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

Jess Goulding

I'm Jess Goulding, a certified yoga therapist and expert in the chakra system – our energy body system that helps us discover where and how we are out of balance and harmony in our lives so that we can heal and thrive. In this podcast, we'll explore mountains of wisdom from ancient traditions, modern science, and timeless teachings that will light up our path and illuminate our souls. We’ll enjoy conversations with brilliant guests and try out breathing and meditation techniques together. Join me as we walk together, up and around this mountain we call life. read less
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Ep. 32 Delight in Food, Body, and Schedule (Chakra One)
5d ago
Ep. 32 Delight in Food, Body, and Schedule (Chakra One)
How do we experience pleasure, sensuality and creativity in Chakra 1, muladhara? DELIGHT in the material, tangible things in life helps us feel safe and secure and leads to an overall sense of well-being. In this episode I share practices you can do right now to: - enjoy meals and foster a balanced, secure relationship with food - delight in your physical body, see the wonder of your form and accept your body as a safe place for your spirit - intentionally bring moments of delight and routine to your day to establish good boundaries that actually build up the energy needed to get things done! Experiencing DELIGHT in our root chakra is an important step on the path to an aligned body, mind and spirt. Start your routine with Get a Morning Glow! Check out the YouTube video and download the PDF for free! More about Jess: Website jessgoulding.com Blossom & Bliss: Women’s Yoga Retreat, April 12-14!  Resources: Chakra Savvy: Reset Your Life Game Plan ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠ ⁠ Chakra Savvy Cheat Sheet ⁠ Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! More resources, links, and a form for thoughts and questions are at ⁠Jessgoulding.com/podcast.⁠ Connect with Jess:  Facebook⁠⁠, @jessgyoga, and the Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠ Instagram⁠⁠, @jessgyoga   YouTube⁠⁠ @jessgoulding LinkedIn: Jessica (Jess) Goulding  @jessgyoga TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation, spirituality, self help, yoga, meditation, philosophy, psychology
Ep. 31 Intro to Season Three: Delight
Feb 19 2024
Ep. 31 Intro to Season Three: Delight
In Season 3 of Jess on the Mountain, we’ll explore chakra 2 and the theme of DELIGHT as we move up the liberating current of the chakras from root to crown.  In this episode you’ll hear what I’ve been up to during “Acorn Time” and some of the ways you can experience DELIGHT by taking more time to savor, more time to celebrate and less time to worry. I tell a little about what is inspiring me and is swimming around and coming together in the creative bowl of chakra 2. And lastly, we peek into something I call “perspective training” that I’ll talk more about all season long. I think it’s an important skill we can all use in the “world on fire.” I’m glad to be back with you for another season of this journey on the mountain! More about Jess: Website jessgoulding.com Blossom & Bliss: Women’s Yoga Retreat, April 12-14!  Resources: Chakra Savvy: Reset Your Life Game Plan ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠ ⁠ Chakra Savvy Cheat Sheet ⁠ Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! More resources, links, and a form for thoughts and questions are at ⁠Jessgoulding.com/podcast.⁠ Connect with Jess:  Facebook⁠⁠, @jessgyoga, and the Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠ Instagram⁠⁠, @jessgyoga   YouTube⁠⁠ @jessgoulding LinkedIn: Jessica (Jess) Goulding  @jessgyoga TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation, spirituality, self help, yoga, meditation, philosophy, psychology
BONUS: 3 Ways to Use the Chakras as a Framework
Jan 9 2024
BONUS: 3 Ways to Use the Chakras as a Framework
Chakras are part of your subtle body system; your energetic self. You can't see them, but they spin like gears and encounter the world around you and create the world within you. This can be hard to wrap the mind around. I get it. Truth be told, I don't think we have to understand or believe all that to make the chakras, and the study of them, valuable, applicable, and pragmatic.   Listen to learn 3 of the ways I use the chakras as a valuable framework for deepening awareness and living with intention! FREE online chakra yoga and journaling workshop to upshift into 2024 with positive energy, clarity, and commitment. www.jessgoulding.com/gear Learn all about and get excited for CHAKRA Savvy: Reset Your Life Game Plan Your ultimate guide to putting the pieces of your life together the way you want them to be. More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here. Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation
Season Finale: Rob Bell and "Where'd You Park Your Spaceship?"
Nov 14 2023
Season Finale: Rob Bell and "Where'd You Park Your Spaceship?"
