LISTEN: Love & Weeds Podcast Episode 21. Observations – Step 1
In this episode of the Love & Weeds Podcast, Claudia and Brandy return from a short break to begin a new podcast series that will see us through to the end of the year! In this series Brandy will lead us on the journey to the New Year and help us approach our potential resolutions in the most thoughtful way so that we may actually be able to stick with them and achieve the changes we truly seek to make. The first step in that process is observing ourselves– not to be confused with judging ourselves which most of us are very good at. To do this, Brandy draws on the yogic practice of Pratyahara (epidode 6) or dispassionate non-attachment and uses it as a tool to observe ourselves in a nonjudgmental way. Spending some time observing our thoughts, actions, emotions and temperaments without passing judgement will assist us in understanding who we truly are and help us get to the step of making real change in our lives. Now is the time to begin this process and this episode is loaded with examples on how to do it! In addition to the episode on Pratyahara you may also wish to go back and listen to episodes 2 & 3 on the Yamas and Niyamas which Claudia and Brandy refer back to in this episode.