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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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May 30, 2017

Plant medicine is playing a larger and larger role in the west, but what does that mean? What do we see happening in the community? What are the effects on indigenous cultures that are happening? Join us as we discuss how plant medicine plays an increasingly pivotal role in the world, and all the benefits and dangers they bring.

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic teacher, healer, speaker, community activist and author the books the Gift of Shamanism: Visionary Power, Ayahuasca Dreams, and Journeys to Other Realms and Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening.

 

Special Guest: Itzhak Beery

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Producer: Benn Mendelson

 

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May 25, 2017

What does it mean to be a man? Or a woman? And how do we bridge these feminine and masculine energies in order to find deeper levels of harmony?

Wes Parrish is a clarity junkie, spiritual warrior, and meditation guide. With a long history of being a digital art director (creating cultural movements, branding, and social media marketing), he has an even longer history of blending the universal aspects of Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, warrior mindset, and A Course in Miracles into a modern art of living your essential truth. A truth that may have nothing to do with what current society holds important but has everything to do with leading humanity forward. His weekly podcast series on iTunes, The Obsidian Blade Dharmacast, reaches an ever-growing audience of mindfulness and meditation practitioners who wish to take their liberation game to the next level. You can learn more at http://theobsidianblade.com or listen on iTunes at http://apple.co/1OTAztd

 

Special Guest: Wes Parrish

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

www.anatomyofliving.com

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 23, 2017

What does it mean to fully embrace our inner sacred feminine and masculine? How do we discover our own personal strengths?

Johnny Blackburn is a professional coach, speaker & facilitator who empowers clients, organizations and audiences to discover and then live from their deeper Presence. Residing in San Diego, CA, he is a highly respected authority on human embodiment and professional performance. Blackburn’s original background in Management Consulting, Master’s degree in Psychology and more than 1500 client-coaching hours as a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation all combined with extensive professional development training make him a highly sought after guide to greater levels of presence, openness and thriving.

 

Special Guest: Johnny Blackburn

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 18, 2017

Have you ever experienced having all your dreams come true, only to find they weren’t all that fulfilling? Many people have through history. So what’s the answer? Join us as we explore this important topic with Tricia Huffman.

As soon Tricia found out her father had passed, she had an overwhelming urge to do more with her life. She wanted everyone, everywhere, to love the life they are leading, no matter what they are doing and no matter where they are. She didn’t know where life was leading her, but she pursued what made her happy and healthy. She healed and transformed herself during this time and it radiated to her community of family and friends, who were inspired that she listened to herself and took the time to pause my life to take care of herself.

This eventually led her to develop her own philosophy of Joyology, something many people have found deeply inspiring throughout the years.

 

Special Guest: Tricia Huffman

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 16, 2017

Join us as we dive into using yoga and meditation as a tool to unwind trauma and intense emotional distress. Our two guests are as impressive as they are compassionate in their approach to this important topic:

 

Judy Weaver is the director of Yoga Styles teacher Training in Florida the primary founder and director for Education For Connected Warriors. She conducts trauma-conscious yoga training based on the latest scientific understanding of the human brain and psychological understanding. She also served on Yoga Alliance’s schools and students advisory board.

 

Carol Horton, Ph.D., is the author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body (2012) and Race and the Making of American Liberalism (2005). Carol is the Vice President of the Yoga Service Council, an Advisor to the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and a co-founder of Chicago’s Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN). She completed her foundational yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest, and studied trauma-informed yoga with James Fox (Prison Yoga Project) and Mark Lilly (Street Yoga). She has taught yoga in a variety of locations including Chicago’s Cook County Jail, a drop-in center for homeless women, a residential foster care facility, a community health center, and several independent studios.

 

Special Guest: Carol Horton and Judy Weaver

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 11, 2017

Why is it that people speak differently when they’re dying?

Lisa Smartt’s father had always been a skeptical and rationalist person. But three days before dying, her father announced, "The angels say only three days left now." He spoke of a "green dimension" and his room crowded with people who were unseen. He also spoke in a poetic and metaphoric language, describing the big art show that was approaching and the boxes he had to carry for his ceramicist wife of 54 years.

She listened in awe as she transcribed his final words that not only painted a world unseen but were rich in language patterns that appeared to be unique to the end of life. Formally trained in linguistics, Lisa was deeply curious about the language she witnessed. When she discovered little or no research had been done into people's final words, she established The Final Words Project (2014)  with Dr. Raymond Moody to learn more. Raymond, who coined the term near-death experience, has had a lifelong interest in language and joined Lisa on this exploration into last words. Her book, Words at the Threshold, offers the early findings of their investigations.

 

Special Guest: Lisa Smartt

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 9, 2017

What exactly are the chemical reactions in the brain that occur during spiritual experiences? What do they do to us, and can they be isolated? This fascinating topic of discussion is talked about at length in this podcast with Dr. Rick Strassman.

Dr. Rick Strassman is a board certified psychiatrist at the New Mexico School of Medicine, where he teaches. At UNM, Dr. Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal hormone melatonin in which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans. He also began the first new US government approved and funded clinical research with psychedelic drugs in over twenty years. He has published nearly thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has served as a reviewer for several psychiatric research journals. He written groundbreaking books such as DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Inner Paths to Outer Space, and DMT and the Soul of Prophecy.

 

Special Guest: Dr. Rick Strassman

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 4, 2017

Mindfulness is great, but how do you find your center in chaotic situations? It certainly isn’t easy. But thankfully, we have a SEAL to help us.

 

Thom Shea served 23 years with distinguished Valor as a Navy SEAL. During his military career, he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of Navy SEALs into Afghanistan in 2009 where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and his second Combat Action Medal. He was hand-selected to serve as Officer In Charge of the famed SEAL Sniper course from 2009 – 2011. He’s also the CEO of Adamantine Alliance, a unique leadership and demanding human performance training organization.

 

Special Guest: Thom Shea

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Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 2, 2017

What is Yoga Nidra, really? What happens to us in this very deep state of peace and mindfulness? Join us as we explore this fascinating topic with our special guest, Kamini Desai.

 

Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from Smith College and La Salle University, and as daughter of one of the original yoga masters who pioneered yoga in the West, Kamini has served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center. She is now the Education Director and Core Curriculum Developer of the Amrit Yoga Institute -a cutting edge teaching center for advanced studies in eastern philosophy. She is one of three Founding Directors of the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda with Dr. Vijay K Jain, MD and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla.

 

Special Guest: Kamini Desai

http://www.kaminidesai.com/

 

Creator & Host: Ashton Szabo

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Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

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