242: Jillian Pransky on Deep, Somatic Listening

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242: Jillian Pransky on Deep, Somatic Listening
Aug 15 '1850m
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Jillian Pransky is a Certified Yoga Therapist, a teacher and an author of the new book, Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Open Your Heart. In this interview, Jillian dives deep into the topic of somatic listening; what it is, why it's important, how to do it and the benefits you can expect. Restorative Yoga is an avenue for this type of work and it can be life changing to say the least. Do you experience tension in your body? Do you have unpleasant feelings? Do you feel exhausted? If your answer is yes or sometimes to any of these questions, you'll want to hear what Jillian Pransky has to say in this episode.


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In This Interview, Jillian Pransky and I Discuss...

  • Her book, Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Open Your Heart
  • How she used to believe anxiety and depression was a choice
  • Learning to be with the bad wolf
  • Befriending her bad wolf
  • That not everything can be fixed
  • When surrender is needed
  • Not being able to fix some way someone has treated us
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Paying attention to our body and mind so that we're aware of how we shut down and open up and to be with it with openness
  • Deep listening to yourself can leave you more hard and cutoff or open and tender
  • The tension in our body signifying the stress response
  • Paying attention long enough that it softens and shifts
  • Judging the tension we find in our bodies
  • Getting curious about the tension we find, breathing into it
  • Asking "How am I still guarding myself when I don't have to be?" during Restorative Yoga
  • "Doing Less"
  • How the busier we are the less we have to feel
  • Listening is the act of allowing
  • Love is the act of allowing
  • Allowing yourself to be supported even when you're active
  • That which is regular is way better than that which is a lot
  • A little bit all the time re-wires us
  • How exhausting it is to be somewhere we're not
  • Our thoughts are like social media
  • Forward thinking and past thinking after present moment being
  • Letting go vs Letting be
  • Analogy of salt in water: shot glass vs mason jar
  • "The practice isn't about learning how to stay here but learning how to come back."


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