The

Adarsh Williams 

podcast

 Meditations, classes, and musings from a seasoned yogi.

 

Episode 6 
is here!

 

Now you can download audio & video classes with Adarsh as a podcast! 

Each week on the Adarsh Yoga Podcast, you can practice and master the skills of yoga:

  •  Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Smart Stretch
  • Myofascia Release
  • Movement & Mobility

 

Episode 1
Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or "yoga sleep" is the state of total relaxation between waking and sleeping. Don't let the Sanskrit name confuse you, we are all familiar with the "power nap" as a way to refresh the system during the afternoon lull. Well then, this is your power nap, yoga style.


With yoga technique, it is always about the systematic application. Adarsh guides you through the stages of relaxation into Yoga Nidra.

Episode 2
Ashtanga 15

Begin your yoga journey with this user friendly Ashtanga class from Adarsh Williams. Prime yourself with this short-form practice featuring sun salutations, breathing, and guided savasana, this is a practice you can do when time is of the essence.

 

Episode 3
Cultivating Prana

Prana is the vital energy, inside of us and permeating everything around us. Join Adarsh Williams for a meditation gathering this vital energy, and connecting prana to breath and mindset.

Episode 4 
Mula Bandha

Mula Bandha is the yoga version of Kegel exercises for the pelvic floor. In this episode, you are guided through a 12 minute Mula Bandha training session. Our goal is to strengthen our awareness and ability to consciously contract the muscles of the pelvic floor. With practice, you will quickly notice the benefits of Mula Bandha in your posture, ability to generate strength, regulate breathing and internal pressure, not to mention the numerous other goals associated with this root lock!

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Episode 5 
Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series

Perfect for those days when you need a "quickie" practice. This follow-along class consists of the full Ashtanga Primary Series, without skipping any postures or vinyasa. Join teacher Adarsh Williams and #teamvinyasa for an inspiring demonstration of the strength and presence of traditional ashtanga.

Find the video of this class on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gDNcIhdetxs

Filmed live at Space, Taipei Yoga Trainings 2022: https://www.withinspace.com/english/teachers06.php?c=2021-adarsh-williams-the-path-of-practice

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Episode 6 
The Practice of Yoga & Strength with Ashtanga Yogini/Competitive Bodybuilder Nika Carlson

Nika Carlson (@nikayogini) and I (@adarshw) sat down for a conversation about life as a serious Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and competitive bodybuilder. While I've met numerous fitness enthusiasts that do some yoga, I have not met many hardcore Ashtangis that lift heavy weights.

Well, Nika is the rare person that maintains a steady 3rd Series Ashtanga practice while training, prepping, and living a competition-ready lifestyle.

We discuss some of the overlap and differences in these disciplines, and how yogis might benefit from strength, plus:

Common myths from the yoga world about strength training (heavy weights make you stiff, right?) Do yoga techniques like breath or Mula Bandha help in the gym? From a fitness point of view, are yoga practitioners fit? What happens when your body adapts to yoga? Advice for yogis interested in starting strength
We had such a fun talk, including how Nika's opera teacher taught her to "sing from the crotch" and stories from Mysore, India, incredible yoga teachers, and more. In fact we are already planning our next conversation where we'll get into more specifics about adopting how you can supplement your practice with strength.

 

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Meet your host

Adarsh Williams

Host and yoga enthusiast

Hi, I'm Adarsh Williams. I've been engaged in yoga and the wellness field for the past 25 years. I've been wanting to create a podcast for years, so I'm excited to finally launch. Since the podcast is new, I'd love to hear what kind of classes and content that you are interested in. Please drop me a line below with questions, requests, and episode ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

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What I always take with me from Adarsh's class is the feeling of

 

'Yes I can do this'.

 

The feeling I carry on knowing that every hardship can be tackled one yoga pose at the time. That is why I always come back to renew and re-energize myself.

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Angelynn Dang

Yoga Teacher
Monterey, California

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