How To Balance In Any Yoga Pose

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

Whether you’re on one foot, one hand, or just standing in a Warrior pose, balance is an element that we should all incorporate in our practice. Below are a few tips for maintaining strength and ease as you balance in your asanas. 1 – Drishti, or in English, the “focused gaze”. We spoke more about this in our past Drishti post which you can see in our blog archives. Put simply, it means focusing your eyes on one point. It’s very easy…

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10 Yogi Tips to get the most out of your first yoga class

By | Yoga

When it comes to trying out your first yoga class, not knowing what to expect, what to wear, or what to do can be a bit nerve-wracking. But never fear! We’re here to guide you through our top 10 tips that will help you get the most out of your class, and go in feeling confident and excited. And leave feeling better than ever!   First things first. Say hello! On your first class, it’s important that the teacher knows that…

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Yoga and Mental Health

Yoga Asanas To Improve Mental Health

By | Asana, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga

I hope you are all having a wonderful week this week. This week’s post is the second part of our yoga and mental health series. You can check out last week’s post here. As you might remember I discussed my own personal struggles with depression and anxiety and I explained how much yoga helped me, even if I wasn’t going to classes, I did several Asanas (poses) before bed to help me feel more grounded and happy. Of course, one…

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Yoga pose holding feet

5 Ways To Ground Your Practice

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

Whether you have your own personal practice, or you only do yoga in a group, there are a few ways you can find grounding in any type of practice, on any kind of day. Slow your breath. Take slower, deeper, longer breaths. Take care not to exaggerate the breath, but deepen it by breathing in for just 1 or 2 seconds longer, and breathing out for 1 or 2 seconds longer. Keep this deep breathing awareness when you’re still and…

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Yoga in the snow

Feeling the cold? Here are our 8 top tips to keep your winter yoga practice strong.

By | Yoga

The days are getting shorter and shorter, and the temperatures are dropping lower and lower. The season of pumpkin spice, cosy coats, and can sometimes leave us a little lethargic, and without much motivation to jump on the yoga mat with the same energy we have in the summer months. Here are our 8 top tips to help you keep your winter yoga practice strong! It’s getting hot in here You know where I’m going – if the cold is demotivating…

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Yoga for mental health

Yoga and Mental Health

By | Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Yoga

Hello my wonderful new yogi friends, as you can guess from the title, this blog post will be discussing how yoga can help with your mental health! My name is Anna and I am the newest contributor for this wonderful YogaHub blog. My posts will range from Asanas to Yoga Philosophy to Spirituality, as these are what I am deeply interested in at the moment. This week though I want to talk about how yoga can help with mental health….

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Autumn Yoga

4 Poses For Relaxing Into Autumn

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

As the weather sets in for autumn, you may notice your body and your mind being swept up with the change. After an active summer, it may be hard to slow down to the pace of autumn. As the late sunny nights of summer die off, the feeling in the air is more of introspection and getting cosy and snug indoors. Check out the following poses for helping to stay grounded and joyful through the transition: Cow Face Pose –…

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Want more love in your life? Here’s how to open your heart chakra.

By | Asana, Dublin, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Anahata – the heart chakra Here we are – chakra number four! Anahata, more commonly known as the heart chakra, is situated in the centre of your chest. Radiating out from both the front body and the back body, Anahata marks the movement from a more physical element to a more spiritual one as we travel up through the chakra system. We feel a lot of vulnerability in the heart chakra, and so we often close it off and guard…

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Flexibility Vs. Strength In Yoga

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

There are so many people who start yoga with the intention of gaining flexibility. While this is a huge benefit from keeping a consistent yoga practice, it’s not the only thing thing that your body will gain from learning asanas and yoga sequences. Would you believe that, in terms of keeping a sustainable, healthy yoga practice, strength building is equally as important as gaining flexibility? There is a saying from a book written more than 1,700 years ago in regards…

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Why do yogis say OOOOOOOOMMMMM?

By | Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Students, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

For lots of us, the sound Om probably conjures up lots of images like this: Which is not necessarily the most relatable visual for many of us who are squeezing ourselves into a 6pm Flow class after a long day at work. But Om is, by its very definition, for everyone. So let’s dig a little deeper, past the clichés and the stereotypes, and find out what it is about this sound that makes it so magical. If you’ve ever attended a…

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