Radio Show Archives

  • Show #58 Yoga Radio: Jan 10, 2017 – Epiphany

     

    We’ll be discussing the word epiphany.

    According to Meriam-Webster:

    Definition of epiphany

    a: (1) :  a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something  (2) :  an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking  (3) :  an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure

    b :  a revealing scene or moment

    How might this relate to our yoga practice?

    Do you have an idea to share?

    Send an email to dan@yogastudents.org!

    Listen and enjoy!

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  • Show #56 Yoga Radio: Dec 7, 2016 – Yoga Book Recommendations
    We’ll be discussing various books on the subject of Yoga.

    Do you have one you recommend? Send an email to dan@yogastudents.org!

    Listen and enjoy!

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  • Show #55 Yoga Radio: Nov 30, 2016 – Yoga Workshop discussion
    chattinginclass2 Workshop experiences, and how they contrast with class experiences.

    Listen and enjoy!

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  • Show #53 Yoga Radio: Nov 9, 2016 – Yoga and the ‘Afterburn’
    Any words of wisdom? Listen as we discuss our hopes and fears of the upcoming President elect. We can use this as a way to start anew.

     

    Listen and enjoy!

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  • Show #52 Yoga Radio: May 6, 2015 – Yoga Sutras with Abhi Ghosh

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    sutras-240 This is our fifth installment of our discussions with Abhi Ghosh. Is yoga a religion? Abhi answers this question, and others, as he illuminates hidden areas of the studies.

     

    Listen and enjoy!

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    parsvaikapada-sirsasana-iyengar240 Pose of the week:

    Parsvaikapada Sirsasana

     

    Side One-Legged Headstand

     

  • Show #51 Yoga Radio: April 28, 2015 – Yoga background with Abhi Ghosh
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    sutras-240 While testing out our radio equipment for our 3-way skype connection, we had a short, impromptu Question and Answer session.You will find out many things you did not know, or thought you know.

    Listen and enjoy!

    If you feel like joining in the discussion…

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    parsvaikapada-sirsasana-iyengar240 Pose of the week: 

    Parsvaikapada Sirsasana

     

    Side One-Legged Headstand

     

     

  • Show #50 Yoga Radio: April 22, 2015 – Earth Day and Yoga
    Hey! It’s earth day.  Wondering what that has to do with yoga?

    Listen and find out!

    If you feel like joining in the discussion…

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    parsvaikapada-sirsasana-iyengar240 Pose of the week:

     

    Parsvaikapada Sirsasana

     

    Side One-Legged Headstand

     

     

  • Show #49 Yoga Radio: April 1, 2015 – Yoga April Fools Day Show
    april1-240 The snow has melted, trees are budding, and we’re in April. April 1, otherwise known as April Fools day.Did you have a prank played on you today? The thought of reading 29,250 emails makes me want to think this is a joke… is it?Listen and find out!

    If you feel like joining in the discussion…

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    Pose of the week:Eka Pada SirsasanaFoot Behind the Head Pose

     

  • Show #48 Yoga Radio: March 18, 2015 – Yoga Sutras with Dr. Abhi Ghosh, Session #3

     

    sutras-240 Tonight’s special guest will again be Abhi Ghosh, a scholar of the Sutras. We will begin our discussion of the Sutras. A sutra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means a thread or line that holds things together and is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew.[1] The word “sutra” was very likely meant to apply quite literally to these texts, as they were written down in books of palm leaves sewn together with thread. This distinguishes them from the older sacred Vedas, which until recently were only memorised, never committed to paper.Please listen, and feel free to send an email to dan@yogastudents.org if you have a question you would like to pose to Dr. Ghosh.

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  • Show #47 Yoga Radio: March 11, 2015 – Yoga Sutras with Dr. Abhi Ghosh

     

    sutras-240 Tonight’s special guest will again be Abhi Ghosh, a scholar of the Sutras. We will begin our discussion of the Sutras. A sutra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means a thread or line that holds things together and is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew.[1] The word “sutra” was very likely meant to apply quite literally to these texts, as they were written down in books of palm leaves sewn together with thread. This distinguishes them from the older sacred Vedas, which until recently were only memorised, never committed to paper.Please listen, and feel free to send an email to dan@yogastudents.org if you have a question you would like to pose to Dr. Ghosh.

