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Welcome to The Vitality Secret Podcast. I am Neil Cannon, author of The Vitality Secret, certified fitness nutrition specialist, health coach and creator of an award-winning online program. Listen to inspiring interviews with people who have reversed “incurable diseases.” Each person shares their journey of determination and curiosity, which ultimately prepared them for a far better life beyond survival…one rich in vitality. 

You’ll also hear from some of the world’s leading pioneers in holistic health.

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Nov 26, 2017

A the time of this interview, Janelle had just completed a yoga teacher training. Janelle shares her insights and how it has helped to heal her depression, mind and body. Yoga goes beyond medication, and combining movement with breath. It's more than strengthening your musculoskeletal system. It's more than calming your mind. Your body adapts to what you demand of it. It's quite something...


2.15: Previously an athlete, she injured herself and was advised to take up yoga

3.05: How yoga improved her mind and her energy

3.50: How her attention improved – grew up taking medication from age 6/7.

4.30: Medication changed her psychologically. Her mother was worried.

5.10: You can’t come out of a yoga class, stressed. Combine movement with breath

5.40: How it stimulates the lymphatic system (waste disposal unit)

6:20: How your own physicality can influence your offspring’s health

6.50: Your body adapts to what you ask of it. The fascia in your body will adapt to how you put demand on your body

7.20: Your mind adapts to the demands you put on it

7.00: The condition of your body, can influence your offspring

7.28: Athletes tend to have offspring with similar attributes

7.50: What you ask of your body is what you will recreate (if you have kids)

8.45: A comparison between the dead body of a person who practised yoga most of their life, with someone who did not. Very different muscle formation.

9.15: With muscle, whatever doesn’t strengthen, weakens. Muscle grows or it shrinks – there is nothing in between.

10.00: How yoga got Janelle more in tune with her body. How she began to listen to her body.

11.00: How to sort out concentration problems by switching your diet in combination with yoga & meditation

12.00: How bringing attention to her breath, Janelle has, over time, improved her concentration

12.50: When Janelle doesn’t practice yoga, she notices her stress and anxiety increase

13.40: An app that allows you to practice yoga at home

14.25: Ways to incorporate yoga into your daily routine

16.40: Do whatever will get you in the door

16.50: Benefits and pitfalls of heated yoga

17.35: Hot yoga – sculpt

18.00: Vinyassa Flow

18.19: Q: As we age, is yoga the right answer to deal with aches and pains?

19:30: Thoughts on injuries

If you're based in Santa Monica, look up Janelle Stacks. 

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