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Breathwork of the ancients, Pranayama with Daniel Simpson.

The penny drops's podcast

In this episode, Laurent meets Daniel Simpson, the author of the famous history yoga book “The Truth of Yoga”. Daniel is a scholar from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and SOAS in London. The conversation was about yoga as an ancient tradition and how it is perceived and shared in the context of modern yoga. Most importantly, Daniel and Laurent speak about the origins of Pranayama, its purposes according to different methods and its evolution through the centuries until our modern time. Daniel offers courses and workshops about yoga history and philosophy. To take part in his events or buy his book, visit truthofyoga.com

1hr 5mins

11 Jun 2021

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Episode 36 - Conversations with Daniel Simpson

Touching Into Presence

Today's conversation is with Daniel Simpson  Daniel is the author of The Truth of Yoga, a comprehensive guide to yoga history and philosophy. His approach is engaging and fun, making scholarly knowledge accessible and relevant to modern practitioners. Daniel holds a master's degree in yoga studies – from SOAS, University of London – and teaches courses at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on yoga teacher trainings, and online.  In today's conversation we spoke about the history of yoga, the historical appropriations through the age of various yogas, classical yoga as embodied practice, similar frameworks of phenomenology in yoga and rolfing, lineages and traditions, as well as excerpts from his wonderful new book and why "Truth Of Yoga" is a great place between academia and laymanship. Find out more about Daniel and his book at http://truthofyoga.com - An amazon link for the book here https://amzn.to/3wErPBU -  And his courses here http://danielsimpson.info If you enjoyed today's episode, we'd appreciate it if you would leave a positive review of the podcast and subscribe to it through the platform of your choice. When you do this it really helps other people find us, and we greatly appreciate your support. You can find more about Andrew at andrewrosenstock.comAnd more about Nikki at nikkiolsen.com Many thanks to Explorers Society for use of their song " All In" from their majestic album 'Spheres' Please check them out here Spheres

1hr 23mins

19 Apr 2021

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The Truth of Yoga: Daniel Simpson in conversation with Ranju Roy

Jaipur Bytes

Scholar and author Daniel Simpson’s recent book The Truth of Yoga takes us on a journey through the origins, development and concept of Yoga. Cutting through myth and misinformation, the text provides a comprehensive overview of this age-old discipline which is celebrated worldwide for its mental, physical and spiritual benefits. Simpson teaches courses on yoga philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and at Triyoga in London. He draws on his experience as a journalist to make the subject accessible. Yoga practitioner and teacher Ranju Roy is the co-author ofEmbodying the Yoga Sūtra: Support, Direction, Space and teaches courses on the practice and philosophy of yoga. In conversation with Roy, Simpson delves into the past, present and future of this ancient tradition.

40mins

12 Mar 2021

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MB 254: A Hands-On Approach to Asset Management – With Daniel Simpson

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

In real estate school, they teach you that the money is made when you buy. But that just isn’t true for apartment buildings. Yes, you have to buy right. But in the multifamily space, the money is made in the execution of your plan to increase revenue and reduce expenses. And the asset manager is responsible for making sure that happens. Daniel Simpson serves as Asset Manager at Nighthawk Equity, the investing arm of The Michael Blank organization. He has nearly 30 years of experience in multifamily, residential and commercial property management, developing an expertise in strategic business forecasting, budget allocation, complex data analysis and property financials. Daniel has an impressive track record of acquiring, renovating and repositioning C-class value-add properties in as little as 18 months. On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Daniel joins me to share his hands-on approach to asset management, describing what he does on his monthly site visits and how he helps property managers optimize revenue and reduce expenses. He walks us through the metrics he uses to identify property management issues and explains why all problems come down to people. Listen in for Daniel’s insight on the limited role property managers should play in construction projects and learn when you should consider hiring a full-time asset manager! Key Takeaways Daniel’s insight on the fundamentals of asset management Ensure investors’ goals met, returns on target Provide guidance to property managers How often Daniel meets with property managers Speak with regional manager once/week minimum Unannounced visit to site managers once/month When to take a hands-on approach with property managers High turnover rate Higher than normal vacancy rate Lack of success in leasing units Collection issues Move-outs not entered timely Daniel’s take on why all problems come down to people Tenants rent from STAFF vs. apartment itself Asset manager’s job = find breakdown in system What metrics Daniel watches closely as an asset manager Consistency in NOI Occupancy (physical and economic) Delinquency Live PNL Closing ratio How to identify problems with property management Look at comps and communicate that with staff Secret shops to evaluate leasing staff’s performance Daniel’s process for optimizing a multifamily business Start with maximizing revenue (add $5 to $10/unit) Minimize expenses next, reevaluate contracts How Daniel thinks about managing expenses Ask questions about potential overspending Audit line items to keep property managers honest What Daniel does on his monthly site visits to a property Walk vacant units, talk with property manager Visit with leasing agents and maintenance staff Verify that move-in files match what’s in system Why property managers should not handle construction Distraction from filling units and collecting rent Better to hire GC or specialist (local or in-house) The role a property manager should play in construction Go to early meetings, input on scope and timeline Hand GC keys needed to carry out project What an average syndicator can do if they can’t afford a GC Use construction manager (part of management co) Build 5% in budget for specialist to oversee project When it’s time to hire an asset manager for your business Depends on skill set of investors in joint venture As soon as you can afford it Connect with Daniel Simpson Nighthawk Equity Email daniel@nighthawkequity.com Resources Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club CLASS Leasing Podcast Show Notes Michael’s Website Michael on Facebook Michael on Instagram Michael on YouTube Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

