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Visionary Lifestyle Podcast

The Visionary Lifestyle Podcast is a seasonal Variety Show Published Weekly and Featuring: Interviews, Topic Based Episodes, and Q and A shows. I’m your host, Magda Freedom Rod: Health and lifestyle guide, mother, yoga instructor, environmentalist, conscious eating expert, content creator and world traveling digital nomad. You’ll hear interviews with: Inspiring soulutionaries, change makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, conscious media makers, authors, yogis, conscious musicians and more. Topics include: yoga, conscious eating, meditation, Ayurveda, sustainability, alternative health, healing, spirituality, activism, non-toxic living and many more. “My mission is to inspire, educate and empower in order to activate the highest potential of individuals and our collective world in such a way that we create a healthy, thriving humanity and a sustainable planet.” It’s my hope that this podcast will serve as a clarion call to gather the tribe that is interested in being the change we wish to see in the world. I believe that as we become activated into our own highest potential through the use of tools including yoga, conscious eating and meditation, we become empowered to deliver our gifts to the world. The Visionary Lifestyle is about raising consciousness on the planet. We believe in self love, animal love and planet love. Join us. Visit http://www.visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast to learn more, read show notes and submit comments and questions. Donations gratefully received at patreon.com/visionarylifestyle Namaste
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May 29, 2017

Laura is a leading educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred health and sumptuous living. Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura is now the founder/director of VedaWise, offering clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness and trainings in the Vedic sciences. She offers classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition, and serves as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine.

Working for years in the fields of health and human potential, Laura is a Vedic Healer, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, food writer, and co-founder of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts. She has studied the world over with some of the greatest luminaries of our time, practicing and sharing what she has learned from ancient, proven wisdom for modern, dynamic times.

Laura’s blog food-alovestory.com is an inspirational resource for Ayurvedic recipes and wise living. Her popular whole food, plant based seasonal cleanses are powerful, effective and deliciously nourishing. Her articles on health and wellness have been published in Huffington Post, Ayurveda Next Door, Spirituality & Health, and the Times of India, among other national and international media.

 Laura and I connected instantly when we met at The International Yoga Festival. I interviewed her in a garden at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in India during the festival. She is a super graceful woman and yogini. I so deeply enjoyed my time with her. We are so aligned in our approach to food and yoga, and she has loads of wisdom to share. I apologize for the sound buzz in this episode! My microphone was on the fritz and there are a couple very brief moments of buzzing so please stick with us through this because the value in this episode is deep! Laura drops some serious wisdom and I know you’ll gain so much from it!

Make sure to check out the show notes for links to her work!

Enjoy….

Follow Laura!

http://lauraplumb.com/

https://twitter.com/foodalovestory

https://food-alovestory.com/

May 25, 2017
Laura Plumb artwork Our guest today is Laura Plumb. Laura is a leading educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred health and sumptuous living. Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura is now the founder/director of VedaWise, offering clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness and trainings in the Vedic sciences. She offers classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition, and serves as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Working for years in the fields of health and human potential, Laura is a Vedic Healer, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, food writer, and co-founder of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts. She has studied the world over with some of the greatest luminaries of our time, practicing and sharing what she has learned from ancient, proven wisdom for modern, dynamic times. Laura’s blog food-alovestory.com is an inspirational resource for Ayurvedic recipes and wise living. Her popular whole food, plant based seasonal cleanses are powerful, effective and deliciously nourishing. Her articles on health and wellness have been published in Huffington Post, Ayurveda Next Door, Spirituality & Health, and the Times of India, among other national and international media. Laura and I connected instantly when we met at The International Yoga Festival. I interviewed her in a garden at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in India during the festival. She is a super graceful woman and yogini. I so deeply enjoyed my time with her. We are so aligned in our approach to food and yoga, and she has loads of wisdom to share. I apologize for the sound buzz in this episode! My microphone was on the fritz and there are a couple very brief moments of buzzing so please stick with us through this because the value in this episode is deep! Laura drops some serious wisdom and I know you’ll gain so much from it! Make sure to check out the show notes for links to her work! Enjoy…. Follow Laura! http://lauraplumb.com/ https://twitter.com/foodalovestory https://food-alovestory.com/   Live May 29th: Download
May 22, 2017

Today’s guest is Tommy Rosen.

