Embodied Living Yoga

Embodied Living Yoga

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Welcome to Embodied Living Yoga, with Shannon Elliott. Shannon is a yoga instructor and owner of Onyx Yoga Studio. Her gift to others is to pass on the teachings from those who have done the same for her. Enjoy the briefer dharma talks from live yoga classes and the longer podcasts on topics ranging from breath, to the ancient texts, to Ayurveda, and many things in between. She has the ability to make students feel as if she is speaking directly to them, take a listen! These discussions are elevating, fun, and full of wisdom steeped in the teachings. Thank you for being here. Om Shanti.
43: How Discipline Gives You More Time
Oct 19 • 6 min
In this episode, I discuss the benefits of discipline, maybe the most useful one being the gift of more time. Thank you to my kid’s karate teacher for this great teaching! Thank you for listening. Om Shanti. www.shannonelliottyoga.com
42: Trust in All Things
Oct 19 • 9 min
In this dharma talk I discuss how to build trust and in turn, the result being that fear is removed. There are a couple little things I have been doing every day and it has helped to break some lifelong patterns of not trusting in myself and others. It is…
41: Why I Love a Good Cry
Oct 12 • 17 min
In Episode 41, From the Couch Fridays, I talk about the healing benefits of crying. Some of us really resist crying when it comes up. Based on Ayurveda and the law of like increases like and opposites balance us, I will explain why it is one of the…
40: Your Imperfection is the Perfection
Oct 10 • 14 min
You Imprefection is the Perfection and in this episode I tell you why. Breaking it down from the book: ‘Tantra The Supreme Understanding,’ I share the words from a wise teacher. This teaching of “you are already perfect as you are” became alive in me…
39: How to Live According to Your Own Nature
Oct 10 • 23 min
In Episode 39 I pass on a teaching from Babaji Satyanarayanas Dasa from the Jiva Ashram in Vrindavan India. Its an in-depth discussion about the understanding that if you work according to your nature life will be easy. Sounds nice, but what does that…
38: The Body is the Greatest Creation
Oct 3 • 24 min
“From the Couch Friday!” on a Wednesday. This share is on about when we get harsh on ourselves, our behaviors, our physical attributes, and we get in a rut of not feeling great about ourselves. I came across a great reading on how to love the body,…
37: Say Good-bye to Your Practice!
Oct 2 • 13 min
In episode 37 I talk about our culture’s tendency to always be practicing. When we are practicing we are thinking, and in thinking, we are not in pure presence and experience. So this episode encourages you to throw your practice out the window, move…
36: Like Increases Like
Sep 28 • 13 min
Today’s talk goes over one of the laws of nature, like increases like. It explains why we crave the things we do, how to bring ourselves back in to balance as needed, and how to gain more awareness over what is really best for us in any given moment.…
35: Svatantrya, the Power of Freedom!
Sep 27 • 30 min
This episode goes over Svatantrya, one of my favorite concepts in Yoga. We have so much freedom in our ability to weave and shape our internal world. How do we connect to that power, begin to use it in a practical way, and have a deep and meaningful…
34: Ayurveda’s Stages of Dis-ease
Sep 18 • 20 min
In this episode, I go through one of my favorite Ayurvedic teachings on how doshas build in the body, how we can connect deeper to identifying our own imbalances, and how to take steps towards self-care and healing, if needed. This is such an important…
33: Being Okay in the Dark
Sep 14 • 20 min
From the Couch Friday! In this episode, I talk about the dark and being okay with it. Why do we want to be okay in the dark? What is it about the unknown that scares us? How can we begin to change our relationship to the dark and get comfortable with both…
32: The Yoga Lull
Sep 12 • 8 min
in Episode 32 I talk about the Yoga Lull and how it happens to most of us at some point and it is ok. When going through it, it’s asking yourself “what’s useful” in how you respond to yourself and to not take it all so seriously. Embrace your humanness.…
31: Speaking Your Truth
Sep 9 • 23 min
I share some ways in which I have followed my own personal truth. I put a framework about how to get in touch with that, what you can expect to happen, and how to build the courage (alongside fear) to follow your path to inner and outer freedom. Om Shanti…
30: Why Meditate?
