The Sivana Podcast

The Sivana Podcast

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Sivana Podcast: Eastern Spirituality, Yoga Philosophy & Conscious Living


Secrets to a Daily Home-Based Yoga Practice with Brett Larkin [Episode 262]
Feb 28, 2019 • 20 min
Many of us crave the stability of daily, at-home yoga practice – but life gets in the way! In this episode, I share my top three tips on how to make it to your mat daily. These have worked for me personally and for thousands of my Uplifted members. Turn…
Love, Whirling & the Poetry of Rumi with Shahram Shiva [Episode 261]
Feb 26, 2019 • 25 min
Let’s dive deeper into Rumi! Today, award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi, Shahram Shiva, teaches us about the chemistry of sound, quatrains, and the art of translating Rumi from Persian. We also talk about ‘transformative whirling’ as a path to…
Who was Rumi? with Shahram Shiva [Episode 260]
Feb 21, 2019 • 23 min
Let’s travel back to the 13th century and learn about Rumi! Award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi, Shahram Shiva, takes us on a journey of Rumi’s early life. How did Rumi transition from a conservative scholar to the poet we love and know today?…
How Women Cycle with the Moon with Cassandra Wilder [Episode 259]
Feb 19, 2019 • 27 min
What are the natural hormonal shifts that women experience each month in unison with the lunar phases? Naturopathic doctor, Cassandra Wilder, guides us step-by-step through the New, Waxing, Waning and Full moon. She also provides dietary guidelines and…
Reclaim Your Period as Sacred with Cassandra Wilder [Episode 258]
Feb 14, 2019 • 23 min
Reclaim your menstrual cycle as a time to slow down and make space for healing. Today’s guest, naturopathic doctor Cassandra Wilder, invites us to remember the sacred significance of menstruation. Get ready to shift your perspective around your period and…
The Chakras + Reflexology with Helen Chin Lui [Episode 257]
Feb 12, 2019 • 28 min
Helen Chin Lui, author of “Know Your Chakras – Introduction to Energy Medicine,” comes on the show today to talk with me about the Chakras!!! Expect lots of AHA moments in this episode as Helen and I dive into less commonly discussed aspects of these…
Reflexology Demystified with Helen Chin Lui [Episode 256]
Feb 7, 2019 • 26 min
What’s the difference between acupuncture and reflexology? Why would you choose one healing modality over another? Do your organs really map to your feet? Is reflexology really just a foot massage? Get all these questions answered in today’s show with…
How to Set an Intention When You Come to the Mat with Brett Larkin [Episode 255]
Feb 5, 2019 • 18 min
Often teachers ask us to “set an intention” when coming to our yoga mat — but what does that actually mean? And how do we do this? What if having to set an agenda for our practice triggers us or feels like extra work? In this episode, I cover 3 key…
How To Think Positive Thoughts Every Day with Brett Larkin [Episode 254]
Jan 31, 2019 • 22 min
Let’s talk about thinking – HOW to think positive thoughts! In this episode, I explain “passive thinking” and detail the POWER your thoughts have to shape your reality. Learn my techniques for “”blowing the whistle” and “policing” my own thoughts. You can…
My Failures & Learnings Detailed with Brett Larkin [Episode 253]
Jan 29, 2019 • 28 min
Learn about all the things I’ve done “wrong” in business and my key takeaways. Inspired by my conversation with Dave Ursillo in which we talked about his “failed” book launch, I open up and talk about two whole companies that I launched, which didn’t…
The Failure Episode with Dave Ursillo [Episode 252]
Jan 24, 2019 • 27 min
Let’s talk about failure - Woohoo! Social media tends to showcase all the highs. But every successful author and entrepreneur has battle wounds and failures that helped shape who they are today. In this episode, successful author Dave Ursillo takes us…
Koshas, Chakras, and Living a Yogic Lifestyle with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 251]
Jan 22, 2019 • 31 min
How to the five koshas correspond to the chakra system? How can we balance the five koshas? What can we do (beyond yoga asana), to live a truly yogic life? What do the Vedic scriptures advise? If you’ve wondered about any of these things (I know I have!),…
Deprogram What’s Blocking You (Special Meditation) with Art Giser [Episode 250]
Jan 17, 2019 • 29 min
Today’s special episode is a guided, energetic clearing exercise with Art Giser. Let’s deprogram what’s not serving us! For the first fifteen minutes of this episode, Art explains how the exercise works, what to expect and how we can see the negative…
Karma, Spiritual Contracts & Energetic NLP with Art Giser [Episode 249]
Jan 15, 2019 • 26 min
What if you want to clear a particular negative energy, habit or pattern, but you can’t? According to today’s guest, it could be karma and past spiritual contracts that aren’t allowing you to move forward. Today’s guest, Art Giser, is the founder of…
The Art of Guided Meditations with Kelly Smith [Episode 248]
Jan 10, 2019 • 26 min
Our guest, yoga teacher Kelly Smith, was a Savasana-skipper before discovering the subtler aspects of yoga. Now, she teaches meditation and Yoga Nidra almost exclusively! Today she shares her personal story as well as tons of fantastic tips. We cover:…
Speak Your Truth - Throat Chakra Exclusive with Kelly Smith [Episode 247]
Jan 8, 2019 • 26 min
Our guest, yoga teacher Kelly Smith, was a Savasana-skipper before discovering the subtler aspects of yoga. Now, she teaches meditation and Yoga Nidra almost exclusively! Today she shares her personal story as well as tons of fantastic tips. We cover:…
Face What You’re Avoiding in 2019 with Dave Ursillo [Episode 246]
Jan 3, 2019 • 34 min
How do we breakthrough and face what we’re avoiding in 2019? Why is focusing on avoidance so valuable? Author Dave Ursillo provides us with a six-word journaling prompt he believes can radically transform our lives this year. We talk about SHAME, FEAR,…
Make Daily Yoga Your Reality in 2019 with Brett Larkin [Episode 245]
Jan 1, 2019 • 22 min
We KNOW we feel better after yoga, yet it’s still so crazy hard to make it to the mat consistently at the same time, every single day. Beyond “wake up earlier” and “budget more time in your schedule,” what big energetic shifts and practices to do we to…
Lower 4 Chakra Mastery with Brett Larkin [Episode 244]
Dec 27, 2018 • 24 min
Let’s go a layer deeper than we normally do when talking about the chakra system. Sure, we know the Root Chakra is about “safety” and “security,” but what does that mean at an energetic, soul level? Why is mastery of the lower 4 chakras so essential to…
Enlightenment Through Serving Others with Elizabeth Bishop [Episode 243]
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
Today, we continue our conversation with Elizabeth Bishop, creator of the Conscious Service Approach. We talk about service-based relationships as a container for self-discovery and enlightenment. We discuss why you don’t need to “protect yourself” from…
Give without Overextending with Elizabeth Bishop [Episode 242]
Dec 18, 2018 • 24 min
Empaths, teachers and healing professionals often experience burnout, exhaustion, and compassion fatigue. Today we tackle the question: How can we passionately serve others without sacrificing our own personal wellbeing? I interview Elizabeth Bishop,…
Sweat Lodge Healing with Lee McCormick [Episode 241]
Dec 13, 2018 • 27 min
Today, we continue our conversation with Lee McCormick about how to best let go of our expectations and need to control. Lee explains how we need to hold a vision for what we desire, but also hold space for a broader awareness of the mystery of life. Lee…
Who am I Really? with Lee McCormick [Episode 240]
Dec 11, 2018 • 29 min
How do we shake off the programming we inherit from our parents and our culture? How do we notice when we’re living in a particular energetic pattern, and break free? How do we learn to cherish or own unique, innate value? To get in touch with our own…
Guide to a Blissful Holiday Season with Martina Fink [Episode 239]
Dec 6, 2018 • 24 min
Stressed out by the rapidly approaching holiday season? Today, we continue our conversation with Martina Fink about how can stay grounded, blissful and balanced during this important time of year. We discuss which chakras are best to focus on during this…
Throat Chakra Healing with Martina Fink [Episode 238]
Dec 4, 2018 • 21 min
The Throat Chakra is often overlooked. Today, we deep dive into how you can heal this important energy center. Together with yoga teacher and health coach, Martina Fink, we cover: How to know if you have an imbalance in this area, tips and tricks to bring…
Best Sleep Ever with Brett Larkin [Episode 237]
Nov 29, 2018 • 20 min
The past three weeks, I’ve been experiencing the best sleep of my life. Find out why and how you can do this too in today’s new episode. I cover: Side sleeping versus lying on your back. Special pillow arrangements for your head (and knees). Restless eye…
Incorporate Journaling into Your Yoga Practice with Brett Larkin [Episode 236]
Nov 27, 2018 • 20 min
In this podcast, I share how journaling can compliment your yoga practice. Listen to my exact steps on how to journal to improve your life and channel your deep inner wisdom. I also share details about the new 2019 Uplifted Yoga Journal. Download sample…
3 Ways I Healed My Relationship with Time, Lessened My Anxiety and STOPPED Rushing with Brett Larkin [Episode 235]
Nov 20, 2018 • 23 min
Learn to calm down, slow down, and make more time in your day with these 3 techniques I’ve been using successfully. Great reminders as we head into the craziness of the holiday season!
Understanding Karma with Ken Reads Jyotish [Episode 234]
Nov 15, 2018 • 22 min
Let’s dive into the philosophy of Karma. I had so many amazing “AHA” moments in this episode! Ken reviews what Vedic astrology is and the philosophy behind Jyotish. He then dives into the philosophy of Karma. He tells us how Karma is created and released…
Vedic Astrology with Ken Reads Jyotish [Episode 233]
Nov 13, 2018 • 18 min
What is Vedic Astrology? Find out in today’s podcast episode with Vedic astrologer Ken Jyotish. We cover: How is Vedic Astrology different from Western Astrology? How it works with archetypes and Hindu deities? How is it an aligning tool for our…
Breaking Free from the Matrix with Amber L’Estrange and Jenna Pennrose [Episode 232]
Nov 8, 2018 • 27 min
The past three weeks, I’ve been experiencing the best sleep of my life. Find out why and how you can do this too in today’s new episode. I cover: Side sleeping versus lying on your back. Special pillow arrangements for your head (and knees). Restless eye…
Relationship Hacks with Amber L’Estrange and Jenna Pennrose [Episode 231]
Nov 6, 2018 • 29 min
Jenna and Amber from the Mother Loving Future Show and Brett discuss: The Magic of Mirroring, the Law of Attraction and how to say goodbye to guilt in relationships (once and for all). We use this episode to explore the premise: Are ALL our relationships…
Ayurveda + the Energetics of Food with Sahara Rose [Episode 230]
Nov 1, 2018 • 22 min
Continuing our conversation with best-selling author and Ayurvedic nutritionist, Sahara Rose, we now take the plunge into understanding the Gunas. Just like there are three Doshas—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—in Ayurveda there are also three cosmic forces, which…
Ayurveda for the Modern Kitchen with Sahara Rose [Episode 229]
Oct 30, 2018 • 28 min
Best-selling author and Ayurvedic nutritionist, Sahara Rose, loved the wisdom of the Ayurvedic diet for its intuitive and customizable nature, but longed to make it more alkaline, plant-based, and low-glycemic. Today, she tells us about her journey…
Feng Shui Best Practices Continued! with Amanda Gates [Episode 228]
Oct 25, 2018 • 23 min
Today’s episode continues our fascinating journey into Feng Shui best practices with Amanda Gates, Professional Interior Designer and long-time Feng Shui Practitioner. I was stunned in this episode to find out that the position of your stove could be…
Feng Shui Best Practices with Amanda Gates [Episode 227]
Oct 23, 2018 • 20 min
Feeling stagnant? Low energy? Today we talk with Professional Interior Designer and long-time Feng Shui Practitioner Amanda Gates about Feng Shui, and how to use it to shift the flow of energy in your home IMMEDIATELY. Your home contributes to your vital…
Stop Teaching Yoga & Become a Vessel with Brett Larkin [Episode 226]
Oct 18, 2018 • 21 min
Desire to teach but feel afraid, not good enough, judged? Considering Yoga Teacher Training, but not sure if you’re truly ready? Listen to this podcast for a dose of inspiration, encouragement, as well as practical tips for those of you who are already…
Spiritualizing Grief & Loneliness with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 225]
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
Loneliness is the modern disease of the technology world. Despite what we showcase on social media, we all experience loss, loneliness, and grief. We often don’t know how to channel these emotions or where to look to for support. In today’s episode,…
How to Write Your Compelling Yoga Teacher Bio with Brett Larkin [Episode 224]
Oct 11, 2018 • 20 min
Need to compose your bio for your website, studios, directories like Yelp? Whether you’re a yoga teacher, massage therapist or in another field in the healing arts, listen to this first!
