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Awaken Bliss: The Boundless Bliss Yoga Podcast

Awaken Bliss: The Boundless Bliss Yoga Podcast

By Boundless Bliss Yoga
Awaken Bliss: The Boundless Bliss Yoga Podcast is a creation of Kelley Gallop, yoga therapist, to assist her clients in their home practices...but everyone is welcome to listen and use these tools to enhance their journey. Enjoy the meditations, guided visualizations, readings and Yoga Nidra practices in the comfort of your home, curled up with your dog or just lounging in a hammock. These practices will help you ease into relaxation and nourish your soul. Welcome!!
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Chapter Six: The Waters Beyond the Well
The sixth chapter in our mediation journey comes from Ira Progoff's The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter Six, we start to explore our interconnectedness with others.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
05:49
September 14, 2021
Chapter Five: The Downward/Upward Journey
The fifth chapter in our mediation journey comes from Ira Progoff's The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter Five, we start the exploration of digging deep within ourselves and then letting that knowledge come to the surface and impact of lives.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
06:23
September 2, 2021
Chapter Four: Into the Well of the Self
The fourth chapter in our mediation journey comes from Ira Progoff's The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter Four, we continue our deep reflection into our true Selves.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
05:47
August 23, 2021
Chapter Three: The Center Point Within Me
Another chapter in our mediation journey comes from Ira Progoff's The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter Three, we start to dive even deeper into our true Selves.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
05:56
August 17, 2021
Chapter Two: Feeling the Movement of Life
We continue our mediation from Ira Progoff's The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter Two, we begin to deepen our self reflection through the ever changing moments of life.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
05:28
August 11, 2021
Chapter One: Muddy/Clear-The Mirror of the Water
This mediation comes from Ira Progoff's last Entrance Mediation book entitled The Well and The Cathedral.  In Chapter One, we begin to explore stillness and self reflection.  The Well and The Cathedral consists of eight meditation chapters plus two chapters which expound of the three Entrance Mediation books as a whole.  Each meditation chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
04:43
August 2, 2021
Apanayana Mudra Meditation
The Apanayana Mudra Meditation comes from Jospeh and Lilian Le Page's Mudras: For Healing and Transformation.  This Mudra helps to direct breath, awareness and energy to the reproductive, urinary, and eliminatory systems to help reduce stress, instill a sense of balance and conservation of energy.  It cultivates tranquility and stability of mind, alleviating worry and anxiety.  It enables us to experience greater balance attuning us to our true nature-equanimity.
07:51
June 16, 2021
Point-to-Point Breathing
Today's episode is based on Rolf Sovik's book entitled Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation.  Point-to-Point Breathing creates balance in the Vayus, improves concentration and leaves the body totally refreshed.
07:20
June 13, 2021
Japa Meditation #2
In this episode, we continue our Japa or Mantra meditation practice.  This meditation is the second Japa meditation form Nischala Joy Devi's new book entitled Meditation in the Yoga Tradition: The Practical Application to Begin or Enhance Your Meditation Practice.
05:53
May 21, 2021
Japa Meditation #1
In this episode, we begin to explore the use of Japa or Mantra in our meditation practice.  This short meditation comes form Nischala Joy Devi's new book entitled Meditation in the Yoga Tradition: The Practical Application to Begin or Enhance Your Meditation Practice.  
05:30
May 10, 2021
A Blessing for the Senses
Today's episode is a short poem written by John O'Donohue.   O'Donohue was a gifted poet who wrote about many aspects of spiritual connection.  The poem, "A Blessing for the Senses" beautifully illustrates the connection between our physical bodies and the Infinite.
04:00
April 19, 2021
Soulful Living
Today's episode is called Soulful Living.  It is a reading from Gail Parker's Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma. I highly recommend this book if you are a yoga instructor interested in how yoga can contribute to healing or you are interested in how stress and trauma has a psychological impact on your friends, family and fellow citizens. If you are interested in this book, here is a link to publisher:  https://library.singingdragon.com/id007011103/
05:22
April 13, 2021
Satya: A Reading on Truthfulness
In this episode, I share a reading from Deborah Adele's The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. In Adele's book, she explores the yamas and niyamas as they apply to everyday life.  This short reading is the introduction from her chapter on Satya (Truthfulness). The yamas and niymas lay the foundation for living a conscious life.
