Episode 206: “The Pelvis is Everything” with Judith Hanson Lasater

If you’ve practiced yoga for awhile, it’s likely that you’ve heard a sweeping generalization about alignment in a pose. Often these generalizations get passed around until they become cemented as absolute truths — when in fact, they’re really just true under certain conditions at certain times. Or they’re simply myths.

My guest today is Judith Hanson Lasater, who addresses all of this in her newest book, “Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga Practice.”

Here are a few highlights from our conversation:

* We talk about how she is handling shelter-in-place and how it’s affected her teaching

* Her thoughts on “right and wrong” in yoga and how she frames that conversation instead

* 3 common cues you might hear in yoga class that she says are based on myths about the body

* When it’s appropriate to question something that you’ve learned from your yoga teacher

* Why she says the pelvis is everything!


Pre-order Judith’s book and get 30% off:Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga Practice by Judith Hanson Lasater

Episode 82: Restorative Yoga as Radical Self Care with Judith Hanson Lasater and Lizzie Lasater

Episode 64: Trust Yourself First with Judith Hanson Lasater

Books mentioned in the episode:
Influenza: The 100 Year Hunt to Kill the Deadliest Disease in History

Pelvic Liberation: Using Yoga, Self-Inquiry, and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Health by Leslie Howard


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!

Episode 227: The Art of Deep Rest with Tracee Stanley

I think of today’s guest, Tracee Stanley, as the queen of Yoga Nidra. On this episode, Tracee shares about this the practice of deep rest and why it is so healing. She also offers some suggestions for how to experience those benefits more fully--like taking your...

read more

Episode 225: The Upsides of Online Teaching with Erin Jorich

Today’s guest is Erin Jorich, a yoga teacher from Minnesota who is also serving as a mentor teacher in Jason’s 300-hour teacher training this year. I really enjoyed learning more about her path from an MTV-taught dancer in her college years to becoming the talented...

read more


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Privacy Preference Center





    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This