    Email: dan@yogastudents.org

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  • Show #46 Yoga Radio: March 4, 2015 – Yoga Sutras with Dr. Abhi Ghosh

     

    sutras-240 Tonight’s special guest is Abhi Ghosh, a scholar of the Sutras. We will begin our discussion of the Sutras.A sutra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means a thread or line that holds things together and is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew.[1] The word “sutra” was very likely meant to apply quite literally to these texts, as they were written down in books of palm leaves sewn together with thread. This distinguishes them from the older sacred Vedas, which until recently were only memorised, never committed to paper.

    Please listen, and feel free to send an email to dan@yogastudents.org if you have a question you would like to pose to Dr. Ghosh.

    Email: dan@yogastudents.org

    Twitter: @yogastudents

    Facebook.com/yogastudents

     

  • Show #45 Yoga Radio: Feb 18, 2015 – Winter Asanas for Snowy Climates
    snowman-240 For those that live in the Chicago area, we’re in the ‘heat of the winter’…

    We all notice that our energy is lower than normal, and staying inside, cuddled up under a blanket is a wonderful experience.How about your yoga practice? Do you have any favorite poses for this time of the year?

    Send an email to dan@yogastudents.org and we’ll ‘put your name in lights’!

    Join in (if you have the energy…)!

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    parivrttaikapada_sirsasana-240 Pose of the week:Parivrttaikapada SirsasanaRevolved Split-Legged Headstand

     

  • Show #44 Yoga Radio: Feb 11, 2015 – Yoga, Meditation and David Angsten
    davidangsten-240 Tonite’s guest is David Angsten: Meditator, Yoga practitioner and author. We’ll have a  discussion with David about his 40 plus years of meditation, yoga, and how he became an author.He has just released his 3rd book: ‘The Assassin Lotus‘, a fascinating story of modern adventurers in pursuit of the legendary plant elixir called soma. In the oldest religious text still in use today, the Rig Veda of ancient India, soma was said to confer courage and enlightenment to those who imbibed it. Although there have been many theories, the true identity of this miraculous plant has been lost to the mists of time. The Assassin Lotus imagines the rediscovery of soma in Asia, and the feverish hunt this triggers to find the lost plant’s hidden source.David will be interviewed by the delightful Kathleen Waterloo!

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    parsvasirsasana2 Pose of the week:Parsva SirsasanaSide Headstand

     

  • Show #43 Yoga Radio: Jan 21, 2015 – Yoga and Traveling
    yoga-travel-240 When traveling, it can be easy to stop practicing yoga. Here are a couple of tips to keep the practice going…

    • simple is better,
    • each day practice whatever you want,
    • bring a minimum of props to make the poses easier,
    • take advantage of the unstructured nature of practice to explore the poses, and
    • look for a local yoga studio wherever you are.If you feel like joining in the discussion and or sharing your approach to yoga while travelling…

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    sirsasana-240 Pose of the week:Salamba SirsasanaSupported Headstandhttp://www.waterlooengrgrp.com/radio_shows/poseoftheweek/45_inversions_salamba_sirsasana.wav
  • Show #42 Yoga Radio: Jan 7, 2015 – Happy New Year!
    IYA-logo-240 Meera Sanghani is back from India. She’ll be filling us in on how it went, and we’ll be talking a bit about the classes she took at Iyengar Yogashraya in Mumbai (Bombay).

    Please join us as we discuss Meera’s trip, and as we pin each other down on some New Year’s resolutions!

    Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    anantasana-240 Pose of the week:

    Anantasana

    Vishnu’s Couch Pose

     

  • Show #41 Yoga Radio: Dec 17, 2014 – Special Needs and Yoga
    donna1-240 Our Guest tonite is Donna Prenta, a RYT500 Yoga teacher. She is a student of Yoga for over 20 years with a passion for the mind-body connection. Donna has a special gift for working with special needs. For over 8 years Donna has shared her intelligence, gentleness, and compassion with students in her classes. Her youngest student was born with Down Syndrome. Her intention for students is to “ignite the spark” that lives in each soul. Through the practice of Yoga profound healing occurs.

    Please join us as we discuss Donna’s work and experience with special need students, which includes us all!

    Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    Gomukhasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel-240 Pose of the week:

    Gomukhasana

    Cow Face Pose

     

  • Show #39 Yoga Radio: Dec 3, 2014 – Yoga and Consumerism
    Black-Friday-opening-240 Truly, one of the most interesting conundrums to practitioners of yoga is the relationship to stuff. We are an abundant society, and there is as much stuff to be had as any individual could possibly want. Is that a good thing? Is the pursuit of wealth in all its forms something to stay away from?If the goal of yoga is peace of mind and a life free from attachments, then is it wrong to want things?

    We’ll be talking about these ideas, and how one might be able to attain a balanced approach to the holidays.
    Listen in and maybe you’ll get a good idea you can try out.
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    swastikasana-240 SwastikasanaAuspicious Pose

     

  • Show #38 Yoga Radio: Nov 26, 2014 – Gratitude in the Practice of Yoga
    prayinghands-240 Our yoga practice is a multifaceted gem. It’s like a prism that reflects a different color depending on how the light hits it. Our practice can reflect back to us different emotions, feelings, or thoughts depending on how we approach it.Yoga can draw out parts of ourselves we know exist but have difficulty accessing at times, such as strength, flexibility, balance, trust, love, and gratitude.
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    Siddhasana-240 Pose of the week:Siddhasana

    Accomplished Pose

     

  • Show #40 Yoga Radio: Dec 10, 2014 – Yoga Tech Talk
    5g-network-coverage-240 This year we started the radio station, and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ll be talking about how we use Twitter, Facebook, our website, skype, and more to extend our reach across the digital plane.You’ll want to listen in, because to be a ‘modern digifile’, you’ll need to do the same thing. It’s not just for young people, it’s for everyone… the nascent new order. You can keep it simple, or make it more involved. If you are a yoga instructor, a yoga practitioner, have a job, have friends that live far away, or just need to communicate, you’ll want to listen.Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    Vajrasana-240 Pose of the week:VajrasanaThunderbolt Pose

     

  • Show #37 Yoga Radio: Nov 5, 2014 – Yoga and Politics
    yoga-politics-240 Earlier this year, Bill Maher got into a discussion about Eastern spirituality and made the claim, ‘Yoga is just stretching.’One piece of traditional yoga ideology is being reconsidered: the yamas and niyamas. Historically one would not be allowed to study if these ethical rules of conduct were not adhered to. If you weren’t practicing these social and personal codes—not stealing, not participating in violence, speaking and acting truthfully, reflecting on your inner nature, and so forth—you were not considered prepared for the deeper experiences of sense withdrawal and meditation.

    Let’s discuss these relationships between yoga and politics tonite.
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    MatsyasanaLOY-240 Pose of the week:Matsyasana

    Fish pose

     

  • Show #36 Yoga Radio: Oct 29, 2014 – Paramahansa Yogananda
    paramansa-240 Paramahansa Yogananda, the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s, authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today.Yogananda was also instrumental creating the ground for the contemporary practice of holistic medicine: he spoke of energy, aryuvedic medicine, and more.
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    Yoga-Mudrasana-BKS-240 Pose of the week:Yoga MudrasanaAttitude of psychic union pose

     

  • Show #35 Yoga Radio: Oct 22, 2014 – Developing a Home Practice
    home-practice-240 Sometimes a simple idea is not as straightforward as it seems. Doing a home yoga practice can be one of those simple ideas.

    Tonite we’ll be talking about how to get started developing your own home practice.

