Episode 40: Hot Yoga 101

Hot Yoga 101 >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hey lovely people!

Thanks for tuning into the podcast today. We’ve got a great episode for anyone who’s always been intrigued by the idea of hot yoga but a little intimidated at the same time! You can stream it here or of course subscribe to us on iTunes.

This was a fun episode for us to record, because hot yoga is close to both of our hearts. That said, we had very different experiences falling in love with it. For Laura, it was love at first sweat, but I personally had a harder time adjusting. The heat is intense!

In the show, we talk about several different aspects of hot yoga, including:

  • our experiences falling in love with hot yoga at Power Yoga Canada
  • the intensity of the heat at the Yoga Lounge where Laura now teaches!
  • how to prepare for a hot yoga class
  • what to bring to the class
  • the fine line between listening to your body and pushing yourself to sit with it
  • some of the reasons why we actually prefer hot yoga to non-heated yoga

And lots more! Once again, find us here or on iTunes. Tell us what you think of the show in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram!

Thanks, as always, for listening. You’re a friend of ours.

Lots of love,

Steph

QOTW: Who Told You?

Melody Beattie Quote >> Guinea Pigging Green

When I was in yoga teacher training, we passed around Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie, under the common belief that this was a magic book.

No matter who held it, and no matter which page was randomly flipped to, Melody’s words always seemed to be exactly what the reader needed to hear.

My copy is bookmarked and slightly water-damaged. I keep it in my little meditation nook, reading it when I’m too sleepy to meditate, or when I’m feeling particularly in need of some advice.

This quote gets me. It gets me because I lived a large part of my life wondering what right I had to shine. At the end of the day, I have always been responsible for the intangible limits I’ve placed on my career, my relationships, and myself.

It’s strange to challenge myself to see how much further I could go if I really didn’t hold back. My first 23 years have been pretty sweet, so it’s rather exciting to think about yet another level of possibility.

Now is a time of light. It’s time for us to shine. 

Damn, Melody. Damn.

— Laura

Episode 39: Vegepisode 2.0!

Vegepisode 2.0 >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hi friends!

Hope you’re well and healthy and happy. Thanks for listening to the show today! We’re talking about a touchy topic – what we eat – and we’re happy that you’re tuning in. You can find the show right here or subscribe to the show on iTunes here.

Laura has been a vegan for 2+ years and I have been a vegetarian for almost 6 (!!!) with brief periods of pescetarianism and veganism mixed in over the years. Right before moving to Korea last March, I had been happily eating vegan for about 3 months after my experiment with transitioning to vegan. You can hear our episode on that topic right here or see some of the meals I ate here.

In the show we talk about a few different facets of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, including:

  • my experience being a vegetarian in Korea
  • what is and isn’t challenging for Laura being a vegan
  • The Official Podcast Boyfriend’s (read: Laura’s boyfriend’s) perspective on what it’s like to be a male vegan
  • having friends and family members who eat differently from yourself
  • some of our favourite veggie meals to eat:

We loved having this honest conversation with each other about food and our personal choices, it was really #real! It’s sometimes hard to talk about these topics, but we hope that sharing our experiences here will maybe make other people feel more comfortable with their own choices. We’re all trying our best and our best is always changing.

Again, you can find the show here or on iTunes. You can also let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram!

Thanks for listening! All our love and non-judgement,

Steph