Join Amy, a restorative yoga teacher and the head and heart behind Prana + Patchouli as she shares self-care tips, spiritual tools, breathwork and guided meditations to reduce stress and raise your vibration. Like your favourite oracle cards, each 10-minute episode offers instant guidance and practices for greater peace, healing, energy, inspiration, connection, bliss, purpose and fulfillment - often with a lot of exhales. May every supportive word, breath and mantra soothe your nervous system and strengthen your soul - so you can share your light with the world.
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Shake It Out
#050 - Shaking is a stress management technique that involves shaking the body to release tension and trauma, helping to regulate the nervous system. In this episode, I’ll show you how to “shake” to calm the body back down in times of stress and anxiety.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/shake-it-out (https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/shake-it-out)
Calming the Nervous System
#049 - As humans, we’re the only mammals that don’t have a self-regulating nervous system and so with all the stress of our busy lives, we have to consciously create space for calm and relaxation. In this episode, we explore how to find our way back to peace through belly breathing, to nourish the vagus nerve and shift into a parasympathetic state.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/calming-the-nervous-system (https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/calming-the-nervous-system)
Draw Your Energy from Deep Within
#048 - Tune in for an energising meditation that uses intention-setting, breathwork, mantra and visualisation techniques to connect with the part of yourself, that source, where you can draw your energy from deep within.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/draw-your-energy-from-deep-within (https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/draw-your-energy-from-deep-within)
Your Body is the Home of Your Soul
#047 - We often have complicated relationships with our bodies, but they’re the vessels through which we create, love and share our light with the world. They’re also the home of our soul (in this lifetime). In this episode, you’ll release stress and relish stillness in a body scan meditation to get you unstuck and in greater connection with your body and soul.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/body-home-of-your-soul (https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/body-home-of-your-soul)
The Heart Breath
Sometimes, when things become too much, we think the safest thing to do is close our hearts and cut ourselves off from the world. But if we truly want to experience the highs, we need to embrace the lows, too. And in order to feel that fully, we need to keep our hearts open and breathe through it all. To support you, in this episode, I guide you though a called Heart Breathing - so you can calm your energy and self-regulate, whenever you need to.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/the-heart-breath
Prayer is a deeply personal experience that can be practised in many different ways, no matter what your beliefs may be. The Sufi mystic poet, Rumi, said: “Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul”. In this episode, I share some simple prayers to help you surrender your intentions to a higher power, feel supported and stay in the flow. I also show you how to meditate with mala beads.
Get the show notes here: https://www.pranapatchouli.com/blog/pray
Thank you Amy for your gift the world. Keep up this awesome podcast!