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Spirit Sessions is your one-stop shop for all things sex, spirit and shakti-infused self-care (with a spoonful of Southern belle). Join me, Katie Silcox, New York Times Best-Selling author and Founder of Shakti School, for your weekly self-love soundbyte. This podcast is full of fun and deep real-talk from your fave Ayurveda gal-Friday on yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra and anything else we wanna’ dish about. This is about me having authentic conversation with YOU on everything I’m currently madly in ...
 
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In this episode you’ll hear: ~ Trauma and states of safety within the body ~ Integration of the physical and emotional bodies ~ Role of the vagus and cranial nerves ~ The matrix of safety and support ~ Attunement of the brain and body ~ The science of safety ~ Stability as connection to the Divine ~ Click here for the Spirit and Safety course on No…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ Rasa as your first line of defense ~ The physiology of Rasa ~ Tips for healthy, high-quality Rasa ~ Rasa’s role in immunity ~ Lymphatic massage to keep lymph fluid moving ~ Spiritual qualities of lymph ~ Pulsation of life ~ Ways we stifle healthy Rasa and how to combat this ~ Earlybird pricing for Ayurveda School ends…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ The power of the holy pause ~ The retina as a part of your brain existing outside of your body ~ How we feel is related to what we’re doing with our eyes ~ Eyes as a portal into spiritual practice ~ How the retina communicates with the endocrine and nervous systems ~ The health benefits of taking in sattvic morning li…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ The capacity we have in our bodies to use sexual energy as a manifestation technology ~ Accessing our full magnetism and manifestation powers through the Prana body ~ How to practice communing with your body ~ Our sexual longing and pulsation of desire to expand ~ Sexual sovereignty ~ Physical pleasure and procreative…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ How Meredith found and practices animism & shamanism ~ Dreaming and Co Creation ~ The dimension of the Serpent ~The dimension of the Jaguar ~ The dimension of the Hummingbird ~ How to drink from the nectar that SERVES ~ Moving through Reality with ceremony and wisdom ~ Mapping with story ~ Find Meredith online at http…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ The disconnection from Spirituality among westerners and the ongoing existential crisis ~ Understanding the multidimensional nature of human existence and reinterpreting physical illness ~ The importance and struggle towards preserving ancient wisdom ~ The timelessness and adaptive quality of Ayurvedic wisdom ~ Placin…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The Healing Vortex vs The Trauma Vortex ~What is Spiritual Bypassing ~What’s Right Attention ~Valuing our past and pain ~Rewiring Attachment ~Polarization of the mind ~Beyond duality for embodiment ~Working with Earth energy ~Find Cristal Mortensen online at https://awarealignedawake.com/ ~Book: The Great Coddling of t…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Why we need to be grounded ~Technology’s effect on our energy ~Where feelings get processed ~Why the soul leaves the body ~How to move energy down ~A practice for getting grounded Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Sponsored: This episode is brought to you by PAAVANI Ayurveda. PAAVANI Ayurveda is…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ What does it mean to be wild? ~ How Kimberly found her wild calling ~ How somatic work felt different ~ How her yoga practiced changed ~ What embodied somatic yoga could feel like ~ Somatic vs psychotherapy ~ Why yoga can’t solve everything ~ Psychology vs spirituality ~ How to prioritize sensations over the verbal ~ …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Spring is abundant in Kapha ~Health benefits of parsley ~Parsley Water protocol ~Blue Sage Ayurveda Parsley Water Recipe ~Book: Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford Parsley Water: 1 head of parsley 3-4 cups of water Strainer 2-4 quart pot Instructions: Bring water to hard boil Lower water to soft boil for 1 minut…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ Fueling late winter immunity ~ Tips for getting sun this spring ~ Avoid projecting your neurosis: Ayurveda for modern people ~ The key to learning through an ancient text ~ Nidhi’s course: Ashtanga Hridayam (Part 1): Fundamental Chapters Ashtanga Hridayam (Part 2): The Definitive Guide to Eating ~ Katie’s episodes on …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Toxic