    Listen in and maybe you’ll get a good idea you can try out.
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    BaddhaPadmasana-240 Pose of the week:Baddha Padmasana

    Bound Lotus Pose

     

  • Show #34 Yoga Radio: Oct 15, 2014, 2014 – Yoga and Fall
    fall-leaves-tree-240 The days are getting shorter, the energy in the biosphere is changing, a hibernation is in process. Shouldn’t this also have an effect on our yoga practice? We’ll be talking about this during the show tonite. Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    parvotanasana-240 Pose of the week:Parvatasana

    Seated Mountain Pose

     

  • Show #33 Yoga Radio: Oct 8, 2014 – Bringing fun & pep up your yoga practice
    moo-240 Shouldn’t yoga be fun to do? Getting in a rut? Listen tonite as we talk about how to make it fun and what you can do to ‘pep-up’ your practice. Please listen inHave an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…
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    padmasana-by-krishna240 Pose of the week:PadmasanaLotus Pose

     

  • Show #32 Yoga Radio: Sep 24, 2014 – Yoga vs. Our Daily Activities
    yoga-boxing-240 Do we really have enough time to devote a couple of minutes to yoga everyday? Sometimes it seems the answer is no. We’ll be talking about how to deal with this on tonite’s show. Please listen in and let us know you are out there…Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    supta-virasana-over-bolster-240 Pose of the week:Supta Virasana

    Reclined Hero’s Pose

     

  • Show #31 Yoga Radio: Sep 17, 2014 – Yoga and Connectivity
    connectivity240 In some way, we all desire to be connected to our friends, family, a ‘bigger force’, and more. Tonite’s show we will be exploring this concept of connectivity, what it means, and how yoga has it’s own set of connections.  Please listen in and let us know you are out there…Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    virasana12-240 Pose of the week:VirasanaHero’s Pose

     

  • Show #30 Yoga Radio: Sep 10, 2014 – Yoga and Everyday Life
    everyday_life-240 Let’s face it, we all have an everyday life. You know, the things that go on and capture our attention, for better or worse. How does yoga figure into our daily routine? Can a yoga practice change the way we approach our daily tasks?We’ll be talking about this, and hope you can join in with some input of how it does or doesn’t change your daily life.Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    supta-baddha-konasana-240 Pose of the week:Supta Baddha KonasanaReclining Bound Angle Pose

     

  • Show #29 Yoga Radio: Aug 27, 2014 – Yoga/BKS Iyengar/Environmentalism
    BKS-240 Continuing last week’s discussion about this Great Master.And, a little bit about living the a more environmentally friendly life.

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    upavistha-konasana Pose of the week:Upavistha KonasanaSeated Wide Angle Pose

  • Show #29 Yoga Radio: Aug 20, 2014 – Yoga and BKS Iyengar
    BKS-240 As you might know by now, Mr. BKS Iyengar passed on today, Aug 20, 2014. Please join us as we remember this extraordinary individual, and reflect back on some of his prodigious achievements.We would like to invite you to share this celebration of one of the most influential people in the world in the last 50 years.

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    baddha_konasana-240 Pose of the week:Baddha KonasanaBound Angle Pose

  • Show #28 Yoga Radio: Aug 13, 2014 – Yoga and Digestion
    Digestive-240 Remember how you feel after a good body massage? Well, your digestive system feels much the same after a sequence of yoga postures.A regular practice of Hatha yoga can help prevent these kind of  problems or aid in healing many types of chronic digestive complaints. There are certain simple, basic postures that you can easily incorporate into a regular practice. Putting them together in short sequences can be very effective and work within your time constraints. 

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    dandasana-240 Pose of the week:DandasanaStaff Pose

  • Show #27 Yoga Radio: Aug 6, 2014 – Yoga and Vacation
    yogaandvacation-240 It’s August. Around now, everyone is trying to squeeze a vacation in before the school year starts a new round of ‘stay at home’ weeks. So when you leave the house, do you drop your yoga practice? Or, do you think ahead a little and bring a block, a strap, a travel mat, and or a blanket or two?

