Tales & Tools for a Connected Life
Tool: Laugh Your Way to a Healthier Life
Jewel High is a Certified Laughter Coach based in Dallas, TX who specializes in laughter therapy. Her mission is to improve lives and evoke the feeling of happiness by presenting the possibility of freedom through laughter. She believes it is our birthright to enjoy life, create, and receive all that our hearts desire. Jewel High is a wise, dynamic woman who has been healing people with her presence, guidance and laughter her whole life. Jewel High doesn't do laughter, she is laughter!
In this episode:
- A glimpse into Jewel's childhood, and how she used laughter to cope
- Hitting her breaking point at her corporate job
- Jewel’s serendipitous path to discovering laughter yoga
- What is Laughter Yoga? And how does it support our health?
- The history of laughter yoga
- How to discover your true essence
- Guided laughter experiments led by Jewel
Tool: How to Refine Your Inner Broadcast
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and Double Diamond leader with doTERRA, my mentor Elena Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999.
Her first book, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages, and her second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller from Sounds True. She's contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and more.
Practice with Elena on Glo.com, listen to her globally-beloved Practice You Podcast at practiceyou.com, and find her calendar and blog at elenabrower.com
Want to refine your broadcast in mere minutes?
Stream her newly-released spoken word collaboration with Above & Beyond on Spotify here (https://spoti.fi/2lGsWBI)
Navigate the gems in this episode :
4:00 Defining femininity
6:00 How to deliver boundaries with grace
7:30 How to align what we want with who we are
9:40 Abandoning self-sabotaging behaviors
13:30 How to be magnetic in your life
14:50 Benefits of ‘Marie Kondo-ing’ your life
16:00 How to honor your personal environment
20:15 What to do when things feel overwhelming in your life
22:00 What’s distracting you, through the lens of the Yoga Sutras
23:00 The “grand misunderstanding” of protective behaviors
25:00 Using emotionality as a weapon to get what we want
26:15 What is equanimity?
28:30 Your wound is your gift
32:28 When it’s hard - don’t fall asleep.
36:00 How to honor loved ones who’ve passed
Tool: How to Change Your Relationship with Worry
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the US age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population. (Source: ADAA)
In this episode, guest Ingrid Helander, LMFT and Author of 'Calm Your Worr...
Tool: 3 Simple Language Shifts for a more Intentional Life
Tool: 3 Simple Language Shifts for a more Intentional Life
Tool: Honoring the Divineness of your Being
Jai-Jagdeesh's journey as a singer began nearly 25 years ago, in a temple in India.
Spending her formative years in Northern India - and traveling as a musical representative for Yogi Bhajan's foreign education program - set the foundation for a deep devotion to the sacred texts of the Kundalini yoga tradition & the Sikh faith. Between then and now, her innovative spirit has walked many artistic paths: actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. With music at the forefront, she is effervescently expressive.
Jai-Jagdeesh’s unique combination of sacred sounds and soulful authenticity continues to connect deeply with audiences as she records, tours, plays festivals, and gives vocal workshops around the world. Her debut album, 'I Am Thine', a combination of sacred mantras and powerful English lyrics, was released in the summer of 2011 to record sales and acclaim. Her second full-length studio album, 'Of Heaven & Earth', climbed up to #6 on Billboard's New Age Music chart within the first few weeks of its release. Her two Kundalini mantra meditation CDs, 'The Expansive Spirit' (2012) and 'Miracles Abound' (2015) are designed as practices, and are full of deep, transformative resonance.
With ‘Down Come The Walls,’ a groundbreaking new studio album released in May of 2018, Jai-Jagdeesh continues to inspire great courage in fans around the world, opening hearts and uplifting spirits everywhere she goes. To find her out on the road, visit the tour (https://www.jaijagdeesh.com/save-the-date) page.
Meditation to clear karmas from the arc line
Facebook Livestream led by Jai-Jagdeesh on this practice
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7:30 What is Kundalini Yoga?
9:30 Authenticity as Service
11:40 Meditation as a daily cleansing practice, like a shower
12:50 What is a Kriya?
16:45 The impact of keeping a small daily commitment to yourself
20:40 The Buddhi mind
24:10 What was happening in Jai-Jagdeesh’s life when she began recording ‘Down Come the Walls’
26:00 Racial tension and the work of dismantling “other-ness”
38:15 The Three Minds – Positive, Negative, and Neutral
44:40 The “gap” between awareness and action
45:10 What does “bowing at the altar of the Self” mean? Why is that important? + Exploring societal guilt
47:45 Honoring the divine that lives within
48:30 The 10 light bodies
49:15 Karma, and where it is believed to be stored in the body
Tale: Yoga for the Wounded Heart
Orphaned in her early teens and shuttled between foster homes, Tatiana Forero Puerta found herself in her early twenties in New York City, suffering from PTSD and OCD, anorexic, self-harming, and suicidal. She says yoga was the tool which healed her scars, opened her soul to forgiveness, and allowed her to reconcile herself with a past that had threatened to snuff out her light and her life.
Tatiana is now a mama, writer, philosopher, and yoga teacher living in New York City. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, she is a graduate of Stanford, NYU, and Columbia universities. She has taught philosophy and yoga for a decade, including her post as an adjunct faculty member at New York University and the City University of New York. A columnist for New York Spirit, Park Slope Reader, and Elephant Journal, Tatiana is a recipient of the 2017 Pushcart Prize for poetry and a finalist for Blueshift Journal’s prize for writers of color.
Tatiana is also core faculty at Peaceful Generation Now, a NewYork-based mindfulness program focused on bringing mindfulness practices to educators and school administrators in the New York Tri-state area, with the hope of cultivating peaceful classrooms.
In our conversation, we discuss the deeper philosophy and roots of yoga and its application through personal examples of how our practice has led us to greater insights & understandings. We share perspectives on the difference between doing yoga vs. doing so with the aim of using the practice of yoga as a light to increase our capacity for healing and recognizing our true potential.
Stay tuned until the end of the episode to find out how to win a free copy of Tatiana’s book, Yoga for the Wounded Heart
Winner to be announced Monday 4/8/19 at 8pm CT
To contact Tatiana or attend a workshop near you, please visit her website:
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