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Finding the Right YOGA TEACHER TRAINING For You

Every passionate yogi inevitably asks themselves, “Should I do a yoga teacher training?” Regardless of whether you want to teach yoga or not, I always recommend, “When the time is right, do it! It’s life changing and you won’t regret it.” With that said, a training requires an investment of time, energy and money. In this podcast, I will share 5 key tips to help you to find the right program for you.

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Finding Freedom from Likes and Dislikes

Most of us are conditioned to seek pleasure and avoid pain. In order to find true joy we have to unlearn this basic reflex. It’s as if you are swimming against the stream of evolution. In this podcast, we will explore finding true happiness by giving up a temporary pleasure for something of an infinite measure. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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Episode 78

Dealing with SELF-HATRED

Self-hatred is an underlying feeling that we are not good enough and worthy of love from another or ourselves. This causes us to be in a constant state of comparison, often pulling us into a downward spiral of negativity and self-abuse. In this podcast, we will explore where self-hatred comes from and practices to find liberation from this dark imprisonment.

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Episode 77

The FORGIVENESS Meditation

Forgiveness practice releases us from the chains of the past. It is an act of courage to let go of the things that are no longer serving us. In the temples, it is common for monks to repeat this practice hundreds of times until it feels natural and authentic. In this meditation, we will extend the power of forgiveness in three directions as a way to cultivate freedom of the heart. Hope you enjoy!

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Episode 76

Healing Racism in America (and Abroad)

Following the unprecedented crisis of the coronavirus, the nation was upended when a white police officer brutally kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds leading to his death. All captured graphically on video, this act spurred nationwide riots and protests calling for the end of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States and abroad. In Travis’ most challenging and difficult podcast talk, he addresses the need to bring a loving awareness to the painful issues of racism and oppression of minorities.

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Episode 75

The Importance of Good Sleep

The effects of poor sleep habits can be disastrous. Compromised brain cognition, depression, weakened immunity, and weight gain are just a few of the effects of improper sleep. The good news is all this can be avoided by building a solid sleep regime that will support your overall wellness. In this Be Ultimate podcast, “The Importance of Good Sleep,” (Ep75) we will explore the science of sleep and 8 key tips to ensure you are getting your ‘beauty rest.’

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Episode 74

The 4 Pillars of Fitness

In order to achieve your optimal level of fitness there are 4 pillars to be aware of. Without these 4 pillars activated, you will never fulfill your potential. In this podcast, we will explore the importance of strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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Episode 73

The ENERGY CENTER (Chakra) Meditation

In this meditation, Travis guides you through the 7 energy centers, or chakras. Each energy center is a vortex of information and is connected to various organs, emotions, elements, colors, affirmations and mantras. Using conscious attention, visualization, reflection and chanting, this meditation will activate and awaken each center in a balanced, steady way. Hope you enjoy!

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Episode 72

The Power of FORGIVENESS

At some point we all face betrayal, wrong doing and even injustice. Without bringing mindfulness to these challenges we harbor anger, resentment and animosity which over time poison the heart and the body. They have the potential to make us sick and shorten our lifespan. Prolific teachers like Jesus and Buddha taught that through these difficulties there is another way — the way of freedom and peace. In this podcast, we will explore the powerful practice of forgiveness.

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Episode 71

The 7 Energy Centers

Inside of the spine is a channel running from the tail bone to the top of the head. Within this channel are 7 energy centers which are like 7 brains — each being its own center of complex information. In this podcast we will explore how these energy centers are related to various organs, glands, emotions and much more. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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Episode 70

Understanding the MYSTICAL Experience

What is a mystical experience? Can anyone have one? Are they even real, or just some made up fantasy? In this podcast we will explore the mystery, wonder, and the mind-blowing science of the mystical experience. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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Episode 69

Power Yoga “8 Limbs of Yoga Journey” | Day 7 Digital Retreat

Congrats, you made it to the final day of our Digital Yoga Retreat! Welcome to Day 7 Power Yoga “The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey” (90min.) and “Sleep Well” Meditation (20min.)!!! “8 Limbs of Yoga Journey” In this 90 minute practice Travis takes you on spiritual journey through the 8 Limbs of Yoga – yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. Prepare to move through a combination of the Mountain Pose Series, Pranayama and Meditation.

