Prenatal Yoga before Prenatal Yoga, with Tove Palmgren
***Trigger warning*** This episode contains information about a miscarriage.Welcome to this episode with the wonderful Tove Palmgren, a Yoga teacher of over 34 years and a mum of 4.Tove is one of those women who gave birth to all her children without pain-relief. This episode is NOT about judging women who use pain relief or who don’t, the point is, she did it back when there was no such thing as prenatal yoga, birth preparation courses, hypnobirthing, etc. There were no specific tools given to her, and she’s here to tell us how she used her intuition and figured it out.Tove tells us about her parallel journeys of yoga, work and motherhood (whilst being a single mum for many years), and how these various paths have evolved throughout the years.She tells us how about a miscarriage she had, and how she reconciled it emotionally.We also talk about how to deal with this constantly changing body, from menstruation to pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, and how to sustain a yoga (or self-care!) practice with whilst we’re raising children and as we grow older.Thank you Tove for being to open and vulnerable to sharing this wisdom with us!Find out more about Tove´s upcoming Yoga retreat here: Yoga Retreats with Tove Palmgren — Tove PalmgrenThank you for listening!Read the full blog post -> Prenatal Yoga before Prenatal Yoga, with Tove Palmgren - Krish YogaIf you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast or SpotifySubscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode!If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch!To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.comShare your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect
How to Practice Traditional Yoga in the Contemporary World, with Komal Dadlani
Yoga is often associated with stretching. It’s the classic ‘’Yoga is about being able to touch your toes’’.Many of us often start going to yoga classes for the physical benefits, only later to find there is so much more.10-20 years ago, we would say things like ‘’Yes I do yoga, but I don’t go for the spiritual stuff like the ooomms and stuff, I go to move and sweat’’. And let’s face it, we all know getting into headstand is not the goal, but it pretty cool if we could right?!But, things are changing in the Yoga world.One of the reasons it’s changing is thanks to teachers like Komal Dadlani, who are there to remind us Yoga is not a physical practice. In fact, the physical asana practice is only 1 small part of Yoga. Komal is one of those teachers, who skilfully includes and introduces the spiritual teachings of Yoga in her classes.The best part? She explains very ancient spiritual teachings in a very simple and relatable language. I felt that she was a translator, so we could understand these traditional old texts and use them in our daily lives.In this episode we talk about:Mindful yoga and how it’s different to meditationWhat is Karma yoga and why it’s misinterpretedWhat are the Chakras and Gunas and how they apply to our Yoga practiceCan Yoga change our personality?Is it ok to treat Yoga as a purely physical practice?The Vedas! How these texts are like personal growth manuals from the ancient times.Komal explains these deep and ancient concepts in such simple and approachable, so we can understand and include them in our daily lives.I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to this episode!Learn more and connect with Komal Dadlani:Connect on instagramJoin her Introduction to Vedanta Course or Introduction to Ayurveda CourseThank you for listening!Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/how-to-practice-traditional-yoga-in-the-contemporary-world-with-komal-dadlani/If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple PodcastSubscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode!If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch!To learn more about how to work with me or my programs, go to www.krishyoga.comShare your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect
Navigating the Peri-menopause Journey, with Sally Parkes
Last summer, I found myself asking my mum, "Is this peri-menopause?". I was having lots of hot flushes and sweating.Her response was, "No, you’ve forgotten what Spanish summers are like and you're breastfeeding!"She might have been right. Who knows? This summer I’m pregnant, and my body is going through something else! However, I’d rather be prepared for peri-menopause and learn how to manage this new phase of myself whenever it decides to come!I also realised that I know NOTHING about it. The first time I heard about Peri-menopause was on TV. I was watching the Netflix show, ‘’Working Mums’’ where the main character comes home from the doctors and says, in shock, that she has ‘’peri-f*ing-menopause’’!In today’s episode we’re on a slightly different path, and shifting our focus from pregnancy and postpartum to peri-menopause and menopause.Especially for this, we have Sally Parkes, an expert in woman’s health yoga and also a Yoga teacher trainer. Sally has expanded her prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher trainings to also include a Yoga for Menopause Teacher Training.As an added perspective, Sally is going through peri-menopause herself, giving us a firsthand insight into what it’s really like. In this episode we delve into:Various aspects of peri-menopause and menopause, including hormonal changes taking place.Sally’s personal experience as she’s entering Peri-menopause. From her physical and emotional symptoms to how it impacts her work and her life as a single mum raising two daughters.Comparisons and relationships between peri-menopause and pregnancy and postpartum.Hormonal changes during peri-menopause, how they impact how we perform different exercises and what Yoga for Menopause looks like.Sally’s take on Hormone Replacement Therapy and other products which are promoted by media.How to handle the often negative emotions arising from our changing bodies and the outside world's perceptions during this phase of life.This episode was truly enlightening! Sally courageously opens up about the reality on Peri-menopause - physically, emotionally, hormonally and even from society’s perspective!Learn more about Sally and her Trainings here:Sally Parkes Pregnancy, Menopause, Postnatal, Fertility Yoga Teacher Training (sallyparkesyoga.com)Thank you for listening!Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/navigating-the-peri-menopause-journey-with-sally-parkes/If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple PodcastSubscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode!If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch!To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.comShare your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect
A Personal Trainer For The Woman’s Soul, with Lisa Garber.
