Finding Drishti Podcast

Quick Bite: Courage Over Comfort

An episode of Finding Drishti Podcast

By Terri Koen
Finding Drishti Yoga Podcast is created by Terri Koen, a yoga teacher based in Austin, TX. In this podcast, you'll hear recordings from workshop sessions and live classes. Terri explores concepts within yoga philosophy and translates them into real-world situations and into the physical postures. She teaches a slow flowing style of vinyasa, pulling from her background in Ashtanga and a love for restorative.
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June 13, 2019
8 Limbs of Yoga: Samadhi
Connect with Peace. Experience what happens when you put away your to do list and quiet your mind. Learn how to connect with peace and pure bliss.  Recorded at Austin Bouldering Project and includes readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
1:07:03
June 6, 2019
Quick Bite: Dhyana
Dhyana asks us to move out of fear and into the present reality. Reading from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
07:06
May 30, 2019
8 Limbs of Yoga: Dhyana
Meditation 101. Do you struggle with being still? Learn how to strategically prepare your mind and body for meditation. Recorded at Austin Bouldering Project and includes readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
1:33:38
May 23, 2019
Quick Bite: Dharana
Dharana starts to turn the focus inward on Patanajli's 8 limbs path of yoga.
04:31
May 16, 2019
8 Limbs of Yoga: Dharana
Grow Your Focus. Set aside the many distractions of your fast-paced life, strengthen your concentration and your mind’s ability to command your full attention.  Recorded at Austin Bouldering Project and includes readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
1:29:32
May 3, 2019
Quick Bite: A Deeper Meaning of Asana
Asana has much more meaning than "pose" - it's how you sit in and experience the pose that makes it asana. Reading from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
05:22
April 25, 2019
8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara
8 Limbs of Yoga workshop series - Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara. Learn How to Mono-Task Quiet the busyness of your mind with sensory withdrawal and learn to redirect your energy for mono-tasking.  Recorded at Austin Bouldering Project and includes readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates.
1:28:22
April 18, 2019
Quick Bite: Pep Talk for First Time Yogis
If you're new to yoga practice, here's a quick pep talk to help you get past any worries or anxiety. Practice often and the easier it gets.
02:54
April 11, 2019
Stop Clinging to Singular Moments
[Full 60-minute vinyasa practice] We tend to re-live both the highlights and the lowlights in our lives. Instead, yoga teaches to live in the present and accept that everything is temporary.
1:01:51
April 4, 2019
Quick Bite: Don't Let Tragedies Go to Waste
While we experience tragedy and loss either personally or societally, there's universal connectivity in that someone else has experienced something similar. We are never alone. We can use this shared experience for connection and change.
06:09
March 28, 2019
Contemplation of Ahimsa
[Full 60-minute vinyasa practice] Non-violence also applies to when we are witnesses to violence. Do we act? Do we not? Let ahimsa stoke up our compassion.
55:24
March 7, 2019
Quick Bite: Beginnings, Endings & Reverberation
Working through the layers of the body, we can feel not only where we physically begin and end, but we can sense energy reverberate even after the action is done.
06:58
February 28, 2019
Tonglen Meditation
[Full 60-minute vinyasa practice] Begin with Tonglen meditation, which uses the breath in a practice of giving and receiving.
1:00:32
February 21, 2019
Quick Bite: Sit in the Fear
Fear of the unknown holds us back. Fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of uncertainty. Get past the discomfort.
04:40
February 14, 2019
Courage, Fear, Change
[Full 60-minute vinyasa practice] Instead of running away from discomfort and fear, find courage. Life is always changing. There's always room to grow.
58:40
February 7, 2019
Quick Bite: Let Go of the Results
When we let go of attaching to the results, we are less likely to set ourselves up for failure. Failure is part of the process.
04:23
January 31, 2019
Show Up, Breathe, Feel Better
[Full 60-minute vinyasa practice] Lessons from a weekend intensive with David Swenson ask us to simply show up, breathe, and feel better. This full 60-minute vinyasa practice focuses more on breath than nitty-picky alignment points.