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Episode 68

Power Yoga “Eye of the Storm” | Day 6 Digital Retreat

Welcome to Day 6 Power Yoga “Eye of the Storm” (90min.) and the “Pause” Meditation (20min.)!!! Power Yoga “Eye of the Storm” This epic 95-minute power yoga class will take you through the storm of challenge and intensity. The greater the challenge the greater the reward. This practice will reward you with strength, muscle tone, and calmness. Highlights include Eagle, Warrior 3 Pulse, Yogi Squat wrap, Horse Stance Side Ab flow, and Martial Arts Stretch.

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Episode 67

Power Yoga “Humble Warrior” | Day 5 Digital Retreat

Welcome to Day 5 Power Yoga “Humble Warrior” (90min.) and the “Courage” Meditation (20min.)!!!Power Yoga “Humble Warrior” – In this power yoga class Travis starts you with a smooth transition into the flow. After moving through circular arms Sun Salutation As, and a Humble Warrior flow, the heart will be pumping and the blood flowing. Prepare to move through a reverse prayer standing pose series that is medicine for the shoulders and wrists. Toward the end of the class Travis sneaks in a little bit of core exercise before winding you down for Shavasana.

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Episode 66

Power Yoga “Gentle” | Day 4 Digital Retreat

Welcome to Day 4 Power Yoga “Gentle” (60min.) and the “Loving Kindness” Meditation (20min)!!! Power Yoga “Gentle: In this 60 minute gentle yoga class prepare for a sweet relaxing stroll. This class a slow meditation in motion through standing, seated and reclining poses.

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Episode 65

Power Yoga “Prana” | Day 3 Digital Retreat

Welcome to Day 3 Power Yoga “Prana” (90min.) and the “Breath” Meditation (20min.)Power Yoga “Prana”
This 90-minute power yoga class definitely stokes the fire and will pranify your entire system. Prepare for a creative and action-packed routine. Highlights include 3D pushups in between Sun Salutation As, Crescent Series, Horse Stance Tai Chi and the Wheel of Vitality.

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Episode 64

Power Yoga “Twisting Surge” | Day 2 Digital Retreat

Welcome to Day 2 Power Yoga “Twisting Surge” (90min.) and the “Affirmation” Meditation (20min.)Power Yoga “Twisting Surge”
This 90-minute power yoga class is like a steam locomotive chugging along the tracks – instead of releasing steam you’ll be releasing tension and stress. Prepare to surge your way through a variety of twisting postures covering a lot of ground. Travis also includes some deep stretching into the routine providing you with a well balanced practice.

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Episode 63

Power Yoga “Equanimity” | Day 1 Digital Retreat

Power Yoga “Equanimity”: Yoga is about moving through adversity with equanimity. In this 90-minute power yoga class Travis will help you practice this. See if you can keep the breath steady and the mind equanimous through dynamic flows, upper body strengthening, and balancing poses where your mind better be on point. This class is the perfect practice for bringing skillfulness to life. “Equanimity” Meditation: Equanimity is a wonderful quality, bringing steadiness to the mind. Equanimity also brings a certain balance to the heart allowing us to respond rather than react. Through the highs and lows, pleasure and pain, praise and blame —the mind can be trained to become like a steady candle flame, unaffected by the winds of change. In this meditation, Travis guides you to cultivate a peaceful mind and a balanced heart.

