100 episodes

Join Kino MacGregor, one of the world’s master yoga teachers, as she shares her yoga life hacks to translate the wisdom of yoga into a happier, more peaceful, more loving life. Listen to authentic, raw conversations and talks from Kino on her own and with real students about what yoga is really all about. Ignite or rekindle your inner spark to get on your mat and keep practicing.

Yoga Inspiration Kino MacGregor

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

Join Kino MacGregor, one of the world’s master yoga teachers, as she shares her yoga life hacks to translate the wisdom of yoga into a happier, more peaceful, more loving life. Listen to authentic, raw conversations and talks from Kino on her own and with real students about what yoga is really all about. Ignite or rekindle your inner spark to get on your mat and keep practicing.

    #125: How You Can Infuse Sadhana Into Your Yoga Practice

    #125: How You Can Infuse Sadhana Into Your Yoga Practice

    Many of us, even myself, came into this beautiful world of yoga through Asana or physical practice. Then after some time, it becomes necessary to learn more about the Sadhana or spiritual side of and more subtle limbs of your practice. 
    This is a very personal journey that will be different for everyone in terms of when you will find the spiritual spark. But, the general rule is by the time you’re getting to advanced Asanas, you should be exploring Sadhana. Otherwise, the physical side of yoga can become an obstacle to the spiritual side. 
    Without equanimity and a calm mind, true presence and awareness cannot happen. Using Anapanasati and other limbs of yoga as tools and transitioning your yoga practice from physical to spiritual, you can find it all and more. 
    Recognize the true nature of your own mind. Allow sensations to happen or your mind to slightly wander. But always come back to your meditation and breathing. That’s the key. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com.
    If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #124: Yoga, Community, and Liberation - With Sunaina Madhav Dasi

    #124: Yoga, Community, and Liberation - With Sunaina Madhav Dasi

    Sunaina Madhav Dasi (they/them) is a multidimensional human that holds many identities. They immigrated from Bangalore, India in 1996 and are currently settled on the ancestral lands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations. Sunaina is a mixed-race person (Indo-Aryan and Dravidian) and speaks Tamil as their mother tongue.
    Their yoga practice is deeply rooted in Hinduism, Bhakti, and social justice. They follow the lineage and teachings of their ancestors and Sri Paramahamsa Vishwananda as they took initiation into Hari Bhakta Sampradaya. Sunaina uses their neurodivergent superpowers to create a more community-centered world that focuses on individual healing by embracing one's unique purpose.
    They believe that the answer is already within us when we choose self-love, accountability, and awareness. With their unique lens of the yogic path, Sunaina creates spaces to reclaim traditional practices, decolonize minds and abolish oppressive systems that affect us at an energetic and societal level. Outside of their practice, they enjoy modeling, photography, dancing, and directing photoshoots!
    In our conversation, Sunaina talks about their background as well as coming to America. They also talked about their definition of Yoga, which can be different for everyone. Everyone is on their own journey, and what you bring from the heart to your practice is always the best place to start. 
    The spiritual side of yoga seems to be bypassed, especially in Western yoga, where Asana is the main focus. But for Sunaina, who is deeply rooted in their traditions and Guru’s teachings, uses acceptance, fluidity, and yoga philosophy to create a more accepting space for everyone. 
    Through the teachings of yoga, you can find true liberation. By allowing yourself to be exactly as you are, you can connect with the divine and yourself. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #123: Blissful And Imperfect: Talking Reality/Dharma With Kino MacGregor

    #123: Blissful And Imperfect: Talking Reality/Dharma With Kino MacGregor

    After years of practicing, I realized getting my meditation practice perfect wasn’t going to happen. But, this impossibility doesn’t have to be a problem. Understand the imperfect nature of all things, even yourself, your life, and what you bring to meditation practice.
    A wandering mind is not a failed meditation. It’s all a part of the practice. And, that’s what it is: a practice. Imperfection and failure are a part of learning, a part of reality. No one is without imperfection.   
    We must also bring this understanding of imperfection into our lives. Our lives are imperfect, with arguments and other negative situations. None of these are failures of your spiritual practice. In fact, this awareness is a sign of spiritual growth. 
    Another important thing to understand is that judging other beings will only hurt your spiritual growth. The concept of good and bad varies, and it’s important to remember that our perception only allows us to see a sliver of reality. 
    Blissful moments will happen, but this is when it is most important to practice non-attachment. Experience everything for what it is, and let it go. Remain present in the reality you are in and find peacefulness there. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast. 

