TAA011 How to create and achieve goals

Goal setting and the art of resilience Goals are something that I get really excited about. I think from a young age I learned how to set them and achieve them and from that practice it has become second-nature. I get many compliments very often about how ambitious I am and how when I dream something up I make it …

IJ020 A course in miracles

Lesson one: Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything. Imagine if all of the years of trauma, emotional suffering, shock, faulty beliefs, and just overall baggage we carry with us was eliminated. That’s what this first lesson reminds me of. If we could clean our lens – so squeaky clean …

IJ019 How To Draw in Positive People

How to deal with negative people How to deal with negative people, and then how to draw the right, positive kind of people toward you. How to deal with negative people: don’t get sucked into their story. Create healthy boundaries Take full accountability for our own emotions and let them do the same with theirs. Erin worked at a school …

TAA010 Breaking Free from Codependency: The journey of independent emotional health

The definition of “codependency” is excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction. Here’s the thing… When we are codependent on someone or something outside of ourselves, we make ourselves out to be incomplete. Just think of the word “dependent” = I can’t survive without you. Usually when …

IJ018 Yoga Sutras 15 and 16: Staying Awake with Consciousness

Yoga Sutra 1.15 – DRSTA ANUSRAVIKA VISAYA VITRSNASYA VASIKARA SAMJNA VAIRAGYM Mastering (vasikara-samjna) detachment (vairagya) occurs when we have no desire or thirst (vitrsnyasa) for objects we can perceive (drsta) and for concepts or objects that we have heard of but never experienced (anusravika). Desire usually comes from a place of lacking on the inside. In yoga the goal is to …

TAA009 Detox your body and mind for better energy, clarity, and health

3 parts of detox: Preparation During After Preparation: Make sure you have a few days to chill, even if you don’t feel tired, it’s essential. Stock up on veggies, fruits and supplements. Supplements I recommend: B Vitamins, Milk Thistle, Vitamin C, and a good cleanse formula with turmeric, dandelion root, fennel, just to name a few. During: Expect that around …

IJ017 Yoga Sutras 12-14, Dedication in Practice and Transformation

In this episode Casey and Erin discuss yoga sutras 12-14 Yoga sutra number 12 ABHYASA VAIRAGYABYAM TANNIRODHAH These mental modifications are restrained by practice and non-attachment. I think for some people, especially the newer Yoga Student this is hard to wrap your mind around. Shouldn’t I have goals when I am practicing yoga? The answer is, not really. I suppose …

IJ015 Yoga Sutras 5-7

In this episode, Casey and Erin talk about Yoga Sutras 5-7. The first Vrttayah Pancatayyah Klista aklistah There are five kinds of mental modifications which are either painful or painless. One group of modifications causes us pain one does not.

It is pointed out that they are not divided into painful and pleasurable. Why? Because even so-called pleasurable thoughts may ultimately …

IJ016 Yoga Sutras 8-11

Viparyaya mithyajnanam atadrupa pratistham. Misconception occurs when knowledge of something is not based upon its true form. Coiled rope and mistake it for a snake. Sometime when we approach something in life it appears a lot scarier than it really is. For example, I used to be so afraid of experiencing my feelings. I would sit and resist and distract, …