This week we talk to Taylor Hunt
Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga, a system of yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The system is now transmitted by his teacher, Sharath 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) in Mysore, India. He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering 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.
In This Interview, Taylor Hunt and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable
- How the parable applies to a person with addiction
- Addiction = A disease of denial
- His book, A Way From Darkness
- The varying amounts of meeting attendance and other support mechanisms in the recovery process
- The importance of being connected to one’s self in a healthy life
- The importance of state of mind and intention when it comes to the practice of yoga
- The ways emotions show up in our body
- Ashtanga Yoga
- How he helps his students connect to their yoga practice on a spiritual level
- The importance of not comparing your insides with someone else’s outsides
- The surprising thing that his dad said to him when he asked for his blessing to go to India
- “Bring Your Ass to Class”
- How he built the self-discipline to cultivate a consistent yoga practice
- The danger of identifying ourselves with our thoughts
Taylor Hunt Links
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.