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Episode 93 – Yoga teacher Kathryn Budig on aiming true, goddess Diana, and how she approaches failure.

Woo hoo! I’m interviewing Kathryn Budig in today’s episode. If you haven’t yet heard about Kathryn, then I must tell you: Kathryn is an internationally known Yoga teacher, author and founder of Aim True Yoga. She is the Women’s Health Magazine yoga expert and a contributor for The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Gaiam, The Daily Love and MindBodyGreen.

She is also famous for her arm balances. Don’t believe me? Look at that.

kathryn budig arm balances
Hmm…if you start practicing today, you should do that in 3 months?

 

Or, that…

kathryn budig arm balance
This arm balance seems harder. Maybe 6 months for that? 1 year?

In this interview I am satisfying my curiousity about Kathryn, goddess Diana, and how Kathryn handles failure. As a Greek I am more than proud to discover how Goddess Diana from the Greek mythology acted as an inspiration for her. Let’s start watching!

kathryn budig yoga aim true
Kathryn Budig casually striking a yoga pose on Yoga Journal’s cover.

Here are the topics we cover in detail:

  • Where does Kathryn’s “Aim true” come from and how is it related to Goddess Diana from the Greek mythology? (1:00)
  • What does “aim true” really mean? (2:00)
  • Why yoga? What has a teacher like Kathryn gotten from yoga? (3.30)
  • How did Kathryn feel when at first she tried to do yoga poses, e.g., arm balances, that she just couldn’t do? How did she handle the “I cannot do this but the person next to me can?” (5:00)
  • What do people who make yoga a habit do differently than those who don’t? (7:00)
  • What advice would Kathryn give you about today as your personal guru? (10:00)
  • What’s the difference between expectations and intentions? (11.30)
  • Where you can find Kathryn (13:00)

Can’t wait to connect more with Kathryn? Start with her site, or follow her on Facebook.

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