Have you ever stopped to consider what health is or what it truly means to be healthy in the context of your own life? Thanks to the upheaval of the pandemic, plus a recent injury, today’s guest Aisa Locsin has been forced to.
Aisa’s lifelong love of moving, especially outdoors, lead to her challenging her body in a wide variety of athletic pursuits. She brought the same attitude to her yoga practice and her teaching.
In this episode, she talks with Rachel about the challenges she has faced during the pandemic, including a serious foot injury that forced her to reassess her perception of health and healing in despite years of experience working one-on-one with individuals experiencing joint dysfunction and pain.
In sharing her personal story, Aisa also shares how she was able to turn a difficult time into one of growth, learning through her injury the true power of treating herself and others with deeper compassion. Listen in to learn why movement is medicine, but how slowing down allows us to also learn from moments of stillness and silence.
“Slowing down enough that you are able to be still and silent; that’s where we are able to tune into what we need” – Aisa Locsin
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“Everything is connected. What’s going on with your foot is going on with your hip and your spine and your shoulders and the rest of you.” – Aisa Locsin
- Aisa’s introduction to yoga practice, and opening a studio [3:43]
- Teaching yoga and Aisa’s introduction to Yoga Medicine [10:33]
- The importance of outdoor movement [16:23]
- The impact of the pandemic [19:30]
- An athlete’s mindset helps Aisa through the pandemic [24:05]
- Derailed by injury [32:21]
- Starting from scratch – a humbling new perspective of healing [38:37]
- Helping those healing: the value of clear communication and compassion [42:12]
- Healing the body also asks us to heal the heart and mind [45:33]
- Learning from nature: healing in your hometown [47:24]
- Aisa’s advice for health and healing [51:20]
“You don’t have to be recovering from an injury to begin making time for yourself” – Aisa Locsin