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Living the Yoga Life

026 Christina Washington – A Beginner’s Perspective on the…

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Christina Washington found yoga as a means of coping with major challenges in her life.

A newer student to yoga and meditation, Christina was reluctant to come on the podcast, feeling that she would have little to contribute.  However, we are all making a journey along a similar path, and those who are newer to the journey have valuable contributions that are particularly relatable to beginning students.

I was so happy to Christina on Practically Conscious, as her story provided tons of valuable insights into the benefits of these practices for all of us.  My wife Darina participated in the conversation to make things even better.  This was one of my favorite interviews of all time!

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Living the Yoga Life

019 Bernie Clark – Working With The Hidden Causes…

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In this episode of Practically Conscious, I talk with Bernie Clark,

author, practitioner, and Yin Yoga expert.  Through his extensive research and writing Bernie has become one of the most well known and beloved teachers of Yin Yoga.

Bernie shares a wealth of valuable information about the benefits of Yin, and I hope he inspires you to make this practice a regular part of your life.

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Paul Grilley

Sarah Powers

Erich Shiffmann

Bernie can be found at:

www.yinyoga.com – do spend some time exploring Bernie’s website.  It’s a  bit old school, but if you use the navigation tools on the left side, you can find an incredible amount of information on poses, teachers, history of yin, and more.

 

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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.

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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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