After becoming a mother. I found myself at a loss when faced with the typical ‘’So, what do you do?’’. Yes I was still ‘’doing’’ my professional job, but I was also doing a lot more!I had to re-evaluate what this meant for my purpose and identity.Fast forward 5 years and much soul-searching and therapy, I now run an online yoga business and am a podcaster.To get started on this new journey, I joined a business coaching programme led by Susanne Rieker.Initially, I expected to learn all about the online world, sales, marketing, and how to turn my hobby, and part-time side hustle, Yoga, into a profitable and scalable business.To my surprise, this business programme also included monthly Mindset Coaching sessions with a life-coach, Lisa Garber.I questioned the purpose of these sessions. Wasn’t the focus supposed to be on developing a business, and not therapy? Well, I couldn’t have more wrong.Just like becoming a mother, starting a business challenges you in every aspects of your life. It presents an opportunity to face our inner demons: What will others think of me? What if nobody shows up? What if I fail? The guilt of spending my time and energy between the children and this online business. So many other inner mind-demons unexpectedly emerged as I entered the world of entrepreneurship and motherhood. These mind-set coaching sessions with Lisa quickly became the highlight of the month!Lisa is a certified life and executive coach who has been passionately helping people find personal fulfillment for over 25 years. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. Lisa believes everyone has greatness in them, it just takes an insightful and kind hand to help them realize it. Lisa has coached individuals, teams and groups throughout the world. She is known for encouraging her clients to embrace a much greater life, one full of possibilities, fulfillment and joy.In each of our monthly sessions, Lisa worked her magic, empowering us to realise this potential. And now, you get to listen in to this magic!We discussLisa’s fascinating journey from singer/songwriter to psychotherapy to life-coachingWhy Lisa chooses to focus on coaching women.How Lisa blends psychology, life coaching and spirituality in her workThe significance and approach to ‘’finding yourself’’Experiences from coaching mothers: the common challenges of freedom, shame and guilt self-sacrificeThe origins of our so called-identityTechniques for discovering your purpose and elevating your consciousnessThis episode is a treasure chest full of rich content. We share lots of personal stories, experiences, fascinating anecdotes and practical advice on finding one’s Self and purpose. Get ready to enjoy a genuine, meaningful and honest conversation, sprinkled with moments of laughter!How to work with LisaTrain to become a Life Coach with Lisa https://blissom.ca/certification-programs/life-coaching-certificate/Reach Lisa through email at firstname.lastname@example.org , Instagram @lisagarbercoaching and on her website https://lisagarber.comThank you for listening!
The Worst Thing About Hypnobirthing Is The Word ‘’Hypno’’ Birthing, with Nancy Keen
I recently completed the KGH Hypnobirthing Teacher Trainer Course.I choose the KGH method because back in 2018, someone lent me the KGH Hypnobirthing book whilst I was pregnant with my first child. My husband and I read it from cover to cover, loved everything about it and were convinced we were ready for a magical ‘’hypnobirth’’.For many reasons, the birth was not at all as expected! Realising there was more to learn than just reading the book, the second time around, we decided to take the actual KGH course!Through this online course we were now equipped with the tools and knowledge to have an incredible home birth, one you can listen to (linked in the show notes).We realised there is a common misconception around hypnobirthing, one that we made the first time around. We assumed that it merely involved birth preparation, but we discovered it’s so much more than that.In the intro to this episode, I share with you a real life example of why!To delve deeper into the non-mystical world of Hypnobirthing and its misunderstood aspects we are joined by the wonderful and knowledgeable Nancy Keen.Nancy Keen is a mum of 3, a hypnobirthing teacher of 17 years. She is a KGH Teacher trainer and founder of The Birth Right Academy. She not only empowers parents to have the best birth for them, but also mentors hypnobirthing teachers, emphasizing her motto ‘’knowledge is power’’.In this episode with Nancy tells us all about:What is actually covered in a hypnobirthing courseWhy she choose to train as a teacher with KGHHer experiences in training medical professionals and midwives in hypnobirthingWhy the worst thing about hypnobirthing is the word ‘’hypno’’ birthing.Hypnobirthing for caesarean births.Nancy’s 3 births and what she learnt along the wayIf you’re interested in learning more about hypnobirthing, or listening to 3 remarkable birth stories, this episode is just for you!Are you a parent or a teacher? Here is how to work with Nancy:Join KGHypnobirthing classes each month, virtual and in person, group and 121: https://birthright-hypnobirthing.co.uk/Teachers wanting support with their hypnobirthing businesses can join the Academy for a 7 day free trial: https://www.birthrightacademy.comListen to my previous birth storieshttps://www.krishyoga.com/how-hypnobirthing-helped-my-home-birth-6-essential-tips/https://www.krishyoga.com/42-weeks-6-days-1-baby-a-birth-story/Thank you for listening!If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast. Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode!If you’d like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touchTo join my classes or events, send me a message to email@example.com, I’d love to hear from you!