04: Celestial Music & Laughter Yoga with Laraaji

 
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I had the chance to sit down with ambient music pioneer and laughter yoga guru Laraaji on his recent stopover in Montréal. In this enlightening and laughter-filled conversation, we chat about music as a way to tap into the eternal now, laughter as medicine, the key to aging gracefully and the power of saying 'no' to heavy language. Toward the end of our conversation his partner Arji adds some beautiful wisdom about mothering our inner child. Spending time with these two was some real heart medicine, and I hope that it leaves you feeling as light and inspired as it did me.

Find out more about Laraaji and his work at:
laraaji.blogspot.com

Laraaji Eternity or Bust film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfnVoJ2Jt74

Intro and outro music: Meditation No. 2 from Ambient 3: Day of Radiance by Laraaji and Brian Eno.

About Brian James
Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician and artist currently living in Montréal, Canada. He has been exploring the intersection of music, yoga and shamanism for over 20 years.

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tags: yoga, music, consciousness, laughter, laraaji, brian eno, ambient, celestial

03: The Art of Vinyasa Yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami

 
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It was my great honour and joy to have a conversation with my teacher Srivatsa Ramaswami, who I studied with back in 2014 during one of his trainings at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Ramaswami has an encyclopedic knowledge of yoga, having spent over 30 years learning from his guru, the great Sri T Krishnamacharya, considered by most to be the grandfather of modern yoga. Ramaswami carries those teachings with a great deal of integrity and humility, which in my books, makes him not only a great teacher, but also a real yogi (although I'm sure he would say otherwise).

Find out more about Ramaswami's work and upcoming trainings:
vinyasakrama.net

Intro and outro music excerpted from Ramaswami's recording of Ganesha Sahasranaamam, available on iTunes.

About Brian James
Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician and artist currently living in Montréal, Canada. He has been exploring the intersection of music, yoga and shamanism for over 20 years.

medicinepathyoga.com
brianjamesyoga.com
instagram.com/brianjamesyoga

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tags: yoga, vinyasa, krishnamacharya, srivatsa ramaswami, hatha, raja, patanjali, vedas