Becoming Ourselves - The Podcast

Becoming Balanced with Jenny Pietzsch

September 15, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
Becoming Ourselves - The Podcast
Becoming Balanced with Jenny Pietzsch
Show Notes Transcript

We're talking about everything from Ayurveda to Sleep Yoga to Rest and Burnout. Jenny is a voice of calm in my life - come see why!

BIO:
Mother, wife, fur mom, yoga teacher, spirit junkie, mentor, coach, humanitarian, lover of nature and crystal hoarder.

Jenny is a modern woman in all ways, and she understands what it means to be tired. After raising two children, growing a successful business, establishing a marriage that won’t quit, and prioritizing her lifestyle over everything…she has come to learn that the most essential thing to our own thriving is REST and REJUVENATION in order to RISE. Through Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda, she has helped hundreds of other women do the same.

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Juli Wenger:

You're on this earth for a purpose. You want to live a life that matters. So let's get through the fear and the overwhelming knowledge shift that gets in a way you can you living a life. This is the becoming ourselves podcast. So we are fired up about you getting clear on who you are, what you're called to, and how to get there. Because the world is waiting for you show up and own your power. I'm your host, Juli Wenger, a coach, a speaker, a Jesus lover in enneagram, two and a tree shape. Let's dive into what's keeping you stuck. Because on the other side is the life that's fired up, fulfilled. Okay, this podcast this week has been so long in the making. Jenny peach is joining me and Jenny and I have been talking about hopping on for I don't know what, 20 months. Yeah, that's been a bit. Life's gotten in the way. So I'm really excited that you're here. And we were just having this conversation before we hopped on like, Okay, how do we describe you, which always has some tension in it, because I am a big proponent of who we are is not our job titles. And yet, we need to be able to, like tell people what we do. So Jenny, and I go back in that we were in a group coaching program together, and she became my yoga nidra. Go to teacher, coach, whatever you want to call it. I would turn to Johnny when I needed to learn how the F to slow down and breathe. Because as you all know, I'm pretty warp speed eight, wired, move fast. Go, go, go, go, go, go go. So but that's not all that Jenny does. So Jenny, why don't you just give us a real quick rundown on like, what are the things that you're passionate about, and that light you up and that you spend your time doing? Oh, so

Unknown:

many awesome things. But I think everything I do comes back to Nervous System health and really being mindful, especially as women in business and we have mums and partners, and we have all these beautiful things moving daily in and out of our lives is awareness and prevention around burning our nervous system out, right. So I use the ancient science of higher beta. For that, I use Yoga nidra, I use movement. I ran a yoga studio for four years with one of my dear friends. And that is kind of where my lesson around burnout began, is. Towards the end, both Robin and I were sick, and exhausted and still pushing and our relationships, not only with our partners, but our children, you know, we're strained our relationships with all the people were strained, although we continued to show up to teach, you know, three classes a day, 16 sessions a week. And it wasn't till I really had one of my coaches, who's also an Ayurvedic practitioner, sit me down and say the thing with burnout is you can recover from an absolutely, but there's a stage in your burnout, like journey that you can never fully recover from. And I really sat with that. And I thought, I feel like, I'm not alone in this. And there's an interesting lesson to share with others is we don't have to be so depleted to serve others, right. And I always say like that we can't serve, we can't teach, we can't even learn or be with an empty cup, our capacity overflowing for others to really, truly be in our community, right, and for the lessons and the teachings and all of that to be integrated. Because when we're burnt out, and we're still pushing or pulling, and the lessons are missed with ourselves and with the people around us. So I think in a nutshell, that's why I'm so passionate about a healthy nervous system. I think that so much in life begins there.

Juli Wenger:

Our whole foundation, you know, we can have the greatest intentions for how we want to show up and give and create impact and do something that matters. And if it is so much push, and I mean, I speak from experience on this, if it's so much push all the time, we get to a point where we literally don't have capacity. And what gets so interesting for me there is I know that I'm wired such that when I don't have any capacity left, there are a few things that show up that are not so healthy, right, I start giving with an expectation of I need something back to try and fill that cup back up, or I start defaulting into being more micromanaging or being more aggressive or we could go down a whole enneagram track on that. But there are these flags and these warning signs and have actually ends up contradicting the real intention. Yes, the outflow of the burnout and the anxiety and the overwhelm and being continually in that space is that we literally don't have the capacity to create the thing that we want or that we're here for.

