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Everyday Sublime

Josh Summers

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Everyday Sublime
Everyday Sublime

Everyday Sublime

Josh Summers

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22
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Yin Yoga and meditation are refinements of awareness. The purpose of this podcast is to illuminate the theory and practice of Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and meditation as three interwoven tools for apprehending the Everyday Sublime. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." Hosted by Josh Summers, a practicing acupuncturist and Yin Yoga and meditation teacher. He is the founder of the Summers School of Yin Yoga: www.yinyogaschool.com.

Latest Episodes

Matthew Remski: The Dynamics of Deception and Enablement (Episode 61)

The Jois family held tightly to its narrative of legitimacy until, well, they didn t. And this is what is both eerie and fascinating about the recent developments in the Ashtanga community. Here we see, in real time, the efforts of an organization to "brandwash" its unfortunate history.

35 MIN4 days ago
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Matthew Remski: The Dynamics of Deception and Enablement (Episode 61)

Why Train in Yin Yoga? (Episode 60)

Although Yin Yoga looks quite simple, being an effective Yin Yoga teacher is not so simple. There are five primary reasons someone should invest in proper training if they plan to teach others the practice of Yin Yoga. Let's go over each of them individually.

13 MIN1 weeks ago
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Why Train in Yin Yoga? (Episode 60)

Summer Break: Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Episode 59)

Before pausing for my summer break in August, I highlight some of the top episodes of the year so far, giving you a distilled recap of some of the conversations to catch up on or review again. I also announce the fall line-up and include suggestions for your summer reading.

7 MINJUL 29
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Summer Break: Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Episode 59)

Matthew Remski: Exposing Yoga's Culture of Sexual Abuse (Episode 58)

For over three decades, Pattabhi Jois sexually and physically abused his yoga students, mostly women. This abuse happened in plain sight. To understand how this was possible requires an exploration of toxic group dynamics, methods of deception, and networks of complicity. Matthew Remski explains this all in his book, "Practice and All Is Coming."

34 MINJUL 15
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Matthew Remski: Exposing Yoga's Culture of Sexual Abuse (Episode 58)

Designing a Better Relationship with Our Digital Devices (Episode 57)

In our yoga and meditation practice, we often value the cultivation of attention and awareness. But how might we better design our environment to support the development of attention? How might this redesign reinforce the intentions of our practice?

25 MINJUL 1
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Designing a Better Relationship with Our Digital Devices (Episode 57)

Oren Jay Sofer: Trauma, Somatic Experiencing, and Integration (Episode 56)

"Pack your rain gear before you leave home," says meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer. In this episode, Oren explores how we can "pack" tools of stability, balance, and non-attachment, better preparing us to face the inevitable foul weather of life.

38 MINJUN 17
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Oren Jay Sofer: Trauma, Somatic Experiencing, and Integration (Episode 56)

Sebastian Pucelle: For the Love of Silence (Episode 55)

Talking shop with Sebastian Pucelle, we roll up our sleeves and discuss potential interpretations of the Sanskrit word nirodah and what those interpretations mean for your practice.

43 MINJUN 3
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Sebastian Pucelle: For the Love of Silence (Episode 55)

Sebastian Pucelle: The Purification of Mind (Episode 54)

Sebastian Pucelle describes meditation as a process of purifying the mind. Meditation isn't so much about attaining anything in particular as much as it is a process of letting go of things that distort and disrupt one's life.

31 MINMAY 20
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Sebastian Pucelle: The Purification of Mind (Episode 54)

Sebastian Pucelle: The Attitude of Stillness (Episode 53)

Often in meditation, students can get frustrated by their mind s difficulty in following the meditation instructions. Sebastian Pucelle, the wonderful French Yin Yoga teacher, suggests that the two most important aspects of a meditation practice are one s intention and attitude, not the specific technique, per se.

33 MINMAY 6
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Sebastian Pucelle: The Attitude of Stillness (Episode 53)

Dr. Daniel Keown: Acupuncture and Placebos (Episode 52)

The therapeutic encounter between a practitioner and patient is, in many regards, the most important part of a healing relationship. This encounter is another way of referring to the placebo effect. But far from being ineffective, all good healers try to maximize this effect. According to Dr. Daniel Keown, acupuncture is one of the most sublime forms of the therapeutic encounter.

