Episode 128: Live from Maui! The Benefits of Retreat + Refining Ujjayi + Making Progress in Backbends

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Jason Crandell quote saying "Movement is a device to establish a breathing pattern. Breathing pattern is a device to establish a mental pattern. And a mental pattern is a device which can have an effect on the nervous system."

This is the sixth year Jason led his week-long, healing yoga retreat on Maui, but the first year we did a live Yogaland podcast! We did not humble brag about the beautiful setting, the food, the roosters, or the camaraderie of the students — we just full on brag bragged. But we also answered student questions, which happened to mainly focus on backbending.

Here’s an overview:

  • We talk about the benefits of immersing yourself in yoga on retreat and how Jason thinks of healing yoga retreats as mini trainings
  • Jason shares his approach to teaching Ujjayi breathing, and why he believes that fast, vinyasa flow classes have the potential to undermine the benefits of the practice
  • We discuss how to tell the difference between structural limitations and non-structural, changeable limitations in backbends
  • Tips on how to progress to more advanced backbends after you’ve mastered Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose or Upward-Facing Bow Pose)

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