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The Uplifted Yoga Podcast

Uplift your personal life and accelerate your yoga career leveraging yoga’s ancient wisdom. Explore yoga philosophy from the Yoga Sutras, the Vedas, psychology, kundalini and self-help. Brett Larkin helps you get closer to making consistent daily yoga a reality, while empowering you to acknowledge your role as a leader and healer of others. Whether you’re experiencing a kundalini awakening, resolving unprocessed trauma, suffering as a “hidden healer,” in a cycle of self-sabotage, feeling “imposter syndrome,” or stuck trying to grow your wellness business, the Uplifted Yoga podcast is where you come to slay your mindset blocks and indulge in yoga’s rich philosophy in a way that’s practical and fun. ✨Pre-Order Brett’s Book on Amazon ✨Make your yoga practice 2x more potent in 1/2 the time ✨Download your free yoga business plan Become a member at brettlarkin.com/uplifted
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Sep 13, 2023

Ever wish you could get an easy-to-understand debrief of all the sutras, weighing various translators, while comparing and contrasting translations? Join me in today’s episode for a Patanjali BOOK ONE (Samadhi Pada) Yoga Sutras extravaganza! I’ll read each and every sutra, providing more than just one translation. I’ll give you my high-level interpretation, strive to make thematic connections, keep it practical, and set the stage for you to explore your own ideas. If the sutras have daunted you in the past, or you haven’t read them yet, you are welcome! Those of you who’ve read them many times will enjoy this comprehensive review. Let’s go into BOOK ONE, yoga nerds!   

Let me know if you liked this style of episode on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larkinyogatv/

 

PRE-ORDER MY BOOK: brettlarkin.com/yogalife

 

📱Book a Free Yoga Teacher Clarity Call here!

 

Go deeper with me:

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

History of Yoga

Uplifted Membership

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#276 What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras - What Every Yogi Should Know

#156 The Secret Power of the Yoga Sutras - Conversation with Nischala Joy Devi

#188 The Yoga Sutras, Tantra & the Chakras: Understanding these Connections - Conversation with Michelle S. Fondin

Blog:

https://www.brettlarkin.com/what-are-the-yoga-sutras/


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Sep 6, 2023

We hear so often that you should “embody the next best version of yourself” and then “become it.” BUT HOW? Especially when your current reality is *nothing like* the reality you're attempting to manifest. Or there’s zero proof of things going your way? 

Buckle up for this deep exploration of identity, adversity and emotion with one of my favorite conversation partners, Tracy Litt. We talk about practical steps you can take when “rubber meets the road” and your nervous system is in a state of hyperarousal, dragging you into old patterns. We put concrete examples of my own life, marriage and blocks through Tracy’s framework so you can see her method in action. Get ready to learn:

🔹Why affirmations and staying “high vibe” are a band-aid solution to your wounds – and what to do instead. 

🔹How your programmed not to *feel* by society and practical steps to fix this 

🔹What to do if you feel like by expressing big emotions like grief or rage, that you’ll open “Pandora’s box” and never be able to stop. 

✅ Also listen to Tracy’s epic interview of Brett here

 

GUEST EXPERT: Tracy Litt | Gala 💃 www.thelittfactor.com | @thelittfactor

Tracy Litt is the founder of The Litt Factor, an international best-selling author, podcast host, creator of Mind Magic®, quantum success mentor, and emotional healer. Tracy also holds her licensing in professional coaching, neurology, somatics, and hypnotherapy.

Her podcast, “The How of Within”is in Season 2 and can be streamed on all major platforms,  she has graced the TEDx stage with her talk titled “Dear Fear, It's Not You, Its Me”, her self-help book, “Worthy Human” was an international best seller in 2019, and Tracy was named a Top 125 Global Thought Leaders of 2022 in SUCCESS MAGAZINE.

 

PRE-ORDER MY BOOK: brettlarkin.com/yogalife

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 Yoga for Self Mastery

🐍 Kundalini Demystified - Last Day on Sale!

 

Instagram: @larkinyogatv

 

Blog:

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© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Aug 30, 2023

“Trauma informed” Kundalini Yoga may sound like an oxymoron. Today, we unpack why and what to do about it. I’m joined by Uplifted Lead Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500+  Katrina Marie, who has a background in biological sciences, somatics, and a deep love of yoga, especially Kundalini. She is the author of a meditative trauma healing journal for women, a virtual and local studio owner, and one of our very own lead teacher trainers on all three of our Uplifted trainings. Get ready to learn:

🔹Why Kundalini Yoga can lead to a break-through or break-down, depending where you’re at in your journey

🔹The Trauma Conscious Model of how to experience (or teach) Kundalini kriyas

🔹What makes Kundalini kriyas and meditations are better suited to healing trauma than others

🔹Why resiliency is overrated

🔹The difference between big “T” and little “t” trauma 

🔹Amazing trauma conscious cues you can say when teaching a Kundalini Yoga class. 

