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Sivana Podcast: Eastern Spirituality, Yoga Philosophy, and Conscious Living

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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

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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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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Episodes

Self Care and Self Love with Kristi Kuttner [Episode 217]

9/18/2018
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If you have a hard time saying no without feeling guilty, this is the episode for you! Today we get to talk to Reiki master teacher and yin yoga teacher Kristi Kuttner about self-care as inner work, not just outer -- starting with how to say no without apologizing! We also discuss finding the balance between self-discipline and self-care, and tips and tricks for getting on the mat, without pushing yourself. Learn how to fit self-care into your yoga practice, and give your body what it needs...

Duration:00:14:54

Gluten or Gluten-Free in Ayurveda with Akshata Sheelvant [Episode 216]

9/13/2018
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What is gluten? What’s it affect on each dosha? Examine the gluten-free diet from a yogic perspective with ayurvedic practitioner Akshata Sheelvant. We cover: Why gluten is heavy to digest. How eliminating gluten for certain body-types could eliminate the good bacteria in your gut. A simple checklist of things to consider when thinking about going gluten free. If you’re interested in Ayurveda, you’ll love diving deeper in this episode. --- Akshata (Akee) Sheelvant is an Ayurveda/Yoga...

Duration:00:30:45

Revamp Your Savasana with Brett Larkin [Episode 215]

9/11/2018
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If you’re not euphoric about how AMAZING Savasana feels, listen up! Lying on your mat is sometimes NOT enough. In this episode, I share all my tips on how to have an earth-shatteringly, sumptuous Savasana experience. This is based on weeks of trail and error in my own practice. We talk about props, pillows, blankets, hacks, anatomical tricks, music, scents and so much more. YOU deserve an orgasmic Savasana experience every day of your life. Here’s how to get there! --- Brett is the founder...

Duration:00:23:01

Bring the Yamas & Niyamas into Your Workday with Awilda Rivera [Episode 214]

9/6/2018
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You’re probably familiar with the idea of bringing yoga off the mat and into your personal life and relationships, but can we also bring yoga philosophy into the office?! Today, Awilda Rivera – yoga teacher, coach, and former lawyer – unpacks each of the yamas and niyamas with creative ideas on how to bring these concepts into your workday. These concepts can drastically improve your corporate life, even if you hate your job! We cover: Each of the Yamas and Niyamas. How to practice them in...

Duration:00:23:53

Slow Down and Do Less with Brett Larkin [Episode 213]

9/4/2018
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Pitta and Vata types, this episode is for you! Are you addicted to information? Accomplishing things? Always moving? Very hard on yourself? In this episode, I break down how to overcome the constant need to DO, and how to drop into a flow state through slowing down and trusting yourself that it’s OK to do less. Surprisingly, just a tiny but of nourishment can go a long way. --- Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to...

Duration:00:16:06

How to Coach Yourself Through Mental Obstacles in Yoga with Awilda Rivera [Episode 212]

8/30/2018
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“Yoga can be a spiritual pressure cooker!” says today’s guest, Awilda Rivera. If you’ve cried, lost your temper or experienced intense emotions as your practice, it’s OK! Awilda shares with us her top three tips on how to coach ourselves through those rough moments in class. Commitment, patience and humor all play a role. This episode outlines the exact techniques you can try. --- Awilda Rivera is a yoga teacher, success coach, spiritual advisor and former lawyer. Learn more at...

Duration:00:21:36

100 Expert Interviews Later, the Lifestyle Changes I’ve Actually Made with Brett Larkin [Episode 211]

8/28/2018
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Ever feel overwhelmed by the incredible amount of content on the Sivana Podcast? Me too! This show features so many amazing experts with so many gold-nuggets of wisdom. I’ve conducted over 100 interviews! I decided to create a summary episode of the top ten lifestyle changes I’ve personally made as a result of the Sivana podcast. I’m a busy wife, mother, entrepreneur and yogini. These are all things I’ve actually been able to integrate into my life consistently. If I can do it, you can too!...

Duration:00:23:21

Abundance Mindset and Earning BIG as a Health Coach, Yoga Teacher or Healer with Carolin Soldo [Episode 210]

8/23/2018
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Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset or an employee mindset? Find out in today’s episode with the “Fairy Godmother of Coaches,” Carolin Soldo. She and her team help healers go from ZERO to FULL-TIME INCOME in less than 4 months. Many health coaches, yoga teachers and spiritual advisors encounter resistance around charging a lot of for their services. Yet according to Carolin, it’s better for coaches and clients when you charge MORE. We cover: How to get comfortable with charging more. How...

Duration:00:34:37

How to Become a Kirtan Leader - with Mike Cohen [Episode 209]

8/21/2018
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So, you love Kirtan -- do you think you might want to be a Kirtan leader? You don’t have to be an expert in Western or Indian music to get started! In the second part of our two-part Kirtan series, Mike Cohen dives deep into the creating your own Kirtan songs, how he teaches Kirtan, and how simple and fast it is to start playing Harmonium. We also get to hear more about Mike’s background in Kirtan, and the intense lineage of his practice! We also talk about how the Kirtan Leader Institute...

Duration:00:29:51

What is Kirtan? with Mike Cohen [Episode 208]

8/16/2018
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For those of you want to find out what Kirtan is, or are intimidated by singing Kirtan, this is the episode for you! Mike Cohen, founder of the Boulder, CO-based Kirtan Institute, teaches us about this ancient practice of singing mantras in part one of a two-part series. We’ll hear Mike’s unique perspective as a Kirtan leader about the energetic effects of Kirtan, how he makes mantras more accessible, and how Kirtan connects us to community. From the origins of Kirtan and its place in a...

