Skillful Means Podcast

#25 Get to Know Yourself with the Body-Heart-Mind Check-In

August 27, 2020 Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
Skillful Means Podcast
#25 Get to Know Yourself with the Body-Heart-Mind Check-In
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#25 Get to Know Yourself with the Body-Heart-Mind Check-In
Aug 27, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

The landscape of yoga studios is not what it once was. With some studios closed permanently and others open only temporarily or in limbo, practitioners who relied on guided classes may be more motivated than ever to develop a self-led practice.

In order to have a regular self-led yoga asana practice, you need one thing: some form of inquiry practice. Whether it’s a regular mindfulness practice, a journaling practice, or another method of self-examination, you need to be able to assess your current state of being so that you can select methods that address your present needs. 

After all, what is a yoga practice if not the opportunity to attune and attend? 

In this episode, Jen and Sarah Jane introduce the body-heart-mind check-in, a three-part inquiry practice that allows a practitioners to investigate: 

  • How does my physical body feel today? 
  • What is present for me emotionally?
  • Where is my mind and is my mental body cluttered, free, or something else?

And once we know how we are, we can proceed from there. Jen and Sarah Jane share tips and examples from their own practices and teaching.  

Resources Mentioned

3-Part Check-in Meditation Guided Practice
Loving Kindness Guided Practice
Compassion Guided Practice
Sympathetic Joy Guided Practice
Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice
Mindfulness of Breathing Guided Practice

Jen & Sarah Jane’s Weekly Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Classes via Zoom

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or email feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com. 

Show Notes

The landscape of yoga studios is not what it once was. With some studios closed permanently and others open only temporarily or in limbo, practitioners who relied on guided classes may be more motivated than ever to develop a self-led practice.

In order to have a regular self-led yoga asana practice, you need one thing: some form of inquiry practice. Whether it’s a regular mindfulness practice, a journaling practice, or another method of self-examination, you need to be able to assess your current state of being so that you can select methods that address your present needs. 

After all, what is a yoga practice if not the opportunity to attune and attend? 

In this episode, Jen and Sarah Jane introduce the body-heart-mind check-in, a three-part inquiry practice that allows a practitioners to investigate: 

  • How does my physical body feel today? 
  • What is present for me emotionally?
  • Where is my mind and is my mental body cluttered, free, or something else?

And once we know how we are, we can proceed from there. Jen and Sarah Jane share tips and examples from their own practices and teaching.  

Resources Mentioned

3-Part Check-in Meditation Guided Practice
Loving Kindness Guided Practice
Compassion Guided Practice
Sympathetic Joy Guided Practice
Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice
Mindfulness of Breathing Guided Practice

Jen & Sarah Jane’s Weekly Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Classes via Zoom

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or email feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com.