Episode 27 - WTF Is Samadhi? With Erin Motz of Bad Yogi

We made it! Hello, samadhi! We're discussing the 8th and final limb with Erin Motz of Bad Yogi today!

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SHOW NOTES:

Catch up with Erin anywhere on social media as @badyogiofficial.

Get free resources, watch videos, read blogs, and check out yours truly in our second home at BadYogi.com.

Get your asana in gear with Erin's 8-week Perfect Body Yoga Program or her newest adventure, Bad Yogi Studio.

SOURCES:

Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Inner Traditions International, 1999.

Kraftsow, Gary. Yoga for Transformation: Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing Body, Mind, and Heart. Penguin Compass, 2002.

Rama. The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga. Himalayan Institute India, 2007.

Schiffman, Erich. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness. Pocket Books, 1996.

 

Episode 26 - WTF Is Dhyana?

Almost there! We're talking about the 7th limb today, dhyana, which means meditation. Y'all ready for this?

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SOURCES:

Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice. Harper Thorsons, 2015.

Schiffman, Erich. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness. Pocket Books, 1996.

 

Episode 25 - WTF Is Dharana?

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Woo! We're on the 6th limb, dharana! Let's talk about concentration and how that leads you into meditation.

SOURCES:

Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice. Harper Thorsons, 2015.

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

 

Episode 24 - WTF Is Pratyahara?

Today we're diving into pratyahara, the 5th limb of the 8 limbs of yoga! How does one do the pratyahara? We'll tell you alllll about it.

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SOURCES:

Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Inner Traditions International, 1999.

Rama. The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga. Himalayan Institute India, 2007.

Yoga International: Pratyahara: Yoga's Forgotten Limb

Episode 23 - WTF Is Pranayama?

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Think you know how to breathe? Wrong! Listen in to learn all about the 4th limb of the 8 limbs of yoga, pranayamaPranayama is all about manipulating the flow of energy. How do we do that? We breeeeaaaathe. 

SOURCES:

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: How the Lungs Work

Episode 22 - WTF Is Asana? With Erin Motz of Bad Yogi

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We're back in the studio (figuratively speaking) with Erin Motz of Bad Yogi to talk about the third limb of Patanjali's 8 Limbs: Asana! Asana is the physical practice of yoga, and it's most people's gateway to the rest of yoga.

SHOW NOTES:

Catch up with Erin anywhere on social media as @badyogiofficial.

Get free resources, watch videos, read blogs, and check out yours truly in our second home at BadYogi.com.

Get your asana in gear with Erin's 8-week Perfect Body Yoga Program or her newest adventure, Bad Yogi Studio.

SOURCES:

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Episode 21 - WTF Are the Niyamas? - Part 2

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We're finishing up the second limb of Patanjali's 8 limbs of yoga today: the Niyamas. Today we talk about the last three Niyamas: Tapas, Svadhyaya, and Ishvara Pranidhana. Also, lots more talk about donuts. Deal with it.

SOURCES:

Adele, Deborah. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. On-Word Bound Books, 2009.

Episode 20 - WTF Are the Niyamas? - Part 1

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The Yamas told us last week how to treat the world. Today we're starting on the second limb of the 8 limbs: the Niyamas, which tell us how to turn inward and treat ourselves. We'll discuss what the 5 Niyamas are, and then we'll talk about the first two: Saucha and Santosha.

SHOW NOTES:

Interested in reading up on the shatkarma cleansing practices? Be our guest.

SOURCES:

Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Inner Traditions International, 1999.

Rama. The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga. Himalayan Institute India, 2007.

Episode 19 - WTF Are the Yamas? - Part 2

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Today we finish up this 2-parter! The Yamas are the 1st limb of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. In this episode we cover the last 3 Yamas: Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha. Listen in and learn how to be a decent human being!

SHOW NOTES:

Give "Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu a listen!

SOURCES:

Adele, Deborah. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. On-Word Bound Books, 2009.

Ekhart Yoga: Aparigraha - Practising Non-Attachment

Episode 18 - WTF Are the Yamas? - Part 1: Ahimsa & Satya

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Whoa! Welcome to the first episode in Season 2, which will be entirely devoted to Patanjali's 8 Limbs! In this episode, we're starting in on the first limb, the Yamas. According to Patanjali, there are 5 Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha. Today, we get into the first two: Ahimsa and Satya.

Show Notes:

Check out the book on the Yamas and Niyamas that we discussed on the show!

Sources:

Adele, Deborah. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. On-Word Bound Books, 2009.

Yoga Journal: Start Practicing Satya (Truth) on and off the Mat

Episode 16 - WTF Are Mudras?

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It's over already?! Hang out with us for the season 1 finale, in which we cry a little (just kidding), and discuss mudras!

