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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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Jul 28, 2016

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 this rich tradition? Join us as we chat with Tahir Faridhee Qawwal, a sufi, a master musician and teacher, and leader of the Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwal ensemble, who is currently producing a documentary on the musical traditions in India and Pakistan called Qawwali: Music of the Mystics.

Special Guest: Tahir Far Idi Qawwal

www.tahirqawwal.com

www.fanna-fi-allah.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanapsirit.com

 

Jul 26, 2016

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 gives us an opportunity to ask ourselves where pride might get int the way of the flow of life. It invites us to look at the choices we make and realize that there is always an opportunity to make a different choice. 

Written& Spoken by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jul 21, 2016

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 and fear, and ultimately finding love deep within himself.  The love-able and determined Dhruva is a reminder to look within for the love so many seek on the outside. He shows us that once we realize the love within us, we can truly offer our greatest gifts and find our place in the world.

Written& Spoken by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jul 19, 2016

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 life with a fresh perspective on your regular every day moments.  Our Guest is Tehya Sky. She is metaphysical guide, the author of A Ceremony Called Life: When Your Morning Coffee Is As Sacred as Holy Water, and she offers unique insights into the impact that ritual can have in our modern lives. 

Special Guest: Tehya Sky

www.tehyasky.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

Jul 14, 2016

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 Qualities of Consciousness and Nourishing the Teacher, as we dive into the hidden secrets of becoming more skillful communicators. Through Danny's profound insights, you'll gain new tools in becoming a better communicator and help improve the quality of your life and relationships. 

Special Guest: Danny Arguetty

www.dannyarguetty.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jul 12, 2016

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 nutritionist Julie Daniluk, the host of Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), as we discuss the impact of inflammation on the body. She's the author of Meals That Heal Inflammation and Slimming Meals That Heal, and she joins us today to help us understand the role inflammation plays in our health and lives. 

 

Special Guest: Julie Daniluk

www.juliedaniluk.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jul 7, 2016

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: The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career. She joins us on the Sivana Podcast to discuss the role of the modern yoga teacher, what makes a yoga teacher successful, what some of the biggest challenges of being a yoga teacher are, how to choose a yoga teacher training and much more! Whether a teacher or student of yoga, you are bound to benefit from Amy's keen insight and experience in the world of yoga.

Special Guest: Amy Ippoliti

www.90monkeys.com

www.amyippoliti.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Jul 5, 2016

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 who plays with humor as a means of exploring life and the ego. In this episode, we consider what it means to live a spiritual life, discuss the importance of humor on the spiritual path, offer thoughts on authenticity and much more!  There is a lot to enjoy in this episode filled with both insight and laughter.

 

Special Guest: JP Sears

www.awakenwithjp.com

Hosted by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced by: Benn Mendelsohn

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

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