33 MINAPR 22
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Dr. Daniel Keown: Acupuncture and Placebos (Episode 52)

Latest Episodes

Matthew Remski: The Dynamics of Deception and Enablement (Episode 61)

The Jois family held tightly to its narrative of legitimacy until, well, they didn t. And this is what is both eerie and fascinating about the recent developments in the Ashtanga community. Here we see, in real time, the efforts of an organization to "brandwash" its unfortunate history.

35 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Matthew Remski: The Dynamics of Deception and Enablement (Episode 61)

Why Train in Yin Yoga? (Episode 60)

Although Yin Yoga looks quite simple, being an effective Yin Yoga teacher is not so simple. There are five primary reasons someone should invest in proper training if they plan to teach others the practice of Yin Yoga. Let's go over each of them individually.

13 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Why Train in Yin Yoga? (Episode 60)

Summer Break: Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Episode 59)

Before pausing for my summer break in August, I highlight some of the top episodes of the year so far, giving you a distilled recap of some of the conversations to catch up on or review again. I also announce the fall line-up and include suggestions for your summer reading.

7 MINJUL 29
Comments
Summer Break: Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Episode 59)

Matthew Remski: Exposing Yoga's Culture of Sexual Abuse (Episode 58)

For over three decades, Pattabhi Jois sexually and physically abused his yoga students, mostly women. This abuse happened in plain sight. To understand how this was possible requires an exploration of toxic group dynamics, methods of deception, and networks of complicity. Matthew Remski explains this all in his book, "Practice and All Is Coming."

34 MINJUL 15
Comments
Matthew Remski: Exposing Yoga's Culture of Sexual Abuse (Episode 58)

Designing a Better Relationship with Our Digital Devices (Episode 57)

In our yoga and meditation practice, we often value the cultivation of attention and awareness. But how might we better design our environment to support the development of attention? How might this redesign reinforce the intentions of our practice?

25 MINJUL 1
Comments
Designing a Better Relationship with Our Digital Devices (Episode 57)

Oren Jay Sofer: Trauma, Somatic Experiencing, and Integration (Episode 56)

"Pack your rain gear before you leave home," says meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer. In this episode, Oren explores how we can "pack" tools of stability, balance, and non-attachment, better preparing us to face the inevitable foul weather of life.

38 MINJUN 17
Comments
Oren Jay Sofer: Trauma, Somatic Experiencing, and Integration (Episode 56)

Sebastian Pucelle: For the Love of Silence (Episode 55)

Talking shop with Sebastian Pucelle, we roll up our sleeves and discuss potential interpretations of the Sanskrit word nirodah and what those interpretations mean for your practice.

43 MINJUN 3
Comments
Sebastian Pucelle: For the Love of Silence (Episode 55)

Sebastian Pucelle: The Purification of Mind (Episode 54)

Sebastian Pucelle describes meditation as a process of purifying the mind. Meditation isn't so much about attaining anything in particular as much as it is a process of letting go of things that distort and disrupt one's life.

31 MINMAY 20
Comments
Sebastian Pucelle: The Purification of Mind (Episode 54)

Sebastian Pucelle: The Attitude of Stillness (Episode 53)

Often in meditation, students can get frustrated by their mind s difficulty in following the meditation instructions. Sebastian Pucelle, the wonderful French Yin Yoga teacher, suggests that the two most important aspects of a meditation practice are one s intention and attitude, not the specific technique, per se.

33 MINMAY 6
Comments
Sebastian Pucelle: The Attitude of Stillness (Episode 53)

Dr. Daniel Keown: Acupuncture and Placebos (Episode 52)

The therapeutic encounter between a practitioner and patient is, in many regards, the most important part of a healing relationship. This encounter is another way of referring to the placebo effect. But far from being ineffective, all good healers try to maximize this effect. According to Dr. Daniel Keown, acupuncture is one of the most sublime forms of the therapeutic encounter.

33 MINAPR 22
Comments
Dr. Daniel Keown: Acupuncture and Placebos (Episode 52)