Give yourself some grace! There are tanglings from our childhood and the past where we depend on others to give us our sense of self, safety, worth, value, or lovability. In this experiential, we open up self-forgiveness around judgments where we have felt tied to or dependent on others. This frees us up to have more inner resource and wholeness.

This episode belongs to a parent episode called “Lessons in Self Love : Toxic Ancestors and Family Relationships — EP61”. Please see the link below for that and the other experientials.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com /toxicfamily

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by my new Skillshare Class on Dream Physiology

I published a new class on Dream Work, which supports people who are interested in developing a stronger ability to remember their dreams and a connected relationship to their dream wisdom with embodiment practices.

Dreaming: Embodiment Practices to Prepare Your Physiology For a Thriving Dream Life

Our dreams offer access to energies and parts of ourselves that are hidden or unseen and wanting to be revealed.

This class offers specific breathing techniques, yogic and body-centered practices, and meditations that you can use to ground yourself and develop safety and playfulness for your dreams to thrive. These practices will support your nervous system in feeling a level of deep rest and relaxation, giving the capacity for you to remember your dreams even better than before or for the first time.

Learn more about my Dream Classes on Skillshare at candicewu.com/classes

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

00:47 Opening

03:05 When we expect others to be different

05:02 Preparations

06:49 Experiential

15:59 Closing

Tune into this guided healing process using Parts Work and somatic healing — giving support, love, and healing to the inner child in you that has a reaction to a family member or difficult relationship in your life.

This episode belongs to a parent episode called “Lessons in Self Love : Toxic Ancestors and Family Relationships — EP61”. Please see the link below for that and the other experientials.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com /toxicfamily

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by my new Skillshare Class on Dream Physiology

I published a new class on Dream Work, which supports people who are interested in developing a stronger ability to remember their dreams and a connected relationship to their dream wisdom with embodiment practices.

Dreaming: Embodiment Practices to Prepare Your Physiology For a Thriving Dream Life

Our dreams offer access to energies and parts of ourselves that are hidden or unseen and wanting to be revealed.

This class offers specific breathing techniques, yogic and body-centered practices, and meditations that you can use to ground yourself and develop safety and playfulness for your dreams to thrive. These practices will support your nervous system in feeling a level of deep rest and relaxation, giving the capacity for you to remember your dreams even better than before or for the first time.

Learn more about my Dream Classes on Skillshare at candicewu.com/classes

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

00:50 Parent Episode

01:19 Opening

04:25 Experiential

18:28 Closing

We can bring healing and wholeness to ourselves by imagining what our ancestry or an individual within our ancestry needs, and let the change ripple through the system and you. This experiential will guide you through a Family Constellation and Somatic Healing experience with a “toxic” or difficult family relationship you have.

This episode belongs to a parent episode called “Lessons in Self Love : Toxic Ancestors and Family Relationships — EP61”. Please see the link below for that and the other experientials.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com /toxicfamily

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by my new Skillshare Class on Dream Physiology

I published a new class on Dream Work, which supports people who are interested in developing a stronger ability to remember their dreams and a connected relationship to their dream wisdom with embodiment practices.

Dreaming: Embodiment Practices to Prepare Your Physiology For a Thriving Dream Life

Our dreams offer access to energies and parts of ourselves that are hidden or unseen and wanting to be revealed.

This class offers specific breathing techniques, yogic and body-centered practices, and meditations that you can use to ground yourself and develop safety and playfulness for your dreams to thrive. These practices will support your nervous system in feeling a level of deep rest and relaxation, giving the capacity for you to remember your dreams even better than before or for the first time.

Learn more about my Dream Classes on Skillshare at candicewu.com/classes

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

00:46 Parent Episode

01:22 Opening

02:10 A Loving Reminder — The Healing Process of Peeling Onion

02:52 Experiential

20:04 Closing

In this episode, I explore a question from a listener:

“Can you receive love and strength from ancestors or relatives still alive if they are mentally sick/toxic/unhealthy?”

