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Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily, a spin off of the Yoga Girl Podcast. In this series, Rachel Brathen, New York Times Bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher, is offering nuggets of wisdom, guidance and clarity every day of the week. From Make it Happen Monday, to Feel-Good Friday, each episode offers self care tips, guided meditations, heartfelt advice and a moment to ground into your body, lead with purpose, set intentions and take action in your day-to-day life. O ...
 
Rachel Brathen, known as Yoga Girl, is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own h ...
 
If you could ask some of the world's brightest minds and biggest hearts any question... what would it be? That very question is the essence of our newest adventure into the exploration of love and consciousness... The Jai Dev Show. In this semi-weekly podcast, I'll be talking to some of the most inspiring people I've met throughout my years of traveling and teaching around the world. They are people who have concentrated their life-force. They have pointed the energy of their life into a sin ...
 
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How often do your thoughts interrupt your mediation practice? Probably a lot! Our minds are always busy doing what they do best: producing thoughts. In today’s self-care practice, Rachel shares a tip that can transform your meditation when you’re really struggling. It begins with a shift in mindset! Maybe to reach the goal, thinking is part of the …
 
If you are struggling with your day to day routine, starting to put yourself last, or slipping on the self-care, then grab a cup of tea, light a candle, and settle into this episode with your journal and a pen. As human beings, we are both divine and ordinary. We have the ability to blossom and bloom, but we can also turn inward when we need to pro…
 
When you’re thirsty, you have the opportunity to reach for something you can enjoy. Don’t take that for granted! In today’s episode, Rachel is immersed in a ceremonial tea course. Introducing you to this practice, she shares a way you can infuse gratitude into every sip you take, whether it be of water, tea, coffee, or your own favourite beverage. …
 
So often we approach life from the mindset of the ego. Today’s meditation will allow you to sit down, close your eyes, connect to your breath and step away from the roles, labels and judgements. Tune in to allow yourself to become the witness, where there is nothing to do but simply be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc…
 
Today we have a new moon in Capricorn - the perfect time to plant some seeds of inspiration. What is something that has inspired you lately? What creativity is blossoming inside of you right now? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a journaling prompt that will help you take those seeds of inspiration and plant them into something more. Tune in to be…
 
The month of January can put pressure on us to get things done. We’ve set intentions, listed our action items and made big goals for ourselves - but we have to remember that we are human. This week’s intention will help you go easy on yourself when you need to. Remember that you are always allowed to put things on pause! To reach your dreams, you h…
 
Welcome to the much anticipated episode on all things PERIOD! What was your first period experience like? Have you ever secretly slid a tampon to your best friend? Are you wondering what the pill is doing to your body after years of use? Did your period change during the pandemic? Are you having painful or inconsistent periods and not sure what’s u…
 
If there is one thing we could all use right now, it’s more fresh air! Today’s feel-good practice will get you out of your house, out of your mind, and into your body. Let’s take our meditation practice outside! Depending on where you live, this may require more or less courage, but connecting with Mother Nature in all seasons is crucial to our sel…
 
The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin a new ritual - the gratitude jar. Tune in as Rachel shares the ins and outs of integrating gratitude into your life in this magical way. At the end of 2021, you can look forward to a year’s worth of memories where everything will come full circle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch…
 
Your heart is vast. It is connected to every inch of your body and takes up so much space energetically. When your heart is sad, you may feel a tightness in your throat, but when your heart is happy, there can be an entire lightness of your being. In today’s episode, Rachel takes you on a journey straight into your heart. Tune in the let yourself m…
 
We are in the loudest week of diet culture. Everywhere we look we are being bombarded with messages telling us we are not good enough - especially when it comes to our bodies. No matter how strong we are in our self-awareness and self-care practices, taking all these messages in can affect us on a subconscious level. In today’s episode, Rachel coun…
 
Today is the first Monday of the year - and the first intention setting practice! Of course, this week’s intention is the intention you set for the year as a whole. If you haven’t set one yet, now is your time to come up with a really clear sentence that encompasses your goals and dreams for 2021. Only when you get clear on what you want can you tu…
 
Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2020 and step into 2021 committed to our goals, dreams and visions for the year, how can we actually put our plans into action? Join Rachel as she leads you through daily rituals for the first week of 2021 - the most important week of the year! This is a critical transition that you can use to your benefit. You …
 
Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here, and with it comes a sacred practice Rachel has done every single New Year’s Day for the past 11 years. We are going to complete 108 sun salutations! Why 108? This is an important number that returns again and again in many aspects of life and will anchor you into the new year in a sacred way. Tune in as Rachel …
 
It is our final gratitude practice for 2020 and one that may be a little challenging. What are you grateful for that happened this year? Allowing yourself time to process and without forcing gratitude, can you find a sliver a thankfulness for anything that came your way? Tune in as Rachel guides through a practice that will allow you to settle on w…
 
We are reaching the end of the year, and even saying goodbye to 2020 can be difficult. We learned things this year. We transformed. We found out who we are. Today’s meditation will allow you to anchor into a place of trust, knowing that what is to be left in 2020 will stay, and what is to come with you is meant to be. Tune in say goodbye and start …
 
What do you long for? What feeling do you want to embody in the new year? Can you describe it in only one word? Today we are going to settle on our special word for 2021. Whether it is gratitude, love, compassion, balance, or strength - find yours. This is a word you will come back to again and again in 2021. When you are at a crossroads, ask yours…
 
It is officially that weird time between Christmas and New Years where we don’t know what’s going on. But this is an extremely important time! These are your last days of 2020 and the last days of what has been a life-changing and challenging year. Tune in today as Rachel shares the final intention of 2020 that will allow you to envision your goals…
 
It’s time for the most important podcast of the year - the New Year’s Intention Setting Ceremony! This is one of the most precious yearly practices that we do in the Yoga Girl community. Join in to let go of all of the ups and downs of 2020 and step into the New Year a focused, clear, determined and hopeful version of yourself! First things first, …
 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Today’s Feel-Good Friday practice will really allow you to take a moment for yourself today to appreciate and bask in the joy surrounding you. Christmas Day comes and goes quickly - don’t let it pass you by! Tune in as Rachel shares the perfect Christmas gift to give yourself. It only takes 5 minutes and it will …
 
Happy Christmas Eve! Whatever you may be celebrating right now and whatever feeling is being evoked inside of you, today’s practice will help you find the most important moment of gratitude you have had so far during the holidays. Gratitude is more than writing it down or saying it out loud, it is a true feeling within. Tune in today to acknowledge…
 
The days before Christmas can be hectic. Just remember that it’s all in the effort to manifest something sacred and beautiful! If you need a moment of peace, tune in today as Rachel guides through a meditation practice that will bring your awareness back to your body and away from your long to-do list. You will notice you have arrived when you feel…
 
What are you grateful for that happened in 2020? If you had a really hard year, anchoring into gratitude can seem impossible - but it can make all the difference! In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple approach you can take that will allow you to open the door to gratitude in a small way. Over time, things may start to seem more purposeful, and…
 
We’re almost done with 2020! But, in order to move into 2021 with clarity, it is so important to process everything that happened this year; the lessons, the hardships, the practices, the blessings, the relationships, and the gratitude. In this week’s episode, Rachel will guide you through a practice to summarize 2020. Give yourself the space to jo…
 
Full permission to have whatever kind of day you’re having! Chances are today is not the best day of your life, but also not the worst day of your life. The majority of our moments are spent in the mundane, the day-to-day regular life. The good part is - there is so much beauty to be found in it! Tune in today to honor the ordinary, to appreciate t…
 
Your body is a reflection of whatever is moving through your mind, your heart, and your soul. What is your body showing you right now? In today’s meditation, you will take the time and space to tune into that place inside of you that knows what you need. Your body always tells the truth, so tune in to learn what that is for you in this moment. Lear…
 
Robert Thurman, who we affectionately call Tenzin Bob, is simply a treasure. Time Magazine aptly described him as the "larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, from Asia to America.” Bob's life story is extraordinary and in this episode of the podcast, he takes us through many of …
 
Is trust a challenging topic for you? We tend to focus on the parts of our lives where trust is lacking, but today’s episode will allow you to flip that script. When does trust show up in your life? How does trust show up in your life? Whether it’s a specific person, being in nature, a place you can feel safe or a practice that brings you home, tru…
 
The year is almost over, and how we spend the last few weeks of it is really important! 2021 may feel like our knight in shining armor, but instead of jumping forward let’s focus on the now. We have overcome some really challenging things this year. We have grown, we have healed, we have made it through things we never thought we would. This week’s…
 