    There is no right answer, but listen in as we talk about the pros and cons, and maybe cover how to make a little preparation so you can enjoy your vacation even a little more!

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    suptakurmasana-240-Yoga-Pose-BKS-Iyengar Pose of the week:

    Supta Kurmasana

    Tortoise Pose

     

  • Show #26 Yoga Radio: July 30, 2014 – The Vedas and Yoga
    vedas-240 The Vedas (Sanskrit véda वेद, “knowledge”) are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Hindus consider the Vedas to be apauruṣeya (“not of human agency”). They are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called śruti (“what is heard”), distinguishing them from other religious texts, which are called smṛti (“what is remembered”). In Hindu tradition, the creation of Vedas is credited to Brahma.

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    BKurmasana-240-Yoga-Pose-BKS-Iyengar-300x111 Pose of the week:Kurmasana

    Tortoise Pose

  • Show #26 Yoga Radio: July 16, 2014 – Work-Life Balance (and Yoga)
    240pxwork-life-balance Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). The work-leisure dichotomy was invented in the mid-1800s. Paul Krassner remarked that anthropologists, use a definition of happiness that is to have as little separation as possible “between your work and your play”.Some theorists suggest that this blurred boundary of work and life is a result of technological control. Technological control “emerges from the physical technology of an organization”. In other words, companies use email and distribute smartphones to enable and encourage their employees to stay connected to the business even when they are not in the office. This type of control, as Barker argues, replaces the more direct, authoritarian control, or simple control, such as managers and bosses. As a result, communication technologies in the temporal and structural aspects of work have changed, defining a “new workplace” in which employees are more connected to the jobs beyond the boundaries of the traditional workday and workplace. The more this boundary is blurred, the higher work-to-life conflict is self-reported by employees.

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    240pxMalasana-I-Yoga-Pose-BKS-Iyengar Pose of the week:MalasanaGarland Pose

  • Show #24 Yoga Radio: July 9, 2014 – Yoga and Technology
    technology-innovation-240 What are the advantages of living in the digital age & what are the disadvantages as it relates to the practice of Yoga? Is ‘being online’ taking us away from the wholeness that Yoga offers us? Is it possible to have both, or is that just wishful thinking?

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    parivrtta_janu_sirsasana-240 Pose of the week:

    Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

    Revolved Head-of-the-Knee Pose

     

  • Show #24 Yoga Radio: July 2, 2014 – Yoga and Sports
    athlete-doing-yoga-240 Yoga has all sorts of benefits for athletes. For starters, it can help with muscular fitness and flexibility, says Ralph La Forge, a physiologist at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina: “Low-resistance hatha yoga is ideal for relaxing muscles that are tight from competition.”

    But the mental steadfastness that the practice bestows may be its biggest benefit, La Forge says. Researchers studying this area have found that, of all yoga’s components, the one with the most influence on sports preparation and recovery is breathwork. It can help you become both relaxed and focused at the same time.

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    PASCHIMOTTANASANA240 Pose of the week:

    Paschimottanasana

    Seated Forward Bend

     

  • Show #23 Yoga Radio: June 25, 2014 – The Future of Yoga is – ??
    future_freeway_sign250_1 One of the problems that yoga continues to face is the Westernization-commercialization issue, which is not new, but seems to be increasingly prevalent in some circles. There’s no doubt that the practice today, in its myriad forms, is significantly shifted from the one practiced by men in India in past millennia. Present day yoga has branched practically exponentially from the handful of original schools, as has the trade-marking of these derivatives. That yoga has lost some of its oomph as it becomes more a business and less a practice is no secret.  But whether this change is a good or bad thing is up for debate.Interested in learning more? Tune in… for more in this exciting episode!

