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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 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 Ok, now how many of them were deep, dense historical documents that require the concentration of a professional chess player?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 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