Unknown:

So true. Yeah. And I can relate to that. Like when I was at like that really intense stage where we're starting to affect my physical body and my relationships, I can relate to that feeling Julia was like, I was giving so much to everyone else. And I'm, I started to feel resentful. I was like, I'll come, no one's asking how I'm doing right. But at the same time, when we kind of get to that stage, with burnout, like there's a few different steps that we can go through, we don't create space for others to help us. Right, we have to know like, in order for someone to come in and be that support for us, we have to be willing to receive that. And one of the stages that for me, personally, from my experiences was, I wasn't open to that I had many friends that were worried about me, but I wasn't open to seeing it through their lens, I was just in the pushing and teaching. And, you know, at the end of the day, trying to get a few things off my list and keep my teenagers, you know, on a healthy path, have time for my husband, you know, so it's like, there's a really interesting art of receiving when you are at that point where you don't even have time for yourself, let alone to let other people in to help you. Right? It's just like, and I can look back and say like, I just didn't have time for anything. But what I was doing, I couldn't add anything that involved like sitting for a coffee or a tea or like practicing yoga nidra was furthest thing from what I was interested in doing. Because it felt like I just had so much more to do, and I couldn't waste time lying down, I couldn't waste time really enjoying a cup of coffee or tea with a friend. It's just my monkey mind was just processing what else I had to do for the day. And I think that's very common, right. And I think we can be very successful as women, we just have to keep in mind that the old way, the old thought was, we could get to the top and we would be highly, like celebrated in our field. And then behind the scenes, we would like I said at the beginning, we would have problems in our relationships, we would be sick, our bodies would be screaming at us and we wouldn't be listening. It's sad that we can be experts in our field and celebrated even if we're sick, and we've been divorced, you know, like our spouse is walking out the door because there's just no time for the really the things that matter. So I feel like the new way is that we with education, and just like really, truly tapping into ourselves because our bodies, nobody knows us better than ourselves. And we do tend to give away a lot of that power to external. But really, at the end of the day, nobody knows us better than ourselves. And if we truly find time to listen to the little signs our body's giving us, we can avoid those big boulders that come a year down the road. 18 months down the road, because those are the ones that take a lot of time to heal. They don't heal overnight. That's another hurdle we have to overcome, especially as women like in business, if we have that real fire energy that real like we're driven and we tend to like quick fixes. Well, as a society in the West, we love quick fixes. We like things immediately to show up like Amazon shows up the next day like we we like the quickness of life here. But when we move into like extreme burnout, it takes a long time to bring ourselves back to like a homeostasis. Right. It's not a quick fix.

Juli Wenger:

Yeah. So when you talk about that path back and nervous system health, the the regulating that getting that back to a healthy baseline, that homeostasis. Can you talk a little bit more about that? Yeah,

Unknown:

so even though Yoga nidra like it wasn't even on my radar, looking back, it wasn't it was like, I don't have time for that. That's kind of silly delay on my map. It was a real like shift for me mindset wise. So the teaching it and then the practicing it I'm like gonna be a lifelong learner for sure. So if there's something that really catches my eye, I dive right into it. And just learning about how it down shifts our brainwaves. And then our nervous system follows, right. So it's like at the end of the day, our bodies want to follow the sun as it sets. There's so much going on and we can't even think about like having a nighttime routine. We're getting kids to bed that we're catching up on emails, watching a Netflix show with our partner Go

Juli Wenger:

Go Go, go, go go.

Unknown:

You know, and then you kind of get into a pattern where you feel like super energized at 10 or 11. To what midnight, right? It's easy to feel like energized in the evening. So the biggest step for me the most beneficial change I made was introducing sleep yoga into my routine. Like hands down. I still like think Geez, looking back that's what's so unexpected. But now that I practice it and I teach it, I can't Like I understand, like a lot of my clients will come in and they just, they're so exhausted, there's so much going on, there's been like a lot of grief over this last 18 months, they can't even think about physical movement. Some of them, the only little bit of bandwidth they have left at the end of the day is to lay down and practice yoga nidra. Like, that's all that they can manage to add in. And by little bit by little bit, it shifts the rest of our day. It shifts how we sleep, it shifts how we wake up, right and tomorrow is so greatly affected by our evening before. So if we can really be mindful of how we treat our nervous system in the evening and try to follow its natural path, the day after can be so full of ease instead of push.

