Self Care Spotlight
#50 YOGA METAPHORS: HOW YOU DO YOUR YOGA IS HOW YOU DO YOUR LIFE WITH ANDREA MARCUM
Mar 27, 2018
The Journal Deck
Enlightening and fresh, yet practical and wise. Andrea has been teaching yoga for nearly 20 years, which is more like a rare gem in this day-an-age of rapid yoga teacher trainings. Andrea's new book, "Close To Om: Stretching yoga from your mat to your life," with it's unique layout and thought out message speaks as both a yoga manual and a memoir. It breaks down poses and even esoteric yogic texts and relates them to real life.
In the same manner, Andrea does this effortlessly on this week's podcast. Whether you're a newbie or seasoned yogi, you're sure to get a new perspective for stepping on to your mat and into your best life!
-On being a yoga teacher in pre-social media days and what we can learn from these teachers
-Her take on the Instagram yoga world
-Her inspiration for writing the book
-The book's unique layout AND your yoga journey: Awaken, transform, unite
-How you do your yoga is how you do your life
-The story of teaching her first yoga class (it's a good one!)
-Yoga as Metaphors for patience, forgiveness, presence, and much more
-Yoga as physical, psychological, and philosophical and how that impacts us differently than other forms of exercise
-Dharma (highest path) and Santosha (contentment) and how to find them
-How to see obstacles as stepping stones
-Her early days as a signer/songwriter and what that taught her
-Creating Space is Creative Space
-Her daily mindfulness recommendations: S.T.O.P., S.T.A.R.T., the ABC's and "little savasanas"
-Her "On the Mat" Challenge for YOU!
Full Show Notes at thejournaldeck.com/episode50