Happy Healthy Human Radio - Find Balance With Samantha Attard PhD, RYT, Doula

Happy Healthy Human Radio - Find Balance With Samantha Attard PhD, RYT, Doula

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These broadcasts deliver big life lessons in digestible packages. You’ll find meditations, recipes, yoga, and lessons on gaining balance from Samantha Attard. Sam is a doula, yoga instructor, nutrition PhD, and coach who specializes in eastern philosophy and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. Listen and find bliss and balance in your every day.
Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils
Jun 21 • 12 min
Are oils good for you? I say yes, as long as they’re fresh! Yep - not all oils are created equally AND it’s actually pretty easy for our standard oils to go rancid. YUCK. Today on the podcast, I’m sharing which oils are in my kitchen cabinet, and how I…
Creating Routines According to your Dosha
Jun 20 • 9 min
In Ayurveda, we create daily routines to keep us in rhythm with our bodies, our days, and our seasons. In true Ayurvedic fashion, these routines need to be personalized according to your dosha (your mind-body type). When we create routines in line with…
Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle
Jun 19 • 10 min
Science has been slowly exploring and confirming the existence of a mind-body connection. One of the most palpable ways to see the mind-body connection in action is to explore the fear tension pain cycle. This is a cycle that happens in labor/delivery, in…
Instant Gratification & Self-Improvement
Jun 18 • 9 min
Whew! After an amazing weekend at my Ayurvedic retreat in Virginia, I’m sharing a powerful lesson on self-compassion and self-improvement. I can’t even count the amount of times that my clients have told me “I just need to let this go” in reference to…
30 minute yoga for creating space
Jun 15 • 33 min
Today’s 30 minute yoga sequence is based on a sequence I used last week in class to help my doula client relax her pelvic floor, tone her leg muscles and get ready for labor! Don’t worry - this is a great class to do, even if you aren’t pregnant. Enjoy…
Vegan, gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi
Jun 14 • 7 min
A new favorite recipe at my household: fast vegan gluten free sweet potato gnocchi (say that 5 times fast). My methods of making gnocchi may not be traditional, but you still get the delicious flavor and texture of traditional gnocchi. It’s worth a try.…
Tonglen Meditation - You are not alone
Jun 13 • 10 min
After a week where two very famous and “successful” people committed suicide, I’m sharing how I understand suicide from the lens of yoga, Ayurveda, and Buddhist wisdom. I’m also sharing a meditation practice that’s beneficial for feeling your connection…
Relaxation from the inside out
Jun 12 • 9 min
It is so easy to get caught up in the external - all of the things that we can see and direct with our own eyes. But stress is a two-way street. It can come from an external source or an internal source. That means that relief can be internally generated…
How to find your intrinsic motivation
Jun 11 • 10 min
Happy Monday, everyone! The theme of last week was balancing your internal and external world. We live in a world with SO much sensory input. There are lessons, teachers, articles, and media everywhere we turn, and it can be hard to tap into what it is…
7 minute Rebalancing Yoga Sequence
Jun 8 • 10 min
Try this simple set of poses after a long day at work. It will rebalance your energy and give you the boost you need to have a great evening with friends or family. I recommend using a block, book, or blanket, but you can do this without any props if you…
Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe
Jun 7 • 8 min
Today I’m sharing one of the staple recipes in our house - a vegan smoked gouda recipe. The recipe is adapted from Julie Piatt (@SriMati)’s great book “This Cheese is Nuts”. I can’t recommend this book enough for any vegans or non-dairy eaters. It’s full…
Your most significant relationship: media and you
Jun 6 • 10 min
Have you ever heard that quote that “you’re the average of the five people you spend your time with?” I truly believe in this adage, but in our current age of media and social media, I think we have to alter the message to be aware of our media…
The First Step in a Diet Makeover
Jun 5 • 6 min
This past weekend, I spoke on a panel at Spark Yoga (www.SparkYoga.com) about finding balance. One woman asked a question regarding diet, and I wanted to answer it here, because it’s a question that comes up often. She asked what to do when she knew there…
Finding your Super Power (hint: it’s not what you think)
Jun 4 • 9 min
Happy Monday, everyone! The topic of super powers came up for me A LOT in this past week. In working with my coaching clients, multiple times we realized their super power that was hidden in a place they didn’t expect. And this is true for a lot of us -…
45 Minute Yoga Sequence - Feeling your Infinite Potential
Jun 1 • 48 min
Hello friends! Today’s yoga sequence is a FAVORITE and is a play off of Monday’s post about recognizing your infinite potential. There are some fun and funky transitions, great strengtheners for the lower body, and a super sweet savasana. I know you’ll…
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
May 31 • 4 min
This chia seed pudding recipe is a fabulous quick and hearty breakfast. It’s perfect for anyone that’s experiencing constipation or digestive difficulties.
What to Eat Postpartum
May 30 • 11 min
We get caught up with the baby’s eating schedule after birth, but what about yours? Today we’ll discuss what to eat after delivery and in the postpartum period so that you’ll have energy and good digestion.
