The 4 Tenets for YOGA & LIFE

James Miller

The 4 Tenets for YOGA & LIFE

My guest this week is James Miller. James is the creator of Adamantine Yoga. He’s also one of the most innovative thinkers I’ve ever met. James has been bringing his unique thinking and approach to the world of yoga… and I believe… he’s on the verge of a huge breakthrough. We’ll talk about that more in the episode. Plus, I can tell you he’s already pulled off at least one miracle… and that’s getting ME to practice yoga… and I’ve actually been loving it.



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James came to yoga after being a Marine.

When he started, he would be the first to tell you that he could do 30 pull-ups and 100 pushups but he couldn’t touch his toes. Now… he’s one of the most flexible people I’ve ever met, and at 48 years old he’s in the best shape of his life.

Since I turn 50 next year… and I’ve said that is one of my goals is to be in the best shape of my life in my 50th year and beyond, so James and his approach really grabbed my attention.

Apparently… I’m a little late to the game with yoga. A recent study found that over 20 million Americans practice yoga on a regular basis and that continues to grow each year. Plus, I hear from a number of you that you practice it and I know you love it.

So we’ll be talking about some of the strengths of yoga and some of the big misperceptions and big questions too.

BUT… whether you have ever practiced yoga or not… I think you’ll benefit from hearing about James’ outlook on life and the 4 tenets his school is based upon.

Those tenets are:

  • Integrity
  • Non-violence
  • Surrender
  • Gratitude

We’ll talk about why they matter to the school, to the practice of yoga and… most importantly… how they build on each other to help us to live a better life.

I want to hear from YOU! What stood out to you from this conversation?

And… tell me about YOUR experiences with yoga. What are some of the things YOU have learned so far? I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Comment below and let me know.


Quick Episode Summary:

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:54 Who is James Miller?
  • 4:18 How and why James started doing yoga
  • 8:08 When James started to understand yoga
  • 11:23 The push back James endured
  • 13:18 How James is reforming the yoga space
  • 16:15 The four tenets of yoga
  • 20:44 What makes James a great teacher
  • 23:47 The spiritual side of yoga
  • 27:47 How James is taking his message to the world
  • 30:26 The best way to learn yoga
  • 31:16 How to learn more about James


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  • Priscila Candal
    Posted at 16:32h, 03 December Reply

    I was a student of James and I am glad he is doing so well! What a small world to find him here!

    • Mitch Matthews
      Posted at 16:56h, 03 December Reply

      It IS a small world! Love it Priscila!

    • Sharry Johnson
      Posted at 14:44h, 18 January Reply

      I love adamantine Yoga! Started this Yoga at a studio in Knoxville! I am 71 and have never felt this strong in years! Very active all my life but anyone any age can practice this yoga!

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