Modern Mystics Podcast with Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
Calling all yogis, mystics, and spiritual practitioners! Welcome to your destination for the wisdom and tools you need to step into your role as a spiritual leader in today's modern times. We are being called to support others with our work, and make more impact with our gifts. Come learn exactly how to do this with the diverse tools of the Modern Mystic including: yoga, astrology, tarot, psychology, alchemy, spirituality, divination, and ritual. No crystal will be left un-turned, and no incense will be left un-burnt! We are here to take a modern, grounded, academically-minded, and unapologetically honest look at the practices that make YOU an incredible Modern Mystic and spiritual leader! Renowned author and teacher, Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. (The Yoga Doctor) walks you through mini mystical masterclasses, educates you on essential yoga psychology wisdom, and provides step-by-step spiritual business guidance that is designed to help you take action in creating a thriving career serving others. With more than 20 years in the industry, three books behind her, and a Ph.D. under her belt, Alanna founded the Modern Mystics Academy, and trains yogis and spiritual practitioners worldwide in the same tools and techniques she brings to you right here on the podcast. Discover why thousands of yogis turn to Alanna to become extraordinary yoga teachers and spiritual leaders, and implement practices that generate abundant results.
JivaDiva Yoga Jam *Arm Balance* 20 minute Yoga Session Arm balances are the quintessential strength component to any yoga asana practice. This 20 minute session will bring you to challenge yourself in such arm balances as crow pose (bakasana), reverse sage koundinya pose (koundinyasana) and firefly pose (tittibhasana). Take 20 easy minutes out of your day to give your practice the importance and priority it needs in your life - and let Alanna guide you through sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, and an uplifted intention. Prior yoga experience a requisite, and make sure you are happy and healthy before practicing. Namaste!
Direct download: podcast_arm_balance_10_20_2005.mp3
Category:Archived Podcasts: 2005-2008 -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

JivaDiva Yoga Jam 5 Minute Lecture Series *What is Hatha Yoga?* What is Hatha Yoga? Alanna answers this question for you in a simple, 5 minute lecture. Let her soothing voice and insightful knowledge enlighten you to the details of this practice we all love. For more information, visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
Direct download: Podlecture_hatha_10_20_2005.mp3
Category:Archived Podcasts: 2005-2008 -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

JivaDiva Yoga Jam 7 Min. *Meditation* Series Only 7 minutes of your time will transform your attitude, energy and outlook on life. All you need is a comfortable seat, and the willingness to breath deeply as Alanna guides you through a meditation practice designed to bring peace to your mind and life. For more information, please visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
Direct download: Pod_meditation2_10_20_2005.mp3
Category:Archived Podcasts: 2005-2008 -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 Min. *Core* Series - yoga session focusing on ab work This 20 minute yoga session is designed to work the deepest of your abdominal muscles -your core. When we learn to engage our core muscles, we create not only a strong practice, but a sense of grace and strength in all your movements. Let Alanna's guide you through a short, but challenging jivamukti yoga practice that includes sun salutations, standing poses, deep core work, and a shavasana. Please make sure you are healthy, free from injury and have some prior yoga experience before embarking on this practice. Enjoy! Namaste.
Direct download: JivaJam_Abs_20_Min._10_12_05_6_02_pm.mp3
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Back from Yoga Journal Conference Whew! What an amazing weekend. It was great to be in the presence of Sharon and David (creators of Jivamukti yoga, my teachers) all weekend long, and to watch them teach such a wide range of classes to such a wide range of people. Seeing them in action is inspiring and uplifting, and really reminds me that even a challenging practice like Jivamukti can be done by everyone. Being their assistant was such a tremendous opportunity, as I had the chance to adjust many different and new people, and (hopefully & humbly) give them an insight as to the grace and power of this practice.

I had an opportunity to see B.K.S. Iyengar give several speeches, and even sat near him at a special dinner one evening - at the end of which I got to bow down at his feet! How exciting...although you may also be thinking, 'how wierd!'. It's actually a really humble practice to bow before a master like that - sort of reminding yourself that you don't know everything, and you don't have to know everything because there are masters who have paved the way for you, and made it a slightly easier road. He's certainly one of those masters, and has no doubt paved the way for us asana fanatics. May we be inspired by our teachers to live up to their achievements and go beyond them.

I hope that all of you enjoy my newest broadcast - it's another 20 minute session. Please let me know how you like it, and what you'd like to see more of.

Namaste,

Alanna

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JivaJam Yoga Series - 20 minute *Hip* Yoga Class 20 minutes of rigorous yoga practice to bless your day with inspiration and perspiration. Alanna guides you through Sun Salutations, Standing Poses - which culminates in Birds of Paradise pose - and even a headstand. Interjected with uplifting commentary, and backed by her very own musical creation, this podcast yoga class will surely be exactly what you needed to get your life back into balance. Namaste!
Direct download: JivaJam_7_10_03_2005_5_54_PM.mp3
Category:Archived Podcasts: 2005-2008 -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT