In this week’s episode I talk with Einat Peled-Katz about ways in which we can seek greater alignment with our values and the truest versions of ourselves through our yoga practice. We explore not just the physical practice of yoga (asana), but the 8-limbed path of yoga, and ways in which each of these limbs can give us an opportunity to cultivate this practice of living in alignment. We also talk about yoga asana as a mirror that can help us learn more about ourselves. Through personal examples, we discuss how yoga asana can shine a light on how we are showing up in our lives off the mat and help us work through intense emotions.
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More about Einat: Einat is a native of Israel. She grew up as a classically trained violinist and later served as an army officer. She took her first yoga class in Boston in 2006 and for the first time discovered a physical activity which she actually liked. As her body grew stronger and more flexible yoga became a daily practice. The practice was a revelation. The experience of being embodied provided a means of self-exploration and discovery, and also allowed her to express herself creatively once again, something that was missing from her life for far too long. Yoga brought her balance, clarity and strength. It led her back to herself, but also placed her right at the starting line of a lifelong practice. Previously, she suffered from stage anxiety that caused her to set aside her violin. Practicing yoga, not just asana, but the study of the teachings, helped her transform her old fears into opportunities for growth and courage. These days she loves playing violin with her two kids and husband. Einat's teachers include Natasha Rizopolous, Patricia Walden, Barbara Benagh, and Jane Cargill. You can connect more with Einat via instagram (@einatpk) or her website: https://www.einatpeledkatz.com/welcome
References & Additional Resources
Easwaran, E. (2017). The Bhagavad Gita for daily living.
Mitchell, S. (2007). Bhagavad Gita: A new translation. Harmony.
Please note that the information provided in this episode does not constitute professional advice or therapy, mental health services, or health care services, and is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional advice or services. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.