Applying Ancient Yoga Principles to a Busy, Modern Life with Pleasance Silicki

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the demands and pressures of your life? Do you struggle to find a healthy way through the daily ups and downs? Do you wish for a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand and take care of everything on your to-do list so you can catch your breath? (I’m raising my hand over here on that last one!)

Most of us want lives filled with joy and ease but our choices often set us up for something very different. Even if we’re making the best choices we can, the pressures of modern life are hard to juggle.

It’s helpful to have a path to follow, a structure or practice that helps guide us toward a more ease-filled life. Today we’re talking about applying the ancient wisdom of yoga principles to busy lives in practical ways. Yoga is MUCH, MUCH more than just a body-stretching path to fitness!

My guest this week is Pleasance Silicki, a teacher, coach, magic-maker and community builder. She’s the author of the e-book Delight: Eight Principles for Living with Joy and Ease, and co-founder of the National Kids Yoga Conference. She also founded Lil Omm Yoga, a former yoga studio in Washington, DC, now an online community. Today we are talking about slowing down, simplifying, and giving ourselves permission to be ENOUGH.

“We aren’t taught to pay attention to the subtle inner parts of our bodies.”

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How yoga added value and changed the course of Pleasance’s life
  • Dealing with the pressure from outside expectations
  • How yoga gives meaning, clarity, purpose, and intention
  • The emotional release of yoga
  • The energy body and inner work
  • How yoga affects pregnant women and new moms
  • The huge growth in popularity of the National Kids Yoga Conference
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga: a path to the art of living
  • The history of yoga and the teacher/student relationship
  • True yoga vs. “yoga-inspired” fitness
  • Commitment of concentration
  • Being an example of kindness and generosity
  • Truth-telling
  • Paying attention to harmful thoughts
  • Awareness and acknowledgement
  • Alignment vs. Balance
  • Saying NO so top priorities can be YES
  • How to pause and weigh choices
  • How to break the “feast or famine” cycle that leads to burnout
  • Contentment in the yoga tradition

Resources:

www.lilomm.com

www.lilomm.com/giveaway  (Get Pleasance’s ebook for FREE!)

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