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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 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.