Network Marketing + Yoga with Bec Hilton [Episode 223]
Oct 9, 2018 • 49 min
Do you dread being approached by network marketers? Or perhaps you’ve considered joining a MLM to help support your wellness business with essential oils or supplements? Regardless of what camp you’re in, you’re going to want to listen to this episode…
Ignite Your Intuition – Live Muscle Test with Bree Melanson [Episode 222]
Oct 4, 2018 • 34 min
All I can say about this unique, experiential episode is WOW. This week we’re continuing our conversation with spiritual Medium Bree Melanson, who teaches me how to “muscle test,” and you get to follow along at home. Muscle testing can help you intuit…
Clear Blocks to Money + Love + Health with Bree Melanson [Episode 221]
Oct 2, 2018 • 25 min
What if everything exists for your soul’s evolution? What if difficulties around money, love, and health could be transformed with a simple shift in perspective? In today’s truly transformational episode we talk with spiritual interpreter and medium Bree…
Detoxing Uncensored with Josh Macin [Episode 220]
Sep 27, 2018 • 29 min
Josh, founder of the “The Detox Dudes,” holds nothing back in this episode as we talk about all things detoxification. We cover: colon cleansing, charcoal, avoidance diets, spring versus distilled water, sunlight, and dozens of tips Josh learned in his 4…
Insanity, Ayahuasca and Recovering from Depression with Josh Macin [Episode 219]
Sep 25, 2018 • 27 min
I connected with Josh through a mutual friend. After checking out his website and Youtube channel, I knew immediately that his story needed to be shared. Today, Josh shares how he went from competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning world championships, to…
All About Reiki with Kristi Kuttner [Episode 218]
Sep 20, 2018 • 23 min
I’ve always wanted to learn more about Reiki energy work, and today’s episode is a deep dive into this universal healing energy. How is Reiki transmitted? How does it heal, and who might benefit from it? We talk to Reiki Master Kristi Kuttner about how…
Self Care and Self Love with Kristi Kuttner [Episode 217]
Sep 18, 2018 • 24 min
If you have a hard time saying no without feeling guilty, this is the episode for you! Today we get to talk to Reiki master teacher and yin yoga teacher Kristi Kuttner about self-care as inner work, not just outer — starting with how to say no without…
Gluten or Gluten-Free in Ayurveda with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 216]
Sep 13, 2018 • 30 min
What is gluten? What’s it affect on each dosha? Examine the gluten-free diet from a yogic perspective with ayurvedic practitioner Akshata Sheelvant. We cover: Why gluten is heavy to digest. How eliminating gluten for certain body-types could eliminate the…
Revamp Your Savasana with Brett Larkin [Episode 215]
Sep 11, 2018 • 23 min
If you’re not euphoric about how AMAZING Savasana feels, listen up! Lying on your mat is sometimes NOT enough. In this episode, I share all my tips on how to have an earth-shatteringly, sumptuous Savasana experience. This is based on weeks of trail and…
Bring the Yamas & Niyamas into Your Workday with Awilda Rivera [Episode 214]
Sep 6, 2018 • 23 min
You’re probably familiar with the idea of bringing yoga off the mat and into your personal life and relationships, but can we also bring yoga philosophy into the office?! Today, Awilda Rivera – yoga teacher, coach, and former lawyer – unpacks each of the…
Slow Down and Do Less with Brett Larkin [Episode 213]
Sep 4, 2018 • 16 min
Pitta and Vata types, this episode is for you! Are you addicted to information? Accomplishing things? Always moving? Very hard on yourself? In this episode, I break down how to overcome the constant need to DO, and how to drop into a flow state through…
How to Coach Yourself Through Mental Obstacles in Yoga with Awilda Rivera [Episode 212]
Aug 30, 2018 • 21 min
“Yoga can be a spiritual pressure cooker!” says today’s guest, Awilda Rivera. If you’ve cried, lost your temper or experienced intense emotions as your practice, it’s OK! Awilda shares with us her top three tips on how to coach ourselves through those…
100 Expert Interviews Later, the Lifestyle Changes I’ve Actually Made with Brett Larkin [Episode 211]
Aug 28, 2018 • 23 min
Ever feel overwhelmed by the incredible amount of content on the Sivana Podcast? Me too! This show features so many amazing experts with so many gold-nuggets of wisdom. I’ve conducted over 100 interviews! I decided to create a summary episode of the top…
Abundance Mindset and Earning BIG as a Health Coach, Yoga Teacher or Healer with Carolin Soldo [Episode 210]
Aug 23, 2018 • 34 min
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset or an employee mindset? Find out in today’s episode with the “Fairy Godmother of Coaches,” Carolin Soldo. She and her team help healers go from ZERO to FULL-TIME INCOME in less than 4 months. Many health coaches,…
How to Become a Kirtan Leader - with Mike Cohen [Episode 209]
Aug 21, 2018 • 29 min
So, you love Kirtan — do you think you might want to be a Kirtan leader? You don’t have to be an expert in Western or Indian music to get started! In the second part of our two-part Kirtan series, Mike Cohen dives deep into the creating your own Kirtan…
What is Kirtan? with Mike Cohen [Episode 208]
Aug 16, 2018 • 27 min
For those of you want to find out what Kirtan is, or are intimidated by singing Kirtan, this is the episode for you! Mike Cohen, founder of the Boulder, CO-based Kirtan Institute, teaches us about this ancient practice of singing mantras in part one of a…
How to Have a Powerful Mantra Practice - Even if You Hate Chanting with Brett Larkin [Episode 207]
Aug 14, 2018 • 20 min
Do you secretly dread chanting aloud? I used to too! In this episode, I share WHY you want to have a practice of chanting out loud and WHAT the concrete benefits are. I also share the tips, tricks and practices I used to get comfortable hearing my own…
What Are the 8 Limbs of Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater [Episode 206]
Aug 9, 2018 • 22 min
What are the 8 limbs of yoga really about? Judith Hanson Lasater unpacks the BIG lessons from yogic philosophy in this special episode. We cover: The true meaning of ahimsa (non-violence) and santosha (contentment). How to embrace sadness? What does it…
Why You Can’t Skip Savasana with Judith Hanson Lasater [Episode 205]
Aug 7, 2018 • 32 min
Only doing savasana for a few minutes? According to today’s guest, that’s not long enough! Today we welcome to the show Judith Hanson Lasater, world-renowned expert in restorative yoga. In this mind-blowing episode, she shares with us why rest and sleep…
Holistic Hormone Balancing with Teri Mosey [Episode 204]
Aug 2, 2018 • 28 min
Teri Mosey, Ph.D., is an international speaker, wellness consultant, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, master’s degree in exercise physiology, doctorate in holistic nutrition, and is a graduate of…
Why Gut Health = Brain Health with Teri Mosey [Episode 203]
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
Teri Mosey, Ph.D., is an international speaker, wellness consultant, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, master’s degree in exercise physiology, doctorate in holistic nutrition, and is a graduate of…
Developing Resiliency - Conversation with Melanie Phillips [Episode 202]
Jul 26, 2018 • 27 min
Melanie Phillips, author of “Living After Loss: A Soulful Guide to Freedom,” offers wisdom on how we can transform the thought patterns and perspectives that perpetuate our suffering. She shares with us the technique of “Theta Healing,” as well as a…
Healing After Loss - Conversation with Melanie Phillips [Episode 201]
Jul 24, 2018 • 30 min
As humans, we experience loss. Often, these losses go unacknowledged. Whether it’s the loss of a pet, job, relationship or family member, author Melanie Phillips shares that healing after loss is not a linear process. Melanie opens up about her personal…
Heal Your Subconscious with Kundalini Yoga - Conversation Continued with Karena Virginia [Episode 200]
Jul 19, 2018 • 36 min
We continue our conversation with Kundalini yoga teacher and healer, Kerena Virginia. She shares with us how she went through a period of devastating loss, which led to an awakening that changed how she practiced and taught Kundalini yoga. She explains…
Heal Your Subconscious with Kundalini Yoga - Conversation with Karena Virginia [Episode 199]
Jul 17, 2018 • 25 min
What if working within the confines of our mind is not enough for personal transformation? According to Kundalini yoga teacher and author, Kerena Virginia, we cannot elevate our mindset until we heal our energy field first. For Kerena, this was the…
Tarot & Oracle Cards as a Spiritual Practice - Conversation Continued with Katherine Skaggs [Episode 198]
Jul 12, 2018 • 33 min
Continuing our conversation with artist Katherine Skaggs, we dive into the basics of how YOU can start reading Tarot or Oracle cards at home. We cover: How to pick a deck and cleanse its energy. How you can work with one card a day to get in touch with…
Tarot & Oracle Cards as a Spiritual Practice - Conversation with Katherine Skaggs [Episode 197]
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
How can we best incorporate Tarot and Oracle Cards into our spiritual practice? What are the benefits of doing this? What’s the difference between traditional Tarot versus the Oracle and Angel decks that have become popularized in recent years? Today,…
The Chakras, Shamanism, and Energy Medicine - Conversation with Olivia Weil [Episode 196]
Jul 5, 2018 • 33 min
How do the Chakras relate to the Medicine Wheel? What are archetypes? What does it mean to create “sacred space?” In today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, Olivia Weil. She leads us through an “opening…
Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel - Conversation with Olivia Weil [Episode 195]
Jul 3, 2018 • 27 min
Learn about the ancient spiritual practice of shamanism from Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, Olivia Weil. We cover: What is shamanism? What is the Medicine Wheel? How can we use these tools for healing? Olivia guides us through each of the…
Love and Fear – The Two Core Emotions - Conversation Continued with Glenn Ambrose [Episode 194]
Jun 28, 2018 • 30 min
What if everything in your life could be boiled down to one simple question: Am I operating from a place of fear? Or love? Today, we go deeper into our conversation with life coach and spiritual teacher, Glenn Ambrose. He tells us about how he “woke up”…
How to Practice Self Love & Set Boundaries - Conversation with Glenn Ambrose [Episode 193]
Jun 26, 2018 • 33 min
If you’ve been struggling to practice self-love or set boundaries, this episode is for you! Life coach and spiritual teacher, Glenn Ambrose, tells us the mental shift we need to make in order to increase our self-esteem. Learn the question you must ask…
Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Integrity in Relationships & Marriages - Conversation Continued with Laurie Gerber [Episode 192]
Jun 21, 2018 • 26 min
Today we continue our conversation with professional coach, Laurie Gerber. She shares how she saved her marriage from the brink of divorce by entering into emotional, spiritual and physical integrity with her husband. Learn what these different categories…
Head, Heart, and Hoo-Ha: A Guide to Dating with Integrity - Conversation with Laurie Gerber [Episode 191]
Jun 19, 2018 • 37 min
If you’re single or looking for love, tune into this episode with professional coach, Laurie Gerber. Understand her framework for finding love, called “the 3Hs.” Laurie explains how to use the 3Hs while dating and as tool for self-awareness. Uncover your…
How Yoga Can Fuel Your Personal Recovery - Conversation with Danni Pomplun [Episode 190]
Jun 14, 2018 • 25 min
