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

For this year’s summer series, Jason and I are focusing on “Building a Sustainable Yoga Practice.” Over the past year we’ve talked about injuries, fear of injuries, predatory teachers and we thought — LET’S FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE FOR PETE’S SAKE. Let’s empower ourselves to create a yoga practice that serves our needs.

For the first episode, Jason and I talk about which poses are taught as beginner or “easy” poses and are actually torturous for us to execute. And the inverse of that — which poses are thought to be advanced, but have always been pretty accessible to us because of body type. My hope is that this talk will help unravel that sense of competition (either with others or just with ourselves) that we all feel from time to time on the yoga mat. The truth is that certain poses that are easier and more difficult simply because of the body you’re born with.

That means that those awe-inspiring poses you see on Instagram may not be a reflection of skills and years of study, but rather just something that that person is able to do naturally.  Of course, that means the flip side is true too: You’re not a bad yogi if you can’t balance in Tree Pose to save your life.

If you’ve ever struggled with any pose (or with feeling bad about yourself because of that struggle), you don’t want to miss this one!

Poses we discuss:

* Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

* Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

* Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)

* Seated Forward Bends

* Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance)

* Bakasana (Crane Pose)

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

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

Episode 99: Q&A – Jason’s Tips for Nailing Forearm Balance

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Episode 106: Yoga, Birth, and Business with Rachel Yellin

Yoga offers us so much more than a healthy body and mind–it also helps us to get to know ourselves on a deep, intimate level. That deep knowing can help us make better decisions about every aspect of our lives, which is especially true during the childbirth process, says this week’s guest Rachel Yellin.

Rachel is a prenatal yoga teacher, childbirth educator, hypnotherapist, and a dear friend of mine. All of her work is centered around the idea of using mindfulness to help people tap into their own wisdom. It’s transformational. And it’s all yoga.

This episode isn’t just for pregnant moms (or even parents). It’s for anyone who wants to learn to tune out external criticisms, judgments, and expectations so you can be guided by your own authentic, inner voice.

Here’s are some things we cover:

* Finding the balance between the tradition of yoga, where students are guided through every pose by a teacher, and learning to allow your your own body and intuition lead the way

* How Rachel’s different businesses are based on yoga and being present, knowing yourself + the creative way she grew her yoga business without depleting herself through marketing efforts, constant travel, etc.

* Ideas for parenting with more presence. Hint: it’s not about reading parenting books, but reading your individual child and responding to her needs

* Advice for yoga teachers who feel pressured to build a following on social media

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Rachel Yellin’s website

Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond Audio Relaxation Program by Rachel Yellin

Whatever Arises, Love That: A Revolution That Begins with You by Matt Khan

When The Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection by Dr. Gabor Mate

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger,  Healthier, Longer by  Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel

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Episode 105: Epidemiologist Ai Kubo on How Mindfulness and Nutrition Benefit Cancer Patients

Ai Kubo received a PhD in cancer epidemiology from Columbia University, and has nearly 40 scientific publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Years ago, Kubo was told flat out, by one of the most renowned mindfulness researchers, not to try to create (and fund) mindfulness studies. At that time, studying mindfulness and yoga was too fringe, she was told. She heeded this advice and spent a decade studying the effect of nutrition on cancer. But, as a yoga teacher, she felt that something was missing, so she decided to change the focus of her research. These days, Kubo is hard at work creating studies that examine the effect of mindfulness for cancer patients and their families in reducing stress and depression. We had a lively conversation about her current studies, her approach to eating and living in a way that minimizes cancer risk, and the details on her 3-week Mindfulness Cleanse, which focuses on helping the body rest and reset.

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

The Mindful Cleanse with Ai Kubo

Episode 15: Rebecca Katz – Nourish Yourself with Cancer Fighting Foods

Episode 73: How Talking about Adversity Inspires Positive Change

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Episode 104: Julia Lowrie Henderson — Behind the Scenes of ESPN’s “Bikram” Podcast Series

On this episode, I speak to Julia Lowrie Henderson, the producer behind ESPN’s new 30 for 30 podcast series “Bikram.”

Bikram Choudhury arrived in the U.S. from Calcutta, India and opened a yoga studio in Beverly Hills in 1973. His intense system of yoga caught on quickly and Bikram became known as the “guru to the stars,” with devotees ranging from Shirley MacLaine to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Raquel Welch.

Within two decades, Bikram built a “yoga empire” that included national television appearances, a massive following of devoted students, and a multi-million dollar brand. But Bikram’s rise to power came at a cost to many of his students and employees. By 2015, six women had filed civil lawsuits against him, with allegations ranging from sexual harassment to assault to rape.

For the podcast series, Lowrie Henderson spent more than a year of her life traveling to India, interviewing students from the Bikram community, and speaking Bikram himself so that we can hear the truth of his story. In this interview, Lowrie Henderson offers insight into Bikram’s early rise to fame, his teacher training methodology, and how the 26/2 system is faring without Bikram in the U.S.

Bikram Choudhury leading yoga teacher training

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast: Bikram

Episode 93: Ending Sexual Abuse in Yoga Community – A Conversation with with Mary Taylor and Judith Hanson Lasater

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Episode 103: Jason and Andrea Talk Meditation

Why don’t you have a seat and stay awhile? If you think meditation is boring, hard, pointless, or too time consuming, this episode is for you.

This week, Jason and I discuss everything meditation. We unpack why it’s important for yoga students to meditate. Plus, we’ll give some practical tips to start if you’re new to the practice (or start again if not very consistent). We promise, you’ll be glad you did!

PS: Jason has a brand new program on yogaglo that’s designed for people who don’t yet have a consistent meditation practice. It’s six classes and super-straightforward. Check it out here!

Highlights from the episode:

* The difference between a person’s identity and their habits + how to untangle the two in order to make regular meditation more likely

* Some of the common fears (and excuses!) that keep people from meditating

* Why meditation is an important part of a well-rounded yoga practice and if there’s anyone who shouldn’t meditate

* Jason’s approach to teaching seated meditation and how it’s similar to how he teaches asana

* Plus, we talk about our personal meditation practice, who we’ve studied with, and how it’s helped us

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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Meditation for People Who Don’t Meditate on Yogaglo
New blog post from Jason: Why I Meditate

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3. HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients. They have three plans to choose from — Classic, Veggie, and Family 
 and every week there’s a 20 minute meal on the classic menu if you really don’t have even 30 minutes! Which let’s face it, happens! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter 
YOGALAND30 at checkout.

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