Creating a Safe Space to Heal Mind, Body, and Spirit

Enjoy🎙️ Episode 47 | Holistic Healing – Mind, Body & Spirit with Elizabeth Kipp | The Mind Body Podcast by Rebellious with Maria Angelova, Mind-Body Expert and Wellness Motivational Speaker.  Elizabeth and Maria take us on a journey of creating a safe space to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

Elizabeth shares her personal experience of growing up in a culture that encouraged silence and the suppression of emotions. This led to negative impacts on her body and overall well-being. She shared about the connection between our mental, physical, and spiritual selves. 

 The power of breath practice in calming the body and regulating the mind

Elizabeth explains how getting our bodies calm is essential for the mind to follow, debunking the conventional notion of the mind leading the way. While Elizabeth helps clients progress from confusion to comfort as they slow down and connect with their bodies through breathing.

Maria sheds light on the non-traditional form of movement known as pilates,

which she sees as a powerful tool for re-educating individuals beyond physical fitness.  Elizabeth recounts her own healing journey after an ankle injury and how integrating yoga and exercise led to surprising progress. She also touches on trauma-informed yoga and her work with individuals carrying unresolved trauma, creating a safe space to heal through the application of slow and gentle breath and movement practices.

This episode explores the transformative power of movement and the importance of being present in our bodies.

📚 Timestamped overview:

[00:01:48] Vagus nerve regulates our emotional responses.

The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve that regulates social engagement and our response to trauma, as well as its impact on the mind, body, and spirit. It is part of a holistic system in which these elements are interconnected.

[00:04:52] Repressed emotions affect the mind, body, and spirit.

The way Elizabeth was raised taught her to suppress emotions, impacting her mind and body. Calming body calms mind.

[00:08:42] Importance of practicing presence for better health.

People need a daily practice to be present in their bodies, not just in their minds. Ignoring the body can lead to chronic pain and inefficiency in work. Being integrated and paying attention to the body improves effectiveness.

[00:10:43] Helping people find mind-body connection through movement.

Elizabeth and Maria discuss the transformative power of helping people establish a mind-body connection through a slow and deliberate exercise routine, which is different from traditional fitness.

[00:13:45] Trainer integrates yoga and physical therapy effectively.

Elizabeth worked with a yoga teacher and physical trainer for rehabbing an ankle injury. The integration of mind and body in her exercise routine led to surprising progress.

[00:18:25] Various factors can affect how we feel, such as activity, hydration, rest, nutrition, and sugar intake

Personal experience with COVID and a yoga practice helped clear symptoms quickly.

[00:21:36] Trauma-informed yoga helps in creating a safe space to heal.

Elizabeth has a targeted yoga practice focused on trauma-informed yoga to help people feel safe in their bodies and calm down.

[00:26:31] Individual and collective intertwined; ancestral and present.

Elizabeth spoke about the connection between individual and collective experiences, the importance of ancestral work, and the idea that past, present, and future can be accessed simultaneously.

[00:27:37] Generational mindset patterns can be healed.

Elizabeth shared about the impact of generational mindset and the importance of healing patterns that are not beneficial.


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