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    Krounchasana-BKS-240x327 Pose of the week:KrauncasanaHeron Pose

  • Show #22 Yoga Radio: June 18, 2014 – Yoga and Vegetarianism
    240px-Soy-whey-protein-diet Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal.Vegetarianism can be adopted for different reasons. Many object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, environmental, cultural, aesthetic or economic. There are varieties of the diet as well: an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, a lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but not eggs, and an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products. A vegan, or strict vegetarian, diet excludes all animal products, including eggs, dairy, beeswax and honey. Some vegans also avoid animal products such as leather for clothing and goose-fat for shoe polish.Interested in learning more? Tune in… for more in this exciting episode!

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    maricyasana1 Pose of the week:Marichyasana I

    Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi 1

     

  • Show #21 Yoga Radio: June 11, 2014 – Summertime and Yoga
    summeryoga-240 Ok, we’ve been locked up all winter, and after a lingering spring, it’s time to get outside. Hey, maybe I’ll skip yoga class… Don’t do that! How about a nice simple personal practice that keeps you on the yoga path, and gives you the ability to go outside and ‘smell the roses’, too?How about the best of both worlds? What do you do, and how do you handle these ‘conflicting’ interests?

    Check in with us by sending an email to us during the show (dan@yogastudents.org), or tweeting @yogastudents during the show

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    triang_mukaikapad_paschimottanasa-240 Pose of the week:Triang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
    Three-Limbed Forward Bend

  • Show #20 Yoga Radio: June 4, 2014 – Teaching Yoga in School?
    child-240px Yoga is an increasingly popular form of meditation and exercise in the U.S., and the public is split on whether it is first and foremost a spiritual practice. The Huffington Post notes that, according to recent Pew Research Center surveys, 49 percent of the general public thinks yoga has a religious element, while just 28 percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans agree.Where do you stand on this question?Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    ardha_baddha_padma_paschimottanasana_iyengar Pose of the week:
    Janu Sirsasana
    Head to knee pose.

  • Show #19 Yoga Radio: May 28, 2014 – Yoga Sequences
    yogasequence Yoga series consist of asanas done in sequence. The most common yoga series is Surya Namaskara or the Sun Salutation, originating in the Hatha Yoga system.Sequences can potentially create a benefit that is greater that the benefits of the sum of the individual poses.We’ll be discussing sequences and what you should know to create or practice them.

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    Janusirsasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel-240 Pose of the week:
    Janu Sirsasana
    Head to knee pose.

     

  • Show #18 Yoga Radio: May 21, 2014 – Patañjali
    patanjali_240 Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, IPA: [pət̪əɲɟəli]) is a Sanskrit proper name.Several important Sanskrit works are ascribed to one or more authors of this name, and a great deal of scholarship has been devoted over the last century or so to the issue of disambiguation.

    We’ll be discussing Patañjali, and who that person was, what he did, and why that is important.

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    240px-Garudasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week:Garudasana
    Eagle Pose

  • Show #17 May 7, 2014: Asana Names and Mythology
    Hanumantha-240 Have you ever wondered where the various names of yoga poses come from?Listen in while we discuss the names of the poses, and the mythological characters they were named after.Have an opinion? Join in by sending an email, or a tweet, using the links below…

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    Utkatasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel-240 Pose of the week:UtkaṭāsanaChair Pose

  • 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…

    Send us a message, request a subject for us to discuss, ask to be on the show!

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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
  • Show #11 March 19, 2014 Yoga and Physical Ailments
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    Many People start a yoga practice as a way to address physical ailments. Join in as we discuss how yoga can help us all..

    200px-Trikonasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Parivṛttatrikoṇāsana
    Revolved Triangle Pose
  • Show #10 March 12, 2014 Yoga and Health
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    Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice, its a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation, practiced for over 5,000 years.

    Join us as we discuss how yoga can help you enjoy more of every day.

    440px-Warrior_III Pose of the week: Vīrabhadrāsana III
    Warrior III
  • Show #9, March 5, 2014 Learn about the main people that brought Yoga to the West

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    tkvDesikacharTKV DesikacharpjoisK. Pattabhi Jois

    Who are these three people, and why do you care?

    They introduced yoga to the ‘Western World’, and are the ‘fountainhead’ of yoga that we know today.

    Listen in and learn more about them.

