Finding Home Within with Maud Léger
Ask yourself this question: What does my inner and outer self look and feel like at this time in my life? Your outer self being the part of you that you show to the outside world. Your inner self is a world of sensations, feelings, memories and thoughts. It’s private and it’s precious and it’s ours alone. Just close your eyes and meditate on it for a moment.
Now ask yourself this. Does anybody else truly get to know my inner world?
Maud Léger spent many years hiding her inner world. As a vinyasa and yin yoga teacher with an expansive practice she unites movement, meditation and the breath, but she held a secret cocoon of shame that she rarely revealed.
Maud is originally from France, and the displacement she felt physically as she settled in to Australia is one that she felt within her physical body as well as her emotional and spiritual bodies. As she journeyed inward to find a path to healing, she was also called to tune into her body’s deeper wisdom, to enhance her health and to find a home within.
Today Maud empowers people to embrace themselves to become who they really are.
"For most of my twenties I was feeling unsafe in my body. Unsettled. I got lost and I didn’t know who I was. I had to understand that home is inside. Once I opened up I realised that I wasn’t alone. When I let go of shame and allowed myself to be supported by a community, then I could grow.
When I teach yoga I try to help people listen to their body. To understand that there’s an inner narrative and it’s not necessarily the truth of who they are. The difference between good pain and bad pain. And creating that community."
Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
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Between then and now - Maud’s blog post about her health recovery
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk - book on trauma