First of all, my sincerest apologies for not holding up my end of the deal to get 5 podcasts out in 5 weeks. I thought that by putting that goal out there, it would hold me more accountable. But alas, I suck at deadlines. So, I appreciate your patience and understanding in my journey to get shit done. The good news is that today’s podcast is very uplifting and inspirational.
The Radically Loved podcast The Radically Loved podcast is hosted by LA native, Rosie Acosta. Rosie is an inspirational Speaker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer, a Holistic Health Coach. You may recognize her face from the cover December 2018 issue of Yoga Journal. Or, maybe you’ve read her articles, as she is a contributing writer to the Yoga Journal.
Radically Loved Podcast began in February 2016 and currently has an impressive 200 episodes already published. Rosie’s whole premise for doing the podcast is that “the universe works for us and not against us.” Her guests are not only yoga teacher’s but also authors and contributors to the wellness and health sphere.
During her talks, Rosie often refers back to her troubled upbringing and the rather unhealthy lifestyle of her youth. She talks about her experience with anxiety and the path she’s taken to prevent this anxiety from over-taking her livelihood. Rosie’s life-history brings a new perspective to listeners who might come from a more privileged background. A name that comes up a lot during interviews is that of her teacher, Rod Stryker. His teachings have influenced Rosie on her path toward wellness. Rosie is authentic and gracious in her interviews. I always look forward to the end of her talks when she asks each guest the same final two questions. You’ll have to listen to find out what they are.
If you aren’t sure where to start in the sea of 200 episodes, here a few of my personal favorites:
If you’ve read anything I’ve written, you may get the sense that I’m the type of person who has a million things going on at once. You would be right. I unintentionally set myself up to have a constant sense of rush which translates to a feeling of fluttering in my chest and a voice saying “there’s not enough time to get it all done!” If any of this sounds familiar, you’ll want to listen to this episode. Breaking up with Busy author, Yvonne Tally, chats with Rosie about how economics, technology and a disconnection from nature contribute to the feeling that we need to over-schedule ourselves in order to feel productive. Rosie and Yvonne tackle how to stop this cycle with some steps to take to make us more productive and lead to a balanced life.
Radically Wise with Rolf Gates talks about how Rolf’s past in the army and experience with recovery was affected by meditation and yoga. He talks about how his past informs his yoga teaching. Rosie and Rolf touch on how the changing scene of yoga has an affect on the teachers being certified today.
Enjoy and Let me know if any episode in particular strikes your fancy! I’ll be back next time with the final entry from our series of yoga podcasts! Until then be good to yourselves