Jim is one of the most significant spiritual and yoga teachers in my life. By his very existence and his applied teachings, he has taught me the deeper meaning of aum, that everything is truly possible, and a how to understand the way that the universe works, according to Tantric and Vedic Sciences.

Through his teachings I am able to understand the way something functions, who I truly am, how to heal at a deeper level, a deeper spirituality and being, and how to create from a place of freedom. I feel a continually level of integration and truer to my genuine self.

Jim has devoted the majority of his life to the study, preservation, and teaching of yoga, the Vedas and the Vedic and Tantric Sciences. His extensive quest to understanding the nature of the universe led him to to the study of several rare and highly advanced systems of Tantra.

He is the creator of the Darshan Method, a systematic approach to these philosophies and practices which can be applied to any aspect of life producing exceptional results in physical health and personal development.

Jim is known for his unique ability to inspire others to achieve physical, spiritual, and emotional integration. He is also a published author, classical musician, amateur linguist and a lifelong student of oriental medicine.

Jim works with clients that include professional athletes, celebrities, government officials, and CFO's of major companies as well as colleges and universities who have sought him out for his expertise. He can be found at www.darshancenter.com.

 

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01:52 Who is Jim?
03:32 What is Spirituality?
05:57 How Jim got into Yoga and Vedic Philosophy
07:52 Learning from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
10:52 Vedantic Philosophy – Transcending and Ability to Direct Attention
11:52 Bhavagad Gita – Karma, Possibility, and our part in the Evolution of Consciousness
13:22 Alignment with Pure Consciousness: The Purpose of Yoga
16:02 True Freedom + Choice, Transcending identification with Samskaras
19:22 What is a Samskara?
24:52 Who and What Are We?
26:37 Yugas – the Grand Cycles of the Universe
30:12 Personal Responsibility vs. Defaulting on Morality
37:02 Tantra Talk
47:22 Getting Personal: Jim’s Struggles

Give some love and balancing to your heart with 3 meditations and by exploring how to speak from your heart. You'll learn an alignment and grounding meditation, a heart balancing energy meditation, and a turning inward with love meditation. Working with your ancient ability to heal yourself, these guided meditations will support you in releasing emotions, heart health, feeling more centered, shifting your ability to communicate from a heart-centered place.

 

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00:50 Speaking from the Heart Exploration
08:30 Exploration Around Emotional Range – What Emotions Can You Express?
10:50 Introduction to the Alignment Meditation to Help with Speaking From the Heart
11:55 Begin the Alignment Meditation
19:00 Intro to Heart Energy Balancing Meditation
19:25 Begin Heart Energy Balancing Meditation
26:00 Turning Inward With Love Meditation

I’m delighted to explore with Gina Fitzpatrick, the independent owner of One Key Yoga in Chicago, IL, and mother of four very interesting humans.

You can find her in the studio nestled in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square neighborhood teaching yoga for every body or having tea with friends.

Poised for Joy and a tomato connoisseur, Gina is a seeker of truth and the worst bad pun.

Here in this podcast, we talk about how Gina's studio began, including the sweet origin of the name of her studio- One Key Yoga, how she and David Bowie are bonded, the struggle and beauty of moving through grief and being seen, and her current mantra of “I am listening.”

Gina offers spiritually grounded workshops to explore yummy cosmic energies including dreams and spirit totems, but all the way down to the pelvic floor and the body. Last year she began providing an amazing yoga therapy program.

She truly brings her gift, herself, to her practice and to her studio. Thank you, for your beautiful existence and reminder to us all to LISTEN.

 

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In this first episode, I invite you to journey in moving through new beginnings and challenges. We explore why you’re doing what you’re doing and who you are being behind your new beginning or challenge. I will guide you through three healing embodied experiences/meditations to support you in connecting deeply with your reasons for action, to build emotional capacity, resilience and strength, and to resolve and move through fears that may show up when beginning something new or challenging.

 

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