two feet feels a bit strange and curious. You might find that yoga saves the day by bringing you back into balance… or even better, you might find a space to laugh with yourself as your poise…

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8 amazing ways that yoga can make you a better runner.

By Asana, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

They might seem worlds apart, but I think that running and yoga have a really special connection. They both help us move our body in a healthy way, connect deeply to our breath, and find that elusive state of flow. And there are some ways that yoga can make your performance as a runner even better! Let’s check ‘em out. You breathe better   As a species, humans have kind of…forgotten how to breathe. It’s sad but it’s true! Notice…

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Top 5 Books Every Yogi Should Read

By Asana, Books, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Pranayama, Students, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga

For many people, reading is an integral part of learning about anything we are interested in. I believe every yogi should read the following books to learn more about this practice that we all love. These books are for everyone and not just for those who are doing their yoga teacher training, just click on the pictures for a direct link to buy the books. Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar In each chapter, Iyengar digs a little deeper into…

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The Mindfulness Of Daily Tasks

By Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

I love simple daily tasks. Those small rituals that sometimes go unnoticed. The process of making coffee. The feeling of a shower. Looking out the window before leaving my home to see what the sky looks like. Putting exactly enough laundry detergent in the washer. Eating just the right amount for lunch. Putting one foot in front of the other as I walk down the street. Putting on the most comfortable clothes when I come home at the end of the…

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Having trouble speaking your truth? Your throat chakra could need some tuning up. Here’s how.

By Asana, Ayurveda, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

The throat chakra The throat chakra – or Vishuddha – is home to our communication – both speaking and listening – and self-expression. It extends from our throat to include our neck, jaw muscles, and thyroid, and physical ailments in these areas can be the result of a blocked throat chakra. When our throat chakra is blocked, we find it difficult to speak our truth, maybe out of fear. We also have a harder time actually realising what our truth even is….

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