017: Yogi Master Instructor, Darletta Michael

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My long-lost friend from high school, Darletta Michael. Who would have guessed, back in our high school days, that all these years later Darletta would be my yogi master instructor? But I wouldn’t have it any other way! Darletta is amazing at what she does as she approaches yoga from the perspective of mind, body, and spirit -- and brings a healthy dose of her own passion for it!

In our conversation today, we’ll talk about various ways in which practicing yoga can help anyone feel 22 at any age. And in case you’re worried that you actually need to be a fit 22-year-old to do yoga, let Darletta reassure you to the contrary. As she sees it, there’s no room for competition in yoga; she explains that the energy should be full of camaraderie and support instead.

Darletta also spends some time offering the perhaps-surprising information that what you were trained to think is “good” posture may actually be harming you. Do you tend to suck your stomach in and hold your shoulders tightly? If so, be sure to tune in to learn why that’s a problem.

In addition to offering all these insights into yoga, along with many more, Darletta provides listeners with some great resources on where to learn more. And, best of all, she has just agreed to come to the upcoming Ageless Energy conference! I’d love to see you there so you can have the opportunity to learn from this amazing woman in person.

You can find Dr. Chandler George here:

catchfirecoaching.com

@AskDrGeorge on Twitter

Dr. Chandler George on Facebook

@catchfirecoaching on Instagram

chandlergeorge.com/ageless-energy-podcast

You can find Darletta here:

Larry North Fitness (Darletta teaches two classes here)

Show Notes

[01:26] - Darletta starts off the conversation by mentioning her history with Dr. George, and then tells us a bit about her life.

[02:55] - Currently, Darletta teaches yoga at about three different places because she loves it so much. It’s a way to get away from everything else and be present in the moment, she explains.

[04:16] - Dr. George steps in to praise Darletta’s teaching style.

[05:22] - What does Darletta think are the secrets of how yoga connects the inner mind with the body? In her answer, Darletta explains some of the physical benefits of yoga.

[07:32] - Dr. George elaborates on the calming effect Darletta has mentioned, then asks her more specifically about several physical aspects.

[08:29] - Of the four specific physical things Dr. George has mentioned, Darletta thinks that breathing the way she teaches people to do in class is the most important.

[09:44] - Dr. George digs deeper into the topic of oxygen.

[10:55] - We learn how what we learned about posture as we were growing up is, in fact, damaging to how we breathe.

[11:55] - Darletta talks about the role of camaraderie and social energy in yoga, and explains that there’s no room for competition.

[13:33] - Darletta explains why she likes to share yoga, which is because she loves it so much herself. She then shares what she thinks of Bikram yoga.

[16:30] - We hear some of Darletta’s thoughts on the role that money plays in yoga. She then recommends some books for people who are interested in learning more about yoga.

[20:04] - Dr. George invites Darletta to come teach yoga at his upcoming first annual Ageless Energy conference. If you’re interested, email us at support@catchfirecoaching.com!

[22:12] - How can listeners learn more about Darletta or take her classes? After answering, Darletta brings up the topic of food, and she and Dr. George discuss GMOs, organic food, and more.

[25:11] - Darletta has a whole-house filtration system because the water was so bad at her home, she reveals.

Links and Resources:

catchfirecoaching.com

@AskDrGeorge on Twitter

Dr. Chandler George on Facebook

@catchfirecoaching on Instagram

chandlergeorge.com/ageless-energy-podcast

support@catchfirecoaching.com

Larry North Fitness

Cerebrospinal fluid

Lymphatic drainage

Bikram yoga

Baron Baptiste

The Chopra Center

GMOs

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