99 episodes

Welcome to the Mindful Movement Podcast, the show for those who want join the movement of helping professionals who use mindful practices in their work and life; or for those individuals who are simply interested in learning to live mindfully. Learn actionable advice from experts on how to live mindfully and help others do the same.

The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community Sara and Les Raymond

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.6, 167 Ratings

Welcome to the Mindful Movement Podcast, the show for those who want join the movement of helping professionals who use mindful practices in their work and life; or for those individuals who are simply interested in learning to live mindfully. Learn actionable advice from experts on how to live mindfully and help others do the same.

    Season 2, Episode 9: Oh Trigger… Where Art Thou?

    Season 2, Episode 9: Oh Trigger… Where Art Thou?

    In this solo episode, Les shares a very recent stressful personal experience and breaks down the details of what it’s like to watch a trigger arise, and an example of how to process and move forward in the moment. Les then shared the analysis of the lessons within the experience. 


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


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    YOUTUBE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)  


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out the Mindful Tips Series (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA) .


    Get in touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 12 min
    Season 2, Episode 8: Letting Go of Judgement

    Season 2, Episode 8: Letting Go of Judgement

    In this unchartered territory the world is experiencing today, much judgment can arise for ourselves and for others. Les discusses some of the ways this happens and how to keep your eyes open to the experience.


    Additionally, Les is excited to introduce the launch of the Resource Page on our website as a hub to get information on all things health and well-being.


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


    FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)  


    YOUTUBE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)  


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out the Mindful Tips Series (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA) .


    Get in touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 24 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: Aaron Alexander–How Posture Relates to Your Life

    Season 2, Episode 7: Aaron Alexander–How Posture Relates to Your Life

    In this episode, Les sits down with Aaron Alexander to discuss the far-reaching effects our posture has on our body, including our personality traits, and even things such as our memory recall. In his book The Align method, Aaron explores the many relationships our lifestyle habits interact with our posture, and how they pour into other often overlooked areas of our life.


    Aaron introduces himself: I'm a manual therapist, movement coach, and author, as well as the host of the Align Podcast, ranked #1 in Nutrition on Apple Podcasts.


    I have helped the world’s top athletes and celebrities, and everyone in between, relieve their physical and mental pain.


    After working with clients and spending years traveling around the world, being immersed in various cultures, I have come to the conclusion that the healthiest people are not from gym cultures. Instead, they utilize each moment as an opportunity to move their body, strengthen their mind, and live holistically.


    Taking the practices I have gathered from these cultures, insights from past podcast guests, and my own clinical practice, I have created a modernized, simplified movement lifestyle for you to easily integrate into your daily life. When you do, every moment becomes an opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, and confidence to live optimally.


    "The Align Method," a book by Aaron Alexander (https://amzn.to/3bBEOt7)


    A video version of this interview can be viewed here. (https://youtu.be/vlt9CxN0DQM)


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    To make sure you don't miss our new meditations and podcasts, click here to subscribe on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this F REE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    The Mindful Movement is happy to provide these meditations, podcasts, and videos free of charge. We don't ask for anything in return but if you wish to make a donation (http://themindfulmovement.com/donations/) , please know that whatever you offer will be received with much gratitude.


    Connect with The Mindful Movement community of like-minded people on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/) .


    And on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


    Get in Touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Season 2, Episode 6: Michael Bijker–Exploring The Breath

    Season 2, Episode 6: Michael Bijker–Exploring The Breath

    In this episode, Les discusses some of the benefits that he has found in a regular breathwork practice. Our breath may be the most important tool we have to interact with our nervous system and our overall sense of well-being. Fortunately for us, this tool is portable and easily accessed.


    The Life Awareness Project is founded by Michaël Bijker. The goal of the Life Awareness Project is to share the knowledge of taking care of mind and body for everyone. Michaël He has been traveling around the world encountering knowledge for his passion for body and mind work, especially Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, and breath-work. His teachings have helped many from all over the world. Focusing on training mind and body to help each person to get to know it’s real nature and essence and to free your mind. 


    He has practiced and studied mind training and meditation since the age of 14 and studied QiGong and Yoga since having to recover from a severe car accident that happened in the year 2001. By the powerful methods of QiGong and Yoga and the grace of God, he was able to recover from injuries of which medical professionals considered he would probably not heal. Since then, his life is dedicated to helping others to learn these wonderful techniques. Techniques that will not only give health, focus, and strength but makes us realize what we truly are and what is our calling and the essence in life.


