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Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily, a spin off of the Yoga Girl Podcast. In this series, Rachel Brathen, New York Times Bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher, is offering nuggets of wisdom, guidance and clarity every day of the week. From Make it Happen Monday, to Feel-Good Friday, each episode offers self care tips, guided meditations, heartfelt advice and a moment to ground into your body, lead with purpose, set intentions and take action in your day-to-day life. O ...
 
Rachel Brathen, known as Yoga Girl, is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own h ...
 
If you could ask some of the world's brightest minds and biggest hearts any question... what would it be? That very question is the essence of our newest adventure into the exploration of love and consciousness... The Jai Dev Show. In this semi-weekly podcast, I'll be talking to some of the most inspiring people I've met throughout my years of traveling and teaching around the world. They are people who have concentrated their life-force. They have pointed the energy of their life into a sin ...
 
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Are you holding back? Is there an emotion that you are keeping at bay? Being an adult with responsibilities is hard, and it usually means we keep our true feelings hidden. What is a feeling that you haven’t had enough space and support to feel lately? Tune in today to acknowledge it, explore it, and entertain the idea of fully experiencing it in a …
 
The last month of 2020 starts tomorrow! Are you ready? December is a sacred month. It is a time to close a chapter, to reflect, to slow down, and to spend time with loved ones. But that’s not always how it works out! December can also be a really busy month for so many of us. Tune in today to set an intention with Rachel that will help you make the…
 
Do you know the history behind the land you live on? What was it called? Who lived there before? What language did they speak? The reason you are where you are today has a long history behind it spanning centuries. Tune in today as Rachel shares the history of her home country Aruba, and invites you to deepen your own story by honouring the people …
 
Do you remember what it felt like to be a child before the world got to you? There was a time in your life when you were totally present, moving with the rhythms of your natural essence, allowing your being to be exactly as it was. When did that stop? Somewhere along the way, we start to become separate from our bodies. Maybe for you, this shift ha…
 
There is one thing you can always return to - your breath. Breathing is a simple process that happens naturally, but it is also incredibly intricate and complex! In today’s meditation, you will use your breath as an anchor to bring you back into the body. Rachel takes you on a journey from inhale to exhale and every small shift along the way. Tune …
 
What would your day look like if you approached it with kindness toward yourself? What would you make space for? What would you skip? We tend to have high expectations for ourselves. Internal pressures tell us we need to do everything perfectly and live up to an impossible standard. But what if you cut yourself some slack? You’re doing the best you…
 
Sun Salutations are a sequence we come back to again and again in the practice of yoga - and there is a reason for it! This sequence has a little bit of everything, from extension, to core strengthening, forward folds, transitions and a yummy moment in downward facing dog. Tune in today as Rachel shares the benefits of this sequence and inspires yo…
 
When life brings you difficulty, what can you do? If you feel held back, sluggish, or stuck in a rut, where can you turn? First, you can be kind to yourself. Second, you can make actionable changes in your daily routine and watch your world transform! In today’s episode, Rachel is joined by Robin Sharma. A world leader in personal mastery, best-sel…
 
Wasfia Nazreen is a powerhouse. Her story is anything but ordinary, and life-accomplishments already the stuff of legends. I had such a great time chatting with Wasfia on this podcast and our two-hour conversation takes you on a journey through the peaks and valleys of her amazing life (which I sense is only getting started!). Wasfia is a human-rig…
 
We are diving deep into our heart space today. This meditation practice will allow you to breath new awareness into your chest and really answer the question - how is your heart doing? However you may be feeling, if you give it room to grow, if you don’t rush through it or minimize it, any resistance you felt will dissolve away and you can begin to…
 
You begin healing when you are ready to begin healing. What wound are you ready to heal right now? It is probably the one that keeps popping up in your life - the one you keep getting triggered by. Tune in today to speak a healing intention to the universe. Oftentimes, speaking your longing out loud is enough to get started. Tune in to begin. Learn…
 
Join us today for a special bonus episode as we continue the conversation on cultural appropriation with Susanna Barkataki. This conversation began 2 years ago when Rachel and Susanna were first introduced - after Rachel was accused of cultural appropriation herself. Rachel has come a long way since then, and she shares the realizations and changes…
 
Feel your feelings today (and everyday!). If you have the power to repress your feelings, you have the same amount of power to bring those feelings forth - usually all we need is the space to freely let go. This week’s intention will allow you to anchor into an actionable practice that will leave you so much lighter by the end of the week. Tune in …
 
What is cultural appropriation, and how does it relate to yoga? Is yoga political? Should you say Namaste at the end of a yoga class? In today’s episode, Rachel is joined by yoga diversity advocate Susanna Barkataki to deepen our knowledge and understanding of how to properly honor yoga’s roots. There is a misconception in the Western world as to w…
 
