Understanding Yoga and Meditation Podcast Ep. 37


and there was this woman forty years of her adult life every morning she would wake up and and she had this long stick and she over shoulders and she had to one on each side tether and she'd walk down this dirt path to a creek and she fill both of these clay pots up. Shoot turn around and walk right back to her home and this is what what her daily needs. Were for all the cooking the cleaning everything that the household needed. She did this every day for at least forty years. She had one pot. The came back full every time. Very proud of its accomplishments. Look at me. I came back again without spilling a drop the second pot. Aw come back about half full free. Sheepish didn't feel like it measured up show one day the part the back half full apologize to the woman Shari. I don't measure up to the needs and she goes whatever you mean. Should we fill me up at the creek By the time we get home hathaway empty so she takes the clay pot to the VERANDA and she says look down the metal. What do you see? She's going to see a metal actually flowers down the path. Because that's right. I recognize your the uniqueness along time ago and I planted seeds on your side of the path. Will you think is imperfection waters honors. The season makes it flowers grow because every day I go down there and I cut flowers bring these flowers into my home and they bring me joy and color the fragrance my way. I wouldn't change you if I couldn't find you. Perfect every day Welcome back to the perhaps the most chill episode of the Living Healthy podcasts. Yet I'm your host Andrew Bell and I'm your coach for any well then we just got done taking a yoga class at La Fitness Bernie. Can I officially say that. I'm a Yogi now. You're officially hitting the chill zone. She'll zone I'm trying to work my way out of it. We literally got taking a class about ten minutes ago So I think I saw you hit Nirvana one project boss moment where I looked over and I go. He's either asleep because is he's so at peace until yeah or he's like fully hitting his Nirvana and I'm actually I've only taken about. I think this is my fifth with Yoga class ever and I only took my first one probably three months ago with my wife. So this is like was super new to me. I'm definitely very nudie abyss so this is kind of cool because we have have the newbie perspective which is mine and then we have kind of the experience one which is yours and then we have very experienced one over here. Yes we ever experienced guest today which is our Yoga instructor for today. Fascinating fascinating man by the name of John Lyon. He's been a yoga instructor for La Fitness for a while now and as we said before we just got done with this class of first of all. John How did we do in the class. You did fantastic. We all know we probably completed. Yoga is more about the breath in the moving than the actual perfection action to go in there and strive for any type of perfection and oppose is not doing yoga. It's bringing in the stuff that harms so you guys did amazing so just go and flow flow with it and breathe with it and You did great perspective. I've never actually heard it. Put that way and I have to say that is exactly what I took took from your class. It was an hour of just being in the moment truly in the moment and from every whether it was like the anecdotes you told or whatever it was that we were doing it was so everything was just. It was very mindful very peaceful and it all kind of came full circle back to how could relate to everyone personally in their own life and it was a very healing and like spiritual experience it is it is and that's what this episode is about is kind of yoga but also meditation and how they kind of Interchange with with each other and work together But before we get started we have to break the flow of this episode. To remind you. If you're not a subscriber please subscribe to the podcast. That's how you'll you'll get new episodes delivered straight to your phone when we release them. which is every other Monday? If you're new and all year long we're going to be bringing on nutrition. Experts fitness experts in general health experts to talk about a variety. Righty of health topics. To help you get to and through your goals so all right. Let's get back to the show here so John First of all we WANNA learn a little bit about you your background. What got got you into Yoga because first of all people can't seem well if they see the thumbnail they will? But you probably don't look like the average person you would expect to be doing yoga. I don't yeah so so. What what got you into Yoga My wife is that we we started off two weeks before we went to see a movie and it was on the history of Yoga and it was about two and a half hours and at that point I thought it was about two hours and fifteen minutes too long and it was boring and it was a smoother and There's a lot of Yogis in there and just loved. It was a history of the breathing and the channels in the energy and all these different parts of Yoga and I just sat there and I fell asleep in and a couple of times it was their premier and so we walked out and they had this table tabletop with everybody who had anything to do with anybody who had energy in there. There's a producers the Editors the writers directors anybody who put any type of hands on that film were there and all these women around all these people around and they're all just gushing about it and that's my wife and I are walking out. They asked me what I think about the movie and I go. You don't want to know what I think about that. Other ask one of these other women he