57:05
January 24, 2019
Quick Bite: Empathy vs. Sympathy
Brene Brown's insightful explanation of Empathy vs. Sympathy offers another perspective on how we can connect with others when they feel pain or loss. See the original video here: https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw
05:40
January 17, 2019
Soften to Discomfort
[Full 60 min vinyasa] Learn not to run away from discomfort and instead stay with those emotions, so transformation can happen. Perfect for a rainy day, or at least a rainy mood.
1:00:53
January 10, 2019
Hibernation for the Holidays
Closing out the year for hibernation and examination of samskaras
04:54
November 29, 2018
Quick Bite: Brahmacharya for Efficient Energy Use
Understanding when to use energy and when to conserve it
04:47
November 1, 2018
Breath & Physical Sensation
[Full 60 min vinyasa] Strip the practice back to the basics, especially when you're feeling overwhelmed in time of transition
1:01:23
October 25, 2018
Living Our Yoga: Vote
Voting is one of the most important ways we live our yoga. You can either vote, frozen by fear. Or you can vote with courage within that uncertainty that keeps us growing.
07:21
October 18, 2018
Quick Bite: Courage Over Comfort
Step into vulnerability to conjure up courage
04:35
October 12, 2018
Becoming One with Waves
Full 60-minute Vinyasa class. Stand in the ocean, get grounded, become one with the waves. Reading from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
59:05
October 4, 2018
Quick Bite: Putting Svadhyaya in Play
This is svadhyaya (self-study) in play: Sometimes being forced out of one job opens up opportunity to listen to your inner passion
04:18
September 27, 2018
Heart of Yoga: Svadhyaya, Ishvara Pranidhana
Niyamas: Svadhyaya (self-study), Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender), Kumbhaka pranayama, Vipassana meditation (insight), Restorative practice Recorded July 2018 at Austin Bouldering Project, Austin, TX Readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates Recommended props: 1 Bolster, 1 Blanket, 2 Blocks
1:07:59
September 20, 2018
Tapas: Lighting Your Inner Fire
[Quick Bite] Learning Tapas changes from receiving the practice fully from the teacher as a beginner to letting the inner fire and desire for practice lead the way.
04:02
September 13, 2018
Heart of Yoga: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas
Niyamas: Saucha (cleanliness), Santosha (contentment), Tapas (self-discipline), Samatha meditation (calm abiding), Sun salutations & moving practice Recorded July 2018 at Austin Bouldering Project, Austin, TX Readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates The Breathing App (Apple & Android) by Eddie Stern & Moby
1:29:49
September 6, 2018
Aparigraha: The process of letting go
[Quick Bite] Yoga teaches us to let go of resentment, anger, and all things that become a burden in our lives. Quick Bites are 5-10 minutes, shared at the start of class to introduce a theme or yogic philosophy, based on real world experiences. Reading from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
05:47
August 30, 2018
Heart of Yoga: Brahmacharya, Aparigraha
Yamas: Brahmacharya (non-excess), Aparigraha (non-hoarding), Tonglen meditation (giving and receiving), Lion's breath, Gentla asana practice Recorded July 2018 at Austin Bouldering Project, Austin, TX Readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
1:04:29
August 23, 2018
Flushing out vs. Fleshing out
[Quick Bite] How to bring Satya (non-lying, truthfulness) into play in the workplace, as demonstrated by improper use of jargon "flushing" and "fleshing" out of creative ideas. Quick Bites are 5-10 minutes, shared at the start of class to introduce a theme or yogic philosophy, based on real world experiences.
05:59
August 16, 2018
Heart of Yoga: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya
Yamas: Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (non-lying), Asteya (non-stealing), Metta meditation (loving kindness), Nadi Shodhana alternate nostril breathing Recorded July 2018 at Austin Bouldering Project, Austin, TX Readings from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
59:45
August 9, 2018
A Proper Introduction
Why a yoga podcast and not video? Let me be your guiding voice in the room - slow flow, juicy stretchy softening, yogic philosophy, go inward. Reach out via Twitter/Insta/FB at findingdrishti.
04:42
August 3, 2018
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