Ready, Get Centered, Go! with Jess G

Ep 35: Where ya linking?

An episode of Ready, Get Centered, Go! with Jess G

By Jess G Yoga
Hello! I am a yoga teacher and yoga therapist in Austin, Texas.
I help make yoga teachings relevant to your life today.

What you're about to hear is the opening of my public yoga class where I introduce an idea that I hope you can use on the mat...and OFF the mat... in your everyday life. Then we'll set an intention, and do some guided breathing.

You can listen to this while you're driving, or doing the dishes, or maybe you can take a break...just STOP. Get CENTERED...before moving on with your day.
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Ep 42: What's your state?
 Planning my mom's 70th birthday party last Friday with my brother and mom's boyfriend made division of labor prettymanageable and enjoyable.  But I'd be lying if I didn't say there was still quite a bit of stress getting things going! It was a great opportunity to watch myself experience stress, feel where it lands in my body, and see how it operates on my mind and behavior.  There were some tense moments, but deep breathing and keeping perspective helped keep me in the flow and maintain harmony.   In this podcast episode, I ask, "What state are you in?"  Do you know you're agitated WHILE you're agitated?  The  breathing tools I offer are wonderful for keeping you from living in a state of reaction, and living more often in a state of awareness and harmony.   Educating people on how to watch one's response to stress and maintain balance in the workplace is one of my favorite things to do.  I'm getting excited to present at Jacobs Engineering and Scott Douglass McConnico events next month! I have had the pleasure of presenting with some pretty savvy companies, such as NOVA Leadership, Renee Trudeau & Associates, and Conscious Capitalism, to name a few.  If you are interested in having me at your company's health and wellness event, please check out my Events page and let's see what will best fit your needs! 
April 23, 2019
Ep 41: Breathing to Yes
In this episode, I refer to Father Richard Rhor’s personal practice of “getting to yes.” In yoga, we can breathe to yes.
April 17, 2019
Ep 40: Abhinivesah--Attachment to life
 This last klesha, or veil,  is difficult, even for the wise sages!  The fear of dying is the seed of all fear and anxiety, and its inborn characteristic indicates that perhaps we have known death before.  Yet here we are, alive and breathing.  Why fear what is to come?   I read from BKS Iyengar's Light on the Yoga Sutras.
April 9, 2019
Ep 39: Dvesha — the veil of aversion
Our unreasonable dislikes can cause our own suffering. The way we THINK about a thing might actually be worse than the thing itself. 🤯
April 2, 2019
Ep 38: Raga
Raga is the klesha, or veil, of attachment. Sometimes we become attached to an idea, status, or a way of doing things. These attachments take us out of the present moment and into a longing, which causes suffering. Remember, happiness lies within.
March 26, 2019
Ep 37: Asmita
In this klesha, or obstacle, we run into egoism, or misidentification. When you begin to confuse who you are with what you do or what you have, there will likely be suffering.
March 19, 2019
Ep 36: Avidya
As we embark on this journey to clear our minds of kleshas, or veils that obscure true perception, we can practice the art of remembering. AVIDYA, the first Kesha listed in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, is our ignorance, or innocence, of our divine nature. It is like a translucent curtain that obscures the light of the divine within us. It is this ignorance that makes way for the other four obstacles, so this is a big one! When you were a newborn baby, you were so close to this light within—it was not yet obscured by life in the material world. This connection was there in the beginning, it is still there! Remember this innocence as a practice this week. Notice it in the eyes of any baby you meet 💗
March 11, 2019
Ep 35: Where ya linking?
What are you paying attention to, or what is occupying your attention, throughout your day? Are you aware of the effects of what comes in through your senses? How about that 24 hour news cycle? Explore how you’re LINKING in the world these days, and get centered on what nourishes you. Special thanks to Abi Robins of Conscious Construction podcast for my spiffy new music and mixing lessons, and Amy Costello of Tiny Spark podcast for my voiceover coaching, recording, and producing, as well as Fanny Priest for this podcast image. Taking this podcast to the next level has taken a team, and y’all are the best! 💗🙏
March 5, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Now Yoga Begins
It’s March 1! Here I talk about the first sutra which I like to think of as a nice reminder that it any time you can begin again. A special thanks to Amy Costello of Tiny Spark podcast for my voice coaching and awesome intro. Also thanks to Abi Robins for composing the music. Feels like March 1 is a good day for a new introduction! And as always, thanks for listening 🙏
March 1, 2019
It Is Good
One of my favorite things about having a yoga therapist is having a consistent yoga practice that I can turn to each day. It is there that I get some sweet wisdom and insight when my mind finally settles down enough that I can listen.
February 26, 2019
Upeksa: Indifference/Disregard
We finally learn what to do with the wicked people! Those who choose darkness, who act out of alignment with the highest good—disregard. Reading from Satchidananda’s commentary on the Yoga Sutras.