positivity ~Authentic expression ~The misunderstanding with love ~Why we can’t weaponize love & light ~Love as a tool kit for deep presence ~Spiritual bypassing ~How we use non-verbal communication ~The polarization of trauma ~How we build the healing vortex in our daily lives Resources: ~ Maya Angelou: Righteous…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ Yoga Nidra as a state of consciousness ~ Finding your true nature with Yoga Nidra ~ Embodied vs Disembodied practice ~ A practice of dissolution and Pratyahara ~ Embodying all of our levels of being ~ Digesting our lives with rest ~ The Roots of Yoga Nidra as a GODDESS energy within us ~ Find Tracee online at traceeyo…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ What is Soma? ~ The teaching of the Motherly ~ The energy of the Moon ~ How to merge the Traditional + Modern ~ Beauty standards ~ Self acceptance and discipline in the self-care space ~ The work of extraction ~ Ignorance as bondage + inner insight ~ What Self-Care is and is not in Ayurveda Find Indu Online: ~ SOMA - …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~What is Human Design ~ How to understand your inherent operating system ~ The energetics underneath the surface of your personality ~ The 5 main Human Designs: Manifestors, Generators, Manifesting Generators, Reflectors, Projectors Get 10% off your Human Design Blueprint with the promo code SHAKTILOVE ~ Link to look up…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ We are here to experience something: a shift in yourself to become more awakened to your divine self. ~ Laya Yoga: learning to dissolve old patterns, to embody a fuller version of who we are ~ Feminine form spirituality: when we don’t take time for this, our system stays in survival mode and we are unable to receive i…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~ The importance of knowing our anatomy as a way to navigate arousal ~ Cultural conditioning and how it relates the nervous system + pleasure ~ “Junk food pleasure” versus “nutrient dense pleasure” as it relates to the nervous system ~ How technology and social media is affecting our pleasure pathways ~ The necessity of…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The legacy of the 2020 eclipses ~Spiritual cleansing of the unconscious and ancestral karma ~The joining of Jupiter & Saturn in Capricorn ~Pluto: the generational planet moves ~Energy for the beginning and end of the year ~A 20-year intention with Jupiter in Aquarius ~Find Katy online at https://www.drkatyjane.com/ ~An…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The power of a new year ~Why you don’t need a New Year’s resolution ~Present moment awareness ~The social dilemma ~Interested vs Interesting ~Boundary grief ~Inspiration from Rumi ~Book: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: S…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Brain spotting: how where you look affects how you feel ~Healers, Ancestors and our Innocence ~Herman Hesse poem on trees ~Who can hold your heart ~Healer folk and the quality of our presence ~The power of being a witness and being witnessed ~Attachment in our physiology ~The link between Ayurveda and Attachment theory…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Follow us on instagram for mini spirit sessions ~The solstice as a portal into the subconscious ~Undoing the consumerism to find spirit ~Releasing the overlays ~The true meaning of pranayama ~The antidote to control ~A practice for tuning into the light Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn mo…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~After 2020 - where do we go from here? ~How we find our spiritual center ~The Trauma Vortex & The Healing Vortex ~Practices that keep us connected to Earth and to Divinity ~Channeling kindness in chaos Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Shakti Ayurveda School Free Divine Feminine Ayur…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Working with grief, fear and anger in these trying times ~Bowing to Corona Devi ~The virus as a goddess with healing potential ~The Devi Mahatmya prayer ~The importance of Bhakti - love and devotion to something bigger than self ~There’s no more going back to normal—and why that’s a blessing ~The time of trauma release…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Kirsten’s background + why she became a doctor ~What she loved about the Osteopathic curriculum ~Her journey with parasites + inflammation ~The concept of the Koshas in healing: layers of the physical and energetic body ~The depolarization of Reality: ancient + western science merge ~How the Koshas interact ~Witness co…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~What practicing Ayurveda looks like in this moment ~Sutika - a portal of release ~Fall season and flu season ~How Ayurveda mitigates fall illnesses ~Fall foods ~Learn about our 2021 Ayurveda certification: https://www.theshaktischool.com/ayurveda-school/ Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn m…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The ripple effect of speaking gratitude ~Background on Ayurveda’s text: the Ashtanga Hridayam ~Importance of applying these ancient teachings to modern life ~Why everyone should be studying the ancient scriptures and texts ~The Ashtanga Hridayam as the manual for how the body functions ~How agni is connected to the ner…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The Western medicine and Ayurveda connection ~Integration of Ayurveda in modern times ~Thoughts on spiritual bypassing ~Why finding hope is difficult during times of trauma ~The primal brain’s innate wisdom and intuition ~How to access your inner voice and emotional body ~Drawing boundaries in relationships ~Trust-fall…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Reviving and adapting Ayurveda ~Breast health as womb health ~Our womb-breast axis as lineage holder ~Culture and health outcomes ~Breast care is the ultimate woman care Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Shakti Ayurveda School Free Divine Feminine Ayurveda Mini-Course Shakti School M…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The archetype of Mary Magdalene in early Christian Mysticism ~Working with Prana, the feminine face of God ~A practice for being the goodness onto the world from Joan Norton Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Shakti Ayurveda School Free Divine Feminine Ayurveda Mini-Course Shakti Scho…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~What is Agni ~How the concept of Agni translates to emotional digestion ~The symbol of fire in spirituality ~How we can get better at processing information ~What Agni has to do with trauma and current events ~Finding our inner resource of knowing ~Tips for boosting your capacity for emotional digestion ~Why meditating…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Yolonda’s journey through spirituality ~Feminine aspects of God ~The Wild Woman Archetype ~Relationship at spiritual evolution ~Raising children ~Home Schooling ~Race in the health and spirituality space ~Identity today ~Music and creativity ~Yolonda’s amazing coaching ~Find Yolonda online at yolondajonescreative.com ~…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Accessing our collective wisdom ~Prayers and blessings from our community Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Bhakti Training in July {Now with a Virtual Retreat Option!} Shakti Ayurveda School Free Divine Feminine Ayurveda Mini-Course Shakti School Membership Community HELP US SPREAD …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~A crisis or an opportunity ~The world view of jyotish right now (vedic astrology) ~Jyotish as a sister science of Ayurveda ~The vedic understanding of the mind/body complex ~The end of The Enlightenment Period ~Your role in the manifestation of the divine, “karma” ~The Snake of Time configuration in vedic astrology ~Th…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~A special practice we did in Ayurveda School Level 2 this week These practices will help you: ~Connect with your heart ~Use the power of sound in your body to create good boundaries against pathogens and psychic overload ~Leverage the power of pleasure ~Use the subtle movement patterns to restore nervous system balance…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The part of you that is freaking out VS who you really are ~Katie reads from her favorite soul-reminder resources on LOVE during challenges - The Gita, The Sutras, the Bible and poets of India ~Some practical education on vitamins, herbs and supplements we are leaning into over here at The Shakti School ~What love can …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~How Mary found Ayurveda ~The body’s capacity to digest and metabolize (Agni) ~The liver’s role in health ~The body’s innate vitality (Ojas) ~Mary’s suggestions on staying healthy during Coronavirus outbreaks ~Masculine vs Feminine Form Ayurveda ~The future of Ayurveda in America ~Tips for Ayurvedic practitioners ~Compa…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Herbalism in the context of Tantra ~Tantric medicine throughout history ~The Misunderstanding of Tantra in the East and the West ~Vitalism and Energy Medicine ~Personal legitimacy and authority ~Our Truth as Kundalini Awakening ~Infrangible! Listen to learn more! ~The Prana in plants ~The methodology of “Whatever Works…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~What is Kapha season ~When is Kapha season ~What to