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A69: May 2020: 3 Major Retrogrades - How Long With This Last?

astrology retrograde Jun 26, 2020

This month we have 7 significant events, including 3 retrogrades: 

May 4 - Mars in Aquarius
May 7 - Full Moon in Vishakha
May 10 - Saturn Retrograde
May 13 - Venus Retrograde
May 14 - Jupiter Retrograde
May 14 - Sun in Taurus
May 22 - New Moon in Krittika

I'll share how we might best work with these challenging transits from a yogic perspective.

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TT28: Brahmacharya: How to Manage Your Time, Energy & Attention

Brahmacharya comes form the words brahman (the source of which are all a part) and acharya “to walk with” to “follow the lead” or “to lead.” So why is this Yama often defined as “abstinence from sex?”

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What is Brahmacharya? Is it abstinence from sex? Why? How does Brahmacharya relate to taoist and tantric sexual...

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Y126: Yin Yoga For The Whole Body To Learn The Koshas (Sheaths of Awareness)

koshas whole body yin yoga Jun 26, 2020

Yoga philosophy has stood the test of time for over 3000 years. One of the deeper aspects of yoga philosophy is the Panchamaya Kosha model. This means “5 sheaths of awareness.” More literally, “5 sheaths of illusions.”

If you've been following this podcast for a while, you've heard me talk a lot about the physical body. Yoga for low back pain, yoga for the shoulders,...

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A68: Mercury Hora: Communication, Business and How Your Birth Chart Effects The Hora

Today continues our series on how to best manage your time and energy applying the Vedic Astrology teachings of Hora. No matter what your birth chart is like, hora effects us all.

This series will help you understand the ruling planet of each hour of the day. When you align yourself with these energies your actions are in alignment with the cycles of the planets. I encourage you to experiment...

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TT27: Natural Ways To Support Your Immune System With Physician/Yogi Chris Harrison

immunity yoga Jun 25, 2020

What are some natural, holistic ways we can support our immune systems and prevent disease? I reached out to Chris Harrison, a physician / yoga teacher who I met through our mentor Jenn Wooten. Chris has a lifetime of experience in the medical field as well as several years of studying mindfulness and yoga practices. I thought she might have a unique perspective on everything happening. I'm so...

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Y125: Yoga When You're Feeling Low Energy

energy whole body yoga Jun 25, 2020

Today's free audio yoga class is for when you want to move your body but feel low energy and don't want to force anything. This is a class recorded for the Quietmind Membership which just closed it's first open enrollment with 49 founding members! Next enrollment will be later this year and you can join the waiting list now at http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership.

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A67: Venus Hora: Love, Pleasure & Recreation - Plan Your Time With Vedic Astrology

astrology love venus hora Jun 24, 2020

Today continues our series on how to best manage your time and energy applying the Vedic Astrology teachings of Hora. No matter what your birth chart is like, hora effects us all.

This series will help you understand the ruling planet of each hour of the day. When you align yourself with these energies your actions are in alignment with the cycles of the planets. I encourage you to experiment...

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TT26: Asteya: The Subtle Ways We Give and Take

8 limbs of yoga Jun 24, 2020

Asteya means non-stealing. A few years ago I became aware of a subtle, unintentional way that I was taking from others. My intention was to be “helpful” and demonstrate care, so I was bewildered when a coach pointed out that my attempts to be caring were actually taking more than I was giving. This took me a while to fully grasp, and it is a common, well intended behavior in...

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Y124: Hatha Flow & Meditation To Practice The 5th Limb of Yoga (Pratiyahara)

Take a moment today to sign the petition at justiceforbigfloyd.com

As millions mourn and process the grief of generations of injustice, I will do my best to continue to share helpful, healing practices I have learned from yoga and related teachings. Personally I will continue to support black rights and police reform and listen to voices of people who are living through these challenges...

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TT25: Satya: Are You Being Honest With Your Yoga Practice?

8 limbs of yoga Jun 23, 2020

What is your truth? How do you distinguish objective vs subjective truth? How do you teachers NOT apply truthfulness in teaching? I’ll share all about this in today’s episode on Satya (Truthfulness).

The Quietmind Yoga Membership is now open! Visit http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership for full length classes, mini workshops and 1-1 feedback to build specific skills in your practice...

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