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.
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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
57:47 Dream Class
57:57 Newsletter & Embody Community
58:46 Mary Oliver Quote