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The Yoga Room Podcast is a place for evocative and provocative conversations about yoga, science, wellbeing, aesthetics, myth, and ecology with known and hidden voices from around the world, plus guided yoga practices. Your host, Mark Stephens, is an internationally acclaimed teacher, trainer and author of five books about teaching and practicing yoga, including Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Better Sleep. Guests include legendary yogis as well as writers, scientists, artists, activists and others on various paths of conscious and meaningful life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Yoga Room Podcast is a place for evocative and provocative conversations about yoga, science, wellbeing, aesthetics, myth, and ecology with known and hidden voices from around the world, plus guided yoga practices. Your host, Mark Stephens, is an internationally acclaimed teacher, trainer and author of five books about teaching and practicing yoga, including Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Better Sleep. Guests include legendary yogis as well as writers, scientists, artists, activists and others on various paths of conscious and meaningful life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Yoga Room Podcast is a place for evocative and provocative conversations about yoga, science, wellbeing, aesthetics, myth, and ecology with known and hidden voices from around the world, plus guided yoga practices. Your host, Mark Stephens, is an internationally acclaimed teacher, trainer and author of five books about teaching and practicing yoga, including Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Better Sleep. Guests include legendary yogis as well as writers, scientists, artists, activists and others on various paths of conscious and meaningful life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Yoga for Firefighters & First Responders with Shannon McQuaide

6/30/2022
While wildfires are now considered a "season" in many parts of the world, the people who fight wildfires and structure fires are often the first ones on the scenes of other natural and human-caused disasters, accidents, and other events that threaten human lives. While trained and well practiced in their mission, firefighters and first responders often face personal, physical, emotional, and mental tolls with little time and fewer resources to help them in coping, healing, and moving forward...

Duration:00:46:48

Mindfulness, Technology, and Human Interaction with Alex Haley

5/26/2022
The idea of practicing or teaching yoga and meditation through digital devices can seem contrary to yoga as a living practice. We might think that human-machine-machine-human is far from the realm of the senses, of human connection, and can only disturb its purity or power. We want the real thing. Then came Covid. From the caves of our homes, we became grateful to have some semblance of visual connection with other people in a variety of experiences, including yoga, even if through a screen....

Duration:01:12:52

Racism, Incarceration, and Yoga

5/19/2022
Racism, Incarceration, and Yoga with Ayla Benjamin Racism is deeply embedded in the histories of yoga even as it offers visions and practices of liberation. From delimiting caste systems in ancient-to-modern societies to contemporary racist ideologies and social and cultural forces, race matters, is a source of profound harm predicated upon fundamental lies about the nature of human beings. It is also highly correlated with incarceration, especially in the United States, which leads the...

Duration:01:26:12

Science, Myth, Anatomy, Fascia & Yin Yoga

5/11/2022
Tune in here for a conversation between Mark and Bernie Clark on science, myth, anatomy, fascia and yin yoga. Highlights of the conversation include: functional yoga See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:31:33

05 Sexuality & Communication w/ Jennifer Hellwarth & Joshua Searle-White

5/5/2022
Sexuality and communication are as common as they are complex. While ancient-to-modern yoga texts and teachings provide various views on sex and morals, matters of sexual desire, power, transference, trauma, and communication are often as problematic in yoga classes as the are in the larger world. A generation of young people have grown up in confused cultures where "no means no" is all too often ignored, "yes means yes" can lead to unwanted interaction, and basic values of loving kindness...

Duration:01:23:48

04: Guided Breathing Practices (starts with 15-minute talk)

4/28/2022
The breath is essential for life and at the heart of yoga practice. Yet breathing is often difficult or disturbed, and in yoga it more refined techniques are often said to be dangerous and kept secret unless one is "blessed" to receive the teachings. In this episode, Mark first discusses breathing and pranayama (for about 15 minutes), offering some historical and philosophical perspective. He then gives a guided practice – basically the same daily morning practice he's been doing for the...

Duration:01:29:26

03: The Neurophysiology of Practice w/ Allison Tomotsugu

4/15/2022
We all experience yoga in ways that are unique to our individual nature, while at the same time we are all human common physiological conditions, such as brains, hearts, muscles, bones and other tissues, organs and systems. We also all live on planet Earth, even as our living conditions vary. Our unique experiences thus occur through and within a shared universe and environment. And as unique as our experience are in yoga, including how we feel doing it, there's much to discover about why...

Duration:02:18:19

02: A Spiritual Path w/ Sally Kempton

4/14/2022
Practicing yoga since the early 1970s, internationally respected teacher Sally Durgananda Kempton is a master at transmitting meditation and at applying spiritual, yogic and tantric teachings to daily life situations. Sally spent 20 years as a swami in a Vedic tradition. A deep practitioner with profound knowledge of both the traditional and the contemporary aspects of inner life, she is the author of The Heart of Meditation, Awakening Shakti, and Doorways to the Infinite, and she wrote Yoga...

Duration:01:51:54

01: Setting the Table: Knowledge, Truth and Not Hurting

4/14/2022
Episode highlights: Links Mentioned: Online Pranayama Course OfferingTree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:51:32

Welcome to the Yoga Room Podcast

4/9/2022
Welcome to the Yoga Room, a new podcast hosted by Mark Stephens. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:03:05