Duration:00:27:05

How to Have a Powerful Mantra Practice - Even if You Hate Chanting with Brett Larkin [Episode 207]

8/14/2018
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Do you secretly dread chanting aloud? I used to too! In this episode, I share WHY you want to have a practice of chanting out loud and WHAT the concrete benefits are. I also share the tips, tricks and practices I used to get comfortable hearing my own voice. My hope is that these can be helpful to you as well! If you’re a chanting skeptic or want to deepen your chanting practice, listen for more! --- Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering...

Duration:00:20:29

What Are the 8 Limbs of Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater [Episode 206]

8/9/2018
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What are the 8 limbs of yoga really about? Judith Hanson Lasater unpacks the BIG lessons from yogic philosophy in this special episode. We cover: The true meaning of ahimsa (non-violence) and santosha (contentment). How to embrace sadness? What does it mean to be an “integrated person?” Judith also shared with us the two common pitfalls she seems students and teachers make when it comes to understanding yogic philosophy. Walk away inspired from this powerful episode. --- Judith Hanson...

Duration:00:22:21

Why You Can’t Skip Savasana with Judith Hanson Lasater [Episode 205]

8/7/2018
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Only doing savasana for a few minutes? According to today’s guest, that’s not long enough! Today we welcome to the show Judith Hanson Lasater, world-renowned expert in restorative yoga. In this mind-blowing episode, she shares with us why rest and sleep are different, and how we need BOTH. Judith explains the three unique stages of savasana. And if you’re playing music while you rest, think again! Judith teaches us the potent power of silence. Whether you’re a yoga student or teacher, you’ll...

Duration:00:32:08

Holistic Hormone Balancing with Teri Mosey [Episode 204]

8/2/2018
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Teri Mosey, Ph.D., is an international speaker, wellness consultant, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, master’s degree in exercise physiology, doctorate in holistic nutrition, and is a graduate of culinary studies. Through a holistic approach, Teri’s intention is to inspire, educate, and support others toward becoming the best version of themselves. Special Guest: Teri Mosey, Ph.D., https://www.terimosey.com/ Teri’s book “The...

Duration:00:28:29

Why Gut Health = Brain Health with Teri Mosey [Episode 203]

7/31/2018
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Teri Mosey, Ph.D., is an international speaker, wellness consultant, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, master’s degree in exercise physiology, doctorate in holistic nutrition, and is a graduate of culinary studies. Through a holistic approach, Teri’s intention is to inspire, educate, and support others toward becoming the best version of themselves. Special Guest: Teri Mosey, Ph.D., https://www.terimosey.com/ Teri’s book “The...

Duration:00:28:30

Developing Resiliency - Conversation with Melanie Phillips [Episode 202]

7/26/2018
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Melanie Phillips, author of “Living After Loss: A Soulful Guide to Freedom,” offers wisdom on how we can transform the thought patterns and perspectives that perpetuate our suffering. She shares with us the technique of “Theta Healing,” as well as a 4-phase process for creating new neuropathways to develop resiliency. We also discuss Karma, how to connect to Source Energy, and what to do when you feel disconnected. This episode continues Melanie’s no nonsense, spiritual approach to loss and...

Duration:00:27:09

Healing After Loss - Conversation with Melanie Phillips [Episode 201]

7/24/2018
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As humans, we experience loss. Often, these losses go unacknowledged. Whether it’s the loss of a pet, job, relationship or family member, author Melanie Phillips shares that healing after loss is not a linear process. Melanie opens up about her personal journey after the unexpected loss of her partner. She provides tips about how we can enlist the right kind of support when we’re in crisis, and how we can best support others in need. We discuss loss from the perspective of the chakras energy...

Duration:00:30:06

Heal Your Subconscious with Kundalini Yoga - Conversation Continued with Karena Virginia [Episode 200]

7/19/2018
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We continue our conversation with Kundalini yoga teacher and healer, Kerena Virginia. She shares with us how she went through a period of devastating loss, which led to an awakening that changed how she practiced and taught Kundalini yoga. She explains how our energetic body, our intuition and our heart, can work in conjunction with one another. She answers common questions many of us have: Like how do we know if we are coming from our head or our heart? How can we ask for guidance when...

Duration:00:36:43

Heal Your Subconscious with Kundalini Yoga - Conversation with Karena Virginia [Episode 199]

7/17/2018
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What if working within the confines of our mind is not enough for personal transformation? According to Kundalini yoga teacher and author, Karena Virginia, we cannot elevate our mindset until we heal our energy field first. For Karena, this was the missing link in all other healing modalities that she tried. Today, Karena breaks down the five energy layers that exist within your auric field. She walks us through each of these energy frequencies and how they relate to acupuncture, tapping,...

Duration:00:25:32

Tarot & Oracle Cards as a Spiritual Practice - Conversation Continued with Katherine Skaggs [Episode 198]

7/12/2018
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Continuing our conversation with artist Katherine Skaggs, we dive into the basics of how YOU can start reading Tarot or Oracle cards at home. We cover: How to pick a deck and cleanse its energy. How you can work with one card a day to get in touch with your spirit guides and helpers. Katherine explains a ritual we can use to incorporate readings into our yoga and meditation practice. She also explains the concept of card “spreads” – what are they, how they work, and which basic ones we can...

Duration:00:33:50