Everyday Sublime show

Everyday Sublime

Summary: Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." Hosted by Josh Summers, a practicing acupuncturist and Yin Yoga and meditation teacher. He is the founder of the Summers School of Yin Yoga: www.yinyogaschool.com.

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 Chinese Medicine: What Is Essence? (Episode33) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:30

The best way to affect positively one s Essence is by striving for balance in one s life activities: balance between work and rest, restraint in sexual activity and balanced diet. Any irregularity or excess in these spheres is bound to diminish the Essence. A direct way to positively influence one s Essence is through breathing exercises and such exercises as Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong. - Maciocia

 Bernie Clark: The Science of Yin Yoga (Episode 32) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:16

Listen to Bernie Clark discuss: antifragility, confusion between correlation and causation, the four levels evidence in science, piezoelectricity, and Yin and Yang stress on our tissues. Essential listening for Yin Yoga teachers.

 Chinese Medicine: What is Blood? (Episode 31) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:53

The second big function of the Blood in Chinese Medicine is that Blood is said to have the function of moistening tissues. Strong Blood prevents things from drying out. Healthy Blood keeps the tissues moist, keeps the eyes from feeling dry, keeps the sinews (or tendons) lubricated, and moistens the skin, nails and hair, preventing all from becoming dry, cracked, and brittle.

 Bernie Clark: Hypermobility and Hyperextension (Episode 30) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:49

Many people express concern about issues of hypermobility and hyperextension in Yin Yoga. Here Bernie Clark explores these concerns and logically defends Yin Yoga. Essential listening for Yin Yoga teachers.

 Bernie Clark: The Mindset of a Teacher (Episode 29) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:33

For yoga teachers, it can be a challenging process to unlearn rigid rules of alignment and to adapt their teaching to the unique experience of their students. Here, Bernie Clark will walk you through how to think about and teach functional alignment in Yin Yoga and beyond.

 Chinese Medicine: The Sources and Functions of Qi (Episode 28) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:15

As with everything in Chinese Medicine, all entities - whether they be a type of energy, an organ, or a meridian - tend to be defined by the functions they perform. And the concept of Qi is no different. It s classification as a type of energy is defined by what functions it performs, and for Qi there are Five Primary Functions.

 Chinese Medicine: The Meridians (Episode 27) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:36

One way of thinking of the Meridians of Chinese Medicine is that they are, generally speaking, channels of communication within the organism along which subtle informational signals are transmitted.

 Emerging From Hibernation (Episode 26) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:29

Back from the Yin phase of Winter Hibernation, I'm excited to tell you about what's in store for Season 2 of Everyday Sublime. I have a couple of quick updates about the Summers School of Yin Yoga, and a line-up of superstar interviews for 2018. We're off to a great start this year, and I'm looking forward to connecting again.

 Winter is the Most Yin Time of Year (Episode 25) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:57

In 2018, the Summers School of Yin Yoga will be unrolling a unique way study Yin Yoga with a modular curriculum, as well as a way to earn a 200hr or 300hr certification in Yin Yoga, if you're interested. Each of the core modules of the school will include an online component (taken prior to attending the session) and a live four-day immersion. This will allow us to start at a much higher level when we come together live, and will provide a much richer learning experience overall.

 Chinese Medicine: What Is Qi? (Episode 24) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:25

Qi is "perceived functionally, by what it does," is critical to remember. Entities in Chinese Medicine are almost unanimously "perceived functionally," that is, defined by what they do. We'll see this affirmed again and again when we look at the meridian system. Meridians are defined by what they do, functionally - the organ system - organs are defined by what they do, functionally - and the Vital Substances of the body - which again are defined by what they do, functionally for the whole organism.

 Chinese Medicine: Mastering the Relationship (Episode 23) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:19

A point that many authors and practitioners of Chinese Medicine often reiterate is that as qualities of change, Yin and Yang are in a constant process of controlling and balancing one another. A static, unchanging balance is never achieved. What is observed and assisted, however both by the skilled yoga practitioner and practitioner of Chinese Medicine is a smooth process of balancing

 Chinese Medicine: The Flow of Yin and Yang (Episode 22) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:01

By observing Yin and Yang dynamics both in the macrocosm and within the microcosm, the overarching intention was always one of promoting harmony. When honored, observed and respected, Yin and Yang describe processes of change that can be fluid, harmonious and balanced. Of course, if neglected or disregarded, the ceaseless process of change between Yin and Yang can break down and no longer be a smooth, harmonizing process of balance, but rather turn into a disruptive, chaotic, and jarring dynamic of imbalance.

 Chinese Medicine: Taoist Origins (Episode 21) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:05

Taoists observed how the play of cycles in Nature would manifest in parallel within their internal experience. Understanding and attuning to the world outside facilitated an ability to bring the internal microcosm into harmony with its world, and vice versa, where greater understanding of the microcosm - especially through meditative insight - supported this harmonization with the external environment or macrocosm.

 Chinese Medicine: A Holistic Paradigm (Episode 20) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:40

A holistic approach to medicine will formulate a diagnosis of a patient's condition by taking into consideration the complex dynamic of everything going on internally with that patient, as well as external influences of interpersonal relationship, work, and climate. Whereas a more conventional approach to medicine will try to identify a singular causative factor that generates illness and which needs to be eliminated or suppressed.

 The Jazz Session: Ode to Aaron Goldberg (Episode 19) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:58

I find Aaron's trios are the settings where his personality and voice shine brightest. In my interview Aaron, he talked about the depth of connection that forms between jazz musicians when they've played together for years and years and years, and it's that level of connection and interpersonal knowing that facilitates the kind of expression and improvisation that is so charged and captivating. It's that depth of familiarity which facilitates the sublime.


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