Katrina survived an eating disorder, a school shooting and an abusive marriage. Kundalini Yoga was the game changer in her healing. So many trauma survivors could benefit from Kundalini Yoga, but they are intimidated. Find out why it doesn’t have to be that way. 

 

Key trauma informed phrases from Katrina:

✅“Do ____ for as long as feels comfortable”

✅“Try this on”

✅“You have a choice to _____________”

 

*This episode assumes you know what Kundalini Yoga is and have experienced fundamental Kundalini mantras and meditations such as Kirtan Kriya. If you need help getting up to speed, please explore the recommended practices and listening below. 

 

GUEST EXPERT: Katrina Marie | https://katrinamarieyoga.com/

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Kundalini Demystified - On Sale!

 

PRE-ORDER MY BOOK: brettlarkin.com/yogalife

 

Mentioned Practices:

Kundalini Meditation for a Calm Heart

10-Min Meditation and Pranayama | Easy Morning Kundalini Kriya For Stress Relief

 

Blog:

How Yoga For Trauma Release Works (Uplifted Perspective)

Kirtan Kriya: Kundalini Meditation That Will Make You Feel Better

How to Resolve Intense & Traumatic Kundalini Awakening

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#264 How is Kundalini Yoga Different than Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga?

#265 What is the Kundalini Serpent? The Major Misunderstandings Demystified

#275 What Is a Kundalini Awakening - 3 Big Takeaways


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Aug 23, 2023

If you’ve ever done a Yoga Teacher Training or are looking to do one, you’ve most likely heard about the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali as part of the teacher training. 

Hey, maybe you’ve even heard me mention them once or twice (I talk about them a lot!)

You may wonder “Why?” or even, “What in the heck are these Yoga Sutras?!”. Well, that’s what we’re going to explore in this episode!

Anyone who has some sort of Yoga practice will find inspiration in the Yoga Sutras as these texts provide a very different perspective to the Yoga we know these days. Seasoned teachers, I promise there'll be some fresh fun facts in here for you too!

 

📱Book a Free Yoga Teacher Training Clarity Call here

 

🔮Pre-Order my Book & Get Bonuses HERE

 

Go deeper with me:

History of Yoga

Uplifted Membership (8 Limbs, Embodying the Yamas & Niyamas plan)

200-hour YTT

 

Blog: 

What are the Yoga Sutras 

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#271 What is Kriya Yoga

#156 The Secret Power of the Yoga Sutras - Conversation with Nischala Joy Devi

#188 The Yoga Sutras, Tantra & the Chakras: Understanding these Connections - Conversation with Michelle S. Fondin

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Aug 16, 2023

Kundalini yoga is a deeply spiritual practice. In fact, many say that the Kundalini process can lead to a spiritual awakening. And while spiritual enlightenment sounds like a really good thing, it can come with a whole lot of intense experiences (headaches, nausea, YUCK).

The way that yoga talks about this spiritual experience is through the Kundalini process, where prana (life force energy) moves through the subtle body (aka your spinal column) until it reaches the Sahasrara Chakra at the top of your head…

…to awaken Kundalini.

Before you go chasing the Kundalini experience (like I did), take some time to get acquainted with the Kundalini awakening process. There are a few things you should know about awakened Kundalini, first.

And then I’ll share my tips on how to use this ancient practice to achieve your own spiritual awakening too.

So buckle up. We are about to embark on a spiritual journey.

🔥 Kundalini Awakening Reel on IG

 

Go deeper with me:

Kundalini Demystified

Kundalini 200-hour YTT

Yoga for Self Mastery

 

Free Yoga Practice: 

20 Min Kundalini Yoga for Your Chakras | AWAKENING KUNDALINI & CHAKRA BALANCING

 

Blog: 

Kundalini Awakening: What Is It and How To Awaken It

How to Resolve Intense & Traumatic Kundalini Awakening

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#264 How is Kundalini Yoga Different than Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga?

#265 What is the Kundalini Serpent? The Major Misunderstandings Demystified

#138 The Secrets of Kundalini Yoga Demystified - Conversation with Kia Miller


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Aug 9, 2023

Yoga teachers are poor! Right?! WRONG! Today, I interview one of my Uplifted 300-Hour Alumni, Arielle Castillo, about how she kicked her yoga career into high gear, and started earning $10K a month within three years of graduation. Arielle holds nothing back. She takes up step-by-step through her career change, discovering her niche, the trial-and-error process of figuring out what to sell, and those awkward first sales calls. Go behind-the-scenes on her business, with all my prying questions, and walk away inspired. You can do this too!  