Ever wondered how certain yogis seem to easily flip into inversions and balance on their hands? Today master yoga teacher, Danni Pomplun, joins us as he shares all his tips on how to get upside down and into arm balances. We cover: What inversions and arm…
Secrets to Taking Flight: Arm Balances & Inversions - Conversation with Danni Pomplun [Episode 189]
Jun 12, 2018 • 29 min
Ever wondered how certain yogis seem to easily flip into inversions and balance on their hands? Today master yoga teacher, Danni Pomplun, joins us as he shares all his tips on how to get upside down and into arm balances. We cover: What inversions and arm…
The Yoga Sutras, Tantra & the Chakras: Understanding these Connections - Conversation with Michelle S. Fondin [Episode 188]
Jun 7, 2018 • 28 min
Continuing our conversation with author Michelle S. Fondin, we dive deeper into our exploration of chakras. We discuss the physic energy of the Gunas, and how they relate to each of these seven energy centers. Michelle explains how both the Yoga Sutras…
Chakra Healing for Vibrant Energy - Conversation with Michelle S. Fondin [Episode 187]
Jun 5, 2018 • 31 min
Positioned along the spinal axis, from the tailbone to the crown of the head, the seven main energy centers of the body are called chakras. In today’s episode, author Michelle Fondin explores and explains each one, demystifying their role in facilitating…
Your Yoga Practice Might Not Be “Embodied” (and Why it Should Be) - Conversation Continued with Mark Walsh [Episode 186]
May 31, 2018 • 33 min
Mark Walsh tells us more about how the transformative practice of “Embodied Yoga” with concrete examples of EYP poses you can try now at-home. This way of practicing yoga can be emotionally intense (and he describes that this looks like). Bringing this…
Your Yoga Practice Might Not Be “Embodied” (and Why it Should Be) - Conversation with Mark Walsh [Episode 185]
May 29, 2018 • 31 min
What are you choosing to embody when you come to your yoga mat? Are you using the yoga postures to gain awareness of your subconscious patterning? These are the questions Mark Walsh, founder of Embodied Yoga Principals, poses in this powerful episode. EYP…
Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy Using the Phases of the Moon - Conversation Continued with Ezzie Spencer PhD [Episode 184]
May 24, 2018 • 26 min
Enhance your life by tuning into the natural rhythm of lunar ebbs and flows. Continuing our conversation with author Ezzie Spencer, PhD, we dive deeper into how we flourish by better understanding the cycles of the moon. Ezzie helps clarify if we need to…
Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy Using the Phases of the Moon - Conversation with Ezzie Spencer PhD [Episode 183]
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
Create peace, security and purpose in both your personal and professional life, guided by the phases of the moon. Ezzie Spencer PhD, author of “Lunar Abundance,” tell us how we can flourish by better understanding the lunar cycle. She speaks to us about…
Writing as a Path to Awakening - Conversation Continued with Albert Flynn DeSilver [Episode 182]
May 17, 2018 • 32 min
Continuing our conversation with author and Poet Laureate, Albert Flynn DeSilver, discover why poetry is the foundation all great writing (and why it couples so well with yoga and meditation). Albert opens up and tells us about his “failed” TedX talk, and…
Writing as a Path to Awakening - Conversation with Albert Flynn DeSilver [Episode 181]
May 15, 2018 • 33 min
Today, author and Poet Laureate, Albert Flynn DeSilver, shares with us how writing and meditation can be a powerful pair. “To engage in both practices fully is to activate a more complete creative and spiritual self,” states Albert. In this episode, learn…
The Art of Difficult Conversations - Conversation Continued with Beth Weissenberger [Episode 180]
May 10, 2018 • 28 min
Today we continue our conversation with Beth Weissenberger, master coach to CEOs and professional NFL players. Building on Tuesday’s episode, we shift to tips about how to have “Hard Conversations.” Beth teaches us concrete tools to overcome our fear,…
Aligning Thought and Action for Exponential Results - Conversation with Beth Weissenberger [Episode 179]
May 8, 2018 • 35 min
Meditation teaches us that we are not our thoughts, yet controlling our never-ending inner dialogue is a massive challenge. Today, executive coach Beth Weissenberger describes how she helps CEOs and professional NFL players achieve their desired results…
Yoginis & “Natural” Childbirth – Tools, Insights & Setting Expectations - Conversation with Izzy Adair [Episode 178]
May 3, 2018 • 27 min
Yoginis often feel a tremendous amount of pressure to go for a “natural” birth. Today, we’re joined Izzy Adair, a Certified Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula and 500 hr certified Yoga Instructor specializing in pre and post-natal yoga. Learn why we want to…
Ayurvedic Must-Knows: Coffee, Smoothies & Sustainability - Conversation with Izzy Adair [Episode 177]
May 1, 2018 • 33 min
What foods are pitta aggravating? Vata provoking? Good for balancing kapha? Today we review Ayurvedic wisdom with Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Izzy Adair. We also learn: Should we eliminate coffee? Ditch smoothies? Do we need to be vegan, vegetarian or…
Hot & Naked – Nude Yoga to Unveil the Authentic Self - Conversation Continued with Yogi Aaron [Episode 176]
Apr 26, 2018 • 28 min
Today we continue our conversation with Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi.” After sharing how he developed his very first naked yoga class (and what it entailed), Aaron walks us through how this practice grew into a flourishing studio…
Hot & Naked – Nude Yoga to Unveil the Authentic Self - Conversation with Yogi Aaron [Episode 175]
Apr 24, 2018 • 30 min
Learn about the world of nude yoga – a practice that is much deeper than you may think. Our guest, Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi” shares how he pioneered the practice of naked yoga for men in 2000. Learn from Aaron’s fascinating…
Secrets of Ayurveda: Bliss & Spiritual Revelation through Your Menstrual Period - Conversation Continued with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 174]
Apr 19, 2018 • 33 min
We continue to celebrate menstruation through an Ayurvedic lens with expert Ayurvedic Consultant, Akshata Sheelvant. Building on Tuesday’s episode, we cover: Ayurvedic remedies for headaches, bloating and cramps. We learn what various menstrual side…
Secrets of Ayurveda: Bliss & Spiritual Revelation through Your Menstrual Period - Conversation with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 173]
Apr 17, 2018 • 38 min
You’ll never think about your period the same way again after this week’s fascinating interview with Ayurvedic Consultant, Akshata Sheelvant. Understand why a woman’s health is directly related to her period. Learn how to identify a Vata, Pitta and Kapha…
Recreate Your Own Life - Becoming the Hero of Your own Story - Conversation Continued with Ronnie Landis [Episode 172]
Apr 12, 2018 • 43 min
Understanding Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” can serve as a powerful catalyst for change in our own lives. In this episode, Ronnie Landis shows us how. He covers the key “plot points” in the Hero’s Journey and shares how we can use this framework to…
Why Uncompromising Discipline is Freedom - Conversation with Ronnie Landis [Episode 171]
Apr 10, 2018 • 47 min
Prepare for massive paradigm shifts around the concept of “freedom” in this special episode. Ronnie Landis shares with us this paradox: How uncompromising discipline in how we schedule our day-to-day lives results in the freedom to show up as the best…
On Lying and Personal Integrity - Conversation Continued with Lauren Zander [Episode 170]
Apr 5, 2018 • 33 min
Today we continue our conversation with Lauren Zander, founder of The Handel Method®, which is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City…
Maybe It’s YOU! How to Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, and Love Your Life - Conversation with Lauren Zander [Episode 169]
Apr 3, 2018 • 33 min
In today’s episode, Lauren Zandel shares with us her powerful coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, which is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the…
How to Discover Your Sacred Offering and Take Action - Conversation Continued with Danielle LaRock [Episode 168]
Mar 29, 2018 • 35 min
Continuing our conversation with Breakthrough Practitioner, Danielle LaRock, learn how to connect with what she calls your “Authentic Vision.” What calls to you that is bigger than yourself - and yet feels so YOU? From here, Danielle shows us how to…
Heal Yourself by Uncovering Your Root Story - Conversation with Danielle LaRock [Episode 167]
Mar 27, 2018 • 28 min
Discover the root story that keeps you trapped and blocks clarity towards your calling. In this podcast “breakthrough session” with coach Danielle LaRock, learn how common thoughts uncover our core beliefs, which in turn can serve as powerful catalysts…
Decoding Stress to Solve Common Digestive Problems - Conversation Continued with Dr. Mona Ezzat [Episode 166]
Mar 22, 2018 • 31 min
Continuing our conversation with Integrative and Holistic Medicine doctor and gut specialist, Mona Ezzat, we dive deeper into the affect stress has on our digestive tract. Learn action steps you can take NOW to solve common digestive problems. We cover:…
Understanding Our Digestive Ecosystem - Conversation with Dr. Mona Ezzat-Velinov [Episode 165]
Mar 20, 2018 • 33 min
We often hear that “all disease begins in the gut.” But what does that really mean? Today, we learn how the ecosystem of our gut works, from our mouth down through our colon. Dr. Ezzat answers common questions about our digestive health: Why do we crave…
Demystifying Shaktipat: The Transmission of Kundalini Energy from Teacher to Student - Conversation with Gabriel Cousens, MD [Episode 164]
Mar 15, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, we continue our conversation on Shaktipat and Kundalini awakening with Gabriel Cousens, MD. Once you experience a Kundalini awakening - how does it unfold throughout your system? Learn how this energy can thrive (or die), pending on how…
Demystifying Shaktipat: The Transmission of Kundalini Energy from Teacher to Student - Conversation with Gabriel Cousens, MD [Episode 163]
Mar 13, 2018 • 31 min
What is Shaktipat? What role does it play in the process of liberation? How is it transmitted down from teacher to student? In this episode, Gabriel Cousens, MD, shares with us the riveting story of his own Kundalini awakening through Shaktipat. He also…
Balancing Self-Love & Discipline to Overcome Addictive Behaviors - Conversation Continued with Erin Colleen Linzi [Episode 162]
Mar 8, 2018 • 28 min
Continuing our conversation with addiction expert, Erin Colleen Linzi, we learn how to step into a role of authority in our lives and overcome the “victim” mindset that can so often plague us. Erin even shares a personal story of her struggling with this…
Transforming Pain and Overcoming Addiction - Conversation with Erin Colleen Linzi [Episode 161]
Mar 6, 2018 • 32 min
Under every addiction and eating disorder is unaddressed pain. How do we sit with that pain? Hold it? And ultimately, transform it? Today we talk about being vulnerable, raw, and fully present with Erin Colleen Linzi, an addiction and eating disorder…
Intuition, Technology & You: Moving from the Information Age to the Imagination Age - Conversation Continued with Kim Chestney [Episode 160]
Mar 1, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, we continue our conversation with intuition expert, Kim Chestney. Learn why we must “intuit or die” and discover what Kim calls “Spiritual Darwinism.” We talk about how we’re globally transitioning from the Information Age to the…
