S2 Ep 6: Practicing Yoga, Accepting Our Humanity, #GetStretched with Anusha Wijeyakumar
Powerhouse teacher and educator Anusha Wijeyakumar joins us to chat about her new book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace, why practicing our humanity is a form of practicing yoga, and how the rise of white supremacy in yoga holds us all back--white folks included. Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of yoga and social justice. She co-founded the movement Womxn of Color + Wellness (@wocandwellness), which is focused on decolonizing wellness and making yoga and wellness more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. Our convo covers these critical topics and more. Listen to the end to learn some Bravo TV-related news that Anusha hasn't shared with anyone yet... And be sure to follow Anusha on Instagram at @ShantiWithin to learn more about yogic philosophy and how to decolonize your yoga practice. Let us know what you think about the podcast and connect with us on Instagram. Stretched! is powered by Core to Coeur, the leading platform for exceptional live movement and wellness classes.
Sign up for our exclusive content to go even deeper. Become a "Behind Closed Doors" subscriber here. https://truesexwildlove.supercast.tech/ Must listen and very eye-opening episode on white supremacy, racism, and anti-science in the "love and light" yoga community. Anusha is a motivational speaker and expert in the realm of mindfulness and meditation. She is currently the wellness consultant for Hoag Hospital, where she preaches mindfulness and meditation.Connect with AnushaInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/shantiwithin/?hl=enCheck out Anusha's book:Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peacehttps://shantiwithin.com/ Show Sponsor: LGC Testosterone Test www.trylgc.com/wildlove for 20% offConnect with Wednesday Martin:Website | http://wednesdaymartin.com/Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wednesdaymartinphd/Twitter | https://twitter.com/WednesdayMartinFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/wednesdaymartinphd/YouTube | https://bit.ly/2zfvv1HCheck out Wednesday Martin’s new book Untrue |http://wednesdaymartin.com/books/untrue/Connect with Whitney Miller:Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/whitnlove/?hl=enFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/Miss2Jits/Twitter | https://twitter.com/whitnloveSubscribe on iTunes https://apple.co/2XKfS0bSpotify | https://spoti.fi/2JPxuhnStitcher | https://bit.ly/2xYNQz0 Google Play Music | bit.ly/30nJwWAIHeartRadio | https://ihr.fm/2NooEuw
Five Minutes for Self-Care with Anusha Wijeyakumar
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With just five minutes of meditation a day, you can achieve a more focused, balanced, and peaceful life. Join wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar as she shares the transformative meditation program that she developed for California’s world-famous Hoag Hospital.
For decades, the practice of Yoga has been co-opted by white America. This has led to a commodification of the practice—of which the implications have been both harmful and far reaching. Yoga teacher and wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar is one of the many voices calling to return the notion of yoga back to its roots and make the full practice accessible for anyone interested in learning the 8 limbs in a way that’s respectful and non-appropriative.Her new book, Meditation with Intention, came out in January, and you can pre-register for her Intro to the Bhagavad Gita course as early as Friday February 26, at yogajournal.com/courses.Follow Anusha @shantiwithin on Instagramor visit www.shantiwithin.com/shop where you can order Anusha's book and find out about her meditation & coaching programFor an excerpt of Anusha's book, visit https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/the-life-changing-daily-meditation-that-takes-just-5-minutes-a-day/
Is Meditation the Answer for Everything? With Anusha Wijeyakumar
Let's Talk Yoga
In this episode, I talk to Anusha Wijeyakumar, the founder of Shanti Within Wellness. Anusha Wijeyakumar is an author and a motivational speaker with areas of expertise in the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is among the few South Asian women in the yoga industry making a real difference with her work every day. Meditation is a big part of her life and she just launched her first book this January. We chat about meditation, the benefits, the impact, the "best" kind of meditation, her new book and much more in this episode. Whether you're looking for meditation for beginners or a seasoned meditator. There's something in this for everyone. You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/Join our exclusive Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkyoga
Putting Your Practice To Work with Anusha Wijeyakumar
Over the last few months of recording this podcast, I have received so many questions from you (my incredible listeners) about teaching yoga in a workplace setting, or bringing wellness into your corporate community. And since this is something that I know almost nothing about, I wanted to bring you an interview with someone who had found success in this arena. And when a friend shared the work of Anusha Wijeyakumar with me, I knew I had found the perfect person to do just that. In this interview Anusha and I speak largely about applying the principles of yoga philosophy to running your own business, self confidence and “putting your practice to work” in your career life. However, Anusha filled me in that if you’re looking for a more step-by-step, “how did you do it” guide, she shares that information in her upcoming book, Meditation With Intention.PODCAST HIGHLIGHTSUnderstanding DharmaHow to know if you’re in alignment with your DharmaHow Anusha transitioned from a corporate career to starting her own wellness businessBrining trust, faith and divine connection into businessManaging self doubtBuilding self confidence through meditationFIND ANUSHA WIJEYAKUMARAnusha’s InstagramWomxn Of Colour + Wellness InstagramAnusha’s WebsitePre-order Anusha’s BookFIND CORACora’s InstagramThe Teachers Club WaitlistFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/podcastepisodes/episode48Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)