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Mad Yogi Mindset Shifts

Mad Yogi Mindset Shifts

By Aileen David
In our Mad Yogi Mindset Shifts Podcast, we aim to deconstruct and demystify yoga, it's philosophies and preconceptions. We will shift from what are actually judgmental and cliquey mindsets to more open, kind and compassionate ones...at least, that's the invitation I extend to you.

We will also peel off all the airy-fairy and woowoo layers that tend to cover our rational, critical thinking that lend to the aforementioned cliquey mindset that pervades the yoga practice.

Join me on Wednesdays here on Anchor or on your favourite Podcast platform.

Enjoy #YogawithouttheWoo! 💙 Aileen
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On the Yamas and Niyamas, Yoga's Guiding Principles / Eps. 0 - OVERVIEW
If you're a student of yoga (which, really, everyone is regardless of the number of years you've been practicing and or teaching), you would have heard of the Yamas and Niyamas. Our discussion on the Yamas and Niyamas will be in two parts (for each). There will be an academic discussion were we talk about the over-arching concepts. The purpose of this is to touch base on the intention of the subject and help deepen our understanding of it, as academic discussions go. It's meant to tease apart the subject and look at it from different angles, different points-of-view. The second part is implementation. We will go through different ways of practicing the Yamas and Niyamas in real-world, experience-based examples...mostly from my own life. The purpose of this is to ground the concepts in real world situations and share with you how I used them. When we go through the different Yamas and Niyamas in the next few weeks and there will be content for different audiences - blogs for readers, podcasts for listeners and to cap off this series, we will have a short course added to the Course Room. So, be here next week and we will start with Ahimsa.
18:10
September 15, 2021
On Deconstructing & Demystifying Meditation - Part 2
This is the business end of the series.  We talk about some mindsets that limit or even prevent us from tapping into the benefits of meditation.  As always, enjoy your listening and if you have any questions, reach out on our website: aileendavid.com
29:06
August 11, 2021
On Deconstructing & Demystifying Meditation - Part 1
Hello again!  Here's Part 1 of On Deconstructing & Demystifying Meditation.  We recap the meditation proper and, well, start talking about it! If you want to do JUST the meditation, last week's episode has it. Enjoy!  Part 2 to follow next week!
29:48
August 04, 2021
Simple, Practical Meditation - On Deconstructing & Demystifying Meditation
Hello everyone!  Here's an overdue podcast on Meditation.  This is the first of a three part series that will help you pare-back the mystique of meditation to make it accessible and practical for your everyday life. This podcast concentrates on the meditation itself, then we deconstruct and demystify it in the next two episodes. Enjoy the meditation!
14:29
July 28, 2021
On Reaching Your Yoga Goals | Part 4
We're finishing up with number 8. Maintaining Your Own Home Practice and 9. It's a Two-way Street.  Find out what these are and round up this topic with a quick recap of all the points.  Enjoy!
26:15
March 23, 2021
On Reaching Your Yoga Goals | Part 3
Half way through our topic, we talk these two points: Remember: One Size Does Not Fit All, and Find someone who hasn’t lost their Humility and Compassion Enjoy!
12:05
March 16, 2021
On Reaching Your Yoga Goals | Part 2
Here's part 2 of this topic, we'll talk about: Communicate Your Goals to Your Yoga Teacher Give Yourself and Your Yoga Practice Time to Grow Goals Are Not Set in Stone
27:42
March 09, 2021
On Reaching Your Yoga Goals | Part 1
As students, many of us come into yoga through the physical aspect – as an exercise or weight loss program. Some come to de-stress and some don’t even know why they are drawn to yoga. Whatever your initial reasons are, I hope this topic helps in your journey. The entire topic is broken up in 4 episodes.  To start, we'll talk about: Being an “Empty Cup” Find a Studio (live or online), a Style or a Teacher that Suits You! Communicate Your Goals to Your Yoga Teacher
19:51
March 02, 2021
10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi | Mindsets 9 & 10
We're finishing up with Mindset 9 that talks about our relationship with yoga with respect to inviting others, and Mindset 10 which talks about a "dedicated" yoga practice. -- The whole collection is available in our Course Room on Madyogi.net which comes with a downloadable meditation and/or journaling prompt workbook.  The Course Room is included with all of the paid plans. See you soon! #ShareTheMadLoveand #RediscoverYourselfthrough #YogaWithoutTheWoo, 💙Aileen -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #madyogipodcast
39:12
February 23, 2021
10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi | Mindset 6 to 8
We cover points 6 to 8 in this episode and talk about modifications, the balance of eating meat and the concept of "being a yogi", and how to react to creative, non-traditional classes. -- The whole collection is available in our Course Room on Madyogi.net which comes with a downloadable meditation and/or journaling prompt workbook.  The Course Room is included with all of the paid plans. See you soon! #ShareTheMadLoveand #RediscoverYourselfthrough #YogaWithoutTheWoo, 💙Aileen -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #madyogipodcast
40:28
February 16, 2021
10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi | Mindset 3 to 5
Welcome to Mindsets 3 to 5. We talk about our reactions to the new varieties of yoga, confidence in saying "no" and what qualifies one as an advanced yogi. -- The whole collection is available in our Course Room on Madyogi.net which comes with a downloadable meditation and/or journaling prompt workbook.  The Course Room is included with all of the paid plans. See you soon! #ShareTheMadLoveand #RediscoverYourselfthrough #YogaWithoutTheWoo, 💙Aileen -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #madyogipodcast
30:30
February 09, 2021
10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi | Intro and Mindset 1 & 2
