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TT15: Vedic Astrology For Yoga Teachers

This is part of a series on bringing closure to the year and planning your classes for the year ahead. Starting with Episode 12, up to Episode 16.

What is Vedic Astrology? How is it different than western sun sign astrology? How is it related to yoga, and why is it considered a "sister science" of yoga?

Even if you're completely new to Vedic Astrology I'll help you get started with today's...

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A51: What If There Are No Planets In A House?

astrology houses planets Dec 18, 2019

A common question I get when I give vedic astrology readings is "what if there are no planets in a house?" Does it mean that area of your life is not important? Or nothing important will happen there? I'll share one of the most powerful techniques of astrology, that often gives great results in readings. It involves looking at what planet rules a house, and I'll share all about it in today's...

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TT13: Review Your Year of Teaching

Get the free 4 page PDF for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/13review

I've taken one of the exercises from my Mindful New Year course and distilled it down to this episode and a simple 4 page PDF you can download now to review your past year of teaching. What are you grateful for? How have you grown? What do you want to create in the year ahead? I'll address it all in this episode.

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Y102: Hatha Yoga For Embodying The Yin Aspects Of Movement, Change And Softness

hatha yoga movement yin Dec 15, 2019

Last week I shared how deep rest is as important as focused work. I shared ways to find both in your practice and your daily schedule.
 
In today's episode I share ways to embody the yin aspects of practice. Sukha. Ease. Softness. Change. Receptivity. These are in contrast to the strong ujayi breath and bandhas of 2 weeks ago. My intention is to help us move towards the end of 2019...
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TT12: How to Measure Progress as a Teacher

I created a free self assessment for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/core10 - this is an updated version of the previous 10 Core Competencies self assessment and a great way to look at how you're growing as a teacher. 
 
Should we measure progress as teachers? Isn't yoga just about being? If we did measure progress, what kind of things could we look at? Do you ever doubt...
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A50: Summary of The Houses of Astrology

astrology houses Dec 14, 2019

I created a FREE Quick Reference guide to the Houses that you can download now at http://www.quietmind.yoga/houses There are 2 PDFs and a free 12 minute video that guides you through all 12 houses.


This episode and free guide is a great place to start, end, or review your studies of the houses. I'll cover the broad level meaning of each of the 12 houses, and how to quickly assess your own...

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TT11: I Only Have One Thing to Teach: Stirha Sukha Asana

On today's episode I share the core of what I teach: Stirha Sukha Asana - and how working with polarity applies to yoga and everything we do - from breathing - to your heartbeat - to the cycles of nature. 
 
This is integrated into my upcoming retreat: Mindful New Year - Jan 17-19 in Austin, TX or online. Learn more at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com
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Y101: Gentle Yoga for Deep Rest, Hamstring and Shoulder Opening

In last week’s episode I shared how to practice yoga as a moving meditation. How to maintain awareness of breath and bandhas while flowing through postures. In today's practice you can let all that go.

It's important to be able to engage in postures AND it's important to be able to rest and let go.

If we hold too firm with too much effort we will burn out. If we're too loose too often we...

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A52: December 2019 Horoscope - The End of 2 Major Cycles

astrology horoscope Dec 03, 2019

This month nears the end of a major transit, with a heavy focus one sign of the zodiac. We also have the winter solstice - ending a 6 month cycle and and beginning the transition into a new 6 month cycle. Learn all about it and the yoga and Ayurveda practices I recommend for working with these energies on today's episode.

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Y100: Vinyasa To Practice Moving Meditation With Ujayi Breath And The Bandhas (locks)

 

A few years ago I went to a Vipassana meditation retreat. There was minimal food. No talking. No yoga. Only Vipassana (“insight meditation”) - 10 hours a day for 10 days.
 
I have always loved seated meditation. It was my first mindfulness practice and it has been the one I come back to the most. It helps me center, gain perspective, clear my mind and refocus. This...
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