Happy Doc Student Podcast

Stop Stretching and Live Pain-Free with Yogi Aaron

April 12, 2023 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 99
Happy Doc Student Podcast
Stop Stretching and Live Pain-Free with Yogi Aaron
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Show Notes

Yogi Aaron is the co-Owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica and is trailblazing a new path in the world of yoga by flipping the script. His teachings aim to help as many people as possible live a pain-free life so they can realize yoga's true intentions. He is the creator of the revolutionary approach to yoga — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA) and the online platform: The Yogi Club, host of the yoga podcast ‘Stop Stretching’, author of ‘Autobiography of a Naked Yogi’ and the forth-coming book ‘Stop Stretching! A New Yogic Approach To Master Your Body + Live Pain-Free'.

1. Stress, trauma and overuse are major contributors to pain
2. A deep understanding of anatomy and muscle function results in being wary of stretching with the goal of being flexible
3. Pain can be exacerbated by stretching; stop stretching and use muscle activation instead (see the link below)
4. Stretching lowers the proprioception between the brain and the muscle; AYAMA does the opposite
5. Yoga is THE answer to so many human problems as it trains us that all the answers that we need are already within us
6. The premise of yoga is twofold: 1) We all have a life purpose and 2) we often struggle living out this purpose because we get in our own way
7. We are geniuses at creating our own suffering; yoga can relieve us from this suffering by awakening our potential and revealing our brilliance
8. The practice of yoga doesn’t have to require a lot of time; it can occur in a pause, a breath
9. A key teaching in yoga is about stability – without mental stability, you can’t focus your energy on your goals
10. Stop Stretching! Think twice about stretching to become flexible and check out Yogi Aaron’s YouTube Channel and book

Connect with Yogi Aaron

Stop Stretching! A New Yogic Approach To Master Your Body + Live Pain-Free:

Autobiography of a Naked Yogi: https://amzn.to/3JguiLV

http://smpl.ro/pain-free - 7 practices for knee, hip, low back, neck and shoulder pain

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