Embodied Living Yoga

49 EpisodesProduced by Shannon Elliott (Malati)

Welcome to Embodied Living Yoga, with Shannon Elliott. Shannon is a yoga instructor and owner of Onyx Yoga Studio. Her gift to others is to pass on the teachings from those who have done the same for her. Enjoy the briefer dharma talks from live yoga classes and the longer podcasts on topics ranging… read more

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49: All Things India

December 12th, 2018

22:08
Hi! In this episode, Gabriella Perrotti and I talk all about our upcoming retreat to Vrindavan, India. We will be heading there on March 1-10, 2019. Check out more information at www.onyxyogastudio.com. Thank you for …

48: Being a Woman

November 28th, 2018

8:02
In this episode, I am inspired by being reminded that next year will be the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. This leads me into a brief …

47: Ahimsa- Protecting Life

November 28th, 2018

10:44
The first and most powerful of the Yamas- Ahimsa, protecting life. As we enter into this practice how can we hold ahimsa for ourselves, be kind and …

46: Nourishment for the Fall

November 28th, 2018

6:43
As we move into the cold how can we support, nourish, and build up the quality of ourselves in a way that feels good? This short, sweet dharma talk …

45: Habit related to nature's law

November 28th, 2018

9:37
When we understand that an object in motion stays in motion until something stops it, and an inert object stays inert until something moves it- we see how much power and access we have to redirecting ourselves when …

44: What's the problem with too much clear?

October 28th, 2018

17:06
In Episode 4, I discuss the consequences of being too clear, light, and pure in our life. Whether that is through diet, meditation, spiritual goals, what are the consequences of overdoing these things? I invite you to …

43: How Discipline Gives You More Time

October 19th, 2018

6:30
In this episode, I discuss the benefits of discipline, maybe the most useful one being the gift of more time. Thank you to my kid's karate teacher …

42: Trust in All Things

October 19th, 2018

9:25
In this dharma talk I discuss how to build trust and in turn, the result being that fear is removed. There are a couple little things I have been …

41: Why I Love a Good Cry

October 12th, 2018

17:42
In Episode 41, From the Couch Fridays, I talk about the healing benefits of crying. Some of us really resist crying when it comes up. Based on Ayurveda and the law of like increases like and opposites balance us, I will …

40: Your Imperfection is the Perfection

October 10th, 2018

14:57
You Imprefection is the Perfection and in this episode I tell you why. Breaking it down from the book: 'Tantra The Supreme Understanding,' I share the words from a wise teacher. This teaching of "you are already perfect …

39: How to Live According to Your Own Nature

October 10th, 2018

23:29
In Episode 39 I pass on a teaching from Babaji Satyanarayanas Dasa from the Jiva Ashram in Vrindavan India. Its an in-depth discussion about the understanding that if you work according to your nature life will be easy. …

38: The Body is the Greatest Creation

October 3rd, 2018

24:49
"From the Couch Friday!" on a Wednesday. This share is on about when we get harsh on ourselves, our behaviors, our physical attributes, and we get in a rut of not feeling great about ourselves. I came across a great …

37: Say Good-bye to Your Practice!

October 2nd, 2018

13:38
In episode 37 I talk about our culture's tendency to always be practicing. When we are practicing we are thinking, and in thinking, we are not in …

36: Like Increases Like

September 28th, 2018

13:04
Today's talk goes over one of the laws of nature, like increases like. It explains why we crave the things we do, how to bring ourselves back in to balance as needed, and how to gain more awareness over what is really …

35: Svatantrya, the Power of Freedom!

September 27th, 2018

30:13
This episode goes over Svatantrya, one of my favorite concepts in Yoga. We have so much freedom in our ability to weave and shape our internal world. How do we connect to that power, begin to use it in a practical way, …

34: Ayurveda's Stages of Dis-ease

September 18th, 2018

20:22
In this episode, I go through one of my favorite Ayurvedic teachings on how doshas build in the body, how we can connect deeper to identifying our own imbalances, and how to take steps towards self-care and healing, if …

33: Being Okay in the Dark

September 14th, 2018

20:40
From the Couch Friday! In this episode, I talk about the dark and being okay with it. Why do we want to be okay in the dark? What is it about the unknown that scares us? How can we begin to change our relationship to …

32: The Yoga Lull

September 12th, 2018

8:50
in Episode 32 I talk about the Yoga Lull and how it happens to most of us at some point and it is ok. When going through it, it's asking yourself …

31: Speaking Your Truth

September 9th, 2018

23:04
I share some ways in which I have followed my own personal truth. I put a framework about how to get in touch with that, what you can expect to …

30: Why Meditate?

September 5th, 2018

27:18
This episode talks about why we want to meditate, how to meditate simply, and the power of routine. My goal is to get you excited about meditation and to understand the freedom that is accessed by creating an elevating …

29: Yoga is a Remembering

September 5th, 2018

8:14
This brief dharma talk is packed with a powerful teaching. The teachings teach us how to keep it simple, keep our journey moving inside, and how to …

28: Dharma for Real Life

August 31st, 2018

18:45
From the Couch Firday! This episode was inspired by my 6 year old son and the book 'The Orphan Keeper.' Sounds random but it all comes together quite …

27: Be Here Now- Atha!