Sep 5 • 27 min
This episode talks about why we want to meditate, how to meditate simply, and the power of routine. My goal is to get you excited about meditation and to understand the freedom that is accessed by creating an elevating routine in your daily life. It’s…
29: Yoga is a Remembering
Sep 5 • 8 min
This brief dharma talk is packed with a powerful teaching. The teachings teach us how to keep it simple, keep our journey moving inside, and how to create an enlightening waking up to you. You have it all already, and through Yoga we Remember and connnect…
28: Dharma for Real Life
Aug 31 • 18 min
From the Couch Firday! This episode was inspired by my 6 year old son and the book ‘The Orphan Keeper.’ Sounds random but it all comes together quite nicely into an important and deep dharma teaching. Thank you for listening. Om Shanti.…
27: Be Here Now- Atha!
Aug 20 • 15 min
In this episode the word “atha” is broken down. This is the first word in ‘Patanjali’s Yoga Surtra’s’ and it quite deliberate. You could take this one word and make it your entire life’s work. What is all this talk about Now? Why is it important? How do…
26: Pranayama and Breath of Fire
Aug 15 • 23 min
This episode discusses Pranayama and what this practice has to do with our Words and Emotions. Breath is interesting because it is both automatic and conscious, therefore we have a tendency to ignore it. What are the consequences of that? What are the…
25: Resilience
Aug 15 • 20 min
Resilience is one of my favorite topics/experiences in the Yoga practice. This is a talk explaining what resilience is and how to build it in your own life. It ends with a meditation but be sure to stick around after as I offer one of my favorite…
24: Sutra 1.14 from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Aug 10 • 20 min
This episode of “From the Couch Friday” has less Shannon and straight up teaching. I break down Sutra 1.14 “The practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and with enthusiasm.” This, to me, is a key sutra to…
23: Acceptance
Aug 8 • 19 min
In this episode, I discuss acceptance, referring both to the yoga teachings and an excerpt on acceptance that is read in recovery circles. This reading aligns deeply with the yoga teachings and is something I love to remind myself of when I feel “stuck.”…
22: The Power of Choice
Aug 6 • 14 min
In Episode 22 the dharma talk is about feeling stuck and how the yoga practice can help us. The teachings continue to have us look within and from that, we see how many choices we actually have to process, experience, and create in the world. May we all…
21: Yoga and the Power to Heal
Aug 3 • 18 min
In Episode 21: “From the Couch Friday!” I discuss healing using the yoga practice, the 8 limbs of yoga, and our relationships. Yoga has been the consistent piece through my life transitions, one I am grateful for and here to say works. Make sure you…
20: Control versus Flow
Aug 1 • 16 min
In Episode 20, the dharma talk discusses the consequences of control and flow in your own inner experience during your practice. How do we move towards open breath, flowing movement, and a peaceful inner state? What does this really feel like and what are…
19: Deepening Your Intention
Jul 30 • 25 min
In Episode 19 the dharma talk discusses how to move from Source and what that has to do with Intention. I go over the benefits and how to create a meaningful and personal Intention, discuss a theory I call “Hands and Feet,” and we end with an Intention…
18: Stop wasting time not being you!
Jul 27 • 24 min
Allowing yourself to be you is the greatest gift you can give to the Universe. The journey is the point. All parts of you in this moment are complete within you, as you are. You may have anger, jealousy, impatience, etc- love those parts too. I share…
17: Meditation, the Journey to you
Jul 25 • 17 min
What is the point of the physical movement class? Is there something post-savasana we can be doing before we get up and off the mat? Yoga is FOR you. The yoga process is a journey to YOU. This is a meditation (however there is talking so you can listen in…
16: Breaking it down: Ahimsa
Jul 23 • 14 min
In Episode 16, Ahima (non-violence) is broken down. How can you explore this in your daily life? How can we turn this into a positive that elevates our capacity for love? And what does love have to do with it? From the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the…
15: Self Esteem and Yoga
Jul 20 • 29 min
From the Couch Fridays!!! An honest conversation about self esteem. What do the doshas and the yamas and niyamas have to do with it? Imagine what more you could do in the world if you had an inner confidence that could not be shaken.