Juli Wenger:

And here's what's funny to me is because I've practiced this with you, when I started Yoga nidra I was one of those people, it was like, I don't have time for this. It was only because it was Sunday night at nine o'clock, and I legitimately did not have anything else to do. I was so tired, because I've been in this recovery path, right from real estate. And push, push, push, run, run, run, work till midnight, try and get it all done be Superwoman, all that nonsense. That was like I had to like find some way to break through this exhaustion, and this stress and the tension and learn how to calm down, I need to learn how to slow down. Because there's a polarity, right of the force and the energy and the creating and making things happen. That can be good unless we're overdoing it. And that's where I was was in the overdoing it. And then I started to step out of it. And my body is like, you're tired. And it seemed to just be this reoccurring thing. But I remember the first few times and you told me this was normal. And I was so grateful for that. I'm laying there. And I'm trying to practice and I'm like, leg twitching, and I want to crawl out of my skin. My whole body is having a reaction to this slow down like no, no, you can't do this. You can't stop. You can't No, no, no, no. And it took probably two months before I could make it through an entire practice without needing to roll over or move or shake my legs out or just wondering like, when is it gonna be over? But because I didn't love it, but just because it felt so unnatural. In my body, right was like, What? What is this feeling? What is my body trying to tell me right now. And so it's just fascinating. And I wanted to throw that in there. Because I know there are people who are that like, go go go energy, listening to this. And you know, doing the work and leaning into our own healing and learning how to rest because it's a learning it is a learning, right? It's not easy. It's not something we just switch on. Because my nervous system was so ramped up that it legitimately had, I wouldn't say forgotten, but it had disconnected with or wasn't as well versed in slowing down and resting.

Unknown:

Yeah, no, absolutely. It's very common to like be very irritated at that practice at the beginning, just like emotionally and then the twitching is your body's way of being like this is not comfortable. what's comfortable for me is like doing all the time, right? So when we we really start to really learn what rest can feel like. And that doesn't mean napping. It's kind of the art of not of like doing nothing, right. So when we think about settling the nervous system or rest in this specific contents of what we're talking about, some people be like, Oh, I hike. And that's beautiful, because hiking can be great for downshifting your nervous system, you'll be out in nature, like there's so many awesome components. But when we talk about nidre, and really like finding those levels in the body, that where our body naturally heals without anything that's not doing so that's not moving the physical body. And I think that that's definitely something when we are in constant doing it's very, not normal for our bodies, right? So to end, we just start with a little bit and I remember to like the same thing you said was like I couldn't wait for that practice to be over. And it's a good thing I started teaching it before I really started practicing it because I had an appreciation of how, like a proper nature session really takes you through different phases, right, um, and works through polarities to like there's a whole section in there around opposites so that we can understand that there is that middle for all of us that feels, you know, healthy and wealthy right, and there's a healing there, and that the polarities are there to really show us that we can move to either side, but being there for a long time is not sustainable for our nervous system being in cold for a long time. not sustainable being in hot, right. That's why we live in a world where we have seasons, right? And we find what works. For us specifically, we're not all the same, we're not supposed to be, that would be no fun. So, especially with the nature of practice, it's such an individual practice, even though we're all listening to the same teacher, the same voice, what comes about and how our body heals, it's very unique. And I think that's why I really like it. And it does in a way it takes away the pushing of trying to get into a pose. And I love yoga movement has a beautiful place. It's a very important pillar of life, but also

Juli Wenger:

is right, which is a perfect segue into the IR VEDA piece, because as you're talking about how everyone is unique, and you know, essentially wired differently, that shows up in that space, too. So let's start here. For people who have no idea what I'm talking about. Let's give them a real quick baseline on what the heck is IR VEDA. And then can you just speak to some of the different doses different types a little bit so they can grab on to some of the content here. So

