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Living the Yoga Life

015 Markus and Karin – Teaching the Therapeutic Benefits…

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Markus Henning Giess and Karin Michelle Sang are the founders of

Yin Therapy.  Following successful musical theater careers – they met while performing in the musical Cats in Berlin, Germany – Markus and Karin became yoga experts.  Increasingly interested in the benefits of yin yoga, they now offer workshops and teacher trainings in Europe and Australasia focused on yin yoga and anatomy.

In this episode we talk about their transition from theater to yoga as well as their recent move from Markus’ home country of Germany to Karin’s home country of New Zealand.  We touch on how Bryan Kest’s teachings liberated their yoga practices and teaching, plus their challenge as dancers to pull back and not do too much physically.  Paul and Suzee Grilley’s yin teachings have had a profound effect on their yoga practice and their lives, teaching them to respect their own bodies.

Other topics covered include:

-Yin Yoga as a cure for back pain and as a tool to become mentally positive.

-How stress causes fascia, or connective tissue, to contract resulting in physical pain, and how stretching and relaxing through Yin Yoga helps to relax and rejuvenate the fascia.  This also results in reduced mental stress.

-How we “cheat” in yoga poses and ultimately that’s ok, it’s more important how the pose feels.

-How children can help with your yoga practice by keeping you in the present moment.

Enjoy!

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Useful links from the show:

www.yintherapy.com – Markus and Karin’s home on the web where you can find more about their teaching and upcoming trainings.

Paul and Suzee Grilley Yin Yoga The Foundations for a Quiet Practice DVD

Bernie Clark’s website www.yinyoga.com and his book The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

Bryan Kest

Dr. Robert Schleip’s lecture on Fascia

German TV Documentary on Fascia (with English Voice Track)

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Namaste Everybody!

-Chris

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Living the Yoga Life

008 Jess Heslop – Live the Life You Love

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IN THIS EPISODE OF PRACTICALLY CONSCIOUS,

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I TALK WITH JESS HESLOP

writer, life coach, and founder of the popular blog Live the Life You Love.  We have a fun time, discussing everything from food in London, self acceptance, dealing with tragedy, listening to energy, and letting your creative passions flow.

You can find Jess at her blog.  Also, I recommend you like her on Facebook at Live the Life You Love to get her writing and inspirational quotes in your Facebook feed.

BOOKS ETC. JESS AND I MENTION IN THIS EPISODE

The Wake up Cloud with Henri Junttila

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman, Foundation for Inner Peace

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Hay House Radio radio for your soul

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Living the Yoga Life

003 David Gordon – Are Dreams Your Greatest Tool?

 

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IN THIS EPISODE OF PRACTICALLY CONSCIOUS,

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I talk with world renowned dream expert David Gordon.  We discuss a wide range of topics related to therapy, dreaming, consciousness & awakening including:

  • The potential for dreams to guide you through the most important moments of your life.
  • The importance of balancing intellectual knowledge with experience.
  • Dreams as a source of creative life.
  • How to notice the “stuck” places in your life and how to listen for the solution.
  • The importance of listening to yourself.
  • Discovering ways to ground yourself in truth.

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Here’s a link to David’s groundbreaking book Mindful Dreaming.

We also mention these teachers and authors:

Eckhart Tolle A New Earth

Adyashanti The End of Your World

David can be reached at studioforthehealingarts@gmail.com or www.studiosforthehealingarts.org

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

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Namaste Everybody!

-Chris