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The Morning Ritual

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 9 seasons, 219 episodes, 2 days, 8 minutes
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For centuries, rituals have been used to bring order and clarity to daily activity. The Morning Ritual is a meditation podcast intended to do just that. Each episode includes a centering meditation to bring more ease, balance, and joy into your mornings, and ultimately into your lives. Please note, you don’t have to be a morning person or a meditator! This podcast is for all. Rate, review & most importantly, enjoy! Let's connect! Don't be shy, please reach out on: www.lillybalchyoga.com Instagram: @lillybalch
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Dana Slamp on What it Means to Recognize the Divine Within

In today’s episode Dana Slamp talks about divinity and what it means to have a non-transactional relationship to the divine. Dana shares her recent experience of the divine mother and how that has changed her mindset completely. Write in your questions for us to address in part 2 to [email protected] Meanwhile, you can find Dana at danaslamp.com and learn more about Prema Yoga Institute here. RESOURCES: Splitting - Here is an article with additional information on splitting.Bhakti Yoga - For more information on Bhakti Yoga, here is an article. PYI Discounts for The Morning Ritual ListenersEnjoy $60US off* PYI's 25-hour Sound Yoga Therapy Training this Spring with the coupon, "MORNING60"Use the coupon, "MORNING200" - and TMR listeners can also take advantage of:$200 off* PYI's Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Training in May$200 off* PYI's Yoga in Healthcare Training in October $200 off* PYI's Yoga Therapeutics Essentials in FebruaryYoga Teachers may also earn their RYT500 with PYI. Apply the "MORNING200" coupon and receive $200 off* our already-discounted 300 hour Online Yoga Teacher Certification with Yoga Alliance.*May not be combined with other offers. For new students onlyOur Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Factor 75 and use my code tmr50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/6/202438 minutes, 4 seconds
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Meditation: Caring for your WHOLE self

In today's practice we invite our WHOLE self into this moment, caring for all the layers of our being. This meditation will leave you feeling grounded, relaxed and supported. Thank you for listening to The Morning Ritual. If you haven't already be sure to hit the subscribe button for more. Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review below! Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Factor 75 and use my code tmr50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/28/202413 minutes, 13 seconds
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Merging Spirituality & Business with Kara Ladd

Kara Ladd is an award-winning multimedia entrepreneur & journalist known for her catalytic storytelling, purpose-driven thought leadership and boutique consultancy. In today's conversation, Kara and I talk about breaking the binary between spirituality and business, the daily rituals that help us prevent burnout and how to live with more alignment and intention. Learn more about Kara here. Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code tmr50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com* This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL and get on your way to being your best self.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/21/202445 minutes, 50 seconds
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Meditation: What is an ‘open heart’?

Today’s episode is a guided meditation exploring what it means to live with an open heart. How can we release the weight and pressure of life and feel into an expansive, free, warm and open heart? You can find the journal prompts that go with today's practice here. Join our February Gathering: The Morning Ritual's February Gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm EST. Grab your ticket here. TMR's monthly gathering is FREE for our paid subscribers on Substack. Join our Substack community for free access.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code tmr50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com* This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL and get on your way to being your best self.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/14/202416 minutes, 56 seconds
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How your mindset affects your physical health with Dr. Chiti Parikh

Dr. Chiti Parek, co-founder of the Integrative Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian in collaboration with Weill Cornell, has dedicated her life to combining the best of eastern and western medicine. In today’s episode we dive into the power that our mind has over our physical wellbeing, the seven ancient health secrets, mindful eating, and the future of holistic health in a western healthcare system.Learn more about Dr. Chiti here. *ANNOUNCEMENT: The Morning Ritual's February Gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm EST. Grab your ticket here. TMR's monthly gathering is FREE for our paid subscribers on Substack. Join our Substack community for free access.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com* This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL and get on your way to being your best self.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/7/202442 minutes, 29 seconds
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Meditation: Learn to Respond, Not React

Today's practice is all about responding versus reacting to life. Mindfulness allows us to see the space between stimulus and response and gives us the power to choose our response. I hope that you enjoy today's practice.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Our Sponsors:* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com* This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL and get on your way to being your best self.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/31/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Permission to Rest with Ashley Neese