Unknown:

our VEDA is the very old, conscious based system of healing, so it originates in India. So you might call it, you might hear it as like a holistic science. But essentially, it's such a beautiful science because it takes you into account as an individual. So if Julia and I both had some similar symptoms happening, we would be treated very differently, because our constitutional makeup would be very different, and how we respond to certain tools to certain movement, a certain music to certain environments would be different. And we would take that into account into your healing. So one of the most beautiful things about IRA beta is that it treats the mind body and soul. And it's also very proactive. So it will treat your current symptom, but it's also going to look back and find out what kind of why this is manifesting in your mind or body right. And an RV to also very much believes that most illness and disease in the body stems from the mind. So many of the treatments, the tools are very mind or consciousness based, right. And we can see that in us to even in how we live like we're, we're generally very much over thinkers, right. There's a lot of fear based in our lives right now. So that can really affect our body. So the doctors, everybody always wants to know about the doshas, they come from the five elements. So it's like, we have space, we have air, we have fire, water, and earth, and those five in certain combinations make your three doses, which is data. So Vata is space and air. So we think like, responsible for movement. Pitta is fire with water, so transformation. And then Kapha is water and earth, grounding stable. And we have all three of those doses, we all have all three, it's just probably one or two will be more predominant for you. And and you'll notice like when you start to see like the qualities of them, so we say like Vata, it's very much like the wind, it's constantly moving. There's a variability to it. It's the king of the three doshas. And well, mainly because it is the moving force behind everything, right. So that's why they, they look at they consider bought to the king of all notions. So that is, like, characteristics wise, will like you're generally have like a thin, light frame, your digestion, your sleeping patterns will follow that movement. They're not super structured, you can, you know, eat like a bird throughout the day. When you are balanced. Like when that doshisha is like harmonized for you. You're very energetic, you're creative, you're you're adaptable, you're super fun to be around, people are really drawn to you at gatherings, right? There's just an enthusiastic energy about data. It's beautiful. And then when there's like, some disharmony with that doshisha, you know, you'll see that overactive mind and then that's because like, Vata is responsible for the movement, right? So it's very much we'll see overactive worry a lot anxiety will kind of sort of be a go to emotion that you'll relate to right off the bat, you'll worry again, is a big one for batters. And then they'll see that also in the body. So they'll see that with like gas and bloating, constipation fatigue, like what we see here will also show up there but it's just such a beautiful dosha. Like it's such a beautiful energy. So if it's one that you relate to as being one of your main ones, like it's lovely, lovely to be around, and I'll say that about all three of constitutions are amazing, right? And sometimes we get stuck, we only want to be one or we think we're more one. And so just really like leaning into which one maybe truly defines you, as far back as you can remember, that's the key. Because, you know, as we move through life lots changes. So sometimes we pick up one or two of these doses, more of a disharmony than at harmony for us. So it's just something that we have to bring opposites in to create harmony. And then pizza, when we were talking about peptide because I have a child, that's very, very Pitta. And Julie and I were talking about that. So think like transformation metabolism, but like the qualities of that fire with a little bit of water is, like hot and light, there's an intensity to Pitta. They, it's very much like the sun, right? Think about like that transformational energy in the body. It helps us to think there's, you know, it, be competent. And people have very clear vision, they speak to the point, right, it's an amazing energy as well. And remember, we have all three, so this picture will also be in your constitution, if it's not your main one, they have a medium build their, you know, warm temperature, people generally don't feel like I'm cold or hot, they can regulate very well, when they're in harmony. It's really interesting. They're very bright, they're often near CEOs, they're often your project managers, they, because of that, that transformational energy, they can get things done very easily. Yeah. Strong digestion. You know, they just super intelligent, super focused. And then with the disharmony when they move out of balance, again, they'll see there'll be like, I think fire, there'll be a quick to respond that can usually come across as anger, irritability, judgment, there'll be, you know, the body, they'll see that the, the resemblance to the fire, they'll usually have skin rashes when they're out of balance, like inflammation in digestion, right? So we think when we think Pitta is like, when fire is controlled, it's it's amazing, right? Like it, he's he, it heats your home, it'll heat your campsite, but when it's out of control, it's much like a wildfire. So just being really mindful that if you relate to that pit of energy that can also show up in your relationships when you're out of balance, like a little bit. Yeah. And sometimes we see that in children that like the young children with a lot of Pitta is like that quick anger, right? Interesting. Gotta

Juli Wenger:

be Jackson. Yeah, my four year old, he's gotta have a lot of that. Yeah, I got one that's got a fiery, Oh, my goodness.

