3 podcasts to inspire your practice

Summer is upon us, and many of us will be spending more time in the car off to see family, spend time in nature, and enjoy all that the PNW has to offer. So whether you’re in line for the next ferry or spending long weekends tucked into a cabin in the mountains, check out a couple of these podcasts to keep you inspired and take your practice wherever you go.

Elsie’s Yoga Class

This is a great podcast if you want to experience a full yoga class and take your practice on your road. Practices range from 20 minutes to an hour and a half, so you can always find something the fits what you’re looking for. Elsie Escobar is an Anusara teacher based in Pittsburgh, PA, and these are mostly live recordings of her actual classes. If you have familiarity with most yoga poses and don’t need visual cues, this is a great option. With creative sequencing, unique themes, and philosophy woven into each class, it really feels like you are in the studio taking a class from a great teacher. She hasn’t posted anything new since 2013, but luckily yoga hasn’t changed much :-), and with over 100 episodes available you’ll have plenty to choose from.  >>listen in iTunes

On Being

If you haven’t stumbled across this gem over the years on public radio, then you’re in for a real treat. Hosted by Krista Tippet, it’s theme is “the ancient and enduring human questions that gave rise to our spiritual traditions and resonate through every institution anew in this century: what does it mean to be human, how do we want to live, and who will we be to each other?” The format is interview-style, with Tippet sitting down with great thought-leaders of our time and having thoughtful conversation with them. Recent guests have included Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, and economist Daniel Kahneman. >>listen in iTunes

Highest Self

Deepak Chopra called the voice behind this podcast, “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift.” Sahara Rose is the author behind  The Idiots Guide to Ayurveda, and has a fresh perspective on modern spirituality. Curious about Doshas, Hindu goddessess or how to use herbs to support your health? She breaks down ancient theories, philosophies, and practices into modern-day applications. Her short and sweet episodes will help you find your place on your spiritual journey. >>listen in iTunes

 

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