Escaping Samsara

#14 Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor - Yogic Musings, Part 1

September 06, 2020 Nathan Thompson & Evgeny Dziatko Season 1 Episode 14
Escaping Samsara
#14 Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor - Yogic Musings, Part 1
Chapters
2:25
Mary's reflections on her first spiritual experiences
7:52
Groundedness, embodiment and the connection to the environment
14:36
Dropping of the breath as the beginning of Yoga
19:03
The roots of Richard's subtle body teachings
23:05
How far away is esoteric from ordinary?
28:30
Release of the soft palate and the concept of Nada Anusandhan
34:10
Meditational aspects of the asana practice, subtle body alignments and how different schools of thought encompass each other
43:40
Visualisation, idolatry and guidance
47:40
Role of Pranayama in removing of Samskaras and how you can make them worse
55:23
Aesthetics, emotionality and beauty
1:03:20
Tadagi Mudra
1:08:55
Nauli in Kukkutasana
1:10:23
Separating grains from chaff or thoughts on finding a teacher
1:17:10
Secret to good relationship :)
1:19:40
Ethical aspect of romantic relationship between teacher and student
1:24:35
Ongoing process of Ashtanga community dealing with Patthabi Jois's sexual abuse
1:29:50
Richard's take on the modern world of yoga
Escaping Samsara
#14 Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor - Yogic Musings, Part 1
Sep 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Nathan Thompson & Evgeny Dziatko

Our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude, and we are honoured to bring you a very special series of conversations with a yogic couple, who have influenced the world of modern yoga probably more than anyone else. Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor dedicated their lives to practice and study of the spiritual traditions of the East and are sharing the knowledge revealed to them humbly and graciously with their students.

Show notes 

  • Mary's reflections on her first spiritual experiences
  • Groundedness, embodiment and the connection to the environment  
  • Dropping of the breath as the beginning of Yoga
  • The roots of Richard's subtle body teachings
  • How far away is esoteric from ordinary?
  • Release of the soft palate and the concept of Nada Anusandhan
  • Meditational aspects of the asana practice, subtle body alignments and how different schools of thought encompass each other
  • Visualisation, idolatry and guidance 
  • Role of Pranayama in removing of Samskaras and how you can make them worse
  • Aesthetics, emotionality and beauty
  • Tadagi Mudra
  • Nauli in Kukkutasana
  • Separating grains from chaff or thoughts on finding a teacher
  • Secret to good relationship :)
  • Ethical aspect of romantic relationship between teacher and student
  • Ongoing process of Ashtanga community dealing with Patthabi Jois's sexual abuse
  • Richard's take on the modern world of yoga

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Show Notes Chapter Markers

Our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude, and we are honoured to bring you a very special series of conversations with a yogic couple, who have influenced the world of modern yoga probably more than anyone else. Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor dedicated their lives to practice and study of the spiritual traditions of the East and are sharing the knowledge revealed to them humbly and graciously with their students.

Show notes 

  • Mary's reflections on her first spiritual experiences
  • Groundedness, embodiment and the connection to the environment  
  • Dropping of the breath as the beginning of Yoga
  • The roots of Richard's subtle body teachings
  • How far away is esoteric from ordinary?
  • Release of the soft palate and the concept of Nada Anusandhan
  • Meditational aspects of the asana practice, subtle body alignments and how different schools of thought encompass each other
  • Visualisation, idolatry and guidance 
  • Role of Pranayama in removing of Samskaras and how you can make them worse
  • Aesthetics, emotionality and beauty
  • Tadagi Mudra
  • Nauli in Kukkutasana
  • Separating grains from chaff or thoughts on finding a teacher
  • Secret to good relationship :)
  • Ethical aspect of romantic relationship between teacher and student
  • Ongoing process of Ashtanga community dealing with Patthabi Jois's sexual abuse
  • Richard's take on the modern world of yoga

Feel grateful and would like to support us? Thank you!
Here is our PAYPAL or  PATREON account for contributions.

Mary's reflections on her first spiritual experiences
Groundedness, embodiment and the connection to the environment
Dropping of the breath as the beginning of Yoga
The roots of Richard's subtle body teachings
How far away is esoteric from ordinary?
Release of the soft palate and the concept of Nada Anusandhan
Meditational aspects of the asana practice, subtle body alignments and how different schools of thought encompass each other
Visualisation, idolatry and guidance
Role of Pranayama in removing of Samskaras and how you can make them worse
Aesthetics, emotionality and beauty
Tadagi Mudra
Nauli in Kukkutasana
Separating grains from chaff or thoughts on finding a teacher
Secret to good relationship :)
Ethical aspect of romantic relationship between teacher and student
Ongoing process of Ashtanga community dealing with Patthabi Jois's sexual abuse
Richard's take on the modern world of yoga