Unknown:

And you'll start to see these characteristics and the people around you, right. And it's not good or bad, nothing. An iron beta is good or bad. It's all neutral. And it's how it affects you and how you respond to it. And if it's like affecting you in a way that moves you out of your harmony, like out of balance, then you bring in opposite tools to create the balance, right? And so Katherine's the third one, and that's the water and earth. So like protection structure, like mountains have that Kapha energy, right. Some of the qualities will be like coolness heavy, they're solid stable. It's much like water in nature, like Kappa, so as like two thirds of the earth as water as two thirds of the physical body is also comprised of it. So we all have that Kapha energy in us, right? It's an energy that brings calmness because it's that grounding energy, right, that calm, they're very content, they notice like the taste of food. So sometimes you'll see those that really are passionate about cooking have that strong Kapha energy and they can rest very well we just have to watch that they don't over rest, they have a natural tendency to be able to downshift beautifully. We're like the pit of the fires don't they can go and go and the vatas because they're so creative and have multiple projects on the go when it comes to rest like a schedule really helps them right so it's just bringing in little the opposite capaz like usually a little bit more well built larger bones like full body like an aloe that Kava gets a bad name for that but Kapha people like are so reliable and they will be so in tune with what's going on with you. I would say when I was sick, like getting quite sick and having some like illness show up in my body. That people that reached out to me or mostly Kapha people. It's like they hold beautiful space for others. They're like the behind the scenes healers. It's really it's very a very an interesting energy. Yeah, they're very calm, loyal, strong, grounded. And then when they have that, like get too much of that earthy watery energy, they can feel the all and stuck. So stuck in business, you know, stuck in a routine, they are very often very resistant to change, they love their comfort zone, the most of the three they're very passionate about, you know, keeping a routine. They love comfort. Yeah. So they would generally be the doshisha that would book everybody else a massage, but never treat themselves to one. So because they're beautiful caretaker of others, right. So it's like, if you have that Kapha person in your life, treat them, yeah, bring them out, they need lots of social interaction, they do well on their own, but it can also manifest if it gets a little bit, you know, out of harmony for them is like withdrawing from the crowd. Yeah, so that's just a little bit about the three animal shows.

Juli Wenger:

Here's where my brain goes total, like enneagram nerd. And I know we've had this conversation too, before about the connections between these two systems. One is, you know, very psychology focused, but is you know, enneagram is also looking at like mind, body, and spirit soul, you know, connection, right, where you have the fingers, the feelers, the, you know, intuition, and it's all about integrating and harmonizing all those spaces, through, you know, psychology, spirituality cymatics. And there is, you know, that similarity to this space, which is what I appreciate so much about the IR VEDA pieces, it's like science based, it's not heavy, woowoo, it's no, we've actually, you know, studied this stuff, and been using it for hundreds of years. And when I'm sitting listening to these three types, three doshas, these three, you know, kind of spaces that we all have all of but we, you know, stack, I would use the word stacking, which is what using enneagram land I'm curious about. And I don't know what the actual reality of this is, because it just came to me listening to you talk, we have three subtypes within enneagram two, that everyone has all of, but you connect with one more than the others. And there's this, you know, social subtype, that reminds me a lot of the vatta, it's that, you know, kind of bigger social movement energy, you're looking at, like all of these people around you engaging the larger groups. And I mean, that's what I default primarily, and I, when I've took your quiz, to see what my primary was vatta 100%, like, well above everything else. And then I look at Pitta in that hot that intensity. And there's this one to one subtype, where people are very focused on more, you know, smaller group or one to one relationships and connection, and they can be more intense. And that sounds a lot like them. And then the Kappas remind me of this self preservation group that are more a little more certainty driven, a little more grounded, a little more cautious, a little more, you know, so it's just, like, fascinating for me to be sitting here and just questioning the connections between all the systems because these really well researched systems for understanding humans, and how you know, how our bodies work, and how our minds work and all of that they often integrate really beautifully with each other, because at the core of it is in a world human. And so just wanted to throw that out there. Because I'm sitting here all kinds of excited about, you know, diving into the potential, not the guarantee, but the potential that these things could be very reflective of each other. And how can we then integrate these two systems to really support people in their journeys back to essentially wholeness? Absolutely. Well, when

