February 25, 2021, 12pm ET
Author and longtime yoga practitioner Matthew Sanford hosts a probing multi-part discussion about Chapter Two of the Bhagavad Gita and its possible applications in asana practice. Conversation topics range from setting the historical context for this ancient text to insights that might be drawn from Arjuna’s moral dilemma and Krishna’s responses to him, to how a contemporary practitioner might integrate such insights into their yoga practice. Each session includes a short yoga practice.
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Matthew Sanford (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is an expert in the process of
transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest
down at age thirteen, he began yoga at 25 years old. Matthew knows
firsthand the transformative effect that yoga can have on the mind-body
relationship. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, a
sought-after public speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed
WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006). Matthew has
also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement and won
the 2010 Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the California Pacific
Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing. Previous recipients
include Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. For more
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