Are you stuck inside a box? Do you tell yourself that there are forms of movement that you cannot do, that are out of your comfort zone, that you have never tried? If this is your mindset, today’s practice is for you! Rachel will inspire you to ease into discomfort by bringing a new form of movement into your life. Tune in to shake things up. Learn…
 
Your ego is not the beginning and end of everything. Sometimes it hinders us (have you ever tried to quiet your thoughts during meditation?), but it is also a valuable tool! Without your intellect, you could not make sense of the world around you, or learn new things, or connect with others. Today Rachel shares a specific practice that will remind …
 
Can you accept your present moment as it is right now? It may not always be peaceful or calming - but it can be handled. Today’s meditation practice will bring you to the center of your awareness, your present moment and your truth. You will feel a shift when you start to allow it. Tune in to find the answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
Why are we more likely to keep promises with other people than with ourselves? Here’s a revelation: there is usually a big, underlying reason why you cannot commit to yourself. Today’s topic may make you really uncomfortable, but ultimately, it will allow you to get to know yourself deeper. Tune in to contemplate the promises you don’t keep and the…
 
How often do you ignore what your body is telling you? Do you stay awake when you’re tired? Do you bury your feelings from the surface? Do you reach for coping mechanisms out of habit? This week’s intention requires you to get really present with your body and your needs. Your body is so intelligent - you can always trust it when it speaks. Tune in…
 
Look around your home right now. What home-improvement task have you avoided for a really long time? In today’s episode, Rachel explains exactly why taking care of your home is the perfect self-care practice. By the end, you will be inspired to cross the big things off your to-do list! Tune in to get started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
Couples who do therapy together, stay together! What do Rachel and Dennis do to deepen their relationship? How does Dennis feel about the practice of sharing? Why does Ironman make Dennis emotional? All of these questions and more answered in this week’s episode of the Yoga Girl Podcast as Rachel is again joined by our favorite guest, her husband D…
 
Everywhere you have ever been, your feet have brought you there. Your feet are your connection to the earth; they are your link to this world. In today’s practice, you will explore your relationship with your feet and tap into gratitude for all they do for you. Tune in to begin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Are you carrying the weight of the world? In today’s meditation, you will be guided to soften, to let go, and to surrender to the earth. Whatever you have been carrying, you can drop it. The earth is here to hold you and its support never wavers. When you realize that, there is a beautiful moment of aligning your body and breath - and finding peace…
 
We tend to believe that forgiveness is an action we take or a decision we make. In reality, forgiveness happens naturally over time. We can’t force it. We can only trust that life will take us where we are meant to be. Tune in today to contemplate this tricky subject. Ultimately, forgiveness is for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podca…
 
Being of service to your community often seems like a really big, impossible feat. How can a single person make a difference? Actually, you have the power to impact others’ lives every moment of the day! It may seem like everyone has it together, but we could all use a little help sometimes. In today’s intention setting episode, Rachel shares beaut…
 
Here's what happens when two world-renowned yoga instructors get together to talk shop. Jai Dev chats with Ashleigh Sergeant in this final "Live from Envision Festival" episode. Ashleigh is the Director of Yoga & Movement at Envision, head of yoga content at Gaia.com and, and a yoga instructor who now calls Costa Rica home. The conversation winds i…
 
Happy Friday, happy full moon and happy almost Halloween! This year, Halloween is bringing some auspicious energy with it as we have a Blue Micro Full Moon in Taurus! With all the astrological events happening in the sky, this is a great time to bring things to light, to shed old layers, to complete cycles, and to start afresh. Tune in today as Rac…
 
How are you doing? It’s a question we get asked all the time, but when was the last time you answered that question from a place of raw, honest truth? Let’s check in. In this moment, how are you doing – REALLY? Instead of answering on autopilot, drop deeply into your body. Close your eyes. Place to hands to your heart. Breathe deeply. Feel. What is…
 
If you are in the process of healing old wounds, it is incredibly important to also recognize the happy moments that shaped you. Our childhoods are complex and full of so many memories and experiences, but sometimes we need to take a conscious effort to remember the beauty, joy and fun that surrounded us. What do you look back fondly on? What beaut…
 
Your body is your greatest vessel. Everything you experience in life happens through your body - and ultimately, you have control over it! In today’s meditation, you will tap into your inner authority and experience this practice in whatever way unfolds for you. Whatever you are feeling makes sense, and you have complete permission to be the way yo…
 