To Your Own Higher Self Be True: How to Live Your Truth by Awakening Your Intuition - Conversation with Kim Chestney [Episode 159]
Feb 27, 2018 • 33 min
We’re talking all things intuition in this special episode with Kim Chestney! Learn about the four different types of intuition each of us posses. Discover how to use Kim’s process of elimination to uncover what are just your thoughts versus your true…
Learn “Tapping” - Emotional Freedom Technique - Conversation with Nick Ortner [Episode 158]
Feb 20, 2018 • 39 min
Experience “Tapping:” a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Guest expert, Nick Ortner, leads us through a tapping session live on the podcast! He also explains the history of this practice, the ancient science…
Mindfulness for Performance Enhancement - Conversation with Pete Kirchmer [Episode 157]
Feb 13, 2018 • 43 min
Avoid burnout and perform at your peak through modern mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness teacher and performance coach, Pete Kirchmer, walks us through how we can embrace the Buddhist idea of ‘non-striving,’ while still achieving our goals. Learn how to…
The Secret Power of the Yoga Sutras - Conversation with Nischala Joy Devi [Episode 156]
Feb 6, 2018 • 50 min
Dive deep into the Yoga Sutras with award-winning author, Nischala Joy Devi. Discover heart-centered interpretations of the Yamas and Niyamas. Dissect famous Sutras, like Sutra 1.2, and common words like Vritti or Samadhi. Nischala offers a completely…
Astrology, Demystified - Conversation with “Astrotash” Natasha Weber [Episode 155]
Jan 30, 2018 • 39 min
What is astrology? What is a horoscope? What is a birth chart? Why might someone on the spiritual path want to understand this information? In today’s episode, special guest Natasha Weber (known online as Astrotash), speaks to us about all thing…
Learn How to Relate to Others (and Yourself) Authentically: The Technique of “Circling” - Conversation with Guy Sengstock [Episode 154]
Jan 23, 2018 • 51 min
Learn about the power of “Circling,” a new practice and way of relating that is growing all over the world. By relating in the present moment – beyond stories, expectations and predetermined ideas about who you are – Circling has the capacity to reveal…
Rocking and Redefining Core Strength in Yoga - Conversation with Sadie Nardini [Episode 153]
Jan 16, 2018 • 44 min
Expand your idea of the core from 6 abdominal muscles to multiple head-to-toe interconnecting fascial lines that make up your physical and emotional support system. Learn the seven cues to activate your core strength effectively for a safer, stronger yoga…
What is Tantric Sex, Sacred Sexuality & the Deal with Jade Eggs? - Conversation with Elise Carr, M.A [Episode 152]
Jan 9, 2018 • 61 min
What exactly is Tantric sex? What’s the connection between Tantra, Shakti, Kundalini energy and goddess worshipping? Why might ladies want to use (or avoid) Jade Eggs? And what are the different roles within feminity and feminine energy? Discover the…
The Practice of Enoughness: Mantra, Deities & Uniting What is Separate - Conversation with Janet Stone [Episode 151]
Jan 2, 2018 • 42 min
Discover the joy of daily practices that ground and open the heart with world-renowned yoga teacher, Janet Stone. Learn simple mantras you can use throughout your day, the history behind Hindu deities like Durga and Vishnu, and how to invoke the goddess…
Medical Intuitive Training - The Inside Story - Conversation with Wendie Colter [Episode 150]
Dec 26, 2017 • 39 min
Intuition is a natural human ability that we can all develop - the same way we would learn a new language, or how to play an instrument. Learn how Wendie Colter is taking energy healing and intuitive development into the traditional medical system by…
Understanding Sacred Geometry - The Unifying Principle - Conversation with Angelina Samadhi [Episode 149]
Dec 19, 2017 • 43 min
Learn what sacred geometry is and how it can align us with the essence of who are. Understand sacred geometry’s most famous symbols – the Sri Yantra, the Flower of Life, and Metatron’s Cube – and why we might want to meditate on these images in our home.…
Practical Tips to Multidimensional Transformation - Conversation with Maureen J. St. Germain [Episode 148]
Dec 12, 2017 • 50 min
Learn how to shift your perspective and move from what author Maureen St. Germain calls “3D linear thinking” to “5D multidimensional thinking.” This episode is full of practical tips on how to expand your perception of what is possible and open yourself…
Guilt, Courage & How to Balance Self-Improvement and Self-Love - Conversation with “Bad Yogi” Erin Motz [Episode 147]
Dec 5, 2017 • 37 min
Are we a “bad yogi” if we’re not vegan? Or don’t recycle? Or refuse to use Sanskrit words? In today’s episode, we’re joined by the official “Bad Yogi” Erin Motz to speak about guilt, courage and the power of authenticity. Discover how to balance…
Nocturnal Yoga: The Power of Lucid Dreaming & How to Do It - Conversation with Andrew Holecek [Episode 146]
Nov 28, 2017 • 59 min
If you’re only meditating and practicing yoga during the day, you’re missing out on a lot! Learn about “the nocturnal practices”: lucid dreaming, dream yoga, sleep yoga and the darkness of the night, with special guest expert Andrew Holecek. We cover…
Mindfulness & Sex: Increase Your Presence for More Pleasure - Conversation with Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus [Episode 145]
Nov 21, 2017 • 46 min
Learn how to improve your sex life through mindfulness, whether you’re single or coupled up! Special expert, Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, teaches us how to overcome guilt and shame through specific journaling prompts, improve our sexual energy, and navigate…
Secrets of Medical Qigong, Healing through Movement & Adaptogenic Herbal Morning Tonic - Conversation with David Beaudry [Episode 144]
Nov 14, 2017 • 43 min
Discover the three different types of Qigong and their benefits. Learn how we can heal our emotions and past traumas through movement. Guest expert, David Beaudry also teaches us an energizing Qigong breathing technique and shares the recipe for his…
Chakras, Archetypes & Your Spiritual Indentity - Conversation with Erica Jago [Episode 143]
Nov 7, 2017 • 42 min
What are archetypes and how do they relate to the chakra system? How do we choose to personally define words like “the soul” and “the ego?” In this deep conversation with master designer and chakra expert, Erica Jago, we explore the concepts of spiritual…
Tools to Supercharge Your Intuition: Journaling Prompts, Meditation Techniques & Sensory Activiation - Conversation with Deb Bowen [Episode 142]
Oct 31, 2017 • 38 min
How can we best access our intuition and find connectedness to spirit? Guest expert Deb Bowen shares her favorite the journaling prompts, meditation techniques, and intuition-honing games so we can strengthen our intuitive capacities. She teaches us how…
Live Your Best Life Now Through the Chakras - Conversation with Anodea Judith [Episode 141]
Oct 24, 2017 • 43 min
Bestselling author and Western authority on the chakra system, Anodea Judith, shares her vast wisdom with us in today’s special episode. Learn how a top down approach to the chakra system can help you manifest your highest aspirations. Understand what…
Understand Chinese Medicine: Qi Gong, Accupuncture & Overcoming Our “Yang” Addiction - Conversation with Brodie Welch, L.Ac. [Episode 140]
Oct 17, 2017 • 47 min
Understand the ins-and-outs of Chinese Medicine with this week’s special guest, Brodie Welch, L.Ac. Discover the 5 different branches of Chinese Medicine and the mystical powers of each of our internal organs. Learn how to face your “Yang addiction” and…
How to Teach Mindfulness to Our Kids - Conversation with Susan Kaiser Greenland [Episode 139]
Oct 10, 2017 • 40 min
How do we teach mindfulness to our children? Today’s expert, Susan Kaiser Greenland, shares with us practical ways we can bring mindfulness into our (often chaotic) family environment with young kids. Discover easy mindfulness games you can play with your…
The Secrets of Kundalini Yoga Demystified - Conversation with Kia Miller [Episode 138]
Oct 3, 2017 • 61 min
What is Kundalini Yoga and the Aquarian Age? How does Kundalini differ from a Hatha or Vinyasa-style practice? And can these styles of yoga compliment each other? In this conversation with Kundalini yoga teacher, Kia Miller, we explore everything you’ve…
Mindfulness for Success and Peak Performance - Conversation with John Hankey [Episode 137]
Sep 26, 2017 • 40 min
Overcome your phobias, fears, and performance anxiety by using mindfulness to unlock your peak potential. Today’s guest, hypnotherapist John Hankey, gives us a unique perspective on how mindfulness can fuel your personal growth and success. He guides us…
Embracing Your Symptoms to Overcome Disease - Conversation with Kelly Brogan, MD [Episode 136]
Sep 19, 2017 • 33 min
Today we learn HOW to finally take charge of our own healing and let go of “the magic pill” solution mindset that permeates our modern culture. Learn why you might want to call into question the prescription and seemingly harmless over-the-counter drugs…
Crystals 101: Everything You Need to Know about Using Healing Stones - Conversation with Samantha Fey [Episode 135]
Sep 12, 2017 • 53 min
Everything you ever wanted to know about crystals, broken down! Today we speak to expert Samantha Fey about what crystals are, how to pick them out, and how to “work with them” in our yoga, meditative or spiritual practice. We cover how the crystals and…
Getting High to do Yoga: Exploring Cannabis as a Spiritual Practice - Conversation with Dee Dussault [Episode 134]
Sep 5, 2017 • 49 min
Should you integrate cannabis into your time on that mat? Are you already doing so and looking to go deeper? Whether you’re a massive skeptic or someone already using cannabis as part of your spiritual practice, do not miss this episode with the founder…
Does the Bacteria in Our Gut Impact Human Consciousness? - Conversation with Dr. Zach Bush [Episode 133]
Aug 29, 2017 • 55 min
Learn from one of the few triple board-certified physicians in our country in today’s special episode! In this fascinating conversation with Dr. Zach Bush, we learn about the impact of chemical farming on human consciousness, what a “leaky gut” really is,…
Broke to Big on Youtube: How to Stay Grounded & Successful as a Yoga Teacher in the Digital Age - Conversation with Lesley Fightmaster [Episode 132]
Aug 22, 2017 • 43 min
Are you considering yoga teacher training to deepen your yoga practice? Do you dream of making yoga your fulltime career? Or are you currently teaching and struggling? If any of the above describes you, this week’s episode is a must-listen. I sit down…
Past Lives - Are They Real? Accessible? And Should We Dig Deeper? - Conversation with Lisa Barnett [Episode 131]
Aug 15, 2017 • 53 min
Curious about the idea of past lives, Karma and soul contracts? In this episode, spiritual healer Lisa Barnett breaks down for us what the Akashic Records are, how we can access them, and why we might want to. She explains the difference between a physic,…
Ayurvedic Daily Routine to Uplevel your Health and Increase your Energy - Conversation with Melanie Phillips [Episode 130]
Aug 8, 2017 • 45 min
Learn easy-to-implement Ayurvedic best-practices that up-level your sense of well-being and balance on a daily basis. Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Melanie Phillips, speaks to us about how to set the ideal sankalpa (daily intention), how our psychology…
Age Gracefully, Consciously, and Help Your Loved Ones Do the Same - Conversation with Carrie Hensley [Episode 129]
Aug 1, 2017 • 42 min
How can we age gracefully and consciously? How can we help our loved ones (parents and grandparents) do the same? In this episode, Carrie Hensley, Director of Yoga for YMEDICA, provides us with practical insights on how we can make yoga and meditation…
