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Yogaland Podcast with Andrea Ferretti

A weekly yoga podcast that offers tools and ideas for your own self-development and yoga practice. Interviews cover yoga anatomy and asana, advice for yoga teachers, emotional wellness, nutrition, and beyond.



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Summer Series 2018: Summer Self Care Using Ayurveda with Niika Quistgard

How to Use Ayurveda to Cool Down | Beat the Heat This Summer with Niika Quistgard | Yogaland Podcast

If you’re a vinyasa yoga practitioner you’re probably familiar with the term “building heat.” That might not sound so appealing to you right now, though–especially if you live somewhere that summer is hot and sticky enough without any additional heat, thank you very much.

This week on the podcast, our favorite Ayurvedic expert, Niika Quistgard, offers Ayurvedic summer self care tips. Niika has a gift for making the principles of Ayurveda easy to understand — once you learn them, you’ll know how to cool down and come back into balance.

She shares:

* How to adapt your lifestyle during pitta season–we get into how to approach your yoga practice, meditation, breathing techniques, and which  foods to eat (and avoid) during pitta season

* A few specific poses and practices that are calming for pitta

* The one thing that’s even more important than you dominant dosha. (It’s all about balance, baby!)

* What Niika  means when she talks about taking “self-leadership” on your yoga mat and in your life

* BONUS: Enjoy the soothing sounds of nature throughout this interview as Niika is talking to us outdoors among some particularly melodious birds.

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Niika Quistgard’s AyurMama website

Episode 81: Holiday Series! Nourish Your Vital Essence With Niika Quistgard

Episode 17: Niika Quistgard – Self Care Time! Ayurvedic Ideas for Staying Calm and Grounded

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Summer Series 2018: Is it possible to balance effort and ease?

Jason Crandell quote | Yoga and Balance quotes | Yoga Podcast

We’ve gotten several questions from listeners about how to find the right balance between working hard and surrendering during yoga postures. How to find that elusive balance of two seemingly conflicting ideals, whether on our yoga mats or in our lives, leaves many of us scratching our heads.

Like so many things in yoga, the answer is complicated. But in this episode, Jason and I share some of our insights and do our best to tackle the question.

Here’s what we cover:

* What Patanjali wrote about the idea of effort and ease in The Yoga Sutra and how Jason interprets it

* What Joel Kramer meant by “playing the edge” in yoga postures and how Jason and I approach the concept

* Practical advice for when to work hard and when to back off

* How to tell whether physical limitations are in the structure of the joint or the soft tissue


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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Yoga as Self-Transformation by Joel Kramer

Summer Series 2018:: Q&A – How to Avoid Common Yoga Injuries

Summer Series 2018:  Poses We (Now) Love

Summer Series 2018: Andrea and Jason Share Their “Easy” & “Hard” Poses

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

1. I love cooking but even I get tired of the grind day after day. One thing that’s helped me immensely is Sunbasket meal delivery service — they offer organic produce and clean ingredients and many different types of meal plans. Their food is so delicious and I LOVE how creative they are! Go to sunbasket.com/yogaland to get $35 off your first order.

2. LOLA is a female-founded company offering 100organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. For every purchase, LOLA donates feminine care products to homeless shelters across the U.S. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter the code YOGALAND when you subscribe.

3. Truth: I am not a perfume gal. They’re usually too cloying for me and I don’t trust that the ingredients are safe. But I’m in love with the scents created by Skylar Body. They’re vegan and never tested on animals. And they’re free of parabens, phthalates, and other potentially harmful chemicals and they smell so amazing. To see which scent you like best, you can try the Skylar sample palette with free shipping plus earn a $20 credit towards your next full-sized perfume purchase, visit Skylar.com/yogaland.

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Summer Series 2018: Q&A – How to Avoid Common Yoga Injuries

Jason Crandell quote on yoga injuries | Yoga Podcast | Yogaland Podcast

In this week’s episode, Jason and I are live from Detroit Yoga Lab answering student questions about some of the most common yoga injuries, how to prevent and avoid them. Bonus banter: Find out why Jason has a black eye – unsurprisingly, it’s not from yoga or a bar fight. And learn what Jason’s three favorite bands are.

(Our regular listeners will not be surprised to hear that  Salabhasana (Locust Pose)  come up a time or two.)

Here’s what we discuss:

* Alternative poses for Warrior I and II for practitioners with SI joint pain

* Best poses and modifications for hamstring overstretch issues

* Which movements during an asana practice could cause excess shoulder and neck tension and which counter poses or practices can students do to find relief

* Have we demonized Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose)? Plus, how to transition from Plank to the floor in a way that’s less likely to cause injury


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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Episode 76: Jason Crandell on Yoga Injuries

Episode 91 – Jason’s Thoughts on Warrior I, Navasana, and “Advanced” Yoga

A New Take on Twists

Sequencing Solutions: Strengthen Your Hamstrings

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part I

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part II

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part III

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part IV

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part V

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

1. I love cooking but even I get tired of the grind day after day. One thing that’s helped me immensely is Sunbasket meal delivery service — they offer organic produce and clean ingredients and many different types of meal plans. Their food is so delicious and I LOVE how creative they are! Go to sunbasket.com/yogaland to get $35 off your first order.

