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A Yogi’s Intro to Running

By Beginners, Healthy, Injury, Laura Linehan, Mental Health, Motivational, Pranayama, Wellbeing

I recently started running – and I absolutely love it. I already feel I can breathe more deeply after a run, and I’m full of lots of feel-good endorphins, helping me to stay motivated and strong. I know I’m a little late to the party – lots of yogis are runners and lots of runners are yogis. For good reason – there are many ways these two practices can be complementary. Here are my four highlights so far.  Muscular endurance…

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5 of the best yoga poses for tight hamstrings.

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

‘I’m not flexible enough to do yoga’ is something I hear all the time (mostly from my dad), and honestly? That’s like saying ‘I’m too sick to go to the doctor’! It doesn’t matter how flexible you are when you step on to your yoga mat. What matters is that yoga can help you to build flexibility over time – especially in our pesky hamstrings. Maybe you’re a runner, maybe you have a job that requires a lot of sitting,…

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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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Get grounded with Muladhara – The Root Chakra

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

Muladhara The root chakra, or Muladhara, is located at your tailbone, and extends to include your legs and feet. Representing the beginning of your spiritual development, the root chakra is literally your root, your base, there to ground you. Representing who you are at your core, who and what you trust, and your sense of belonging and tradition, the root chakra’s desire is survival, self-sufficiency, and stability. It governs how we deal with things like family, money, basic needs, and…

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vata dosha

Vata Dosha Explained – The Anxious Creative

By Ayurveda, Food, Healthy, Yoga

Vata Dosha Explained The Anxious Creative What is the Vata dosha? Our last post explained what it means to be aware of our ayurvedic dosha type, and why it’s important for us to remain balanced. If you’ve taken the tests you might now be aware if you’re Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type. If not, you can find out here. This week we’re exploring what it means to be a Vata-dominant type!   Vata Dosha Attributes Those with a dominant Vata…

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Sriracha Vegan Bean Dip

By Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan

When friends pop over unexpected and you have nothing to offer, my emergency go to is this little tasty dip! I chop some good oul Irish potatoes into wedges and blitz up this delicious dip with some spice from the Sriracha and voila! Party is on! Also fantastic for BBQs as a tasty vegan option, instead of mayonaise 😉 This dip is healthy, gluten free, vegan, sugar free.. and has the perfect kick to it! Ingredients are: 250g butter beans…

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Summer Courgetti

By Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

The warm weather and sunshine we are currently enjoying (is summer here?!). Often it’s too easy to turn to grazing on unhealthy stuff, or ordering take-out in the evenings. We sometimes look for any excuse to not have to cook. Well this recipe is so simple and tasty you’ve no excuse. 😉 Courgetti are light and refreshing, but flavourful all the same. This recipe is a great way to get loads of healthy veg into pasta lovers, in the summer time….

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Just Mix and Bake Vegan Carrot Cake !

By Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan

This cake is incredibly easy to make, all you need is one mixing bowl, a loaf tin and a grater (or food processor for the even quicker option). I’ve brought this to BBQs full of omnivores and vegans alike they’ve never guessed it’s egg and dairy free ! Kids love it too, it’s sweet, spiced and spongey 🙂 In fact everyone loves it, it’s a tasty cake! Most of the ingredients are things you would have on hand in the…

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Pineapple Fried Rice – Vegan Sweetness

By Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Pineapple is delicious, in cocktails, in salads, in smoothies and on it’s own.  Pineapple is especially good in savoury dishes where it balances perfectly with salty and creamy flavours. Fried rice was my main staple food when I travelled Asia last summer. Rice is cheap, quick and filling- a key component of a vegan diet. When I was in Pai , in Northern Thailand I first tried Thai pineapple fried rice, and it was so tasty! This dish recreates those flavours…

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Vegan Banana and Walnut Breakfast Muffins

By Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Jenny O'Neill, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Sometimes you need a quick grab and go breakfast. As for gluten free and vegan options, fruit is the answer of course, or gluten free oats. So I’ve combined the two into yummy hearty muffins that you can bake the night before. These muffins have no cholesterol, no added fats, and no refined white sugar (as the muffins you buy in coffee shops do). Not to mention they are packed with fibre, potassium from both the bananas and walnuts. Along…

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