do during Kapha season ~How to balance Kapha in the body ~Foods to eat this time of year ~To purchase The Cleanse Workshop click here Support a great company while you’re supporting your breasts, and save 15% on Breast Care Balm by visiting banyanbotanicals.com/katie …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The subtlety of dual philosophy ~The place of symptom-based allopathic medicine ~The definition of what I call Feminine Form Medicine ~The psychospiritual origin of so many of our dis-ease ~A brief history of Ayurveda in India ~Ayurveda today in India and internationally ~The HERstory of Ayurveda Save 15% on Banyan Bot…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~How we don’t get hydrated ~What we can learn from desert dwellers and hunter/gathers about hydration ~The newly discovered 4th stage of water! ~How to get deeply hydrated ~Taking stock of your water contaminants ~Get to know your tap water, read the blog article about the importance of water ~The BEST trace minerals th…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~My experience with online trolls ~The internet’s flaw ~Conduct over content ~Who has earned the right to criticize you? ~There is no effort without error and shortcoming ~Charged vs In charge ~The Tantra of feedback and learning ~Processing our wounded patterns ~Video: Brené Brown Talk Save 15% on Banyan’s Stress Ease …
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~A ritual to begin meetings ~The importance of The Words Before All Else ~Thanksgiving Address for $6 from Mohawk Craft Shop at Kanatsiohareke, (518) 673-2534 ~Thanksgiving Address from The Tracking Project ~Thanksgiving Address on Amazon Save 15% on Banyan’s Stress Ease by visiting banyanbotanicals.com/katie This episo…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The importance of the five senses from an Ayurvedic/Tantrik perspective ~Addiction vs Pleasure ~The treasure of subtle pleasures ~Tips for attuning to your own subtle pleasure ~ 2020 Ayurveda School Starts January 15. Join the next crew of courageous and wonderful women. ~If you have questions about Ayurveda School you…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~Tantra as a weaving technology ~Tantra as an expansion science ~How it relates to relating to people ~The paradox as Presence ~Tantrik view of meditation ~Children as a spiritual practice ~The mundane aspects of living as holy ~The essence of Tantra throughout many spiritual practices ~Less than 1 week to get into 2020…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~The goal is to keep the goal the goal ~Smarana: remembering our wisdom ~Paradox and reality: throwing who we are now into the fire ~What maladaptive behavior is and how to leverage it ~The role of surrender and self-care ~Less than 3 weeks to get into 2020 Ayurveda School! Join the next crew of courageous and wonderful…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~How to talk to your family about your lifestyle choices ~Techniques for teaching Ayurveda ~A blessing song for before meals ~Why it’s hard to teach your family ~Less than 3 weeks to get into 2020 Ayurveda School! Join the next crew of courageous and wonderful women. ~If you have questions about Ayurveda School you book…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~My experience teaching yoga in the Bay area ~The yoga industry today ~Yoga as a calling ~Why spirit workers need to get paid ~How yoga teachers get paid for classes ~How to thrive as a yoga teacher ~Less than 4 weeks to get into 2020 Ayurveda School! Join the next crew of courageous and wonderful women. ~If you have qu…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~How to prepare in order to avoid stress ~Getting ready the night before ~Food to bring with you ~What herbs I take with me ~My recipe for hydrating water ~My earthing/sun practice ~The flow of prana when we travel and how to regulate it ~Less than 6 weeks to get into 2020 Ayurveda School! Join the next crew of courageo…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: ~A short and powerful meditation experience that may come in handy over the holidays in the swirl and whirl of nuclear family dynamics. What is in me that is eternal? That I can trust? That will NEVER leave me?! ~Lineage of Love 2020 News ~Learn about the Lineage of Love ~Lineage of Love Gift Cards ~Less than 2 months t…
 
In this episode we discuss: ~Working for exposure or for free ~Women in entrepreneurship ~Valuing the time and wisdom of women ~Why energy must flow otherwise there will be friction ~An exchange of value ~Being asked for free advice and “brain picking” ~How Meredith got her start in her career ~Meredith’s book: Kitchen Ritual ~Meredith’s website pr…
 
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