EPISODE 236: A Way from Darkness: Addiction & Yoga

Addiction takes on many different forms and affects just about everyone either directly or with one degree of separation. While “addict” conjures up images of heroin and cocaine, the reality is that people are addicted to social media, pornography, marijuana, and alcohol at much higher rates. So the question is: Can yoga help?

Our guest on this week’s show, Taylor Hunt, used yoga as an integral part of his healing from substance addiction, and he now helps others do the same. Hopefully, his story of personal transformation and dedication to yoga will help you or someone you care about to find a healthy focus for addictions that haunt us.

Listen in to learn:

  • How Taylor’s addiction started at age 15 fueled by a challenging home life
  • How yoga combined with a traditional 12-step program led him to recovery
  • What traditional Ashtanga Yoga is, and its influence on modern practice
  • How to think about the behaviors in your life that might be leading you down a dark path

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Taylor Hunt is an Ashtanga yoga student as taught by the late, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Taylor was the first Ashtanga teacher in Ohio granted Level II Authorization to teach from the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). He teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers workshops around the country.

He is also the author of the recently published book, A Way From Darkness, and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction.

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