14: Balance and the Laws of Nature
Jul 18 • 12 min
In Episode 14 Living in Balance is discussed. Balance is defined through the yogic lense as the natural order of things. But how do we play with it in a useful way, integrate this into our daily lives, and create even deeper and more fulfilling…
13: Just Do the Thing!
Jul 15 • 11 min
In Episode 13: How do we move through the blocks when we feel like we can’t? What’s the secret to reconnecting? How do we take the action of our own dharma (life purpose)? In this episode I break it down, give simple suggestions and tools to live your…
12: Rigidity, is it worth it?
Jul 11 • 21 min
In Episode 12, its a dharma talk from my couch. Are there benefits from being rigid in your life? What does it mean to be world embracing? Do you have the courage to be whoever the eff you are, and are you willing to go big on you?
11: Transformation!
Jul 4 • 10 min
In Episode 11, our dharma talk is about Transformation and what that really means from a yogic perspective. “You owe it to yourself to be yourself.” Yogi Bhajan
10: Brain Fog is Real. Drain Your Brain!
Jun 20 • 13 min
In Episode 10 the toxic sludge that can build up in the brain is discussed. You have the power to lubricate your internal channels, increase your own vitality, sense of self worth, and clarity in your daily life. Listen to find out how. Happy brain…
09: Non attachment, what does that even mean?
Jun 20 • 9 min
In Episode 9 nonattachment is contemplated. What does nonattachment even mean? How do we know what we want is even what we need? What do wants really bring out in us? Can we be okay just being? Does nonattachment mean we do not care? Listen here to…
08: How does Yoga help when you are 10 steps behind?
Jun 7 • 9 min
In this episode we begin with the Sanskrit word Purnatva, the state of being whole and fulfilled (you have everything you need and everything you need you have.) I was reminded of this teaching when my day started out 10 steps behind before my eyes even…
07: Inner Exploration, oh My!
Jun 4 • 15 min
In this Episode I discuss what happens when we begin to do the deeper work of staying in awareness and allowing ourselves to be with the revelations that come. Yoga gives us an opportunity to know ourselves better, to accept, to cleanse, and to elevate.…
06: Free the Breath, Free the Mind~
Jun 4 • 7 min
In Episode 6 I share a breathing practice that will reveal a deeper inner experience and elevate how you think, feel, and act in the world. I am finding profound shifts in my subtle body through this breath focus, I would love to hear about your…
05: Growth on the Yogic Path
May 30 • 9 min
In Episode 05 it is time for reflection. One of my teachers, Reverand Jaganath Carrera (http://www.yogalifesociety.com/) states one of the ways to reflect on our own spiritual evolution, is to ask ourselves the question: “Am I more loving today than I was…
04: Satya, Truthfulness
May 30 • 8 min
In Episode 4 of “The Embodied Living Yoga Podcast” we explore how being rigid in our beliefs can keep us in a “truth” which ends up not being beneficial to us or our relationships. Satya is one of the Yamas, which is the first of the 8 limbs of Yoga, from…
03: Relationship to You
May 21 • 10 min
In Episode 03 of the Embodied Living Yoga Podcast, we explore how to, and the importance of going deeper in Relationship to the inner Self. This has been a huge part of my recent growth and I hope you find it meaningful to explore within your own being.…
02: Assimilate, Weave, Meditate
May 17 • 17 min
In Episode 02 we learn about Ama (undigested food, thoughts, and emotions) and how to begin to weave our Prana (life force) clearing through our own blocks. We also do a “neutral mind meditation” which I hope lights you up the way it does me. Thank you so…
01: Exhale to Nourish
May 14 • 10 min
The very first episode of Embodied Living Yoga! Did you know the way to a deeper breath is to exhale first??? What I value most is creating a nourishing practice for both myself and passing it on to others. This is a simple but deep concept and I hope you…