    His teachings are focused to help to encourage the individual self-study and self-practice. It is the aim to improve one’s self-discipline and insight to gain wisdom and power that comes from within oneself. By doing so one gets empowered by the teacher and not dependent.


    He now lives in Portugal with his wife and 2 children where he teaches yoga, meditation, breathwork and mind training on the retreats he organizes in Sagres


    Michaël is a certified 800hr (certified by YogaAlliance) teacher with a yoga therapy certification from Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research in Indore, India, where he studied under the loving and wise guidance of Dr. Omanand – Guruji


    You can learn more and contact Michaël here. (https://www.yogalap.com/)


    A video version of this interview can be viewed here (https://youtu.be/tydOY714aKo) .


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    To make sure you don't miss our new meditations and podcasts, click here to subscribe on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this F REE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    The Mindful Movement is happy to provide these meditations, podcasts, and videos free of charge. We don't ask for anything in return but if you wish to make a donation (http://themindfulmovement.com/donations/) , please know that whatever you offer will be received with much gratitude.


    Connect with The Mindful Movement community of like-minded people on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/) .


    And on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


    Get in Touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 59 min
    Season 2, Episode 5: Dr. Perry Nickelston–Nourishing Your Body

    Season 2, Episode 5: Dr. Perry Nickelston–Nourishing Your Body

    In this episode, Dr. Perry chats with Les about the value of the Lymphatic system and its roll in our ability to move freely without pain. Dr. Perry offers very accessible tools to learn how to nourish and support your own body.


    Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with a primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained fromThe American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical, and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Application). Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. Director of clinical protocols and training for LiteCure Medical Lasers specializing in Myofascial Laser treatments.


    Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction and correct it the site of pain improves. A regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Practice Insights, Chiropractic Economics, To Your Health Magazine, Advance Physical Therapy, PT on the Net, LiveStrong, StrengthCoach, and other industry publications for health and fitness.


    After suffering a severe back injury and recovering with laser therapy, he decided to dedicate himself to offering this amazing treatment modality to others. Creator of the Core 4 RRTT Recovery and Regeneration Program for maximum pain relief. A self-treatment program whose sole purpose is to empower you to take back control of your life from chronic pain.


    He is a 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 25 years of experience in the health industry. Suffering from obesity as a teenager and overcoming all of the emotional strife that accompanies being overweight, Dr. Perry dedicated himself to teaching others how to get in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle. He is currently publishing several books on health, fitness, laser therapy, business success, and self-treatment programs from his website.


    Visit Dr. Perry (https://www.stopchasingpain.com/) today to get your unique Core 4 System Evaluation to determine why you are hurting, even after others have tried helping. Hundreds have taken advantage of the Stop Chasing Pain program. Now it’s your turn!


    A video version of this interview can be viewed here (https://youtu.be/-3pOY4i2eK4) .


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    To make sure you don't miss our new meditations and podcasts, click here to subscribe on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this F REE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    The Mindful Movement is happy to provide these meditations, podcasts, and videos free of charge. We don't ask for anything in return but if you wish to make a donation (http://themindfulmovement.com/donations/) , please know that whatever you offer will be received with much gratitude.


    Connect with The Mindful Movement community of like-minded people on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/) .


    And on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


    Get in Touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Some Thoughts on Grief

    Season 2, Episode 4: Some Thoughts on Grief

    In this episode, Les shares a few personal experiences and explores some ideas around grief. We hope you can find value in this talk and hope to offer help in navigating the current environment. 


    Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement:


    INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)


    FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/)  


    YOUTUBE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1)  


    Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey (https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/) ! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations.


    For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out the Mindful Tips Series (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA) .


    Get in touch! (https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

upc91 ,

Season 1 is as amazing as season 2 is painful

For a soothing voice guiding you gently into whatever place you need - one of calm or one of action - season 1 is a godsend. Season 2 is jarring interviews with extremely new agey people heavily mispronouncing the Eastern concepts they claim to rely on. Do yourself a favour and ignore that completely. Stick to the archives.

Elisamavatieli ,

Penetrating

I started with the chakras but other episodes turned out to be impressive as well.

mdixon2 ,

Les is on point during the pandemic

Very wise and certainly an old soul. It’s definitely worth the time to listen. Like seeing a good movie it stays with you. Thx for giving back Les.

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