Show Notes:

Watch these Balinese dancers gettin' down.

Revisit your art history class memories with some sweet pics of Indian iconography depicting mudras.

Gaze upon the fierce visage of Anna's favorite goddess, Kali.

Sources:

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Yoga Journal: Yoga Mudras

Encyclopedia.com: Iconography: Buddhist Iconography

Yoga Education Institute: Teaching and Practicing Mudras and Mantras

Episode 15 - WTF Are the Yoga Sutras?

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Get yourself a cup of coffee (or tea if you're a better person than we are), put on your thinking beanie, and tune in as we leap even deeper into Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

We're also stoked to announce that we are now on Stitcher! Download the app at https://www.stitcher.com/

Show Notes:

We found this gem online which breaks the yoga sutras into the chapters we spoke about. Then it gives you the original Sanskrit sutra in the Devanāgarī alphabet, the phonetical pronunciation in the Latin alphabet, and the English translation.

Sources:

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Yoga Journal: Yoga Philosophy 101: The First Sutra—What It Means and How You Can Practice It

New World Encyclopedia: Patanjali

 Leaving Anna behind as the rest of us leave Danyasa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica.

Leaving Anna behind as the rest of us leave Danyasa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica.

Episode 14 - Author & Spiritual Activist Emma Mildon!

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Are we dreaming or is this really happening?! This week we interview author and spiritual activist Emma Mildon on spirituality, yoga, and the goddess awakening that's going on right now. Emma was gracious and inspiring, and we are beyond honored to have her on the show!

Show Notes:

Do your spiritual side a favor and pick up a copy of Emma's book, The Soul Searcher's Handbook: A Modern Girl's Guide to the New Age World.

Good work! Now do your future self a favor and pre-order Emma's upcoming book, Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl's Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers.

For all things Emma, check out her website. There's a ton of fun and thought-provoking content on there! Treat yo'self with a spiritual reading from Emma herself!

Episode 13 - WTF Are the Yogic Texts? - Part 2

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We're digging even deeper into the yogic texts today with part 2! Let's dive into the Bhagavad Gita, Sutras, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Show Notes:

You can read the whole Bhagavad Gita for free online. If you can make it past the first stanza (which is a whole lot of name dropping), you'll enjoy the action and adventure!

Sources:

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Jivamukti Yoga: The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Rishikul Yogshala: The 6 Shatkarmas or Cleansing Techniques and Their Benefits

YogaMag.net: Dhauti - Internal Cleansing

YogaMag.net: Basti - Yogic Enema

Episode 12 - WTF Are the Yogic Texts? - Part 1

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How many books have you read since school? Ok, now how many of them were deep, dense historical documents that require the concentration of a professional chess player? Never fear. We're here to give you the Cliff Notes. In part 1, we discuss the Rig Veda and the Upanishads.

Sources:

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Episode 11 - WTF Are Chakras?

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Root to crown, there's some cray shit going on in your body at all times. Get those wheels spinning by tuning into this episode, in which Anna and Katie explore chakras.

Show Notes:

Get straightened out with Doreen Virtue's Chakra Clearing Meditation.


Sources:

Mildon, Emma. The Soul Searchers Handbook: A Modern Girl's Guide to the New-Age World. Beyond Words, 2015.

Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual. 2014.

Episode 10 - WTF Are Prana & Nadis?

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What's past your physical self? Your energetic self! Learn about your body's energy (prana) and your #ghostveins. Tune in to find out what the hell ghost veins are.

Show Notes:

Learn more about Kirlian Photography. The pictures are preeeeetty fly.

Download the Insight Timer app for meditation, pranayama practice, or getting the perfect soft-boiled eggs every time.


Sources:

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual 2014

Do You Yoga: What Is Prana?

Episode 9 - WTF Are the Schools of Yoga?

What is your class title telling you? In this episode, we explain what the schools of yoga are and discuss some of the most popular.

Show Notes:

Read Kino MacGregor's response to the accusations against Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. 

Check out David Life and Sharon Gannon's book Jivamukti Yoga (holy crap, the foreword is written by Sting).

Gabriel Halpern is a Chicago-area Iyengar trained teacher. We highly recommend taking a class or workshop with him!

Check out Bernie Clark’s online classes and his book The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. This book is super green. 

Enjoy this nine-minute meditation that incorporates three-part breathing.
 

Sources:

Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual 2014

Yoga Journal: 5 Kundalini-Inspired Ways to Wear White

American Viniyoga Institute: What Is Viniyoga?

Wikipedia: Yin Yoga

Do You Yoga: What Is Kripalu Yoga?

Wikipedia: Anusara School of Hatha Yoga

Ekhart Yoga: Anusara Yoga