Posts by Ian Cattanach

The De-Occulting Yoga Podcast Ep 3: Brain Imbalances in Yoga

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily yoga talks, and daily asana (physical yoga) videos. This week on The De-Occulting Yoga podcast: Why do most yoga practitioners have a unbalanced brain? Discussion on the left brain imbalanced world. Solutions to a right brain imbalance How a right brain imbalance can lead to a mis-use of…

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Ten Rules To Beat Procrastination In Yoga

Woman Procrastinating In Bed

  Subscribe to our weekly email list Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog; you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. A…

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When to Drink Coffee for Yoga

Coffee Wars in Yoga Last week a yogi drank coffee and reached enlightenment. In the same week a yogi drank coffee and lost all his built-up kundalini. Loose pseudo-science spews propaganda about coffee on yoga blogs and in yoga books. Yoga poses are a sport and coffee is a great athletic supplement. However, the science…

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Why Vegans and the Paleo Diet Need to Team Up

Vegans and the Paleo diet have been at war for a decade. The problem is that vegans and paleo diet followers need each other to accomplish their goals of ending slaughterhouses, the reduction of animal deaths, and the creation of sustainable farms. Both dietary groups have shot up in popularity at a phenomenal rate as…

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How to Make Yoga a Priority: Ask Tough Questions

Questions are critical to making yoga a priority in your life. “Remember, the process of thinking is nothing more than the process of asking and answering questions. The challenge most people face is that they are not conscious about the questions they ask themselves. -Tony Robbins” Questions make us encounter the hardest thing a human…

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5 Best Ambient Albums for Yoga

Ambient Space Universe

Krishna Das, Moby, and Sanskrit chants are the norm in most vinyasa flow classes. An “edgy” teacher will play folk music, pop rock (yuck), reggae, and island style music. In the 1000 yoga classes I’ve attended, I have not heard one ambient yoga album played. Ambient artists destroy the paradigm of yoga music by having…

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2017 Yoga Trends

Childs Pose with kettlebells

Surprising new trends have shaken yoga students and business owners. 2017 yoga trends include singing, cannabis use, and the combination of other sports with yoga. The body, breath, and spirit connection seem not to be enough for these yogis, who seek to escape the traditional aspects of yoga. Yesterday I saw a cannabis infused yoga…

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