Mar 16, 2020
Henry Winslow is a traveling yoga teacher and creator of the Henry Yoga App, a 40-day program of physical asanas and breathing techniques designed for people who want to take their yoga practice to the next level. Henry was the winner of the International Yoga Sport Federation’s world championships in 2018 and for the past two years, he has been the host of the weekly Dharma Talk podcast which celebrates the transformative practice of yoga and its ability to provide inner peace and clarity.
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[05.31] His deep dive into yoga. Henry sets out his life’s trajectory so far, from high-achieving Harvard graduate and New York advertising executive to Californian-based yoga teacher.
[14.35] Sacred numbers. Justin and Henry discuss the significance of the number 108 in the yoga tradition. There are said to be 108 marma points, (places where the energy lines intersect), in the body and 108 beads in a Japa mala, the type of prayer beads used for meditation.
[18.09] Using the yoga bandhas. Henry explains how to engage the bandhas, (energy locks in the pelvic floor, abdomen and throat), to create lightness, stability and strength in the body.
[36.44] Surrendering into savasana. Justin learns about the importance of the pose usually performed at the end of a yoga practice to provide total relaxation and balance to the body.
[39.14] The Seven Chakras. Henry sums up the chakras starting from the root chakra, Muladhara, located at the base of the pelvic floor and ending with the crown chakra, Sahasrara, positioned at the top of the head.
[43.09] The Eight Limbs of Yoga. Justin and Henry consider how yoga can be carried off the mat and into daily life through the adoption of a meditation practice and adherence to yogic philosophy and codes of conduct.
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