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Bonus Episode: Depression will talk. You don’t have to listen. (And other lessons I’ve learned about depression.)

I put together this episode after the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The loss of both of these talented, successfully, beloved people in one week was tragic. A few days after it happened, I read two great stories that talked about how important it is to tell our stories about getting through depression. When the news media focuses on a suicide and how it happens, it can lead to contagion. But when people tell their personal stories of getting through depression or suicidal thoughts or attempts, it helps people in the midst of a crisis see that they can survive.

In that spirit, I offer up the things I’ve learned from surviving depression, as well as how I got through it. I hope it helps you or someone you love. I’m posting links to the two articles mentioned on the shownotes page, which you can find here: yogalandpodcast.com/bonusepisode


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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

USA Today: Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture
At My Darkest Moment, I Reached Out for Help and Chose to Live
Episode 161 of Rosie Acosta’s podcast, Radically Loved
Yogaland episode 49: A True Story of Overcoming Depression, Panic, & Shame

WRITE A YOGA PODCAST REVIEW 

If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! It makes it easier for others to find the podcast. If you don’t know how to leave a review, here are some step by step instructions. Woohoo! So easy!

SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

1. I love cooking but even I get tired of the grind day after day. One thing that’s helped me immensely is Sunbasket meal delivery service — they offer organic produce and clean ingredients and many different types of meal plans. Their food is so delicious and I LOVE how creative they are! Go to sunbasket.com/yogaland to get $35 off your first order.

2. Storyworth makes it easy and fun for loved ones to tell their stories. Simply purchase a subscription for someone you love and each week Storyworth will send them a question about their life. After a year, stories are bound in a beautiful book. For $20 off, visit storyworth.com/yogaland when you subscribe.

3. Care/Of is a new online vitamin company that is devoted to personalization and authenticity in its sourcing. Set your health goals, take their quiz, and they’ll give you vitamin, mineral, and adaptogen recommendations. They also include sourcing information and studies to give you background on your choices. I’ve had fun trying them out! Visit takecareof.com and use offer code YOGALAND at checkout for 25% off your first month of vitamins.

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Summer Series 2018: Poses We (Now) Love

Favorite Yoga Pose | Side Angle Pose | Yoga Podcast

Do you remember the first time you did your favorite yoga pose? Was it true love the first time you took the shape? Or did it take a few tries (or maybe even years!?) to appreciate it?

A few weeks ago, I shared on Instagram that when I first started practicing Side Angle Pose, I thought it was a total snooze and now it’s practically my favorite yoga pose. I asked if anyone else has had this experience with a pose and got a resounding yes. For me, the process of appreciating Side Angle Pose represents the way the practice fuels growth and contentment: I used to need a big pose to capture my attention, but now the simpler shapes can bring me to a place of focused attention, awareness, and absorption.

It also shows the beauty of a long-term, sustainable practice — you change over time and your practice can change, too. This week, Jason and I unpack all of this — the poses we once overlooked, as well as the poses we used to long for that don’t hold much weight anymore. And I share some of the (awesome) comments you all left on the ‘gram. And bonus: Jason also talks about his approach to drishti (or gaze).

We’d love to hear from you and those favorite yoga poses that you’ve grown to love — post them on Instagram and use the hashtag #yogalandstories so we can find you!


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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Summer Series 2018: Andrea and Jason Share Their “Hard” and “Easy” Poses
Yoga Sequence to Headstand
Sequencing Solutions: Strengthen Your Hamstrings (Includes Locust & Variations)
Yoga Pose Notebook: Eka Pada Bakasana I

WRITE A YOGA PODCAST REVIEW 

If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! It makes it easier for others to find the podcast. If you don’t know how to leave a review, here are some step by step instructions. Woohoo! So easy!

SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

1. I love cooking but even I get tired of the grind day after day. One thing that’s helped me immensely is Sunbasket meal delivery service — they offer organic produce and clean ingredients and many different types of meal plans. Their food is so delicious and I LOVE how creative they are! Go to sunbasket.com/yogaland to get $35 off your first order.

2. Storyworth makes it easy and fun for loved ones to tell their stories. Simply purchase a subscription for someone you love and each week Storyworth will send them a question about their life. After a year, stories are bound in a beautiful book. For $20 off, visit storyworth.com/yogaland when you subscribe.

3. Care/Of is a new online vitamin company that is devoted to personalization and authenticity in its sourcing. Set your health goals, take their quiz, and they’ll give you vitamin, mineral, and adaptogen recommendations. They also include sourcing information and studies to give you background on your choices. I’ve had fun trying them out! Visit takecareof.com and use offer code YOGALAND at checkout for 25% off your first month of vitamins.

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