Ep 6 (ENG) - Meditation? What is this crazy thing? with Bernd Windhofer
Do you know that the yoga physical practice has been designed in India for one greater purpose than enjoying a physical practice? The asanas (yoga postures) have been designed to make your body strong and flexible enough to stay still in a meditation posture for hours… days… weeks… or even months!
But let’s be honest, meditation and staying still for even 15 minutes is not an easy thing, and I will be the first to say that one year ago I will have just say “meditation? no way!” but then… I met Bernd!
Bernd is a famous Bali yoga teacher, known for his intense style that makes him unique and his classes super popular… but what people tend to overlook is that Bernd is first a very advanced meditation practitioner; his yoga physical practice is incredible because for him it is a way to reach his mind! So let’s ask him all the questions you may ask yourself about meditation. The How, the Why, the What and the Where! and TADAAAAAM: you got a 25 minutes episode, a high concentrated podcast of Bernd meditation knowledge.
So enjoy and… Bonne écoute!
Here are the highlights of our talk:
What’s meditation in the yoga practice
The benefits of meditation
How to learn meditation with our busy life
How to deepen a meditation practice
Bonus: tips to choose the right meditation retreat
Sweet treat: the Asana Box
Your mantra: Om Namaha - Not mine
The best place to meditate: A quiet place!
Your favorite meditation posture: Cross legged on a cushion with my knees lower than my hips (examples here)
Silent or instrumental meditation: Silent
Guided or alone: Guided until I know how to practice and then alone
If meditation was described in one word: Vastness