 

GUEST EXPERT: Arielle Castillo | https://www.halftimeyoga.com/

 

Go deeper with me:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training (this is the program Arielle took!)

Uplifted Business Launchpad

Get Your Free Yoga Business Plan

 

📱Book a Free Clarity Call here

 

Blog: 

20 Awesome Ways To Make Money As A Yoga Instructor

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Aug 2, 2023

My guest today leveraged yoga to overcome 17 orthopedic surgeries and regain her mobility so she could do what she loved – hike, backpack and garden. Did you know our connection to nature is a profound tool in our healing journey? Yet nature is a tool that most yogis and yoga teachers completely overlook. 

Today, we hear Andrea’s inspiring yoga transformation story. How she shifted her mindset from a victim mentality into one of abundance, where she is now thriving. At age 50, Andrea took her first Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training, became a leader in our Uplifted Teacher Training world, got certified as a Mindful Outdoor Guide, and is teaching multiple classes at two YMCAs. In this episode, Andrea provides practical ideas about how you can take your mindfulness practice outdoors and allow nature to soothe your nervous system. She explains the parallels between yoga and spending time in nature, with lots of practical tips about how to get outside in order to shift into specific moods or emotions. Mindfulness inspired by the natural world is a perfect partner to the practices of yoga, and you’ll leave this episode inspired with easy ideas. Get her book “A Year of Mindfulness with Nature: 52-weeks of Mindfulness Ideas and Journal Prompts” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3ML7mqi 

GUEST EXPERT: Andrea Roozekrans| www.bluesboots.com  www.yogaforrealpeople.com

@yoga.for.real.people

@takeahikeyoga

 

📱Book a Free Yoga Teacher Training Clarity Call here

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Yoga for Self Mastery

 

RELEVANT BLOG:

 Coping with A Chronic Condition: 8 Ways YTT Can Help

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

 

Jul 26, 2023

Here’s what no one ever tells you: Yoga was always meant to be profoundly personal. A yoga practice adapted uniquely to you is *twice* as potent as a generic group class that’s one-size-fits-all. In a world with personalized medicine and personalized nutrition, of course you should have your own personalized yoga ritual. This is how yoga was always MEANT to be. So it’s time to put together your most potent practice with my brand new book YOGA LIFE. Are you ready?

🔹 Discover your five winning “soulmate” yoga postures

🔹 Design an adaptable tailor‐made practice that works for YOU and YOUR BODY. 

🔹 Drop “Yoga Habits” into your jam-packed day, whether it’s during a traffic jam, a toddler meltdown, or a life-changing crisis. 

 

See the superfun photos and pre-order here: https://www.brettlarkin.com/yoga-life-book 

 

Instagram: @larkinyogatv

Study with Me

Yoga for Self Mastery Course

Kundalini Demystified Course

Get videos from Inside my Kundalini 200-hour Training


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Jul 19, 2023

What is Kriya Yoga? It depends who you ask! In this episode, I work to demystify this term. We look at how “kriya yoga” is interpreted by

🔹 Paramhansa Yogananda 

🔹 Ayurveda

🔹 Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras

In this episode we talk about Yoga Sutra 2.1 and why I’m obsessed with this idea of “yoga in action” alluded to by “kriya yoga.” Jumping from a basic asana practice, where you move through each yoga posture for physical benefits, to a spiritual practice as outlined by the kriya yoga tradition can be a little confusing. But it doesn’t have to be! Listen to this episode to learn more. 

 

Instagram: @larkinyogatv

Study with Me

Yoga for Self Mastery Course

Kundalini Demystified Course

Get videos from Inside my Kundalini 200-hour Training

Free Yoga Practice: 

Easy Kundalini Yoga Practice for Beginners (30-min) Kriya, Poses, Breath of Fire, & Meditation

 

Blog: 

What is Kriya Yoga?  

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Jul 12, 2023

I used to hear the word “boundary” and thought that it meant putting up an energetic brick wall. This was not fun (and not feasible). In today’s episode, I share practical tips about what I’ve learned on setting and holding boundaries with an open heart. Most of us have been conditioned to think that “boundaries = confrontation” and even physically tense up when we have to hold a boundary or say “no.” The tips I share today will help with that:

🔹Notice boundaries in nature

🔹Make your boundaries intensely personal (even if they are outlandish)

🔹Get clear and accept the boundary within yourself self (otherwise you can’t expect anyone else to uphold it

🔹Deliver your boundary with an open heart 

Gratitude to one of my teachers, Kednra Cunov, who inspired the tips in this episode.

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

🐍 Yoga for Self Mastery Course

 

Blog: 

Solar Plexus Blocked Symptoms And How To Balance

Instagram: @larkinyogatv

Suggested Yoga Practice: 

YOGA FOR BURNOUT | Women's Yoga Poses for Emotional Release

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

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