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 an international teacher, speaker and writer on spirituality, consciousness, meditation and yoga based in New York City. She is also a skilled intuitive energy healer, Reiki Master and the host of The Soul Awakening Podcast. Kat is a teacher’s teacher with more than 1,500 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 her healing work, spiritual practices and her accumulated knowledge of holistic healing to help you discover the truest wisdom of your highest self, within. She 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.
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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