AHY040: Being at Home in Your Body

What is the one thing you take with you everywhere? Your body. Despite this, most of us ignore the body and spend the majority of our lives in our heads. What does it take to drop into the body, to live there, to feel comfortable, safe and free there? What does it really mean to […]

Stop the Fighting

On the cover of a recent People Magazine, a bald Joan London appears with the headline, “Joan London fights cancer. ‘I will beat this’.” Battle imagery and language seems to crop up frequently in the health and mental health arenas. This both saddens and frustrates me. Why does everything have to be a fight? Don’t […]

AHY039: From Darkness to Light: A Personal Story of Managing Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and Depression are real. There is no better evidence of this reality than personal stories. In this episode of the Awakened Heart Yoga Podcast, you get to hear two stories as Sean Morgan, founder of Embracing Peace, interviews me (that’s a first). In this episode you will find… 1) Two personal stories of awakening […]

Get out of the way!

All the evidence that we have indicates that in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, there is an active will towards health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization. -Abraham Maslow Self-care exists as an impulse within us. Our job is to practice not getting in the way of […]

AHY038: Somatics and Sustainable Self-Care

It’s surprising that one of the most powerful techniques for self-care and mental well-being is so ridiculously simple: Continuously bring your attention back to what is. This simple technique is one of the foundations of somatics. Jean Hindle, founder of Soma Yoga explains that Through slow, gentle movement patterns, this sensory-motor learning process encourages the […]