Rob Bell has evolved from a megachurch pastor to a world renowned heretic (which I think is a good thing), questioning some of the ways the Christian religion has been teaching things that actually go against Spirit and Scripture, and proposing that the world, that God, is much more about love than damnation, and heaven and hell can be found right here on earth. His book, Love Wins, catapulted him into the greater public eye in 2011 when he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. He has been interviewed by Oprah, quoted by Brene Brown, and he’s here today to talk about his new book, “Where’d You Park Your Spaceship.” With his new book as the backdrop of our interview, we talk about the creative process, our perception of others, of seeing our life patterns, of dealing with grief, and how stories emerge from within. You may not be writing a book, but you ARE writing the book of your life, which is our greatest creative Chakra 1, 2, and 3 endeavor.  Rob Bell is the New York Times Bestselling author of fourteen books and plays which have been translated into 25 languages. His visual art can be seen on Instagram @realrobbell, his band is HUMANS ON THE FLOOR, and his podcast is called The RobCast.  Learn more about Rob Bell on his Wikipedia page and on his website. You can download the first 100 pages of Where’d You Park Your Spaceship HERE. Catch the video of this episode HERE. More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here. Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code BASE. 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation
Ep. 30 Listen To Your Body
Nov 6 2023
Ep. 30 Listen To Your Body
How does your body communicate with YOU? We have officially returned to the bottom of the mountain, as we dive this week into Chakra One: Muladhara. The first chakra is the earth element – our body, and our foundation. Located at the base of the spine, it houses our trust, fears, and ability to feel safe in the world. Chakra One asks us to be IN our body and LISTEN. Join me as I share how I embodied Chakra One this past week when I didn't release an episode because I chose to listen to my own body. We will talk about the different organ systems that are affiliated with this chakra, how imbalances show up in your body, and I will offer up some great tips, yoga poses, and the perfect self-paced course designed to get you fully embodied so you can bring your root chakra back into balance. You won't want to miss it. See you there! Much love, Jess Next week's Season Finale features my favorite heretic and advocate for all things being spiritual, Rob Bell. Get ready for a great conversation about the process of creativity, grief, and his new book, Where'd You Park Your Spaceship? available now on Amazon. More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here.⁠Embodiment Online Course.⁠ Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code BASE and receive 50% off! Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠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.⁠ Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to Jess on the Mountain! Please rate, review, share, and subscribe. 🙏
Ep. 29 Reclaim Your Sensuality (Chakra Two)
Oct 23 2023
Ep. 29 Reclaim Your Sensuality (Chakra Two)
For this week's podcast episode, we have officially arrived in Chakra Two: Svadhisthana. Located in the pelvic bowl (the sacral complex), this is where we house our creativity, sensuality, sexuality, emotions, desire, and reproduction. Since our theme this season is Embodiment, I decided to focus this conversation on Sensuality. The word "sensual" simply means 'of the senses' - sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. So "sensuality" is the enjoyment or expression of something that is pleasing to our senses. Sensuality is sometimes used interchangeably with sexuality, and although they can certainly be intertwined with one another (after all, our sexuality also lives in Chakra Two), sensuality is more about living a life with all your senses fully alive – a complete experience of your body and your environment. That's what we're diving into today on Jess on the Mountain. Tune in to hear what age our second chakra develops, the shadow sides of chakra two, my own personal story of when I first discovered that I was a sensual being, and how we can all embrace and embody our sensuality in our everyday lives. Love, Jess More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here. Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation
Ep. 28 Embodying Surrender and Manifestation with Shannon Jamail (Chakra Three)
Oct 16 2023
Ep. 28 Embodying Surrender and Manifestation with Shannon Jamail (Chakra Three)
Today’s episode is all about the third chakra - Manipura. Located at the solar plexus, the color is yellow, the element is fire, and its focus is on the will, self-esteem, personal identity, and transformation. Joining us for this conversation on surrender and manifestation is the multi-talented Shannon Jamail, a best-selling author, podcast host, retreat leader, therapist-turned-mentor, and yoga teacher trainer. She is the founder and creator of the Mind & Body Complete Family of Companies which includes her retreat center, Retreat Ranch, outside of Austin Texas. Her passion and mission is to elevate individuals in mind & body in order to connect, grow & thrive through her online courses, books, programs & retreats. Shannon knows a lot about manifestation. And not only does she know how to make things happen, she does so with a level of conscious intention that is felt by everyone around her. She shares with us some of her own processes around creating intention and transformation (spoiler alert - she uses the chakra system!), how she combined her love