On the edge states of altruism, empathy, integrity, respect and engagement; the key elements of compassion, and the confluence of activism and stillness.
On the wisdom of trauma, the difference between healthy and unhealthy anger, our issues as our finest teachers, and the coping child within each of us.
On generations of chronic injustice; the conversation that needs to be had regarding the First Nations people of Canada, and the healing needed in our time.
On creating connections of tangible service, giving voice to marginalized humans, loss and legacies of healing.
Answering your questions on topics from scheduling to sobriety, parenting to prioritizing steadiness, Elena and her collaborator Michelle Martello of Minima Designs celebrate the 100th episode of Practice You.
On the merits of imperfection, bringing joy back to fitness, disrupting an industry and sculpting an online home for wellness.
On saturating your brain and body with bliss through your practice of meditation; meditation for kids; practice for extraordinary performance.
On healing as a participatory experience, the wisdom of the elders and the challenging gifts of childhood illness.
On the efficacy and legacy of Ayurveda in calibrating body, mind and mood; how tragedy can lead to true service.
On building relationships across points of difference, acknowledging the patterns of trauma we’ve inherited to reshape those relations, and remembering the practice as a way to honour those who’ve come before.
On locating and refining your intuition, with practices, prompts and new ways of seeing.
On vocalizing the pain of generations, standing up to ensure safe spaces, and crafting the conversations that need to be heard.
On managing reactions, creating structural compassion and walking the middle path.
On the ecology of your business; creating a world of your work that feels like a sanctuary for yourself and others.
On releasing rage, growing up, and the steady vibration of truth.
On being an architect of community, social entrepreneurship and creating businesses straight from your heart.
On resolving victimhood, transforming fear, freedom from resentment, curiosity as hope, and delivering deep love to yourself, no matter what.
On recalibrating your nervous system, dancing with fear, and the smallest acts of forgiveness.
On prioritizing our inner world through the practice of Yoga Nidra; the clear benefits of Radiant Rest.
On resilience through harrowing childhood assault, sharing pain as a service to others and the medicine of the story.
On trust, faith as not-knowing and these times of change that mandate letting go.
On using neuroscience to raise caring, compassionate, creative humans.
On evolving and resolving generational patterns and misunderstandings. On loving ourselves enough to be a safe space for others; on great communication.
On Ayurveda as a practice of deep listening, strengthening our ability to be resilient, present and respectful of the rhythms of Nature.
On true allyship, the names we need to keep repeating, the necessary healings and breaking through.
On the subtlety and majesty of the flowers, and their capacity to bring our human bodies back to Nature.
On the harrowing reality from the hospital floor, two actions we can take to stop the spread, and the stories we craft to help us cope.
On a new definition of politics, and caring for ourselves through this.
On the core of communication, and some myths we can release.
On the actual ending of racism – in this generation.
On the vital ways in which we approach practice for mental health.
On womanhood, excellence, Blackness, and our crucial collaborations in parenting, partnership, and creativity.