goes. Don't what do you think about it. And I told him I said well I go if you ask them to give you my honest opinion I go. I think it's a bunch of hocus pocus mumble bumble bee s and He he he okay. And that's the interesting thing is he just said Okay and and my wife was mad. I mean everybody was looking around like I was like the crazy guy and we walked out and Two weeks later. She asked me if I I wanted to take a yoga class. There's this place down the street that was free. I said if it's free it's for me and I went in there and I took the first class and It was physically challenging changing. But I told my wife before I go weird in there. I'm going to go ahead and just step outside and sit in the car because I don't you don't know what's what you're getting into yoga mystical. So Oh I went through that first class and physically challenged. I went through the second class the next day and Something happened to me and and that was when I was going to sleep I wasn't awake. I wasn't asleep and I just told my wife that you'll free my mind and I denied it at first when she said I go like I said it and that's when I realized that I need to do more of this. So that's what was my first weekend of Yoga is that it just freed. Read my mind after after two places that that was ten years ago ten years ago and it was just just There's a lot of dynamics in my life that we're going on that we're very challenging. I slept like a baby. Go to sleep and I'd be up about every fifteen twenty minutes Kinda you know. Restless solicit everything and that I'd go back to sleep but that piece that I experienced after just the second class was the Besley that I received and so I just found myself wanting to go back more and more and more and just eating more of it and which was really good. Wow that's awesome. That's yeah that's very cool is would you say what would you say is the ultimate ultimate goal of Yoga. Then is it to find that peace is it to heal your body. Is it just to get exercise to what. What is the ultimate goal of Yoga or meditation? General I it can be all of it because Yoga's uh-huh physical practice. There's definitely a physical dynamic that you will tone in sculpture body but there's also the piece component with the breath that you can find and yourself. Pardon me in his place of seated meditation and all Yoga is a moving meditation my perspective because the Word Word Yoga when it comes right down to it it translates into harnish into yoke and that's to connect the breath to the body and Dach- that's where you'll get is and it's been around for six thousand years and in the first but when I started yoga it was there to find seated meditation out that was the ultimate that was the ultimate go when Yoga I started six thousand years plus ago because they were all hunter gatherers they wanted to find a place to come to for stillness us so they practice these poses to find one in their body so they can meditate to their supreme being whatever it was meditation Yoga Alga Right Gateway to to meditate. Okay L. DO Yoga. The Yoga was there to help find and yourself into seat imitation sit comfortably comfortably invitation. Okay and so do you. Do you find that. There's a right or wrong way to practice. Meditating I don't know much about about it I kind of difficult especially in the beginning. So is there any like tips. You have for people who are just starting to meditate trouble either sitting still still clearing their mind or just getting to that seated place that they need to be is very challenging. Because you're confronted with one of the scariest things in life in that stillness. John Lewis our minds our program to constantly go. Go go perfection. The Best Excel. Whether it's at your work whether it's in your life you want to be the best you want to have the best car. She wanted to the best of everything and when you slow down to a place of stillness whether it is two minutes in posher five minutes and seated meditation and beyond it becomes that stillness becomes very very confronting and sometimes the best possible thing you can do for your body. It is absolutely nothing as sitting be still and just focusing on the breath but to get back to your pointing a a right or wrong way. There's no wrong way to meditate. But when you want to you definitely want to do it in seeded comfortable position because if you do it laying down you can fall asleep and your main focus is to focus on the breath right eight to clear your head of all holy thoughts in just to clear the thoughts on you what you WanNa do you find yourself. You want to observe the breath not find it as a focus and let everything pass through the mind all the fluctuations pass through like you're not attached to any of them because when you're sitting in a place of you're focusing on your breath you're thinking of your breath now if you observe the breath and you just let it pass through you with any without any attachment then you can find yourself in a place of meditation. That'll it'll take you further because thoughts always go through your mind when you're meditating. You can't turn off your mind it'll just constantly things will come through that kind of led into the next question of like. How what do you do when you can't stop thinking while you're meditating but I guess it's focus on the breath you just? Yeah the the mind works in a specific way you can only think about one thing at a time. So if you're focused on your breath you're not thinking about yesterday today or tomorrow thinking about. What's on your daily play? You're thinking of the breath fashion. You can kind of use it as technique is just watched the breath come into