Show #16 April 30, 2014: Mantra

240px-Om Mantra means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power. Mantra may or may not be syntactic or have literal meaning; the spiritual value of mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought.Listen in while we discuss when to use-and not use-these tools.Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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240-Ado-muka-shvanasana Pose of the week:
Adho Mukha ŚvānāsanaDownward Facing Dog

 

Show #15 April 23, 2014: Yoga Props

propguide2013-cropped The original yogis didn’t practice with foam blocks, D-ring straps, or purple sticky mats. But as yoga evolved, many practitioners discovered that props could help deepen their explorations.Are props a helpful supplement to your practice, or do they just get in the way? Listen in while we discuss when to use-and not use-these tools.Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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uttanasana-cropped Pose of the week:
Uttānāsana
Standing Forward Bend

Show #14 April 16, 2014 Learn about the Chakras and Energy Channels of the Subtle Body

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Listen in on a Discussion of the Chakras and Energy Channels of the Subtle Body

In Hindu and tantric/yogic traditions and other belief systems chakras are energy points or knots in the subtle body. They are located at the physical counterparts of the major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves. Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels, called nadiis. Nadiis are channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana), or vital energy moves.

320px-Ardha_maerudhandaasana Pose of the week: Padangustasana I
Hand to Big Toe Pose

Show #13 April 9, 2014 Muscle Lengthening and the Anatomy of Stretching

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There is a science behind stretching and muscle lengthening. Listen in as we discuss what anatomy experts have to say.

prasarita_padottanasana Pose of the week: Prasāritapādottānāsana
Wide Stance Forward Bend

Show #12 April 2, 2014 Ram Dass

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Ram Dass is an American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now. We’ll be talking about his contribution in tonite’s show.

320px-Ardha_maerudhandaasana Pose of the week: Padangustasana I
Wide Stance Forward Bend