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Yoga student and teacher, Henry Winslow, interviews inspirational yogis about their path and purpose in this life, and how their yoga practice has shaped it. Tune in each week for powerful stories of self-discovery, resistance, and triumph, and get inspired to live your dharma.

Dharma Talk with Henry Winslow Henry Winslow

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 154 Ratings

Yoga student and teacher, Henry Winslow, interviews inspirational yogis about their path and purpose in this life, and how their yoga practice has shaped it. Tune in each week for powerful stories of self-discovery, resistance, and triumph, and get inspired to live your dharma.

    Be Receptive to Grace with Sri Dharma Mittra

    Be Receptive to Grace with Sri Dharma Mittra

    For the series finale, we are joined by Sri Dharma Mittra (@dharmayogacenter). The legendary yoga teacher first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught many tens of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures and the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, the LOAY Teachers’ Manual, and Yoga Wisdom. He has released two DVDs to date – Maha Sadhana Levels I and II — and recently captured classes are available for streaming via alomoves.com, YogaJournal.com and Vimeo On Demand. Sri Dharma continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, international workshops, and his Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings at the Dharma Yoga New York Center.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Sri Dharma Mittra on: 
    [11.15] His definition of dharma. He explains how he aspires to live up to the name bestowed on him by his guru through the practice of self-discipline, the pursuit of truth and the constant development of his inner intuition.   
    [13.00] His current practice. In his eightieth year, Sri Dharma Mittra’s daily routine consists of several rounds of agni sara, forearm stands, and yoga nidra, a practice which he believes increases insight and restores health to the body.  
    [17.33] Ethical conduct and veganism. Sri Dharma Mittra advocates adopting an ethical and compassionate lifestyle, including embracing a cruelty-free plant-based diet, in order to enhance our intuition and increase the likelihood of experiencing spiritual bliss.  
    [32.00] Developing psychic powers. He reveals how certain yogic techniques can be used to heighten psychic abilities but stresses that the practice must be consistent in order to be effective.   
    [49.18] The purpose of the asanas. Sri Dharma explains that the meaning of the asanas is to represent all forms of creation, from the grossest to the most subtle, and that by doing all the postures we can deepen our sense of universal connection and cultivate infinite inner peace.   
    Announcements: 
    Visit henryyoga.com to learn how to level up your yoga practice in just 40 days. Use code “HOMEPRACTICE” to get lifetime access to the Henry Yoga App for just $25 Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Go to http://www.warriorbridge.com/#schedule-section to view their virtual class schedule Visit www.wayteamshop.com to learn more about their design and marketing services.   
    Links from this episode: 
    Grab a copy of Dharma Mittra’s recommended books: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda  Get a copy of Dharma Mittra’s books: Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses  Life of a Yogi  Yoga Wisdom  Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk  
    Get in touch with Sri Dharma Mittra:
    Follow on @dharmayogacenter Instagram Vist www.dharmayogacenter.com  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 59 min
    Stretching Redefined with Jules Mitchell

    Stretching Redefined with Jules Mitchell

    Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT (@julesyoga) is a Las Vegas-based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. She blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. She regularly contributes to yoga teacher training programs and leads workshops worldwide, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition. Her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is now available through Handspring Publishing.
     
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Jules Mitchell on: 
    [14.50] Her introduction to biomechanics. Jules began studying biomechanics, the principle of applying physics to the human body, in her thirties when she was already working as a yoga teacher. She describes how her studies had an immediate professional impact when she was able to apply her scientific knowledge in her yoga classes.   
     [20.57] Tissue mechanics. She explains how tissue behaves and adapts when force is applied. Teaching the fundamentals of tissue mechanics forms an important part of her yoga teacher training because it makes it easier to navigate conversations about injury.   
    [22.53] The resilience and capability of the human body. Jules expresses her amazement at the ability of the human body to withstand stress and cautions against the assumption of fragility and the practice of excessive protective guarding.         
    [42.52] Her personal practice. For Jules, the study of anatomy is a spiritual practice, a celebration of the intricacies of the human body, which allows her to understand herself and others better.   
    [50.20] Stretching redefined. Henry and Jules discuss her book which encourages yoga instructors to apply the principles of biomechanics and refine the language and attitudes they adopt in their teaching.  
    Announcements: 
    Visit henryyoga.com to learn how to level up your yoga practice in just 40 days. Use code “HOMEPRACTICE” to get lifetime access to the Henry Yoga App for just $25 Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Go to http://www.warriorbridge.com/#schedule-section to view their virtual class schedule Visit www.wayteamshop.com to learn more about their design and marketing services.  
    Links from this episode: 
    The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman - Grab a copy of Jules’ recommended book Get Jules’ book - Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk  
    Get in touch with Jules:
    Follow on @julesyoga Instagram Visit www.julesmitchell.com  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 57 min
    A Touch of Humor with Pedro Luna and Bryan Holub

