Today let’s talk about one of the great mysteries of yoga: WHY, in this peace-loving, joyous, kumbahyah yoga culture are our iconic poses named after warriors?
It’s always been an interesting paradox to me – the point of our yoga poses is to exemplify different animals, shapes, and beings. Why are some of the most popular poses named after war?
Well, as it often happens, this name is a case of mistranslation. In Sanskrit, the warrior poses at called Virbhadrasana. Literally – “the poses of the sage Virbhadra”.
It’s time for another amazing moon chat with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about the full moon in Virgo, getting your inner life in order, and embracing the light and the dark. You’ll learn about how linear thinking and overthinking can get us into trouble, why seasonal affectedness disorder is *definitely* a real thing, plus learn a little biology along the way!
One of my favorite parts of the conversation is about how we’re never *quite* at perfection. We are always learning, retooling, and reshaping. This doesn’t mean we suck – it means we’re human! And this waxing and waning of the moon reminds us that we can tread the same territory again and again, yet still be learning something new.
Throughout biology and even in our own biochemistry, the world is held together by stable equilibrium: when something gets out of balance, compensation mechanisms come into play, bringing us back to balance.
Unfortunately, we often find it harder to believe in that stable equilibrium within ourselves. We fear feeling emotions fully, or get overly controlling in our own lives.
Today on the podcast, we have a special interview with my friend, colleague, and fellow wellness warrior – Ingrid Vaicius. We talked about her path from foreign policy to wellness coaching, the major signs that told her she was in the throws of burnout, and how she nursed her body back to health. We also talk about her evening routine, what she does when she turns off screens at night, and the lesson she would share with the listeners and world at large.
Ingrid is smart, funny, practical, and honest. I know you’ll love her as much as I do.
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The stories in your head aren’t made up.
When something bothers you, or when you feel angry, frustrated, jealous, or sad…it’s not because you’re weird.
There is a reason. There’s something that you learned that makes you react the way that you’re reacting right now.
Let’s talk about my new favorite thing – Moon Chats. I’m getting together with friend, fellow yoga instructor, and astrology expert Kathleen Barry. We’re talking about what’s happening in the stars and what it means for your life.
Can you believe it!? We’re at the end of 2018. I’m getting ready to go on official break – I’ll be back with more blogs and podcasts mid-January.
In the meantime – here are some of the best things that happened in Happy Healthy Human world in 2019: