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Food as Sukha Sadhana and the Creation of Good Space with Kate O’Donell

A sattvic state of mind is one that is naturally calm, clear, and at peace. But when the world tugs at our minds and our egos, it makes them anxious, wild, and scattered making  it difficult to feel peace and stability within. In her Ayurvedic Cookbooks, Kate O’Donnell uses food preparation as a way to harness this undisturbed, sattvic state of mind that we desire to cultivate. Today, Kate and I chat about the importance of our daily habits in terms of sukha sadhana and how to bring about a...

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How to Slow Down to Speed Up with Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker (Part 2)

On today’s show, Rod Stryker and I continue our conversation on the deeply healing and transformative practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra essentially translates to the ‘end of all thoughts’ because it is a process in which we learn to let go, to relax and restore, to diffuse our awareness, and to just BE.We’ve created a world where we are always doing something; with our Iphones and tablets constantly by our sides and work or life stressors always on our minds, we are continually thinking, working, or moving. We are...

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Craft Healthy Green Juice with These 5 Backyard Plants

Do you love green juices but aren’t quite sure what to put in them or how to make them an easeful habit in your life - timewise and money-wise?Not too long ago my “juice-life” was not so juicy. It looked a bit like this: I would get psyched to finally go on that juicing kick. I’d storm the grocery store, buy 10 lbs of produce, make one weird juice, and spend over an hour cleaning the juicer. My efficiency gauge couldn’t handle this kind of a lifestyle, so the juicer...

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How to Heal and Restore with Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker (Part 1)

Culturally, we are moving towards higher levels of division and speed. Everything in our world is getting faster and faster and thus we are having to split ourselves up into smaller parts to get everything done. This disrupts our physiology as we have to process more sensory input than we ever have before; the acceleration and distraction we have created in today’s world causes us to be anxious, fearful, depressed, or scatterbrained.Yoga Nidra is a practice that allows us to do the opposite. By lying down and using the healing...

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12 Simple Tips to Build Your Immune System

Tis’ the season for temperatures to fluctuate and for your immune system to be attacked by unwanted invaders. Have you noticed that sniffles and congestion seem to disrupt our lives when the days get colder? It is the windy fall and the wet winter season that seem to slam our immune system the most. This time of year- known as the season of kapha- is the perfect time to step up your Ayurvedic daily habit practices.On any given day we are being attacked by pollutants, pathogens, and bacteria, and our...

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The Powers of Deep Rejuvenation and Peak Performance

What do you need in your life- Deep Rejuvenation or Peak Performance? Today I talk about the tough stuff that we can all encounter along our paths to health such as sourcing our energy from Ego instead of the Universe, the failure of the intellect, and the Disease Tree. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, tired, scattered, or anxious in our action packed, overstimulating lives. It’s time we pull our energy back, give more time to ourselves and deeply rejuvenate. I talk to everyone about how to root yourself in order to...

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Growth and Transformation on the Path of Ayurveda with Kate O-Donnell

I love these juicy conversations with author, lecturer, and yoga instructor, Kate O’Donnell. Today, we jump right into how our awareness expands and changes as we dive deeper into the studies of yoga and Ayurveda, and how we can expect ourselves and our physiology to change and evolve on our growth paths.  There is a greater sensitivity that we begin to notice in our bodies as we move into a deeper attunement with nature and the universe. We intuitively begin to move away from over processed foods, scary movies, loud...

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Waking up to our True Potential with Vivianne Nantel

I have a fantastic conversation today with yogini, spiritual guide, and visionary, Vivianne Nantel about the importance of the yogic path and our movement towards Self Realization. Many people around the world are entering into more subtle levels of awareness as they shift their thoughts, actions, and patterns from gross to the subtle. Vivanne, AKA Devi, and I chat about what we are waking up to and how we are waking up on the path to Oneness; what is happening as people realize their potential as blissful, omnipresent, pure consciousness...

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