What are you really great at? Where do you excel? What quality do you have that makes you shine? Maybe you are a really great listener, or you are exceptionally organized, or you can sense how others are feeling. In today’s episode, you are going to find your superpower! Tune in to acknowledge and honor what makes you unique. The world wouldn’t be …
 
This year has caused us to question everything, to wonder what our purpose is, and maybe even to lose our footing. We need a reminder that we belong - and there is no better way to do that than through communing with nature. This week’s intention is to find ways to connect with Mother Earth every single day. Tune in as Rachel shares beautiful ways …
 
Welcome to the much-anticipated YOGA episode of the Yoga Girl Podcast! Tune in today as Rachel takes questions from the Yoga Girl Community about the practice of yoga, how to start your practice, finding a teacher that resonates, honoring the roots of yoga, common misalignments and more! Wherever you are at with your practice, if you’ve never stepp…
 
You know the freedom you feel after kicking your shoes off and running through the grass barefoot? Imagine if you could do that with your entire body! This is exactly what the practice of earthing, or grounding, essentially is. No matter where you are in the world, spend some time this weekend physically connecting with nature. In today’s episode, …
 
In today’s practice we are going back to basics! What stands out from this past week that you are most grateful for? Take some time today to reflect on that moment, to embody it and relive it. Our gratitude practice is a way we can remind ourselves of the blessings all around. We can’t wait for grand things to come our way - we can only notice that…
 
In the next installment of our "Live at Envision " series, meet one of the co-creators of the event, (and one of the most fun and interesting people I had the pleasure of spending time with that whole week), Sarah Wu. If you were to call Sarah an herbalist you wouldn't be wrong. However, as you'll hear in this episode, it goes much deeper than that…
 
Our meditations can be enhanced by bringing sacred objects into practice. Everything holds energy, especially something that has deep meaning to you. Whether it is a crystal, rock, feather, leaf, shell, or piece of jewelry, choose something you are drawn to to hold through your meditation today. As you infuse your energy into this object, you may f…
 
Remember when you wanted what you currently have? We have an amazing ability to create, to manifest, and to bring forth ideas from our minds into the real world. But, do we ever take the time to acknowledge and appreciate them before moving on to the next thing? In today’s practice, you will reflect on a positive change you brought to your life and…
 
If we are immersed in taking care of others, we need to make sure we are taking care of our own needs first! This may seem counter-intuitive, but we cannot help others if we are depleted and drained. Imagine how much of a difference you could make if you were feeling your absolute best? This week, we are setting the intention to manage our own emot…
 
The best way to have a great day is to start your day off GREAT! On this week’s episode, Rachel shares her sacred morning routine in 10 steps, why you absolutely should cultivate a morning ritual and how carving out time for self-care first thing in the AM can (and will!) profoundly change your life. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? …
 
If the term ‘rage dance’ wasn’t coined before, it is now! Today’s self-care practice is a little bit wild and crazy, and maybe out of your comfort zone, but it has the potential to transform your day. The next time you are feeling frustrated or angry, turn your music up loud and dance it out! By the end of it, you will feel calm, clear and ready to…
 
Today’s gratitude practice centers on a very vulnerable topic: our bodies. Society tells us our bodies should be smaller, different, and better. We look at ourselves in the mirror and our minds notice all those parts of us that need “fixing”. Our relationships with our bodies are complicated, but there is an easy way to drop into nothing but gratit…
 
What is true for you? Tune in today to notice what shows up when you ask yourself this question on a body, mind and heart level. Whatever is ringing as truth, allow it. Don’t judge it, or think of how it should be, or ask whether it is right, or jump to change it. Often times, it is only our expectations that cause tension in our lives. When we acc…
 
Every single one of us brings a unique offering to this world. But, sometimes we forget that! Especially right now, we could all use a little more confidence and certainty in our day. Today’s episode will help you connect to your own sense of empowerment, and the practices that fire you up. Tune in today so that the next time you feel insecure, or …
 
In the latest installment of our 'Live at Envision Festival' series, Jai Dev sits down with Envision founder and ecological visionary, Stephen Brooks. This conversation starts with a central theme that is close to both Stephen and Jai Dev's heart...the mystic legacy of the Grateful Dead! From there, the conversation winds its way through the Costa …
 
This year has brought with it anything but ease, so we can no longer afford to be anything but serious when it comes to our joy! It is imperative that we anchor into something that makes us happy every single day. By putting happiness on the top of our priority list, we feel more energized in other areas of our lives, we are better at being of serv…
 
If you tuned into last week’s self-care practice on the perfect morning ritual, today’s episode will allow you to take your day one step further. We are creating the perfect evening ritual! What do you need to wind down before bed? Grab your journal and pen and tune into today’s episode as Rachel shares her own evening ritual, and the realistic thi…
 
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