Emily Harman, the host of
Onward Podcast, interviews Chris Parkison, a recovering lawyer and
a E-RYT 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered yoga instructor who leads
the RYS 200 hour Teacher Training Program at VIDA Fitness at The
Yards in Washington, DC. Chris is also the creator and host
of the DC Yoga Podcast. In this episode, Chris talks about the
importance of training the mind and body to lead healthy and happy
lives. He shares how he made the decision to stop practicing law
and start a career in health and fitness. Chris shares how
practicing yoga can help us break bad habits by making us more
Parkison talks about being a lawyer for 10 years.
can happen when you live an unhealthy lifestyle?
did Chris get involved in becoming a yoga
it difficult transitioning from being a lawyer to becoming a yoga
advice would Chris give to others like him?
and when did Chris detox on his own?
can we calm our mind?
what way does yoga help us break bad
often should we practice yoga?
is yoga becoming more popular?
is no good and bad in yoga, only an experience and what you learn
did yoga personally benefit Chris?
3 Key Points:
you don’t get enough sleep, don’t eat well, and don’t exercise, it
can lead to uncontrollable emotions, raw interactions with people,
not thinking before you speak, not understanding other people, and
Habits are unconscious shortcuts created
by our brain. Practicing yoga can help us break bad habits by
making us more conscious.
is so much more than the poses, more than an exercise routine. Yoga
helps us calm our mind and become more conscious. When practicing
yoga, if you become fidgety or bored, those are withdrawal
symptoms. Keep practicing!
way that it works in breaking habits is, habits are unconscious.
When you bring habits to consciousness, then you can make a
decision in the moment whether or not to do the habit or not.”
best part of yoga is being able to see that pint of Haagen Dazs and
say, “I don’t need that. My body doesn’t need that,” and go through
that internal struggle. And once that urge passes saying, “Yeah, I
just did that.” –Chris
you are going to jump into a fitness career, you can’t make enough
money just teaching classes.” –Chris Parkison
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