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Touchful Podcast with Aloha Magdalena

Touchful Podcast with Aloha Magdalena

By Aloha Magdalena
In her podcast Magdalena, practitioner and teacher of Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Iceland, talks about what it means to live a touchful life.
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2. YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST YOUR GIFT (honest talk inspired by "Encanto")

Touchful Podcast with Aloha Magdalena

17. WHEN LIFE FEELS RIGHT. How I embody the Hawaiian concept of PONO
My favorite Hawaiian word is PONO. On the surface level, you can translate it as goodness, uprightness, morality or excellence. But I like to dive deeper into even more profound meaning of pono. When something is pono, it is as it should be, naturally, gracefully. In perfect order. At ease. Reflecting the true nature of things.  In this episode I use the word pono as an inspiration and a doorway to speak about living life from deep embodiment of truth, righteousness and ease.  I hope you will enjoy listening to it! With love,  Magdalena ________ Join my Newsletter: Learn lomi lomi with me in Iceland: Send me a message: You loved this episode? Please rate it, share it on social media or send it to a friend! You can also buy me a coffee HERE. ________
September 23, 2022
In this episode I am sharing with you ten tips on how to deepen the act of receiving Hawaiian lomi lomi massage. You will learn simple, practical things that you, as a receiver of this massage (and, honestly, any bodywork in general), can do before, during and after the session to allow more relaxation, more letting go, more healing, more rest. Thank you for you and enjoy the episode! With love,  Magdalena ________ Join my Newsletter: Send me a message You loved this episode? Please rate it, share it on your Social Media or send it to a friend! You can also buy me a coffee HERE. ________
September 05, 2022
This episode features: road trip with my bestie around Iceland, Kurt Vonnegut, my sister and all the little moments when life is okay.  Enjoy! _____ More about me and lomi lomi in Iceland: Buy me a coffee: If you like this podcast, please share it with the world, review and like it. It matters. Thank you!
August 17, 2022
Some say, "The world is what you think it is". In this episode I share with you a bit of MY world - what I think it is and what are four big things that I believe in - because they shape every aspect of my life. I hope they will be inspiring and thought-provoking! Enjoy :) Aloha, Magdalena ___ The book that I mention in this episode is "Humankind: A Hopeful History" by Rutger Bregman. ___ Contact me: Subscribe to the Newsletter to get notifications about new episodes: ___ Do you like what I do? Buy me a coffee! ___
July 25, 2022
13.⁠ MORE THAN JUST A MASSAGE: Hawaiian lomi lomi from the perspective of receivers and practitioners
I often (like, really, really often) hear from my Clients that lomi lomi is more than just a massage. I get it, because it is also much more than just a massage to me. So much so, that I actually feel the massage part of lomi lomi is almost... accidental ;)  This episode is co-created with my Clients, subscribers of Aloha Newsletter and fellow lomi practitioners. I asked them: what makes lomi more than just a massage for you? What is this "more"? I am sharing their answers and my personal stories and insights around lomi.  Thank you for you and enjoy this episode! ____ Join the Newsletter: Send me a message: Buy me a coffee: ____ Follow Touchful Podcast on  Spotify Anchor Google Podcasts
July 12, 2022
BONUS –⁠ Can lomi lomi massage OPEN YOUR HEART? (and what does it even mean)
Please check notes to this episode! ____ In today's episode I explain: what does it mean to live with open heart how can massage support this process on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level what is one easy thing that you can do any time to feel more connected to your heart, to yourself and the world And in the intro to the episode I also explain that a massage is not always a solution to the problem. Sometimes what is needed is psychiatric consultation, psychotherapy, counselling, mediation, physical consultation, rehabilitation... but even in such cases, I believe with all my heart that a caring, respectful touch like lomi can be of great support. This episode was originally recorded as a Facebook livestream in June 2020. Do you prefer to watch instead of listen? You can do it here: PS. I know that I made a mistake at the beginning when I said that massage is "a recipe for the problem" while I meant that it is "the solution for the problem". I am sorry for my not-always-so-good English! Contact me: ___ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
May 20, 2022
12.⁠ My PERSONAL PRACTICES for embodied, integrated, touchful life
At first, I wanted to name this episode "Offensively simple practices" - because what I am sharing with you today is very simple. But don't be deceived! Simple is powerful. Most of the practices and ideas I am talking about, you can try right away. Enjoy! ___ My Spotify: Contact me: Lomi lomi therapy in Iceland: ___ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
May 13, 2022
11. Pleasure, joy, bliss, ALIVENESS!
Hitchcock said that a good film should start with an earthquake and be followed by a rising tension, and this episode is a little bit like this. I start with a confession and then take you on an embodied journey into pleasure, understood as more LIVE flowing through you in every moment. I share my path of pleasure of life, what it means to me and how I practice it.  Enjoy! ______ Contact me: Lomi lomi massage trainings in Iceland: ______ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
May 06, 2022
BONUS – Massage as a JOURNEY
"Massage is a journey" – translated from metaphorical to literal, based on stories of my lomi lomi Clients and my own experience. "I felt like I didn’t have a body" "I was really far away" "I felt like I was flying" "I didn’t know where I was" "It was hard to come back" "I forgot myself" – these are words of my clients. So… what does this massage DO to you? Where does it take you? Why lomi lomi sometimes has effects similar to hypnosis? What can you do to journey during massage? Is it normal? Is it safe? Is it pleasant? Where do people "go" when they journey? THIS EPISODE WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED AS A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM IN OCTOBER 2019 Watch the recording here: Contact me: _____ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
April 29, 2022