04:14
April 6, 2021
10 Minute Yoga Nidra
Today's episode is a short 10 minute Yoga Nidra to help discover your identity at the innermost level.  Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing guided meditation that is practiced entirely while lying in savasana.  The practice will take you on a progressive journey through your five layers of being (the five Koshas).  This practice can be done any time of the day and is especially helpful at bedtime.
11:27
March 20, 2021
Loving-Kindness Meditation #2
This is another episode on Loving-Kindness.  Loving-Kindness is also known as Metta in Sanskrit.  Metta means benevolence, friendliness, and good-will.  Loving-Kindness is compassion towards others as well as yourself.  The meditation begins with compassion towards yourself and extends out into the world to include those we don't even know.  There are many versions of Loving-Kindness Meditations.  This shortened version is based on Stephen Levine's Loving-Kindness Meditation found in his book, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings.
09:11
March 19, 2021
Chapter Eight: In the Chapel of the Self
In Chapter Eight of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation, we acknowledge what has always been within ourselves.  The White Robed Monk consists of eight chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or used together as a longer guided meditation.
04:08
March 16, 2021
Chapter Seven: The Words of the White Robed Monk
In Chapter Seven of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation, we begin to understand the connectedness of meditation.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.
04:30
March 9, 2021
Chapter Six: The White Robed Monk with No Face
In Chapter Six of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation, we begin to realize the how mindfulness practices facilitate deep inner reflection.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.
06:23
March 2, 2021
Body Scan and Three-Part Breathing
By combining a quick body scan and three-part breathing, this simple guided meditation can help you access the subtler aspects of yoga by enabling you to develop greater body awareness, mindfulness, focus and attention.
09:53
February 28, 2021
Trimurti Mudra Meditation
The Trimurti Mudra Meditation comes from Jospeh and Lilian Le Page's Mudras: For Healing and Transformation.  This Mudra helps to direct breath, awareness and energy  to the center of the pelvis to help instill a sense of balance and harmony.  It supports us in embracing transitions more easily as we journey through life.  It enables us to remain centered within our own being.  
08:12
February 26, 2021
Chapter Five: Breathing at One with the Monks
In Chapter Five of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation, we begin to explore how the monks breathing together in a shared space impacts mindfulness.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.  
03:56
February 23, 2021
Garuda Mudra Meditation
The Garuda Mudra Meditation comes from Jospeh and Lilian Le Page's Mudras: For Healing and Transformation.  This Mudra helps to not only balance the thyroid gland and the endocrine system as a whole, but it cultivates integration, harmony and equanimity as a reflection of your true being.  As we become more balanced, we gain a sense of lightness and freedom.
11:19
February 21, 2021
Chapter Four: The Silent Work of the Monks
In Chapter Four of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation, we discover the internal meditation work of the monks.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.  
04:32
February 16, 2021
Chapter Three: Standing at the Altar Tree
In this episode we return to Chapter Three of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation.  Progoff wrote three books in the Entrance Meditation series.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.  You can experiment with either option to determine which meets your needs in this moment.
03:51
February 9, 2021
Chapter Two: Finding My Way Through Darkness
In this episode we return to Chapter Two of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation.  Progoff wrote three books in the Entrance Meditation series.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.  You can experiment with either option to determine which meets your needs in this moment.
06:02
January 19, 2021
Dvimukham Mudra Meditation
Today's meditation comes from Mudras For Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page.  The Dvimukham Mudra can be used to ease anxiety and stress.  It helps to deepen the breath and helps insomnia.  The Dvimukham Mudra enables you to relax more deeply so that you can attune to your essential true self that is inherently  at ease..  Le Page states, "As waves of relaxation flow through my being, I rest in complete serenity."
