loader from loading.io

Episode 057 Effortless Effort & the Wisdom of Yin w/Claire Graham

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Release Date: 11/02/2020

Episode 065 The Great Question of Our Lifetime show art Episode 065 The Great Question of Our Lifetime

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Certain moments stand out in a lifetime. For us, this pandemic, and most importantly how we go forward from it, might be the most important question of our generation.

info_outline
Episode 064 How do we go Forward from here? show art Episode 064 How do we go Forward from here?

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

It has been my question for most of this year. With all the drastic changes to our lives during the pandemic, we have also learned a lot about ourselves, our families, and our global communities. We have learned what we really miss, what we value most and what things we can do without.

info_outline
Episode 063 The Science of Meditation show art Episode 063 The Science of Meditation

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

How long does it take to make lasting, observable changes in our brains? This is the question neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson set out to discover...and the results of several decades of research are so inspiring, even for beginners! In this episode I share my learning from a recent online summit on Science & Meditation. It will tell you what we know so far about what meditation does to the neuropathways in the brain, how much practice it takes and ultimately how we can "train the mind to be happy"!

info_outline
Episode 062 The Art of ReWilding w/Natasha Lythgoe show art Episode 062 The Art of ReWilding w/Natasha Lythgoe

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

This is an episode about how we come home to ourselves. It is about getting to know ourselves below the neck and beneath the words, and connecting into the depth of our human experience. Sometimes it takes being out in nature and really allowing its wisdom and aliveness and presence to be felt for us to then know who we truly are. I know you are going to love this conversation with Natasha Lythgoe, who runs nature connection retreats, guides vision quests and leads The Art of Rewilding @the_art_of_rewilding

info_outline
Episode 060 Facing criticism and finding courage in your creative work & life show art Episode 060 Facing criticism and finding courage in your creative work & life

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Whenever we put our creative work into the world or express ourselves authentically, we open ourselves up to criticism. We might tell ourselves that it's okay if not everyone likes our work (or us!). But the truth is, criticism not only hurts, the fear of criticism can prevent us from creating or being authentic in the first place! This episode is about my own evolving relationship with criticism & the mind-training practices that have helped me find courage to keep creating and live authentically.

info_outline
Episode 059 Chasing Clarity w/ Meghan Hatalla show art Episode 059 Chasing Clarity w/ Meghan Hatalla

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Small movements, brief moments, these have more value than we often realise. They can sneak up on us when we look up at the night sky and feel that clarity reflected within ourselves. They can come through gentle movement of the body and bring transformation. In this conversation, I talk to yoga teacher Meghan Hatalla about her own practice with Soma Yoga, giving ourselves permission to make small moments meaningful, and how she's getting intentional about the way she uses her time & energy this year.

info_outline
Episode 058 What my meditation practice really looks like show art Episode 058 What my meditation practice really looks like

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

When we think about meditation, most of us probably imagine sitting somewhere on a cushion with our eyes closed. But meditation, or mind-training, is actually a range of practices — and some of the ones I find most effective happen "on the go" when I look like I'm doing anything but "meditating". In this episode, I share the range of practices I do every day to reduce mental distress and increase my inner access to joy, gratitude, acceptance, compassion and peace of mind.

info_outline
Episode 057 Effortless Effort & the Wisdom of Yin w/Claire Graham show art Episode 057 Effortless Effort & the Wisdom of Yin w/Claire Graham

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

How can we learn to get into the flow and allow things to be easy? (Or at least easier...) In this episode, yogi Claire Graham reflects on the the fluxuations of yin and yang energy. She highlights how we are taught if we are not directing things and "making things happen" we are failing...and why this is exactly the opposite to the wisdom of yin and getting into the flow. And she shares how yoga and mindfulness practices are a way out of this habitual pattern of pushing, forcing, and working too hard.

info_outline
Episode 056 Quirky meditation advice show art Episode 056 Quirky meditation advice

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Here we are beautiful messy luminous souls, trying to find a sense of balance and connect inward to our deeper selves...while also trying to get to work on time, give our kids our loving attention, keep food in the fridge and the laundry from taking over the house! We are part of an evolving tradition of meditation weaving inner practice into messy real life. So from one messy luminous soul to another, I wanted to share four quirky pieces of meditation advice I use all the time to practice.

info_outline
Episode 055 The Heart & Bones of Inner Life w/Brea Johnson show art Episode 055 The Heart & Bones of Inner Life w/Brea Johnson

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

How can we create a life where we experience true belonging rather than the compulsion to mould ourselves to 'fit in'? How can we use our physical yoga practice as a way of understanding the intangible aspects of our hearts and minds? And how can we unpack our layers of social conditioning that block our truest connection to ourselves and others? These are some of the many questions in this beautiful conversation with yoga teacher & online studio founder Brea Johnson.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

How can we learn to get into the flow and allow things to be easy? (Or at least easier...) In this episode, yogi Claire Graham reflects on the way we experience the fluxuations of yin and yang energy. She highlights how we are taught if we are not directing things and "making things happen" we are failing...and why this is exactly the opposite to the wisdom of yin and getting into the flow. And she shares her own experience of yoga and mindfulness practices as a way out of this habitual pattern of pushing, forcing, and working too hard. You can connect with Claire @cgyogaandwellness or www.cgyoga.org.uk