Welcome to the Stretch Therapy Method, hosted by Kit Laughlin and Olivia Allnutt.
Stretching techniques and intelligent ways of teaching | Olivia Allnutt on the YAY!YOGA podcast
Renée Leeuw and Olivia Allnutt share many words of wisdom and advice for teachers who want to teach in an intelligent way. They discuss a range of techniques in the Stretch Therapy system, such as partner stretching and how to do it safely, they talk about the importance of the breath, the use of language and touch when teaching and they talk about offering variations of (yoga) poses for each student in the room.
Stretch with Mindfulness: What stops people from becoming more flexible?
Kit Laughlin and Ian MacLeod discuss what stops people becoming more flexible at the Nirvana Strength “Strength and Flexibility Summit".
How to meditate | 20 minute introduction
This short twenty-minute set of instructions is designed to get you meditating today. It is an excerpt from the full discussion at "Why your meditation practice is not working – Kit Laughlin with Yusef Smith.
In one sense, meditation is simple: gently hold your awareness on something you have decided will be your “meditation object”, and see what happens! If you notice yourself being distracted by a thought, gently bring your awareness back to the object. You will need to repeat this! Noticing a distraction and bringing the awareness back to your object IS meditation. Suitable objects are discussed in this brief introduction.
Why your meditation practice is not working – Kit Laughlin with Yusef Smith
So many people want to start meditating, but agonise over what school of meditation, or what lineage, or even what type, with what goal. In this two-hour discussion between Kit Laughlin and Yusef Smith – from Propane Fitness – detailed instructions for how to start meditating are given, and the show notes below will help you find any section of interest.
Olivia Allnutt on the Range of Strength podcast with Lucas Aaron and Jeffrey Wolf
The hosts of the Range of Strength podcast, Lucas Aaron and Jeffrey Wolf, engage Olivia Allnutt in a long discussion on a great many topics, including the Stretch Therapy *approach* to stretching, why adult bodies are more resistant to becoming more flexible than children’s, and how little most strength coaches know about flexibility training!
Kit Laughlin & Thomas Emerson On Cultivating Awareness
Kit Laughlin chats with Thomas Emerson, founder of Praksis (Canberra), about the inescapability of the mind, the fundamental importance of cultivating awareness, and much more. In the first half of the talk, they discuss how our minds filter reality and thereby condition how the world is presented to us in every moment. In the second half, Kit explains how cultivating awareness of that fact makes it possible for us to experience reality more directly, with greater clarity and with less interference from the pesky ego.