I discuss tuning into the soul of our family members that we feel challenged by to receive more than their human form can give us, how our “toxic dynamics or relationships” are the opening to the story of pain or loss in the family, and how these can be taken up as an opportunity to become aware of our gaps in self-love.

I explore how our expectations on others to be different may be our own dependencies — how do we shift out of these? We expand your capacity to love yourself and offer self-forgiveness. I also briefly talk about what needs mending in ourselves, what love is and sorting out what love isn’t, and untangling abuse and other ideas tied to love.

Check out the experientials where you can heal a part of your ancestry and recover love within yourself, shift a family relationship that is toxic by healing your inner child or younger self and bringing self-forgiveness to the judgments we hold about ourselves, particularly around dependency on others to provide us what we need.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com /toxicfamily

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by my new Skillshare Class on Dream Physiology

I published a new class on Dream Work, which supports people who are interested in developing a stronger ability to remember their dreams and a connected relationship to their dream wisdom with embodiment practices.

Dreaming: Embodiment Practices to Prepare Your Physiology For a Thriving Dream Life

Our dreams offer access to energies and parts of ourselves that are hidden or unseen and wanting to be revealed.

This class offers specific breathing techniques, yogic and body-centered practices, and meditations that you can use to ground yourself and develop safety and playfulness for your dreams to thrive. These practices will support your nervous system in feeling a level of deep rest and relaxation, giving the capacity for you to remember your dreams even better than before or for the first time.

Learn more about my Dream Classes on Skillshare at candicewu.com/classes

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:05 Opening: What Needs Mending?

04:10 Sponsored by My New Dream Physiology Class on Skillshare

07:35 Life Updates: Blizzards in Michigan

08:03 Working With the Challenges of the Ireland Experience

09:50 Bouncing Out of Social Into Doing Things - Energy Towards Myself

10:51 My Own Healing Journey

12:13 New Back Pain - What is My Back Saying?

14:47 Wanting to Be Held — Human and Childhood Needs

15:44 Connecting My Experience to Family Ancestry Trauma

17:31 More Enjoyment on My Healing Journey

19:07 This Week’s Topic: Receiving From Unhealthy and Toxic Relationships and Ancestors

20:52 Toxic Relationships Within the Your Family Line

27:02 Wishing That People Were Different — the Expectations and Dependency of It

27:55 Adult Now

28:54 Emotionally Distance Yourself // Compassion May Not Be the End All

30:33 Can We Cut Our Own Emotional Luggage?

32:44 It’s About You.

35:00 Underlying Family Constellations

39:03 Seeing the Soul of Someone Who Is Challenging Us

40:24 Using the Image of Someone Who Loves You

40:57 Working With Your Inner Parts Around Challenging Relationships

42:44 Asking Yourself: What Is Love?

43:57 Love in Families and People With Challenges

45:03 What if a Family System Has Accepted and Integrated Abuse as Love?

47:34 Work in Healing Ourselves

49:15 Other Interesting Episodes and Resources

50:47 This Week’s Healing Experientials

52:23 Closing — Tuning Into Where Your Heart Is Now

54:16 Embody Newsletter

54:38 Thank You for Being Here ❤

In this poignant and powerful conversation with Deran Young, founder of Black Therapists Rock, learn all about Internal Family Systems (IFS) and how you can use that to claim unseen parts of yourself as well as heal racism and racial and cross-cultural wounds. Deran shares about her perspectives on the Legacy Burden of the Black Community, in herself, and encourages us all to look at our own Legacy Burdens in our ancestries. We explore the importance of racial trauma and cross-cultural conversations in society and using IFS as a platform safe and productive healing, as well as her experiences of being Muslim for 5 years, in the US Air Force for 17, and her fascination with the magic of Unicorns.

Deran previously served in the U.S. Air Force for 17 years! Deran is an Internationally experienced clinician, who has practiced in over 5 countries, most recently supporting a week-long IFS training in China in October of 2018. Black Therapists Rock is a non-profit organization Deran founded, geared towards increasing awareness of social and emotional challenges impacting marginalized populations.

