16 episodes

The HYP is a light-spirited show about all things yoga with absolutely no BS or promotions for expensive leggings. The content is accessible and enjoyable to everyone - whether you're a hard-core yoga lover or just mildly interested in finding the path to enlightenment. Each episode is recorded by Jo in her home and she is likely to be surrounded by her cats as they compete with us for her attention - so don't be surprised if you hear the odd meow in the background! Jo is passionate about getting her voice out there to educate you about yoga and inspire you to give it a go.If you have any comments or questions, feel free to reach out to Jo at Jo@happyyoganewcastle.comPlease show us some love by posting a review reviews and subscribing.We hope you enjoy the show!

The Happy Yoga Podcast Jo

    • Health & Fitness

The HYP is a light-spirited show about all things yoga with absolutely no BS or promotions for expensive leggings. The content is accessible and enjoyable to everyone - whether you're a hard-core yoga lover or just mildly interested in finding the path to enlightenment. Each episode is recorded by Jo in her home and she is likely to be surrounded by her cats as they compete with us for her attention - so don't be surprised if you hear the odd meow in the background! Jo is passionate about getting her voice out there to educate you about yoga and inspire you to give it a go.If you have any comments or questions, feel free to reach out to Jo at Jo@happyyoganewcastle.comPlease show us some love by posting a review reviews and subscribing.We hope you enjoy the show!

    Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara): How Yoga can help us "switch off".

    Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara): How Yoga can help us "switch off".

    Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara) is the fifth of the eight limbs of Yoga

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    When we withdraw the senses, we're not trying to switch the senses off, we are just becoming attuned to the subtle. Easier said than done in this over-stimulating world we live in because there's so much information being fed to our brains all day, every day.

    In this episode Jo explores why we sometimes feel discomfort when we try to withdraw our senses.  It takes practice to "switch off" and ground yourself.


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    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 17 min
    Postures (Asana): The importance of comfort & steadiness no matter how simple or advanced.

    Postures (Asana): The importance of comfort & steadiness no matter how simple or advanced.

    Postures (Asana) is the third of the eight limbs of Yoga

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    Asana means the physical posture, the seat that we take for meditation.

    In this episode, Jo talks about the evolution of Asana. She explores the extreme "instagrammable" postures and her belief that they are symptomatic of our society where people may be placing their personal value and worth on achieving them.

    Jo reminds us that these extreme postures do not make someone "better" at yoga, and how we should all practice Yoga at our own physical & mental pace.


    ● Happy Yoga online community
    ● Jo’s Instagram
    ● Join the Facebook group here
    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 16 min
    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 2

    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 2

    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 2

    Pranayama is the fourth limb of Yoga.

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    This episode has been split into two: this is the second, which will focus on the energetic entity of Pranayama.

    In this episode, Jo explores the spark of life and how our lives link with the natural world through breath.


    ● Happy Yoga online community
    ● Jo’s Instagram
    ● Join the Facebook group here
    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 16 min
    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 1

    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 1

    Mindful Breathing (Pranayama): Part 1

    Pranayama is the fourth limb of Yoga.

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    This episode has been split into two: the first will explore Pranayama in terms of breathwork, and the second will focus on the energetic entity of Pranayama.

    In this episode, Jo explores the importance of breathing techniques in your yoga practice, and life in general! We learn about the impact breath has on our nervous system and how we can control our states through inhaling or exhaling.


    ● Happy Yoga online community
    ● Jo’s Instagram
    ● Join the Facebook group here
    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 18 min
    Surrender (Ishvara-Pranidhana): How Yoga can help us let go of the need to know and control.

    Surrender (Ishvara-Pranidhana): How Yoga can help us let go of the need to know and control.

    Surrender (Ishvara-Pranidhana): the fifth of the observations (Niyamas).

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    However you interpret 'surrender', there is a common theme of letting go of control.

    In this episode, Jo talks openly about how her personal loss led her down a path to find an answer to human existence and the fragility of life. We hear how she came face to face with surrender on this search for the answers. 
     

    ● Happy Yoga online community
    ● Jo’s Instagram
    ● Join the Facebook group here
    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 8 min
    Self-study (Swadyaya): What Yoga can teach us about the quest of self-discovery.

    Self-study (Swadyaya): What Yoga can teach us about the quest of self-discovery.

    Self-study (Swadyaya): the fourth of the observations (Niyamas).

    It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

    Self-study is not just the study of yourself, it's also the study of what is the self, so you may need to grab a coffee before you listen to this mind-bender!

    In this episode, Jo talks to us about the life-long mission of self-discovery, but how exactly can this be achieved when we are constantly changing and evolving? This leaves us with the big question - what is our 'self'?


    ● Happy Yoga online community
    ● Jo’s Instagram
    ● Join the Facebook group here
    ● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
    ● Newcastle Yoga School website

    • 12 min

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