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