For our season two finale episode, we’re talking to Las Vegas-based yoga teacher and author Jules Mitchell. We dive deep into yoga biomechanics in this episode and talk about Jules’ new book, which is a comprehensive look at the science of stretching. It’s impossible to cover the whole book in this short format, but I think you’ll find the highlights are fascinating, thought provoking, and relevant to the broader discussions we’re having in the yoga community today. We talk about: *Why it was so important to Jules to define the anatomy terminology in her book (and why Jason tries to do the same thing in his trainings) + Why language is so important in the yoga room! *She explains what compressive load and tensile load means for our readers and talks about what kinds of activities a person does each one *What hypermobility is, the pros and cons of passive stretching, and her recommendations for students who are really flexible. Plus, Jules shares why she cautions teachers against diagnosing students with hypermobility (what to do instead). *The long-held myth that strong and flexible are opposite concepts *Her thoughts on yoga as a lifelong practice and whether yogis should incorporate other types of movement and exercise into their routines
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Stretching Redefined by Jules Mitchell Jules Mitchell website The Science of Yoga by William Broad Episode 152: Cyndi Lee – Building Resilience Through Meditation and Sustainable Yoga 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!
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