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Living the Yoga Life

008 Jess Heslop – Live the Life You Love

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IN THIS EPISODE OF PRACTICALLY CONSCIOUS,

(listen with the player above or subscribe & review at iTunes or Stitcher),

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I TALK WITH JESS HESLOP

writer, life coach, and founder of the popular blog Live the Life You Love.  We have a fun time, discussing everything from food in London, self acceptance, dealing with tragedy, listening to energy, and letting your creative passions flow.

You can find Jess at her blog.  Also, I recommend you like her on Facebook at Live the Life You Love to get her writing and inspirational quotes in your Facebook feed.

BOOKS ETC. JESS AND I MENTION IN THIS EPISODE

The Wake up Cloud with Henri Junttila

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman, Foundation for Inner Peace

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Hay House Radio radio for your soul

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Namaste Everybody!

-Chris

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Living the Yoga Life

My Best Next Step – Feb 8, 2014

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The past month

has been a transition period for me, and I’m sure some of you have noticed I have been less consistent getting ideas, advice, and inspiration out to you.  I apologize if you have not been getting all you want from me, but I’m excited about big changes in the coming months that will help me serve you better.  So I wanted to give you an update of some of the changes and goals you will see in the coming months.

 

Family.

My wonderful wife and daughter continue to be a joy and inspiration to me.  Darina, my wife, has been fabulous in helping me re-prioritize my efforts to share all I have to offer.  In addition to my architecture, city design, yoga & meditation classes, blogging, and taking a podcasting course, we’ve moved from the Czech Republic back to Washington DC.  It has been a big transition, getting our 4 month old daughter into a new routine, still getting used to parenting, unpacking, and trying to keep up with all of my other efforts.  Through it all, my wife and daughter have been amazing!

Architecture.

Architecture and design continues to provide significant income for us.  The time it takes, however, continues to be a challenges.  I suppose this is one most of us struggle with, work-life balance.  My plans for the future here are to better align my architecture projects with my passion for yoga.  I think this will mean less city design, and more health and wellness projects that are smaller in scale – spas, yoga studios, hotels, and individual houses.  After some reflection, I realized that my favorite projects have been the smaller ones, where I have more direct connection with the client and the end user.  The projects finish faster, and the positive impacts on peoples lives can be seen more directly.

Yoga and Meditation.

Now that I’m back in the US, I have been able to get back to a regular teaching schedule.  It has been great to re-connect with students and meet lots of amazing new people.  I’m teaching meditation within my yoga classes, but there may be an opportunity to start a pure meditation class, which would be wonderful.  I have some ideas for additional workshops and trainings, but these are things that will have to wait a bit before they can be realized.

Website Reorganization.

I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started my website, so I let it grow organically.  It became a bit disorganized and unclear as to the purpose, information I am trying to convey, and the entertainment I am trying to provide.  I’m excited that I have it clear in my head the direction I want to head in with the website.  I will have to find the time for a redesign, or perhaps venture into the world of virtual assistants to get it to happen.

Book update.

I made great progress on my book, tentatively titled “Your Power”, while in the Czech Republic for three and a half months.  I would say I’m about 90 percent done with the first draft.  I was hoping to have the book published my mid-2014, but  it is now looking more like it will be towards the end of the year.

Podcast.

This one is really exciting for me!  I just finished the first week of a four week course with the amazing Cliff Ravenscraft, “the podcast answerman”.  Cliff has trained over 50% of the top ten podcasters in EVERY category on iTunes, and I feel like I have already learned a ton.  I’m not yet sure when the launch date for my podcast will be, but I’m excited to tell you that the show will focus on meditation, yoga, and consciousness.  I’ve already started lining up some great people to interview for the show and I think it will make an important contribution to getting the word out about the huge benefits of these practices.

So that’s the update!

Thanks as always for all the support as I continue on this journey.  I look forward to continuing to connect with you as I share the best of yoga, meditation, consciousness, architecture, and design.

Lots of love,
Chris

Best Yoga on the Web

Best Yoga on the Web – Friday, December 20,…

For yoga teachers and serious students, “Best Yoga on the Web” is your hand-picked guide to this week’s best of the best yoga and meditation from around the world.  This week – Matthew Sanford, a nice article, meditation and the tech industry, a Christmas yoga workshop, and managing holiday stress.

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I was reminded that not everyone knows the amazing work and story of yoga instructor Matthew Sanford.  Any serious yoga student or instructor should be aware of him, period.

 

The Fear and Fun of Yoga Transformation

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It’s always nice to see what’s happening in the yoga world in some of the quieter, less-hyped parts of the community.  I found this really nice little article in the Rock River Times, by Jennie Williford, the owner and sole instructor at Pranayama Yoga Studio in Rockford, Illinois.  She describes the yoga experience in a simple, fun, accessible, and charming way.  Here’s a quote from the article,

Working with and through poses that are either fearful or fun provides us with opportunities to recognize our usual mental disturbance, and then challenges us to bring our mind to a quieter, more balanced place. Given only “comfortable” and “easy” poses in yoga can deprive us of this opportunity to transform our mental reactions for real-life challenges.

You can read the entire article here.

 

Another Article on Meditation and the Tech Industry

For companies like Google and Intel, “meditation is becoming the new fuel behind their work.”  Here’s the latest article at Computer World.

 

Looking to Make it a Yoga Christmas?

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It’s last minute, but you can still join Kailas Chaitanya for a weeklong workshop December 22 – December 27 at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley California.  Kailas will be covering Christ’s Sermon on the Mount and classical Vedanta philosophy.  It sounds to be a fairly intense workshop, beginning every morning with a 6 am silent meditation, two 2 hour physical practices per day, and concludes each day with a satsang that ends at 10pm.  There will be a Christmas feast on December 24th.  If I was anywhere near Grass Valley, CA, I’d be tempted to go to this one.

If you Can’t Escape the Relatives at Christmas...

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Life Hacker re-posted this article by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits which provides suggestions for how to turn your holidays with the relatives into a meditation practice.  You can see my take on the subject here.

If you have something you think might be worth sharing in a future edition of “Best Yoga on the Web” send me an e-mail or link at chris@chrisbrownstudios.com.
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