Be Your Best Self
Episode 24: How to Stay Committed to Your Self-Care Routine

Episode 24: How to Stay Committed to Your Self-Care Routine

October 16, 2019

Does your self-care  / stress management routine feel like a chore? Like just another thing on your to-do list? Does it sometimes feel unhelpful or forced? Maybe it's even gotten to the point where you just don’t do anything and now you feel bad about that? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this episode is for you!

Join Jamie as explores two keep components that you need to stay committed and engaged in your wellness routines.

Resources mentioned in episode:

  1. Self-Love Guide: https://yourblissedoutlife.lpages.co/silence-your-inner-mean-girl/
  2. Episode 3: How Negative Thinking Impacts Your Health… and What to Do About It
  3. Episode 10: Stress, Emotional Balance, and Mind-Body-Spirit Living

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

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Episode 23: Letting Go

Episode 23: Letting Go

October 9, 2019

Profound healing and connection can emerge from the simple process of sharing our stories. So in this episode, Jamie gets personal with you and shares her recent struggle with letting go of her cancer journey. Join Jamie as she explores how the process of letting go can impact your identity, help you grow and move on to the next chapter of your life.

 

Mentioned in Episode:

  1. Episode 2 - Jamie’s Cancer Journey
  2. Self-Love Guide: https://yourblissedoutlife.lpages.co/silence-your-inner-mean-girl/

 

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

 

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Episode 22: #BYBSlove - Get inspired!

Episode 22: #BYBSlove - Get inspired!

October 2, 2019

#BYBSlove episodes are short and sweet - a chance for you to get a quick dose of love, inspiration, and healing energy directly from Jamie.

In this episode, Jamie pulls a card from her Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck and shares the message with you.

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Episode 21: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox

Episode 21: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox

September 25, 2019

In this episode you will learn all about the Fall Equinox and why this day matters for your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Join Jamie as she explores how you can be in tune with the change of seasons and connect with Mother Nature through simple journaling prompts and 3 yoga postures that will help you ground and balance for the fall.

Journaling prompts from episode:

  • What are the blessings in my life?
  • How can I express gratitude for these blessings?
  • What goals have I achieved so far this year?
  • Who are the people in my life that have supported me in achieving my goals?
  • How can I thank them?
  • What areas of my life need more balance?
  • What shifts do I need to make to ensure there is more balance in my life?
  • How do I want to feel for the remainder of 2019?

Jamie’s Recommended Resources:

  1. Tree Pose
  2. Warrior 1
  3. Warrior 2

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

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Episode 20: The What is Yoga Series - Samadhi (Union with the Divine)

Episode 20: The What is Yoga Series - Samadhi (Union with the Divine)

September 18, 2019

Samadhi, the final step in the 8-limbed yogic path, is a state of being in which the soul and the Divine become unified: it is the ultimate goal of the yoga practice. It can be described as a state of intense concentration that is achieved through meditation – a state of being that becomes natural after the work of the preceding 7 limbs have been done.

Join Jamie as she explores the concept of Samadhi and provides you with some simple journaling questions for reflection and consideration.

**This is the final episode in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga:

1. Yama : Moral principles
2. Niyama : Personal observances
3. Asanas : Physical postures
4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses
6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

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Episode 19: The What is Yoga Series - Dhyana (Devotion, Meditation)

Episode 19: The What is Yoga Series - Dhyana (Devotion, Meditation)

September 11, 2019

In Dhyana, which is a form of meditation, you not only concentrate on a point of focus, you now do it with the intention of knowing the truth about that object, which makes this a more contemplative, spiritual practice. Dhyana is meant to create a state of tranquility – you are cleansing the subconscious, developing deeper concentration, and developing a unified connection with the Divine. By practicing Dhyana, the yogi calms their mind and is eventually able to look at the outside world without any distractions, enabling them to reach a new level of awareness.

 

Jamie explores Dhyana and also provides listeners with her 2 favorite methods for learning how to meditate.

