Episode 4

Published on:

19th Mar 2020

Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga Series - Part 4


  • Tension and Compression in your yoga practice
  • Compression is great if it’s performed properly
  • Your bones can become stronger as you age
  • The Seven Dhatus and Vie :)
  • What does proportion mean in your yoga practice?
  • Why does proportion even matter to you?
  • The teacher training video on how proportion affects your seated spinal twist: https://vimeo.com/214337842/a7b93fee8e
  • Tim tells a story about the Vertical Ventures climbing gym from back in the day
  • The role of proportion in the “binding” yoga poses
  • Beware of “binding poses” workshops
  • Binding poses might get you a drink at a bar
  • Binding poses are not black and white for the mature version of Vie :)
  • Teaching group yoga classes is a new concept and U.S. is leading the way
  • All poses have a risk of injury
  • The archetype and the purpose of the pose determine its value
  • A good yoga instructor knows better than to go fully into a pose while teaching
  • Tim tells another story from back in the day - Eagle Pose
  • How do you communicate the archetype of the pose to your students?
  • No two people should look the same in a pose, and even if they do look remotely similar, they are not feeling it the same way
  • Should feelings be involved in yin yoga?
  • Restorative yoga restores the status quo
  • The best time to practice restorative yoga is if you are already in a great physical, emotional and mental state
  • Do fascia reboots apply to restorative yoga?
  • Vie has even more to say :-)
  • Do not impose the pose
  • The teacher training video on how proportion affects your seated spinal twist: https://vimeo.com/214337842/a7b93fee8e
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  • May we all be well, adapt and thrive! - Tim and Vie


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Tim and Vie

- Vie Binga - a former mathematician and computer scientist is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, author and global teacher of Paleo Āyurveda™, Spartan Yoga™ and Spartan Mind Strength™ which include Meditation, Breathwork, Spartan Fitness™, and Power Yin™. She loves to biohack blending science and nature, to enhance physical and mental performance, sharing her findings with others.

She believes that high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution will always make an impact in people’s lives and the world.

When she is not teaching or writing, she can be found rock climbing, surfing, whitewater kayaking or scuba diving.

- Tim Ganley - a former law enforcement officer and SWAT Leader/Trainer is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, author and global teacher of Meditation, Breathwork, Spartan Fitness™, Power Yin™, and Conscious Business.

He loves experimenting with disciplines that lead to physical and mental strength and endurance.

He believes that if people learn about the state of flow and practice building their life around it, the world will be much happier.

When he is not teaching or designing new programs, he can be found doing the same shit Vie is doing.