She has also been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the “10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know”. In 2018 she was selected as a Facebook Community Partner and is currently working to fulfill a proposal towards creating a burnout prevention project for mental health professionals called Healing the Healer.

She obtained her undergraduate education in Social Psychology and received her Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration (with emphasis on leadership, diversity, and organizational culture). She has personally traveled to over 32 countries and conducted her final semester of grad school in Ghana, West Africa, where she established a High School counseling center.

Through her work with Black Therapists Rock, she is focused on education and outreach, while leading over 20,000 professionals. She was acknowledged by the Mayor of Baltimore for “helping to educate the public on mental illness and end the stigma that is often associated with it”. Her hard work and dedication to raising awareness of mental health issues resulted in her work being highlighted by the acclaimed Psychotherapy Networker magazine, and she has also been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the “10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know”. In 2018 she was selected as a Facebook Community Partner and is currently working to fulfill a proposal towards creating a burnout prevention project for mental health professionals called Healing the Healer.

Links, Article, and Resources

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📝https://candicewu.com/deran

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by my new Skillshare Class on Dream Physiology

I am excited to share a passion project of mine: the online Dream Work Series!

Dreamwork is a deep way to cultivate a connection with yourself, and build empowerment and self-love. Our dreams offer access to parts of ourselves that are hidden or unseen and wanting to be revealed for higher wisdom and awareness.

The most recent class I created is to support people who are interested in dreamwork to support their bodies in the safety, playfulness, and openness to better remember their dreams — Dreaming: Embodiment Practices to Prepare Your Physiology For a Thriving Dream Life.

This course offers specific breathing techniques, yogic and body-centered practices, and meditations that you can use to ground yourself and develop safety and playfulness for your dreams to thrive. These practices will support your nervous system in feeling a level of deep rest and relaxation, giving the capacity for you to remember your dreams even better than before or for the first time. You can use these meditations any time to feel embodied, restful, and centered, but we will use them here to specifically develop your dream life. I’ll walk you through every step and you can use these daily, if they resonate with you.

This is Part 1 of 2, where you will learn how to build your capacity for remembering your dreams through body-centered practices. In Part 2, coming soon, I’ll walk you through Visualizations combined with Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Practices that support the nervous system in playfulness, pleasure, daydreaming, imagination, and openness so that your dream life can thrive!

Learn more about this and other classes by me at CandiceWu.com/classes

Show Notes

0:00 Intro

1:07 Sponsored by My New Physiology Dream Class

3:48 Introducing Deran

5:32 Opening the Conversation

6:18 How Did You End Up Where You Are Now?

7:58 Internal Family Systems and Self Love

12:41 IFS, Grace and Not Knowing

14:00 The Legacy Burden in the Black Community

16:32 How to Address Social and Emotional Challenges of Marginalized Groups

19:56 Candice - Story of Being Part of the Minority

20:48 The Importance of This Conversation in Society

22:59 How Can We Begin These Conversations With Safety?

25:24 Integrating the Soul, The Core Being, and Spirituality

26:21 Open Hearted Spirituality

28:28 Being Muslim for 5 Years? What Stands Out for You?

29:35 Cultural Differences & Learning From Different Energies

31:14 What Was the Air Force Like for Deran?

32:01 What I Loved About the Military

34:13 What Challenges Deran Right Now?

36:57 Learning to Do for You!

39:29 Fascination With Unicorns and Believing

41:46 Lightning Round

41:55 What’s a Recent Dream You Have Had?

43:48 What Parts Are You Working With Right Now?

47:04 How Are You Affected by the Moon?

47:26 Mention of Daphne Fuller — Black Minds in Meditations

48:59 Sharing Healing Techniques Within the Black Community

49:23 IFS to Help Claim Unseen Parts

51:38 Results of Patriarchy

52:57 Anything Else to Share? Polarization — When Do You Disagree?

