Wild Wisdom

Wild Wisdom

Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Do you want more energy in your life? Are you ready to live the life you’ve imagined? The Wild Wisdom podcast is honest and authentic talk about the importance of slowing down, taking care of yourself, the mind-body connection and how to reclaim your health by listening to your body’s innate wisdom and reconnecting with the earth. Tune in weekly as Certified Yoga Therapist, Alyssa Pfennig, conducts in-depth interviews with thought leaders and experts in yoga, meditation, mind-body therapies and holistic health to help you unleash the powerful, confident woman you are meant to be. Discover why so many women turn to Alyssa Pfennig for guidance on how to be healthy, stay sane and feel good again through yoga as a therapy, connecting with nature and rediscovering their wild feminine wisdom. Learn more at alyssapfennig.com.

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January 21, 2021 28 min

Woman after woman has come to see me for yoga therapy over the years and the recurring patterns I saw in every one of them was a disconnection from their body, specifically their pelvic bowl. 

In fact, I would always joke that I want a t-shirt that reads, “It’s always the pelvis!!” 

Why? 

The pelvis is our foundation both from a structural standpoint and energetic as our life force flows through from head to toe. 

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The shadow is the part of you that blocks you from the light. 

In Jungian psychology, it can include everything outside the light of consciousness and may be positive or negative, such as your limiting beliefs, inherited trauma, learned patterns, and stored emotions. 

But the good news is that once you learn to embrace or sit with the shadow rather than repress it, you can choose to work through these things in order to realize you...

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January 7, 2021 25 min

Do you have aches and pains that seem to come out of nowhere; a chronic illness that defies treatment; or symptoms that modern medicine can’t explain?

Tune into today’s episode as we discuss how our physical body reflects our unresolved emotions and traumas…also known as our shadow side. 

You may have heard the saying, “the issues live in our tissues”…or maybe not…but it’s true and science now backs it up. However, the yogic view ...

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Human design is a system developed over 30 years ago that gives you a map that guides you in truly understanding yourself on multiple levels. It brings together principles of astrology, the chakra system, quantum physics, and more.

And my guest today, Hannah Coots, shares that it's one of the best ways to unlearn and decondition from all of the programming we grow up with. It helped her transform from experiencing depression...

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December 24, 2020 31 min

Our menstrual cycle reveals so much about our health. 

Yet, we have been taught to think that our period is a curse and raging PMS is normal.

It’s not. 

And now, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, also known as PMDD, is on the rise and sadly, Western medicine’s only solution seems to be birth control and antidepressants.  

There is hope as supporting your body, mind and spirit can help you find relief. I know this personally as I use...

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December 17, 2020 50 min

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. 

You may even find yourself with many of the symptoms and no diagnosis. 

And often, you have no idea where to even begin to find healing. 

But there’s hope beyond medication or even thyroid removal {what???} when you look to nourishing yourself through natural methods. 

Self-care is an essential step when it comes to managing autoimmune disease. It’s certainly not an option anymore.

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What should be a relaxing and reflective time with family is often marred by the worry of getting everything done and making sure everyone is having a good time. 

And this year...add in a huge mix of fear and anxiety on top of it and it’s a recipe for a nervous breakdown.

But what if the holiday season didn’t have to stress you out? 

What if you could find a way to feel festive without the pressure? 

The good news is, you can! 

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The belly is the power center within our body.

There are over 100 million nerve endings in the belly alone.

Yet, when you stop and think. 

When was the last time you touched your belly?

When was the last time you had it massaged?

Or just allowed someone to touch the softness of your belly without resistance?

Tune in to today’s episode with Dr. Christine Matheson to learn more about why it’s so important to tune into our belly {and ...

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2020 has been a beast of a year. 😓

But I want you to know that there IS a way to still find some sanity and gratitude.

If this year feels...

