128: Rise from the debris; Kundalini yoga and healing traditions with Mason Pain
Episode 128. “Even a true, traditional guru — his only intention would be to introduce you to the teacher that exists within yourself.” ~Mason Pain Throughout this entire pandemic (hello, first anniversary!), I’ve grown more keenly aware of my need for: A protective bubble for my mind, a metaphysical helmet if you like, to protect my synapses from the torrent of bad news and keyed-up discourse and… A phrase to describe the practices that contribute to my sense of inner + outer wellbeing – something beyond the retail boon of self-care and… While I’m at it, a true reckoning around those beneficial practices with problematic roots It’s a lot to unpack in a year that has served up more than its share of awakenings. Gong resonance sound therapist and yoga teacher Mason Pain has a strategy for calibrating his thoughts and actions around all those weighty issues. He advocates that we all develop more discernment and build intuition into our everyday lives. He’s well aware of what a challenge that can be having wrestled with the recent (as well as the long-standing) revelations accusations of disturbing abuse committed by Yogi Bhajan, the now-deceased spiritual head of Kundalini yoga. Oh, self-care, why can’t you just be about delicious cupcakes and cat/cow pose (delicious as well, but in a different way)?! I struggled with what to call this episode... Slow down, go deeper Meet your inner teacher Move and breathe Protect your mind and your heart ...They all apply to both the episode AND the deep healing that any of us could use right now. What do you think? I'd love to hear your response to this conversation with Mason. Email me your thoughts, share your own experiences. You can send a regular old email, or attach a voice memo. *** Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/128 Special Music - "Glass Bass by Frankum & Frankumjay on Freesound.org. Licensed under the Creative Commons. *** JOIN THE COMMUNITY I've have TWO opportunities for you! Join The Creative Impostor Collective for free on Mighty Networks! Hear my yoga story and why I’m taking a break from teaching… I’ll be recording some of my personal history with yoga (it hasn’t all been savasana!) for my private podcast feed on Patreon, a crowdfunding platform where you can support the show (and me!) in exchange for bonus content. You choose your monthly support level of $3, $9, or $27/month. Connect with Mason Instagram Connect with Andrea Email or Voice firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page @thecreativeimpostor Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.) Show some love for The Creative Impostor! I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative. Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode. Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program. Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.