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Digital Detoxing Yoga Meditation

Digital Detoxing with Yoga and Meditation

By Laura Linehan, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga

I got on the bus on Friday evening for what would be a 45 minute journey – and my phone battery was nearly out. I got this minor sense of panic – what would I do with 45 minutes without podcasts, WhatsApp, email and all the other entertainments I could fill the time with? Was there a charging port on the bus? Why didn’t I charge it earlier? What would I do for the time? My brain was lit up…

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Why Savasana is the Most Important Yoga Pose

By Asana, Laura Linehan, Meditation, Mindfulness, Restorative, Yoga

Savasana (pronounced shih – vah- sah – nah) is the final posture in each yoga class where all students are guided to lie down on their backs with their hands by their sides – hands and feet about as wide as the mat. Savasana translates to mean ‘corpse pose’ not only because it emulates a corpse on the floor. In the karmic tradition where death is seen as an important part of life, savasana is part of the acceptance of…

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3 ways to keep your ego in check on the yoga mat

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

Ahh, the ego. We all have one, and every so often (or, um, every hour or so) it likes to come out and play. And one of the places we can notice it the most? Our yoga practice. All too often we can find ourselves starting to compare ourselves to others, berate ourselves, and generally feel not quite good enough. Which I think you’ll agree is a pretty icky feeling. So here are three ways that you can start to…

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How to Breathe Correctly

By Laura Linehan, Mindfulness, Pranayama

I am often told by people who are new to yoga “I just don’t get the whole breathing thing, I don’t think I’m breathing correctly.” It’s really common to be getting into the practice of yoga, but feeling a little unsure or even frustrated if you feel you are not ‘getting’ one of the main aspects of yoga – the breath. Matching breath to movement is one of the key differentiators of yoga when compared to other forms of physical…

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Pilates

One Mistake Most of Us Make on Our Mats

By Asana, Dublin, Laura Linehan, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Pranayama, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

We all hear the teacher tell us to inhale, and to exhale, and we follow along. We then get to a standing posture, or a challenging posture – and what do we do? We stop breathing. Whether it’s holding our breath or going back to shallow breathing, we lose the rhythm of the breath that we had at the start of class. So what’s all the fuss about? What differentiates yoga asana from most other forms of physical activity is…

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One Minute Yoga to Reduce Anxiety ‘On the Go’

By Dublin, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Anxiety. We’ve all been there – sweaty palms, racing thoughts, quickened heartbeat. Anxiety can strike before a big presentation, an important meeting or a first date. Or sometimes it can creep up on you when you’re tired or under-slept. When it surfaces, anxiety can rob you of the joy of the moment, and it can zap your energy. So here’s one simple, discrete yoga pose to have in your ‘yoga tool belt’ when anxiety strikes, depending on where and when you…

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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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5 Questions To Help Bring You Back to This Moment

By Asana, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Restorative, Students, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga

5 Questions That Will Bring You Back to This Moment  ‘The time will come when, With elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror, And each will smile at the other’s welcome, And say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart To itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored For another, who knows you…

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Shake, shake, shake out the trauma!

By Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga

In my pursuit to heal my body I have tried and tested many different holistic healing therapies. One therapy that I found particularly beneficial was T.R.E (Trauma release exercises). I found an incredibly helpful practitioner online by the name of Raymond Lambert who can be found on www.treireland.ie. What is TRE TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE safely…

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