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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 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 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 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 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