53:15 Disagreements and How to Handle Them

55:00 Where People Can Find Deran and Her Organization Black Therapists Rock

57:39 A Note About Family Constellations and Their Relationship to IFS

1:03:16 Outro

1:04:18 Where to Find Deran

1:04:41 Thank You for Joining Us

 

Using the five senses outward and then inward, we bring our awareness to a deep level of sensing with sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch (Pratyahara) — Feeling the body from the inside out. Then we take a journey in the inner landscape of the body to build awareness and healing with a Body Scan. 
This experiential is part of the episode 59 which is all about “Why Feel? Emotions & Embodiment for the Skeptic in You”.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com/embodiment101

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by YOU, my Patrons

Thank YOU, Patrons, for your support!

If the Embody Podcast has inspired you, helped, or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you would show your support through a contribution on Patreon.

Each episode is a lovingly made from my soul and takes anywhere from weeks to a few days to develop and produce. I gladly pay an editor who supports me in polishing and creating high-quality episodes.

As little as $1 a month would nourish the podcast to continue to have life and cover the costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey. I am excited to share these with you.

I am so appreciative that you are considering supporting me in this way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/patreon

Show Notes

0:00 Intro

0:53 Opening

1:41 Starting the Meditation

Where do I start? For a refresher or a full buffet and arrangement of what to do, look for and sense into when you are feeling into your body, tune into this Felt Sense Menu to bring embodiment and healing. 
 This experiential is part of the episode 59 which is all about “Why Feel? Emotions & Embodiment for the Skeptic in You”.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com/embodiment101

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by YOU, my Patrons

Thank YOU, Patrons, for your support!

If the Embody Podcast has inspired you, helped, or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you would show your support through a contribution on Patreon.

Each episode is a lovingly made from my soul and takes anywhere from weeks to a few days to develop and produce. I gladly pay an editor who supports me in polishing and creating high-quality episodes.

As little as $1 a month would nourish the podcast to continue to have life and cover the costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey. I am excited to share these with you.

I am so appreciative that you are considering supporting me in this way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/patreon

Show Notes

0:00 Intro

0:52 Opening

2:08 Preparing the Meditation

3:24 Starting the Meditation

Sometimes people wonder why feel our emotions? What good does it do when it is so uncomfortable?

Have you ever felt the chasm between your mind and body - where you think something or have a plan, but your body and your emotions do something else? Where you think something positive about yourself, but you FEEL differently in your body – Like you think you’re good enough and worthy, but somehow you don’t quite feel it in your being or you manifest something else?

Being in our bodies and feeling expands us into the unknown and what we cannot control, but gives us a world of wisdom, self-knowing, and self-love.

In this episode, I talk about embodiment 101 for the skeptic in you, what qualities and capacities healing and integration requires, moving from rationalizing to feeling, the steps to feeling, the myths about being still or quiet, and accessing your wisdom.

Also, listen in for updates about my adventures in Ireland being with horses, challenging learnings I have had, and where I am now in the world!

Tune in later this week for the Felt Sense Menu and Five Senses Body Scan.


Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com/embodiment101

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by YOU, my Patrons

Thank YOU, Patrons, for your support!

If the Embody Podcast has inspired you, helped, or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you would show your support through a contribution on Patreon.

Each episode is a lovingly made from my soul and takes anywhere from weeks to a few days to develop and produce. I gladly pay an editor who supports me in polishing and creating high-quality episodes.

As little as $1 a month would nourish the podcast to continue to have life and cover the costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey. I am excited to share these with you.

I am so appreciative that you are considering supporting me in this way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/patreon

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:02 Sponsored by You — My Patrons

02:21 Opening — I’m in Dublin Now 🙈

04:29 Earth Told Me: I’ve Got Your Back - Re-Sourcing

06:09 The More We Have Around Us to Resource, The More Joy and Safety We Can Have

07:25 Re-Sourcing My Father

09:23 What Brings You a Sense of Safety, Beauty, or Contentment?

10:03 Resources for Resourcing

11:18 Why Would We Feel Our Emotions?