Are you struggling to find boundaries with your phone, your apps, or your devices? Are you constantly scrolling with no actual purpose? Your phone should be a tool to connect, find inspiration and communicate with loved ones. If it is controlling your life or stealing your energy, you may need to change things up! On this week’s episode, Rachel sha…
 
Have you ever felt unable to shake off the anxiety from your work day? Today’s self-care practice is here to help! Tune in as Rachel shares her best tips and tricks for transitioning from work to play that are guaranteed to change up your energy, relax your nervous system, and allow you to take time for YOU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
The ability to have nourishing foods on our plate for every meal is a huge blessing. Today’s gratitude practice is one that occurs across culture and time - we will give thanks to the food on our plate. Having a moment of gratitude before eating can slow you down, infuse more presence into your meal, and remind yourself that there were a lot of peo…
 
What has your body been telling you today? What nudges or signs have you been given? Most importantly, is there something you can do to meet your body’s needs in this moment? Tune in today as Rachel guides you through an intimate practice that will allow you to connect to your body physically and answer these questions and more. Learn more about yo…
 
Your body speaks to you every day through emotions and sensations. How often do you listen to it or push those feelings away? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple but impactful practice that can drop you deep enough into your body to listen to it when it speaks. Tune in to spark a beautiful conversation between you and your vessel of life. It…
 
Today’s episode may be uncomfortable, but it is a conversation we need to have again and again. Joining us on the show is Emmanuel Acho, former NFL linebacker, Fox Sports analyst, and New York Times bestselling author. After the death of George Floyd, Emmanuel found himself mourning, unsure what to do with his grief. After sitting down for some har…
 
Are you addicted to your phone? It’s not your fault! These devices are designed to draw us in and keep us coming back - but what do they take from us in the process? Don’t forget there is a whole other part to life that happens offline, when you aren’t distracted and you’re free to take things as they come. Tune in as Rachel shares tips and tricks …
 
What grounds you? What helps you cope with challenging times? What brings you back home? Our resources are endless, but they are also very individual and constantly changing. In this moment in time, what is your most valuable resource? Tune in today to contemplate the answer to that question and find some gratitude for all it brings to your life. L…
 
Do you have trouble sitting still or quieting your mind during meditation? This is the practice! Our mind is only doing what the mind does, but we usually take our constant thoughts as failure. In today’s practice, you will commit to stillness. Every time you notice a thought or a movement arise, use it as an opportunity to bring yourself back. Awa…
 
Are you holding back? Is there an emotion that you are keeping at bay? Being an adult with responsibilities is hard, and it usually means we keep our true feelings hidden. What is a feeling that you haven’t had enough space and support to feel lately? Tune in today to acknowledge it, explore it, and entertain the idea of fully experiencing it in a …
 
The last month of 2020 starts tomorrow! Are you ready? December is a sacred month. It is a time to close a chapter, to reflect, to slow down, and to spend time with loved ones. But that’s not always how it works out! December can also be a really busy month for so many of us. Tune in today to set an intention with Rachel that will help you make the…
 
Do you remember what it felt like to be a child before the world got to you? There was a time in your life when you were totally present, moving with the rhythms of your natural essence, allowing your being to be exactly as it was. When did that stop? Somewhere along the way, we start to become separate from our bodies. Maybe for you, this shift ha…
 
Do you know the history behind the land you live on? What was it called? Who lived there before? What language did they speak? The reason you are where you are today has a long history behind it spanning centuries. Tune in today as Rachel shares the history of her home country Aruba, and invites you to deepen your own story by honouring the people …
 
There is one thing you can always return to - your breath. Breathing is a simple process that happens naturally, but it is also incredibly intricate and complex! In today’s meditation, you will use your breath as an anchor to bring you back into the body. Rachel takes you on a journey from inhale to exhale and every small shift along the way. Tune …
 
What would your day look like if you approached it with kindness toward yourself? What would you make space for? What would you skip? We tend to have high expectations for ourselves. Internal pressures tell us we need to do everything perfectly and live up to an impossible standard. But what if you cut yourself some slack? You’re doing the best you…
 
Sun Salutations are a sequence we come back to again and again in the practice of yoga - and there is a reason for it! This sequence has a little bit of everything, from extension, to core strengthening, forward folds, transitions and a yummy moment in downward facing dog. Tune in today as Rachel shares the benefits of this sequence and inspires yo…
 
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