What a pleasure to welcome Sarah today my friend my sister.
How do you change your life?
Sarah and I are both former lawyers. So we start with the burning question: how do we go from lawyer to yoga teacher?
Sarah recommends two ingredients: patience and courage, keeping in mind that the goal is the path not just the destination.
How long can you make a living from your passion?
I am aware that many aspiring entrepreneurs ask themselves this question: when can I make a living?
Personally, I’ve been working hard to create the best content possible for almost 4 years and I can’t make a living from it yet (with my two children in our studio flat). The original goal was to express myself in order to heal. Concretely, I share because it makes me feel good. I tell myself that if I bring value to others, I will be rewarded in some way and able to support my family.
So I would like to ask Sarah the question for all women who want to be able to make a living from their passion quickly.
Sarah is still not living off her passion today. She recommends starting before you’re ready, really believing it, and having that deep conviction that you have what it takes to do it.
I mentioned Pat Flynn during the video and his “Teach other people everything you know” t-shirt.
Why did you choose yoga?
What can yoga do for a woman who has never done yoga? What can regular and more intense practice change in the life of a woman who already practices yoga from time to time?
I am a big fan of regularity and have felt a lot more sensations and benefits since doing yoga every day, for 7 years now. Maybe deepening yoga allows you to discover new parts of us? unsuspected capacities of our body? parts of our soul that we had forgotten?
For Sarah, yoga sits between law, philosophy and religion. It is a physical practice but also a way of learning about oneself and others. Finally, yoga allows you to connect to your intuition.
How do you eat Sarah?
What is the source of inspiration for the way you cook?
My food transition was very long and very influenced by yoga teachers. For example, it was a teacher who once told me that by stopping dairy products and meat, she became much more flexible.
Sarah has been a vegetarian since 2013. She detailed what she ate in the interview.
We discussed a lot about the menstrual cycle and its correlation with our food requirements. I recommended the book Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power on this subject, which I reviewed on the blog. Another fascinating book for us my friend my sister is Alissa Vitti’s book WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source.
How to let go of the judgment of others?
I liked a post that Sarah made recently on Instagram, I’ll translate the beginning:
“Be the one that stops the argument first. The one that says sorry first. The one in the shadows. The one failing. The one people make fun of. The ugly one. The one with the lower income. The single one. The one that got fired. The unemployed. The fat one. The one with a limited body. The outcast.
Be the fool.
Take it all in. Release the resistance.”roots of joy
How can we manage to feel such freedom in the face of what society and others think of us?
Sarah reminded us that people mirror our eyes. She mentioned author Christine Hassler author of Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life who says “Vulnerability is something you deserve“.
How important is meditation?
Sarah created some very beautiful meditations on her youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCab6YVALT1DG93tXgXyFO9w
My favorite is called “Meditation on Laziness” (in French) and if like me you tend to work too much, this beautiful 30 minute meditation is ideal for women like us.
Tribute to Teal Swan
Teal Swan’s channel has been a great help for both Sarah and me my friend my sister. Her lastest book is The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection.
Coming back to life
It has been my wish for years to help women, including the one I was before, to rise from their ashes, to come back to life, to regain power over their lives, to be responsible for their happiness.
Would the secret be to look at life through the eyes of children? I quote Sarah again in translating a sentence from a nice post on Insta that brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat:
“I hope we remember how it is to see life with the eyes of a child.
Living in the now and trusting it will all turn ok in the end
and that if its not ok now, then it means its not the end.”roots of joy
Thank you Sarah for what you bring to the world.