For our 43rd episode, I sat down with Peter Sterios. Peter is a yoga teacher, writer, architect, the founder of MANDUKA®, and the creator of LEVITYoGA™. He taught yoga at the Obama White House for First Lady Michelle's anti-obesity programs, and in 2018, was brought in by the Pentagon to share yoga’s therapeutic effects with the US Marine Corps. Today we sit down to discuss Peters new book Gravity & Grace, the evolution of his renowned instructional DVD selected as one of Yoga Journal’s top 15 videos of all time.
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5 BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
1- Grace is the attraction between 2 bodies that occur at a level deeper than the physical body; in the subtle body.
2- The connective tissue in our body wraps the muscles, joints, organs but also goes much deeper. We now know that it penetrates muscles and bones. It's the primary inhibitor of movement and it's a repository for physical and emotional trauma.
3- The most effective and powerful emotions to create flow in our energy and our bodies is gratitude and empathy.
4- When you feel any kind of pain in the body it's an indication that something is out of balance either physically or psychologically.
5- The chakras don't exists until you visualize them in your body.
QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :
What isLEVITYoGA? What are the practice principles?
Can you define the concepts of gravity and grave and how they apply to the yoga practice?
Why soften and surrender particularly around the heart and the belly?
I am fascinated with fascia. Why is it important for us to know about our connective tissue with our practice?
How do we get in contact with the more subtle parts of ourselves? What can come in the way?
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Peter Sterios is a teacher, author, architect, founder of MANDUKA®, and creator of LEVITYoGA™. He taught yoga at the Obama White House for First Lady Michelle's anti-obesity programs, and in 2018, was invited to the Pentagon to share yoga’s therapeutic effects with the US Marine Corps. He lives in San Luis Obispo CA and leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops, and Retreats internationally. Peter’s first DVD “Gravity & Grace” made Yoga Journal’s ‘top 15 yoga videos of all time’ and his new book “Gravity & Grace” is available at leading booksellers. For more info, visit www.LEVITYoGA.com
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