HappyFood Gluten Free Vegan Breakfast Muffin Recipe

By | Food, HappyFood, Lenka, Recipes, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

You asked for it guys so here it is. The super popular post practice treat. This took a few weeks of experimentation by Lenka at HappyFood HQ like many of her gorgeous recipes. These muffins have created many the raving fan for HappyFood so maybe you could get in on some of that action with this simple recipe. Let us know how you get on with it!   Ingredients:  Makes 6 Muffins 2-3 bananas 2 carrots 2 apples (make your…

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Metta Bhavana: Part III

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

Apart from writing and teaching yoga, I rent out my flat to Dublin visitors. The last time I checked, I’ve had over 50 different guests stay at the flat. I’ve met people who I would now consider friends, as well as people who were a challenge for me to host. I learned about the practice of metta bhavana just before a particularly challenging guest came to stay. Even before she arrived, I was bombarded with nearly 20 emails with various…

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Mindfulness and Me. One Simple Tip That Helped Me Might Help You.

By | Meditation, Mindfulness, Restorative, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

  A few months ago I had an episode which was the beginning of the change in my life for the better. I had pretty much  3 years of perpetual ‘fight-or-flight mode’ from when I started YogaHub right up until this day. I think it was back in March. This episode was brought about by everything becoming more organised and under control. The managers had joined YogaHub and roles were delegated out and everything around me was calming down and…

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Metta Bhavana: Part II

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

It’s like when your best friend or your partner does something that gets under your skin. You know this person so well that your thoughts spill out as not-so-gentle words. But hopefully you’ve been practicing part 1 of metta bhavana towards yourself. You’re calmer. Things are bit more still. You have a new-found respect for yourself, more stability, and want to engage with people in ways that are mindful rather than rash and chaotic. This is part 2 of Metta…

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Metta Bhavana: Part I

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

You can do this right now. Really, you can. It’s step 1 of Metta Bhavana.   Close your eyes and say to yourself, May I be well. May I be happy. May I be peaceful. May I be filled with love and kindness.   How did that feel? Was it weird? Okay, do it again. Close your eyes and imagine you’re having a really deep conversation with yourself. You’ve just sat down for a long-awaited coffee with You. Or, better…

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2 Things to Keep in Mind when Peeps are Unkind!

By | Dublin, Mindfulness, Yoga, YogaHub

    Have you ever heard something negative about someone and you immediately conjure up a pretty involved story only to later discover that that’s all it was…………..a story! And what about a story where this guy or girl is being unkind to you to say the least (I’m sure you can think of one or two either right now or in the past) and in your mind’s storybook you’ve cast as ‘the villain’. And you the victim. And the more…

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3 Things You Should Know before Opening a Yoga Studio (Or Any Other Business)

By | Dublin, Ireland, Matt Quigley, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Holy Cow where do I even start? We’re 14 months old at our new studio in Dublin City Centre. In this space of time we’ve grown from me running around teaching Yoga and employing a few other teachers to thankfully having a management team of 5 full-time, quite a few part-time reception staff and over 30 teachers. On top of that there are 2 full time employees running Happy Food (our Vegan Cafe) with part time member of staff helping…

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The Transformational Effect of Yoga and Mindfulness

By | Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Pranayama, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Can you feel it yet? A palpable shift in people’s perceptions. Our priorities are changing. We want fit healthy bodies and fit healthy minds. So many people are getting involved in yoga for precisely those reasons and once they are on the mat they realise there is a bit more depth than at first meets the eye. So many of us are interested in health, fitness and well-being these days. It is across generations, not just one demographic. We are…

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Electric Picnic Recovery with YogaHub

By | Dublin, Humour, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Restorative, Wellbeing, YogaHub

  Water. Drink it, splash it on your face, rub it on your elbows, submerge yourself. Hydrate Fully.   Get clean. 3 or more baths are not too many!   Rest your ears. After a weekend of aural bliss, be kind to your hearing. Ears also love blankets and pillows and massages.   Focus on the simple things. Like tea and chickpeas and hermit crabs.   Laugh! Avoid the festival comedown by watching a movie, telling stories, or looking at…

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