00:00 Intro to the show and our guest and how to view and comment.
03:55 Kimberly’s first remarks, “Which story would you like to hear, my yoga journey or my ageing journey?” How few women are pleased with their bodies and how that affected her. Some discussion.
07:00 People, mostly women, who come to her Yoga retreats. Heidi’s
08:45 How to change the culture? You practice! Kimberly explains
11:06 We compliment her voice and her photos!
12:11 Comments from viewers: What kind of Yoga does she doe and what part does exercise and meditation play in her Yoga? Ingar, Vinyasa methods, which she no longer does, favoring flow and stretching.
14:00 What is Yoga for? Many branches and lineages, going back to Patanjali, emphasizing calming the mind. Different approaches for men and women.
17:20 The ageing thing: what might be most appropriate for ageing beginners? Not everyone can do all postures, but everyone can do some postures. What one is capable changes with age and day by day, and of course from person to person.
22:45 How can Yoga help us come to accept “who” we are becoming? Yoga is a metaphor for whatever is happening in your mind. Some critique of modern “attainment” super athletic yoga. Part of the fitness craze. But sometimes it works despite ourselves.
29:25 Back to the story she wanted to tell about losing practices once you’ve worked hard to achieve one. And, yes, if you live long enough you WILL lose some practices. But that’s not a failure.
33:20 The value of practice, being neither precious nor reckless with our bodies. Heidi’s experience with Aikido at age 50. Children’s experience with Yoga. Also Kimberly’s own son.
39:40 How can we find you, Kimberly? On our her page on our website: thewisdomfactory.net/kimberly-dark. Based in Hawaii with two retreats annually but not with Yoga all day long. Plus some 25 classes weekly of “Yoga is for Every Body” regularly from the retreat center, the largest in Hawaii. Also on other continents! Heidi compliments with her experience teaching singing.
46:30 kimberlydark.com is a comprehensive site for her material, not just about Yoga. Thank you’s and good byes. A few compliments and our viewer is back after his meditation!