Invisible Yogis – Conscious Yoga Podcast Episode 7

  Baudrillard observes that “representation tries to absorb simulation by interpreting it as false representation” and that “simulation envelops the whole edifice of representation as itself a simulacrum.” He outlines four “successive phases of the image.” The first is the “reflection of a basic reality,” the second “masks and perverts a basic reality,” the third, … Read more

Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep 6: Intro to Capitalism and Yoga

https://media.transistor.fm/eb16652e.mp3   In episode 6, Ian Cattanach performs a postmodern critique of Yoga’s relationship to capitalism. Utilizing the philosophies of Hegel, Baudrillard, Mulvey, and Lacan, this episode focuses on the creation of needs by corporations/influencers in yoga. These needs drive symbolic exchange and corrupt our relationship between image and self-image. In this separation and alienation … Read more

Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep: 5 – The “My Enlightenment” Movement

  The number one threat to the yoga and spiritual world is the “My Enlightenment” movement. Forever searching to fill an empty void in their soul, the my enlightenment movement consists of yogis, those entrenched in the new age, corporate employees looking to escape, gurus, hipsters, hippies, suburban moms, and even those closest to us. … Read more

Conscious Yoga Podcast Ep 4: Yoga’s War on The Ego

  What is the ego? Should you lose or abolish your ego like most yoga and new age philosophy push? Why are cultures that propagate the idea of getting rid of the ego always the most controlled and enslaved? In episode number four, Ian Cattanach argues you should do the opposite and build your ego! … Read more