Create an Edible Lawn that Heals You - Conversation with Brigitte Mars [Episode 128]
Jul 25, 2017 • 47 min
You might want to eat dandelions rather than spray them after listening to this podcast with world-renowned herbalist Brigitte Mars. You’ll also never think of grass in the same way again! Brigitte teaches us simple first aid remedies already living in…
How Self-Compassion can Radically Transform Your Life - Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff [Episode 127]
Jul 18, 2017 • 44 min
Learn how self-compassion can radically transform your life with the world’s leading expert on self-compassion research. Dr. Kristin Neff teaches us the three main elements of self-compassion - mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness – and how to…
Awaken Your Shakti & Step into Your Courage - Conversation with Shiva Rea [Episode 126]
Jul 11, 2017 • 41 min
Learn how to step into your courage and connect with your Shakti energy in this powerful conversation with Master Yogini, Shiva Rea. In this conversation, Shiva Rea shares with us her personal evolution from the structure of Ashtanga yoga, to listening to…
Prompts to Power Your Yoga Practice - Conversation with Brian Leaf [Episode 125]
Jul 4, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, author Brian Leaf provides us with insight on how to power our personal practice through 108 prompts that are part of his most recent book. We learn about how he used the tools of yoga and ayurevda to overcome both ulcerative colitis and…
Accepting & Overcoming Our Fears - Conversation with Jaimal Yogis [Episode 124]
Jun 27, 2017 • 44 min
Who among us has not been paralyzed by fear? In this episode, award-winning journalist Jaimal Yogis explains why fear so often dominates our lives, what makes it tick, and how we can use fear to our advantage. He shares with us his experiences living in a…
Confused About Your Dosha? Here’s Why - Conversation with Sahara Rose [Episode 123]
Jun 20, 2017 • 43 min
Did you know your mental and physical Ayurvedic dosha might not be the same? In this episode, Ayurvedic expert Sahara Rose reviews the basic principles of Ayurveda for those of you whom are new to this science. Next, she explains why your dosha may be…
Yogic Breathing: What You Think You Know, Might be Wrong - Conversation with Lucas Rockwood [Episode 122]
Jun 13, 2017 • 51 min
Think you know all there is to know about yogic breathing? Think again! In this episode, Lucas Rockwood challenges us to redefine yogic breathing into “water, whiskey or coffee.” Learn practical hacks like how to “check” your nostrils to know if it’s a…
The Beauty Of Your Dark Side: Transform Your Emotional Suffering Into Freedom - Conversation with Kassandra Reinhardt [Episode 121]
Jun 6, 2017 • 49 min
All of us have character traits or emotions like greed, envy or fear, that we wish we could change. In today’s episode, we embrace the beauty of the darker aspects of our personality. Instead of suppressing these emotions, learn how a technique called…
Hack More Yoga & Zen Into Your Daily Life - Conversation with New Podcast Host Brett Larkin [Episode 120]
Jun 1, 2017 • 43 min
We all want to take our yoga practice beyond the mat, but what does that practically look like? In this conversation with Sivana’s new podcast host, Brett Larkin, you’ll learn how to personalize your practice by “dating” multiple yoga styles, how to…
Plant Medicine: What It Is And How It Can Impact Our Modern World - Conversation with Itzhak Beery [Episode 119]
May 30, 2017 • 51 min
Plant medicine is playing a larger and larger role in the west, but what does that mean? What do we see happening in the community? What are the effects on indigenous cultures that are happening? Join us as we discuss how plant medicine plays an…
Feminine And Masculine Energies: Bridging The Gap - Conversation with Wesley Parrish [Episode 118]
May 25, 2017 • 47 min
What does it mean to be a man? Or a woman? And how do we bridge these feminine and masculine energies in order to find deeper levels of harmony? Wes Parrish is a clarity junkie, spiritual warrior, and meditation guide. With a long history of being a…
Presence And The Sacred Masculine And Feminine - Conversation with Johnny Blackburn [Episode 117]
May 23, 2017 • 44 min
What does it mean to fully embrace our inner sacred feminine and masculine? How do we discover our own personal strengths? Johnny Blackburn is a professional coach, speaker & facilitator who empowers clients, organizations and audiences to discover and…
Own Your Awesome - Conversation with Tricia Huffman [Episode 116]
May 18, 2017 • 32 min
Have you ever experienced having all your dreams come true, only to find they weren’t all that fulfilling? Many people have through history. So what’s the answer? Join us as we explore this important topic with Tricia Huffman. As soon Tricia found out her…
Trauma Sensitive Yoga And Yoga For Veterans - Conversation with Carol Horton and Judy Weaver [Episode 115]
May 16, 2017 • 43 min
Join us as we dive into using yoga and meditation as a tool to unwind trauma and intense emotional distress. Our two guests are as impressive as they are compassionate in their approach to this important topic.
What We Say As We’re Nearing Death - Conversation with Lisa Smartt [Episode 114]
May 11, 2017 • 34 min
Why is it that people speak differently when they’re dying? Lisa Smartt’s father had always been a skeptical and rationalist person. But three days before dying, her father announced, “The angels say only three days left now.” He spoke of a “green…
Psychedelics And The Religious Experience - Conversation with Rick Straussman [Episode 113]
May 9, 2017 • 59 min
What exactly are the chemical reactions in the brain that occur during spiritual experiences? What do they do to us, and can they be isolated? This fascinating topic of discussion is talked about at length in this podcast with Dr. Rick Strassman. Dr. Rick…
A Guide To Being Unbreakable From A Navy SEAL - Conversation with Thom Shea [Episode 112]
May 4, 2017 • 45 min
Mindfulness is great, but how do you find your center in chaotic situations? It certainly isn’t easy. But thankfully, we have a SEAL to help us. Thom Shea served 23 years with distinguished Valor as a Navy SEAL. During his military career, he served in…
What Is Yoga Nidra - Conversation with Kamini Desai [Episode 111]
May 2, 2017 • 28 min
What is Yoga Nidra, really? What happens to us in this very deep state of peace and mindfulness? Join us as we explore this fascinating topic with our special guest, Kamini Desai. Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with degrees in Anthropology…
Changing The Face Of Cannabis And Spirituality - Conversation with Stephen Gray [Episode 110]
Apr 27, 2017 • 56 min
With a wider acceptance of marijuana quickly gaining in the US, many people are starting to explore the practical uses of this ancient plant. And while the conversation is usually framed around its medicinal qualities, what about its connection to…
The Bhagavad Gita As A Psychedelic Guide - Conversation with Scott Teitsworth [Episode 109]
Apr 25, 2017 • 49 min
Without a doubt, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts ever written. But there are very few who truly understand its most important aspects and hidden meanings. Scott Teitsworth is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science…
Lost Continent Of Pan - Conversation with Susan Martinez [Episode 108]
Apr 20, 2017 • 45 min
Have you ever thought that maybe the official story of human history seems a little…off? This fascinating interview dives into a different take on history, and gives plenty of food for thought. Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D., is a writer, linguist, teacher,…
The Journey Of Yoga To The West - Conversation with Eric Shaw [Episode 107]
Apr 18, 2017 • 45 min
Who owns yoga? Where does it REALLY come from, and how has it evolved from its origins? We ask these questions and more with our special guest Eric Shaw, who has studied yoga and meditation for 30 years and taught both since 2001. He is the creator of…
New Healing Modalities & The Power Of Bodywork - Conversation with Edan Harari [Episode 106]
Apr 13, 2017 • 37 min
Sometimes healing injuries isn’t what you think! In fact, you could be prolonging your healing process by stretching or massaging incorrectly, when your body is really craving to break the pattern that brought about the injury in the first place. That’s…
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Conversation with Linda Lehrhaupt [Episode 105]
Apr 11, 2017 • 39 min
Without a doubt, western civilization harbors some of the most stressed-out people in the world. And what’s worse, instead of turning towards a deeper sense of peace within, we have gotten in the habit of distracting ourselves with electronics. But Dr.…
Changing Our Understanding of the Human Body - Conversation with Tom Myers [Episode 104]
Mar 21, 2017 • 55 min
Fascia is a buzz word in most yoga and physical fitness circles these days, but what are people really talking about? Does it change long standing ideas about how the human body operates and moves? What does fascia have to do with how we experience pain?…
Understanding the Science and Practice of Humility - Conversation with Jason Gregory [Episode 103]
Mar 16, 2017 • 45 min
Humility is a rare trait in our modern world, yet having more humility can have a wonderfully positive effect on one’s life. Is there a science behind humility? What are some skillful ways we can practice it? Join us with special guest, Jason Gregory, as…
Listening to Ayahuasca - Conversation with Rachel Harris [Episode 102]
Mar 14, 2017 • 38 min
It’s said that ayahuasca has been used in South America as a plant medicine for thousands of years and we see it experiencing a wave of interest and popularity in an underground movement in the United States. Wanting to know more about this indigenous…
Stealing Fire and a New Revolution in Consciousness - Conversation with Steven Kotler [Episode 101]
Mar 9, 2017 • 46 min
We find ourselves at an amazing intersection of history. The cross pollination of worldwide ideas, methods, and research for altered and optimal states of consciousness seems to finally be at a tipping point where we can understand more about these…
The Law of Karma and Reincarnation - Conversation with Vanamali Mataji [Episode 100]
Mar 7, 2017 • 45 min
People in the West often think that karma is an impersonal force of judging good and evil. The assumption being that if you do good things, good things will happen to you, and if you do bad things, bad things will happen. But is that what karma really is?…
How We Can Create a More Integrative Approach to Medicine - Conversation With Dr. Rose Kumar [Episode 99]
Mar 2, 2017 • 46 min
What might health care look like if Modern Western Medicine included other healing modalities from around the world? How might practices like Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Reiki, Yoga and Massage compliment Western Medicine and what would the world look like…
Embracing the Gift of Shamanism - Conversation with Itzhak Beery [Episode 98]
Feb 28, 2017 • 48 min
People today are more curious about shamanic cultures and practices than any other time in modern history. What do we have to learn from these cultures and are there dangers that come with this new rise in popularity? What role do various plant medicines…
Chakras and Healing Stones - Conversation with Nicholas Pearson [Episode 97]
Feb 23, 2017 • 38 min
Integrating western science with mystical ideas helps to give us a fuller understanding of how to use gemstones and crystals in healing work and in our daily lives. It’s work that our guest, Nicholas Pearson has devoted his life to. In this episode we’ll…
Cannabis and Spirituality - Conversation with Stephen Gray [Episode 96]
