The Luminous Self with Tracee Stanley

Season #5

“Yoga is not something that we do. Yoga is a state of consciousness, and yoga is either present or not. And, for us to be able to perceive the difference and to have the tools to be able to welcome this state of consciousness into space where it is not present. Because that unity consciousness is exactly what we need to heal the world.”

Tracee Stanley is the author of the bestselling book Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity and the forthcoming The Luminous Self: Sacred Yogic Practices & Rituals to Remember Who You Are (Oct 2023 by Shambhala Publications). Tracee is the founder of Empowered Life Circle, a sacred community and portal of practices, rituals, and Tantric teachings inspired by more than 25 years of studentship in Sri Vidya Tantra and the teachings of the Himalayan Masters. As a post-lineage teacher, Tracee is devoted to sharing the wisdom of yoga nidra, rest, meditation, self-inquiry, nature as a teacher, and ancestor reverence. 

In this episode, Anjali and Tracee discuss:

  • Tracee’s path into the work and pivotal moments that perhaps on reflection and hind sight, feel like watershed moments
  • Inspiration to write The Luminous Self
  • "Ritual is the fascia that holds the center when it seems like everything is falling apart." How can we cultivate rituals that are authentic and sustainable, especially given the scale of heartbreak that we are witnessing in the world? 
  • The importance of studentship in our paths and how can we maintain that as householders
  • Healing in a world that is hurting so deeply
  • The benefits of Yoga Nidra in the modern world
  • If you were to change one thing about the world of yoga, what would it be and why?

Connect with Tracee on her website and on Instagram @tracee_stanley

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