In this episode I am getting honest, raw and real about mu relationship with social media. From "love forever" to a really unhealthy one. How did this relationship started and grew, what "went wrong" along the way and how it is now? And, most importantly, why I don't want to be in this relationship anymore? Here's part one of a breakup story. Enjoy! Resources that I recommend: "The Social Dilemma" movie trailer: Cal Newport's TED Talk "Quit Social Media" Leonie Dawson's blog post "Why me and my business don't do social media anymore" The Minimalist' Podcast about digital clutter" (with Cal Newport) Betsy and Iya about their business quitting social media: Contact: ____ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
April 22, 2022
BONUS – Ho'oponopono and self care: making right more right
This episode was originally recorded as a Facebook live in April 2020, but I wholeheartedly believe that it stands the test of time. First, I will introduce you to a fun and easy breathwork called the ocean wave breath. Then, I will share my thoughts and insights about 5 pillars of Hawaiian healing, especially ho'oponopono, practice of making right more right. What is Bowl of Light? How to take care of it? How do I practice ho'oponopono daily?   Prefer to watch the video? It's here: _________ Contact: Lomi lomi massages and trainings in Iceland: _________ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
April 19, 2022
Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation. - Rumi. So... what happens, when there is no noise? No external stimulation? Nowhere to run, nothing to hide behind? Just you, naked in the silence? How does it feel, how can it touch you and affect you? This episode is paradoxical - I break the silence to talk about the silence. I share my experiences of absolute silence, of silent retreats, of travelling alone. And, of course, of healing silence during lomi lomi sessions.  ____ Contact: Lomi lomi sessions and trainings in Iceland: Po polsku (in Polish): ____ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
April 08, 2022
8. PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL: layers of reality and layers of lomi lomi
Four levels, layers, elements in life and in massage. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. None of them more important than the other, all of them intertwined and connected. This topic of layers, levels, elements, components originally started as a purely "massage" topic. Talking about four elements of massage  was my way of explaining lomi lomi to my Clients and Students. But, since lomi is not just my job but my spiritual path and greatest teacher of life, soon enough I realized that "as within, so without" and that exactly the same layers that I see in massage, apply to every life situation.  In this episode I am deconstructing, decomposing reality into these four layers and I am giving you ideas and inspirations of how to balance these four elements in your life... and not just on the massage bench ;) ______ Contact: Lomi lomi massage and massage trainings in Iceland:
March 25, 2022
7. HOW TO HOLD SPACE for yourself and others
"Holding space" - yyyy what is it? And more importantly - how to do it? How to be truly supportive for yourself and others? How to show radical compassion? What are the dos and don'ts of truly showing up for others... and for you?  This episode is all about space holding. Because to me, holding space is an essential part of living a touchful life. When we as humans can show up for ourselves and each other in radical compassion, in truth, in vulnerability, when we can witness each other not only in our best moments, but also moments of despair, fear, grief - miracles happen. World changes. Hearts open.  ____________ Contact: Massages and trainings in Iceland: MASTERCLASS How to hold space for your Clients in massage:
March 18, 2022
6. BE THE CHANGE: living in integrity, truth and responsibility
"Be the change that you want to see in the world" is a famous quote attributed to Gandhi. And even though this is not exactly what Gandhi said, these words inspired me to talk about what it means to live in integrity, in truth and responsibility. I believe that nobody is going to save us - we ourselves need to birth the world that we want to live in. 
March 11, 2022
5. GROUNDED SPIRITUALITY in massage and in life
This episode is all about the divine and mundane. Can you be very spiritual and very down-to-earth at the same time? What it even means to be spiritual? Is lomi lomi some spiritual woo woo stuff or real physical therapy? What is ordinary magic and how to experience it? And why, as always, balance is the key?  Contact:
February 25, 2022
4. MY FEARS in biz & life
Fears thrive in the shadow. That's why I want to talk about them! By putting our fears on the table, in full light, we have a chance to take a good look at them... and maybe, to realize, that they are not so scary? Because... what if the scariest thing is the fear itself? In this episode I truthfully talk about things that I am afraid of in my biz and life. Things that bring up shame. But talking about them brings freedom and empowerment! Contact: Lomi lomi massages and trainings in Iceland: Newsletter:
February 18, 2022
3. If you want to let go... BREATHE! In massage and in life
Life is in the breath! Because conscious, free breathing makes you feel more present, more relaxed, more alive. So, in this episode I breathe a lot! I explain why massage is touch + breath and how they can't be separated. I share my first memory of conscious breathing and what in changed for me. Also: why I breathe so loudly during lomi? How to use breathing to feel and to heal? How to let go of physical and non-physical tensions? Why we don't want to breathe? And why is the exhale more important than the inhale? Breathe in, breathe out and enjoy. Thank you for you, thank you for listening to my Touchful Podcast! -------------------- Contact: Massages & trainings in Iceland:
February 11, 2022
2. YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST YOUR GIFT (honest talk inspired by "Encanto")
I'm so sick of pretty, I want something true... don't you? In this episode I am talking about pressure of perfection and about being more than just your gift. What does it even mean in practice? Who are we when our "gifts" are taken away? And what is THE ONE THING to remember no matter what? This talk is personal, honest, raw, unscripted, totally imperfect, sometimes chaotic and always authentic. Also, in this episode I am singing, even though I can't :) And I tear up a bit, but I have every reason to. Contact: Lomi lomi therapy and trainings in Iceland: ___ ☕ If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
February 03, 2022
In this episode I am talking about my life before and after Hawaiian lomi lomi. About all the changes and challenges that this practice brought to my life. About the prophetic dream that I had. About what it means to REALLY touch somebody. About what is standing between me and love. About why I am not so sweet anymore. And about how I changed a country... a little bit :) Enjoy! Contact: Lomi lomi massage in Iceland, individual massage trainings: If you like what I do, you can buy me a coffee!
January 27, 2022