Jun 2, 2021
What does the application of yoga mean to you? In this episode, Chase Bossart discusses meditation, individualizing yoga for the person in front of you, the purpose of meditation in your life, appreciating yoga’s roots, and much more.
Chase is the Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, and a long-time personal student of Mr. TKV Deśikachar. He has been teaching a broad range of Yoga topics for more than 20 years including: word by word textual studies, prāṇāyāma, meditation, and therapeutic application.
-The dumb luck that brought Chase to yoga
-Chase describes his time studying with TKV Desikachar
-The humor in the term “viniyoga”.
-Individualizing yoga for the person in front of you
-Chase explains different characteristics of meditation
-Why preparing the body to meditate is important
-Choosing your object of meditation for optimal experience
-Tapas and Svadhyaya as tools for awareness of your practice
-Potential triggers in guided meditation
-Yoga as relationship
-Shraddha and confidence in the teacher
-Holistic health through applying yoga in the pancamaya model
-Maintaining the history and tradition of the teachings of yoga
-Chase’s thoughts about yoga and allopathic applications
-What Chase thinks yoga teachers in the west are doing well these days and what we can improve upon
-Why yoga professionals should be studying the texts
-Chase describes his practice
-Purpose of yoga in your life
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Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.