August 20th, 2018

15:33
In this episode the word "atha" is broken down. This is the first word in 'Patanjali's Yoga Surtra's' and it quite deliberate. You could take this …

26: Pranayama and Breath of Fire

August 15th, 2018

23:35
This episode discusses Pranayama and what this practice has to do with our Words and Emotions. Breath is interesting because it is both automatic and conscious, therefore we have a tendency to ignore it. What are the …

25: Resilience

August 15th, 2018

20:55
Resilience is one of my favorite topics/experiences in the Yoga practice. This is a talk explaining what resilience is and how to build it in your own life. It ends with a meditation but be sure to stick around after as …

24: Sutra 1.14 from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

August 10th, 2018

20:15
This episode of "From the Couch Friday" has less Shannon and straight up teaching. I break down Sutra 1.14 "The practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and with …

23: Acceptance

August 8th, 2018

19:05
In this episode, I discuss acceptance, referring both to the yoga teachings and an excerpt on acceptance that is read in recovery circles. This reading aligns deeply with the yoga teachings and is something I love to …

22: The Power of Choice

August 6th, 2018

14:16
In Episode 22 the dharma talk is about feeling stuck and how the yoga practice can help us. The teachings continue to have us look within and from that, we see how many choices we actually have to process, experience, …

21: Yoga and the Power to Heal

August 3rd, 2018

18:04
In Episode 21: "From the Couch Friday!" I discuss healing using the yoga practice, the 8 limbs of yoga, and our relationships. Yoga has been the …

20: Control versus Flow

August 1st, 2018

16:04
In Episode 20, the dharma talk discusses the consequences of control and flow in your own inner experience during your practice. How do we move …

19: Deepening Your Intention

July 30th, 2018

25:40
In Episode 19 the dharma talk discusses how to move from Source and what that has to do with Intention. I go over the benefits and how to create a …

18: Stop wasting time not being you!

July 27th, 2018

24:28
Allowing yourself to be you is the greatest gift you can give to the Universe. The journey is the point. All parts of you in this moment are complete within you, as you are. You may have anger, jealousy, impatience, …

17: Meditation, the Journey to you

July 25th, 2018

17:28
What is the point of the physical movement class? Is there something post-savasana we can be doing before we get up and off the mat? Yoga is FOR you. The yoga process is a journey to YOU. This is a meditation (however …

16: Breaking it down: Ahimsa

July 24th, 2018

14:18
In Episode 16, Ahima (non-violence) is broken down. How can you explore this in your daily life? How can we turn this into a positive that elevates …

15: Self Esteem and Yoga

July 20th, 2018

29:23
From the Couch Fridays!!! An honest conversation about self esteem. What do the doshas and the yamas and niyamas have to do with it? Imagine what …

14: Balance and the Laws of Nature

July 18th, 2018

12:44
In Episode 14 Living in Balance is discussed. Balance is defined through the yogic lense as the natural order of things. But how do we play with it …

13: Just Do the Thing!

July 15th, 2018

11:23
In Episode 13: How do we move through the blocks when we feel like we can't? What's the secret to reconnecting? How do we take the action of our own dharma (life purpose)? In this episode I break it down, give simple …

12: Rigidity, is it worth it?

July 11th, 2018

21:11
In Episode 12, its a dharma talk from my couch. Are there benefits from being rigid in your life? What does it mean to be world embracing? Do you have the courage to be whoever the eff you are, and are you willing to …

11: Transformation!

July 4th, 2018

10:01
In Episode 11, our dharma talk is about Transformation and what that really means from a yogic perspective. "You owe it to yourself to be yourself." Yogi Bhajan

10: Brain Fog is Real. Drain Your Brain!

June 20th, 2018

13:14
In Episode 10 the toxic sludge that can build up in the brain is discussed. You have the power to lubricate your internal channels, increase your own vitality, sense of self worth, and clarity in your daily life. Listen …

09: Non attachment, what does that even mean?

June 20th, 2018

9:32
In Episode 9 nonattachment is contemplated. What does nonattachment even mean? How do we know what we want is even what we need? What do wants really bring out in us? Can we be okay just being? Does nonattachment mean …

08: How does Yoga help when you are 10 steps behind?

June 7th, 2018

9:55
In this episode we begin with the Sanskrit word Purnatva, the state of being whole and fulfilled (you have everything you need and everything you …

07: Inner Exploration, oh My!

June 4th, 2018

15:09
In this Episode I discuss what happens when we begin to do the deeper work of staying in awareness and allowing ourselves to be with the revelations that come. Yoga gives us an opportunity to know ourselves better, to …

06: Free the Breath, Free the Mind~

June 4th, 2018

7:23
In Episode 6 I share a breathing practice that will reveal a deeper inner experience and elevate how you think, feel, and act in the world. I am finding profound shifts in my subtle body through this breath focus, I …

05: Growth on the Yogic Path

May 30th, 2018

9:41
In Episode 05 it is time for reflection. One of my teachers, Reverand Jaganath Carrera (http://www.yogalifesociety.com/) states one of the ways to …

04: Satya, Truthfulness

May 30th, 2018

8:44
In Episode 4 of "The Embodied Living Yoga Podcast" we explore how being rigid in our beliefs can keep us in a "truth" which ends up not being beneficial to us or our relationships. Satya is one of the Yamas, which is …

03: Relationship to You

May 21st, 2018

10:20
In Episode 03 of the Embodied Living Yoga Podcast, we explore how to, and the importance of going deeper in Relationship to the inner Self. This has …

02: Assimilate, Weave, Meditate

May 17th, 2018

17:54
In Episode 02 we learn about Ama (undigested food, thoughts, and emotions) and how to begin to weave our Prana (life force) clearing through our own blocks. We also do a "neutral mind meditation" which I hope lights you …

01: Exhale to Nourish

May 14th, 2018

10:40
The very first episode of Embodied Living Yoga! Did you know the way to a deeper breath is to exhale first??? What I value most is creating a nourishing practice for both myself and passing it on to others. This is a …
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