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Episode 62

Introduction to 7 DAY DIGITAL YOGA RETREAT

Welcome to the “7 Day DIGITAL Power Yoga Retreat!” Many people across the world have been asking for more yoga and meditation practices to help them during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Starting Sunday, April 19th, each day during this special podcast series we will publish a yoga and meditation practice, approximately 2 hours in length, to give you a deeply transformative retreat like experience in the comfort of your home. I hope you can take advantage of this downtime to deepen your practice.

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EPISODE 61

The 6 DIMENSIONS Meditation

As humans beings we are much more than just a physical body. Many of the wisdom cultures viewed humans as being multi-dimensional. In this meditation, Travis will guide you through an experiential journey of the 6 Human Dimensions — body, energy, mind, heart, awareness and soul. Hope you enjoy

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EPISODE 60

The Story and Evolution of POWER YOGA

Power Yoga is one of the most popular styles of yoga worldwide. Its roots trace back to three teachers in the 1970-80s — Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste and Beryl Bender Birch — the pioneers of Power Yoga.  This style of yoga is the ultimate cross train, encompassing all of the key components of fitness — strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. But Power Yoga is much more than a physical practice.  In this podcast we will explore the story and evolution of Power Yoga and why it is one of the most powerful practices on the planet. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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EPISODE 59

Moving Through the Coronavirus Crisis with Nobility

The Coronavirus has caused unprecedented damage — eliciting stress, panic, fear, sickness and sadly, death. Entire communities, cities, states and countries have issued “Stay at Home” mandates and in many cases, emergency lockdowns. Global economies have crashed as the entire world has come to a grinding halt. The far-reaching effects of this catastrophe will be felt for many months and many years. And yet, as human beings, it’s encoded in our DNA to persevere through tremendous challenges. In this podcast, Travis offers wisdom and insights to navigate the COVID-19 crisis with grace and nobility. Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community.

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EPISODE 58

A Powerful BREATHING Practice

During a health crisis, like the current spread of the Coronavirus, it is imperative that your respiratory channels stay strong and healthy. Many people who are most at risk, when it comes to the COVID-19, are those with respiratory problems. Many people who are most at risk, when it comes to the COVID-19, are those with respiratory problems. Naturally, during an unprecedented crisis, I’ve been asking myself how can I be of service. One way is by sharing the most powerful breathing routine I know. This practice which comprises 3 stages will purify the respiratory channels, improve immunity, support brain coherence, and decrease stress. It’s my hope that this breathwork along with proper diet, exercise, plenty of water and rest will help you stay strong and healthy. Feel free to SHARE with your loved ones.

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EPISODE 57

Why Your BELIEFS Have HUGE IMPACT

Have you ever struggled to achieve your goals, to gain real traction, or found yourself self-sabotaging right before a major break through? If so, chances are your belief system was misaligned. In this podcast, Travis shares research, stories, insights, and powerful tips to harness your beliefs to create the ultimate life. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 56

The Sleep Well Meditation

More than 40% of Americans have sleep deprivation. We are seeing similar or worse statistics around the world. Poor sleep is correlated with the worsening of anxiety, depression and overall wellness. Good sleep is important for renewal, brain cleansing, memory consolidation and cognitive maintenance. In this podcast meditation, Travis will guide you through the perfect meditation to prepare for a good night’s rest.Hope you enjoy!

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EPISODE 55

The Incredible Effects of Yin Yoga on the Nervous System

There is a growing movement attributing heart disease, cancer and other killer diseases to an imbalance in the nervous system. Yin yoga, a popular style of yoga where deep stretches are held for 3-5 minutes, has been shown to reverse the harmful effects of negative stress on the nervous system. In this podcast, Travis will share the incredible effects of yin yoga on the nervous system. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 54

Working SKILLFULLY with EMOTIONS

Learning to work skillfully with emotions is an important piece of living the ultimate life. In the same way our thoughts come and go, our emotions are also in a constant state of flux. But, through wise understanding we learn to no longer overly identify with these emotions, and to recognize the dimension of ourselves that is vast and unlimited. In this podcast, Travis will guide you through a talk with inspiring stories, quotes, research, and key tips for bringing wisdom to dealing with your emotions. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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EPISODE 53

