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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

Episode 8 - WTF Are Mantras?

In this episode, we discuss mantras and enjoy a fun case of the #truthbumps.

Show Notes:

Listen to the Gayatri Mantra.

Listen to the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.

Check out some information on the vagus nerve.

 

Sources:

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

Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual 2014

Gonda, Jan. Vedic literature. (Saṃhitās and brāhmaṇas.). O. Harrassowitz, 1975.

Waking Times: The Science of Mantras: How Sacred Sounds Heal Body, Mind and Spirit

The Chopra Center: What Is a Mantra?

Wikipedia: Om Mani Padme Hum

Episode 7 - Erin Motz of Bad Yogi! OMG, WHAT?!

The charming, hilarious, sweet, and sassy Erin Motz of Bad Yogi coming at you from the WTF?! Yoga Podcast studio!

Show Notes:

For Erin's amazing content, classes, videos, and more, visit BadYogi.com.

Take me straight to the Perfect Body Yoga Program!

Join Bad Yogi Studio and get your yoga on! Full length classes get you moving, and Erin adds a FRESH class EVERY week! Plus, there's a handy iTunes app that let's you download videos for easy access on the go. Happy Savasana, folks!

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Episode 6 - WTF Are the Branches of Yoga?

In this episode, we get all gnarled up like an oak tree with the branches of yoga.

Show Notes:

Check out Anna and Katie's favorite pre-bedtime poses:

Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall)
Balasana (Child's Pose)


Sources:

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

Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual 2014

Wikipedia: The Upanishads

Yoga Basics: Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Wisdom

Wikipedia: Tantra

Episode 5 - WTF Are the 8 Limbs of Yoga? - Part 2

Get ready! In part 2, we're hitting limbs 3-8: asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.

Show Notes:

Representation of the 8 limbs as a circle rather than a linear path. | Feuerstein, Georg.  The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice . Hohm Press, 2008.

Representation of the 8 limbs as a circle rather than a linear path. | Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Sources:

Clara Roberts-Oss & Caroline Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual.

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

Yoga Journal: Pratyahara: What It Means to Withdraw

Yoga Journal: Get to Know the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Ekhart Yoga: Brahmacharya: The Right Use of Energy

Ekhart Yoga: Understanding the Niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana

Yoga International: Pratyahara: Yoga's Forgotten Limb

Episode 4 - WTF Are the 8 Limbs of Yoga? - Part 1

In part 1, we tackle the first 2 limbs, the yamas and the niyamas.

Sources:

Clara Roberts-Oss & Caroline Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual.

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

Yoga Journal: Pratyahara: What It Means to Withdraw

Yoga Journal: Get to Know the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Ekhart Yoga: Brahmacharya: The Right Use of Energy

Ekhart Yoga: Understanding the Niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana

Yoga International: Pratyahara: Yoga's Forgotten Limb

Episode 3 - WTF Is Yoga History? - Part 2

Next up: Classical period, Post-Classical period, and just a little smidge of the Modern era.

Show Notes:

Listen to an actual recording of Swami Vivekananda's famous speech, or click here for a PDF version.

Sources:

The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge

Globalization of Yoga

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

Yoga.com

Episode 2 - WTF Is Yoga History? - Part 1

Buckle up. In part 1, we're diving right in to the Indus-Sarasvati civilization, the Vedic period, and the Pre-Classical period.

Sources:

The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge

Globalization of Yoga

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

Yoga.com