09:07
January 18, 2021
Abhaya Varada Mudra Meditation
Today's meditation comes from Mudras For Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page.  The Abhaya Varada Mudra can be used to ease anxiety and stress.  It instills a sense of centering and fearlessness  It is helpful for muscle tension, deepening the breath and aids a healthy digestive system.  The Abhaya Varada Mudra reduces fear and insecurity. It enables you to align with your true nature.  Le Page states, "With a greater sense of grounding and centering, I move forward in life fearlessly."
07:09
January 18, 2021
Chapter One: Breathing in a Quiet Place
This episode is Chapter One of Ira Progroff's The White Robed Monk: An Entrance Meditation.  Progoff wrote three books in the Entrance Meditation series.  The White Robed Monk consists of Eight Chapters.  Each chapter can be used as a stand alone meditation or as a longer guided meditation.  You can experiment with either option to determine which meets your needs in this moment.
05:10
January 12, 2021
Three Part Breathing
Three Part Breathing (Dirga Pranayama) is a Pranayama technique (breathing practice) in yoga.  You first completely fill your lungs with air, as though you are breathing into your belly, ribcage, and upper chest. Then you exhale completely, reversing the flow.  Three-Part Breathing is one of the most calming and grounding breathing practices you can do. It helps oxygenate your blood and nourish your entire body.  Also more oxygen flows to the brain helping you focus. 
08:59
January 5, 2021
The Fork Story Meditation
Happy New Year!  In this episode, the meditation is on mindful eating.  The reading comes from Stephen Levine's "The Fork Story".  During the winter months, we have many holidays that revolve around family and food.  Developing mindfulness around our eating habits not only encourages more healthy eating but it also helps us cultivate gratitude for the food we consume.
10:40
December 29, 2020
Really Living Yoga Reading
In this episode, I share a reading of Chapter Two: Integration (Really Living Yoga) from Swami Karunananda's Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga.  Integral Yoga is a system of  yoga  that synthesizes six branches of classical Yoga philosophy and practice: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, and Japa Yoga.  It was brought to the West by Swami Satchidananda Saraswati. Its aim is to integrate body, mind, and spirit, using physical practices and philosophical approaches to life to develop the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of individuals.  For more information on Integral Yoga, visit: https://integralyoga.org
13:03
December 22, 2020
Loving-Kindness Meditation
This episode is on Loving-Kindness.  Loving-Kindness is also known as Metta in Sanskrit.  Metta means benevolence, friendliness, and good-will.  Loving-Kindness is compassion towards others as well as yourself.  The meditation begins with compassion towards yourself and extends out into the world to include those we don't even know.  There are many versions of Loving-Kindness Meditations including much longer detailed meditations.  Use this short version to acquaint yourself with the practice and then begin to explore other versions.
07:25
December 15, 2020
Ahimsa Reading
This episode is from Nicolai Bachman's The Path of the Yoga Sutras.  The first limb of the Eight-Limb Path of Yoga as explained in the Sutras are the Yama-s (ethical observances).  The Yama-s are further broken down into five categories, one of which is Ahimsa (nonviolence, compassion, non-harming).  "It requires more courage to be nonviolent than to condone or participate in violence. "---Bachman.  "To slight a single human being is to slight the divine powers within us, and thus harm not only that being but with him the whole world."---Gandhi. 
10:04
December 8, 2020
Nada Yoga Meditation
The yoga of sound.  Baird Hersey gives us this beautiful introduction to Nada Yoga in his basic meditation. This is a meditation on listening to the divine in all of us. 
11:35
December 1, 2020
Hot Air Ballon Meditation
I have had this short meditation in my "go to" teaching binder for years.  Unfortunately, I do not remember its original source.  It is a meditation on letting go of what no longer serves you.  It seems like a simple task but, as we all know, letting go of limiting beliefs and ruminations is a difficult task.  
07:52
November 24, 2020
Softening Pain Meditation
This episode is a meditation by Stephen Levine.  Levine wrote several meditations on bringing awareness to pain, showing ourselves mercy and letting our bodies find peace.  I have used this meditation with clients dealing with chronic pain such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.  My hope is the meditation will also bring relief and comfort to others dealing with pain.
