Sometimes, life can be difficult and intense. Especially in these times of major shifts. We are currently in mercury retrograde and we are also beginning to shift into the winter season. The holidays are quickly approaching. It is time to go inward, which can be overwhelming and frightening. So how do we stay open? When all we want to do is shut down, eat a bag of chips, smoke some weed and drink a bottle of wine.
There are so many ways to stay open. It looks different for all of us. Connection is huge. Call someone, talk to a friend, reach out to your auntie or uncle. Take a bath, meditate, get acupuncture, invest in yourself. And even when you find yourself closing off and making mistakes. Forgive yourself. Meet yourself with love.
In this interview, Gurumittar and I talk about how to stay open when all that we want to do is curl up in a ball and give up. Gurumittar is an acupuncturist and third generation yogi. She spent 10 years of her childhood life at Miri Piri Academy. A school where they would wake up at 5 in the morning to do yoga and meditation. We discuss what it’s like to grow up in a yogi family and how Gurumittar was able to find her path when she came back to the US. We get into the depths of chi, the importance of community and connecting with others.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What is chi?
- The basics of acupuncture
- Importance of self care
- Growing up in a yogi family
- Boarding school in India
- Finding Yourself
- Community and Connection
- The five elements of acupuncture
How to connect with James
Instagram – Give A Shift
Yoga IG Account- We The Shift Yoga
Facebook – James Arthur Rogers III
How to connect with Gurumittar Khalsa
Website – Purest Potential
Facebook – Gurumittar Khalsa
Intro Music – Palm Trees – Verbatum Jones feat. Kenneth Sullivan