your nose to the back of your throat and fill up your lungs. And then that'll take you to a place where you you can start to focus on that and then you can get back and used that as technique to just watch the thoughts go through and is it almost like a way of organizing your thoughts in a sense or letting your mind kind of naturally organized your thoughts in that. You're you're letting them kind of passer you like voice heard like you kind of like the thought comes in your mind. YOU RECOGNIZE CNN is it. Let it go and try and focus back on the breath. Is that also part of meditation. Yeah Y- you. You definitely have a way of organizing but even organizing is the same as focusing seeing on breath. What you're writing? What you're trying to do is not shut the mind off completely but find it to a place of peace because I believe my opinion. Is that when you are able to shut the mind off away. From all the distractions it starts to go into a different mode of thought. It's not uncommon for somebody to walk out of a yoga class and say They had a a series of something at work that it was going on. They needed to find an answer to a specific question for something something a problem at work or at school and an hour or two after a class you come up with that solution and the reason I believe is because you've given your mind time I'm to really get into process And kind of you know to see through the confusion clearly or lack of another word analysis by paralysis. You've shut it down to work at higher speed clears the fog. They say the same thing about nerves too like with public speaking when people get really nervous my dad added always told me a story of how somebody would but a paper clip in their pocket and play with it with their hand. Because you can only focus on one thing at once if you're on that you're not focusing on being nervous but it's interesting 'cause I always wondered it's like you find that clarity while you're meditating any find that clear space but what about when you stop. Do you take it with you. But you're right. It's you use that moment to meditate to open up your mind to be able to clear out your mind and then let in three. So how do you. How do you train Brian do that in your classes so we took your class tonight and you seem like you're not quite the average yoga instructor? I don't know what the average is necessarily because I haven't taken a lot of classes. Maybe and you can say whether he's average or not but you seem like you have some unique takes on things. So what's your class like. What I try to do is step away from the history of Yoga and bring it into a practical application that you can use in your daily life What I WANNA do I have you in the room? I want to try to make an argument for you to come back again. So I'm speaking of the breath and you take your oldest companion. This reflects that we're using now are breath. And then we bring it to the forefront of our experience and give it our undivided attention for an hour and then all of a sudden this reflects that is our breath starts to strengthen into a muscle and as your practice matures it begins to hone into a tool like Britney was talking about the nervousness with the paper clip. Really what's happening when you're getting nervous. Your breath is shortening and when your breath is shorting is sending triggers up to your mind saying there's something went on right now. That's not right and I need to defend myself. Firefly reflex show with breath in your meditation. You're strengthening that. Show that when something goes down outside you see through the confusion clearly so you don't have that that anxiety anymore If I can share an example with you I have a A gentleman that used to practice with me at the La Fitness over here and He was premed at UCLA and he was getting ready to go. Do Some different interviews around the country for medical school and every class that I teach I focusing focusing on the breath because to me you'll is breath that's the entire thing. Everything else is secondary to the breadth of movements or secondary. Everything is breath and after a class US he came out and he goes Giannakou. Stuff you talk about with the breath that really works like I like I was just saying I know what it does he goes he was only goes back back on the east coast and I was really nervous waiting to go into my interview for medical school that I really wanted and I just felt really nervous but I heard your voice in me to breathe deeply deeply and I did it and then he said it was one of the best interviews that I ever did he goes. I don't know if I'm going to get into that school or not. He goes but I'm an employee that deep breathing before every one of my interviews and in life and it's issue you superpower. Yeah that's awesome. Yeah and I guess that kind of makes sense. I've heard just casually like take take a deep breath that kind of idea but getting that oxygen into you folks down the breath and just giving yourself I think a second always to like you think or react or whatever it is. Yeah Yeah what do you think I'm new but what's the best way for someone new if anyone is new listening to this. They're kind of skeptical about yoga. Like you were. What's the best way for someone new to experience Yoga Class? Is there a type of instructor. Should they focus on trying to find an instructor matches up with their style. Or is it just jumping anything. I and stick with it or if you never if you've never done yoga you don't really know what type of instructor you're looking for and A Yoga Yoga in general is a lot lot like cooking. We can all go to the exact same restaurant and have the exact