09:41
November 20, 2020
Soham Mantra Meditation
The Soham (pronounced "So Hum") Mantra is found in the Isha Upanishad.  It literally translates to “I am that.”   It is the natural vibration of the SELF.  It helps you connect your SELF with the universe/ultimate reality. Thus, repeating the phrase helps to center you into a feeling of interconnectedness.   According Swami Sivananda, "Meditation on Soham is same as meditation on OM.  Soham is only OM. Delete the consonants S and H. You get OM." This meditation was adapted and shortened from Yoga International's version.  
08:57
November 17, 2020
Pala Mudra Meditation
Today's meditation comes from Mudras For Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page.  The Pala Mudra can be used to ease anxiety and stress.  It instills a sense of trust and non-attachment.  It is helpful for muscle tension, reducing blood pressure and aids a healthy digestive system.  The Pala Mudra creates a calm relaxed space between all the thoughts running through your mind.  Le Page states, "With greater tranquility, we are able to witness fearful thoughts and feelings rather than identifying with them so completely."
07:11
November 16, 2020
Chapter Eight: Breathing the Breath of Mankind
In this episode, we finish our meditation with Chapter 8 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation. For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight). However if you prefer to listen to the episodes individually, you will still enjoy and benefit from these short meditations.
05:50
November 15, 2020
Chapter Seven: In the Circles of History
In this episode, we continue the journey with Chapter 7 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation. For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight). However if you prefer to listen to the episodes individually, you will still enjoy and benefit from these short meditations.
05:39
November 15, 2020
Chapter Six: The Soldiers and the People
In this episode, we return to Chapter 6 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation. For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight). However if you prefer to listen to the episodes individually, you will still enjoy and benefit from these short meditations.
05:00
November 15, 2020
10 Minute Body Sensing Meditation
A quick body sensing meditation to bring ease and relaxation to your mind and body.  This Meditation was inspired by Richard Miller's iRest scripts and guided visualizations.
11:33
November 13, 2020
Chapter Five: The Center of the Star/Cross
In this episode, we continue the journey with Chapter 5 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation. For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight). However if you prefer to listen to the episodes individually, you will still enjoy and benefit from these short meditations.
06:18
November 10, 2020
Chapter Four: The Star/Cross in the Forest
In this episode, we journey through Chapter 4 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation.  For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight).  However if you prefer to listen to the episodes individually, you will still enjoy and benefit from these short meditations.
07:22
November 8, 2020
Chapter Three: The Glowing Bush in the Woods
In this episode, we journey through Chapter 3 of Ira Progoff's "The Star/Cross: an Entrance Meditation.  For the full benefit of the meditation, the meditator should follow the sequence of Chapters (One through Eight).
05:52
November 5, 2020
Chapter Two: In the Presence of the Word
In this episode, we continue the meditation developed by Ira Progoff in his book, "TheStar/Cross: An Entrance Mediation".  This mediation can be utilized as a stand alone mediation but if you wish to deepen your practice, listen to the Chapters (one through eight) in order.
06:24
November 4, 2020
Chapter One: Letting the Self Become Still
Welcome to Awaken Bliss: The Boundless Bliss Yoga Podcast Episode One!  Our first episode begins with an eight episode journey through Process Meditation as developed by Ira Progoff.  Ira Progoff (August 2, 1921 – January 1, 1998) was an American psychotherapist, best known for his development of the Intensive Journal Method in which he founded Dialogue House to help promote.  He also wrote three books of guided mediations.  The first book of mediations on our journey is "The Star/Cross: An Entrance Meditation" originally published in 1971.  Hope you enjoy!
07:57
November 3, 2020
Introduction to Awaken Bliss
The Awaken Bliss: The Boundless Bliss Yoga Podcast is a creation of Kelley Gallop, yoga therapist, to assist her clients in their home practices...but everyone is welcome to listen and use these tools to enhance their journey. Enjoy the meditations, guided visualizations, and Yoga Nidra practices in the comfort of your home, curled up with your dog or just lounging in a hammock.  These practices will help you ease into relaxation and nourish your soul.  Welcome to the Podcast!!
00:48
November 3, 2020