Sleep is a natural process that rejuvenates and restores our whole system. We know that lack of sleep has a very diverse effect on our system.
Wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda has many suggestions to move towards better sleep. Better sleep will help us move to optimal health. The different ayurvedic constitutions will have different sleep patterns.
Ayurvedic understanding of the rhythm of the day can also help us to create positive habits to move towards better sleep.
For 4 free guided audio meditations to kick start your journey of relaxation and better sleep, head over to http://www.sunitayoga.com/
Sometimes, relaxation is the most important gift we can give ourselves. Relaxation is seemingly simple, yet we know from experience that it is not that simple. With our busy lifestyles, deadlines, the pressure of work & family activities, and trying to juggle everything, we don’t remember to relax. Not all stress is bad. But we need a balance of active and rest states to function better on all levels.
In this podcast, I am discussing why & how to relax. For 4 free guided audio meditations to kick start your journey of relaxation, head over to http://www.sunitayoga.com/
In this episode, Nikola Ellis and I are discussing tips to help deal with anxiety and help to calm your anxious mind.
We all react differently to anxiety. Anxiety can be very crippling. How can we deal with it?
In this episode, we are discussing simple yoga & meditation techniques to help you manage your anxiety. It is also very important to understand that there are different techniques, some techniques may work for you and some may not, and that’s ok. Choose what works for you. Our suggestion is keep it simple, and adapt techniques according to your needs.
You can learn more about Nikola’s different training programs on her website https://www.adoreyoga.com/
We are in the state of "Great Exhaustion". In this state, people are feeling an absolute, overwhelming feeling of emotional exhaustion, as if they are running on an empty tank.
Lots of people are suffering from exhaustion & burnout. Due to the pandemic whole humanity has suffered a lot of uncertainty, there is a lot of work-related stress, financial stress, and emotional stress which has affected our mental health.
In this podcast episode, I am discussing what is this state and offering some tips on how to deal with burnout.
How to eat?
What will be the most nourishing food for our system?
Have you heard of Satvik food?
How to eat to balance our ayurvedic constitution?
What is Ayurveda?
What is tridoshick food?
Have you ever come across these questions? Have you ever wondered why gut health is so important in Ayurveda?
In this podcast, I have answered some of these questions. Also given tips on how to bring the ayurvedic diet into your life.
Also, visit https://sunitayoga.com/shop/ for "Ayurveda cooking experience with Sunita" online cooking course and 2 e-cook books "Practical Ayurveda cooking for summertime" & "Practical Ayurveda cooking for wintertime"
This week's topic on “Meditation Yoga & stuff with Sunita” podcast is ”Yoga of Mind- Bhagavad Gita”.
Bhagavad Gita is the longest poem that shines a light on our mind, how to work with our mind, how to meditate, how to work with our emotions, what is real and what is Maya or illusion, what brings peace to our mind, 3 qualities of the universe, and much more. This wisdom answers many questions about what is being human means, and what is the purpose of life or dharma. This wisdom has been life-transforming in my life and I want to share it with you.
Many people have defined yoga in many different ways. For me, Yoga is a path of self-discovery.
Pajanjali’s Yogasutra gives us amazing guidance on this path of self-discovery. According to the wisdom of yoga, self-awareness is the first step. There are many yoga practices we can use for the betterment of our whole being (for example: Asana, Pranayama), may help us realize where we hold tension or how is our breath, etc. When we become aware of this we start noticing where we hold stress in our body, how we react in different situations, etc.
Self-awareness helps us understand what works and what is not serving us, in other words, what we need to let go. The mind becomes calm. There is clarity in our thoughts. The body becomes flexible and strong. We can find happiness, joy, and meaning in our lives.
You may have come across books, self-help experts, tools, etc. Yoga can really help us on the path of personal development or self-growth.
The wisdom of yoga understand the human mind and can equip us with tools to help us move out of our way to move towards our optimal self. Even just the first guiding principle of yoga Ahimsa or non-violence can teach us so much. We are multidimensional beings, this is why our personal development also has many layers. The wisdom of yoga understands this and gives us many tools to work with (for e.g. 8 limbs of yoga).
In my first podcast, I talked about 8 limbs of yoga where I talk more in detail about these 8 limbs of yoga and how to use them in our day-to-day life.