Feb 21, 2017 • 59 min
The United States is reaching a new threshold of acceptance for cannabis with recent legislation in numerous states allowing medicinal and, in some cases, recreational use of the plant depending on the state. It seems as though the US is moving towards…
The Joy of Singing the Hanuman Chalisa - Conversation with Naren Schreiner [Episode 95]
Feb 16, 2017 • 37 min
The Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn written in the 16th century by the poet Tulsidas. People have been reciting the chalisa for hundreds of years and it is a testament to its impact on the life of those who recite it. What story does the Chalisa…
Exploring the Brain, Mind, and Self Through the New Science of Consciousness - Conversation with Paul Nunez [Episode 94]
Feb 14, 2017 • 44 min
Our understanding of consciousness and the mind has changed dramatically in recent years. But what do we even mean when we say consciousness? How does it relate to or differ from the mind? What and where is the mind? What have the latest developments in…
Understanding the Basics of Vedic Astrology - Conversation with Kari Field [Episode 93]
Feb 9, 2017 • 45 min
What is Vedic Astrology and how does it differ from Western Astrology? Join us with Kari Field as we discuss some key ideas in Vedic astrology, dive into ancient stories of demons swallowing the sun, and explore important astrological moments in the weeks…
Pioneers of Modern Yoga - Yogendra, The First Modern Yoga Teacher - Conversation with Elliot Goldberg [Episode 92]
Feb 7, 2017 • 36 min
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, TKV Desikachar. These are all names that many in the yoga community are familiar with and are considered by many to be the pioneers of modern yoga. But thanks to the work of modern yoga scholars like…
The Bhagavad Gita, An Ancient Manual For A Fulfilling Life - Conversation with Vanamali Mataji [Episode 91]
Feb 2, 2017 • 59 min
Often called the Hindu Bible, the Bhagavad Gita is considered by many to be the greatest spiritual text from India. What is this story about? When and where does it take place? What are its most important and relevant messages and can we apply them to our…
Mindfulness In Medicine - Conversation with Dr. Ronald Epstein [Episode 90]
Jan 31, 2017 • 45 min
What would happen to the practice of western medicine if doctors were taught mindfulness and self-care more often in medical school? What does mindfulness in medicine look like in actual practice? How can patients practice mindfulness and how might it…
What Are The Seven Archetypal Stones? - Conversation with Nicholas Pearson [Episode 89]
Jan 26, 2017 • 32 min
Gemstones and crystals have been appreciated and used by cultures since ancient times, but what uses do they have in our modern daily lives? Is there a way to discuss this topic while including both mystical ideas and science? Join us with expert Nicholas…
The Science of Yoga, Meditation, and Prayer - Conversation with Dr. Amitava Dasgupta [Episode 88]
Jan 24, 2017 • 39 min
Most people believe that yoga, meditation, and prayer have positive effects on the mind, body, and spirit, but what does science say? What sort of research is being done in these fields? Join us with Dr. Amitava Dasgupta as we discuss some of the amazing…
The Mysteries of Kali the Dark Goddess - Conversation with Daniel Odier [Episode 87]
Jan 19, 2017 • 45 min
She has black skin, severed heads around her neck, blood dripping from her mouth, and a blazing red third eye. She is Kali. She inspires fear in those who don’t know her and devotion and love in those who do, but who is she really? How can knowing about…
Why We Fail And What To Do About It - Story of the Swordsman and the Cat [Episode 86]
Jan 17, 2017 • 32 min
The Story of the Swordsman and the Cat tells the tale of the swordsman Shoken, who is tormented by a mischievous rat in his house. After attempts by his own cat, the neighbor cats and even going after the the rat himself, Shoken must call for a famous…
Diving Into the Heart of Bhakti Yoga - Conversation with Naren Schreiner [Episode 85]
Jan 12, 2017 • 37 min
Due in part to the popularity of festivals like Bhakti Fest and the modern Kirtan movement, people all over the United States are familiar with the word Bhakti. But what does it really mean? Is it a feeling, a practice, a religion? And what does it have…
The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity - Conversation with Dr. Jerry Brown [Episode 84]
Jan 10, 2017 • 46 min
Many scholars have speculated about the use of psychedelics, also known as entheogens, in the early stages of many religions. Is there any evidence of the use of entheogens in early Christianity? Our guest, Dr. Jerry Brown, author of the Psychedelic…
Yoga In Prison: Practicing Non-Violence in a Violent Environment - Conversation with Mike Huggins [Episode 83]
Jan 5, 2017 • 40 min
Sages of the past have compared the human experience to being a prisoner locked in a cell. Various types of yoga have been taught to help liberate one from this prison. How might these practices help in an actual, physical prison? Often violent stressful…
Reawakening the Goddess - Conversation with Linda Johnsen [Episode 82]
Jan 3, 2017 • 37 min
Goddess traditions have been suppressed by the patriarchy for hundreds, if not thousands of years. What treasures were lost with the Goddess? Thanks in large part to living Goddess traditions from India, the sacred feminine is making a huge comeback in…
The Search For A Spiritual Teacher - Conversation with Greg Bogart [Episode 81]
Dec 29, 2016 • 50 min
The search for a spiritual teacher is a timeless quest for the spiritual seeker. What is the importance of having a spiritual teacher, and how does one go about finding one? How can you differentiate charlatans from true masters? What are some of the…
What Human Design Can Teach You About Life - Conversation with Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood [Episode 80]
Dec 27, 2016 • 30 min
The Human Design system is a synthesis of several ancient systems, integrating aspects of Astrology, the I Ching, the Chakras, and the Kabbalah. In this episode we chat with experts Chetan Parykyn and Carola Eastwood, about the Human Design system and how…
Learn the True Origin of the Chakras - Conversation with Chris Tompkins [Episode 79]
Dec 22, 2016 • 56 min
Most people are familiar with the seven chakra system, but is it the only one? Is the oldest? Where does the seven chakra system come from and does Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra ever mention the word chakra? If you have been wanting to know more about the chakra…
How To Cultivate a Simple Practice of Kindness and Compassion - Conversation with Suzie Abels [Episode 78]
Dec 20, 2016 • 31 min
It’s easy to get stuck thinking that in order to help people you need more time, more money, more help yourself… But being kind doesn’t need to cost anything that you don’t already have. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase: think globally, act locally. Well,…
The Heart of Recognition and Remembering Who You Are - Conversation with Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis [Episode 77]
Dec 15, 2016 • 50 min
The Heart of Recognition is a sublime 11th Century Tantric text that beautifully synthesizes many threads within the Tantric traditions. Join us with Scholar, Teacher, Yogi and Author, Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis as we dive into this incredible text and…
How To Be Bare Naked and Brave - Conversation with Emily Ann Peterson [Episode 76]
Dec 13, 2016 • 41 min
No, this episode is not about nudity, but rather begs the question of what it means to be brave in the face of vulnerability and fear. Fear is a human trait known to us all, but the real question is what do we do with fear? Do we let it consume us? Stifle…
The Relationship Between Saliva, Stress and Meditation, and Why It Matters - Conversation with Sundara Balasubramanian [Episode 75]
Dec 8, 2016 • 37 min
Many cultures across time have understood and valued breathing and meditation. Taoism and Yoga also pay particular attention to saliva. But why? Did you know there is a connection between stress and dry mouth? Between your parasympathetic nervous system…
Common Modern Yoga Myths - Conversation with Ariana Rabinovitch [Episode 74]
Dec 6, 2016 • 39 min
With yoga’s gaining popularity in the West, how do we approach some of the lofty claims about yoga? How do we know what’s actually true versus what’s a false or unproven claim? Join us as we chat with Ariana Rabinovitch, yoga teacher and co-author of…
Heal Your Relationship With Money And Redefine Success - Conversation with Lindsay Sacks [Episode 73]
Dec 1, 2016 • 40 min
Do you struggle with money? While a lot of people talk about abundance, before you can change your relationship to money, you have to explore why you struggle with money in the first place. Do you have a basic financial literacy? How organized are you…
How To Make Peace With Your Mind and Silence Your Inner Critic - Conversation with Mark Coleman [Episode 72]
Nov 29, 2016 • 39 min
For many, our inner critic can routinely sabotage our life and relationships, constantly telling us that we are never good enough… Can we quiet this inner critic? Is it a voice worth integrating? And how do mindfulness and compassion impact our…
The Hidden Link Between Greek Philosophy and Indian Mysticism - Conversation with Linda Johnsen [Episode 71]
Nov 24, 2016 • 38 min
Greek Philosophers are often praised for their intellect and logic, but what if there was a deeper, more spiritual side to these great thinkers that’s not often taught in schools? Greek Philosophers not only had contact with, but sought out yogis, sages,…
What To Do When You Feel Stuck - Conversation with Sam Bennett [Episode 70]
Nov 22, 2016 • 39 min
Are you a procrastinator or perfectionist? What happens when you feel stuck and unable to move forward? The truth is, we all feel stuck from time to time, but what can we do to move past it? Join us with Sam Bennett, as she describes tools to help us when…
Why You’ve Been Breathing Wrong And What To Do About It - Conversation with Patrick McKeown [Episode 69]
Nov 17, 2016 • 47 min
What is actually happening when we breathe? Chances are, that if you’ve been to a yoga class, you’ve heard that we don’t breath enough. But what if that’s not entirely accurate? What if taking a deep breath isn’t what you think it is or what you actually…
Diving into the Heart of Mantra - Conversation with Girish [Episode 68]
Nov 15, 2016 • 38 min
Singing and chanting have the power to affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually, but where does one begin? Do you have to sing in Sanskrit or in another ancient language in order to receive the benefits of chanting? Join us in this…
Exploring the Metaphysical Connection to Animals - Conversation with Amelia Kinkade [Episode 67]
Nov 10, 2016 • 45 min
What if animals, plants and trees could talk? What if we could listen? In a time where the rise of technology and our modern lifestyles may threaten our connection to the natural world, it’s important that we find ways to stay connected to nature. Join us…
Defining Yoga In The Modern Age - Conversation with Matthew Remski [Episode 66]
Nov 8, 2016 • 52 min
Yoga has meant a lot of things to a lot of people throughout Indian history. What it means to people has changed even more since yoga has spread across the world. How do we define yoga today? Do we need to define yoga? What is happening to yoga in the…
The Key To Injury Free Yoga - Conversation with Steven Weiss [Episode 65]
Nov 3, 2016 • 43 min
The practice of yoga postures (asana) within Hatha Yoga is by far the most widely practiced type of yoga in the Western World today. What is its purpose? Does all yoga need to be therapeutic? Why do people get injured? Is there a difference in how…
