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Author: Josh Summers

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Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it."

Hosted by Josh Summers, a practicing acupuncturist and Yin Yoga and meditation teacher. He is the founder of the Summers School of Yin Yoga: www.yinyogaschool.com.
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Although Yin Yoga looks quite simple, being an effective Yin Yoga teacher is not so simple. There are five primary reasons someone should invest in proper training if they plan to teach others the practice of Yin Yoga. Let's go over each of them individually.The post Why Train in Yin Yoga? appeared first on Josh Summers.
Before pausing for my summer break in August, I highlight some of the top episodes of the year so far, giving you a distilled recap of some of the conversations to catch up on or review again. I also announce the fall line-up and include suggestions for your summer reading. The post Summer Break: Looking Back, Looking Ahead appeared first on Josh Summers.
For over three decades, Pattabhi Jois sexually and physically abused his yoga students, mostly women. This abuse happened in plain sight. To understand how this was possible requires an exploration of toxic group dynamics, methods of deception, and networks of complicity. Matthew Remski explains this all in his book, "Practice and All Is Coming."The post Matthew Remski: Exposing Yoga’s Culture of Sexual Abuse appeared first on Josh Summers.
In our yoga and meditation practice, we often value the cultivation of attention and awareness. But how might we better design our environment to support the development of attention? How might this redesign reinforce the intentions of our practice?The post 4 Principles for Designing a Better Relationship with Our Digital Devices appeared first on Josh Summers.
"Pack your rain gear before you leave home," says meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer. In this episode, Oren explores how we can "pack" tools of stability, balance, and non-attachment, better preparing us to face the inevitable foul weather of life.The post Oren Jay Sofer: Trauma, Somatic Experiencing, and Integration appeared first on Josh Summers.
Talking shop with Sebastian Pucelle, we roll up our sleeves and discuss potential interpretations of the Sanskrit word nirodah and what those interpretations mean for your practice. The post Sebastian Pucelle: For the Love of Silence appeared first on Josh Summers.
Sebastian Pucelle describes meditation as a process of purifying the mind. Meditation isn't so much about attaining anything in particular as much as it is a process of letting go of things that distort and disrupt one's life. The post Sebastian Pucelle: The Purification of Mind appeared first on Josh Summers.
Often in meditation, students can get frustrated by their mind s difficulty in following the meditation instructions. Sebastian Pucelle, the wonderful French Yin Yoga teacher, suggests that the two most important aspects of a meditation practice are one s intention and attitude, not the specific technique, per se. The post Sebastian Pucelle: The Attitude of Stillness appeared first on Josh Summers.
The therapeutic encounter between a practitioner and patient is, in many regards, the most important part of a healing relationship. This encounter is another way of referring to the placebo effect. But far from being ineffective, all good healers try to maximize this effect. According to Dr. Daniel Keown, acupuncture is one of the most sublime forms of the therapeutic encounter.The post Dr. Daniel Keown: Acupuncture and Placebos appeared first on Josh Summers.
How alive are you? This isn't a question that Western Medicine frequently asks, but according to Dr. Daniel Keown, this question is at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine. And the quality, quantity, and circulation of our Qi determines the potency of our "aliveness."The post Dr. Daniel Keown: Jellyfish, Channels, and Qi appeared first on Josh Summers.
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