philosophy and meditation

Episode 228: Jason talks about the six cores of yoga

Today, Jason shares his approach to the six cores in yoga -- the philosophical core, the traditional hatha yoga core, the respiratory core, the skeletal core, and the two muscular cores. RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS: Jason's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training  WRITE A...

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Episode 216: Unity in Yoga & Embracing Yoga’s Roots

Today's guest, Susanna Barkataki, is the author of a new book on yoga's history and culture called Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. This book is a call for all who study yoga to take a deeper look at how we interact with Indian...

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Episode 200: The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

On today's episode, I speak to author and religious studies professor Andrea Jain about her book, Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. Her book is one of the best I've read in terms of tracing the globalization of yoga without oversimplifying it or...

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Episode 136: Yoga Philosophy for Beginners

In this second episode of our Begin Again series, we talk about what keeps us motivated to practice when yoga is feeling stagnant and Jason offers useful tips for teachers who are faced with the difficult (but rewarding!) task of teaching yoga to beginners. He also...

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Episode 132: The Art of the Yoga Sutras

This week's guest, Melissa Townsend is the author of two beautiful books about the Yoga Sutras. Townsend, a long-time yoga student, artist, Sanskrit enthusiast, and psychic, wasn't always enthusiastic about the sutras. But in the same way that psychic visions come to...

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Episode 117: Jason’s Favorite (Non-Asana) Yoga Books

When I have Jason on the show, we talk a lot about postures and technique, so I thought it would be interesting to talk yoga philosophy on the podcast this week. I asked Jason to share his favorite yoga books (that are not focused on the physical practice). These are...

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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 meditation podcast episode is for you. This week, Jason and I discuss everything meditation. We unpack why it's important for yoga students to...

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