Sunday, September 17, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #49: mindfulness

HTC: September 17, 2006 Shownotes



Welcome to the 49th 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 interview with Sarah Powers on mindfulness, topped of with a pose of the podcast, and groovy podsafe music! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga and Buddhism into an integral practice to enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of long held poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with a flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, and Iyengar teachers and teachings. Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one's essential nature--a natural state of awareness. She draws from her in-depth training in the Vipassana and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism as well as the direct exploration shared by non-dual masters from the wisdom traditions who point to our inherent inner spaciousness and luminosity. She teaches both training's and silent retreats with her husband Ty. They live with their teen-age daughter Imani Jade in Marin, California. For more information on her please see her dvds: Yoga, Yin and Vinyasa and Insight Yoga.

Pose of the Podcast:
Dragonfly

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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 a preview of the artist who performs on my upcoming CD, Get Your Yoga On... today's track is For a Friend by Amrita. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of his music, at Amrita's MySpace page.

Thanks for joining me for the 49th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste.

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    2 comments:

    Regina Clare Jane said...

    What a great podcast! I didn't know you were going to interview Sarah so I was completely thrilled! She gave a wonderful explanation of yin yoga and her discussion of mindfulness meditation was fascinating- now, to put it into practice!
    Thakns again, Kimberly!

    Katie said...

    I agree, great podcast... must have been a wonderful retreat! I found a good website that has a lot of information on yin yoga (and references Sarah Powers in some places) - www.yinyoga.com Enjoy :)