Life On Earth Podcast
Keeping Your Authenticity As You Navigate Changes with Patrick Sanderson

Keeping Your Authenticity As You Navigate Changes with Patrick Sanderson

November 19, 2019

Today we have an amazing guest in Patrick Sanderson who is a filmmaker, actor, and model, who lives in Los Angeles.

Having also spent a significant amount of time living in LA, Nathalie talks about how fun it was; she and Patrick haven’t experienced the typical negativity sometimes tied to the city.

This episode explores tools for navigation changes, as well as remaining authentic throughout your journey no matter what. 

We talk about his new short film Unintentional Community, the experience of going through film school and participating in film festivals around the country and London. 

Nathalie says that despite all the changes that Patrick’s life has gone though in the past several years, he remembers who he is. Patrick talks about a humbling experience that has contributed to this positive mindset that is very inspiring. This event allowed Patrick to see clearly and reset his life.

We discuss the amazingness of road trips and how he originally drove to California from Louisiana over three days with his dog and cat. 

Patrick says it’s okay to not take ourselves too seriously all the time.

He then tells us the types of stories that he likes to write about and how his family inspires this creativity.

Watch his film Unintentional Community 

www.unintentionalcommunity.com 

Follow Patrick on Instagram @patch.sanderson

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Moving Through Stagnation ~ Tapas ~ The Fire Within

Moving Through Stagnation ~ Tapas ~ The Fire Within

October 22, 2019

Today we invite you into our Shanti Yoga Training School, as we dive into one of the many concepts of yoga philosophy and how it affects our life. Nathalie teaches weekly zoom sessions to yoga students and teachers across the Globe, today you are our guest. Welcome to our training school. 

Tapas is a big concept in yoga. Often translated as the “fire that burns within,” the discipline of tapas is one aspect that really resonates with Nathalie. She explains how the concept of tapas has assisted her through tough times.

The fact that we are alive, have a human body, have a consciousness, and have an awareness is quite a miracle. We should never take it for granted; it should always be treated as a gift. Nathalie says that when you see life in this way, you begin to be very grateful for everything that you are.

We all know somebody, or have been that person, who is never happy. They say they want something, they get it, but it’s not good enough. Nathalie reveals what to do if you’re in this mindset, including living in the present moment. Joy is a feeling that we can only have in the now.

Today Nathalie asks, what is it that’s holding you back? It’s time to rise above and move forward through the fire of your life. Sometimes our biggest failures are out biggest teachers, so surrender to the discomfort. You will come out as a better person.

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 Namaste!

You Are Your Authentic Brand

You Are Your Authentic Brand

February 28, 2019

 

We all have our own brand.

It’s so far beyond just, for example, a logo. From Nathalie’s perspective, your brand is an expression and an extension of who you truly are, and that’s what this episode is about.

Hopefully, you have chosen your brand, and it has not chosen you; you are not riding along on a belief system that you have agreed to but is not yours.

In this episode Nathalie goes through ways that we can create from our own self, and while some of those methods may not always be comfortable, they will remove unnecessary energies that are around us. This allows us to get closer to our true self.

Once we do find the connection with who we are and discover what we want to share with the world, Nathalie encourages us to do just that.

We also hear about how relationships can change when we are finding out best self.

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Your Are Your Authentic Brand by Nathalie Croix

 

I could tell you to look at others in your field and see what they are doing... I've heard this many times before.

I just don't believe in that.

Not only I have never looked at what other yoga studios are doing, I always went as far as not wanting to know. Not wanting our studio staff to tell me during teachers meetings etc...

The reason behind this is because I feel I am here on this planet to share from my own unique experience.

I want to be me.

As Oscar Wilde says " Be yourself; everyone else is taken."

You are unique and we need you exactly as you are.

How would you feel if everything was red in the world?

Boring.

Thank God, we have many colors ! Yay

That's your brand.

Your brand is you.

Everyday you express your brand. With the words you use, the clothes you wear, the colors you choose.

 

Your social media is an extension of you.