 

Jamie’s Recommended Resources:

 

Jamie’s Beginner One-Minute Breath Recording: http://jamiemolnar.com/yoga-use-your-breath/

Episode 16 (Pranayama): http://jamiemolnar.com/episode-16-the-what-is-yoga-series-pranayama-all-about-the-breath/

Article providing more in-depth information on the practice of Dhyana: https://www.thedailymeditation.com/dhyana-yoga

**This episode is the eighth in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga: 

1. Yama : Moral principles 

2. Niyama : Personal observances 

3. Asanas : Physical postures

4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana

5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses

6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness

7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine 

8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Next Episode in this Series: An Exploration of Samadhi, the 8th Limb of Patanjali’s eight-fold path.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

 

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Be Your Best Self FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

 

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Episode 18: The What is Yoga Series - Dharana (Concentration)

Episode 18: The What is Yoga Series - Dharana (Concentration)

September 4, 2019

Dharana is defined as concentration, or, the practice in which one learns to maintain fixed attention on one particular object. It is often described as the work needed to get your mind prepared and able to do mediation, or Dhyana (the 7th limb). It is the act of concentrating, the act of bringing your “monkey mind” back to this one object over and over again.

Join Jamie as she explores the concept of Dharana as well as 3 simple ways you can practice Dharana both on and off the yoga mat.

**This episode is the seventh in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga:

1. Yama : Moral principles
2. Niyama : Personal observances
3. Asanas : Physical postures
4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses
6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Next Episode in this Series: An Exploration of Dhyana, the 7th Limb of Patanjali’s eight-fold path.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Be Your Best Self FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

Love this and want more? Please hit subscribe + rate and review the Podcast on Apple Podcast. I appreciate your support! 😃

Episode 17: The What is Yoga Series - Pratyahara (Control of the Senses)

Episode 17: The What is Yoga Series - Pratyahara (Control of the Senses)

August 28, 2019

Pratyahara is probably the least discussed yet most important limb of the 8-limbed path. Pratyahara refers to withdrawal of the senses - it teaches yogis how to practice non-attachment to external objects and energies, taking us from the outside to the inside, so that the yogi can travel within and connect with the true Self.

Join Jamie as she explores how to practice Pratyahra as well as her simple tips for implementing this practice into your daily routine.

**This episode is the sixth in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga:

1. Yama : Moral principles

2. Niyama : Personal observances

3. Asanas : Physical postures

4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana

5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses

6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness

7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine

8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Next Episode in this Series: An Exploration of Dharana, the 6th Limb of Patanjali’s eight-fold path.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Be Your Best Self FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

Love this and want more? Please hit subscribe + rate and review the Podcast on Apple Podcast. I appreciate your support! 😃

Episode 16: The What is Yoga Series - Pranayama (All about the Breath)

Episode 16: The What is Yoga Series - Pranayama (All about the Breath)

August 21, 2019

Many yogis believe that the practice of pranayama is a way to connect the unconscious to the conscious, therefore integrating the mind, body, and spirit. There are numerous pranayama practices that manipulate the breath in a variety of ways: extending or shortening the lengths of inhalation and exhalation, suspending the breath, or contracting the breath. Pranayama can be part of a daily practice or used to achieve specific results. And it is often recommended that beginners practice more advanced pranayama practices under the guidance of a teacher.

**This episode is the fifth in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga:

1. Yama : Moral principles
2. Niyama : Personal observances
3. Asanas : Physical postures
4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses
6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Jamie’s Recommended Resources:

Next Episode in this Series: An Exploration of Pratyahara, the 5th Limb of Patanjali’s eight-fold path.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Be Your Best Self FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

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Episode 15: The What is Yoga Series - Asana

Episode 15: The What is Yoga Series - Asana

August 14, 2019

Asana is probably the most recognizable part of yoga in the West – If you have ever attended a yoga class, you have done Asana! Most yoga classes have a series of physical postures in a specific sequence created by the teacher, usually to music, that lasts about one hour. You can find yoga classes everywhere – gyms, yoga studios, martial arts studios, outdoors, at big events.

Asana is often used to describe yoga postures. Join Jamie as she explores how Asana has evolved over time as well as her tips for implementing yoga postures in your life.

**This episode is the fourth in a sequential series exploring basic principles of yoga philosophy and how you can apply these principles to your daily life. This series is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more about yoga philosophy, as well as yoga practitioners that want to revisit their studies.**

The Eight Limbs of Yoga:

1. Yama : Moral principles
2. Niyama : Personal observances
3. Asanas : Physical postures
4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses
6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine (today’s focus)

Jamie’s Recommended Resources:
Yoga with Adrienne - https://yogawithadriene.com/

Next Episode in this Series: An Exploration of Pranayama, the 4th Limb of Patanjali’s eight-fold path.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Be Your Best Self FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

Love this and want more? Please hit subscribe + rate and review the Podcast on Apple Podcast. I appreciate your support! 😃