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 • 137 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.

    #133: Using Yoga To Bring Mindfulness and Equanimity Into Your Life

    #133: Using Yoga To Bring Mindfulness and Equanimity Into Your Life

    A misunderstanding about meditation is that it calms your mind. But even after 20 years of practicing, a calm mind will still have days of chaos. The purpose of meditation is not to become calm but to create equanimity. 
    Though the words calm and equanimous are often used synonymously, there is a slight difference. Calmness can be compared to still waters, while equanimity is more like the sky. It’s a container that holds all things. 
    The equanimous mind remains the same, no matter what happens. It contains all of your thoughts, emotions, and memories but does not react to them. 
    Similar to memory, mindfulness requires total presence and having full faculty of your senses. But while memories are rooted in the past, mindfulness is now.
    If you can learn to anchor the mind with mindfulness and yoga practice, you can learn to become equanimous. Begin with a 5-minute meditation or mindfulness practice.   
    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.

    • 31 min
    #132: The Lineage Of The Yoga Practice

    #132: The Lineage Of The Yoga Practice

    Yoga is an existing flow, like a stream. It has flowed before you, you interact with it when you step in, but it keeps flowing when you step out. Lineage requires us to have a multidimensional outlook. To be able to look back, look forward, and be aware of our current standings.  
    It’s not the type of lineage that involves genetics or bloodlines. To enter into the Yoga lineage, you must practice conscious choice and intentionality. It’s Setting the intention to practice, making the conscious choice to practice, not to mention the practice itself.
    Yoga is an intentional type of connection from teacher to student. The lineage of the practice gets passed on like a torch. The flame ignites within the teacher who lights the student's metaphorical candle, and so the flame burns on through others, as they pass it on. 
    When you devote yourself to the yoga practice, you aren’t devoting yourself to the teacher. You’re devoting yourself to the source, where the lineage points. How will you tend the sacred fire?
    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 4 min
    #131: The Devotional Practice of Yoga With Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

    #131: The Devotional Practice of Yoga With Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

    Dr. Shyam is a scholar-practitioner and professor of the department of philosophy at the York Centre For Asian Research at York University in Toronto, Canada, and the founder of yogaphilosophy.com. 
    Dr. Shyam translated the Yoga Sutra as a project as an undergrad taking South Asian Studies. This is what sparked his interest in yoga. Through studying the ancient sources of yoga, he recognized how time and colonialism had changed the yoga practice. Then, he began to understand the true philosophy behind the yoga practice. 
    Yoga is a devotional practice for doing the right thing and becoming a better version of yourself. It creates independence and self-responsibility, two huge parts of yoga often left out of Western practice.
    Devotion to yoga is about recognizing the ideal of the practice and committing yourself to it even if you don’t fully understand it. Because when you’re devoted, you challenge yourself to go deeper, understand, and become better. 
    Challenge yourself to deepen your practice by going deeper than Asanas and really understand the yoga practice as a whole. After that, yoga is just another part of your life. It becomes second nature when you truly understand the philosophy. 
    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
    #130: When Does Life Begin?

    #130: When Does Life Begin?

    I am not an expert in constitutional law, but as a woman, I felt a duty to create a dialogue around the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the rights that have been stripped from women in many states across the US.  Not all of us will agree on this topic. It’s a very personal question that really only you can answer yourself.  But, that doesn’t make it any less important to speak on. 
    The definition of life is the idea of when the soul was created. To many religious groups, life begins at conception. However, not that long ago, there was a time when the mortality rates for unborn babies and newborns were very high. At this time, life didn’t start until a baby was born and took a few breaths. 
    One of the founding beliefs of the US constitution was the separation of church and state. The equal protection clause of the constitution declares that no state can make a law that reduces the rights of the citizens or deny anyone equal protection of the law. 
    The overturning of Roe Vs. Wade completely contradicts this constitutional right. Stripping women of the right to birth control or abortion denies them the privilege of being an American and having that equal protection. It’s sending us back in time and undoing years of progress for women’s rights.  
    Whatever your opinion on this matter, remember to respect everyone’s views, even if they don’t align with yours. And, for the rights of all Americans, let’s start living up to the constitution of our beautiful country!

    • 31 min
    #129: How Yoga Curates Personal & Community Wellness: A Panel Discussion From Pride At The MLC

    #129: How Yoga Curates Personal & Community Wellness: A Panel Discussion From Pride At The MLC

    The yoga practice is a wonderful tool for self-reflection and healing. Satya or truthfulness is an important part of the journey to personal wellness. You must be honest with yourself and share from your heart.
    We all have something of value, something to offer. And by showing up and sharing, we can help others and to a stronger sense of community wellness.
    The feeling of acceptance in the yoga community can create a great sense of safety and self-security. You can be vulnerable, be yourself, and be totally safe in this experience.
    In the yoga community, we stand in solidarity by honoring diversity through the lens of unity the spiritual journey takes us on. Embrace yourself, the gift of spiritual practice, and the unity of a diverse yoga community. 
    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 12 min
    #128: Embracing The Gift Of The Yoga Practice

    #128: Embracing The Gift Of The Yoga Practice

    Observing is the basis of mediation practice, which is a very vital part of the yoga practice. No matter how many times your mind wanders or where it wanders, the most important thing is to observe that your mind has wandered and then return your focus to your breath. 
    From your meditation and yoga practice, carry whatever peace and harmony that is in your heart into your life. Kindness is how we make the spiritual message of yoga real. By embodying who we are and expanding the circle of kindness. 
    Be grateful for the gift of the practice and the generations before us who have taught us the spiritual teachings. Embrace that opportunity to get on the mat and the time you have for your practice! 
    Start embodying the spirit of yoga today with a short 5-minute sitting practice by expanding your circle of kindness from just yourself or loved ones to everyone. 
    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.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 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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