In this Mindset Challenge, we will be going through a mindset shift of who we are not just as yogis but as human beings in this 10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi. Decency, acceptance, non-judgement and kindness are universal and never exclusive to any schools of thinking or religious institution, societies or communities, and this is what we’ll explore. For example, we will try to break down some stigma that’s attached to what would popularly be considered non-yogic actions, like eating meat. In this episode, you'll have the welcome video and the first two of the 10 Mindsets. -- The whole collection is available in our Course Room on Madyogi.net which comes with a downloadable meditation and/or journaling prompt workbook.  The Course Room is included with all of the paid plans. See you soon! #ShareTheMadLoveand #RediscoverYourselfthrough #YogaWithoutTheWoo, 💙Aileen -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #madyogipodcast
24:07
February 02, 2021
On Perfection
A much anticipated and arguably a touchy subject, but we will tackle it!  So, on that note - who here is a perfectionist? -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #fridaylives #madyogipodcast
21:42
January 26, 2021
On Ditching the New Year's Resolution
Welcome to the new year! Question: have you done your New Year’s Resolution yet? Here’s a wacky and radical idea: DON’T! In this episode, I offer you a mindset shift that will, hopefully, make reaching your goals (hint, that’s one of the key words in the podcast) more achievable…and if not, how you can manage the emotions and the thoughts that come with that. The podcasts are also available in the Listening Room on Madyogi.net and you can send me your questions via the contact for (website) or as a comment on our Facebook page (Aileen David – Mad Yogi) & group (Mad Yogi Tribe). 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #madyogipodcast
26:24
January 19, 2021
On the Gift of Boredom
In this episode, we talk about the opportunities that boredom can provide us if we are willing to shift our mindsets. A little late for the holiday season (relative to some of the copy/script), but the mindset shift is always relevant, and I hope will help you at any time of the year. We apply two of my favourite topics – growth and rest – and how we can use boredom for both. The podcasts are also available in the Listening Room on Madyogi.net and you can send me your questions via the contact for (website) or as a comment on our Facebook page (Aileen David – Mad Yogi) & group (Mad Yogi Tribe). -- 🔎 #madyogi #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaclasses #yogavideos #yogaondemand #freeyoga #deconstructingyoga #demystifyingyoga #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #nofluffyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #atheistcommunity #yogaforatheists #yogaforagnostics #yogawithoutthespirituality #beliefneutralyogaspace #mindsetshift #mindsetpodcast #fridaylives #madyogipodcast
18:45
January 12, 2021
On Rediscovering Yourself in Supported Poses
Hello and a Happy New Year to all!  In this episode, we go through how we can rediscover ourselves when confronted with poses that challenge us.  Now, the "challenge" of a pose isn't always about how deep or how swanky we can go into them!  In my classes, I always remind my practitioners that yoga asana (pose) and vinyasa (flow) isn't all about the pose nor the flow!  Mostly, it is about what is happening in our psycho-emotional spaces.  And therein lies the deeper challenge, specially when our body asks for easier modifications. Enjoy!
12:49
January 05, 2021
On Enlightenment
It's Christmas at the time of uploading this episode and I thought the topic of ENLIGHTENMENT is so apt for the season and for the (hopefully) wake of Covid. Have a listen to the different, accessible and non-airy fairy paths to an achievable state of enlightenment.  My gift to you this holiday season.
14:56
December 23, 2020
On Mistakes & Rediscovering Ourselves
I wear my heart out on my sleeve in this podcast as I admit that I've made mistakes!  But I also share how I grew out of these mistakes and gave myself the opportunity for rediscovery; and this is what I invite you to do as well.  Let's shift our mindsets from self-judgement and wallowing in that mistake to use it as fertilizer for growth and revitalising our psycho-emotional state.
09:05
December 15, 2020
On Fear & Meditation
There are two kinds of fear – one that keeps you safe and one that hold you back.  We’ll also pare back what meditation is and how to use this to manage fear.  Explore fear and meditation with me in this episode of our Mindset Shifts. 💙 Enjoy! Aileen 💙 #madyogi #doshavinyasayoga #onlineyogarooms #onlineyogaathome #yogawithoutthewoo #madyogimindsetshifts #onlineyogaclasses #onlineyogavideos #freeyogaclassesonline #homeyoga #deconstructedyoga #demystifiedyoga #yogapractice #yogamindset #nowoowooyoga #noairyfairyyoga #practicalyoga #practicalyogamindsets #relatableyoga #metime #yogaatanyage #affordableyoga #modernyogi #practicalandrelatableyoga #fridaylives #fidaymadyogilives #fear #managingfears #fearandmeditation
12:46
December 08, 2020
On Gratitude
Gratitude is NOT a tick box!  Nor is it a meme, a post or a comment.  It is a way of thinking, an acceptance, and a thankfulness.  Have a listen to what I mean.
10:54
December 01, 2020
On Rest & Reconnecting
The idea of "just" being at home, specially in 2020 can be deceptive.  The home should be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation; a sanctuary.  Covid-19, home-bound illness or any situation that hinders our ability to enjoy the home as a place of rest can trigger the opposite.  The home then becomes a place of stress for our psycho-emotional state as well as our physical state.  In this podcast, I offer some mindsets that will, hopefully, help us recognise when this happens and help us create a restful home by reconnecting with sources of joy.
16:01
November 25, 2020
On Recognising Your Value in the Small Stuff
In our first Mad Yogi Podcast, we're talking about finding our happiness, sense of being grounded and centered in the small, simple and everyday activities to help boots our emotions and positivity in trying times.
11:05
November 17, 2020