Episode 173: The Amazing Benefits of Self Compassion

Happy New Year! It’s so good to be back for another season of Yogaland.

My wish for you in this new year (and new decade!) is to develop compassion for yourself. And in this episode Jason and I talk about why compassion plays such a huge role in personal development and why you have to learn to be kind to yourself before you can show up for others in your life. 

We talk about:

* The difference between self care and self compassion

* Why our brains are wired to cling to the negative and ignore the positive (and why we should accept that as a part of the human condition and not beat ourselves up over it!)

* I share my favorite 3-part definition of self compassion from author Kristin Neff

* How we use these principles to develop a meditation habit that sticks in my online course, Start Your Year with Self Care (starting next week!)

RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Start Your Year with Self Care, 3-week meditation course with Andrea Ferretti

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson

Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

Jason’s teaching schedule

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