    440px-Warrior_II Pose of the week: Vīrabhadrāsana II
    Warrior 2
  • Show #8 February 26, 2014 The Eight Limbs of Yoga
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    Hear about the 8 limbs yoga… ‘everyone’ is talking about them, but do you really know what they are?!

    Did you ever want to skip your yoga class because the weather was ‘too bad’ or ‘too good’? Listen to Meera and Dan discuss this common occurance. Join in by sending an email to dan@yogastudents.org… let us know what you’re thinking!

    Virabhadrasana_I_-_Warrior_Pose_I Pose of the week: Vīrabhadrāsana I
    Warrior I
  • Show #7 February 19, 2014 Gabriel Halpern
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    Gabriel Halpern talks about the role of yoga in one’s life

    Gabriel Halpern, owner of Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL, fills us in on how he got started in yoga over 40 years ago. In an ashram in California, he started learning, and teaching. From then to now, Gabriel talks about the yoga path, the roles of a teacher, managing family and yoga, and leadership.

    Lastly, he discusses how yoga can help create a future that is worth living.

    200px-Ardha-Chandrasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Parivṛtta Ardha Candrāsana

    Revolved Half Moon Pose

  • Show #6 February 12, 2014 Bhagavad Gita Overview
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    Get an Overview of the Bhagavad Gita!

    Meera provides an overview of the Bhagavad Gita. Get the ‘inside scoop’ on what it really about, and how it relates to our dharma, or duty.

    200px-Ardha-Chandrasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Ardha Candrāsana

    Half Moon Pose

  • Show #5 February 5, 2014 – Meg Shaw
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    Joining us is Meg Shaw: budding yogi!

    Hear how Meg’s personal practice helps her in her day to day activities in the medical field, how she finds time for yoga each week, and how she first became interested in yoga.

    It is a great story that we can all relate to… how to create a balance of modern life and yoga!

    100px-Utthita-Parshvakonasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: UtthitapārśvakoṇāsanaExtended side angle pose

  • Show #4 January 29, 2014

    Show #4 January 29, 2014 – Meera Sanghani

    meera Meet Meera Sanghani: yogi, philosopher, mother, fellow human.

    Listen to her yoga path: how she handles being a mother and a yoga teacher, how her grandfather encouraged her to do yoga, and her mother won awards for knowledge of Sanskrit.

    100px-Utthita-Parshvakonasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Utthitapārśvakoṇāsana

    Extended side angle pose

  • Introducing the Yoga Sutras!

    Show #3 January 15, 2014

     Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 3.40.36 PM Reading a book about the Yoga Sutras, I’m intrigued by the ‘taming of the mind’ introduced in the second sutra.

    We cover the background of what the Sutras are, and look at Sutra 1 and Sutra 2. Trying to relate that to some of my experiences in day to day life, and why taming the mind seems so difficult.

    Lastly, “Computer Guru” Dan Waterloo introduces ‘digital plane projection’ and how it reminds him of yoga postures, the nervous system, and linking to the universal energy/conciousness.

    100px-Vriksasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Trikoṇāsana
    Triangle Pose
  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

    Show #2 January 8, 2014

    Light on Yoga readings.

    lightonyoga_1980 Found my “Light on Yoga” book I bought in 1980, thought I’d share a couple of paragraphs with the ‘radio listening universe’.

    Starting a new year, it’s time good time to think ‘new beginning’. Some ideas for that, and a couple of thoughts on progressing, and staying current, and the tricks our mind plays on us.

    Lastly, a session from the “Computer Guru”, by Dan Waterloo.

    100px-Vriksasana_Yoga-Asana_Nina-Mel Pose of the week: Vṛkṣāsana

    Tree Pose

  • Becca Waterloo… Urban Dweller

    Show #1 November 20, 2013

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     binky Listen to wholesale nba jerseys Becca Waterloo and traveling Dan Waterloo discuss their Us ‘yoga journey’ and Sure what a they needs do for cheap jerseys a home China practice.
      Pose of the week: Tāḍāsana  Mountain Pose

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