How To Live Fully Engaged - Conversation with Thomas M. Sterner [Episode 64]
Nov 1, 2016 • 37 min
Presence, mindfulness, these are words we hear a lot, but what does it really mean to be present and mindful? Are there ways to cultivate a more active engaged presence in life? Join us with Thomas. M. Sterner, author, musician and athlete, as we explore…
The Powerful Links Between Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine - Conversation with Dr. Prana Gogia [Episode 63]
Oct 27, 2016 • 48 min
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda have both been around since antiquity. While the two grew in their own separate ways, their nearby cultural connections meant that they likely influenced each another. What similarities are there between…
Empowering People Through Yoga - Conversation with Katie Brauer [Episode 62]
Oct 25, 2016 • 41 min
Join us with Katie Brauer, as we dive into how yoga can empower people in their lives and explore what it’s like being a yoga teacher today. Most yoga classes are being taught by newer teachers with limited education. When do we start to expect a higher…
The Power of Ancient Yogic Mantras - Conversation with Russill Paul [Episode 61]
Oct 20, 2016 • 49 min
Join us with our guest, Russill Paul, spiritual teacher, musician, and author of The Yoga of Sound, as we discuss the power of sound, vibration and mantra to affect every aspect of our lives. If you are interested in incorporating mantra into your life,…
How Yoga Can Change The World - Conversation with Jeffrey Armstrong [Episode 60]
Oct 18, 2016 • 55 min
Join us with Jeffrey Armstrong, author, mystical poet, motivational speaker and spiritual teacher, as we discuss how yoga can inspire a new generation of thought leaders living and participating in the every day world. How can we work to effect positive…
Is It Time To Change The Way We Look At Stretching In Yoga? - Conversation with Jules Mitchell [Episode 59]
Oct 13, 2016 • 42 min
While we can agree that yoga is about a lot more than stretching, that doesn’t change the fact that the majority of people coming to yoga in the west, come because of a perceived benefit of stretching. So what is actually happening to the body when we…
How Yoga Can Help With Grief And Where Do We Go From Here? - Conversation with J. Brown [Episode 58]
Oct 11, 2016 • 46 min
Are we taking yoga somewhere, or is it taking us? And where are we headed? Join us as we talk with J. Brown, yoga teacher, writer and host the Yoga Talks Podcast. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga…
What Are The True Origins of Modern Yoga? [Part II] - Conversation with Christopher Tompkins [Episode 57]
Oct 6, 2016 • 44 min
In Part II of our conversation with yogi and sanskrit scholar, Christopher Tompkins, he expands on his amazing findings that include an important missing link between the modern popular postures and ancient tantric traditions! Were early yogi masters who…
What Are The True Origins of Modern Yoga? [Part I] - Conversation with Christopher Tompkins [Episode 56]
Oct 4, 2016 • 41 min
The true origins of the modern practice of Hatha Yoga, practiced by so many in the world today, is hotly disputed by many scholars. Some people believe most of the postures practiced today were invented by a great yogi and sage, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,…
3 Obstacles On The Spiritual Path and How To Overcome Them - A Hanuman Story [Episode 55]
Sep 29, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode, we dive into a story of Hanuman that warns us not to get too comfortable on the spiritual journey. Even after Hanuman realizes his divine nature, there is still work to be done and obstacles to overcome. With strength, wit, and a…
How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life - Conversation with Dr. Jerry Lynch [Episode 54]
Sep 27, 2016 • 45 min
What do yoga and martial arts have in common? How about yoga and sport? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jerry Lynch, who has been using mindfulness techniques with world class coaches and athletes for decades. He shares with us how mindfulness…
Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part III] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 53]
Sep 22, 2016 • 38 min
Join us for a thrilling three part conversation with author, scholar and yogi, Douglas Brooks, who is currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, NY. His work with yoga communities has impacted countless numbers of yogis and yoginis…
Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part II] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 52]
Sep 20, 2016 • 32 min
Join us for a thrilling three part conversation with author, scholar and yogi, Douglas Brooks, who is currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, NY. His work with yoga communities has impacted countless numbers of yogis and yoginis…
Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part I] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 51]
Sep 15, 2016 • 33 min
Join us for a thrilling three part conversation with author, scholar and yogi, Douglas Brooks, who is currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, NY. His work with yoga communities has impacted countless numbers of yogis and yoginis…
Scientists Are Starting To Sound Like Ancient Yogis - Conversation with Bob Berman [Episode 50]
Sep 13, 2016 • 39 min
What does the latest scientific research say about reality and consciousness? As it turns out, scientists are starting to sound a lot more like the ancient yogis when they answer. In this episode, one of the worlds most well read and widely known…
Stay Connected to Something Larger Than Yourself - The Story of Narasimha and the Demon King [Episode 49]
Sep 8, 2016 • 31 min
The story of Narasimha and the Demon King, that many associate with the holiday of Holi, is typically understood as a story that demonstrates the fierce grace of the Hindu god, Vishnu. It’s also an opportunity to explore the importance of staying…
It’s Not About You Anyway: The Importance of Service - Interview with Jake Ducey [Episode 48]
Sep 6, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode we explore ideas of service and the “why” behind our every day actions, as well as discuss success, struggle, what can hold us back in life, and much more. Our guest is Jake Ducey, who at only 24 years old, is a two-time published author…
Angry For The Right Reasons - Story of Shiva and the Warrior [Episode 47]
Sep 1, 2016 • 31 min
Is there a place for anger on the spiritual path? In this episode, we dive into the story of the Warrior, Virabhadra, a ferocious aspect of the deity Shiva, and learn about our own anger. If you’ve been to a yoga class, chances are you’ve done a posture…
3 Children’s Tales, Beloved By All Ages [Episode 46]
Aug 30, 2016 • 26 min
Stories have the ability to inspire us through the ages, no matter how old or young we might be. In this episode we share three stories, spoken for children, but enjoyable by all! Our three stories, Story of the Rabbit (Native American), the Frog in the…
How To Grow A Simple Organic Garden Anywhere - Interview with Susan of Garden Goddesses [Episode 45]
Aug 25, 2016 • 27 min
Would you love to grow your own organic herbs or veggies but lack the space or know how? In this episode we talk with Master Gardener and Founder of the Society of Garden Goddesses, Susan Gouveia, as she explains some simple things you can do to create…
Why You’ve Been Cursed (and Blessed) To Forget Who You Are - A Hanuman Story [Episode 44]
Aug 23, 2016 • 19 min
Something often happens in our youth. From young, vibrant beings, alive with energy and potential, we are molded and shaped by society, family, and media. That loss of uniqueness can often diminish our radiance as beings. Especially in the western world,…
Why The Breath Is So Important In Yoga - Interview with Leslie Kaminoff [Episode 43]
Aug 18, 2016 • 39 min
How important is the breath in yoga and what does a breath centered practice look like? Join us with yoga anatomy expert, Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the wildly successful Yoga Anatomy book, as he explains the importance of breath as well as talks about…
Vegan, Vegetarian or Meat Eater, This Could Change Everything - Interview with Shir Friedman [Episode 42]
Aug 16, 2016 • 30 min
Can you picture that futuristic moment in a Sci-Fi film where the character walks up to a machine and requests a meal that is instantly grown and presented to them? What if that dish included meat that didn’t harm any animal? Well, the future is closer…
Ayurvedic Tips To Beat The Summer Heat - Interview with Trudy Collings [Episode 41]
Aug 11, 2016 • 24 min
The heat of the summer can effect our health in a number of different ways. Join us with Trudy Collings, an ayurvedic practitioner, herbalist and co-owner of Paavani Ayurveda, as she explains some helpful tips you can use to help beat the heat! Find out…
The Importance of Patience and Accepting Who You Are - Interview with Michael Katz [Episode 40]
Aug 9, 2016 • 35 min
Michael Katz is a master storyteller and the host of the radio storytelling program Katz Pajamas on NPR Station KCBX for the last thirty years. He joins us to talk about the art of storytelling and to share two of his favorite stories from the Far East.…
3 Powerful Benefits Of Ayurveda You Won’t Believe - Interview with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary [Episode 39]
Aug 4, 2016 • 34 min
Join us with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, an Integrative Neurologist and author of the book The Prime, as she explains how the science of Ayurveda can help you optimize your health, increase your brain power and naturally shed excess pounds. Dr. Chaudhary…
How Certain Thoughts Can Sabotage Your Life - The Story of Utanka [Episode 38]
Aug 2, 2016 • 24 min
The way we think has a huge impact on how we receive each moment of life. A story originally found in the Mahabarata, the story of Utanka takes us on a journey of self exploration. We follow Utanka from student to wise man, from the protection of his…
Exploring Sufism, The Path of the Heart - Interview with Tahir Far Idi Qawwal [Episode 37]
Jul 28, 2016 • 32 min
Many people are familiar with Sufism because of the popularity of poets like Rumi and Hafiz, but what is Sufism? Why is it considered the path of the heart? How do Sufis use music and dance as part of their spiritual practice? And what can we learn from…
Why Too Much Pride Can Kill You - Story of the Doom of Parikshit [Episode 36]
Jul 26, 2016 • 27 min
In this episode, we explore the story of King Parikshit. A good and noble King, who lets his pride get the best of him. The King makes a series of choices that may eventually lead him to his death… Will he learn his lesson or face certain doom? The story…
How To Silence the Inner Critic and Find Love Within - The Story of Dhruva [Episode 35]
Jul 21, 2016 • 27 min
Even small feelings of self-criticism, doubt, fear, or perfectionism can cripple us mentally and emotionally, and even prevent us from feeling loved. The Story of Dhruva is one of our inner child, searching for love and acceptance, tormented by self-doubt…
The Power of Ceremony and How It Can Transform Your Life - Interview with Tehya Sky [Episode 34]
Jul 19, 2016 • 38 min
The power of ritual and ceremony have been lost to many modern cultures, yet most people have daily rituals, whether they are aware of it or not. Join us as we explore a deeper understanding of ceremony and ritual, and how you can create a more fulfilling…
How to Create More Fulfilling Relationships with Conscious Communication - Interview with Danny Arguetty [Episode 33]
Jul 14, 2016 • 35 min
We communicate all the time, but are we doing it well? Are you aware of your patterns and habits of communication? What is Conscious Communication and how does it differ from regular communication? Join us with our guest Danny Arguetty, author of Six…
