Being Yoga Podcast - Episode 9
Vanessa Rudge and Michael Daly
How to Play the Edge and Make Great Decisions in Yoga and in Life

In this episode, my partner Vanessa Rudge and I sit down for a fireside chat where we discuss how to make great choices in yoga and in life.  Vanessa talks about her own experiences in yoga when dealing with struggle, pain and injury.  We talk about the Being Yoga model of playing the edge and the three choices when meeting any threshold - exit, hold and deepen.

Vanessa says that it was this model that actually saved our relationship - so that was good to know!

I also discuss my modern template of mindfulness where we don't only work with the idea of presence but also extend the practice into the past and future.  In this way you can future pace your decisions before even making them and then take time afterward to savour and reflect on your experiences.  This model of mindfulness has been super helpful for my clients when dealing with motivation and addiction. 

If you're interested in any of the ideas presented in this episode, we teach a range of courses that work with these concepts - yoga teacher training, meditation teacher training, retreats and personalised coaching sessions.


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Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.