4 episodes

Have you ever wondered why stretching does not help you against tightness?

Do you suffer from pain? Chances are you’ve attempted to ‘stretch it out.' And maybe you got a little relief by doing so.

But then your pain comes back — again and again, sometimes with a vengeance.

What if there was another way to get relief from your pain?

A way that doesn’t involve stretching and even holds the potential to eliminate your pain for good? Curious?

Welcome to Stop Stretching with Yogi Aaron!

In this 8-part podcast series, Yogi Aaron will share his story from living in pain to becoming pain-free, how he came to develop his signature yoga methodology, AYAMA - Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, the science behind why stretching is actually hurting us, and how mainstream yoga has become fixated on flexibility even though it has nothing to do with enlightenment — which is the true purpose of the practice.

Yogi Aaron is the creator of AYAMA — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ has been teaching yoga for 30+ years, is a bestselling author, and owner and yoga director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. A revolutionary at heart, he’s on a mission to get people back in touch with the true essence of yoga, flip the script on stretching, and help humanity live pain-free!

Learn more about Yogi Aaron at yogiaaron.com and keep learning with him on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and his Facebook Group — How to Live A Pain-Free Life with AYAMA.

Check out https://YogiAaron.com for more information.

Stop Stretching Yogi Aaron

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Have you ever wondered why stretching does not help you against tightness?

Do you suffer from pain? Chances are you’ve attempted to ‘stretch it out.' And maybe you got a little relief by doing so.

But then your pain comes back — again and again, sometimes with a vengeance.

What if there was another way to get relief from your pain?

A way that doesn’t involve stretching and even holds the potential to eliminate your pain for good? Curious?

Welcome to Stop Stretching with Yogi Aaron!

In this 8-part podcast series, Yogi Aaron will share his story from living in pain to becoming pain-free, how he came to develop his signature yoga methodology, AYAMA - Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, the science behind why stretching is actually hurting us, and how mainstream yoga has become fixated on flexibility even though it has nothing to do with enlightenment — which is the true purpose of the practice.

Yogi Aaron is the creator of AYAMA — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ has been teaching yoga for 30+ years, is a bestselling author, and owner and yoga director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. A revolutionary at heart, he’s on a mission to get people back in touch with the true essence of yoga, flip the script on stretching, and help humanity live pain-free!

Learn more about Yogi Aaron at yogiaaron.com and keep learning with him on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and his Facebook Group — How to Live A Pain-Free Life with AYAMA.

Check out https://YogiAaron.com for more information.

    Does Flexibility Make You Happier?

    Does Flexibility Make You Happier?

    Have you been stretching and wondered why you are not a happier or more enlightened person?  Maybe Stretching isn’t the answer!?
    Welcome to Yogi Aaron’s STOP Stretching podcast series.
    In this first episode, through his story, Yogi Aaron shares why he has come to the conclusion that stretching is not good for your body. 
    While many believe that stretching helps against tightness, Yogi Aaron shows that flexibility is not the key to happiness. He shares why yoga and stretching do not help to cure tightness and that there is a cheaper and healthier way to become pain-free than choosing therapists and painkillers. 
    The Stop Stretching Podcast series will show you exactly why yoga has nothing to do with flexibility. You will also find out why you hurt yourself during your practice and how some yoga poses cause you more problems in the long term. 
    We take a look at the history and benefits of AYAMA (Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™). 
    Pain and muscle tightness are symptoms of underlying problems and they are telling us that something needs to be addressed. 
    So let’s work for a pain-free, happy and long life together with the help of the first episode, addressing: How does stretching cause more problems in the long term? Have you been stretching and wondered why you are not a happier or more enlightened person? 
    To begin a practice of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, go and access the 15-Day Free challenge to begin the journey to becoming pain-free! http://smpl.ro/stop-stretching
     
    Subscribe to Yogi Aaron’s AYAMA Classes on Youtube - https://youtube.com/c/YogiAaron



    Thank you to Greg Roskopf, The Founder of MAT. https://muscleactivation.com.  
    Thank you to Katie Burdick, our second MAT expert, madetomovekatie.wixsite.com/mysite
    To see our full resource list as well as credits, please click here. 
    https://yogiaaron.com/stop-stretching-to-live-a-pain-free-life/

    • 26 min
    How Is Stretching Hurting Us?

    How Is Stretching Hurting Us?

    Do you suffer from pain? Chances are you’ve attempted to ‘stretch it out’ at your regular yoga class. And maybe you got a little relief by doing so. But then your pain comes back — again and again, sometimes with a vengeance. What if there was another way to get relief from your pain? A way that doesn’t involve stretching and even holds the potential to eliminate your pain for good? All while gaining access to the deeper elements of yoga. Curious?
    Well then, tune into today's episode for a BIG dose of hope! Yogi Aaron shares his story of living in pain to becoming pain-free and explains the science that backs his theory that stretching is hurting us. Plus, gain an understanding of what Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA) is and how he developed this approach to yoga to heal himself first, and now countless others!
    Whether you’re a yogi, aspiring athlete, or someone who just suffers from pain and has tried everything to get comfort, but nothing has worked — today you'll learn how to apply this revolutionary approach to movement and Yoga to change your life for the better!
    Yogi Aaron is the creator of AYAMA — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, has been teaching yoga for 30+ years, is a bestselling author, and owner and yoga director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. A revolutionary at heart, he’s on a mission to get people back in touch with the true essence of yoga, flip the script on stretching, and help humanity live pain-free!
    Learn more about Yogi Aaron at yogiaaron.com and keep learning with him on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and his Facebook Group — How to Live A Pain-Free Life with AYAMA. https://YogiAaron.com 
    To begin a practice of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, go and access the 15-Day Free challenge to begin the journey to becoming pain-free! http://smpl.ro/stop-stretching
    Subscribe to Yogi Aaron’s AYAMA Classes on Youtube - https://youtube.com/c/YogiAaron
    Thank you to Greg Roskopf, The Founder of MAT. https://muscleactivation.com.  
    Thank you to Katie Burdick, our second MAT expert, madetomovekatie.wixsite.com/mysite
    I would also thank to thank Dr. Eric, my physical therapist, who inspired this work and saved me from surgery. Eric currently resides in Los Angeles. You can reach him here. https://www.deep-tissue.com
    To see our full resource list as well as credits, please click here. 
    https://yogiaaron.com/stop-stretching-to-live-a-pain-free-life/

