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The Sivana Podcast

Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the East that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, Meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the East has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, be sure to check out our blog: http://www.SivanaEast.com Shop our store at: http://www.sivanaspirit.com
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Jun 30, 2016

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 wisdom are evident as she speaks, and whether you are a seasoned meditator or have never practiced before, there is a lot to learn and enjoy in this episode.

Special Guest: Ann Purcell 

http://www.enlightenmentforeveryone.com/

Hosted by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelson

https://www.sivanaspirit.com

 

 

Jun 28, 2016

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 or an opportunity for growth and deeper connection. We'll examine the importance of having perspective in one's life and its necessity in navigating pride, as we dive into the story of the sometimes wild, but always beloved, monkey deity: Hanuman.

 

Written by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelsohn

www.sivanaspirit.com

Jun 23, 2016

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 speaks with immense passion about motherhood and the importance of ritual along the path. What are some of the biggest challenges that face new mothers? What is circle practice and how can it help shift how we experience parenthood, personally and as a community? How can we support new mothers? We'll explore these questions and a lot more...

Special Guest: Kimberly Ann Johnson

www.magamama.com

Hosted by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

Jun 21, 2016

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 wrote the book Your Inner GPS: Follow Your Internal Guidance to Optimal Health, Happiness, and Satisfaction. She'll introduce us to the workings of our IGS, teach us practices on how to connect with this deep wisdom inside us and ultimately share how we can use this inner wisdom to transform our lives. 

Special Guest: Zen Cryar DeBrucke

www.zeninamoment.com

Hosted by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jun 16, 2016

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 the material world. We'll ask basic questions of whether or not it's necessary to give up all material possessions in order to live a spiritual life. These stories will help us look at our relationship to money and its place in our lives, as Lakshmi invites us to look into the deepest motivations behind our actions.  Join us on an exploration of what it means to live abundantly in the world.

Written by: Ashton Szabo

Narrated by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jun 14, 2016

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? What is the difference between active and passive attention, and how can they affect our ability to thrive? In this episode, we'll learn helpful tips and practices on how to remain present, how to show up in our lives, and thrive!

Special Guest: Cara Bradley

Cara Bradley is the author of On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine. She is a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for over three decades at her Verge Yoga Center, retreats, corporate training sessions, and with teams such as Villanova University and Penn State. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her online at www.carabradley.net

Hosted by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced By: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

Jun 9, 2016

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 transpersonal psychology when her husband suddenly died. Alexandria shares her struggles and the things she did to not just simply overcome the grief she felt from her husband’s passing, but integrate it into her life. Join us as we journey towards a greater understanding of how grief is part of our spiritual path.

Special Guest: Alexandria Romero

www.alexandriaromero.com

Hosted By: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced By: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

Jun 7, 2016

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 we chat with Alana Sheeren, a writer, intuitive life coach, and the host of the Create Your Magical Life Podcast, as we explore ways to navigate the turbulence of life.
Special Guest: Alana Sheeren
www.alanasheeren.com
Hosted by: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced by: Benn Mendelson
www.sivanaspirit.com

Jun 2, 2016

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 relationship counselor, as we dive into a conversation about relationship. We'll explore how relationships can become our greatest spiritual practice, and learn some of the possible road blocks and difficulties we're likely to encounter along the way.
Special Guest: Linda Bloom
www.bloomwork.com
Hosted by: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced by: Benn Mendelson
www.sivanaspirit.com

 

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