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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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Sep 29, 2016

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 commitment to explore the depths of the subconscious, Hanuman shows us how to overcome the challenges of the spiritual path. The story serves as a reminder to stay vigilant in your quest, no matter how far you've come.

Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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Sep 27, 2016

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 techniques can be applied to any life experience and can fundamentally change the way we engage the world. What is mindfulness? How does one practice it? We'll explore these questions and more!

Sports psychologist Dr. Jerry Lynch is the author of eleven books and founder/director of Way of Champions, a performance consulting group gear towards "mastering the inner game" for athletic excellence. He has over 35 years of experience as a sports psychologist, coach, athlete, and teacher. He draws from his experience working with Olympic, NBA, and NCAA champions to help transform the lives of athletes, parents, coaches, and every day people.

Special Guest: Dr. Jerry Lynch

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Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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Sep 22, 2016

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 all over the world, and particularly here in the United States.

In Part III, we conclude our conversation about what it means to be a western yogi in the world today. We ask vital questions about living in the world and how to accept and say "yes" to the experiences of life. How do we say yes to the challenging moments, as well as the easy ones?  How can we as a community drive forward together to create a more harmonious planet? We dive into these topics and more in our final episode of this talk with Professor Douglas Brooks.

Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part III] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 53]

Special Guest: Douglas Brooks

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Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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Sep 20, 2016

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 all over the world, and particularly here in the United States.

In Part II, we continue our conversation about what it means to be a western yogi in the world today. We ask how to honor the traditions of past while still recognizing the needs and particular aspects of modern life. How do we integrate these ancient practices and the experiences we have into our daily lives? We explore this and much more in this engaging episode with the always insightful Douglas Brooks.

Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part II] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 52]

Special Guest: Douglas Brooks

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Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

Sep 15, 2016

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 all over the world, and particularly here in the United States.

In Part I, we begin our conversation about what it means to be a western yogi in the world today.  What are we missing, given the context of yoga's origins? What opportunities do we have for greater integration and understanding? Are there other streams of ideas within yoga that we typically don't know of in the west? In addition to exploring these ideas and more; Douglas shares some of hist first experiences with his teacher in India and how it set the stage for his life now.

Living In The World As A Modern Yogi [Part I] - Conversation with Douglas Brooks [Episode 51]

Special Guest: Douglas Brooks

www.rajanaka.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Sep 13, 2016

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 astronomers, Bob Berman, joins us to chat about reality, time, consciousness, life and death. What sometimes sounds eerily like a real life Matrix, Berman explains ideas of reality supported by some of the most recent scientific findings and leads us down a fantastic rabbit hole into understanding the nature of reality.

Special Guest: Bob Berman

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Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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Sep 8, 2016

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 connected to something larger than one-self. Offering an alternative to attempts at subduing or controlling life, the story encourages us to deepen the connection to our highest self to help navigate the difficulties of life.  

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced By: Benn Mendelson

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Sep 6, 2016

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 with Penguin/Random-House), a leading speaker for his generation having been featured in TEDx Youth, and has already inspired countless thousands of young people to seek meaningful career success and to make a difference in the world. He joins us to share some of the unique insights and perspectives he's learned from his journey and countless connections with people from all over the world.

Special Guest: Jake Ducey

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Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Sep 1, 2016

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 named after the Warrior, Virabhadra, but the story of Virabhadra goes much deeper. In this classic tale of love and destruction, we find permission to have the whole human experience, without trying to suppress or bypass certain emotions, and learn how anger can lead to deeper experiences of compassion and understanding.

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

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