Ready, Get Centered, Go! with Jess G

45 EpisodesProduced by Jess G Yoga

Hello! I am a yoga teacher and yoga therapist in Austin, Texas. I help make yoga teachings relevant to your life today.What you're about to hear is the opening of my public yoga class where I introduce an idea that I hope you can use on the mat...and OFF the mat... in your everyday life. Then we'll … read more

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Ep 46: PRACTICE (not product)

May 21st, 2019


Does meditation seem like a good idea to you, but darn if you can't do it? Does your mind jump around like a monkey in the jungle? 


In this week's podcast, I talk about my busy mind one morning when …

Ep 45: Flex Your Self-Trust Muscle

May 14th, 2019


 I have a question for you: do you trust yourself? 

I thought I did, until I had a little lesson from a caterpillar nibbling on my foot (which I talk about in this week's podcast :) 

 So as I begin doing the Work of …

Ep 43: Divine Ambush

May 10th, 2019


 "I wonder if the only way that conversion, enlightenment, and transformation can happen is by a kind of divine ambush."
--Richard Rhor, just this
In this week's podcast we move the ego aside, drop the oars, and get back …

Ep 44: Balance

May 7th, 2019


These days I'm thinking all about BALANCE, as in that mythical life balance we all seem to strive for, with varying degrees of success.  This week's podcast has a little chat about balance and how it evades us when we …

Ep 42: What's your state?

April 23rd, 2019


 Planning my mom's 70th birthday party last Friday with my brother and mom's boyfriend made division of labor prettymanageable and enjoyable.  But I'd be lying if I didn't say there was still quite a bit of stress …

Ep 41: Breathing to Yes

April 17th, 2019


In this episode, I refer to Father Richard Rhor’s personal practice of “getting to yes.” In yoga, we can breathe to yes.

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Ep 40: Abhinivesah--Attachment to life

April 9th, 2019


 This last klesha, or veil,  is difficult, even for the wise sages!  The fear of dying is the seed of all fear and anxiety, and its inborn …

Ep 39: Dvesha — the veil of aversion

April 2nd, 2019


Our unreasonable dislikes can cause our own suffering. The way we THINK about a thing might actually be worse than the thing itself. 🤯

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Ep 38: Raga

March 26th, 2019


Raga is the klesha, or veil, of attachment. Sometimes we become attached to an idea, status, or a way of doing things. These attachments take us out of the present moment and into a longing, which causes suffering. …

Ep 37: Asmita

March 19th, 2019


In this klesha, or obstacle, we run into egoism, or misidentification. When you begin to confuse who you are with what you do or what you have, there …

Ep 36: Avidya

March 11th, 2019


As we embark on this journey to clear our minds of kleshas, or veils that obscure true perception, we can practice the art of remembering. AVIDYA, the first Kesha listed in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, is our …

Ep 35: Where ya linking?

March 5th, 2019


What are you paying attention to, or what is occupying your attention, throughout your day? Are you aware of the effects of what comes in through your senses? How about that 24 hour news cycle?

Explore how you’re …

BONUS EPISODE: Now Yoga Begins

March 1st, 2019


It’s March 1! Here I talk about the first sutra which I like to think of as a nice reminder that it any time you can begin again.

A special thanks to Amy Costello of Tiny Spark podcast for my voice coaching and awesome …

It Is Good

February 26th, 2019


One of my favorite things about having a yoga therapist is having a consistent yoga practice that I can turn to each day. It is there that I get some sweet wisdom and insight when my mind finally settles down enough …

Upeksa: Indifference/Disregard

February 19th, 2019


We finally learn what to do with the wicked people! Those who choose darkness, who act out of alignment with the highest good—disregard. Reading from Satchidananda’s commentary on the Yoga Sutras.

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Mudita: Delight

February 12th, 2019


The third key to unlock our own inner peace is mudita: delight in the virtuous. When we meet a virtuous person we delight in their good work and are inspired by their life.