Unknown:

you describe three subtypes, I can see direct correlations to the three doshas. Absolutely, yeah. It's so interesting. I love all this stuff. Me too. And they rest differently, too. And it's just, I tend to bring in or work with a lot of women that are more of that putta energy as just and I think there's no mistake there. If there's even if it's unconscious, there is a reaching out for a space, that it's like a permission to slow down. Because sometimes we can't create that for ourselves, right? Yeah. Yeah, it's really it's institutions

Juli Wenger:

stuck in our own mud to see it.

Unknown:

Yep. Someone else sees your blind spots Really? Well. Yeah. Yeah. And then like when I run retreats, I specifically add in time for rest. And it's always so funny because I can always pick the high like high pitched to people out right away because that's irritating for them. And I know because there was a time it was irritating for me too. But they are the ones that have absolutely needed the most. Yeah. And that's kind of sneaky about that with them. But it's really good. Like, it's just you have to start somewhere. So just little bits of like 15 to 20 minutes of time by yourself where there's no phone, there's no TV, there's not even a pod cat like nothing, just you a can. And you know, for people, getting them to sit in meditation is not going to work, it's actually the furthest thing they need. It's more aggravating for their system than it is calming. So I always say, the 10 minute walk in nature, that's great, you're still moving your body, there's still like a natural healing happening in nature, right? Just meet yourself exactly where you're at. And I think that we're really as women moving into that quite nicely, we're before is like, I need to do this, this and this to like, settle down, well, these two of these three things are going to, like really, really not be good for my nervous system. At this point in my life, a year from now they might be beautiful, it might be something I can really easily settle into, by we can't create calm when we give people a list of things to check off. Because if that's already the energy there, and we're creating more of the same, so we just bring in the opposite, we create space for them 15 minutes to pick something that is less than doing than everything else they've done today. Or they

Juli Wenger:

can build their own toolkit. And I think that's such an important piece of the conversation is what's right for me and what's right for you are going to be different. what's right, for people who are listening to this is going to be different. And instead of shooting all over ourselves, yeah, we get to find the things that really do fill the tank back up that really do fuel us. And it's actually fascinating. I was talking with a mutual friend of ours, and we were chatting about first thing in the morning intense workouts. And so I tested this out for a bit. And I felt like so much garbage for two hours afterwards. And she said, Yeah, I was talking to Jenny about that, because I had the same thing happen. And she's like, No, no, no, the way that you're dosa is you're not actually built in a way that that's going to work well for you. And it was this cool permission, right? Okay, there's not something wrong with me that I seem to be unable to get up. And to do that. There is something that is actually, you know, set up or structured differently about, you know, my body and my makeup that is creating that outcome. So I don't need to give myself crap about it and find the thing that really does work and does serve me.

Unknown:

Yeah. And then again, it's like, it's just listening, right? It's just like, okay, I love this workout. But at this time of the day, it actually doesn't feel me maybe at two in the afternoon, because you're about to this workout is going to be like, awesome for me. And I'm going to feel so different after it right? Especially if you have a lot of that Botha constitution. Actually of the three doshas, they're the ones that can sleep in just like half an hour later. Because it's so good for their nervous system, they are the ones that have that nervous system that you know, it's like a variable, right, it's up and down, it's left and right. So sometimes getting up in the morning and pushing your body right away is so counter intuitive to that energy, where kaphas, they do not want to move their body in the morning, they do not want to rise close to the sun, but it is one of the best tools for them to bring in, even if it's two days a week, because that water in earth, like energy is quite heavy and cooling and they're bringing in the opposite. So they're moving, they're they're creating their own internal fire, right, their digestion is getting fired up just by moving their body. 20 minutes is all they need just to move. And we're pitches, they they'll they'll run early, they'll run late, like they love physical movement, right? They just have to be very mindful with the movement, that it's not competitive, overly competitive, and they're not timing themselves against themselves, they, they can kind of move into that where it's, it can be a way to push through stress to like, you know, like moving your body extremely can be a way of moving your energy, but that's absolutely I found for a long time that was very unnecessary for me. But I'm also very mindful that I can find an edge really quick with that that's unhealthy for my body. Not only my joints, but just like the whole makeup

Juli Wenger:

right? Yeah. Where it's like a bypassing and then we're storing all that emotion. Right. And then that emotion leaks out somewhere. Oh, yeah, you can shove it down as much as we want. And then we end up with these burnout symptoms. Yeah,

Unknown:

it's going to find a way back up and out and it's usually through disease.

