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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Oct 6, 2021

Have you ever thought about the relationship between your fascia, your breath, and the bandhas? 

Not sure what that all means? 

Jeffrey Shoaf joins us on this episode to pull back the curtain on the mind body connection between the body and our breath.

Jeffrey is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT and E-RYT-500 and a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist.  He enjoys human cadaver dissection and that informs his work on the massage table and in his yoga therapy practice.  He performs extensive research on myofascial systems and is a teacher trainer.


-How Jeffrey found yoga later in life after a career in construction

-Merging breath work and bodywork

-The connection of fascia and the bandhas

-Why stretching isn’t always needed

-Jeffrey talks about fascial health

-When what the client needs isn’t what they are expecting

-Keeping playfulness and expressiveness in our practice

-Storing our emotions in the tissues

-Interoception in bodywork and movement

-When your physical pain isn’t really physical

-Energy exchanges and trauma; and their effects on our nervous systems

-Fascia and making room for the breath

-Extended exhale and the parasympathetic nervous system

-Noticing your own unhealthy breathing patterns

-How to get true fascial hydration

Connect with Jeffrey:


Affiliate link to book It Didn’t Start with You

Affiliate link to book The Body Keeps the Score


Connect with Pamela:


Clubhouse and Greenroom:  @pamelacrane


Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.