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Karuna: Compassion

February 5th, 2019


Sutra 1.33 tells us to use the key of karuna ❤️ compassion ❤️ when we come across an unhappy person. 😢. I read from The Secret Power of Yoga, by …

Maitri: Friendliness

January 29th, 2019


The first lock described in Yoga Sutra 1:33 is the happy person. What key do we use to unlock our own inner peace when we meet a happy person? The friendliness key! Seems easy enough. But can you remain friendly when …

Keys to Inner Peace

January 22nd, 2019


In this episode I introduce the concept of locks and keys from Yoga Sutras 1.33. In her book The Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi reminds us the we …

Chakra 7: Divine Consciousness

January 14th, 2019


Sahasrara! The crown chakra means “thousand petaled lotus,” and is our port of entry for Divine consciousness and point of liberation for our Spirit. It is the realm of non-attachment, where we invest in the gift of …

Happy New Year! Now pump the brakes

January 9th, 2019


Let’s take a moment before leaping into the new year to just be in today.

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Chakra 6: See Clearly

January 7th, 2019


Chakra six, located at the brow point, is the seat of wisdom and intuition. Your eyes see see, and your mind creates pattern. See the patterns in …

Chakra 5: Speak and Hear the Truth

December 18th, 2018


Chakra 5 is the realm of sound, creativity, and purification. Located in the throat and tops of shoulders, there can be a physical bottleneck of …

Chakra 4 Part 2: Your Happiness

December 14th, 2018


Chakra 4 is all about relationships. Who’s in charge of your happiness?

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Chakra 4: In the Heart

December 11th, 2018


Heart chakra is the realm of love and relationships. Here, we release grief and bring balance to our lives, able to both give and receive love.

Chakra 3: Honor the Power Within

December 4th, 2018


Chakra 3 is the fire of transformation and your ability to manifest your desires and goals in the world! Take these next few minutes to connect with …

Chakra 2

November 27th, 2018


The second chakra is all about our ability to let things go. This talk incorporates information, breath, and mantra to help you release what’s …

Chakra 1

November 20th, 2018


This is the beginning of seven weeks studying the seven wheels of energy in your body, called Chakras. Chakra 1 is grounding, safety, stability, and …

Ep 18 Releasing Halloween Haunts

October 31st, 2018


Let the skeletons out of the closet, let the demons of regret disappear. This is your Halloween treat!

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Ep 17 Boiling water revelations

October 30th, 2018


Austinites had to boil water for safe consumption for a week. There’s a lesson there...

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Ep 16 Resilience

October 16th, 2018


Resilience is the ability to bounce back quickly from an event or negative experience. This episode has some seated movement and breath to help you elicit the sensation and set the intention of resilience.

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Ep 15 Suffering from aversion

September 27th, 2018


This episode is inspired by the beautiful Blue Lapis Light dance company in their performance of Belonging, Part One.

Ep 14 Intention of Presence

September 25th, 2018


Sometimes it is a good practice to release your own intentions so that you can surrender to the flow of what is.

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Ep 13 A Conversation With Your Body

September 19th, 2018


Your body is talking to you all the time. Are you listening?

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Ep 12 Information from Emotions

September 11th, 2018


In a mood? Maybe your emotions are telling you something that’s worth hearing.

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Ep 11 Structure and Freedom

September 4th, 2018


At any time we are on a spectrum between structure and freedom. We can cultivate either to bring our system towards harmony.

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Ep 10 Surrender the Fruits

August 27th, 2018


It’s easy to fall into the trap of setting up expectations for our practice or in life off the mat, only to be disappointed. Yoga teaches us to relinquish expectations and open to possibility.

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Ep 9 Hats and Balloons

August 20th, 2018


Identification with the many hats you wear in life can cause suffering—what if you trade the hats for balloons?

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Ep 8 Your stream of intelligence

August 16th, 2018


Your mind is in every cell of your body—let your breath connect you.

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Ep 6 Cool down

August 9th, 2018


Feeling the heat? Here’s a centering to cool you down.

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Ep 5 Troubled Waters

August 6th, 2018


Feeling bothered? Yoga has a practice for that.

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Ep 4 Direct Your Attention

July 30th, 2018


Simple breath and mind instructions to get you focused

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Ep 3 Interdependence Day

July 5th, 2018


This intention reminds us to balance our strong independence with enough vulnerability to be part of our vast interconnected ecosystem.

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Ep 2 Klesha: see what’s real

July 3rd, 2018


Real life example of how your outside life is a reflection of your inside life.

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Ep 1 Show Up (with some asana practice)

June 20th, 2018


Busy mind? Show up and do the yoga anyway. Couldn’t hurt. Might help!

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