Juli Wenger:

Yeah, that's so interesting. Like I don't have to try to do that. I mean, my morning I do, I like to kind of wake up naturally and my kids come in the room and the sun's out, and it's like, get them off for the day and then do my stuff, right then take a half an hour to stretch and journal and meditate or listen to music or connect with God or whatever. But it's very low key. And between 11 and two, if I can go hit my punching bag or get a workout in, I feel like the most fired up powerful human. But if I hopped down at 630 in the morning and try to go and like get an intense workout. I am hooped all day long. Yeah.

Unknown:

And it's interesting, because if we follow again, like we're so directly connected to the sun, like just the natural rhythm in the morning, it's the Kapha energy. So it's like the sun's rising, especially right now there's a bit of dew on the grass, we're moving into, like, fall. So it's wet. There's a heaviness, you know, and as the sun rises, we hit the Pinta time of the day, so 10 to two. So there's no coincidence that you have that fire and energy between 11 and 12. That's naturally when even our digestion is the most optimal, right, the digestive buyer is like can take our heaviest meal of the day right then. And then after two, we move into Vata. So like that's again that bringing in the opposite eat out again, for many people, a very lovely time to journal to walk to move, right. And then we kind of started right back up around dinner, we move back into Kalfa. And we're like, downshifting for the evening. So at 10pm at night, if we're still pushing and doing we're moving into that fire that pit of time of the evening concern is that that transformational time of like 10pm to 2am is actually when our body digests, like the emotions from the day like, so for eating late or working late. We missed that window and that window. So optimal, like natural healing happens here. Your body knows exactly what it means, and knows exactly how to regenerate itself in this period. So yes, it's very common to be like, I

Juli Wenger:

make so much sense. I know, right? Yeah. Well, like I've been listening to, you know, doctors and health experts say for years that that sleep before say midnight is so important. It is and that its value is like twice that that happens after so if you're looking at that 10 to two window, like okay, yeah, that's like there's a reason why. Absolutely, yeah,

Unknown:

it's so interesting. And you can even take like that, kind of understanding around the doses and implement that into your business as well, like between 10 and two during the day is a beautiful time to naturally get things done. It's just the way nature is designed that time of our day, and our bodies follow suit, right. And it's no coincidence that usually around two or three in the afternoon, you're like, Who? You know, some people reach for caffeine then.

Juli Wenger:

But I've hit my wall. I know what happened.

Unknown:

Yeah, it's really interesting that if you just even a couple days a week, try to be mindful of how your schedule is following like the natural rise and set of the sun. Right. So that's the thing with the tent sleeping between the kind of tenant to is our brainwaves will downshift then to that like space to that way where we can really get that healing done. And that's where nidre has become very popular because like some CEOs and businesses will call it like, it's like a bio hack now that you can do a nidre right around two in the afternoon. And it will like, like a 45 minute practice can be almost like equivalent to four hours of deep rest for your body so that you're sleeping through the practice. It's just that how it steps you down to a lower frequency brainwave. You know, it takes you away from the doing and it releases some of the monkey mind for you. Right. And we almost need to turn down that monkey minds that the physical body can rest. It's very hard for our physical body to rest when we can't slow this down. Yeah, it's really interesting, I think Yeah,

Juli Wenger:

yeah, I think that's what's beautiful about your practice, like the weekly group and you know, it was running at 9pm my time not everyone that's listening but it was that downshift getting ready for bed that now it's like okay, it's time to sleep and I'm already there. So I would like brushed my teeth and everything like I'm going to bed you know honey, do whatever you want to do kids are sleeping like this is my thing and then I'm done. And to be honest, it's become a you know, a consistent thing. And you know, for anyone who's curious the yoga nidra that you run, there's a member vault access to the one from the week or I'm not sure how many are up there but so you can do it you know, daily if you want to. You can do it a few times a week if you want to and I found that To be so helpful, and not just the once a week, but you know, just throw in my earbuds at bedtime and turn that on. And it's like,