February 19, 2019
Mudita: Delight
The third key to unlock our own inner peace is mudita: delight in the virtuous. When we meet a virtuous person we delight in their good work and are inspired by their life.
February 12, 2019
Karuna: Compassion
Sutra 1.33 tells us to use the key of karuna ❤️ compassion ❤️ when we come across an unhappy person. 😢. I read from The Secret Power of Yoga, by Nishkala Joy Devi.
February 5, 2019
Maitri: Friendliness
The first lock described in Yoga Sutra 1:33 is the happy person. What key do we use to unlock our own inner peace when we meet a happy person? The friendliness key! Seems easy enough. But can you remain friendly when their happiness bumps up against your serenity? Can you be friendly to your body? What about your mind?
January 29, 2019
Keys to Inner Peace
In this episode I introduce the concept of locks and keys from Yoga Sutras 1.33. In her book The Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi reminds us the we must remember that we “hold the keys to our own inner peace.”
January 22, 2019
Chakra 7: Divine Consciousness
Sahasrara! The crown chakra means “thousand petaled lotus,” and is our port of entry for Divine consciousness and point of liberation for our Spirit. It is the realm of non-attachment, where we invest in the gift of life, but hold all things loosely.
January 14, 2019
Happy New Year! Now pump the brakes
Let’s take a moment before leaping into the new year to just be in today.
January 9, 2019
Chakra 6: See Clearly
Chakra six, located at the brow point, is the seat of wisdom and intuition. Your eyes see see, and your mind creates pattern. See the patterns in your life and help destroy illusion!
January 7, 2019
Chakra 5: Speak and Hear the Truth
Chakra 5 is the realm of sound, creativity, and purification. Located in the throat and tops of shoulders, there can be a physical bottleneck of tension blocking emotions, desires, and individuality from being spoken in truth. 5th chakra could also block lies we hear or violence we see from entering the heart. A healthy 5th chakra listens well and speaks the truth with a resonant voice.
December 18, 2018
Chakra 4 Part 2: Your Happiness
Chakra 4 is all about relationships. Who’s in charge of your happiness?
December 14, 2018
Chakra 4: In the Heart
Heart chakra is the realm of love and relationships. Here, we release grief and bring balance to our lives, able to both give and receive love.
December 11, 2018
Chakra 3: Honor the Power Within
Chakra 3 is the fire of transformation and your ability to manifest your desires and goals in the world! Take these next few minutes to connect with and honor this power within you.
December 4, 2018
Chakra 2
The second chakra is all about our ability to let things go. This talk incorporates information, breath, and mantra to help you release what’s holding you back, and let go of what needs to be let go of.
November 27, 2018
Chakra 1
This is the beginning of seven weeks studying the seven wheels of energy in your body, called Chakras. Chakra 1 is grounding, safety, stability, and security.
November 20, 2018
Ep 18 Releasing Halloween Haunts
Let the skeletons out of the closet, let the demons of regret disappear. This is your Halloween treat!
October 31, 2018
Ep 17 Boiling water revelations
Austinites had to boil water for safe consumption for a week. There’s a lesson there...
October 30, 2018
Ep 16 Resilience
Resilience is the ability to bounce back quickly from an event or negative experience. This episode has some seated movement and breath to help you elicit the sensation and set the intention of resilience.
October 16, 2018
Ep 15 Suffering from aversion
This episode is inspired by the beautiful Blue Lapis Light dance company in their performance of Belonging, Part One.
September 27, 2018
Ep 14 Intention of Presence
Sometimes it is a good practice to release your own intentions so that you can surrender to the flow of what is.
September 25, 2018
Ep 13 A Conversation With Your Body
Your body is talking to you all the time. Are you listening?
September 19, 2018
Ep 12 Information from Emotions
In a mood? Maybe your emotions are telling you something that’s worth hearing.
September 11, 2018
Ep 11 Structure and Freedom
At any time we are on a spectrum between structure and freedom. We can cultivate either to bring our system towards harmony.
September 4, 2018
Ep 10 Surrender the Fruits
It’s easy to fall into the trap of setting up expectations for our practice or in life off the mat, only to be disappointed. Yoga teaches us to relinquish expectations and open to possibility.
August 27, 2018
Ep 9 Hats and Balloons
Identification with the many hats you wear in life can cause suffering—what if you trade the hats for balloons?
August 20, 2018
Ep 8 Your stream of intelligence
Your mind is in every cell of your body—let your breath connect you.
August 16, 2018
Ep 6 Cool down
Feeling the heat? Here’s a centering to cool you down.
August 9, 2018
Ep 5 Troubled Waters
Feeling bothered? Yoga has a practice for that.
August 6, 2018
Ep 4 Direct Your Attention
Simple breath and mind instructions to get you focused
July 30, 2018
Ep 3 Interdependence Day
This intention reminds us to balance our strong independence with enough vulnerability to be part of our vast interconnected ecosystem.
July 5, 2018
Ep 2 Klesha: see what’s real
Real life example of how your outside life is a reflection of your inside life.
July 3, 2018
Ep 1 Show Up (with some asana practice)
Busy mind? Show up and do the yoga anyway. Couldn’t hurt. Might help!
June 20, 2018
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