Feb. 16, 2020

Episode 4: Glenn Brown - National Yoga Champion & Creator of Lionflow Yoga

Episode 4: Glenn Brown - National Yoga Champion & Creator of Lionflow Yoga

A Taoist who teaches a new form of Yoga in the Bible Belt, Glenn Brown is widely regarded as one of the best yoga practitioners in the world. In this episode, I talk with Glenn on the genesis of Lionflow Yoga, yoga competitions,


A Taoist who teaches a new form of Yoga in the Bible Belt, Glenn Brown is widely regarded as one of the best yoga practitioners in the world. In this episode, I talk with Glenn on the genesis of Lionflow Yoga, yoga competitions, and the Taoist philosophy. We also get deeper into the benefits of yoga and meditation, and why balancing a consistent home practice with new experiences is key to achieving major progress. Hope you enjoy this one and Namaste!

Timestamps:

00:00:50 Poetry & Writing

00:02:10 Getting introduced to yoga, parents diagnosed with terminal illness

00:11:20 "Looking at yourself in the mirror with lots of intensity"

00:12:30 "Thank you for philosophizing"

00:13:12 Developing Lionflow yoga

00:20:59 Difference between Lionflow and other yoga styles

00:32:19 Deciding on the name "Lionflow"

00:34:39 Thoughts on the Bikram Netflix Documentary

00:41:16 Yoga as a competition

00:48:30 Getting ready to compete, coaching someone for competition

00:52:40 Judging a yoga competitor

00:59:10 "Yoga and martial arts share the same 3 traits"

00:59:56 Daoism

01:09:50 Walking 12 miles towards the lightning, finding his Sifu

01:21:17 Recognition for home practice

01:25:10 "Never turn down an unexpected invitation to travel"

01:26:40 Conclusion