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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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Nov 29, 2016

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 relationship with both the inner and outer critic? Join us as we chat with meditation teacher and therapist, Mark Coleman, about ways to work with our inner critic to help us live more joyous and prosperous lives.

Mark Coleman is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind and Awake in the Wild.  He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

Special Guest: Mark Coleman

www.awakeinthewild.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 24, 2016

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, and teachers from Indian, Egyptian, and Persian cultures. They practiced meditation, vegetarianism, and often believed in concepts of karma and reincarnation. Join us on this exciting conversation with Linda Johnsen about the links between ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and the mystical traditions of the near and far east. 

Linda Johnsen, author of Lost Masters: Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers, is a long time student of religious philosophy. She holds degrees in Eastern and Western Psychology, and has post-graduate training in theology and Sanskrit. She is the award winning author of eight books on spirituality, including Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India, and has hundreds of articles that have appeared in Yoga International, Yoga Journal, and other publications.

Special Guest: Linda Johnsen

www.thousandsuns.org

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 22, 2016

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 we feel overwhelmed, stagnant, or frustrated. We also discuss the importance of self care, goal setting, boundaries, and more.

Sam Bennett is the author of Start Right Where You Are and Get It Done. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.  

Special Guest: Sam Bennett

www.startrightwhereyouare.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 17, 2016

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 need? Doesa breath through the nose effect us differently than a breath through the mouth? Join us with author and teacher, Patrick McKeown, as we discuss these questions and more. We'll learn how can changing the way we breath can reduce stress and increasing performance, as well as even change the look of your face! If you've been wanting to know more about the breath, this is the episode for you!

Special Guest: Patrick McKeown

www.buteykoclinic.com

 

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 15, 2016

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 episode as we talk with Girish, a world famous musician and teacher, about the power of chanting and how it can radically improve our lives. 

Girish is a musician, author and teacher. He has created multiple solo albums, and has played regularly with other well known artists like Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, Snatam Kaur, Wah! and more. He recently came out with his first book, Music and Mantra: The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace, and Prosperity, which provides a wonderful opportunity for readers to dive more deeply into the profound practices of mantra and music!

Special Guest: Girish

www.girishmusic.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 10, 2016

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 with Amelia Kinkade, animal "whisperer", author and one of the leading psychics in America, as we discuss how to get more in touch with nature and the animals around us. She offers a hopeful message about how we can all connect more deeply to the natural world and its inhabitants, and how we can be part of a growing solution, instead of a continued problem.

Special Guest: Amelia Kinkade

www.ameliakinkade.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

 

Nov 8, 2016

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 West? 

Join us with author, teacher, ayurvedic consultant and cultural critic, Matthew Remski, as we dive into this important topic. Matthew has been doing great work within the yoga community with the WAWADIA Project (What Are We Actually Doing In Asana) and other projects he's involved with. His keen insights and thoughtful reflections are a welcome addition to yoga in the modern age.

Special Guest: Matthew Remski

www.matthewremski.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 3, 2016

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 different styles of yoga (Iyengar and Ashtanga as an example) view the practice of postures? Join us with Steven Weiss, a holistic chiropractor, nutritionist, yoga therapist and teacher, as well as author of the book The Injury Free Yoga Practice, as we dive into a conversation about the postural practices of yoga and it's implications in our lives.

Special Guest: Steven Weiss

www.yogainjuryanatomyalignment.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

Nov 1, 2016

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 what it means to be fully engaged in every aspect of your life.

Thomas M. Sterner is the author of multiple books, including The Practicing Mind and Fully Engaged., and speaks around the world on developing focus and discipline.

Special Guest: Thomas M. Sterner

www.tomsterner.com

Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

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