Podcast #94 - With Great Love All Is Possible


This Jivamukti open level class was recorded at Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City, and focuses on standing poses. The theme is based on the Jivamukti Focus of the Month, which can be viewed here: https://jivamuktiyoga.com/fotm/great-love-possible/

Here's the article i refer to towards the end of the class:

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Podcast #92 - Making Community

I'm feeling called to contribute all December podcast donations to Native and Indigenous Rights Organizations - Any donations you send it will be passed along, or feel free to donate directly yourself. I've put together a small, incomplete list of groups that are doing great work. Feel free to browse the doc below and learn about the awesome work being done. Also, not on the doc but very important right now: narf.org which is a coalition fund to help tribes who are suing the president for stealing parts of Bears Ears and Escalante National Monuments for shale, uranium, and gas extraction.

The reading at the beginning of the class is from a wonderful book by Bell Hooks called, "All About Love."

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Podcast #83 -- Matseyendranath, The Fish

 Photo by Derek Pashupa Goodwin

Photo by Derek Pashupa Goodwin

"Once upon a time, the strong, wise, out-of-this-world God of Transformation Lord Shiva was sitting with his companion, the great Goddess Parvati. He was telling her about the methods of yoga he had just discovered. He talked for a very long time, not noticing Parvati was bored. After all, it was she who had designed the whole system of yoga in the first place and hardly needed to be lectured on it! As Shiva continued to talk, Parvati dipped her hand in the river and started to gracefully caress the water, making subtle ripples which went on to become waves. One fish recognized that something interesting was coming from the riverbank and swam over to check it out. That fish, whose name was Matsya, listened to Lord Shiva’s teachings with rapt attention. When Matsya asked him to repeat them again from the beginning, Shiva immediately agreed, not surprised in the least that Matsya was a fish."

The sequence focuses on twisting postures and a belt is very helpful for this sequence, though it can be done without if you don't have one in your practice space.



Podcast #81 - Range of Motion

Venturing into unknown territory can be confusing, scary, murky -- feelings of confusion, making mistakes, experiencing fear or uncertainty are all part of stepping outside of the known into the unknown.

This class is focused on lotus pose/padmasana. It is helpful to have a block available for this sequence.

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Podcast #81 - Someone To Talk To

Communication is nourishment. We have to choose what kind of food we nourish our relationships with. The reading is from Thich Nhat Hanh, "The Art of Communicating."

This is a challenging twisting sequence, and its helpful if you have a yoga belt to work with (though you can certainly improvise without!)

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