same meal and we'll have a different result. Some someone will love it and somebody won't nominate your same thing with Yoga. If you go it went to a class You may really love this teacher because of the way he approaches it. I'm very physical very moving. I like the flow through things and challenged challenge. The body Other people like to stay in postures and hold him for three and four and five breaths and that's the way they're going to do it and that's their approach approach and there's nothing wrong with it it's just different So why would say that if you're GONNA go into a yoga class try the yoga class. If you don't like this instructor structure or you don't think yoga is right for you. Try someone else and try. Try A few people give it two weeks. Try a couple three classes a week from different different people and see who resonates with you right could be a female. It could be a male it could be somebody from more of the The BICKHAM style. That's very stagnant and postured. Posher looking for perfection. It could be something like myself. That's physical and flowing There's there's a different there's a lot of variations out there many different styles and types of you. I feel like when I today taking it was like the first fifteen minutes. It was really kind of trying to get A hold of the different moves that we were doing and so I was looking to other people in the class us as well to kind of like take us on what I was supposed to be doing. And then once we got through this first fifteen twenty minutes I kind of realize okay. Now it's a repeat pattern where now you're just flowing through it a little a bit faster so I was able to pick it up so it's almost like you have to stick with it a little bit and kind of get through that the nervous portion of it or the awkward portion where. You don't feel like you know what you're doing you kind of have to just stick through it a little bit and you will learn and adapt inhaled it from my perspective and the way I set up. The clashes is the first time we do show through so each posher through the flow will will breathe of three breasts for each posture. And then the next two segments through will do breath movement and what we do at the beginning of the warm ups that son and that son be which is working on the front and back of the body and then the size and getting into the hips and a little bit then we go in and we start to work on some twists. And then what I like to do is I'd like to bring in balancing The reason like I like to balance through movement is because because when you're in warrior to or in warrior one or in crescent lunch both of your feet on the floor your hands or how you're probably looking into the mirror and your minds off somewhere on vacation. It's it happens on that's the most challenging part is focused and be present in that moment. But if I get you on one foot and you're balancing yet they have to go from one movement to the next. You try to think about anything on your to your plan. You'RE GONNA fall right on your fanny right. You have to be president in that moment in that little moment right there of presence presence is freedom because that might be the only moment in that person's Day in my day that I'm not thinking about work or family or anything anything else that's on my plate right whatever it may be good or bad and that point of freedom is what I strive for in clashes to give people that uh-huh and really when it really boils down to it. I just bring in a whole bunch of options suggestions. I'm a spoke in the wheel They just I just want them. The had the experience as much as possible. I it's for them and them alone. Pull I D. I have kind of an interesting. We call it a mythical these mythical moment here we go. It was more and more so for meditating than for Yoga. Just because you find a quiet and peaceful place but I was wondering if either or we're both increase your extrasensory perception. ESP interesting I don't know if you can enhance your enhance your likelihood for ESPN but if your mind is calm you have a stronger ability to recognize it. Maybe before it happens I'll use the analogy of sports players. If you look at anybody eighty in baseball football and basketball who've reached the pinnacle of their sports the high fliers the ones they always talk about the game slowing down. I think all I can agree nothing in life slows down. It's only going fast. Yeah but what happens is when the likes of the all stars say that. Yeah you know what this game slowing down. It's not slowing down. What they're doing is they're anticipating and seeing things quicker because their mind is calm so they see through all the confusion in the game clearly and that's where that columnist says and I've even heard One of the major sports basketball's players on the commercial coming in today. And how he's talking about I don't know if I can use his name. Lebron James He was tough. Lakers are playing right now right and so he. He was talking in this commercial about how everybody minds to strengthen their body but he talks about strengthening his mind. And so you'll find a lot of them. That are doing meditation through sports doctors and whatnot to reach that place of. Oh Yeah. He signed with the meditation up Com yet. Not that I'm I think stocks in the bronner anything interesting that you say that about athletes because I used to share a when I was in college for the chargers San Diego chargers so I was on the field the old and they have a stadium full of sixty five thousand fans on a good day gray And everyone would always say what was it like down there. And you're so focused on what you're doing and you're so present where you are and taking it all in and seeing all the people if for me the best way of describing it was it was the most calming Peaceful Silent Place. You can hear. Drop to me. Wow really focused on what you doing performing it's take time slows. Your you take in that moment and you're just there and I guess it's like a different form of meditation. You know dancing. Whatever it can all be informs meditation? I got us if you're able to lose yourself in it but it was to the point where I'd be standing there and there could be like the loudest fans everyone everyone on their feet screaming and it would just be silent and I'd be smiling and just live. You could see my face now make. It was a moment of like. Do you sees a form of meditation. Right yeah your focus and concentration and present in the moment and everything else kind of doesn't cease nice to exist but it takes a back seat to that present moment that you're in which is meditation so it Kinda. It almost seems like meditation exercise for the mind. Essentially and then there's exercise this is for the body and Yoga Kinda incorporates. Both in a sense That's pretty cool. Yeah because I've definitely heard of athletes that are rely on like visualization like visualizing using you know how plays will you know things will play out and things like that and that seems like another way of kind of like Meditating like in clearing their mind like you talked about the see through the chaos of the situation to the clear goal or the focus. Oh Yeah you can definitely use visualization as a tool for meditation When you're in a seated needed meditation is? It's not always about ABS watching the fluctuations of your mind dissipate but some people will Take their their meditation in. And they'll either go deep inward to their body to maybe a place of the forest with a light in the forest and that's where they find their. Meditation is traveling in Word Word to the body. And there's a series of sequence of going deeper and deeper from the skin into the skeleton and down into the soul and you progress There's also the meditation meditation where you're elevating yourself from your seated position. If we were out on the beach right now it might be sitting there comfortably on the beach and you all. UC's yourself and then you go and you see the beach and they see the city that you're in and then you see the state that you're in the country that you're in and then eventually go out and you see the entire universe from quench really. And so so as you're doing this and you're visualizing this and you'll see yourself all the way out and you'll be sitting down. But you'll see this visualization of the entire universe. And then you take that step from there and then you start progressing from hire them back into your body so how. It's so fascinating to me that you went from a guy that was just like ads mystical Mumbo jumbo to a guy that just just said what you just said which sounds super mystical. Like how do you. It's just it just fascinates me that you can get from one place to the you can change so much. There's been so much change in your life. So what other ways has yoga kind of impacted your life in the last ten years since you've started doing oh I it helped me just deal with life a lot easier And I made that change simply because I found yoga freedom. My mind I I went into the partial about my when Mike when my parents were in failing health and I was carrying for them. That's when I found yoga And when my father passed I didn't handle the death properly I did and I I just I. I was practicing Yoga But I found myself as that was a real challenge and show what I found was after my father's passing passing the one place that I can find complete freedom and solace was on the mat and it was my time to express and I started going deeper into it with readings And also just with my practice and then when I made the jump from just a tea or a practitioner to being a teacher That went to a whole `nother level because people talk about it all the time and they were they. Were telling me that if you ever cited teachers training it'll change your life. Well Yeah Go. I'm a forty something man. There's nothing like this change. Change my life. I mean you've got people going all over doing this thing and I remember the very first night and teachers training the ashes to write down on these little Note cards Or on these on these Accomplish a composition books that we had and they asked me Everybody in the class you know. Why do you want to teach yoga? And I've got forty two of what came to be some really close friends a lot of people in my song there and I just simply wrote down to share chair Yoga and I close my notebook and I saw the people next to me writing pages and I was looking around and I thought this is not the place I wanna be because I don't know oh I I'm not I don't measure up right and after I'm sitting on my please don't call me please. And the people who were guiding the teacher training probably saw that emir felted in me and so they had some people go through and they read their their paragraphs and then They asked me what did I say I said. Oh you once again I bill. I'm not as deep as you guys. I just WANNA share yoga. And then for the very first time he said to everybody open up your composition. Books isn't that what you're saying and all those words is just that simple. You just want to share this feeling of yoga and everybody was right. I'm like Oh my gosh. So there was an acceptance there right. Because I'm not the most flexible I'm not strongest but When it comes to breathing and feeling I feel like I got that place because I come