Episode 7: In this episode, River Davis, international creative director & community-builder, joins Tamika in a vibrant discussion on the history and implications of role-crafting, gender and gender roles, and the dualistic nature of the Divine as both feminine and masculine. Catch River and Tamika in the Red Tent at YOUniverSOUL Fest -- a one-day mindfulness festival empowering attendees to live their best lives through the nine limbs of YOUniverSOUL Fest: yoga, art, enlightenment, movement, music, healing, community, environment, and children. This episode's meditation will be uploaded separately as River and Tamika will be guiding an interwoven Yoga Nidra on wholeness.
Episode 6: In this episode, I examine sexual politics and their history; women as sexual, sensual, sentient beings whose consent is often forced; and how through the practice of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness, one becomes the definer of one’s reality and the author of one’s truth.
The reflection is followed by a Sacral Chakra Meditation.
Episode 5: In this episode recorded after a weekend of tragic events in the US, I take a deep dive into history for context, the yogic philosophy and practice of pratyahara (turning inward) for guidance, and methods to finding our way out of dark times in life for the betterment of our mental health and society. A meditation on Connectedness follows.
Episode 4: In this episode, Mark Pierson II of the podcast No Country for Old Mark and Juan joins me to discuss lies that we tell ourselves that keep us in stories and situations we have the power to change. We also meander a bit into topics on race and gender, and how those identifiers inform our perspectives. Oh, and we laugh a lot.
At the end of this episode, get comfortable to be guided through a mediation on the release of old stories.
Episode 3: This episode takes a deep dive into how to tap into truth to eliminate the stories that have been created, which stymie personal growth, self acceptance, and the path to enlightenment. There's a bit of history, some reflection, relatable yogic philosophy, and a guided meditation.
Episode 2: How can you be loyal without being co-dependent? Can you find joy in letting something or someone go that you love deeply? In this episode I share some experiences of attachments to a brand and to a community, and how non-attachment (aparigraha) reduces suffering and unhealthy relationships in other areas in our lives.
A meditation inspired by the theme of aparigraha follows.
Episode 1: This episode is an introduction to Tamika the yogini, how yoga has informed her view of herself and the world, and the shift from shame to healing. She discusses the importance of tapping into ancestral wisdom to evolve the culture, empower oneself and others, and to create a vision for your life. Enjoy a bit of history and yoga philosophy, followed by a guided meditation on visioning.