Info

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
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2019
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

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 Well (Chinese) and Zhuang Zi and the Butterfly (Chinese), teach us to follow our heart, have perspective in life, and appreciate the beauty of everything around us. If you are an adult listening to these stories, you can play these stories to children, but we also encourage you to make these stories your own and share them with the children in your life.  Whether young or old, we're sure you'll enjoy the richness of these ancient stories!

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 25, 2016

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 your own garden, no matter what your space concerns, inside or out. We'll also talk about edible weeds, worm composting in your house, and more! A great episode for anyone looking to live a more sustainable life by growing some of their own food and composting organic materials, even with limited space.

Special Guest: Susan Gouveia

www.gardengoddesses.org

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 23, 2016

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, where education can often just mean creating a better consumer, we often lose touch with our inner most being in our race to adulthood. In this episode we explore a story of Hanuman to tell us why forgetting is important; why being molded by culture and society serves an ultimate purpose. It's through our necessary process of forgetfulness that we are ultimately lead back to who we really are.

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 18, 2016

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 many relevant topics with modern postural yoga.

Special Guest: Leslie Kaminoff

www.yogaanatomy.org

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 16, 2016

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 than you think! Our guest, Shir Friedman, works for a company that is creating chicken meat without harming animals. No hormones, no GMOs, real meat. The meat is grown in a medium that mimics the conditions inside a living animal, allowing it to grow as it would naturally. The potential impact on our environment, the meat industry, and our diet is HUGE! How is it possible? We'll learn more in this episode!

Special Guest: Shir Friedman

www.supermeat.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 11, 2016

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 which herbs and foods can keep your body cool and skin glowing, no matter what the temperature gauge reads. 

Special Guest: Trudy Collings

www.paavaniayurveda.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 9, 2016

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. The Story of the Stone Cutter and the Magic of Patience are engaging, simple stories with a great message and are appropriate for all ages!

Special Guest: Michael Katz

www.storytellermichael.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 4, 2016

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 discovered an interesting side effect to the eating and lifestyle tools she was giving her brain patients - they began to shed excess pounds. She offers easy tips and guidelines to help you feel great and lose weight without dieting.

Special Guest: Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.

www.drkulreetchaudhary.com

www.theprimeclub.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Aug 2, 2016

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 teacher's home, out into the world and even down into the underworld. His experiences provide us with keen insight into how certain thoughts can sabotage our ability to receive the gifts of life, and his journey shows us possible ways to navigate those moments, and even provide hints of an ancient Kundalini Yoga Practice... 

 

Written & Spoken by: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

1