    A Touch of Humor with Pedro Luna and Bryan Holub

    Pedro Luna (@yogawithpedro) and Bryan Holub (@yogi_bryan) are two yoga instructors and dads who took the internet by storm in the past four years creating globally recognized, funny, and relatable yoga/spiritual memes on Instagram. Pedro is the real life human behind the @yogimemes account, and Bryan runs @namaste_af. Together they are the hosts of The Yogi Show (@theyogishowpodcast), a podcast about yoga, mindfulness, and gratitude with a touch of humor.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Pedro and Bryan on: 
    [10.01] The funny side of yoga. Pedro and Bryan reflect on their light-hearted approach to life and stress the importance of humor and its ability to relieve anxiety, especially in these difficult times.  
    [18.10] The Yogi Show. Pedro credits his appearance on Dharma Talk with inspiring him to collaborate with Bryan and create the Yogi Show, a podcast which celebrates yoga, mindfulness, gratitude and laughter.   
    [24.18] Starting something new. Pedro advises listeners to ditch the excuses and have the courage to embark on new projects, such as podcasting, without waiting for everything to be perfect.  
    [31.07] Limiting the use of social media. The pair discuss their efforts to minimize their consumption of social media content in order to avoid exposure to misinformation and misleading advice. As content creators who want to work in a productive and time-efficient manner, they recommend batching; the practice of allocating a certain amount of time to specific tasks.  
    [44.04] Community revival. Bryan expresses his hope that the sense of interconnectedness created by the coronavirus pandemic will strengthen communities and increase our sense of solidarity.     
    [1.01.01] Mindful living. Pedro adds that many people are becoming aware of the effect their actions have on others. He encourages us all to continue to be considerate, mindful and empathetic after the pandemic has passed.  
     Announcements: 
    Visit henryyoga.com to learn how to level up your yoga practice in just 40 days. Use code “HOMEPRACTICE” to get lifetime access to the Henry Yoga App for just $20 Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Go to http://www.warriorbridge.com/#schedule-section to view their virtual class schedule Visit www.wayteamshop.com to learn more about their design and marketing services.   
    Links from this episode: 
    Grab a copy of Pedro and Bryan’s recommended books:  Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza  Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk  
    Get in touch with Pedro and Bryan:
    Visit www.yogibryan.com and follow @yogi_bryan on Instagram Check out www.yogawithpedro.com and follow @yogimemes Listen to the Yogi Show Podcast and follow @theyogishowpodcast on Instagram  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dissect the Whole with Leslie Kaminoff

    Dissect the Whole with Leslie Kaminoff

    Leslie Kaminoff (@leslie.kaminoff), co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy” and creator of YogaAnatomy.net, is a yoga educator and internationally recognized specialist with over four decades’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Leslie on: 
    [31.52] The influence of T.K.V Desikachar. Leslie reveals how his outlook on life was transformed when he swapped the spiritual and esoteric teachings of the Sivananda Yoga tradition for the more pragmatic and worldly approach adopted by Desikachar.  
    [43.13] Leslie’s attitude to enlightenment. He expresses his doubts about the concept of enlightenment and admits to regarding the longed-for dissolution of the self as a  somewhat dubious goal.   
    [48.33] The significance of suffering. Leslie refers to a conversation with Desikachar which made him realize that awareness of the inevitability of suffering provides a powerful motivation for the practice of yoga.   
    [52.05] Breathing into the body. Following Desikachar’s advice, Leslie helps people to heal physically and emotionally by teaching them how to breathe energy and prana into every part of their bodies.   
    [59.36] Respect for the individual. Leslie adapts his teaching to suit the individual because he recognizes that each person’s body is different and that their ability to perform yoga asanas will be affected by their unique anatomy.  
     Announcements: 
    Visit henryyoga.com to learn how to level up your yoga practice in just 40 days. Use code “HOMEPRACTICE” to get lifetime access to the Henry Yoga App for just $20. Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Go to www.warriorbridge.com/teachertraining to learn more about their upcoming teacher trainings Check out Rainbo to view their collection of medicinal mushrooms that can elevate your body, mind and spirit. Use code “HENRYWINS” at checkout to claim 15% off your purchase.   
    Links from this episode: 
    Grab a copy of Leslie’s recommended book - Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk Leslie Kaminoff’s Interview with T.K.V. Desikachar  
    Get in touch with Leslie:
    Follow @leslie.kaminoff on Instagram Visit Leslie’s website: www.yogaanatomy.org  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Service Depends on Connection with Elena Brower