43mins

22 Feb 2021

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Episode 33 - Daniel Simpson: The Truth of Yoga

The Mindful Cranks

In this episode, I spoke with Daniel Simpson about his wonderful new book, The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga’s History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices, just published by North Point Press. It’s an easy read because Daniel is a professional writer having left a burgeoning career in journalism after he became disillusioned with mainstream media. Our conversation dives deep into the complex and patchy history of Yoga, swimming through early, classical and hatha yoga – along with some interesting observations on modern yoga, including whether Silent Disco Yoga is a thing!  Kidding aside, this is a serious conversation – and I learned a great deal, especially just how fertile the soil was when the yogic traditions were taking hold – and the creative cross-fertilization between classical yoga traditions and the Buddhists at the time. This episode is a nice complement to our previous episode with Andrea Jain whose book was a scholarly critique of modern, global yoga.   A little more about Daniel…. Daniel Simpson teaches yoga philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and at Triyoga in London. He earned his Master's degree from SOAS (University of London), and his thesis critiquing mindfulness in schools was published in the journal Contemporary Buddhism. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent – for Reuters, then the New York Times – after studying at Cambridge. His interest in yoga developed in parallel, including frequent trips to India since the 1990s. I hope you buy his book, The Truth of Yoga – it’s well written and researched – but accessible and a quick read. Enjoy this episode!

1hr 23mins

3 Feb 2021

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Daniel Simpson - "Exposing Truth in Yoga and Beyond"

J. Brown Yoga Talks

Daniel Simpson, former foreign correspondent and author of The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga’s History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices, talks with J about exposing truth in both journalism and yoga. They discuss Daniels experience of writing for the NY Times after 9/11, why he decided to leave behind a career in journalism and pursue yoga scholarship, what we actually know about the origins of yoga, and making clear distinctions between what texts say and what we choose to do with them. This episode is sponsored by Karmasoft. To subscribe and support the show… GET PREMIUM. Check out J's new podcast… J. BROWN YOGA THOUGHTS.

1hr 44mins

18 Jan 2021

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#024: Daniel Simpson | The Truth of Yoga

Stillpoints: A Podcast with Scott Johnson

#024: Daniel Simpson Scott talks to Daniel Simpson, on his life as a yoga philosophy teacher and practitioner. Daniel presents ancient texts for modern times. He is the author of The Truth of Yoga, a comprehensive guide to the historic tradition and texts of yoga for contemporary practitioners. We'd like to invite you to join our growing Stillpoint Online Ashtanga Yoga and Mindfulness community. We live stream beginner classes, Ashtanga Yoga assisted self practice and guided classes with evening mindfulness sessions over 6 days with Scott Johnson and the Stillpoint teaching faculty. It's a beautiful way to navigate these times... Daniel Simpson's work is informed by his master's degree in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (SOAS, University of London), and draws on his earlier experience as a foreign correspondent. He combines scholarly knowledge with humour and insight, making yoga philosophy accessible and relevant to practitioners today. Daniel teaches courses online, at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, at Triyoga in London, around the UK and internationally. With two decades of experience, he aims to help students explore their own path. You can find out more about Daniel’s work and courses here. You can also purchase Daniel's book - The Truth of Yoga - here.     The Truth of Yoga - Daniel Simpson Scott and Daniel have known each other since 2015 and in that time Daniel has become a highly regarded yoga philosophy teacher and academic. In this wide ranging conversation they share insights and stories on the last 15 years of change in the yoga world surrounding how yoga philosophy and history is taught. Daniel also shares personal stories and insights from his own life that compelled him to write his new book - The Truth Of Yoga. In this wide ranging conversation Daniel shares: About his euphoric experience during a silent meditation retreat, which completely transformed his relationship with the world and himself. How this transcendent experience transformed his asana practise into a practise of embodied consciousness, a physical practise for training the mind.  His thoughts on the relationship between hedonism and spirituality.  The connection between Vedic soma rituals and yoga, and the relationship between soma and ayahuasca.  How yoga can become an addiction in itself, and about learning to identify and deal with these patterns.  That the project of yoga was never about experiencing bliss, but an extreme solution for escaping samsara. About his book - The Truth of Yoga, which distills complex ideas into an accessible format His response to the question: ‘What is yoga?’ His previous work as a journalist and his move into academia, and how both have influenced his approach to writing.  Why accuracy is important when presenting historic texts about yoga.  The enduring effect of Yoga Body by Mark Singleton and how it influenced the academic study of physical yoga That he hopes his book ‘The Truth of Yoga’  will be used as a bridge between academic researchers and yoga practitioners.  About the different and contradictory threads of yoga: dual and non-dual, householder and renunciate. How we can maintain traditional aspects in contemporary physical yoga.  About his first trip to India, and his experience of attending the Kumbh Mela in 2001.   How yoga ultimately helped him recognise, understand and deal with his issues with substance abuse. How yoga scholarship is a form of practise, a discipline in itself. How living a contemplative life is all about relationship: how we relate to the moment, relate to ourselves, and relate to others. A moment-by-moment engagement with reality.  Daniel is a breath of fresh air. His knowledge on the philosophy and history of yoga is so deep yet he is able to share it in a beautifully open, simple and understandable way. I loved having this conversation with Daniel and got so much from it. This is a must for people interested in how the teaching of yoga philosophy and history has changed over the past 10 - 15 years.. Scott Johnson - January 2020  If you enjoyed this podcast then you might also enjoy Scott’s conversations with Dr Matthew Clark, Taylor Hunt and Zephyr Wildman.