12:28 Update on Leaving Ireland

14:10 I Chose to Leave and Love Myself

16:07 Accepting Other People Having Views of Me

17:40 I’m Not Going to Fight for Everything

18:03 In Dublin - Heading Home Tomorrow!

18:31 Concluding My Experience With My Host — Looking at What’s There.

19:58 I Don’t Want More Resistance

21:38 Why Should We Even Get Into Our Body Experience and Felt Sense?

26:07 Mental Process About Something Felt (The Irony 🙈)

27:32 Experience of Mental and Thought Is the Only Way.

29:04 If You Are “In Your Head a Lot” — That’s Good Information to Have!

30:08 Feeling Requires to Be Able to Handle the Unknown

31:09 Dismissing Feelings and Just Solving the Pain With Western Medicine

32:02 Mention of Jim Kulackoski — “If There Is Not a Spiritual Space for Disease, There Will Be a Physical One”

32:28 Mention of the Koshas Podcast Episode

32:44 Reiterating What We’ve Talked About

33:27 Healing and Integration Through Moments of Noticing

34:20 Working With the Body Through Leaning Into discomfort/breaks When Necessary

35:58 Supporting Yourself Through Resourcing Is Important

37:50 When You Don’t Know Where to Begin…

40:03 A Real-Life Example — Changing a Relationship Through Family Constellations

45:50 It’s Not Easy to Feel but It Changes Things.

48:00 The Steps of Embodiment

50:49 Feeling 101

51:50 Following Experientials With This Episode

53:07 Other Recommendations : Emotions EP24

55:11 Other Recommendations : Self Touch and Grounding EP47

55:59 Other Recommendations : Sound Sleep Album

56:40 Ending With a Poem by Mary Oliver

58:00 Reach Out for Support

58:34 Newsletter & Community

58:57 The Dream Class

57:47 Dream Class

57:57 Newsletter & Embody Community

58:46 Mary Oliver Quote

Deepen into this experience with Lauren Maxwell to practice the Gesture of the Inner Secret (Gupta Mudra), explore safety and centeredness, and expand the inner landscape of your mind and channels of the body with this basic meditation and yoga practice leading you towards and preparing you for breathwork.

Take in the three healing statements that Lauren brings within this practice:

  • As limiting beliefs are released, I rest in the sanctuary of my true inner being.
  • Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.
  • Breathing in, I know that I am centered. Breathing out, I know that I am safe.

Lauren is a writer and creative human who offers yoga, ritual, and intuitive coaching meant to help others find spaciousness in the everyday. Her zine, how to uncover SELF in chaotic times, suggests a softer paradigm for success and four everyday containers in which we all might nurture the truth of self. In yoga, Lauren specializes in back care and scoliosis. She loves helping others find pain relief and create soft open space to step into a more loving relationship with themselves.

Links, Article, and Resources

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📝https://candicewu.com/lauren

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

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Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by My Dream Class on Skillshare

Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each bring a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection.

Do you remember your dreams?

It was actually a dream of being in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which unfolded into a lifestyle of location-independent living beginning with Thailand, a travel and romantic partner, practicing my healing work online with clients all over the world, and lots of new found inner and outer freedom and empowerment.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan. ⠀⠀ Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at CandiceWu.com/dreamclass1

Show Notes

0:00 Intro by Candice

1:09 Opening by Lauren

5:20 Preparations (Photos are on the website candicewu.com/lauren)

7:20 Starting of the first Practice

8:58 Explanation: Mudras and specifically the Gupta Mudra

10:05 Beginning the Mudra

12:52 Movement Segment

21:25 The Pranayama Practice

31:21 Outro

 

Where can we soften?

How do you invite your bones to change?

How can I experience mental, creative, and expansive freedom every day?

In this episode, Lauren Maxwell and I explore finding pleasure, how to change the shape of your spine, where we can soften to support and know ourselves, the human task of learning to feel safe in your own truth, uncovering the SELF in chaotic times, using a gentle approach to life to trickle into the world and change patriarchal systems, and having a morning practice to bring creativity, freedom, and expansiveness each day.

