This podcast for yogis, yoga teachers and wellness professionals provides cutting edge practical living and business wisdom for vibrant health combining ayurvedic philosophy, raw foods, wild edible plants, conscious business practices and practical tools for optimizing your healthcare and business for you and your modern yoga family.
Progressive and informed from ancient evolutionary wisdom, Cate Stillman conducts expert in depth interviews with experts in yoga, ayurveda, conscious entrepreneurship, eating raw, living foods and progressive family living. This podcast is packed with Cate's passionate workshops, conversations and uber practical yoga classes that makes an impact on how you feel, what you do, what you think and talk about and ultimately how you show up in the world! Join the Yogahealer community at yogahealer.com
Meditation: Self-Medicating with the 5 Elements of Ayurveda
We often believe we need something outside ourselves in order to experience more ease. In reality, the solution to our issues is frequently found within. What if I told you it is even possible to self-medicate, using the five elements? Confused?
Experiencing the five elements of Ayurveda in your body, can be used as a powerful tool. One that enables you to feel your imbalances in a deeper manner, and directe the course, in order to design the experiences you want to have. By tapping into your imbalances, you can self-medicate with the element you need the most.
Ready to feel the Gunas and align with the five elements? Cate guides through a meditation to access each element directly.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How the 5 elements of Ayurveda can help you tune into what you need next How to access each element directly through meditation How to self-medicate by experiencing the elements in your body Links Mentioned in Episode: Find out more about the Living Ayurveda Course Get meditations from Yogahealer Show Highlights: Cate explains how the five elements can be used as self-medication Cate talks about the Gunas and the spectrum of what you feel Cate guides a meditation through each of the five elements Timestamps: 5:07 Ground yourself with the Earth element 9:27 Find your flow with the Water element 12:11 Focus your mind with the Fire element 14:46 Let the wind carry you with the Air element 17:00 Expand with the Space element
How to Coach People Who are Overwhelmed
Coaching people who are overwhelmed can be extremely challenging. It tests your empathy, but also how grounded you are. There is a lack of grounded focus when someone is feeling overwhelmed, which is why the first thing you should do is BREATHE.
Over the course of this episode, Cate talks to Yoga Health Coaches about her experience working with overwhelmed people, and the root issues that should be addressed. What at first might be perceived as inability to implement Kaizen - small, incremental steps -, could also be an incapacity to escape herd mentality.
Learn more about keeping yourself grounded, and how to best lead your people to overcome feelings of overwhelm, during these trying times.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to deal with your personal relationship to overwhelm How to identify someone’s final goal How to take more calculated risks How triggers can help you follow through Links Mentioned in Episode: Asking the right questions Have a free Conversation Get some free resources Show Highlights: Cate talks about adrenaline addiction Cate explains how small steps are a safe route for more risk The impact of leading a breathing exercise before you start your coaching session Timestamps: 3:08 Strategies to calming overwhelmed people and focusing them on their goals 13:03 Organizing the chaos and escaping herd mentality 29:28 The resistance to becoming the “unicorn” 37:24 Being comfortable with the feeling of overwhelm Quotes: Go slow to go faster (this quote is about kaizen)
Surgery or Regenerative Medicine?
Jennifer Allen developed foot pain after an emergency Cesarean Section. That was the beginning of her journey with joint pain and surgery. After years of poor results with allopathic medicine, Jennifer talks to Cate about regenerative medicine and preparing for surgery.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: What is regenerative medicine? What is the long term cost of surgery? How to prepare for deep healing Links Mentioned in Episode: Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Big Toe Joint Instability Show Highlights: Cate shares her mother’s journey with surgery Cate talks about placenta injections Cate talks about pressing pause in your business Timestamps 4:35 Understanding the root of pain 9:56 A regenerative approach to health 23:06 Setting up the surgery experience you want 29:20 Deeply healing without trauma Guest BIO: Jennifer Allen teaches alignment-based yoga with an emphasis on finding ease in the body, coaches people on developing healthy habits and guides people into their unlimited potential through Ayurveda.
She discovered Ayurveda in 2013. Her Ayurvedic studies have been influenced by John Douillard, Sarah Hutchinson and Cate Stillman. Jennifer completed an 18-month Yoga Health Coaching certification program to deepen her knowledge of Ayurveda and habit evolution techniques in 2018. She has been leading hikes at the Grand Canyon since 2013 and is an outdoor educator and Certified Interpretive Guide for the Grand Canyon Conservancy.
Hold Your Breath with Deep Diver Sara Campbell
Your breath has incredible control over your mind, body, and connection to the soul. Learn about Sara Campbell’s journey to become a deep diver, and how she leads people through their diving experiences.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How your body reacts to diving How your belief system influences your dive How to connect to your spirit while diving Links Mentioned in Episode: Find out more about the Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources Show Highlights: Cate explains the importance of breathwork for consciousness Sara shares her journey with deep diving Sara talks about the mental side of diving Timestamps 3:30 The physiological reaction to being submerged 13:27 Practicing holding your breath 20:02 Breaking deep diving world records 27:00 The peacefulness of the dive 33:09 Overcoming belief systems and discovering your depth Guest BIO: As one of the world’s top freedivers, Sara embodies the ‘deep dive’. She teaches body-mind-spirit integration drawing on the wisdom of Nature, and the powerful mirror of the Ocean to face our deeper fears and beliefs. Breath unlocks our subconscious, water teaches us to trust and surrender.
Mental Health, Ayurveda and the Doshas with Yoga Health Coaches
Has your mental health been affected by the unrest of 2020? Understand how your habits can help and what may be happening from an Ayurvedic perspective.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How your habits influence your mental health How to understand mental health through an Ayurvedic lens How Ayurveda interfaces with medication Links Mentioned in Episode: Dialogue With Death: The Spiritual Psychology of the Katha Master of You: A Five-Point System to Synchronize Your Body, Your Home, and Your Time with Your Ambition Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care: Rhythms, Routines, and Home Remedies for Natural Healing Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Get the Change Your Life course free Get some free resources Show Highlights: Cate talks about how the habits influence your experience of chaos Cate explains the importance of choosing the right community Cate explains how the different Doshas influence mental health Timestamps: 5:50 The effect habits have on mental health 15:00 Controlling how you experience things 23:08 Your mental health and who you surround yourself with 32:41 Mental health and the Doshas 45:34 The role of medication
Your Noble Aim + A Life of Meaning with Cate Stillman
What is your deeper dream? If you don't know the answer to this question, you really need to listen to this podcast episode! Learn more about how your curiosity can serve you and help find your why.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How curiosity serves you How to find your noble aim How to overcome cultural conditioning Links Mentioned in Episode: Find out about upcoming events Free Change Your Life Course Get some free resources Show Highlights: Cate tells a story about the first ‘Deeper Dream’ Calls Cate reads from Jordan Peterson’s work Cate explains how meditation connects to the immune system Timestamps: 2:42 The value of curiosity 8:04 You as the Creator of your life 9:53 The importance of finding your why 18:00 The difference between being and becoming