of horses with her love of yoga, and how she tapped into the power of her third chakra to create the ranch retreat of her dreams. Ironically, our conversation about will and manifestation turned into one about surrender. That's right - an important aspect of intentional manifestation is full surrender... and humble acceptance. There are a lot of a-ha moments in this episode – some that I had in real time while talking with Shannon, and some that I'm still thinking about today! I would love to hear what your own a-ha moments are from this episode. "When you fully surrender and then accept that surrendering, is when the power is unleashed... that's how you become the most powerful." ~ Shannon Jamail Much love, Jess Get on the WAITLIST for Jess's next retreat at Retreat Ranch, April 12-14. More about Shannon: Learn more about Retreat Ranch and Mind & Body CompletePurchase her latest book The Retreat Leaders Playbook hereListen to her podcast Happy Hour at the Ranch here More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠.Get on the waitlist for the WonderFULL Women's Yoga Retreat at Retreat Ranch on October 29-31 here.Join Jess in the ⁠⁠Galapagos Islands, March 2-9! ⁠⁠Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the⁠⁠ ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the⁠⁠ ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Embodiment Online Course.⁠⁠ Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST!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.⁠⁠⁠Connect with Jess on ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Jess G Yoga Facebook Group⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠, & ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 27 Overcoming Overwhelm and Inertia (Chakra 3)
Oct 9 2023
Ep. 27 Overcoming Overwhelm and Inertia (Chakra 3)
Today we arrive in chakra three: our lustrous gem, the beautiful yellow of Manipura, that houses our ability to do and to transform. It is the seat of our will and self esteem, and asks the question: How is your fire burning?  Building and embodying a strong will, an appropriate fire, requires discernment, right action, and proper boundaries. Too much heat, stress, or effort and we burn out. Not enough, and the flame dies out leaving us scattered and directionless. Learn some tools and ideas you can apply right away to overcome overwhelm and inertia, no matter where you land on the spectrum of high to low energy. Links from this episode: Get a Morning Glow! Morning routine video and PDF More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here. Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠ Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy, self improvement, transformation
Ep. 26 Embodying Forgiveness with Emily J. Hooks, Part Two (Chakra Four)
Oct 2 2023
Ep. 26 Embodying Forgiveness with Emily J. Hooks, Part Two (Chakra Four)
We are back with part 2 of our Chakra Four conversation with Emily J. Hooks and her deep wisdom around the topic of forgiveness. As the discussion continues, we explore how there is a time and a place for forgiveness, that we have to dismantle what forgiveness even means, and how forgiveness doesn't have to include reconciliation (or even the other person's participation or knowledge of your forgiveness!). Emily shares with us how the toxic dynamic with her mother completely dissolved when she forgave her, even though her mom knew nothing about it. "I forgave everyone in my life and no one knew about it until I wrote my book." ~ Emily J. Hooks Forgiveness is YOUR process and YOUR healing. What an empowering concept! Don't forget – Emily's book, The Power of Forgiveness: A Guide to Healing and Wholeness, is available at all the major booksellers and is linked in the show notes below. She has also generously offered her Audible audiobook format to our listeners FOR FREE! Link & instructions on how to get the audio version of this powerful book are included below. Much love, Jess More about Emily: To learn more about Emily J. Hooks, you can visit her website ⁠here⁠.Receive a FREE copy of her audiobook The Power of Forgiveness by contacting Emily directly through her ⁠website⁠. You can purchase a physical copy of her book ⁠here⁠.Follow Emily on ⁠Facebook⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website ⁠here⁠.Join Jess in the ⁠Galapagos Islands, March 2-9! ⁠Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the⁠ ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the⁠ ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠⁠ ⁠Embodiment Online Course.⁠ Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST!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.⁠⁠Connect with Jess on ⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠, ⁠Jess G Yoga Facebook Group⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠, & ⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 25 Embodying Forgiveness with Emily J. Hooks, Part One (Chakra Four)
Sep 25 2023
Ep. 25 Embodying Forgiveness with Emily J. Hooks, Part One (Chakra Four)
