Yoga is one of the best, if not THE best, life system available to the human race.
In this episode we interview Catherine Anne Mazur, my wife and life partner of 45 years. I’ve watched her yoga journey and have been a personal witness to her health, well-being and personal growth as a result of her teaching and practicing two major types of yoga
For me, the practice of yoga over the past 16 years has had a profound effect my own health, well-being and spiritual growth.
I call yoga a “system” because it’s more than just poses and “exercises.” It’s a whole system of movement, breath, mental focus and mindfulness, that’s centuries old, and that works to integrate mind, body and soul. There is a science and technology to it that is unmatched.
If you practice yoga, this episode will be interesting, educational and entertaining.
If you don’t practice yoga, you don’t know what you are missing. If anything resonates with you, check out a studio or online class to experience the magic. For some, give it 90 days of regular practice before you decide if it’s for you. For others, you will know instantly that it is right for you.
Either way and to all that listen, we wish you the best on your journey to living your most inspired life!
What We Discuss:
How we started down this health path?
At an early age, Catherine asked her mom, “Is cheese good for you?”
Growing up in the ‘50s with Wonder Bread and TV dinners
Love at first “om”: Catherine’s introduction to yoga in the early 2000s
Yoga 101. Where does one start?
Busting the “I can’t do yoga because…” myths
How yoga is not physical poses, but a system of healthy, happy living
The history of yoga
How to conduct yourself—when you’re by yourself and with others
How to breathe to take care of your life force
How to control your emotions and mentality
How to nurture your heart and brain
Sister science of Ayurveda: Living within the rhythm of the season and your body type
The different types of yoga
Yoga is NOT a religion
Specific results of specific poses, like forward fold, or downward dog,
Guidelines for finding a good yoga teacher
Online yoga options
Real life examples of yoga making a difference through all kinds of life experiences
Advice from Catherine’s current self to her younger self:
Build and live an intentional, authentic life
Do yoga at a younger age
It’s never too late to get healthier, to start meditating, to get whatever you want…
Don’t think of your limitations
Take messy action!