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As this podcast goes to air, it is the Autumn Equinox.  It is a day when we pause to allow the energy of the new season to come in. In the cosmic forces it’s the day when the Sun is exactly above the Equator so day and night are of equal length.

It’s a day to perform a fall equinox ritual; consider lighting a candle with your intentions for the season, finding a community of people to join with, sitting around a bonfire, and taking time to express gratitude, either in a journal or out loud.

It’s a time to change up your sacred space… Adorn your altar with bright colors, plants, and herbs that promote growth and healing.

The goals and intentions we set during this time can help sustain our goals and carry us through the Winter and into Spring.

Join me in my Energy Mastery Membership.  The doors open again for the Fall season, and we start with a 7-Day 7-Way Meditation Challenge.  Each day, I go live on Zoom with a new meditation to help you build your practice.  The Energy Mastery membership also includes a virtual session with me each month. Live teachings beyond the challenge each week, New Moon and Full Moon activations. All for only $33/month.   (Over a $250 value). 

Or if you prefer private 1:1 time to create new spiritual contracts with yourself. I have only a few spots left for my Empowered Spirit Private Mentoring Program. Schedule a Spiritual Makeover Breakthrough Call with me and let’s see how these programs can help you.  

In today’s epsiode, I wanted to talk about how important it is to notice your health right now. Changing seasons can bring out colds and other illnesses if you aren’t aware of the changes around you, your body, mind, emotions, and Spirit are all affected by these seasonal changes. The weather shifts. The food we eat changes, so finding this awareness is important.  One of the things that has really helped me is my yoga practice. Yoga is a union of the body, mind, and Soul.  To help with this my guest today is Melanie Salvatore-August.  Her latest book is “Yoga to Support Immunity: Mind, Body, Breathing Guide to Whole Health.”

In this episode we talk about yoga, building your immune system, awareness, habits we find ourselves in, breathing (pranayama) apana, elimination, and integration for whole living.

Melanie Salvatore-August is an Author, Expert Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Certified Yogic Life Coach and mama of 3 wonderful boys.  Mel meets students where they are with kindness, humor, and practical wisdom. She supports others to elevate their lives on and off the mat in an integrated and transformative way.

Mel spent 18 years as a YogaWorks Teacher and Teacher Trainer (online, SF, LA, NYC) and currently is on the Faculty of the Chopra 200hr Yoga Teacher Training as a part of IIN (Institute of Integrate Nutrition). She also runs her own hybrid MelWell Studio with daily classes, yogic coaching programs, and both 200hr/300hr teacher trainings. Mel is also a current brand ambassador for Lululemon.’

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In this episode we talk about yoga, building your immune system, awareness, habits we find ourselves in, breathing, pranayama, apana, elimination, and integration for whole living.


Immunity is when we have protection, resilience, and endurance to withstand an attack and continue to thrive. In our physiology, it is the ability to fight viruses, recalibrate and balance the microbiome, and assimilate important nutrients, as well as detoxify from environmental predators and pollutants. Mentally and emotionally, it is our ability to discern what we need or don’t need and to create peace within our everyday life.” Melanie Salvatore-August

A simple act of kindness in your day … a pause … finding awareness is empowering. 

There are so many types of yoga and so many ways to apply the teachings to help you show up in wholeness, healthy and alive in your power.

Immunity is resilience against disease.

As Mel says in her book “It takes courage, power and consistent practice to stop negative thoughts/habits and to unconditionally love yourself. Global consciousness healing starts at home with our own self-love and then moves out in service to others.  And she calls that Fierce Kindness.” 

Check out her work, her books, and her online studio.  

If you are in the local area of Birmingham, come join me in my Energy Yoga Class on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Yoga Circle.

Be inspired in the way in which you show up. 

Notice – at the end of your class how you feel.

Notice the clarity.

We aren’t actually our thoughts. We can detach from the mind and make different choices

Put a pause and a space in your day.

Find that power within you that allows for compassion and kindness to yourself. This is where it begins. And this is how the world can change.

Thanks again for listening.

To your Spirit,


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Episode Credits:

Sound Engineer: Laarni Andres https://www.facebook.com/laarni.andres.7

September 23, 2023


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Yoga to Support Immunity with Melanie Salvatore-August




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