    Service Depends on Connection with Elena Brower

    Elena Brower (@elenabrower) is a mother, artist, author, speaker, Double Diamond leader with doTERRA (@doterra), and a teacher of yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages, and her second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller from Sounds True. She's contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and more. Her work spans multiple genres and aims to bring us closer to ourselves.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Elena on: 
    [16.50] Life lessons. Elena regards everyday life as part of her practice and believes the lessons she learns from her work, studies and relationships all contribute to her ongoing yogic evolution.  
    [24.01] Finding peace of mind. She explains how her daily morning meditation helps to create a sattvic mindset by maintaining her equanimity, clearing out her system and preparing her for the day.   
    [27.26] Building strong connections. Elena’s goal is to create family relationships based on honesty, love and respect and to pass the values she has learned from her  practice on to the next generation.   
    [30.22] Her best-selling yoga journals. Elena’s first journal, Practice You, helped thousands of people connect to their highest selves and her new book, scheduled for release at the end of 2020, will invite readers to continue further on their paths towards contentment and peace.   
    [42.07] Her passion project. Elena talks about her work with girlsonfireleaders.com, an organization which helps to empower vulnerable girls in Kenya and enable them to become leaders in their communities.   
    [53.07] Network marketing. Elena explains how working with doTERRA has allowed her to build a profitable business based on educating and empowering others. She advises entrepreneurs to focus on making real connections, asking good questions, and listening for answers to understand how they can best serve.  
     Announcements: 
    Visit henryyoga.com to learn how to level up your yoga practice in just 40 days. Use code “HOMEPRACTICE” to get lifetime access to the Henry Yoga App for just $20. Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Go to www.warriorbridge.com/teachertraining to learn more about their upcoming teacher trainings Check out https://yogaeastaustin.com/forrestyoga/ to learn more about Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco’s weekend of workshops in Austin.  
    Links from this episode: 
    Grab a copy of Elena’s recommended books:  The Overstory by Richard Powers Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by Mary Caroline Richards Check out Elena’s books:  Practice You by Elena Brower Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as Meditation by Elena Brower and Erica Jago Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk http://www.girlsonfireleaders.com/  
    Get in touch with Elena:
    Follow @elenabrower on Instagram Practice with Elena on Glo.com Listen to her globally beloved Practice You Podcast at practiceyou.com Find her calendar and blog at elenabrower.com  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Treat the Individual with Amanbir Singh

    Treat the Individual with Amanbir Singh

    Amanbir Singh (@yogiamanbir) is a licensed acupuncturist, yoga therapist, astrologer and Kundalini Yoga teacher. He has been teaching in New York and internationally for the last 15 years and participated in training nearly 1,000 teachers on how to teach Kundalini Yoga around the world. Amanbir leads unique cleanse programs combining Kundalini Yoga sets for detoxification with Traditional Chinese Medicine to give each participant a personally tailored diet. He believes there is no single diet or approach that best serves all.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Amanbir on: 
    [09.36] His desire to work in alignment with his highest self. His ambition is to move beyond the fluctuations of his mind and moods and listen to the voice of his soul.   
    [17.59] Harmonyum Healing. Amanbir describes this Kabbalah-based practice which focuses on expanding the sacred spark of light within us to bring about physical, spiritual and emotional healing.   
    [27.00] Amanbir’s meditation advice. He suggests beginners find a style that works for them before moving on to a more challenging practice, such as silent meditation.  
    [29.29] The connection between Chinese medicine and Kundalini Yoga. Amanbir explains how the kriyas encourage the flow of energy through the meridian channels and strengthen the connection between body, mind and spirit.  
    [36.01] Protective mantras. He provides an example of the power of mantras to protect against animosity, negativity and psychic attack and create a space of safety and resolution.  
     Announcements: 
    Visit https://www.henryyoga.com/masterclass to get your free 60-minute hatha vinyasa masterclass Follow @henryyoga.app on Instagram  Visit www.warriorbridge.com/teachertraining to learn more about their upcoming teacher trainings Check out https://yogaeastaustin.com/forrestyoga/ to learn more about Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco’s weekend of workshops in Austin. Check out https://henrywins.com/events/ to view all my upcoming workshops  
    Links from this episode: 
     Grab a copy of Amanbir’s recommended books:  The Fruits of the Tree of Life : The Cabbalistic Tradition by Omraam M. Aivanhov The Kundalini Yoga Experience: Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together by Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa & Darryl O'Keeffe Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk Andrew McClure’s vegan butter Go to https://dreamhivenyc.com/calendar/cleanse to learn about Amanbir’s Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind and Soul  Check out https://www.aurakundaliniyoga.com/workshops to find out more about Amanbir’s upcoming workshop  
    Get in touch with Amanbir:
    Follow on @yogiamanbir Instagram Visit https://authenticharmony.com  
    Support the Podcast:
    If you find this podcast valuable you can support it directly by visiting: henrywins.com/donate  
    Credits:
    Music by Momentology (@momentologymusic) Production and audio engineering by Ease of Mind

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

Shelby Castile, LMFT ,

Dharma talk is the new happy hour!

Thanks Henry. Loving this podcast! Speaking my language and helping to normalize yoga/mental health talk 🙏🏼

josejosef_joey ,

Thank You!

Henry and everyone on the show,

Thank you so so much. This podcast is so beneficial to my well-being. I’m able to glean a lot of my own internal inspiration by listening to your inspired lives. This podcast helps me dream bigger and feel more courageous as I live my Dharma!

RWT1313 ,

Inspirational Podcast

This podcast is always interesting and well produced. Henry and his guests are always positive and inspirational. I always come away with either a new idea or way of thinking. The questions and answers are always well throughout and very insightful and authentic. I was introduced to this podcast by my wife and she does not even practice yoga and I am happy she did.

Keep up the great work Henry. It is appreciated!

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