Ashley Neese is a renowned breathwork teacher, author, parent, and land steward. She has spent over a decade working at the intersections of embodiment, transformation, and renewal. In today’s conversation Ashley and I cover:{2:10} Ashley’s story and journey towards a more restful existence {6:25} What is rest? What is not rest?{10:20} Why do we find it so hard to rest? {18:25} The power of daily micro practices {22:30} Navigating breathwork when our breath is constricted or shallow {33:11} Rapid fire questions for Ashley Learn more about Ashley here: https://www.ashleyneese.com/ Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/24/202434 minutes, 31 seconds
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Meditation: Meet Yourself Where You Are

This practice is an invitation to let go of perfectionism and allow yourself to be exactly where you are. By stopping the fight against how we wish to be, we can restore energy and shift our state more effectively than through striving and forcing. If you haven’t already, be sure to hit the subscribe button, rate + review!***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Our Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/17/202410 minutes, 2 seconds
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Elena Brower on Working with The Mind + Softening Time

I’m so delighted to share the conversation that I had with Elena Brower. Mother, mentor, poet, artist, volunteer, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. In today’s episode we discuss: 1:18 Elena’s new book Softening Time3:55 Elena’s daily practices to help steady the mind 7:22 “Don’t believe all of your thoughts” 10:33 What is NVC? (Non-Violent Communication) 20:00 A quick way to show yourself empathy and compassion 23:21 A reading of Elena’s poem “Dear 31 year old self” 25:55 Rapid fire question time! 29:30 A mini-meditation to set the tone for your day. References: Tracee Stanley’s book The Luminous SelfElena’s episode on NYC with Micah SalaberriosLearn more about Elena hereOur Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/10/202436 minutes, 6 seconds
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Announcing Season 10 of TMR! (+ my favorite practice to start the year with)

Happy New Year!!The next season of The Morning Ritual Podcast launches on January 10th and we’ll kick things off with our January Gathering on January 11th! The theme of January’s gathering: Heart-Centered Manifesting. I truly cannot wait.Please note, the January Gathering is FREE for all of our paid subscribers on substack.Not a paid subscriber? Fear not. You can still register here.Our Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/MORNINGRITUAL* Check out Recess and use my code TMR for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/8/20246 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gift yourself space + time

Hello there! Just popping in to say happy holidays and a very merry Christmas. Your support for The Morning Ritual throughout the past year has meant a lot, I’m excited to share more with you in 2024.During this time of the year, my rituals take on a different form. The days become less structured, and so do my mornings. I've taken a break from my regular workout routine and missed a few morning meditations. While I appreciate the change of pace, it’s nice to pause and recenter amidst the holiday hustle & bustle.If you could use a bit of time and space to yourself here’s a mini practice to cultivate more inner stability and peace of mind:The next season of The Morning Ritual Podcast launches on January 10th and we’ll kick things off with our January Gathering on January 11th! The theme of January’s gathering: Heart-Centered Manifesting. I truly cannot wait.Please note, the January Gathering is FREE for all of our paid subscribers on substack.Not a paid subscriber? Fear not. You can still register here. Our Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code MORNINGRITUAL for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/24/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Meditation: Appreciation & Joy

In today's episode we explore the interconnectedness of gratitude and joy. For many of us, we spend more time focusing on the things we don't ave versus appreciation all that we do. This is an invitation to pause and cultivate more appreciation.COMING JANUARY 2024- TMR's Manifestation Workshop. Join the waitlist here. ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/20/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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Set the Tone for Your Day

Take a few minutes to positively set the tone for your day. This practice will help you cultivate a sense of focus, concentration, and direction for the day ahead.***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Connect with Lilly at https://www.lillybalch.com/Our Sponsors:* Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code TMR for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com* Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code TMR for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/13/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Shift Your Self-Talk with Katie Horwitch

Katie Horwitch and I dive into self talk; what it is, how to identify it, what causes negative self-talk and how to shift it. Katie is a writer, speaker, mindset coach, and women’s empowerment activist. In today’s episode we cover: 1:45 The two part process of shifting ‘Self-Talk’7:40 What even is ‘Self-Talk?’12:15 My own example of negative self talk 22:10 Do limiting beliefs stem from fear? 28:00 Katies’ take on self worth/self esteem 32:15 Self-like VS Self-love 38:45 Katie’s tips to shift your self talk Learn more about Katie and grab a copy of her new book ‘Want Your Self’ here. ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/8/202351 minutes, 6 seconds
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Getting Back Into the Energy of Trust

