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Using Yogic Philosophy to Suffer Less

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or our 17th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Susannah Freedman. Susannah is a San Francisco Based Yoga teacher and Teacher Trainer that has a deep knowledge of Yogic philosophy, and a Masters’s in Philosophy & Religion. I met her on Instagram and we became friends. I follow and love everything she does, and a few months ago, she published her first e-book called Suffer Less, Using Yogic Principles to Live a More peaceful Life. I got it right away. I mean, who doesn’t want to suffer less? Once I read it and saw how accessible and interesting it was, I reached out to Susannah, to invite her on the podcast!

Listen to the episode here :

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QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED

  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your yoga journey?
  • I know it’s a pretty interesting one!
  • Why did you decide to write a book about suffering?
  • Can you share what in your life has caused you suffering?
  • Why did you decide to use yogic principles to talk about suffering?
  • How important are the traditional yogic texts for you?
  • What is your favorite one and why?
  • Can you walk us through The Yoga Sutra’s Take on Suffering?
  • What is suffering and what are the causes according to Patanjali?
  • How is it different than the description in the Bhagavad-Gita?
  • So in a nutshell, how do we ease suffering? Because we can’t totally get rid of it, yes? It’s actually inevitable? How do you avoid future suffering?
  • How was the process of writing this book for you?
  • Why did you choose to include exercises?
  • What’s next for you? Any other projects brewing you can share with us?

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Susannah teaches a rigorous style of Vinyasa yoga with a strong emphasis on breath, the sensation of the subtle body, and classical yoga philosophy. She helps people find refuge inside their own bodies and believes that as a global community we need to find a way to understand the concept that, as her teacher Stephanie Snyder says, we are different but not separate. Aside from her 500 E-RYT, Susannah also received her Masters in Philosophy & Religion in 2014.


Susannah currently leads yoga retreats around the world and teaches private, public, and corporate classes all over the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Legacy Ambassador for Lululemon, has taught at Wanderlust Festival, and is core faculty at the Love Story Yoga Teacher Training in San Francisco.

Find out more about her here :

www.susannahfreedmanyoga.com

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Yoga Teacher and Life Coach.

I have a passion for helping women in their personal growth, so they can feel that anything is possible in life. Blogging is one way I do that; another medium for me to share a more personal side of the whole journey. Self-Study, awareness, and inquiry are a big part of my path. Join me as I use my experiences as the base for the lessons I want to share. I write about what I know and what helps me, hoping that it will help you.

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