Energy is in every aspect of our life. We need energy to do an activity, to play, for our relationships, for our hobbies. In short, we need energy to live life fully. A lot is dependent upon our energy.
We know that abundant energy provides the necessary fuel to support important areas of our lives, while, low energy leads to unfulfilled potential and lots of frustration. So how do we find more energy? How can we tap into this reservoir of energy?
Here are some suggestions for long-lasting energy.
Our immune system does a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails, the main reason is stress. When we are stressed, our immunity is low.
Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immune system?
The answer is: yes. Our immune system is not a single identity, to function well it needs balance and harmony of our all systems. Wisdom of Ayurveda- the healing science of India, and wisdom of yoga tips is all about coming back to a state of balance and harmony. As a positive effect of these practices, we can improve immunity.
Ayurveda’s understanding of daily routine, relationships, and yoga’s understanding of calming the mind and relaxation can be very powerful tools to build healthy immunity.
This week’s guest is Sally Kempton. One evening in the early 1970s, while sitting in her Manhattan living room, Sally Kempton experienced kundalini awakening. The experience lasted for 24 hours and turned her life around.
At the time, Kempton had a flourishing career as a New York journalist, writing on popular culture, the arts, and feminist issues for Esquire, the New York Times, New York magazine, and The Village Voice. An early voice in the second-wave feminist movement, spirituality was the last thing on her agenda. But her experience that night affected her so powerfully that within a year she had given up her career to immerse herself fully as a student and teacher of spiritual awareness.
Two years later, she encountered her Guru, the enlightened Siddha master, Swami Muktananda, and became his full-time student. Kempton studied and traveled with Muktananda from 1974 until his passing in 1982. She edited many of his books, received intensive training in the texts of Vedanta, yoga, and the north Indian tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, and taught courses around the world. In 1982, Muktananda initiated her into the traditional Saraswati order of Indian swamis, or monks, and gave her the name Swami Durgananda. For the next twenty years, she served as a teacher in the Siddha Yoga meditation community. She created and taught workshops, courses and trainings in meditation and spiritual wisdom, served for a time as editor of the spiritual magazine Darshan, and wrote extensively on all aspects of spiritual life.
Sally is also the author of the hugely popular books “Meditation for the Love of It” and “Awakening Shakti“. You can connect with Sally via her website https://www.sallykempton.com/
Have you ever wondered what is happiness?
Definition of happiness tells us it is "feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment". While we all will describe happiness in different ways, we all are looking for it. It is the human condition to move towards true happiness.
In the wisdom of Yoga, there are two concepts, Sukha & Ananda. Sukha is a simple pleasure where as Ananda is the state of true happiness. Regular positive practices like meditation, correct Asana practices can slowly and steadily take us towards the state of true happiness.
Tune in to learn about how the mind works, and how can we move towards the state of Ananda-true happiness.
Eve is 77 years old, has been a yoga practitioner since 1971, and in her 40th year of teaching. Her style of yoga emphasizes self-care, care for others and our environment, and loving-kindness practice. Before moving to the mid-north coast of NSW, Eve founded two yoga studios, Sydney Yoga Centre (1985) and Simply Yoga (2000). Writing is an equal passion with yoga for Eve. She has two published books, ‘Teach Yourself Yoga' and a yoga manual, ‘The Art of Adjustment’. In 2021, Eve completed her memoir, ‘Being Eve’, not yet published.
You can find more info on her via her 'Yoga Suits Her' blog: eveyoga.com and Eve’s YouTube classes and resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/YogawithEveGrzybowski/videos
Tips to building healthy relationships based on Yoga and Ayurveda’s wisdom.
Human beings are multidimensional beings. How we store any experience in our memory, how do we react to any situation is deeply seated in our mental impression of a similar situation. The wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda can give us amazing insight into our mind and also about the energy system and our relationships.
Tune in to the podcast to explore relationships in your life.
‘It is what it is' is an expression used to characterize a frustrating or challenging situation. When we are on the journey of rediscovering our true self via meditation, we may have some questions or some experiences which may feel like frustration. Or this may happen because we don’t understand what to make of these experiences. In this situation the “it is what it is” teaches us acceptance of the experience.
