In this episode of Inspired Evolution, we welcome the inspiring Chris Dixon. Chris Dixon is a yoga practitioner and educator from Southern California. He has a deep passion for yoga, meditation, mindfulness and the healing arts. As a teacher, Chris aims to inspire students to discover their own practice; to find strength and space in the body, as well as clarity of heart and mind. Chris believes in a well-rounded, balanced yoga lifestyle and through his teaching wants techniques to connect with life more fully. Chris has studied and taught extensively in the United States, Australia, India, and Thailand, and is now based in here in Melbourne.
Chris is committed to helping people explore the ways we can remember how to connect to more harmony and clarity in our lives. Specifically, the method He’s working with is the yoga practice, commonly misunderstood nowadays as a strength/flexibility experience, but more contextually is an ancient science of the mind/psychology. The heart of the practice is harmonizing the energies of the body to create clarity of mind and ultimately is a spiritual practice.
Chris reflects that the: Modern lifestyle is full of constant noise, reasons to become distracted / disconnected from ourselves and others, and the world is complicated. For this reason, no one goes unaffected, and personal tools to balance, center, and hone our clarity becomes more and more important. Similarly, in fast-paced societies, its also important to develop methods to slow down and rest as well, with practices like meditation or yin yoga.
A beautifully simple topic of conversation that emerged in this podcast is the idea of: Low-Tech High-Tech.
For example, breathing is a simple low tech exercise that has deep profound high-tech benefits.
We also explore: Yoga as Clarity and returning to the essence of what the thing of action or contemplation really is.
We also discuss the grassroots functional starting point: Mind-Body Connection.
Chris shares his philosophy and insight on the Breath as a Leader and Creating a SHIFT: ‘Prana-ayama’.
We talk deeply about life through: Patterns, Behaviors, Transformation and ultimately Letting Go
A message that Chris continues to promote is: Daily Consistency with the Yoga Lifestyle
Chris reminds us to keep with the edge. Keep growing in to those areas that feel a little bit scary and a little bit confronting and move into spaces of new growth as they become clear
This in-turn pulls us to stay Creative. Thinking outside the box and following threads of creativity. In Chris’ example: This includes writing a book, making an album for yoga classes (Chris’ music is amazing), and painting /creating for fun.
And to ensure that we dont get into a rut with it all, Chris calls us to: Get out into nature and play! And keep doing the things you love.
Chris’ story highlights the spiritual path: For Chris, this comes as a practice or feeling of being connected to spirit, ways of accessing connection to spirit and experiencing spirit within. This can be as simple as breathing, or being in nature and feeling awe at its beauty. Chris says that Spirit can be defined as energy, life force, subtle forces, nature, life, or the universal intelligence that moves through all of us.
This conversation is about Health and Purpose is extremely valuable it shows you the importance of health and the inherent wisdom latent within one’s self, yearning to live to the fullest. Chris’s story is one that reflects that everyone has deep innate wisdom expressing through their being at all times that deserves to be cultivated for the highest reasons. In this conversation, we discuss Chris Dixon’s habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that have formed the threads of his success, happiness, health, and wealth. This is a story about getting totally conscious about your relationship with yourself through your innate health and wisdom. All this so that you can go out there and embrace life and allow life to embrace you – the amazing be-ing you really are!