Lauren is a writer and creative human who offers yoga, ritual, and intuitive coaching meant to help others find spaciousness in the everyday. Her zine, how to uncover SELF in chaotic times, suggests a softer paradigm for success and four everyday containers in which we all might nurture the truth of self. In yoga, Lauren specializes in back care and scoliosis. She loves helping others find pain relief and create soft open space to step into a more loving relationship with themselves. 


Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝https://candicewu.com/lauren

 Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

Sponsored by My Dream Class on Skillshare

Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each bring a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection.

Do you remember your dreams?

It was actually a dream of being in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which unfolded into a lifestyle of location-independent living beginning with Thailand, a travel and romantic partner, practicing my healing work online with clients all over the world, and lots of new found inner and outer freedom and empowerment.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan. ⠀⠀ Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at CandiceWu.com/dreamclass1

Show Notes

0:00 Intro

1:00 Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

2:54 Update on my Travels

3:45 Introducing Lauren

5:18 Conversation Opening

6:10 Intro to Lauren’s World

7:20 What Was It Like to Bring All These Parts Into Your Life?

7:47 How the Spine, Back, and Inner World Is Connected With Everything

9:29 The Misinterpretation of Chakras

10:34 How Do You Soften?

11:17 Mention of Book Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

13:09 Learning to Feel Into Pleasure and Moving Out Side of Patterns

14:12 Mention Writer and Tarot Reader Sarah Gottesdiener

15:12 Lauren’s Story About Changing the Shape of Her Spine Through Yoga

19:48 Locked Up, Shifting Out of Pushing to Actually Heal

21:37 Circling Through Experiences — Even as Simple as Our Phone Addictions

21:37 Cell Phone Cycle

23:23 What Was the Practice That Shifted Everything?

24:31 Yoga Teacher Alison West, Yoga Union NYC

24:37 Yoga for Scoliosis Ayengar System by Elise Browning Miller

24:57 Inviting the Bones to Change — Physical, Energetic, and Emotional Release

26:57 Relating to Ourselves in Pain. Listening to What’s Underneath

28:52 Tapping Into the Truth and Opening the Creative and Spiritual Channels More Freely

29:24 The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

29:54 Practice: Morning Pages — Free Flowing Text

30:50 Having a Morning Practice — Engaging With Yourself Before Jumping Into the Rest of the World

32:05 Where Is Lauren on Her Journey and What Are Her Struggles?

34:01 How Can I Experience Mental, Creative, and Expansive Freedom Every Day?

35:42 Were Is Your Home? My Home Is My Body. A Grounding Practice.

37:41 What Can Make You Feel Grounded?

37:57 Laurens Zine — How to Uncover Self in Chaotic Times

38:07 Talking About Shifting From Suffering for Success to Wellbeing and Pleasure | Using White Privilege to Do Good

39:42 Thinker Leo Lethard

39:46 Mention of Rachel Cargle

41:15 Taking Care of Self & Revealing Self | Building a Backbone for Moral and Social Justice

42:50 Seeking Collaboration and Ways to Communicate

43:28 Learning Safety With Your Own Truth and Surrounding Yourself With the Right People / Values?

44:05 Opening of the Spine Through Energetic Connection and Reducing Constrictions

44:57 Finding Strength in Community (There Are Others) — Learning From the Oak Tree Families Standing Strong

46:52 The Craving to Find Your People — Stepping Into It

47:59 Speed Lightning Round

48:11 What Curious Dream Have You Had Lately?

50:07 What Is One Daily Ritual That You Have?

50:58 What Do You Have Doubts About?

52:44 What Job Would You Be Horrible At?

53:51 Last Words From Lauren

54:24 Audience Special Offer | Gift: Free Consultation and Discount

55:31 Where You Can Find Lauren and Her Zine

55:57 Gratitude Sharing

56:35 Outro

57:47 Dream Class

57:57 Newsletter & Embody Community

58:46 Mary Oliver Quote