1hr 22mins

17 Jan 2021

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Daniel Simpson, "The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices" (North Point, 2021)

New Books in Indian Religions

Much of what is said about yoga is misleading. To take two examples, it is neither five thousand years old, as is commonly claimed, nor does it mean union, at least not exclusively. In perhaps the most famous text—The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—the aim is separation, isolating consciousness from everything else. And the earliest evidence of practice dates back about twenty-five hundred years. Yoga may well be older, but no one can prove it. Scholars have learned a lot more about the history of yoga in recent years, but their research can be hard to track down. Although their work is insightful, it is aimed more at specialists than at general readers. Daniel Simpson's The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices (North Point, 2021) draws on many of their findings, presented in a format designed for practitioners. The aim is to highlight ideas on which readers can draw to keep traditions alive in the twenty-first century. It offers an overview of yoga's evolution from its earliest origins to the present. It can either be read chronologically or be used as a reference guide to history and philosophy. Each short section addresses one element, quoting from traditional texts and putting their teachings into context. The intention is to keep things clear without oversimplifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/indian-religions

1hr 11mins

2 Dec 2020

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Daniel Simpson, "The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices" (North Point, 2021)

New Books Network

Much of what is said about yoga is misleading. To take two examples, it is neither five thousand years old, as is commonly claimed, nor does it mean union, at least not exclusively. In perhaps the most famous text—The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—the aim is separation, isolating consciousness from everything else. And the earliest evidence of practice dates back about twenty-five hundred years. Yoga may well be older, but no one can prove it. Scholars have learned a lot more about the history of yoga in recent years, but their research can be hard to track down. Although their work is insightful, it is aimed more at specialists than at general readers. Daniel Simpson's The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices (North Point, 2021) draws on many of their findings, presented in a format designed for practitioners. The aim is to highlight ideas on which readers can draw to keep traditions alive in the twenty-first century. It offers an overview of yoga's evolution from its earliest origins to the present. It can either be read chronologically or be used as a reference guide to history and philosophy. Each short section addresses one element, quoting from traditional texts and putting their teachings into context. The intention is to keep things clear without oversimplifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

1hr 11mins

2 Dec 2020

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Daniel Simpson, "The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices" (North Point, 2021)

New Books in Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness

Much of what is said about yoga is misleading. To take two examples, it is neither five thousand years old, as is commonly claimed, nor does it mean union, at least not exclusively. In perhaps the most famous text—The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—the aim is separation, isolating consciousness from everything else. And the earliest evidence of practice dates back about twenty-five hundred years. Yoga may well be older, but no one can prove it. Scholars have learned a lot more about the history of yoga in recent years, but their research can be hard to track down. Although their work is insightful, it is aimed more at specialists than at general readers. Daniel Simpson's The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices (North Point, 2021) draws on many of their findings, presented in a format designed for practitioners. The aim is to highlight ideas on which readers can draw to keep traditions alive in the twenty-first century. It offers an overview of yoga's evolution from its earliest origins to the present. It can either be read chronologically or be used as a reference guide to history and philosophy. Each short section addresses one element, quoting from traditional texts and putting their teachings into context. The intention is to keep things clear without oversimplifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/spiritual-practice-and-mindfulness

1hr 11mins

2 Dec 2020

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