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#38 – Yoga Is Not A Weapon, with Dr. Dawn Davis

Dr. Dawn Davis, author of “Mom As You Are,” rants about the “bust through” approach to yoga and shares her thoughts on self-care and the method she created called M-I-N-D-F-U-L.

The biggest takeaways from this episode:

  • The messages we get can be misleading – and using yoga to “bust through” stagnation is the opposite of self-care.
  • How a mindful approach can open us up to the messages we need to hear.
  • The practical steps we can take to get more grounded (my favorite is the standing visualization!).
  • How deep breathing is the quickest way to a more energized, youthful feeling.
  • Allowing ourselves to feel what we feel, sleep when we are tired, have some treats is the real, quality way to take care of ourselves.

Hey friend,

Welcome to the Style With Intention podcast.

I’m so excited to share my conversation with my brilliant, accomplished friend, Dr. Dawn Davis. She’s got such a down-to-earth approach and her practice is based in kindness and allowing the feelings we are feeling – and today she rants a bit about the way our society has twisted yoga into a weapon to be used to “bust through” whatever we are feeling.

Instead, she gives us her M-I-N-D-F-U-L steps to feel better. My favorite part is how she described feeling our feet grounded into the earth. Each step of her practice is one more way to be kind to ourselves and most effectively rest and recover.

You can get Dawn’s new book, “Mom As You Are” by clicking HERE.

If you’d like to attend one of Dawn’s yoga classes, you can find out more about them HERE.

As always, my goal is to make it quicker and easier for you to access more ease, joy, and intention in your life…because happy looks really, really good!

Enjoy the show!


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