About the Guest:
My guest in this episode is chakra expert, therapist, and spiritual teacher, Anodea Judith. She is the author and co-author of several books, including the wildly popular Eastern Body, Western Mind, as well as Wheels of Life: the Sevenfold Journey reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit through the Chakras, The Global Heart Awakens, Creating on Purpose: the Spiritual Technology of Manifesting through the Chakras, and the recently released Anodea Judith‚ Chakra Yoga, which is a reinvention of her Chakra Yoga Teacher Training Manual. Anodea has garnered great acclaim through her work and conducts workshops and teacher trainings around the country and around the world.
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I’m not convinced my yoga is better than your yoga because I am not in your body or your life or your circumstances or family constellation. I do not know where you come from or what makes you tick. I do not know what your body “needs”.
If the yoga industry wants to thrive again, it needs to start teaching more than fitness. Fortunately, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel- all the techniques already exist within yoga’s traditions to offer a class that touches every part of our being. By offering more integrated classes that include pranayama, mantra, meditation and kriya, we can now provide a yoga experience, instead of just yoga poses.
Just as each feature of cosmic order has an essential nature, cosmic order itself has an essential nature. Bringing ourselves into harmony with the essential nature of cosmic order is the way by which we can live peacefully in the world. Conversely, dissonant action relative the essential nature of cosmic order brings about chaos and destruction.
Nikki Costello is an educator with 30 years of teaching and training experience in the Yoga and Wellness industry. She works at the intersection of social justice and Yoga with a focus on facilitating new models of embodied leadership.