# 2 THE YOGA LOCAL Podcast | Can I eat meat and be a yogi?

Does doing Yoga mean I can’t eat meat, eggs or dairy?

5 things that Ayurveda has taught me and guides my choices.

Today we’re taking about two things.

Ahimsa and Veganuary.

Ahimsa is the yoga concept of ‘do no harm’ and something we’re working on this week a part of #takecare month. What that looks like in our home practice is making more use of blocks and straps, working into postures with compassion, not forcing, criticising, judging.

It’s also ‘Go Vegan in January’ month… or Veganuary.

 

So sit back relax and find out how I’m guided to make choices through the teachings of Ayurveda on this week’s podcast.

Don’t wait. Create!

Don’t wait for harmony. Create it!

Today I was told that change illuminates character! 🕯

So as we rolled with yet more COVID punches this week, I found myself asking, how are you holding up Josie?
Where’s your optimism at now 🤔? Still ready for this adventure? Can you continue to be disciplined, show up and figure out what’s possible? How long’s it going to be before you want to go hide, cry 😭 for help, stamp your feet, declare it’s not fair!

Sound Healing Meditation

Vibration Stimulation!

Have you experienced the Yoga Gong and Sound class yet? If you haven’t, give it a bash!

It’s clear that introducing a Gong to the studio allows for a brilliantly immersive yoga experience, but what are the actual benefits?

This sound healing practice has different effects depending on the type of gong used. Our studio gong is a Mercury Planetary gong and is said to create strong connective power.

How to do nothing and take charge of your health, life and happiness.

3 REASONS NOT TO SKIP SHAVASANA

Let me take your mind to the end of any yoga class. What happens? If you answered ‘blanky time’, ‘Zzzzz’ or ‘I leave – I really haven’t got time for this’ you might just catch me let out a soft sigh of understanding before I wade right in with a yoga reality slap. (Tough love sorry, it’s how this yogi rolls 😝).

What if I told you that this beautiful bookend to your practice called Shavasana/Savasana (or corpse pose), is the pose for taking charge of your life, health and happiness.

Intrigued? Read the blog – it includes a big announcement.😝.

JUST BEGIN: YOGA FAQS

Because there’s no such thing as a silly question… and because we all start at suck!

If you’re planning your first yoga adventure in 2018 you probably have some questions. Trouble is, no one ever likes to be the first to raise their hand.

So, to get the ball rolling I’m sharing 20 questions fellow yoga teachers posted on Facebook as the questions they get asked the most…just so you no there’s such thing as a silly question…or is there? 😉

I carved out my own responses to these…but if you’re still left wondering ‘bout something yoga related, pop it down in the comments and I’ll share what I got.

Here we go. Twenty questions start now…

A Yogi Guide To Riding Seasonal Tides…

…and how to better weather life’s storms – (called Brian or otherwise) 😉

 

Choice is your super power, it’s your ticket to getting what you want out of life.

But this week, I come to you with a teeny tiny yogi observation…aka WARNING.

What gives you your power, can also slap you back in the face with a huge dose of responsibility, confusion and doubt.

Will you make the right choice? What if you don’t? Eeek.