Balancing Two Doshas At Once
May 29 • 9 min
What’s your Ayurvedic dosha? Most people have two predominant doshas, and it can be hard to figure out which one to balance and how to go about doing it. In today’s episode, I discuss 4 different strategies for balancing two doshas at once. Don’t know…
Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Infinite Potential
May 28 • 10 min
How much potential do you have? The yogis would say infinite. Let’s explore what infinite potential means, plus learn a meditation exercise to help you embody it on a daily basis.
20 minute yin yoga sequence
May 25 • 24 min
This simple yin yoga sequence will help you find the balance between your inner and outer world. Explore the strength of your body and the softness of your spirit. No yin yoga experience necessary, just bring an open mind and an even breath. Enjoy!
Pitta Pacifying Mint Lemonade Recipe
May 24 • 4 min
This delicious and refreshing beverage will keep you well-hydrated all summer long! Make this simple mint lemonade to cool the fire-y pitta so you feel your best!
Labor Prep: Visualizing how labor starts
May 23 • 7 min
All labors are unique - you don’t know if you’ll go into labor at home, at work, if it will proceed quickly or slowly, or if your bag of waters will break or not. Taking time to visualize all of the ways that your labor might begin will help you…
Savasana goals: letting go of labels
May 22 • 13 min
The first time I learned the true purpose of savasana and applied it to my practice, I learned an incredible amount about myself and my relationship to the world. In today’s episode, learn about letting go of labels and getting in touch with reality…
Finding the Yin in your Everyday Yang
May 21 • 12 min
As I finish up my yin yoga training with Gretchen Schutte (http://tulapranayoga.com/), here are some lessons I learned about finding the yin in our very yang world. PLUS - join me at Take Care Shop in Georgetown on June 9th for my workshop on having a…
30 Minute Yoga for Receiving Inspiration
May 18 • 35 min
Today’s podcast is a fabulous 30 minute yoga sequence. We’ll play with lots of open shoulder and chest poses so that you can be receptive to the beauty and inspiration the world has to offer you. When we receive, we can give, and this yoga sequence is…
Can your dosha change? And a pitta balancing recipe
May 17 • 10 min
Today on the podcast we’re answering a listener question about if your dosha can change PLUS there’s a recipe for pitta balancing blueberry bliss balls. There are tons of insights in this episode about achieving balance and I hope you’ll enjoy! If you…
Life is your Creative Process
May 16 • 7 min
Today’s episode is all about how to create. Creativity requires more than sitting down and *doing* the work. The first step is to get inspired, so that we have some work to give. This episode is perfect for anyone that feels lackluster in their energy at…
In your third trimester? Know your Bishops Score!
May 15 • 12 min
For all my pregnant folks in the house- make sure you ask your doctor about your Bishops score if/when they’re considering inducing labor. This measure tells you how close your body is to spontaneous labor and how likely a successful induction will be!
In times of transition - “no new friends”
May 14 • 7 min
An exploration of how to find balance in times of transition. We’ll discuss setting boundaries, checking in with your energy, and honoring your “yes” by saying “no” more. Enjoy!
15 Minute Yoga to Relax your Shoulders - No Mat Necessary!
May 11 • 21 min
We hold so much tension in our shoulders - from carrying heavy bags to hunching over our desks and phones. All of this tension cuts off the energy to our shoulders and heart. Try this 15 minute yoga sequence to help you relax your shoulders. Great news -…
Beet-Sweetened Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
May 10 • 12 min
The best part of my day? My morning hot chocolate. In this episode you’ll learn the difference between natural and refined sugars, plus get a recipe for vegan, sugar free hot chocolate. Enjoy!
Selfishness vs service and an abundance mindset
May 9 • 9 min
Can we have it all? Look into the ways we fall into scarcity mindsets and find how you can be both selfish and of service at the same time.
Ego eradicator: 3 minute exercise for confidence
May 8 • 15 min
Today learn a powerful breathing technique to boost confidence and power. This breathwork/exercise is great for pregnant women and for all of us who want to learn how to be present amongst discomfort.
5 questions to ask your doctor
May 7 • 9 min
Learn about my first experience as a labor doula and how to get personalized recommendations from your doctor.
Chocolate peanut butter date ball recipe
May 4 • 8 min
Learn why dates are so great for pregnancy and labor, plus instructions on how to make vegan peanut butter chocolate date balls.
Breathwork for Balancing: Nadi Shodhana
May 3 • 9 min
Learn why our breath is so powerful for healing our bodies inside and out, plus learn my favorite breathing technique: nadi shodhana. Nadi shodhana is also known as alternate nostril breathing and it helps to balance and calm the nervous system. Check it…
30 Minute Morning Yoga
May 2 • 34 min
Check out this 30 minute yoga sequence that I created for a client who needed to get his body loosened up in the morning. It’s the perfect way to shake out the creaks from sleep and feel invigorated for a fabulous day!
Snacking and meals - how much is too much?
May 1 • 11 min
Let’s explore how many times you should be eating each day according to your Ayurvedic dosha, plus some tips for better digestion.
The demons hate fresh air
Apr 30 • 10 min
Lessons on airing out the demons so that fear and anxiety don’t win.