In most cases, we all desire happiness, but because of what we are taught and what we are not taught, it can often feel impermanent and ephemeral. Sadly, depression and anxiety are at an all-time high. In this podcast, we will explore why happiness is a birthright and an inside job.
How we perceive the world can be the difference between a happy life and a miserable existence. We have optimists, we have pessimists, and we have everything in between. In this podcast, we will explore the significance of perception, and why what you perceive depends on what you’re looking for.
To be abundant is to have more than enough, to be overflowing in something. Many of us desire abundance because it represents freedom where we can live a truly limitless life. If you’re interested in this theme of abundance and living an abundant life then let’s get started.
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any nation on earth. I’ve been honored to teach mindfulness and yoga in the prison system, and I’ve seen, firsthand, the powerful effects of transformation and awakening on a deep level. Join me for a podcast full of inspiration, wisdom and hope.
Spaciousness is the doorway to freedom. It connects us to the part of ourselves that is clear, timeless and eternal. In this meditation, Travis guides you to explore the deep dimension spacious awareness by experiencing sensations, sounds, thoughts and images as impermanent. Hope you enjoy!
We’ve all been there, where we’ve said something or we acted in a way that was hurtful, it was harmful. Cultivating peace isn’t always easy, but it’s certainly worth the pursuit. In this talk, we will explore how to cultivate peace because many of the great wisdom traditions consider this to be a keystone in spiritual awakening.
Transformation comes in many different forms. It can manifest as something physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. I believe on some level we are all here to transform and if we are not, then something has gone wrong. In this talk we will explore why your most difficult lessons often transform into your greatest blessings.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 months since my last podcast release. Many of you have been messaging me, “Travis, what’s up?! When are you going to release another episode?” Well, I’m back, and ready more than ever to dish out thematic talks with inspirational stories, practical takeaways and daily wisdom. Oh, and we have a NEW name for the podcast. Be Ultimate just became DARE TO AWAKEN, and in this episode you’ll find out why!
If there’s one thing that separates the mediocre from the great it’s the quality of focus. Are you in control of your mind, or is your mind in control of you? It’s the difference between being a victim and being empowered. Travis will guide you through a repetition meditation, known as japa, as a way to enhance the muscle of focus in your mind. Hope you enjoy!
Pain is the body’s way of sounding the alarm that something is wrong. It is paramount that we listen to the intelligence of our body in order to avoid injury. In this podcast, we will explore the wisdom of pain in yoga and discerning the difference between good pain and bad pain.
When facing difficult situations we often become lost in confusion and stress. R.A.I.N. is a powerful acronym often used in the mindfulness tradition as a way to more gracefully handle intense emotions. In this podcast, Travis will share the four-step process of R.A.l.N. as a way to change the game.
This practice is perfect when moving through a struggle of difficulty in your life. In this meditation, Travis will guide you on a powerful journey to connect with a special wisdom figure to help you find your deepest inner strength. Hope you enjoy!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.’
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Hope you enjoy!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!