👉 Stressful 👉 Uncertain   ...there's only one solution to all of your problems:   GRATITUDE 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂   Tune into this episode and learn why gratitude is good medicine for this season and especially this year, including:
  • Why a lack mindse...
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    Women are powerful beings. 

    Yet we walk through life from an early age disconnected from our intuition, our power, and our hearts.

    And on many levels, we’ve lost our interconnected community of women and the village that supports us and passes down the knowledge to help us connect to our bodies as we grow. 

    Tune in to today’s episode with Amy Wheeler, sports psychologist and yoga therapist, as she shares more about the importance o...

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    A baby is a miracle. But so is a woman’s body.

    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, all of fertility, pregnancy and postpartum is about two main organ systems that need to be nourished and balanced.

    The heart of healing is to keep things moving and flowing so the body can heal itself. 

    Tune in to today’s episode with Dr. Melissa Laborsky to learn how you can optimize your body before you get pregnant, during pregnancy and pos...

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    Malas, or prayer beads, have been significant in various religious traditions from Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, to modern-day yogis. Mala beads have been used by spiritual seekers to help keep their minds focused during meditation. 

    Today, it has become fashionable to wear malas – in the form of bracelets and necklaces - especially for yogis. Traditionally used as a meditation tool, there’s a lot more to malas than look...

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    Our body is the most visible part of our being and through it, we experience the physical realm as things are more tangible. On the other hand, we are much more than our physical bodies. Though unseen, our spirit and soul is just as real as our body. Through it, we experience things in the psychological and energetic realms. 

    Most ancient cultures point to a connection between body, mind, and spirit and now modern science is beginn...

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    A lot of us suffer from energy drains and illnesses because we do not tune in to our energetic fields -- not realizing that this is a crucial factor in protecting our health. 

    While Western medicine primarily focuses on physiology, it is not hell-bent in addressing the influence of energy on our physical body. 

    The human being has many aspects that transcend our physical. And these aspects generate and absorb tons of vibration on a...

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    Everything we consume ultimately affects our physical, spiritual, and mental wellness. 

    Unfortunately, over the last 50 years, our relationship with food has been shaken up due to a number of challenges presented from the industrial age. The soil quality is not as it used to be and in turn, affects the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Thus, creating a negative chain reaction across all forms of life.

    So now,...

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    Feeling confident in your own skin can be one of the toughest things to do, especially in a world where unrealistic standards of beauty have long been perpetuated. This lack of self-worth has, in turn, alienated many of us from unlocking or fulfilling our true life's purpose. 

    And while fitness and dietary plans can be a start off point, many use this as the main motivator to “fix” something with our body that we do not like. T...

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    Since the beginning of time, the pelvis has been a sacred part of our body. It is the seed of our safety and security, the familial history which carries DNA of generations prior.

    Women, in general, are more familial and tribal. Research shows that when women gather together and we are under stress, we have a stress-release hormone that cascades and brings us back to the center.

    Research also shows that women are prone to a lack o...

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    Today's guest has been leading a yoga revolution for the past twenty years through empowering students to come to the mat as they are, educating teachers on the need for inclusion in yoga and leading systematic change within the yoga industrial complex. 

    Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. 

    In this candid interview, she talks about the ...

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    Anxiety, sadness, and grief may be real feelings you're experiencing right now and amplified by the global consciousness of life being interrupted and all of the unknowns. 

    Join me and my guest and psychotherapist, Kristen Boice, as we explore strategies on how to cope. 

    For all of my Patrons on Patreon, you have the chance to go deeper with Kristen and get her 5-Day Close the Chapter Journal. Click here to access now>>

    W...

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    In this episode, you'll learn all about why it's important to pay attention to your pelvis. We talk all things pee, poop and sex, and even discuss motherhood, C-sections, birth experiences and more.

    Plus, be sure to enter to win our first GIVEAWAY.

    Support the Wild Wisdom Podcast on Patreon and you'll get my eternal thanks & exclusive access to all the best that my guests have to offer! Plus, bonus audio, eBooks/PDF...

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