4/8/2020: 60-minute Asana Class

Summary As communities across the nation and across the world live with quarantines and lock-downs, ‘Home’ has become more than just a place finish the day, and moves center-stage as a makeshift office, place of worship, space for education, and refuge to unwind. As everyone adjusts to the “new normal,” it has become even more…More

Interview with Hye Jin Kalgaonkar of The Hot Room + 5 Minute Meditation

Summary Today’s episode is an interview with an extraordinary person in the yoga community— an entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and the founder/owner of the Indianapolis based studio called The Hot Room, which recently opened another location in Chicago’s North Shore. Join us as we dive into the ways that The Hot Room is changing the landscape…More

S2/EP#2: Yoga for Airplane Travel

Summary As you may know, airport travel is by far one of the most relaxing experiences available. What, no? That’s not your experience? You’re not alone. In fact, in recent years, there have been studies on the effects of airplane travel on the body, detailing that the pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels in the cabin…More

S2/EP#1: Yoga Postures for Digestion + 23-minute Asana Practice

Summary Get things moving internally with a 23-minute yoga posture practice designed to stretch and twist the belly, bringing more blood flow into the abdomen and stimulating peristalsis (the alternating contraction and relaxation of the abdominal organs, which pushes the contents of the canal forward) . Experience postures like bow pose, camel pose, child’s pose,…More

S1/EP#12: Alternate Nostril Breathing 1:2 Ratio + 8-Minute Practice

Summary Build upon the foundation of your Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique by increasing the ratio of your breaths to 1:2, making the exhalation twice as long as the inhalation. The focus on the exhalation stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the “rest and digest” or “rest and restore” response in the body), and helps to lower…More

S1/EP#11: Yoga Philosophy: The Moral Observances (Niyamas) + Reflection

Summary Build upon last week’s philosophical, yogic foundation as you explore the second limb of the Eight-Limbed Path, (called the Niyamas), comprised of five moral observances.  Consider the principles of cleanliness, contentedness, personal discipline, self-study, and devotion to something greater than yourself, and then examine these values in your own life. Feel free to grab…More

S1/EP#10: Yoga Philosophy: The Moral Restraints (Yamas) + Reflection

Summary Yoga is a practice of mind and body– but at the heart of it all, the system of yoga is intended to provide a solid philosophical, ethical foundation upon which to build your life. In other words, it is not enough to alleviate suffering in your own life, if your thoughts, words, or actions “off…More

S1/EP#9: Introduction to Meditation + 6-Minute Affirmation Practice

Summary Meditation refers not just to one single method, but to a whole collection of techniques for nurturing concentration, resilience, and ease within the mind. Break down some of the misconceptions about meditation, hear from some folks who have already begun their meditation journey, and learn about a specific, concrete, and personal tool called “positive…More

S1/EP#8: Self Study for Energy Regulation: Prana In/Prana Out

Summary Have you ever fallen into the rut of telling yourself that you don’t have time for the things you’d like to do? The word “prana” refers to more than just the breath. Rather, it describes the totality of your life force, or vital energy. This episode asks you to examine your own life– your…More