In this week’s episode, Kat Fowler talks about the REAL meaning of Yoga and what it’s all about. She discusses the 8 Limbs of Yoga and how it is the path to Self-realization. This episode demystifies and debunks some misconceptions about what yoga really is and delves into the true philosophy of the practice. Below is the guide to the Sanskrit terminology used in the episode.
Kat Fowler is a light worker, a teacher of spirituality and meditation, a Certified Advanced Energy Therapist, a Reiki Master Teacher and host of The Soul Awakening Podcast. Kat has been teaching meditation and yoga and mentoring students for over a decade in New York City and internationally. Kat is a teacher’s teacher with more than 2,000 hours of training and over a decade of teaching and mentoring students of all kinds. Her life's work is dedicated to raising the frequency of the collective through sharing spiritual practices and the knowledge of holistic healing to help you discover the truest wisdom of your highest self, within.
Kat was born into a life of spirituality and meditation; her parents met in an ashram on their spiritual path. Since birth, Kat was raised as a vegetarian (now she practices veganism) and was connected to yoga philosophy, eastern spirituality, meditation and holistic health. She learned meditation through her family's guru at age 14; while at college, she specialized in year-long course studies of Yoga Philosophy, Hindu Philosophy, Taoism, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist Studies and Eastern Religions and started practicing yoga at age 19. Kat began teaching yoga and meditation at 21 as well as began her journey with energy healing. Soon after Kat traveled to India to study meditation in depth at age 22. Since then she has taken over 23 different training and certification programs; specializing in the eastern classical elements of yoga, physiology, anatomy, therapeutics, animal communication, Reiki and several advanced energy therapy courses. In addition to her traditional training certifications, Kat has additional studies in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, psychology, holistic nutrition (including homeopathy,) aromatherapy, divination and crystal therapy. Integrating her upbringing of spirituality and years of dedicated study and teaching, Kat's methodology when working with clients is educational, inspirational and informative. Her sessions and talks are designed to reach people at all levels of awareness, as she believes spirituality should always be available for everyone. Kat's teachings are rooted in the true embodied knowledge that comes from a lifetime of personal experience. Kat has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga magazine, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine and featured in interviews on ABC News and the New York Times. To book an energy healing session, Akashic records reading or Reiki session with Kat, visit www.katfowler.com.
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The 8 Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
1. Yama - Ethical restraints
2. Niyama - Ethical observances
3. Asana - postures
4. Pranayama - Breath Control
5. Pratyahara - Withdrawal of the senses
6. Dharana - concentration, one pointed focus
7. Dhyana - state of meditation
8. Samadhi - bliss, nirvana, oneness, enlightenment