We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Wirht and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Taylor, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace.’ I love this quote because I find it to be quite true. Along with learning to control the thoughts and calm the mind; if you can control your breath you may also calm the mind. When we worry about the future, what others may think or do, we give away our power. When we take control of our own faculties we can respond to life calmly, rather than react. Meditation helps with mindset, much like breath work (pranayama) helps with our physiological response to stress. There is much research behind a steady breath contributing to a relaxed nervous system. When we aren’t in fight or flight we can handle all that life throws at us much more smoothly.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

I am so excited to grow this illuminating work, to expand in so many ways, providing more for my clients and knowing I will continue to grow through it myself.  Forever a student, this work is to help others live more meaningfully. When we know ourselves and we take care of ourselves, we succeed, in life, work, and love. Because when we are taken care of, we are then able to help others and this planet and fulfill our own purpose, our dharma.
What sets me apart as a teacher is the combination of many avenues of healthcare and healing to not only get better physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So when I teach a yoga class we certainly get our movement medicine in, but I also speak on how it affects the body physiologically, energetically, and most certainly mentally. When we retrain ourselves in yoga practice or meditation it transfers over into the daily habits; ergo better posture, less tension and stress, alleviating anxiety; which can eliminate risk of dis-ease and return the body to homeostasis. My yoga classes honor a gentle practice that can be built on, progressing to advanced poses if and when one is ready, but also accepting the self where it’s at and discerning one’s unique needs through Ayurvedic practices. Both over 5,000 years old, Yoga is not apart from Ayurveda. Ayurveda is known as the sister science, hence yoga in its complete form is a lifestyle. This is important as the western world has shown us it is just a physical practice, a workout.
People should feel fulfilled and connected to their lives, to the Earth which we are literally made up of. Learning to live with discernment and in harmony with nature’s rhythms will realign your life to feel in tune, balanced, and uplifted. It’s a vibe! A great feeling it is to innerstand the how and why of our mind and body through movement and lifestyle, which in turn evolves us spiritually. This is my goal with clients and I always say we are in these bodies for a reason, let’s figure that part out – how to care for ourselves, so the how and why of our soul organically comes to us.
Of course I don’t believe any path of awakening is easy, so mine was not easy either. But I am honored to share this knowledge that I have learned from myself, to teach others how to find their own intuition and to be really present and caring people, to live with cognizance. I overcome challenges often, as does everyone else. Yet to stop the same old lessons, the karmic cycles, begins with small digestible steps in changing daily habits, those are what will stick and form intentional living so that we may enjoy this gift that we call life and this beautiful world! No matter your karma and trauma, which we all have, you too have the power to respond with loving awareness by listening to yourself compassionately.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If a friend was visiting I would take them to eat at True Food Kitchen, Spiral Diner, Kalachandji’s or Flower Child. Perhaps get coffee or tea at Brewed + Pressed or Karmic Grounds and smoothies or wellness beverages at The Gem or Juiceland. I think the Cosmic is an interesting place to attend an event, we could find a local music venue to hangout or explore nature and perhaps hike at one of the nature preserves or meadows around. I also enjoy Summit for indoor rock climbing.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My two boys, Jasper and Sebastian, are the reason I found answers with holistic health, gut healing, and nutrition. Removing things that negatively affected our health and gaining insight and knowledge of how to care for us all completely naturally was pivotal in my path. From there I quickly learned that health and wellness is really a trinity; made up of mind, body, and spirit. You cannot have one without the others. So that led to my awakening through yoga, spirituality, and diving deeper into the mind-body connection. And to that I have to thank my teacher, Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee.

Website: (Becoming) www.taylorwirht.com

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Image Credits
Mallyce Miller

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