Ep. 19 Object Meditation and Chakra Six with Amanda Green

Jess On The Mountain: Yoga, Chakras & Becoming Your Own Guru

Jun 19 2023 • 45 mins

Today is a great conversation about linking, meditation, and yoga therapy. Our guest is Amanda Green, who is a Certified Yoga Therapist and expert in teaching and guiding students and teachers in meditation, breath, postures, and chanting to foster healing and balance at Innermost Yoga and Yoga Well Institute. (Scroll down for whole bio and links.)


2:20 Amanda's journey

5:10 What is Yoga Therapy? (vs. private yoga)

7:00 Two ways we develop patterns

8:45 All about the Sixth Chakra: Ajna

10:30 What is linking?

16:00 Four reasons to meditate, according to the Yoga Sutras

20:25 Linking to a sunflower

22:20Like attracts like and the gunas

26:00 Dismantling our own structures: When and why we need help

28:00 How attachment to a meditation object can cause problems

35:20 When it's helpful choose your own object meditation

37:30 For those who can't visualize...

43:24 How to learn from Amanda


Want to learn more and experience object meditation?

Listen to Episode 89 of Ready, Get Centered, Go! with Jess G

Read this BLOG post from October, 2020.

Learn more about Yoga Therapy, and how we might start this journey together!


Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey:

3 questions to get you started: ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠

Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠

Listen about each chakra and keep it all straight with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Cheat Sheet ⁠

More resources, links, and a form for thoughts and questions are at ⁠Jessgoulding.com/podcast.⁠

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BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Green is dedicated to helping individuals recover physical and emotional health and to age well. In the process, students learn to move with the breath and spine and to train the mind. Her teaching style is clear and practical and includes discussion and reflection,  movement, breathing techniques, meditation, yogic philosophy, and vedic chant. Amanda is great at creating an efficient daily routine to meet the needs and interests of each client. Individual support and this evolving home practice is where the life-magic happens.


Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she took her first yoga training and began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her teacher and mentor, Chase Bossart in 2011. At this time, her yoga practice took a turn toward a therapeutic approach and she went on to become a certified yoga therapist, to see clients, and to train other yoga teachers to do the same.


Amanda Green is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy program and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She offers group classes and individual yoga therapy to students online and at her private studio, Innermost Yoga in Austin, TX. Amanda is faculty at Yoga Well Institute and teaches in the 1,500 hour therapist training program. When Amanda isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her awesome family, gardening, painting, or singing karaoke, usually out of tune.


TAGS

awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, meditation

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