Learn to trust yourself, silence external opinions, and embrace authenticity. In today's episode we work on getting into the flow of trust and openness. From there we use meditation to shift from fear to trust.Want to take this practice further? Download the FREE journal prompt that goes with today's episode: https://www.lillybalch.com/trust ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/6/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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Working with an Overactive, Overthinking Mind

his meditation is designed to calm the overactive, overthinking mind. We explore how observation, acceptance, and concentration may bring about clarity and spaciousness. I hope you enjoy. ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/30/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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Big Self Versus Little Self with Barron Hanson

Barron Hanson, filmmaker and meditation teacher, shares with us the process of connecting to the expansive "big self" and how to move beyond the limited "little self." It was great catching up with Barron and I hope you enjoy the convo as much as I did.In today's episode we cover:{3:37} - When and why Barron picked up a meditation practice{5:00} - "Think global, act local", Barron moves from NYC back to his hometown of Nowra, where he's teaching 1% of the community how to meditate.{6:50} - The process of becoming a Vedic Meditation teacher{8:35} - Big Self vs Small Self{13:41} - Learn about Barron's film 'Be Here Nowra'{21:52} - What is Vedic Meditation?{26:20} - What advice Barron would give to his 25 year-old selfClick here to learn more about Barron and his current project 'Be Here Nowra'.Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/25/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mindful Movement: 15-Minute Morning Stretch

Wake up mindfully with this 15-minute guided morning stretch. This practice is to be done laying down and encourages a sense of presence and relaxation as you move. You can think of this as a moving meditation. I hope you enjoy! Join our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/23/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Power-Up Episode: Recalibrate & Realign

Feeling out of balance? Recalibrate and align with what's important in today’s practice.Get 30-days free on The Morning Ritual's Substack and gain access to 'The Priorities Pond' journal prompt here.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/16/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bonus Ep: Meditation for Peace

It's been a difficult and heavy week. Here is a simple practice to help you cultivate a sense of inner stability, peace and compassion. Through meditation we can water the seeds of understanding, kindness, empathy and compassion in order to take aligned action in the ways that we can. “Only through compassion and inner peace, can one spread peace in the world. Inner peace leads to a peaceful individual and then this peaceful individual can build a peaceful family, then a peaceful community, then a peaceful world," - Dalai LamaJoin our Substack community for more.You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/13/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kate Kuss on Yin/Yang & Living a Balanced Life

Kate Kuss, the founder of Soul & Steady, shares with us the meaning of yin and yang and how to use this ancient philosophy to find more balance in our life. Kate also shares with us the motto that she has been living by for nearly 20 years! You can find Kate here at Soul & Steady. Register for TMR’s FREE 4-week series, ‘Into the Body’ Join our Substack community today!You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/11/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Key to Building Your Own Meditation Practice

Today, we are experimenting and exploring different "anchor points" for our attention. This episode is designed to empower you to create your own unguided meditation practice.Register for TMR’s FREE 4-week series, ‘Into the Body’ Join our Substack community today!You can also find TMR on Instagram, TikTok, & Youtube.And if you haven’t already, be sure to hit the subscribe button! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/9/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Illusion of Control & The Art of Letting Go

There's a certain type of stress that comes with needing to be in control. In today’s episode we explore the illusion of control followed by a meditation to surrender and soften. Download the journal prompts on control here. Register for TMR’s FREE 4-week series, ‘Into the Body’. Join the community!And if you haven’t already, be sure to hit the subscribe button!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/2/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Welcome to The Morning Ritual

For centuries, rituals have been used to bring order and clarity to daily activity. The Morning Ritual is a meditation podcast intended to do just that.  Each episode includes a centering meditation to bring more ease, balance, and joy into your mornings, and ultimately into your lives. Please note, you don’t have to be a morning person or a meditator! This podcast is for all. Let's connect! I love to hear from you all so please, don't be shy.  www.lillybalch.com  Instagram- @lillybalch 
4/26/202046 seconds