    • 39 min
    The Science Behind Muscle Activation

    The Science Behind Muscle Activation

    Learn how the brain talks to muscles to start stretching correctly — and live pain-free! Today, meet Katie Burdick. She’s a Muscle Activation Technique Teacher from Colorado and one of the key people who has inspired the development of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA). Through dealing with several injuries, both as a gymnast and then a runner, Katie became fascinated with kinesiology and anatomy. She carried that yearning to study Exercise Science and Adult Fitness at Metropolitan State University of Denver, as well as the Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) school located in Colorado.
    ​Since then, Katie opened Made to Move as her own practice in MAT and continues to grow in the never-ending education that is human anatomy. 
    In this third episode, Katie will be answering questions like what dynamic and passive stretching are and what exactly happens in our muscles when we stretch. We’ll explain how to stretch your muscles in a safe way while understanding the connection between yoga and Muscle Activation Technology. After this short interview with Katie you will really understand why AYAMA is one of the best ways to practice yoga and that flexibility is really not the key to a joyful life!
    If you are a yoga teacher ready to expand your anatomy knowledge or a student desiring a deeper level of embodiment on the mat - this episode is a must-listen!
     
    Yogi Aaron is the creator of AYAMA — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ has been teaching yoga for 30+ years, is a bestselling author, and owner and yoga director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. A revolutionary at heart, he’s on a mission to get people back in touch with the true essence of yoga, flip the script on stretching, and help humanity live pain-free!
     
    Learn more about Yogi Aaron at yogiaaron.com and keep learning with him on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and his Facebook Group — How to Live A Pain-Free Life with AYAMA. https://YogiAaron.com
     
    To begin a practice of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™, go and access the 15-Day Free challenge to begin the journey to becoming pain-free! http://smpl.ro/stop-stretching
    Subscribe to Yogi Aaron’s AYAMA Classes on Youtube - https://youtube.com/c/YogiAaron
     
    Thank you to Katie Burdick who joined us in this interview today. Find out more information about Katie here. madetomovekatie.wixsite.com/mysite
     
    To see our full resource list as well as credits, please click here. 
    https://yogiaaron.com/stop-stretching-to-live-a-pain-free-life/

    • 51 min
    Coming Soon: Stop Stretching

    Coming Soon: Stop Stretching

    Introducing: Stop Stretching with Yogi Aaron!  Do you want to eliminate your pain…for good? Stretching is NOT the answer, and I am here to tell you why.  If you want to learn a revolutionary way to eliminate your pain for good, then tune in to this Podcast series,  Stop Stretching! Make sure to hit the subscribe button to get the first 3 episodes delivered to you.  Check out https://YogiAaron.com for more information.   

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Brande Shyne Yoga ,

AYAMA - 10 Stars!!!

Yogi Aaron’s teaching are amazing!! He provides wisdom, guidance and explanations in a positive & encouraging way. The AYAMA/ MAT guidance provided significant Knowledge which allowed me as a new yoga instructor to feel confident in my abilities with a new client, who just happened to be a physician! That client was impressed that could accurately articulate the muscles, locations, why we practice such poses and the connection between it all.

Thank You so much Yogi Aaron for sharing your wisdom and making changes in people’s lives!!

Amy Patee ,

‘A Must Listen’ for yoga teachers!

Anyone who is a yoga teacher needs to listen to this podcast! Yoga as it’s taught today is all about stretching, flexibility, and going deeper.But we’re doing it all wrong! I love how Yogi Aaron is rattling the narrative around main stream yoga practice. I learned so much listening to these episodes… And now when I practice or when I’m teaching I’m having all of these a-ha moments. What I learned here is really starting to shift my approach to yoga. I hope to be able to study directly with Yogi Aaron in the future!

Mama Yogi Bear ,

Really helpful information for Yoga teachers and anyone who practices Yoga

I am really enjoying this podcast so far! I love to hear the facts and science behind why stretching is hurting us and why we should stop stretching and start strengthening!
It makes so much sense!

Yogi Aaron's story is a powerful one and he presents it with such grace and humor. I also really like the way he has brought in experts in the field and shares their knowledge and insight too!

It's fascinating to hear how many people have become pain free practicing AYAMA. This is a great listen and I am looking forward to hearing the next episodes.
As a yoga teacher, this podcast provides powerful tools for me to pass on to my students and is helping with my own personal practice as well.

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