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Timestamped summary of this episode:
00:00:00 - Introduction
The hosts introduce the podcast and its mission to explore the stories that the body holds and tells. They discuss the importance of connecting the individual to the collective through stories for a more peaceful coexistence.
00:01:55 - The Power of Magic
The hosts discuss the concept of magic and how it keeps coming up in their lives. They talk about the importance of language and finding words that light us up and help us grow.
00:06:09 - The Evolution of Practice
The hosts discuss the difference between progress and evolution in relation to spiritual practice. They talk about the importance of being honest with oneself and adapting to what emerges next on the path of meditation.
00:09:55 - Individualized Practice
The hosts discuss the importance of individualizing one's practice to fit their needs and feed their soul. They share personal examples of how their practices have evolved over time to better suit their lifestyles.
00:13:49 - Mindfulness and Meditation
The hosts delve deeper into the difference between mindfulness and meditation and how the practice of each has impacted their lives. They talk about the importance of being present in the moment and how it can lead to a better version of oneself.
00:15:12 - The Evolution of Mindfulness
Theresa discusses the evolution of her mindfulness practice and how it began with being attuned to her senses while working as a massage therapist. She explains how touch became an exchange between her and her clients and how she started to recognize nonverbal communication.
00:18:08 - Yoga as a Holistic System
Theresa and Sherry discuss the reductionist approach of conventional medicine and how yoga is an ancient holistic system that can offer its own healing practices. They talk about the importance of integrative medicine and how yoga can help with not only physical but also mental and emotional health.
00:21:24 - The Power of Touch
Theresa and Sherry share personal experiences of being with loved ones who were transitioning from this life to the next. They discuss the power of touch and how it can communicate love and support even when words may not be enough.
00:27:19 - Consistency and Observation
Theresa talks about the importance of consistency in yoga and meditation practices, using the example of a sit spot to observe changes over time. She also discusses the practice of impermanence and how accepting change can help us prepare for the ultimate change of death.
00:29:54 - Embracing Impermanence
Theresa shares her personal practice of embracing impermanence, using the example of letting her hair go gray as a way to accept changes in her body. She discusses the importance of starting small and accepting changes as they come, in order to be better
00:30:52 - Evolution in Yoga Practice
The hosts discuss the importance of progression and regression in yoga practice. They note that while progression is commonly encouraged, regression is rarely mentioned as an option. They also highlight the importance of recognizing when to regress to an older practice and go back in order to move forward.
00:33:28 - Positive vs Negative Language
The hosts discuss the importance of framing things in the positive rather than negative. They use the example of rewriting the Ten Commandments and the Yamas and Niyamas from the positive (rather than "thou shall nots"). They note that the universe only hears positive language and that reframing things as such can have a powerful impact.
00:38:09 - Self-Care and Service to Others
The hosts discuss the balance between self-care and service to others. They note that caring for oneself is just as important as caring for others. They highlight the evolution of their own practices in this regard and the importance of being aware of one's own needs while also being of service to others.
00:42:26 - Evolution in Relationships
The hosts discuss the evolution of their practice in the context of relationships. They note that the progress of their practice is not just on the mat or cushion, but in their interactions with others. They highlight the importance of noticing when they're noticing and recognizing patterns and triggers in order to calm the fluctuations of the mind.
00:45:41 - Noticing Awareness
The hosts discuss the importance of being aware of our surroundings and noticing the little things that we often overlook. They talk about how this can be applied to daily life, such as noticing habitual patterns of reaction that generate agitation and becoming more aware of our emotions.
00:47:19 - Progression and Regression
The hosts explore the idea of progression and regression on the spiritual path and how being comfortable can sometimes lead to a lack of progress. They also discuss the signs of progress, such as increased mindfulness and compassion, and how to recognize when we are stuck.
00:51:13 - How to Make Progress
The hosts discuss the importance of starting small when it comes to spiritual growth, such as being mindful during daily activities like brushing our teeth or eating a favorite meal. They also encourage listeners to be kind to themselves and not to expect progress to happen overnight.
00:54:50 - Mystery and Magic
The hosts talk about the role of mystery and magic in spiritual practice and how being open to the unexpected can bring new meaning to our lives. They also tease an upcoming retreat and invite listeners to share their suggestions for making the most out of a retreat experience.
00:58:04 - Retreat Planning
The hosts remind listeners about their upcoming retreat, Rhythm & Rhyme Reset, and encourage them to share their ideas for making it a memorable experience. They also invite feedback on the podcast and encourage listeners to reach out with their thoughts and suggestions.
Sources from the Show:
Colleen Attara (artist who creates salvaged/recycled words of your choosing - she also leads amazing workshops and has a line of greeting cards available in so many places)
Our Amazing Team:
Judith George - Editor (video & audio)
Keith Kenny - Music
Cindy Fatsis - Photography