How Inflammation Affects Your Health and What You Can Do About It - Interview with Julie Daniluk [Episode 32]
Jul 12, 2016 • 37 min
Inflammation is associated with numerous health issues that affect both mind and body. What causes inflammation? If necessary, can we reduce it? How does stress affect inflammation? What role does your diet play and can yoga help? Join us with…
What Makes a Yoga Teacher Great - Interview with Amy Ippoliti [Episode 31]
Jul 7, 2016 • 47 min
Amy Ippoliti is a yoga teacher, writer, and philanthropist who is known for her innovative methods to bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life. An internationally renowned teacher of yoga teachers, she recently co-authored the book:…
How To Be Spiritual As Hell - Interview with the Ultra Spiritual JP Sears [Episode 30]
Jul 5, 2016 • 36 min
From the sublime and serious to the ridiculous and funny, JP Sears has affected millions of people through his widely popular YouTube and Facebook videos. Although many know him from his comedy routines, JP is a deeply introspective and cultivated being…
The Silent Power Of Meditation That Can Change The World - Interview with Ann Purcell [Episode 29]
Jun 30, 2016 • 31 min
Ann Purcell is an award winning author and musician who has been teaching Transcendental Meditation for over forty years. She joins the Sivana Podcast to discuss meditation, how it relates to creativity and the power of silence. Ann’s exuberance and…
What a Burning City Teaches Us About Pride - A Hanuman Story [Episode 28]
Jun 28, 2016 • 15 min
Living in an egocentric culture, it’s easy to fall into pride. In this episode, we’ll explore how feelings of pride allow an opportunity to examine the deepest motivations behind our actions and come to learn how pride can become an agent of our downfall…
Motherhood on the Spiritual Path and the Importance of Postpartum Ritual - Interview with Kimberly Ann Johnson [Episode 27]
Jun 23, 2016 • 41 min
Today we talk about the role of motherhood on the spiritual path with Kimberly Ann Johnson, founder of Magamama, a community and resource hub for new moms who want natural empowering solutions to the challenges that can accompany childbirth. Kimberly…
How To Follow Your Inner Wisdom and Navigate the World - Interview with Zen DeBrucke [Episode 26]
Jun 21, 2016 • 29 min
What is your Inner Guidance System (IGS) and how does it work? How is it different from intuition? Can it help you live a more fulfilled life? In this episode, we chat with internationally renowned author, teacher and speaker, Zen Cryar DeBrucke, who…
How To Better Understand Our Relationship With the Material World - A Lakshmi Story [Episode 25]
Jun 16, 2016 • 29 min
Wealth, power and other aspects of the material world can often be viewed as barriers to living a spiritual life. In this episode, we’ll explore a story of the Goddess Lakshmi as well as her Eight Aspects to help us better understand our relationship with…
How to Thrive in the World and Still Stay Connected to Spirit - Interview with Cara Bradley [Episode 24]
Jun 13, 2016 • 31 min
Join us with Cara Bradley, author of On the Verge, as we discuss the ways in which we can engage the world and thrive no matter what we find ourselves doing, while still remaining connected to spirit. What are some of the likely roadblocks on the path?…
The Secret Healing Power Of Grief, And Its Role On The Spiritual Path - Interview with Alexandria Romero [Episode 23]
Jun 9, 2016 • 33 min
How does one deal with grief? What would you do if you lost someone you love? Our guest for this episode is Alexandria Romero. At the age of thirty, mother of a two year old and six weeks pregnant with her next child, she was finishing up her masters in…
How To Find Happiness, Despite the Turbulence of Life - Interview with Alana Sheeren [Episode 22]
Jun 7, 2016 • 25 min
What IS a magical life? Do you create it or is it revealed to you? Is a magical life all about rainbows and puppy dogs, love and light, or does it allow for the full range of human experience? How do we find magic in the more difficult moments? Join us as…
The Alchemy of Loving Relationships: Spirituality, Gratitude, And 3 Myths You Need To Know - Interview with Linda Bloom [Episode 21]
Jun 2, 2016 • 32 min
How do we live a fulfilled life while engaging in loving relationships? What are some of the myths we hold onto about love, and how do they impact our capacities for loving relationships? Join us with Linda Bloom, psychotherapist, educator, author and…
The Spiritual Journey and Evolution of Yoga - The Story of Viveka [Episode 20]
May 31, 2016 • 25 min
The Story of Viveka is both a tale of yoga itself as well as our own spiritual journey. Join us in a story that takes us from the beyond, back into the every-day world. We’ll meet teachers that represent various spiritual attitudes and understandings, and…
Accepting Life As It Is [Part II] - Shiva and the Stranger [Episode 19]
May 27, 2016 • 20 min
One of the biggest challenges we all face in life is learning to accept life as it is, instead of how we think it should be. In part two of our mini-series on Accepting Life As It Is, we dive into a story of Shiva, an old woman, and a strange guest. The…
The Spiritual Practice of Drinking Tea - Interview with Ganga Nath [Episode 18]
May 24, 2016 • 38 min
Where did tea come from? What can the tea ceremony teach us about ourselves? The world is wild about tea, with it holding a prominent place in cultures across time. Join us as we chat with Ganga Nath, a practitioner of Cha Tao, the Way of Tea, and learn…
Accepting Life As It Is [Part I] - Nachiketas and Intimacy with Death [Episode 17]
May 19, 2016 • 21 min
One of the biggest challenges in life is learning how to accept life as it is, instead of how we think it should be. In this podcast, the first of a two part series, we’ll explore how the fear of death inhibits our ability to accept life. We’ll dive into…
Exploring Conscious Relationships - Interview with Katie Vessel [Episode 16]
May 17, 2016 • 31 min
Consciousness is a word we hear often these days, but what does it mean to have a conscious relationship? How do we relate to ourselves and the world around us? Join us with Katie Vessel, a writer, yoga student and teacher, and holistic health coach, as…
The Hidden Power of Ancient Mythology - A Vishnu Story [Episode 15]
May 12, 2016 • 25 min
Stories are an essential way in which we translate our experience of life and the world. They become even more important in helping the human mind comprehend the beyond. India realized this with the writings of the Puranas, ancient stories that give the…
The Six Qualities of Consciousness - Interview with Danny Arguetty [Episode 14]
May 10, 2016 • 42 min
What are the Six Qualities of Consciousness? How can learning about these qualities enrich your life? Join us as we chat with author and teacher, Danny Arguetty as we discover new insights and perspectives on living life to the fullest.
The Meaning of Wisdom: A Ganesha Story [Part 3] [Episode 13]
May 5, 2016 • 23 min
What is the difference between knowledge, understanding, and wisdom? What does it have to do with success and prosperity, and our purpose in life? Join us for the final installment of our three part mini-series about wealth, success, and purpose,…
Exploring Mystical Ideas Through Art - Interview w/ Artist & Author Abhishek Singh [Episode 12]
May 3, 2016 • 34 min
Art finds a way to touch us all deeply as beings and carries with it the potential to transform our lives. Join us in this conversation with a sacred artist whose work is heavily inspired by his spiritual practice, Abhishek Singh, as we explore how art is…
The Perils of Consumption: A Ganesha Story [Part 2] [Episode 11]
Apr 26, 2016 • 26 min
What is the source of fulfillment? Does it come from finally getting that thing you’ve always wanted? The new job, the new house, new car, new relationship? In Part Two of our three part mini-series on life’s purpose and the temptations of wealth and…
Ayurvedic Life Hacks for Optimal Living - Interview with Britt Barrett from Daily Ayurveda [Episode 10]
Apr 22, 2016 • 32 min
What is Ayurveda? And how can this ancient form of medicine help you live up to your fullest potential. Join us as we chat with Britt Barret, an Ayurvedic Counselor and founder of Daily Ayurveda. She offers up some Ayurvedic Life Hacks so you can…
Understanding Wealth and Living with Purpose: A Ganesha Story [Part 1] [Episode 09]
Apr 19, 2016 • 24 min
Join us for Part One of a three part mini-series as we explore how to live purposefully and abundantly in the world, without succumbing to the temptations of success, wealth and fame. Through various stories of the popular elephant headed deity, Ganesha,…
Awakening to the Spiritual Life - Interview with Peter Rader, producer of the documentary Awake: The Life of Yogananda [Episode 08]
Apr 14, 2016 • 29 min
Join us on a conversation with Peter Rader, the producer of the highly acclaimed documentary on the life of Pramahansa Yogananda, Awake: The Life of Yogananda. Peter shares some behind the scenes stories about making the movie, how making the movie…
The Essential Element of Happiness - A Story of Ganesh and How to Live a Life of Service [Episode 07]
Apr 12, 2016 • 28 min
Are you feeling disconnected from the divine, separate from people and the world around you? Through this story of the birth of Ganesh and the decision of Shiva to take form as Hanuman, we’ll explore how living a life of service can connect us to the…
How Mantra Can Change Your Life - Stories of Chandra and Hanuman [Episode 06]
Apr 5, 2016 • 25 min
What is Mantra? Cultures all across the world, from all time periods have practices (both social and private) that encourage the repetition of certain words or sounds. In these two stories, we’ll explore examples of how to use mantra in our lives to help…
Decoding Mystical Symbols in Art - Interview with sacred artist and author Charles “Ekabhumi” Ellik [Episode 05]
Apr 4, 2016 • 48 min
Learn how to decode sacred images! Join us as we sit down with my good friend, the incredible sacred artist and author, Ekabhumi Ellik. Ekabhumi lives a life immersed in his sacred art, and recently added his own contribution to the Adult Coloring craze…
Living a Spiritual Life in the Everyday World - A Kali Story [Episode 04]
Mar 29, 2016 • 18 min
What does it mean to live a spiritual life? Do you have to give up all your possessions and live off in a cave? Can you live in the world, with bills, a family and responsibility, and still live a spiritual life? In this podcast, we dive into a story of…
Get Focused with Meditation - A Story of Hanuman and the Golden Mango [Episode 03]
Mar 29, 2016 • 19 min
How can meditation help you focus and achieve your goals? In this story about Hanuman and the Golden Mango, we?ll explore how the breath and meditation can help direct our focus and energy into the goals and tasks we want to achieve in life.
Sex vs. Tantra Yoga: An Interview with scholar, author and teacher Hareesh Wallis [Episode 02]
Mar 29, 2016 • 38 min
What is tantra? Is it synonymous with sex? In this interview with renowned author and scholar, Hareesh Wallis, we’ll set the record straight and clear up any confusion about tantric yoga and sex.
Overcome Your Demons - A Story of Saraswati and the Ego Demon [Episode 01]
Mar 29, 2016 • 26 min
What is blocking you from reaching your fullest potential? Sharing this story of the Goddess Maha Saraswati, we’ll explore means with which you can overcome your demons and achieve your fullest potential.
Introduction with Ashton Szabo [Episode 00]
Mar 29, 2016 • 1 min
A brief introduction on what to expect from the Sivana Podcast! Together, we’ll explore stories and interview interesting guests that focus on the topics you want to know about: yogic lifestyle, healing living, eastern philosophy, and more!