Unknown:

okay, very true. And I think that's kind of how I started to redesign that was that we would have like 45 minute practices, 25 minute practices, some of the nature's would be a little longer just so that you could again, meet yourself where you're at, it was two in the afternoon, and you knew you had like, a lot going on for the rest of the day, you could do a 20 minute practice at three or two in the afternoon. That'd be just enough just to like, almost push the reset button, right. So I feel like it's a beautiful tool for that, that stress of the day. And you know, it's very true, our cortisol rises, it follows the sun as well. If when we can't downshift at certain points, then that's where that chronic stress that chronic fatigue starts to build for us, right. So just like a 20 minute one in the afternoon, if you know your day is quite full, is a beautiful, beautiful gift to yourself. Like it's priceless, honestly. And so the recordings go up and you have access to all of them. I think once you join, like, I just keep them all up there and just kind of sort of put them in a category for you like rapid reset you want you need something like Quicken to the point, here you go. It's just been a really great tool

Juli Wenger:

for people who are listening to that. I just want to say this, for people who are listening to that and going I don't have 20 minutes the middle of my day, I want to challenge them a little bit because you don't have 20 minutes not to because we get so inefficient that we're not thinking straight, we're not productive. So that 20 minutes allows you to take the efficiency and add that to a point where you're claiming back probably more than the 20 minutes that you spent. Absolutely.

Unknown:

And I think like Julie and I've had this conversation and our whole mastermind had this conversation last year that like rest is like the new currency in your business honestly, you you can't be as efficient pushing all the time without proper rest just that 20 minutes gives your body like a two hour rest. How can not like and that's why CEOs and big businesses have it incorporated into their systems because it is it's unreal that way. And I do I agree with Julie I challenge you because I would not have found that in my life had I not been like challenged to stop that class. And it's a game changer absolute game changer for me in how even how I you know went from disease and into like wellness. It was just unreal. I know that it sounds so simple. But honestly, in a world where we look to overcomplicate everything simple is where it's at. Our bodies respond to simple, they don't respond. And we know this. Notice Julie burnout, like that's over complicating, that's over scheduling. We're almost addicted to over scheduling ourselves, like rushing from one meeting to the next to the next. We there's a bit of a high and there's always been a bit of a, you know, a celebration on the hustle. But that is not sustainable. Right? It's attainable, but it's not sustainable. So it's like how and I do I'm a Julia, I invite you How can you incorporate little pieces of rest throughout your day?

Juli Wenger:

Thanks so much for this journey. Yeah, you're welcome. Glad you could give us some insight and inspiration and hopefully open some people up to there being a simpler way, right? How simple can it be? Absolutely. So we will drop some links into the show notes so that you all know where to find Jenny, and where to sign up for yoga nidra if that's something that you want to try out and test out and I would highly encourage you to do that. Because for us to get results that are different than what we're getting, here's the reality we need to do things differently than what we're doing right now. We need to find ways to think about things that are different than how we're thinking about them right now. So that is the invitation is to start making some different decisions and start putting yourself in some situations that really can create some change that don't depend solely on you are you can lean into someone else's expertise and I will say for me it has made a massive difference in being able to honestly calm me down because I'm so like I'm so high vibe big energy most of the times like having the ability to lean into the polarity actually allows me to be more powerful in the rest of my record something kind of living in it you know when average space for me Yeah,

Unknown:

absolutely in the show notes you can't be that it's just adding in some of the opposite we bring harmony today to your mind body and spirit your mind body solo like scratch all it is no one's saying you can it run a successful business and do all these beautiful things. It's just adding in space for you too much.

Juli Wenger:

I dare you awful nervous system

Unknown:

that is like magic and no one You can duplicate what your body can do. Nobody can duplicate that naturally, right? Your body is not synthetic, it's not made of its natural. You have the power to like create this amazing nervous system that only supports you and then supporting you. It supports your family, it supports your business. It supports every all of reach all the collective that you're part of. So, like really, at the end of the day, I know it seems like such beautiful common sense. We just have to remember to practice that common sense

Juli Wenger:

knowing to action amazing