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Kathryn Bruni-Young grew up in the yoga community and has been teaching for over a decade. Inspired by her own life’s journey and a passion for helping all people feel more capable and confident in their bodies, Kathryn created Mindful Strength, a method that synthesizes mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement, mobility, and body acceptance, to inform a well-rounded, embodied practice. This podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and fostering curiosity. Kathryn's conversations with unique and inspiring guests explore the ever evolving narratives that are yoga, movement and health. Join us!

Mindful Strength Kathryn Bruni-Young

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Kathryn Bruni-Young grew up in the yoga community and has been teaching for over a decade. Inspired by her own life’s journey and a passion for helping all people feel more capable and confident in their bodies, Kathryn created Mindful Strength, a method that synthesizes mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement, mobility, and body acceptance, to inform a well-rounded, embodied practice. This podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and fostering curiosity. Kathryn's conversations with unique and inspiring guests explore the ever evolving narratives that are yoga, movement and health. Join us!

    160 Lorimer Moseley: Explaining Pain

    160 Lorimer Moseley: Explaining Pain

    In this interview Kathryn speaks to one of the worlds most recognized pain science researchers! They talk about the adaptability of the human body, and why pain is always changing. Lorimer gives his opinion on a question regarding outdated ways of thinking, and whether or not out outdated systems need to be updated to match current research. They also talk about what most people don't know about pain, and why understanding pain is essential.

    • 45 min
    159 Dr. Rashmi Bismark: Meditation For All and Finding Om

    159 Dr. Rashmi Bismark: Meditation For All and Finding Om

    In this conversation Kathryn and Rashmi talk about her new book Finding Om, how Rashmi grew up practicing yoga and meditation with her family, meditation practice, and how she brings mindfulness to life. They talk briefly about meditation apps and potential adverse reactions to meditation. They also talk about yoga philosophy. Rashmi gives some great examples of how people of all ages can work with meditation practice, including kids.

    • 41 min
    158 Greg Lehman: Explaining Pain Research, Biomechanics and Strength

    158 Greg Lehman: Explaining Pain Research, Biomechanics and Strength

    Kathryn and Greg talk about pain science, pain research, and how we can become more adept and critical when it comes to reading research. They talk about strength training, and why sometimes it's not the exercises that help people feel better, but sometimes it is. Greg shares some ideas about hyperextending joints, and why hyperextension isn't inherently bad. This conversation is the perfect balance of pain, biomechanics and movement education, we hope you enjoy listening.

    • 43 min
    157 Stuart McGill: Spine Mechanics and Adaptation

    157 Stuart McGill: Spine Mechanics and Adaptation

    Kathryn and Stuart talk about movement, human bodies in sport, progressive adaptation, and the spine. Stuart shares some insights on how the spine adapts to stress, and why it's important to stay below the tipping point. They talk about full body training rather than isolated training, and Stuart gives some examples of body types that would excel in certain sports based on joint shape. They also talk about different types of tissue i.e. muscle and bone and how they adapt at different rates.

    • 56 min
    156 Kathryn Bruni-Young: Muscle Contractions, Strength and Mobility

    156 Kathryn Bruni-Young: Muscle Contractions, Strength and Mobility

    In this episode Kyle interviews Kathryn (our usual host) on the topic of muscle contractions as they relate to yoga and movement practice. She shares some interesting facts about different types of contractions in the content of yoga poses or strength training exercises. Together they unpack key terms like stability, tension and stiffness. This episode will help you brush up on your basic physiology and get excited about how the human body works.

    • 43 min
    155 Shelly Prosko: Pain Science and Compassion

    155 Shelly Prosko: Pain Science and Compassion

    Kathryn and Shelly discuss the complexities of pain science, and why it is important for teachers and trainers to understand more about pain. Shelly also shares research on compassion, what compassion is and how it benefits both the teacher/clinician and the client. She talks about what true compassion is, how we can build it, and how it changes not only pain care but a person's outlook on life.

    • 58 min

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