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113. Deep Embodiment – with Peter Appel

Peter Appel joins us form Finland to discuss his journey from pain and yoga to free movement, mindbody vs bodymind, the criticality of relaxation, the importance of pleasure, Finnish slowness and silence, the dangers and benefits of sports, smell as a primitive connector, linguistic diversity and history, environmental destruction and connection, the beauties and dangers of …

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107. Integrating arts – with Amanda Brown

Yoga teacher, bodyworker and creative artist Amanda Brown joins me from Cornwall. We talk fancy vs church-hall yoga, the power of community, lineage and post lineage yoga, Iyengar yoga strictness, acknowledging teachers, practice monogamy and integration, motherhood and yoga, age-related practice, being a lifelong learner, embodied arts, kinesiology, cranio-sacral therapy, fascia, the journey to the …

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103. Buddhism vs Yoga – with Karin van Maanen

Dutch yoga and mindfulness teacher Karin joins me to discuss how smoking got her into yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, cultural adaptation, kindness, EYP, making yoga useful, how it’s not all about bliss or even relaxation, “karma yoga”, generosity, how Buddhism is a “refugee religion”, Dutch culture, Bhutan (where she does various charitable work), Indian nationalism and …

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102. Pain, sitting and eating – with Sindre Haga Andreassen

Sindre joins the show from Oslo to discuss the evils of sitting, NASA research, issues with traditional yoga, Foundation Training and Eric Goodman, Anatomy Trains and Tom Myers, anatomy vs embodiment, biotensegrity, fascia, balance, diet / nutrition, the dangers of office work and antidotes to it, inflammation, the EFC course, chronic pain, centring, threats, bodywork and …

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91. Tantric Toiletry – with Christopher Wallis 

Tantrik scholar and practitioner Christopher Wallis joins me for some seriously well researched yoga geekery and also to give an exercise for when you’re taking a dump. We talk immanence vs transcendence, define “tantra” as a life affirming type of yoga and explain classical tantra (vs neotantra), energy, body image, empowerment, spiritual snobbery, spiritual bypassing, radical self acceptance, Sanskrit’s …

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89. Intelligent Yoga – with Peter Blackaby 

Top British yoga teacher Peter Blackaby joins long-term student and host Mark Walsh to discuss humanism vs. guru culture, purpose (what’s the point of yoga?), functionality, critical analysis, structural vs. neurological approaches to yoga, foot yoga, efficient and parasitic movement, ease, top vs. bottom-up approaches, sensory yoga, interoception, proprioception, Antonio Damasio, emotions vs. feelings, yoga …

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87. Sensual Renaissance Yoga – with Jacopo Ceccarelli

Jacopo joins us from Florence to discuss his yoga travels in India, Italian yoga, expressiveness vs. discipline, fluidity and health, straight lines vs. spirals, softness, Ortho-Bionomy, counselling, integrating East and West, anatomy, business as a creative practice, technology, virtual reality and the future of yoga, Leonardo Da Vinci, dance and yoga, integration vs. mixing and sports vs yoga. …

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