This week's episode is all heart. That's right, we're delving into Chakra Four - Anahata. We are joined by the incredible writer, speaker, and workshop facilitator Emily J. Hooks. Emily's work focuses on inquiry-based healing from past hurts. Her work reorients readers toward compassionate self-acceptance and accountability, and she specializes in the topic of forgiveness, which is the center of our conversation today and a beautiful embodiment of the heart chakra. In fact, it was such an in-depth and phenomenal conversation that our team chose to release it in two different parts. This is part one of our conversation and the second part will be released next week. Emily spent the first few decades of her life managing her emotional and spiritual pain and the many traumas she had endured in her childhood. In 2003, she found herself in destitution and in deep suffering over the loss of the people who mattered most to her. Instead of giving up, she chose to move through the pain she carried and let go of her limiting beliefs about who she was and what the world was like. In a huge moment of awakening, she saw her entire life unfold and self-compassion emerged. At that moment she vowed not to live a tragic life. To not just survive, but to thrive. She began to deeply study the act of forgiveness, from texts and philosophies around the world. This led her to "relentlessly forgive" anyone who had ever caused her harm, including herself. As a result of this radical act of complete forgiveness, everything in her life transformed. And today her promise is to contribute as fully as she can for as long as she is able to. Emily's work embodies the concept that through the work of forgiveness, we can all find love, compassion, and empathy for others and for ourselves; that it is possible to both mourn the loss of what was not, and fully embrace what is. Her book, The Power of Forgiveness: A Guide to Healing and Wholeness, is available at all the major booksellers, and is linked in the show notes. Emily has also generously offered her Audible audiobook format to our listeners FOR FREE! Link & instructions on how to get the audio version of this powerful book are included below. I can't wait to hear what you think about this conversation. Let's take a journey through the heart and explore the embodiment of true forgiveness. Much love, Jess More about Emily: To learn more about Emily J. Hooks, you can visit her website here.Receive a FREE copy of her audiobook The Power of Forgiveness by contacting Emily directly through her website. You can purchase a physical copy of her book here.Follow Emily on Facebook or Instagram. More about Jess: Learn more about Jess on her website here.Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9! Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey with the ⁠Chakra Savvy Quickie Quiz⁠ ⁠⁠Settle into some journaling questions and a video guide with the ⁠Chakra Check-In Self Assessment⁠ Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST!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.⁠Connect with Jess on Facebook⁠⁠, Jess G Yoga Facebook Group, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, & YouTube⁠⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 24 Sound and Embodiment (Chakra Five)
Sep 18 2023
Ep. 24 Sound and Embodiment (Chakra Five)
This week's episode is all about sound, which is directly related to Chakra Five - Vissudha (which means "purification"). Sounds are happening everywhere, all the time. Pause for a few seconds and just listen. What do you hear? Maybe an airplane flying overhead, traffic on the streets below, birds chirping, the wind blowing, your dog snoring, children playing, a phone dinging, your stomach growling, and on and on! Even in the quietest of environments, there is always sound. This chakra is the realm of sound, vibration, and resonance. It's where we both speak our truth and where we listen attentively to others. From my experience, Chakra Five is the chakra that is most frequently out of balance for people. Do you ever feel tightness in your trapezius muscles (where your neck & shoulders connect)? Hellooo Chakra Five! Join me as we embody the fifth chakra, discuss the symptoms of imbalance (both excesses and deficiencies), and explore the different ways that sound (and silence!) affects us. And I share some great practices you can do to charge and release your own Chakra Five. Let's jump into some good vibrations together. See you there. Much love, Jess Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  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  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 23 Practices in Perception (Chakra Six)
Sep 11 2023
Ep. 23 Practices in Perception (Chakra Six)
In today's episode, we have reached the part of the mountain that is Chakra Six - Ajna. This chakra allows us to clearly see reality. It helps us discern between what is an illusion and what is truth. Living in a world full of differing opinions, false flags, false prophets, and propaganda – the truth can be tough to get to! Luckily, the six chakra helps us cut through the noise and distractions and allows us to connect with our inner guru. After all, it's the seat of our intuition! Join me today as I walk us through how we can embody Chakra Six, including the organ systems it's connected to and where it lives in your body. We'll also discuss the physical symptoms of a Chakra Six imbalance, how it can help your life when it's in alignment, and ways to bring more Ajna awareness into your everyday life. This episode will include some helpful practices that you can start incorporating into your life today. So let's get to it – our intuition awaits! Much love, Jess Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  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  Embodiment Online Course. Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 22 Embodying the Divine with Ana Pilar Cruz (Chakra Seven)
Sep 4 2023
Ep. 22 Embodying the Divine with Ana Pilar Cruz (Chakra Seven)
