For our 47th episode, I sat down with Henry Winslow. Henry is a dedicated yoga practitioner whose teaching is rooted in the Ghosh, Ashtanga, and Dharma Yoga traditions. In 2018, Henry took first place in the International Yoga Sport Federation’s World Championships, and started to host his own podcast called Dharma Talk and in 2019, he launched the Henry Yoga app, a 40-day program for anyone looking to get serious about yoga, no matter their budget or schedule.
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5 BIGGEST TAKEAWAY
- The competition is about your mind vs your deeper sense of self. It’s not about pinning yogis against each other.
- Never place limitations on yourself based on assumptions. You can have whatever you want in this life as long as you’re interested and engaged in the process.
- It’s impossible to be out of your dharma. Dharma is an evolution of your life and your soul in this embodied life. Every step you take on your path leads to the next.
- Yoga is a critical practice in understanding who you are. With steady practice, yoga helps you see the stories you create and recognize the conditioned patterns that you make up.
- Yoga shows you what’s important to you, helps to connect to yourself, and gives you the tools to change the world around you. It tunes you on to your moral compass, awakens you to your problems and the solutions you want to bring to those problems, and invigorates you to tackle them with renewed fervor every day.
QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED
- You were the International Yoga Sport Federation’s World Champion in 2018, can you tell us why you got into these competitions?
- How do you balance preparing for competitions with practices of contentment or intentional living?
- What did it mean for you to win?
- What happens when you get to that level of mastery with the body?
- You were a competitive diver and an athlete, how is yoga as a sport different than other competitive sports?
- I think yoga, has an impact on our relationship with ourselves and others, what are some of the things you’ve learned about yourself and others in these competitions?
- You host the Dharma Talk Podcast, how do you define dharma and what would you say your dharma is?
- How does your yoga practice shaped your dharma?
- How can yoga help us live a life of purpose and personal significance?
- What are some of the greatest lessons you’ve learned from hosting this podcast?
- You also have an app called The Henri Yoga App. I know your mission is to make yoga accessible for all… How do you do that coming from such an advanced physical practice?
- From the outside, it seems like your doing it all… Where do you go from here?
- How do you stay anchor in the present and at the same time continue to grow your business?
- Any tips for teachers that want to travel and teach?
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Henry is a dedicated yoga practitioner whose teaching is rooted in the Ghosh, Ashtanga, and Dharma Yoga traditions. In 2018, Henry took first place in the International Yoga Sport Federation’s World Championships, and in 2019, he launched the Henry Yoga app, a 40-day program for anyone looking to get serious about yoga, no matter their budget or schedule.
To Henry, yoga is above all else a tool for cultivating clarity. He credits his practice for attuning him to his own values and for lending him the courage to leave a safe yet emotionally draining job in pharmaceutical advertising and blaze a new path in yoga and entrepreneurship. Through live classes and workshops, the Henry Yoga app, and his podcast Dharma Talk, Henry empowers students worldwide to connect to their innermost selves, where our natural resilience, unlimited power and universal compassion reside.
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