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Why we chant ‘Om’ in yoga

By Beginners, Laura Linehan, Mindfulness, Wellbeing

A lot of beginners and experienced yogis alike can find it uncomfortable and a little bit strange when they are invited by their teacher to chant ‘om’ at the beginning or end of a yoga class. For many people who go to yoga for the more physical benefits, it might be tempting to completely dismiss this aspect of yoga. But when you understand the meaning behind it, you might find a whole new depth in the practice of saying ‘om’…

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When to use a yoga block

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

When I first started practicing yoga, I avoided blocks. I was determined to do everything by myself, even if that meant sacrificing integrity in a certain pose, or even risking injury (Oh hey ego how are you?). Now that I’m a few years in, I’ve gotten over that (thankfully!) and happily reach for blocks at multiple points in my yoga practice. Here are just a handful of ways to use blocks in yoga: To give support to tight hips For…

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Routine is King: 5 Ways To Create Your Perfect Day – YogaHub

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

My daily routine is vitally important. By following a consistent daily schedule I am in complete control of whether or not I have a good day. My routine is most important from Monday to Friday as I have to make the time to do the things I love before work. Here are a few things I have applied to my daily life in order to enhance my physical and mental health. 1. Get up early This takes work and commitment….

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Must Kill Robots: 3 Simple Ways To Be More Human

By Dublin, Ireland, Wellbeing, Yoga

There is no doubt that we are becoming more and more robotic in modern society. We go about our day without questioning the reason as to why we have to constantly review our facebook newsfeed whilst we starve ourselves of real social connection. Our smart phones have become our best friends and this is why it is easier to meet your life partner on the internet than it is to meet them on the street. Most of our social interaction is through email, text message…

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Designing Your Own Workout Recovery System: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

By Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga

Happy New Year, Happy New Body Happy new year everybody. I hope you are all relaxed, re-charged and ready for the year ahead. No doubt a vast majority of people have decided that they are going to get fitter, stronger and faster in 2016, but with this in mind it is vital to take care of your body in the process. It is important to push your body to it’s limits in order to achieve fitness targets but it is equally…

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The City Commute: How To Stay Sane In The Fast Lane!

By Dublin, Mindfulness, Wellbeing

I just arrived in the door this evening after facing my twice daily bike ride from my apartment in Sydney Parade to my place of work on Harcourt Street. Being a young man from Sligo it took me until my late twenties to eventually pluck up the courage to invest in a pair of wheels and venture out on to the mean streets of Dublin City. Now, I have only been cycling to work for the past 5 months but during that time I have…

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5 Fears I Had Before Starting Yoga Teacher Training

By Dublin, Mindfulness, Motivational, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga

I am currently three sessions in to the 200 hour yoga teacher training course at YogaHub. I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience so far and I’m delighted that I decided to sign up to do the course. Before I enrolled on the course I was quite apprehensive about embarking upon my yoga teacher training journey. I suppose I was scared and fearful for a variety of reasons. The main fears that almost held me back included the following: Fear of standing up in…

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To Endorphins & Beyond: 5 Simple Ways To Feel Amazing

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

To be honest, I had no idea what endorphins were until I did a bit of research into natural healing. After doing the research and putting a few things into action, I have realised the astonishing power endorphins have in relation to overall health and happiness. What Are Endorphins? Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates, designed to relieve stress and enhance pleasure and happiness. These endorphins are chemicals that are released in your brain during certain activities. There are various ways to…

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Fresh And Present In A Chair – A Story All About How, Yoga And Meditation Keeps Mike From Getting Down

By Dublin, Humour, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Here is a little rap I put together. The words are below but you can follow it more clearly by watching the video. This is my first outing as a rapper but it explains how I got into meditation. Hope you enjoy:). Fresh and Present In a Chair Now this is a story all about how, Yoga and meditation keeps me from getting down, And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I learnt…

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Overcoming Back Pain; The Curious Case of Benjamin Desk-back

By Mindfulness, Motivational, Wellbeing, Yoga, YogaHub

Introduction to Desk-back Firstly, I need to point out that similarly to the majority of the population, I work in an office at a desk. I also must highlight that I never had any real back pain to speak of until I was involved in a car accident 3 years ago. Initially when I went back to work after the accident my pain was pretty bad, however as time went by the pain was getting progressively worse. I was sitting down all…

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