Our first guest of Season 2 is a fellow Austin-based yoga professional whom I've known for many years and have a ton of respect for. Ana Pilar Cruz has been teaching yoga since 2001 and, in the modalities of Hatha, Hatha Flow, and Ashtanga Yoga, has been training yoga teachers since 2006 at both 200 and 500-hour levels in the United States and abroad. As the current Director of Yoga Therapy at My Vinyasa Practice,  she excels in teaching pranayama, mantra, and yogic philosophy & literature. Ana Pilar expands her teaching beyond the mat by bringing the history, philosophy, and mythology of yoga to communities and conferences across the United States. She's here with us today to talk about Chakra Seven, how it is the gateway to the Divine, and how we can embody the Divine in our everyday lives. Our conversation begins with the stages of life and how we embody them through the lens of the chakra system. From there we move into the practice of seeing the Divine in yourself and others, and then discuss different conditions that can create blocks in the seventh chakra and examples of how that shows up in world events. We also talk about the importance of ritual in accessing the Divine, and how boundaries are important in creating sacred connections. Ana Pilar then shares how the way she was raised to simply be curious about religion and her own relationship with the Divine kept her mind and heart open. This is such a juicy conversation and I could have talked with her for hours! We will have to have her back again. Enjoy this episode, and may it inspire you with a few ways you can find and sustain your own connection to the Divine. Much love, Jess Online Yoga Membership (OYM) Boot Camp September 11-17 Sign up and get ready! Get started or continue on your personal chakra journey: Embodiment Online Course.⁠ Harness the energy of chakra one, and set a new foundation built on connection, gratitude, and trust in the world. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 21 Embodying the Lotus (Chakra Seven)
Aug 28 2023
Ep. 21 Embodying the Lotus (Chakra Seven)
Welcome back to Jess on the Mountain! We are kicking off Season 2 at the top of the mountain with the crown chakra – the thousand-petaled lotus of Sahasrara. Not sure how to pronounce that? Don't worry - even I mispronounced it for years! Imagine the snow cap of a mountain taking the shape of a beautiful white lotus of enlightenment. This is our connection to Spirit and the Divine. This is where we get the 30,000-foot view that gives us self-awareness and an understanding of how the world operates. Sahasrara is energy at the highest vibration – beyond sound and light, into ether and thought waves. Our energetic bodies, our etheric bodies, go beyond our skin and into the space around us, especially at the crown of our heads. This podcast season's theme is Embodiment, so tune in to learn which glands the seventh chakra is affiliated with and how excesses and deficiencies can show up in our bodies. We then talk about what it means to embody Sahasrara in our everyday lives, and we end the episode with a brief meditation to help you embody Spirit. Much love, Jess Join Jess in the Galapagos Islands, March 2-9!  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  Embodiment Online Course. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Intro to Season Two: Embodiment
Aug 25 2023
Intro to Season Two: Embodiment
Welcome back to Season Two of Jess on the Mountain! Last season, we started at the bottom of the mountain (at our root chakra) and worked our way up to the top, exploring each of the seven chakras as we journeyed alongside one another. This season, we're going to start where we left off - at the top of the mountain! As we slowly work our way back down through the chakras, our focus this season will be working with the theme of Embodiment. Tune in to this intro episode, where I talk about embodiment and why it's so important, as well as provide some insight into the exciting topics and guests we have lined up for you this season. And if that wasn't juicy enough, I also announce a special companion online course called... (you guessed it!) Embodiment, which would make an excellent travel buddy as you follow along this season (totally optional of course!). I'll see you at the top of the mountain. Much love, Jess 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  Embodiment Online Course. Use coupon code PODCAST! 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 20 Season Finale! Sage Advice From My Dad, the Sherpa
Jun 26 2023
Ep. 20 Season Finale! Sage Advice From My Dad, the Sherpa
On the mountain of life, today we consider our choice of hiking partners, romantic or otherwise. After all, it’s not just you on the mountain! And everyone affects each other, through the chakras, on an energetic level. If we’re to experience Unity in the spiritual realm, it helps to have an experience of unity in the material world. This is how I see the crown and heart connected. Human love as a material expression of divine relationship. My dad gave me much advice in this area over the relatively short time we had together, and today I share three of my favorite pieces with you: Don’t put your happiness in someone else’s hands.  Don’t let your shorts catch on fire.  Marry the rocking chair. Learn The Locks and Keys of Happiness: Maitiri: Friendliness Mudita: Delight  Karuna: Compassion Upeksa: Equanimity Enjoy the Sunflower School in the Jess G Yoga Facebook Group! Mondays July 3-August 28.  Because sunflowers turn towards the light all summer long… Join me in the Galapagos Islands! March 2-9, 2024 Other helpful links: 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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ Jess G Yoga Facebook Group TAGS awareness,  mindfulness,   self study,   svadyaya,   self awareness,    chakras,    yoga,   yoga therapy
Ep. 19 Object Meditation and Chakra Six with Amanda Green
Jun 19 2023
Ep. 19 Object Meditation and Chakra Six with Amanda Green
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.⁠ Connect with Jess on  ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ⁠Jessgoulding.com⁠ 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