Episode 152: Jillian Pransky

On the impact of rest in our mind and body. The science behind supporting the nervous system. Virtual restorative yoga teacher training.

A conversation highlighting the importance of rest and improving the way we approach ourselves.

  • 0:42 – Introducing Jillian Pransky; author of Deep Listening; https://www.jillianpransky.com/
  • 2:30 – Restorative yoga; Running the New York City marathon; chronic fatigue; finding softness
  • 6:00 – A mindset of more vs rest being the way to our true nature
  • 9:30 – There is science behind conscious rest supporting the nervous system and the healing of the brain.
  • 12:00 – People think relaxation is a reward, something we do after we do the hard work, but relaxation is a prerequisite for rest, which is a prerequisite for healing, growth and experience of ourselves.
  • 14:35 – Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Dr. Christiane Wolf, Dr. Gail Parker, Hala Khouri, and more.
  • 17:20 – The science of what happens in our bodies and minds when we rest.
  • 20:30 – Finding practices for support to land and return to our breath; The Vagus Nerve.
  • 23:00 – As we relax we are learning to be with ourselves and visit with ourselves. It’s the way we approach ourselves, not just that we do it.
  • 25:55 – Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – focus on creating sessions that harness the therapeutic impact of Restorative Yoga
  • 28:20 – Discount code – $150 off – ELENARESTORES
  • 30:30 – https://www.jillianpransky.com/training
  • 31:15 – CECSs International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance; Tracee Stanley and Lisa Weinert; Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley; Deep Listening by Jillian Pransky

Jillian Pransky, author of Deep Listening, is an international presenter and a certified yoga therapist. Jillian is creator of Mindful Of Rest: An Online Retreat, The Art of Conscious Rest: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, as well as Yoga Journal’s Restorative 101. She teaches regularly at prominent wellness centers throughout the country. A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Jillian infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. For over 25 years, she’s been teaching people all over the world the principles of deep listening through restorative and slow flow yoga and mindfulness practices. Her message is simple but potent: slowing down, turning inward, and deeply listening to our body and heart is perhaps the most meaningful form of self-care work we can do. When we are more compassionate and connected with ourselves, we are able to be more compassionate and connected with others and the world around us.

1 thought on “Episode 152: Jillian Pransky”

  1. Calming Episode. It is true that we often view relaxation as a reward, but it is essential to recognize that it is actually a prerequisite for rest. Relaxing our minds can produce similar results to meditation therapy, and we have all likely experienced increased productivity after giving our minds a break.

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