Surviving a NEAR DEATH Experience

As human beings most of us have the problem of taking life for granted. One day, in 2003, little did I know I would come face to face with my own death and mortality. This near death experience completely changed my life and in this podcast I’ll tell you why and share LESSONS learned. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 52

The 3 Phases of a Yoga Pose

In this podcast we will explore the 3 Phases of a Yoga Pose. These 3 insights, when practiced consistently, will set you up for a strong and powerful yoga practice for years to come. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 51

The Gratitude Meditation (10min.)

Research shows those who practice Gratitude are happier people. From a yoga perspective, where the mind goes the energy flows. You have the choice to focus on lack or abundance. In this meditation Travis will guide you to reflect upon the many abundant blessings in your life. The more you do this meditation the more your joy will increase! This meditation is from Travis’ NEW program Level Up 108. Hope you enjoy this episode! Share The BE ULTIMATE Podcast with your community – and please RATE and REVIEW the podcast. Thank you for helping us spread inspiration and wisdom across the globe!

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EPISODE 50

The Power of Quitting Alcohol

with Guest Lauren Eckstrom A lot of people struggle with a healthy relationship to drinking. I did too. A lot of people struggle with a healthy relationship to drinking. I did, too. For many years I loved to drink and party. But eventually I got to a place, along with my wife, Lauren, where we both knew deep inside that alcohol was affecting our health, relationships, and most importantly, fulfilling our purpose in the world. Join us as we take a deep dive into the power of quitting alcohol. Hope you enjoy!

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EPISODE 49

The Presence Meditation

The ancient yogis believed much of our suffering comes from dwelling on regrets of the past or anxieties of the future. The more we train our focus to be in the moment, the more our happiness develops and grows.

In this meditation, Travis will guide you to strengthen presence inside of your mind by using the technique of gentle noting. 

This meditation is from Travis’ NEW program Level Up 108. Level Up 108 is a 108 day comprehensive yoga journey for students ready to take their practice to the next level.

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EPISODE 48

The WISDOM of the BODY

In the mindfulness tradition the first pillar is the body. We can work skillfully within the sensations of the body as a way to steady attention and develop greater focus and presence. In this podcast, I invite you to kick back and enjoy this talk that includes inspiring stories, quotes and wisdom. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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Episode 47

Setting Effective GOALS

Part of human nature is we seek growth. As the Tendai monks say, “When you commit to nothing, you become distracted by everything.” One of the best ways we can stay committed to what matters most, is by setting goals. In this podcast, Travis is going to show you how to be a highly effective goal setter. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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Episode 46

50K Trail Run: 5 Lessons Learned

Recently, I ran the San Joaquin 50K Trail Run Race — it was 32 miles with 5,500ft total elevation gain through the mountains. I walked away from this epic adventure with 5 big life lessons learned. Whether you’re a runner or not, these 5 insights are deeply powerful. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 45

May You Be Healthy Meditation

In this beautiful meditation, you will deepen your relationship to self by blessing all the body parts to be healthy. When the body is healthy, you will more deeply experience the magnificence of life. This meditation is from Travis’ NEW program Level Up 108. Level Up 108 is a 108 day comprehensive yoga journey for students ready to take their practice to the next level. Hope you enjoy this episode! Share The BE ULTIMATE Podcast with your community – and please RATE and REVIEW the podcast. Thank you for helping us spread inspiration and wisdom across the globe!

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EPISODE 44

The Story of Level Up 108

It’s a new decade right around the corner, and to celebrate I’ve created the new 108 day yoga program, Level Up 108. Level Up 108 is a comprehensive 108 day yoga program for students who want to take their practice to the next level. In this podcast, I share a behind-the-scenes look at my biggest project to date!