from a place of oneness in love and now you can definitely feel it in your class for judge to come from his. I try to give everything. Think back to whoever's in class I'm there strictly to bring in a challenging flow because the body loves to be challenged but at the same time and and other people people have come up to me and share their cigarette when I was giving up one class in particular La Fitness and going down. One class he goes. Who's GonNa tell me that I'm the greatest every every week now? Only person that tells me how awesome I am I should because you are just going to say and you've really g present us a lot of great tools and people wanna take them like you said at the end of class you were talking about change. And like he was saying that was such a drastic change review. And like. You're inside sometimes. You just need to do that. How long how long would you say it takes to see the benefits of yoga? You saw it within two sessions essentially but but in general do you see. Is there like a kind of an average of what people how long it takes before people can get it. You know what I mean. It depends on what you're looking to achieve if you're looking to achieve The physical benefits of it. If you put a weekly practice maybe three days a week into your routine you. We'd see benefits of strengthening and and shedding pounds within a month Okay if you wanted to get into a spiritual place is really really up to you on where you WanNa bring the judgment and the BSN versus just not accepting it but the beautiful thing about Yoga is whether you've taken one clash lash or you practice on the daily or you practice on the weekly. Remember one thing every time you come into a yoga class for your health and wellness and for your benefits. Everybody in your life at the end of that hour will benefit from what you received in there because you find yourself in a place of calmness and peace and then you relate that to your whole community outside of your friends your relationships your family and that's where you have the opportunity to let this practice becomes something very benevolent and loving with everybody in your community. That's Great I. I think that is so true. That's how I felt like at the end of this like being so calm and relaxed. I was like man. This is probably GonNa make me a better person to be around at home with my kids and my wife and everything so I think I think that absolutely true that is pretty cool to think of that. Like what you're doing just for yourself will impact the others around you. That's that's awesome. Oh yeah energy. I came in into class with Lake. Notch Danner you leave all of that rubs off one other people see other people. Do you have any stories of members of the people that you've worked with. Yoga has had a big impact yoga. Meditation has had a really big impact on your life as you can think of. Oh Yeah I'll leave the names out just because you know I haven't spoke to them and I don't like to talk about people But I've had quite a few people come up and they really just give me just loving cards I remember one woman that she was Coming into my class and she was very practice she was there every week diligently and she practice she never came up and spoke to me or anything but she would just do the clash and then she would leave and then I noticed and I always tell people keep their phones on do not disturb or vibrate. Unless you're a first responder doctor you know for their for there they need it. They hope we pray that we don't need them So then at the end of this one class I noticed she had her phone down on her matt and she kept kind of looking over for at it. And we got into the hips. It was it was a big series on the hips. which hips you hold? Allow Your Life and you allow your motion. So it's not uncommon to be melancholy or be reflective after class and and about forty five minutes into the class. Her phone brightened up with taxed and she picked up her phone and she left and she'll the next week and I honored that space. I'M NOT GONNA ask her because it's not my business you're working here on yourself. I'm just guiding you through just spoke in the wheel. I'm a conduit to her bliss and so so the next class we got into The hips and I could see that she had like a thought or something was on her mind that she wanted to relate but she didn't know how to do it and so somebody else came up and asked me a question. And we'RE GONNA. We got into the hips at day. I'll try to be brief about this So then at the end of that I can see. She had something that she had on her mind and she wasn't going to ask me so this woman asking a question. I answered Kirk completely. Not what she wanted but what I thought she needed to hear getting into the hips and hell raises emotion. The next next week her and her husband come in at the beginning of class and she goes honey. Come here you know he he comes up. They talk they should John. I I want to tell you. Thank you and like okay. Well well for what because my wife hasn't cried and over fifteen years and we had a friend that was dealing with. LS And he said the week that she left was the day that he died that moment because her friend was at the club at at the bedside and so she if he passes. I want you to text me. And let me know. And she didn't know how to release that her and so at the end of that class you know. She told me that she finally released it. And you've really opened her up to a Lotta a potential year of just healing healing. And that's heavy. Ah Yeah that's heavy that you can go and just give to somebody. Unconditional love in class. And then they can work their way through their body eighty