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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 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 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