 Journal on these questions and ask yourself while creating your brand / logo / website, etc...

Who Am I ?

What are my favorite colors?

Favorite yoga practice ?

On the mat?

Off the mat?

What is your legacy?

What do you want to say to the world?

Who are the top three people who most inspire me from any walks of life ?

Why do they inspire me ?

Inspiration is very different than wanting to find out what a competitive business is doing so you can duplicate.

.... which many people do just that.

It's just not my way.

I disagree with that way, because It will not feel authentic.

I am here to ask you to think outside the box.

Authenticity is the most important because it is at the heart of your Soul.

Inspiration can lead you to who you are.

I believe the reason why we get inspired by some is because, they, or " it " are representing a version of ourselves and by seeing this in someone else or something else it is simply a reminder of who you are.

Like going back to source, soul family.

Here are some journaling questions for you....

What lights up your day?

What words better represent you?

Remember your favorite day on Planet Earth , how did that feel to you?

Can you go back to that feeling?

Create from that sacred space.

Create more scared places, experiences in your life.

Every day gives you the opportunity to discover yourself.

Use all of the above and create from this place of authenticity -

You will find your brand !

Once you do, please do us all a favor and share it with the world.

You will inspire others to become a better version of themselves.

Remember the world needs you exactly as you are.

Stay open to new ideas, stay open to growth.

As time passes your brand may change, evolve or even transform into A NEW YOU.

I have seen this many times.

Embrace it.

The only constant is change.

The people in your life who love you will allow you to become who you are at every moment in life, even if that means they have to set you free.

Not free in a way that you don't honor your commitments - no, not like that.

Above all I am loyal to my commitments.

See the more you allow someone to be who they are, the better they will show up for you. Not only they will show up as a better version of themselves but they will cherish you more.

If they truly love you they will welcome the new you and overtime they will begin to understand you more and perhaps even be inspired by you.

Maybe, just maybe, you will remind them of something so special and precious deep inside them that has been lost.

How beautiful life can be when we allow flow in our lives and the lives of those we love.

When that happens, don't be afraid to show up to the world as the new you.

Be you.

Change your logo if that's what feels right.

Change it as many times as you need.

Keep your feet on the Earth, as you look up to the skies.

 

Daily Exercise :

Look at the mirror / look at yourself for ten seconds and say out loud " I Am Beautiful"

 

Let your light shine !

 

#15 Yoga Nidra - A Powerful Healing Technique

#15 Yoga Nidra - A Powerful Healing Technique

September 29, 2017

You Can Heal Yourself.

Join Nathalie for a guided Yoga Nidra session. All Levels Welcome! Anyone can practice Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is a powerful healing and relaxation technique.

This can be done on the floor, a yoga mat, mattress, or bed.

You’ll need something comfortable to wear, a Mexican blanket or pillow for your head, an eye pillow, and optionally a pillow or blanket for under your knees.

Find a quiet place and enjoy your practice !

Every Wednesday, I teach Yoga Nidra at 1:15-1:50PM at Shanti Yoga Shala in New Orleans.

Every Friday, I teach Meditation 1:15-1:50PM also at Shanti Yoga Shala. Drop Ins Are Welcome. Sign Up Online!

www.shantiyoganola.com

I also teach Yoga Nidra in my Yoga Teacher Trainings - 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered School

www.shantiyogatrainingschool.com 

  • Anyone can do Yoga Nidra - your job is to remain still, lay down in savasana, be confortable and enjoy the session.
  • Benefits Of Yoga Nidra:
  • Brings Joy Into Your Life
  • Connects you to Yourself 
  • Reduxes Stress & Anxiety 
  • Promotes Healing & Relaxation 
  • Learn To Let Go Deeply 
  • Here are some articles for you :

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/5-benefits-of-yoga-nidra

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-gavalas/yoga-nidra_b_2812676.html

Books:
https://www.amazon.com/Nidra-Re-print-Swami-Satyananda-Saraswati/dp/8185787123 

https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Nidra-Meditative-Heart/dp/1591793793  - this one comes with a guided CD

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