and they can find healing in natural. Yoga is really beautiful. Cher that's awesome. Yeah Yeah I know. There's there's there's plenty more wingo on and on him to share that with your students and to have those moments and to give back that's just it's a wonderful thing. Also that people come in with addictions and they've they've found a connection yoga. That was a bigger high than what they will get out on the streets right An I and that's power. I mean I. It's and it's not uncommon a lot of a lot of yoga instructors that I know Have come from an addictive background. And because it's the one thing that they were able to find that filled whatever they were missing or Jonesing for and just clean and sober. I mean it's amazing. What this practice can do? So it's a not very strong natural high. Now that's for sure. Yeah Yeah I saw Andrew just like after totally yeah. It was awesome. Yeah yeah to go through the highs of kind of intense flow and then the relaxing part at the and it was just like it was awesome. It's like the range of emotions. Essentially you go through. The range of emotions ends an motions in the class. If you boil it down. It's like a kindergarten class. You have playtime at the beginning all the moving. And then when you're in some restorative poses there's to story time and then after story time there's time and that's the beauty of it. I mean if you can go into one yoga class and realized that that that you'll matthew practicing on is a mere in how you react to the postures that you're in and the challenges or how you react to the challenges of the vicissitudes in that class us you can walk out a one year clash with a whole different perspective on your life because how you deal with the challenges on your Yoga Mat right then and there that fight and flight that I'm going go for it I'm going to do. It is exactly how you deal with life outside that room right. And that's what I came to realize. Is that if I can deal with it here on the Mat and my personal space kind of like. It's one big Pete Peter just for my life if I like it I strengthen it and if I don't I get rid of uh-huh and that's what you'll have the opportunity to do and it's cheaper than therapy. Also all right well do you. I mean I mean we do a segment at the end of all these. That's actionable advised. That may have just been it right there. But if there's something that A new listener someone. What would you want listeners to take away from in this about yoga is that it's for everybody and it's not about flexibility? You will gain flexibility in Yoga but looser hamstrings or not the root root cause of happiness. And it's not going to heal relationships but if you can go in there and feel your way through you'll gain that but you also we'll have something called freedom and that is you'll begin to Facilitate ranges of motion in the body to live comfortably. Because you will never truly recognize recognize. How beautiful you are unless you go through life feeling comfortably and feeling comfortable and ashes doing simple things like that's bending over picking up spoons and I heard this in a class and this has nothing original to me but I use it just nearly every class because I believe it's so true? The folding of the biggest joint that your body. How's your hip hip joint gives you the ability of the rest of your life to put on shoes and pants comfortably? Pick up children and puppies and maybe one day pick up a grandchild and who wants to lose qualities like that because because I saw it in my mom where she didn't care for her body and she was ended up in a wheelchair because she neglected her hips I have one goal in Yoga and I share share the Cheviot every once in a while. I class why one goal in Yoga is to live on my own in my eighties late eighties. Hopefully maybe get to ninety and dramas spoon a four or a knife on the floor. Pick it up comfortably and if I do that I went awesome. I see you when I check with you. Yeah awesome well. Thank you for teaching the class and thanks for being on the show. That was an amazing class. Thank you for having coming all right. Well if you liked what you heard here and you're interested in our other health and fitness topics. Don't forget to subscribe that you can get new episodes delivered straight to your phone Will be released every other Monday. Hopefully you have a peaceful day like we just had a peaceful class and we will see him in the gym guys. Uh this time a man will call him Mr Consistency every day. He will get the exact same time. made the exact same thing for breakfast. The exact same thing to work walked the exact same way every day. One day he got up and went through his routine walked. Walked out the door. And he's walking on his way to work. He noticed this whole and he walked right into this whole. It was a big hole. It took them a long time to get out of that. Oh pretty eventually. Climbed his way out went on his way to work a day to we got up. Same routine walked out the door Watches normal path. He recognized the whole walked right into that. Damn a depot. It took him a long time to get out of it. He finally got his way out made his way to work day. Three Got Up Wednesday. Walked out the door. The exact same time walk this way. As normal path he saw the whole he went around the whole took them a long time to get around that whole but he made it on his way to work but he made it through day four and he got up he walked out the door and he went a different direction my friends. There's only one person on this planet that likes change and and that's a wet baby but sometimes it's so necessary

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