Meet Me Where You Are

I left my last job because of burnout during the pandemic. The work-life balancing act is so real and it is increasingly important that we actively and consciously carve out time for the one that keeps it all going, ourselves. My friends... you are working, running households, marching for justice, and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. I see you. I hear you. I‘m here for you. No matter where you work, play, eat, or rest, meet me where you are, wherever you are, and let‘s do a little self-care, ya? Explore this podcast and build your mental, emotional, and physical muscles. Build stamina with guided yoga practices, meditations, and breathing exercises. It‘s you time.

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Episodes

Monday Apr 11, 2022

In this 30 minute Hatha yoga practice we will warm up the core to prepare for standing hand to big toe pose. Then we will come down and stretch the muscles we just worked. Find more classes like this on Zen Lab's website here.   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Apr 04, 2022

A fun 30 minute creative flow with balancing and lunging to get you energized for the day ahead. Find more classes like this on Zen Lab's website here.   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Mar 28, 2022

In this sun salutation sequence we bring mindful awareness into our transitions. Focus and breathe as to not lose balance and find some fluidity and strength as you find your way through tension and ease.   Find more classes like this on Zen Lab's website here.   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Mar 14, 2022

A quick sequence to gently wake up, feel what the body has to offer today, and worth through some standing postures to play with the push and pull of opposites.   Find more classes like this on Zen Lab's website here.   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Feb 28, 2022

Hi my friends. I'm taking a couple weeks off! THANK GOD! It is much needed. I hope you also schedule time for yourself to rest. You DESERVE to rest.   Please join me on my website for a free yoga class.   Also check out my new gear that just dropped.   And finally, please rate me on your podcast platform. I'm sososo grateful you are here.     Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Feb 21, 2022

This 30 minute dynamic yoga sequence will help you build your focus and balance. We first move through a sun salutation sequence to warm up, then enter into a strong balancing sequence to strengthen the hamstrings and quads. We will then cool down and joy a brief sweet savasana.   Recommended Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/61BHgo3XTarN0k2iwGTDut?si=4be37a394a41426e   Find the full-length version of this class on Zen Lab's website here.   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Feb 14, 2022

It's LOVE day :). Remember to always continue to send love to yourself. You can't pour from an empty cup. This is a practice that can be done daily to transfigure your heart and approach to life.   Find yoga classes with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim   Source: Mindfulness Training with YogaRenew

Monday Feb 07, 2022

Stay warm my dears! I think we are getting up to 8 inches of snow tonight in Indianapolis. If you can't get warm, join me for this yoga flow to stretch out and build heat. We start gentle and easy and move into our flow with ease, and then we will start to speed it up linking movement with breath. This flow is repetitive, which allows you to explore and create with each time you take your flow. It's never always exactly the same in the body and mind (even if the poses are the same).   **Please note, take each posture with care and attention, please don't injure yourself. This is a snippet of a live class recording. If you don't know what I'm doing, all good, MAKE SOMETHING UP (but stay safe).   Find more yoga flows with me at www.zenlabindy.com.   Playlist: Homesick by Sean Williams Heartbreak by Fair Game Wait On Me by Raquel Castro Original by Wildcardz Memories by Ramol Yes I Am by Zach Sorgen Dropzone Rush by Bunker Buster Cruise Control by Lolek Breathe Within by Onyx Music   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim   *I own the rights to the music you heard in this podcast  

Monday Jan 31, 2022

Most of you active folks don't stretch enough. This is a simple stretching routine you can follow after a workout, run, or other rigorous activity to make sure that your muscles get the recovery they deserve. Only 20 minutes! No yoga mat required. Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim   Join me for live online classes or on-demand yoga videos at Zen Lab.

Monday Jan 24, 2022

Body scan meditations are meant to help you get in touch with your bodily sensations, both good and bad. It is also a great tool for calming the mind and body. Although body scan meditation practice is not about relaxing, relaxation may naturally occur as a result of this meditation. Therefore, it is important to practice non-striving. Non-striving means that we do not strive toward any particular experience during this meditation. We simply allow and experience whatever arrives in the moment.   Tips For Practicing  There are a number of variations of body scan meditations out there. How you go about this meditation and the order in which you decide to move through different parts of your body is not critical. You can choose to move through parts of your body in any order you wish.  Try to release any goals for your practice. The main objective of this practice is to practice non-judgment and simply allow your thoughts and feelings to be as they are in the moment; without trying to change them.  Try to find a time and space to practice where you will not be disturbed.  If possible, wear comfortable and loose clothing.  This meditation is recommended to be done while lying on your back but if this is not comfortable, then you can do it sitting in a chair. If you choose to lie down, you can keep your palms up towards the sky and with your legs slightly apart. Allow your feet to fall open to either side.  During this meditation, you can close your eyes or leave them open. If you choose to leave them open, try to maintain a soft and unfocused gaze.  If you tend to fall asleep while lying on your back, it might be better to sit on a chair or keep your eyes open to try to stay awake as best as you can.  Source: Mindfulness Training with YogaRenew   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Jan 17, 2022

Learn the origin and biology of stress, the psychology of stress, and gain a better understanding of mindfulness and stress reactivity.   Join for more in person or on-demand yoga classes at www.zenlabindy.com.   References: Yoga Teacher Training with YogaRenew   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

Monday Jan 10, 2022

The last time you walked; from your desk to the kitchen, outside, on a hiking trail... where was your head at? A walking meditation is designed to bring body and mind in sync while we’re out and about. And if you don’t like to sit and close the eyes to meditate, this is a great alternative that still trains the mind in awareness. Walking is something we do every day without thinking. Walking meditation involves very deliberating thinking about and doing a series of actions that you normally do automatically. Breaking these steps down in your mind may feel awkward, even ridiculous. But you should try to notice at least these four basic components of each step: a) the lifting of one foot;b) the moving of the foot a bit forward of where you’re standing;c) the placing of the foot on the floor, heel first;d) the shifting of the weight of the body onto the forward leg as the back heel lifts, while the toes of that foot remain touching the floor or the ground.   References: Yoga Teacher Training with YogaRenew   Intro/Outro Music: Where Are We Going by Aaron Kellim

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xx, Kristen

 

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