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Practice You with Elena Brower

Content and conversations for times of transition and change. Join me in discussion with renowned luminaries and dear friends to explore life's myriad transitions, our understandings and our responses. What does it mean to be present, to shift our perceptions, to engage with the world meaningfully, with dignity and care? With respect for the ancient practices and the modern wisdom that continue to inform and elevate our exchanges, each episode is an invitation to Practice You.
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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 29, 2019

Artist and meditation teacher Gemma Gambee Lewis on the work that helps us share the most primary inner state, and taking meditation into our actions in the world.

Gemma Lewis is a meditation and spiritual teacher nurturing the integration between the spirit and the mind. After a 20-year career in international fashion modeling, trend forecasting, and brand building, Gemma is most at home when sitting in meditation and teaching what this practice has generously given. She classically trained for more than two decades in the traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, the Vedas, Vedanta, and Kashmir Shaivism. When she is not meditating, she's wrapped up in other creative pursuits like drawing, painting and deep-diving brand strategy work in the fashion, art, design, and film industries.

Resources

https://www.gemmagambee.com/

Jun 22, 2019

Co-Founder of Flavorpill and EVRYMAN Sascha Lewis on creating community, leadership, the experiential evolution of what it means to be a man, and becoming full-spectrum humans.

Length: 59:30
Timecodes:

1:25
Yoga on the Great Lawn. Flavorpill. Reggie Watts. Buddy Wakefield.

5:00
Yoga at MoMA. Pipilotti Rist exhibit. Michael Rothman. Art of Yoga at the Guggenheim.

8:48
How can culture be more accessible? Quiet Mornings at MoMA.

10:58
Evryman organisation. Dan Doty. Men from all walks of life. Permission to be raw and emotional.

21:17
Men’s work at highschool, prisons, military. Aaron Blaine.

24:53
Me Too movement. How are we going to evolve? Men learn by doing and experiencing.

30:55
Committing more time to family. We yearn for presence. Full spectrum human.

32:57
Difficult moments. Slowing down. The power of knowing that we’re heard.

33:50
Creating the container for this work. It’s a practice.

35:25
Co-ed groups. Wanderlust Wellspring. Beautiful displays of humanity.

37.00
Collective healing journey. Evolution.

37:49
World War II. Trauma. Fathers.

40:33
Critical work. Meaningful connections. Change is in our hands.

42:58
Unravelling micro-traumas. How are you really feeling?

45:20
Men are leaning in. All denominations. Support and accountability.

47:54
Self-worth. Work statements. What is your edge?

51:53
Favorite view.

53:56
Prayer as a sense of reverence.

57:27
Men’s Emotional Leadership Training (MELT). Esther Perel.

Resources:

Evryman organisation

Men’s Emotional Leadership Training (MELT)

Wanderlust Wellspring

Yoga at MoMA

Jun 9, 2019

On prioritizing the behaviors that lead to awakening. On the kindnesses, and the softening. On breathing as physiological healing.

Length: 58:29
Timecodes:

0:45
One simple thing. Overcoming the divided self. Our untapped potential.

2:54
Hierarchies in yoga. The unknown. Yoga is a practice of knowing who you are. Listening so we know what to do.

6:52
Reading Siddhartha at 15. Who am I? What am I doing here? What do I do next? Self-referral.

9:35
Being established in your awareness.

10:28
Listening and prioritizing.

12:42
Eight limbs of yoga as responsibilities. Spontaneous behavior of an awakened person.

17:20
Distracted mind is not a bad thing.

18:00
The energy that is watching.

20:25
Reorganization of the brain and yoga poses.

24:24
Eddie’s daily practice.

24:52
Breath as the easiest way to move inwards. Resonance Breathing. Nostril Breathing.
The Breathing App

35:06
Strengthening and balancing the nervous system.

40:21
It is actually hard to be kind and peaceful. Why we need these practices.

41:55
The Vagus Nerve and heart health/ inflammation/ emotion.
Vagal Tone, the smooth flow of current to/from the brain and gut.
Dr Stephen Porges
Physiological basis for transcendence. Posture, Breathing, Vocalization and Behaviour.

52:44
Inflammation.

53:13
Favorite view.

53:44
What Prayer means to Eddie. Invitation.

Resources

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Dr Stephen Porges
The Breathing App
https://eddiestern.com
One Simple Thing
Episode 14, referencing some of our discussion
The Breathing App (it's free and brilliant)

Jun 1, 2019

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written five additional bestsellers. She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabby to be part of the “SuperSoul 100,” a group of 100 people whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. The New York Times identified her as “a new role model.” Gabby appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra. Her seventh book, Super Attractor, comes out in September 2019. For more on her work, visit gabbybernstein.com.

Length: 34:15
Timecodes:

1:34
How Gabby inspired Elena during her recovery. May Cause Miracles book

4:00
Reframing. Re-aligning. Allowing rock bottom to be the place where the light enters.

5:50
If it isn’t real, it can’t be shared.

7:03
Being authentic and vulnerable, but also knowing when not to be.

9:28
The Universe Has Your Back. To teach is to learn.

10:29
Addiction Recovery. Spirit Junkie
How this book helped Elena to feel comfortable talking about Spirit.

12:37
Judgment Detox

14:01
Small steps can get you to where you need to be.

14:40
What inspired Gabrielle to create Spirit Junkie Masterclass.
Yogi Bhajan: "I am not here to create disciples, i’m here to create teachers."

18:30
When you earn abundantly for the work that you do, you can make an even bigger impact on the world.

19:45
Remembering that your healing is your message and your teaching.

20:17
Marketing as a way to provide help where there is a need.

21:45
How to be abundant doing the work you feel called to do.

23:43
How Gabby holds space as a teacher. Knowing how to open to the light, while also having boundaries.

28:16
Postpartum anxiety. Importance of seeking help. Postpartum Support International . The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

32:00
Gabby's favorite view.

32:50
Prayer as conscious contact with a higher power of your own understanding.

Resources

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
Judgment Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein
Postpartum Support International
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
Learn about Spirit Junkie Masterclass

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