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Sunday, January 22, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #16--get your yoga on!

HTC: January 22, 2006

Welcome to the 16th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a girl’s guide for living a luxe lifestyle. Back in the Pink Palace, Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is on getting started with yoga (thanks to a listener's request!), along with our pose of the podcast, and more festive podsafe music! View our shownotes at

Yoga 101

History – over 5000 years old, translates as union, balance of mind/body/spirit, Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali 200 years ago are the basis of yoga philosophy--aim of yoga is to quite the fluctuations of the mind

8 limbs of yoga - yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dyana, samadhi

Yamas (restraintsa) – ahimsa, satya, asteya, bramacharya, aparigraha

Niyamas (observance) – saucha, samtosha, austerity, self-study, devotion to the Lord

Benefits soooo many!

Getting Started – need a yoga mat, book, video, or cd, comfy clothes, create space at home

Finding a Teacher/Studio

Recommended Resources: Newbie Yogi CD by Kimberly Wilson, Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater, The Joy of Yoga edited by Jennifer Willis, Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main (interviewed in htc #2), and OM Yoga by Cyndi Lee

Pose of the Podcast: utkatasana twist

Closing: Thanks for all your show ideas! Please continue to share your thoughts, needs, challenges, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at Visit and for additional sources of inspiration.

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To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music from Today’s selection is Firefly by Karmacoda. You can learn more this week's featured artist at and their page at

Thanks for joining me for the 16th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste.

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