In this episode, I am answering some of these common questions about how to meditate, why we get some experiences on the path of meditation, what type of meditation is right for us, do we need a guide on the path of meditation, and much more...
A chaotic mind is simply a stressed-out mind or overwhelmed mind. The stress can be from outside for e.g. situations that are not in our hands. Or it could be in our mind e.g. the stories we create and hold onto.
In this episode, I am talking about the mind, what is chaotic mind is, how we deal with it, what happens in meditation. And much more..
Sanskrit word Dharma way of living a purposeful life. Here, purpose means higher purpose.
Ancient yoga texts describe Dharma as inner wisdom, or as divine guidance. So, how do we find this purpose in life? How do we identify Dharma or our life’s purpose? How do we tap into this inner voice and follow our inner wisdom our inner voice? There are many voices around us like our culture, family, society.
In this podcast, I explain what dharma is, how to identify it, how to follow it, what practices will help to listen to the inner wisdom and find your true purpose.
With new variants of the virus, we are all going through so much. I want to check 'How are you?', 'How are you doing?'
I am also giving some tips to being balanced, peaceful, and calm in our life. In this new reality, we are also witnessing the beginnings of new ritual, we are rediscovering ourselves, we are noticing our new strengths and the emergence of a new era that we view as the “next normal.” Yoga and Ayurveda can be very helpful on this path. Here are some tips.
Have you ever wondered why relaxation is so important?
Regular relaxation practices reduces stress and improves our overall health. Relaxation practices improves our productivity & focus: An active mind gets tired just like an active body. Including time to quiet your thoughts and letting your mind rest is part of the healing process. In this podcast, I am discussing why relaxation, and how to bring it into our day-to-day life.
Make a resolution that you will keep! Sanskrit word Sankalpa can be roughly translated as a heartfelt desire, a solemn vow, a positive intention or goal, or a resolve to do something. Sankalpa channels energy to manifest a goal by enlisting singled-pointed will, determination, and action. In this podcast, I am explaining what is Sankalpa and giving some tips about how to make Sankalpa.
You are invited to think about your Sankalpa or intention. Sankalpa needs to be simple, very positive and it needs to be in the present tense.
During Sankalpa yoga sessions, your positive heartfelt intention is set in such a way that it is anchored into our systems. When Sankalpa is set in this way we subconsciously move towards the 'goal'. Offred via Zoom. follow the link for booking https://sunitayoga.com/product/sankalpa/
Dates: 11th January 2022 to 15th January 2022
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In this episode I am looking back to the journey of creating the podcast, why I started, what was an inspiration, how it took shape, my obstacles, ups and downs, and staying true to my Dharma of sharing the wisdom of meditation yoga and stuff. Thank you for supporting the podcast I really appreciate it.
When we shift our focus towards gratitude, it brings feelings of compassion and happiness. When we start noticing what we have in our life we start realizing how blessed we are.
Gratitude helps us to reduce stress and helps to strengthen our relationships. When you take time to appreciate all the ways in which life is being kind to you, you attract more positive experiences, joy and abundance. All this helps us to attract abundance in all aspects of our life.
Ayurveda is a healing science that is basically the science of relationships. According to the wisdom of Ayurveda, not just our relationship with our food matters but also our relationship with everything around us matters because it has an impact on our optimal health. Where our food comes from, how Mother Earth was treated, how it was cooked, what was the mental state of the person who cooked the food, how is our relationship with food, what was the state of our mind etc. impact the quality of food. Enjoy!
Amy is currently a senior yoga trainer at CorePower Yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training with CorePower Yoga in 2007. She trained and completed her 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 under the tutelage of Jason Crandell. She is currently enrolled in a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Amy lives in San Diego with her wife, Beth O’Reilly and her dog Kora.
To connect with Amy via Instgram: amy.opielowski
Are you curious about the deities of yoga? Have you ever wondered why there are so many deities. Who is Shiva or Shakti or Ganesha or Durga? Do you want to understand the 'Ishwara Pranidhan' concept? What are the concepts behind these images of deities? How to bring this wisdom into our yoga and meditation practice to enhance our journey of life.
If you are curious and want to learn more on how to bring this wisdom in your mediation and yoga practice email me at email@example.com