Ryan Leier | How to overcome the darkest times?
“I know it is possible to get through the darkest times. To overcome suffering. There is always an ember to ignite.”*Trigger warning: this episode mentions suicide. If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health and concerned with suicidal ideations, please know that help is available to you. Here are resources in Canada;Talksuicide.ca Suicideprevention.ca Wellnesstogether.ca Mentalhealthcommission.caToday I’m joined by teacher and friend Ryan Leier, a globally known Yoga ambassador, leader of One Yoga community, founder of the non-profit initiative “Vinyasa Yoga for the Youth” and devoted student of the Krishnamacharya lineage, of which he has studied extensively with many of the most revered teachers in the modern history of yoga. Mental health challenges have recently altered Ryan's life and practice. This intense period of darkness has ignited in him a renewed relationship and passion for sharing the profound healing power of yoga.In this heartfelt conversation, Ryan shares his struggles, triumphs, and deep wisdom learned through lived experience.We touch on sooo much, but here’s a few key points:➖ 11:09 How yoga can be a coping mechanism➖ 18:45 When your whole life becomes the practice➖ 25:49 There’s nothing to do but love each other➖ 35:08 Treating one's teachers as friends and students as equals➖ 48:22 Returning to the practice with 3 poses a day➖ 54:03 A tale by Rumi: The Lion TattooIn this episode, Ryan mentions a few of his teachers; Danny Paradise, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Father Joe Pereira, and the Patanjali Sutra translation by Barbara Miller titled ‘Yoga: a Discipline of Freedom’.Connect with Ryan and join the 40 days of Sadhana here: www.ryanleier.com/40-days or find him on IG: @ryanleierWith humility, grace and power, Ryan sweetly reminds us of how we can move forward from the most difficult times. Please listen, share and continue to spread awareness of mental health illness and how it affects all communities - yoga included.With love and oneness,BobbiThanks for listening, you beautiful soul!💭 If you liked this episode, please leave a review on Apple podcasts – it really, really helps the show reach more people, plus I love reading each one.💭Never miss a new episode and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your favourite platform.💭 Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories – just be sure to tag @bobbipaidel so we can connect💭 If you’d like to chat about the show, offer feedback or be a guest, please get in touch.💭 Want to go further into your understanding of what it means to be both human and divine though yoga sadhana? Let’s share in the journey together at www.bobbipaidel.com/connect 🙏♥️✨