    • 29 min
    #122: A Meditation For Mindfulness And Equanimity 

    #122: A Meditation For Mindfulness And Equanimity 

    Join me in a guided meditation practice to bring awareness to your full body through breath and sensations. Learn to retrain your brain to become mindful and neutral to all of your thoughts and sensations. 
    This practice fits well with our previous episode about the Value of Equanimity because it brings you closer to reaching true mental calmness through being aware of your sensations and learning to remain neutral.  
    The truth you discover from equanimity, that all things are ever-changing, is the foundational truth of wisdom. Mindfulness brings you closer to equanimity through neutral awareness. Sensations create the path of awakening, and it’s up to you to discover them through meditation. 
    After this, you can move into Meta, which cultivates compassion and forgiveness. Sending blessings to your efforts into becoming neutral, compassionate, and peaceful through affirmations and prayer. And, sending blessings to all others for peacefulness as well. 
    May you all find your way to liberation, wisdom, and peace. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #121: The Value of Equanimity in Yoga

    #121: The Value of Equanimity in Yoga

    In life, there’s always something to react to or suffer from. Whether it’s happy or irritating, there’s always something. From the practices of the Buddha, I have found that in our suffering, we ignore the practice of equanimity. Equanimity comes from a Sanskrit word that means being undisturbed.
    According to the teachings of the Buddha, when you’re reacting to something, it’s not the external thing but the body's sensations. Those sensations and your perception of them determine your reaction. And the key to beating this is by becoming aware.
    Until we remove the source of our suffering, it continues to cycle. This can be done through mindfulness, meditation, and of course, yoga. But, the secret is to not become bored and tune out from the vast neutrality of our lives. 
    Through developing a good meditation or yoga practice, you can begin to create space for yourself to become comfortable with neutrality, awareness of body senses, and the workings of the subconscious mind. 
    Just starting with 5 minutes can help you master convergent and divergent focus, which helps guide you to true wisdom and equanimity. And through all of this, you can find your way out of suffering. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast. 

    • 56 min
    #120: Exploring Yoga Roots and Traditions

    #120: Exploring Yoga Roots and Traditions

    As a yoga teacher, I’ve come across a few practitioners who don’t always realize yoga is from India. Many of these students are from the United States, and they inspired me to investigate and uncover why there is a disconnect between western yogis and the culture of their practice.
    Sri, a yoga student who has been practicing with us on OmStars, joins me to discuss the Hinduphobia he’s witnessed in the United States and how it impacts our yoga practice. 
    Sri graduated with a Master’s degree in information systems but still experienced prejudice on campus. Mistranslations, colonialism, and cultural differences between how eastern and western students interpret yoga feed into the Hinduphobia. We take a deep dive into how Westerners look at the caste system.
    The individualism we have here in America makes us believe that we do not have castes, but we still operate under a social system that organizes us by job, skill set, experience, and even wealth. And this idea influences how we look at the culture and history of our yoga practice. 
    It’s very important for yoga teachers and students in the west to learn more about the culture and history of our practice. It is a complex system that goes beyond the poses we practice on the mat. The yoga journey is one of spiritual and personal growth -- one of the best ways to grow is by empowering yourself to learn.
    Sri recommends finding a guru or yoga teacher who is culturally rooted in the yoga practice. You want to go beyond just reading and studying. You want to feel the practice, and a yoga teacher who is a master of the philosophy will help you on this journey.
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST. 
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Bongoddess ,

If you’re a yoga student/teacher the podcast is an amazing recourse!

I’ve never felt so compelled to leave a review than after listening to todays episode #114 A Call To Ahimsa and a Prayer For Peace in Ukrainian. I’ve also never felt so proud to call Kino my teacher. Although we’ve only met in person one time I knew that her gentle yet firm way of teaching worked for me. I can easily understand the teachings of the eight fold path and with sustained practice it gets easier and easier but today was different. Today Kino is raw emotion and it is felt deeply. I sobbed as I listened but thankful to be here listening from a safe place as our brothers and sisters fight a war. I’ve stayed clear of the news before today because I know it doesn’t serve me too be so upset, afraid , angry at the situation but Kino explains what is happening in a way that I can hear it and pray/meditate/practice not only ahimsa but the other limbs of the practice SO that I may serve others without passing on fear/anger etc. I can’t wait to someday visit my teacher Kino in the new space in Miami! Peace and Love to all!

33whiskey ,

A must listen for yogis

Kino’s podcast is amazing. So nice to be able to receive teachings through Kino via this podcast. Episodes are packed with so much good information on the practice and philosophy of yoga. I often have to go back and replay episodes when I am not doing other things (driving, etc.) so that I can take notes of stuff I want to learn more about. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us Kino!

akizora1 ,

I’m here for the interviews

Kino is a great interviewer and chooses wonderful people to talk with. I’m always so glad I took the time to listen. The dharma talks however are a little disconcerting as she slides into broken English. This seems unusual since her interviews are in a beautiful, conversational, energetic voice. For this reason I’m having trouble recommending the podcast to others. Kino, I would love it if you could work through this with friends and colleagues you trust.

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