Monday, September 04, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #47: ayurveda 201

HTC: September 4, 2006 Shownotes



Welcome to the 47th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the Pink Palace in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is an follow-up interview with Anne Thiel on Ayurveda, topped of with a pose of the podcast, hip tranquil chick suggestions, HTC chat, and groovy podsafe music! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

Anne wears several hats at Tranquil Space. She is a teacher, prenatal program coordinator and treatment therapist for thai yoga bodywork and ayurvedic consultations. Her yoga journey started in Kimberly’s living room in 2000 and it led Anne to also develop an interest in ayurveda. Thought to be the oldest healthcare system in the world and originally developed as a sister science of yoga, ayurveda, like yoga, teaches us alignment, namely how to align ourselves with nature.

Ayurveda believes that we are part of the universe and that we are made of the same ‘stuff’, namely the five elements (space/ether, air, fire, water and earth). These five elements occur in the body in the form of the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and usually one or two of these doshas will determine the body’s predominant constitutional energy. Ayurveda teaches us how to live in balance with that energy and also how to bring that energy in balance with the energy of nature around us. If we are able to bring this energy into balance, we are able to freely access that what underlies the body, the Soul, Spirit, Self.

Anne was drawn to this concept because it simply made a lot of sense to her, and then, later, because she found it really worked! Integrating some of the ayurvedic principles into her life, she suddenly found herself no longer struggling and going against the stream, but rather swimming with the stream, ‘going with the flow’, more in synch with the world.

Several months ago we discussed the general concepts of Ayurveda on this podcast. Today we want to continue this conversation by looking at one aspect that in Ayurveda is considered central to health and healing: nutrition.

Reminder:

Anne says, "Start small; begin by understanding your body type and then begin to look at what you are eating and how it makes you feel. Look at what is seasonal and reflect on how it balances you."

Hip Tranquil Chick Suggestions:

The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar and
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad
John Douillard “3-Season-Diet

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:
I wrote to you a few months ago, thanking you for your podcast. I have to write again, however, because I found both podcast and blog much more inspiring and motivating than I initially thought. moreover, I have a yoga-related question.

I just returned from my holiday in france where I practiced yoga on my own (outside class, that is) for the first time. this was a great experience, and much more so since my partner and I were nonetheless excellently guided - yes, by your newbie and intermediate cds!!! they are really good and we were looking forward to our yoga practice every day. so, a little home practice is something I definitely would not have done at this point if I had not found out about your cds etc. through the blog and podcast. and we're trying to take it into everyday life with us, starting again next monday.

but there's actually more. I have decided to do a teacher training in my studio starting in October. I'm terribly excited about it and I feel this is just the right time to do it. my partner will do this as well, and it will certainly be a transforming experience for both of us. I am not sure whether I would have embarked on this enterprise without my weekly dose of hip tranquil chick podcasts during the last few months. as many of the people you interviewed mentioned the teacher training, I am absolutely convinced that it will be a tremendous contribution to personal growth and development.

thank you again a million times for your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm!!!

now there's the yoga question: I saw that your studio offers a workshop for runners, so I'm sure you can give me some suggestions for this. I'm running a marathon in october, and train about 4-5 times a week with 2 long runs (15-20 miles each), and 2-3 shorter runs (about 9 miles, with speedwork). I'm not sure about the best way to combine yoga and running. do yoga first or run first? how much time of rest would be good between the two? up to now, I have not trained and done yoga on the same day but this will be necessary now that I'm going to intensify my training. are there any poses particularly good or useful for runners?

what is there left to say? go on with your fab work, our world needs visionary and creative people like you! very much looking forward to reading your book which i pre-ordered it via amazon. it's supposed to be out here in germany in december, so this will make a great teacher training-accompanying read, I'm sure.

Pose of the Podcast:

Runner’s lunge

Au Revoir:

Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing me at Kimberly@hiptranquilchick.com or leaving a love note in the comments section of hiptranquilchick.com/blog. A reminder that we’re on MySpace and Frappr, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! Have a burning question that you’d like hip and tranquil feedback on? E-mail me to have it featured and answered in our dear hip tranquil chick segment!

View the summer edition of tranquiliT times: a quarterly museletter on all times hip and tranquil that you can sign up for at hiptranquilchick.com. You can now pre-order Hip Tranquil Chick here. Join me for my annual Fall Foliage Retreat in a rural setting in the heart of Virgina October 13-15. Save the date for our book launch fete on Thursday, November 16 in DC. Details to follow!

I’m busily putting together all the step-by-step scoop to hosting a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree with your fave gal pals when the book is released in November! Watch for this downloadable PDF coming soon with discussion tips, a toolkit, yoga sequences, recipes, and more! To host a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree in your area, please send your stats (name, location, e-mail) tokimberly@hiptranquilchick.com and you'll receive your Toolkit via e-mail shortly.

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music---by new and independent artists who are sharing their music through podcasting. Today’s selection is In This Divide by Azam Ali. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of her music, at azamalimusic.com and Promonet.

Thanks for joining me for the 47th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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