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Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it."

Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it."
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Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it."

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Episodes

Reflecting on a Winter's Retreat (Episode 45)

1/14/2019
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This retreat inspired me to try a few hacks with regards to my relationship to technology - to make my phone less of the pocket-sized slot-machine that it's become, I've tried to restructure the design of my phone as well as my timeframe around using it. And I invite you to join me on these digital hacks for better well-being. The post Reflecting on a Winter’s Retreat appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:31:26

Winter Is Coming (Episode 44)

12/10/2018
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In the Season Finale of Everyday Sublime for 2018, I take stock of the past year and look ahead to 2019 - and pay tribute to two of my dearest teachers, Rodney Smith and Jack Engler, who are both retiring from their decades of teaching and service. The post Winter Is Coming appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:08:36

Bernie Clark: Spinal Neutrality, Symmetry, and Asymmetry (Episode 43)

11/26/2018
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In the second episode of a 4-part series, Yin master Bernie Clark unpacks the important concept of spinal neutrality and he explores how to think about symmetry, functional asymmetry, and dysfunctional asymmetry in the body. The post Bernie Clark: Spinal Neutrality, Symmetry, and Asymmetry appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:20:56

Bernie Clark: Your Spine, Your Yoga (Episode 42)

11/13/2018
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In the first episode of a 4-part series, I welcome Bernie Clark back to the podcast to discuss his new book, Your Spine, Your Yoga. In it, Bernie talks about the main themes in the book including the importance of stability over mobility in the health of our spines. The post Bernie Clark: Your Spine, Your Yoga appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:35:42

Yin Meditation: The Instructions (Episode 41)

10/29/2018
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Rather than trying to domesticate your thought process, Yin Meditation offers a process for refining your understanding of how your inner world works. Approaching your meditation with a receptive attitude is the least intrusive way of getting to know the natural terrain of your inner landscape. The post Yin Meditation: The Instructions appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:22:13

Jason Siff: The Role of Remembering on the Path (Episode 40)

10/15/2018
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In this final installment of my 3-part conversation with Jason Siff, we explore tricky Buddhist concepts of anatta (non-self) and nirvana. And we consider that present moment awareness is not sufficient for the development of deeper wisdom and understanding in one's life. For that, memory is required. The post Jason Siff: The Role of Remembering on the Path appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:24:42

Jason Siff: The Insight of Experience (Episode 39)

10/1/2018
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In many styles of meditation, if we hold too tightly to meditative instructions, we may unintentionally cut many things out of our meditation practice. In part two of my 3-part series with Jason Siff, we explore letting more things "in" to your meditation, and not letting go too quickly. The post Jason Siff: The Insight of Experience appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:23:14

Jason Siff: Thoughts Are Not the Enemy (Episode 38)

9/17/2018
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In meditation, all too often, people struggle with their thinking, and feel badly that they can't stop their "monkey mind" from thinking so much. Meditation teacher Jason Siff offers a kinder, more compassionate approach to working with one's mind in meditation. The post Jason Siff: Thoughts Are Not the Enemy appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:24:19

Season Finale - Summers' Break (Episode 37)

7/9/2018
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This episode is the season finale of The Everyday Sublime, before I close up shop for the summer. I give a preview of what's to come in September, and a quick look back at some of the highlights from the past few months. The post Season Finale – Summers’ Break appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:05:39

David Lesondak: All Things Fascia (Episode 36)

6/25/2018
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I talk with David Lesondak about his new book, Fascia: What it is and why it matters. David is rapidly becoming a rock star in the fascial world, having extensive work in structural integration, as well as having attended and presented at many of the Fascial Congresses. The post David Lesondak: All Things Fascia appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:07:25

Chinese Medicine: The Organs, or Zang-Fu (Episode 35)

6/11/2018
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Chinese language tends to describe the Organs and their functions in poetic terms. Their language is metaphorical, often drawing on images from nature and human governance to describe the various processes of human health. The post Chinese Medicine: The Organs, or Zang-Fu appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:17:11

Bernie Clark: Understanding Yin Yoga (Episode 34)

5/28/2018
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Here, Bernie Clark talks about the fascial concepts of dynaments and creep. He discusses some misunderstandings of Yin Yoga, as well as how to think about propping and assisting in Yin Yoga. The post Bernie Clark: Understanding Yin Yoga appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:21:15

Chinese Medicine: What Is Essence? (Episode 33)

5/14/2018
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The best way to affect positively one s Essence is by striving for balance in one s life activities: balance between work and rest, restraint in sexual activity and balanced diet. Any irregularity or excess in these spheres is bound to diminish the Essence. A direct way to positively influence one s Essence is through breathing exercises and such exercises as Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong. - Maciocia The post Chinese Medicine: What is Essence? appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:15:47

Bernie Clark: The Science of Yin Yoga (Episode 32)

4/30/2018
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Listen to Bernie Clark discuss: antifragility, confusion between correlation and causation, the four levels evidence in science, piezoelectricity, and Yin and Yang stress on our tissues. Essential listening for Yin Yoga teachers. The post Bernie Clark: The Science of Yin Yoga appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:32:33

Chinese Medicine: What is Blood? (Episode 31)

4/16/2018
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The second big function of the Blood in Chinese Medicine is that Blood is said to have the function of moistening tissues. Strong Blood prevents things from drying out. Healthy Blood keeps the tissues moist, keeps the eyes from feeling dry, keeps the sinews (or tendons) lubricated, and moistens the skin, nails and hair, preventing all from becoming dry, cracked, and brittle. The post Chinese Medicine: What is Blood? appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:18:10

Bernie Clark: Hypermobility and Hyperextension (Episode 30)

4/2/2018
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Many people express concern about issues of hypermobility and hyperextension in Yin Yoga. Here Bernie Clark explores these concerns and logically defends Yin Yoga. Essential listening for Yin Yoga teachers. The post Bernie Clark: Hypermobility and Hyperextension appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:18:06

Bernie Clark: The Mindset of a Teacher (Episode 29)

3/19/2018
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For yoga teachers, it can be a challenging process to unlearn rigid rules of alignment and to adapt their teaching to the unique experience of their students. Here, Bernie Clark will walk you through how to think about and teach functional alignment in Yin Yoga and beyond. The post Bernie Clark: The Mindset of a Teacher appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:15:50

Chinese Medicine: The Sources and Functions of Qi (Episode 28)

3/5/2018
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As with everything in Chinese Medicine, all entities - whether they be a type of energy, an organ, or a meridian - tend to be defined by the functions they perform. And the concept of Qi is no different. It s classification as a type of energy is defined by what functions it performs, and for Qi there are Five Primary Functions. The post Chinese Medicine: The Sources and Functions of Qi appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:14:31

Chinese Medicine: The Meridians (Episode 27)

2/19/2018
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One way of thinking of the Meridians of Chinese Medicine is that they are, generally speaking, channels of communication within the organism along which subtle informational signals are transmitted. The post Chinese Medicine: The Meridians appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:13:52

Emerging From Hibernation (Episode 26)

2/5/2018
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Back from the Yin phase of Winter Hibernation, I'm excited to tell you about what's in store for Season 2 of Everyday Sublime. I have a couple of quick updates about the Summers School of Yin Yoga, and a line-up of superstar interviews for 2018. We're off to a great start this year, and I'm looking forward to connecting again. The post Emerging From Hibernation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:10:45