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EPISODE 43

The 5 Keys to a LEVEL UP Mindset

There are two ways you can move through life.

Option 1, you’re always looking for what’s easy, comfortable, and predictable —
or Option 2, you can be a seeker of growth, challenge, and mystery.

Research shows option 2 provides a life of joy and meaning.

In this podcast, we explore the five keys to level up your mindset!

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EPISODE 42

5 Tips to Deal with Stress

Let’s face it, life can often feel busy, chaotic and sometimes stressful, especially around the holidays. During busy times, it’s easy to get swept away with stress and anxiety — to lose composure. In this podcast, I share 5 tips to keep you calm and help you manage stress like champ. (Your loved ones will thank you for this one!) Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 41

The GRATITUDE Meditation

Enlightened masters and modern researchers have espoused, gratitude is one of the greatest contributing factors to happiness and joy.

Gratitude brings a fullness and wholeness to life. Without it, we often focus on what’s missing and lacking, therefore feeling empty and not good enough.

In this meditation, Travis will guide you through a gratitude journey, giving thanks to the unending blessings of life.

Hope you enjoy!

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EPISODE 40

Teaching in Solitary Confinement

Recently, I was invited to teach yoga in solitary confinement within a maximum security prison. The inmates refer to this part of the prison complex as “the belly of the beast.” In this podcast, I share the uplifting story of journeying into the belly of the beast — armed with compassion, wisdom and illumination.Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 39

The Be Ultimate Podcast: An AMAZING DAY Meditation

Start your day off right with this incredible meditation by Travis. He will guide you through various practices including gentle breath work, energetic sweeping, gratitude, loving kindness, mental rehearsing and manifestation. These techniques have a transformative and synergistic effect, and will leave you no choice but to have an amazing day! This meditation is so powerful he recently taught it to prisoners in solitary confinement. Enjoy this inspiring episode! Thank you for supporting the podcast by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing with your community!

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EPISODE 38

The 4 Keys of a Healthy Relationship

Relationships are one of the greatest opportunities for spiritual practice. This podcast is a special wisdom talk from Inner Dimension TV. Travis and his wife, Lauren, share four key insights on how they’ve cultivated a healthy and loving relationship. Hope you enjoy this inspiring podcast!

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EPISODE 37

The PHILOSOPHY of TAOISM and YIN YOGA

Taoism is a philosophy and wisdom tradition dating back 2,500+ years from ancient China. The Taoists dedicated their lives to syncing up with the natural rhythms of nature. As they tapped into the great powers of the universe, the Taoists discovered a path of living in balance and harmony. In this special episode, from Travis’ popular yin yoga program, “Flexibility & Beyond,” he shares the background of Taoism including the origin of the Tao Te Ching, the concept of yin, yang, and chi.  Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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EPISODE 36

The BEAUTY of IMPERFECTION

The reality of living, as human beings, is we all face imperfection. Perfection can often be used as a shield to protect our vulnerabilities and perceived weaknesses. In this podcast we will explore why letting go of perfectionism can help you live a more powerful and authentic life. Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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Episode 35

The 5 Traditional Paths of Yoga

The word yoga can mean a lot of different things. In contemporary times, especially in the West, we often associate yoga with physical poses like down dog, arm balances, inversions and super bendy pretzel-like positions. But, in reality, yoga is so much more than just physical postures. In this podcast, we will explore “The 5 Traditional Paths of Yoga.” Hope you enjoy this inspiring episode!

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Episode 35

The EQUANIMITY Meditation (20 min.)

Equanimity is a wonderful quality, bringing steadiness to the mind. Equanimity also brings a certain balance to the heart allowing us to respond rather than react. Through the highs and lows, pleasure and pain, praise and blame —the mind can be trained to become like a steady candle flame, unaffected by the winds of change. In this meditation, Travis guides you to cultivate a peaceful mind and a balanced heart. Hope you enjoy!

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