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The Inner Critic – How Yoga Can Help and Heal

By Community, Laura Linehan, Motivational, Teachers, Wellbeing

Last week was a really difficult one for me – and when I have a bad week, I look for inspiration. I found it in a really honest and raw episode of Rachel Brathen’s ‘From the Heart: Conversations With Yoga Girl’ podcast. In the podcast, Rachel discusses how Yoga Teacher Training became a really emotional experience as they delved into each trainee’s relationship to themselves and how yoga has impacted that relationship. Rachel discusses how each trainee was working with…

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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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3 Ways to Take Your Practice Off the Mat

By Laura Linehan, Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga

Many people keep coming back to yoga is for the physical benefits – you can get a whole lot healthier, fitter and more flexible in yoga. But for many many more, the mental impact of yoga is the best (and sometimes unexpected) benefit of yoga. If you are working on feeling calmer and happier and want to know how yoga can support you, practice yoga with these things in mind. Yoga is a place to explore your breath. The breath…

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Making Time for Yoga When Life Gets Busy

By Laura Linehan, Mental Health, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga

There are times when everyone hits a bit of a yoga slump, when your schedule starts to fill up and making time for your yoga practice takes a back seat. The immediate things (texts, emails, work engagements) overpower the important things (health, happiness, peace of mind) and you start to feel a little ‘off’ and don’t know why. When this happens, you might notice a quiet little voice in your head saying ‘slow down’ which you promptly ignore because oh-look-my-phone-beeped-must-answer-now….

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5 of the best yoga quotes to get you past a midweek slump.

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

As the work week goes on, it can be easy to go on autopilot and simply live by going through the motions. Sometimes all we need to snap out of that is a little yoga-inspired inspiration! So here are 5 of our favourite yoga quotes to beat the mid-week slump. We couldn’t agree more! See you on the mat 😉 So the next time crow pose seems too scary, that’s all the more reason to try. Ugh. Chair pose anyone???…

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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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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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Ikigai – What Do You Really Want?

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

Ikigai   No, it’s not the contact details of that oddly-smelling dude from the bar last weekend who you assured you’d text after one too many cocktails. (iki-guy, get it? ….). I recently stumbled upon this picture of a venn diagram centred around the word ‘ikigai’ in an article on elephantjournal.com, and through a bit more research, was truly uplifted by what I read. ‘Ikigai’ is a Japanese word which translates to ‘the reason for being’ or a ‘reason to wake up…

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Vegan Sundays: Easy Vegan Brunch Recipe – HappyFood

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

Sunday’s are my day off, well they’re meant to be but with the end of the college year looming and dissertations etc to do they have become a 12 hour shift at my laptop type of day. My brain starts to go fuzzy after 2 or 3 hours and then I am forced to get up from my work and go and cook something. Sunday’s are about brunch/lunch and more me it’s got to be filling. Also I’m in a…

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Osho Active Meditation: Taking an Unfamiliar Trip – YogaHub

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

After another amazing activity filled weekend of the 200hr teacher training course at YogaHub, there are many things I could write about. On reflection, the most powerful of all activities that took place over the course of the weekend was my first experience of an “Osho Active Meditation” technique with Casey. Before I delve into the experience of the meditation itself, I must first outline a bit about the background of the man behind the practice. Who is Osho? Osho…

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