Posts by Ian Cattanach

Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep 6: Intro to Capitalism and Yoga

Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep 6: Intro to Capitalism and Yoga

https://media.transistor.fm/eb16652e.mp3   In episode 6, Ian Cattanach performs a postmodern critique of Yoga’s relationship to capitalism. Utilizing the philosophies of Hegel, Baudrillard, Mulvey, and Lacan, this episode focuses on the creation of needs by corporations/influencers in yoga. These needs drive symbolic exchange and corrupt our relationship between image and self-image. In this separation and alienation…

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The Yoga Revolution Will Not be on Instagram

The Yoga Revolution Will Not be on Instagram

Instagram displays the yoga community’s fascination, obsession, and addiction to perfection and illusion on social media. Hits of dopamine draw us into applications whose primary goal is to subvert us into spending more time on their applications. The word ADDICTION contains the word -DICTION. The a- at the start of addiction creates a reverse of the true meaning…

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Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep: 5 – The “My Enlightenment” Movement

Conscious Yoga Podcast Episode 6 "The My Enlightenment Movement"

  The number one threat to the yoga and spiritual world is the “My Enlightenment” movement. Forever searching to fill an empty void in their soul, the my enlightenment movement consists of yogis, those entrenched in the new age, corporate employees looking to escape, gurus, hipsters, hippies, suburban moms, and even those closest to us.…

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How I Forgot the Ashtanga Chant

Top memory experts say step one of remembering something is care. Most people claim to be bad at remembering names, phone numbers and where they are parked. However, if someone offered you a million dollars to remember their name for a month, could you? Of course! That would be no issue. So why did I…

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Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep 4: Yoga’s War on The Ego

Conscious Yoga Podcast Episode 4 Yoga's war on the ego photo

  What is the ego? Should you lose or abolish your ego like most yoga and new age philosophy push? Why are cultures that propagate the idea of getting rid of the ego always the most controlled and enslaved? In episode number four, Ian Cattanach argues you should do the opposite and build your ego!…

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Do You Really Need Yoga Philosophy?

Do you Really Need Yoga Philosophy?

I am not good enough because I don’t know yoga philosophy! I am better than everyone else because I know yoga philosophy! You/they are not good enough because they don’t follow my yoga philosophy Those statements are sad, however, there are people in the yoga community who say/think these statements. The flaw in this thought…

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What Do You Need Permission for in Yoga?

What do you need permission for in Yoga? Do you need permission from a piece of paper that says you can teach? Did Patanjali or the Buddha have a piece of paper? How about Krishnamacharya? Is there a 200-hour meditation training under a Bodhi tree that guarantees enlightenment and a following over two thousand years?…

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No Expectation Yoga

What expectations do you bring to your yoga practice? If you lost all your flexibility in one day would you freak out? Why do expect success if we are flexible? Flexibility has nothing to do with yoga.  Are you expecting yoga to feel a certain way? Spoiler alert: That beautiful yoga high you get after a…

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