10 episodes

The Yoga Uncensored podcast is a series of candid and irreverent conversations between two maverick yoga teachers and their occasional guests. Imagine Patanjali and Arjuna having a beer down at the local pub.

Cain Carroll and Mark Tanaka take a critical look at the world of modern yoga, exposing assumptions, trends and biases that too often hinder the transformative potential of yogic practices. What you'll hear is an unrehearsed barrage of insights, tangents, rants, alternatives, and occasional moments of lucid clarity.

Yoga Uncensored is a voice for free-thinkers, urban mystics, rogue yogis, spiritual heretics, and nonconformists.

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The Yoga Uncensored podcast is a series of candid and irreverent conversations between two maverick yoga teachers and their occasional guests. Imagine Patanjali and Arjuna having a beer down at the local pub.

Cain Carroll and Mark Tanaka take a critical look at the world of modern yoga, exposing assumptions, trends and biases that too often hinder the transformative potential of yogic practices. What you'll hear is an unrehearsed barrage of insights, tangents, rants, alternatives, and occasional moments of lucid clarity.

Yoga Uncensored is a voice for free-thinkers, urban mystics, rogue yogis, spiritual heretics, and nonconformists.

    Yoga Asana Myths

    Yoga Asana Myths

    Is yoga making you hypermobile? Is the physical practice of yoga actually wrecking your body? Is it even good for you? That depends on what you are looking to achieve through the practice of yoga asana. Functional movement. Structural integration. Connective tissue restructuring. Sexy abs. Get ready for some uncensored yoga myth busting.

    • 1 hr
    The Spiritual Warrior

    The Spiritual Warrior

    The Spiritual Warrior by Yoga Uncensored

    • 40 min
    Yoga Studio Conduct

    Yoga Studio Conduct

    In traditional contexts, the place where we practiced yoga was treated as a sacred space. There was an emphasis on how we conceptualized and treated the spaces we practiced in. There was a reason for this: it transformed the inner experience of the practitioner profoundly.

    How do we approach the modern yoga studio, the teacher student relationship, and the learning process in such a way that maximizes our growth experience?

    Our practice begins as soon as we walk into the temple/studio/dojo. The subtle ways in which we relate to our practice can open or close us to the magic of the interdependent interaction we're having with the teacher, fellow practitioners, and the space/temple we are occupying in our practice.

    This talk covers some silly yoga teacher rants on what bothers us (yes we're human and things bother us), how we've approached the practice over the years and some of the subtly sublime inner experiences and magical transmissions that happen in the yoga space when the right factors align in our conduct, practice and space.

    Topics Covered:

    - Mat Whipping
    - Mindful talking in the yoga space
    - Cell phones
    - The benefit of holding the yoga center as a sacred space
    - Trusting the wisdom of the teacher
    - The secret power of the Student-Teacher dynamic
    - Student and Teacher both receive blessings from right conduct
    - The magic that opens up in the yoga space when we approach the
    practice and space with respect
    - How to magically coax your teacher into sharing hidden yoga secrets

    • 59 min
    Yoga of Emotions - Anger

    Yoga of Emotions - Anger

    Cain and Mark tackle a challenging exploration of how to relate to anger from a yogic perspective.

    Anger is a powerful and potentially destructive emotion. Many of us don't know what to do with anger. Some of us express it recklessly. Some of us repress it or deny its existence completely.

    When we approach yoga and meditation from a self-reflective angle, we cannot avoid directly encountering our emotions. Our human emotions are powerful and can be intimidating to face at times.

    In this talk, we look at ways to integrate our emotions without by-passing them being taken over by their raw power.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Yoga 2.0: Future of Yoga

    Yoga 2.0: Future of Yoga

    We think yoga needs a software update and a serious reboot. Collectively, we are in desperate need of deeper education and maturity around all things yoga. How can we think differently about the future of yoga? How can we develop a culturally relevant context for the further development of yoga without losing yoga’s rich history or succumbing to the faults of consumer culture. What might we do better to ensure that yoga doesn’t become a shallow expression of post-modern narcissism?

    • 1 hr
    Yoga and the Spiritual Ego

    Yoga and the Spiritual Ego

    Historically, Yoga has brought peace to the land of the self through making friends with the dictator: our ego.

    Yet Yoga in the context of modern consumer culture is at risk of feeding and growing some of our destructive ego tendencies. Are we creating better and more improved, rigid and fragile egos through our yoga practice?

    If we are not careful, our practice of yoga can end up strengthening the subtle habit of ego-clinging and body glorification. How can yoga and other spiritual technologies be best used to perform the job of freeing us from the tendency to create unnecessary suffering for ourselves and others?

    -Pitfalls of strengthening our painful tendencies through yoga practice
    -How we hide from the reality of impermanence.
    -The formation of a solidified persona.
    -The pursuit to be better than ordinary.

    • 52 min

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