May the prana be with you

This week is all about prana – that life force and energy that’s flowing through each and every one of us. In today’s episode, we’re doing an intro on prana and discussing how do we even notice this subtle energy flowing through our bodies? Get ready for a week full of prana and energy-filled goodness.

In Today’s Episode:
-What is prana
-How do we feel prana in every day life?
-The connection between breath and prana.
-Ways to increase your access to prana.

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Meditation: Finding Your Purpose

Today’s episode is a guided meditation about finding your purpose. Through breath, stillness, and focus, we’ll help you tune into your sense of purpose plus help you identify how to know you’re on the right path. This is a fast and simple guided meditation, perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike!

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Purpose, Dharma, and Intuition

Let’s talk dharma. Dharma is a purpose – it’s why we show up in this body, at this specific time, in this specific environment. We each have our own purpose, but it can sometimes feel elusive. How do we know that we’re on the right path? Today’s episode explores how to cultivate your intuition to find your purpose.

In Today’s Episode:
-What is dharma.
-How do we find our purpose?
-What do obstacles mean about our purpose?
-How to cultivate our intuition and connect to our purpose.

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When Change Doesn’t Feel Good

On a fundamental level, we’re always experiencing change. Our cells are constantly in motion, and our energy is as well. We as humans are constantly evolving. But sometimes….this evolution doesn’t feel that good. We gain new insights and views into the world that aren’t pretty – we see war, sadness, poverty, despair… what do we do when we experience change and can’t help but miss that innocence we used to enjoy? How do we deal with our new reality?

In Today’s Episode:
-What happens when we experience change as a negative event.
-Why old traumas come up again and again.
-How to grieve change.
-My secret to moving through tough times: remembering what is constant beneath the change.

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Understanding the Chakras

Oh, chakras. It’s an esoteric term often used to make fun of people in movies when they’re a little too “hippie”. But let’s talk about what the chakras ACTUALLY are, how they relate loosely to Western medicine and physiology, and most importantly, how they can be used to add intentionality and balance to your day. No, I don’t know or believe that using the chakras will cure major disease. But they can give you great insights into what’s happening in your body and mind, and sometimes that’s all we need.

In Today’s Episode:
-What are the seven chakras and where are they located.
-How the chakras relate to the endocrine (hormone) system.
-The relationship between the chakras and the Ayurvedic doshas.
-How to use chakras to better understand your emotions, plus how to balance them.

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30 minute vinyasa yoga to find internal strength

Today – we’re playing the long game. We’re remembering that tension is always followed by release. That uncertainty is always made certain. So we’ll work our strength, our grounding, and our resolve to learn our internal strength. 30 minutes of vinyasa yoga – grab a block or book and a mat – let’s go!

 

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What’s your period’s dosha?

It’s basically the biggest annoyance of your life, and the thing you can’t leave behind. Your period. We learned about it in an awkward health class, and it’s time to gain a greater understanding of what’s happening in your body each month. Let’s talk about how the Ayurvedic doshas play out throughout the menstrual cycle, PLUS how to tell if your period is vata, pitta, or kapha.

In Today’s Episode:
-How do the doshas correspond to different times of the month.
-What your period says about your dosha.
-The major secret no doctor has told you.

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Calming Ovulation Energy Balls

This recipe is specially designed to help you cool your energy and fire during ovulation. Ovulation is a time of pitta, and for some can cause bloating, headaches, or breast tenderness.

Let’s cool and calm your body with these vegan, gluten-free energy balls!

 

Calming Ovulation Energy Balls

Calming Ovulation Energy Balls
 
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Serves: 20 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • ½ cup ground coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp ground hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp reishi mushroom
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. If the dough is too sticky, add more almond/hemp.
  2. Separate the dough into 1 tbsp-size balls, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

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samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

 

 


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Seeing Tension for What It Really Is

“I’m so tense” is a complaint I often hear as a yoga teacher. But what is tension really, and how do we deal with it constructively? Listen in on this episode to learn about the real reasons we need to reduce our tension PLUS how to go through it.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why is tension so insidious?
-How does tension relate to energy and alignment?
-How to release tension in your body.
-Meditation to identify tension and stuck emotion.

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