Entries by Debbie Philp

Podcast Ep 28: Healing With Snake Spirit

When I pulled the Snake Spirit card from Colette Baron-Reid’s Spirit Animal Oracle, I thought of Kundalini and transformation, but Snake’s message in this deck is of healing. I share about some of the healing practices I have been neglecting before leading you through a yoga practice to explore a core-focused approach to Cobra pose, […]

Podcast Ep 27: Build Up Strength to Open Your Heart

Before I posted this episode, I had to edit out twenty minutes of crying brought on by sharing a heart-opening experience in releasing an orphaned squirrel I had raised as a wildlife rehabilitator. While on the topic of heart opening, the yoga practice builds to a variation of Matsyasana, fish pose, that adds core strengthening […]

Podcast Ep 24: Yoga to Speak Your Truth

This episode of My Shamanic Life was inspired by the Black Egg card from Kim Krans’ The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck. The message is to speak your truth, so the short yoga practice focuses on your fifth chakra, the energy center in the throat. I believe we, collectively, need to work on both speaking […]

Podcast Ep 23: Making Space for Healing

With a nudge from the Mouse card from Kim Krans’ The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck, in this episode I’m sharing how I was blocking both my own healing and my healing work for others by not making space for it, plus an upcoming challenge for you. Then there’s 30 minutes of yoga to make […]

Podcast Ep 22: No Excuses Chair Yoga Practice

I heard lots of “I can’t do yoga because…” excuses this week and I’m done with them. This episode has a 30-minute excuse-proof chair yoga practice. Before it starts, I share about my yoga beginnings. They aren’t glamorous or exciting, but you’ll get why yoga is my “thing.” And why I know you can practice […]

Podcast Ep 20: Yoga to Feel Baby Season Energy

With tubs full of baby squirrel formula at hand and lots of bunny calls coming into the wildlife rescue hotline, I’m feeling the energy of baby season. In this episode I talk about how you can avoid disturbing animal nests and what to do if you come across a wild baby (hint – find a […]

Yoga for Hikers: Hiking Mindfully

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.  It isn’t more complicated that that. ~Sylvia Boorstein Your backpack is loaded with water, snacks, and the safety equipment you will need for your hike. You have been practicing yoga as part of your conditioning, and you just did a quick sequence at the trailhead […]