Tommy is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 25 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.

Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds.

Tommy is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference series and the Recovery 2.0 Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals.

Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in 2014.

Tommy and his wife, yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live in California where they teach yoga and grow organic vegetables in their backyard.

 

I met Tommy over 10 years when he was running a show called Eco-Gift in Santa Monica, and I was running my Visionary Lifestyle Boutique. We were fellow environmentalists that both moved progressively more and more into the yoga space.

We recorded this interview outside in a garden on a windy day at The International Yoga Festival so expect to hear some nature sounds throughout the interview.

Tommy is filling a much needed niche in the world with his Recovery 2.0 offering. He has become an expert in helping people recover from various addictions through yoga. Tommy defines addiction as anything that you continue doing despite it’s negative consequences in your life.

In this interview, we talk about the 8 limbs of yoga, addiction and recovery, and the power of the truth and importance of community.

Tommy also has a podcast called the Recovery 2.0 podcast so make sure to check that out.

You can find links to all of Tommy’s programs and podcast in the show notes.


Connect with Tommy

https://www.facebook.com/Recovery2point0/

https://www.instagram.com/tommyrosen/

https://twitter.com/Recovery2point0

https://www.youtube.com/user/Recovery2Point0

 

Tommy’s Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/richard-rohr-contemplation-action-on-road-recovery/id1132361306?i=1000375372407&mt=2

May 15, 2017

VLP S2 06 Anandra George on the Yoga of Sound

Our guest today is Anandra George.

 

Anandra is a pioneer in the global yoga community, re-introducing the ancient practice of sound as a fundamental practice. She created the world’s first registered yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound (including Sanskrit, mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, and non-violent communication for everyday life). American by birth, Indian by soul, and global citizen by expression, Anandra helps people transform their limiting belief systems and cultivate their most fulfilling contribution to the world.

She divides her time between India, Japan, and on Kaua’i island, Hawaii, and teaches mantra workshops and intensives worldwide. For more than 20 years, she’s been on “the path” and has been teaching and seeing private clients since 1999.

An internationally respected mantra teacher and sacred musician, she is frequently invited to teach and lead chanting/kīrtan at the world’s largest yoga festivals.

 

In fact, Anandra and I did this interview during the IYF in Rishikesh, India where she produced the programming for the incredible sound stage.

The same morning of this interview I attended a beautifully intense and transformative sunrise morning meditation with her next to the Ganga river. This woman has magic in her!

Following this interview, I have found a whole new depth of understanding and appreciation for mantra and the yoga of sound. Anandra is offering up something really important and uniquely special.

I sincerely hope you get some inspiration to ramp up your voice and your practice after hearing this interview. There’s no doubt that I’ve caught the yoga of sound bug after spending this time with Anandra!

Enjoy….

 

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http://Mantrayoga.us

May 8, 2017

Our guest today is Dr. Bruce Lipton. This is the 2nd part of our interview.

Dr. Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bridging the gap between science and spirituality. He is a stem cell biologist, a bestselling author and a pioneer in biology and epigenetics. He has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences. He’s the author of the bestseller “The Biology of Belief:Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles”,  as well as “The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth”, and co-author of “Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way To Get There From Here”.

 

Bruce teaches that belief is an energy field and that there are invisible forces influencing our lives, with 70% of them being negative and self-sabotaging. In this interview, he breaks down how 95% our lives are dictated by our subconscious programing, and towards the end of the show, he helps us understand the ways to reprogram ourselves.

We recorded this interview in his room at The Parmarth Niketan Ashram next to the Ganga River during the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh India. You’ll hear some background noise of the streets so I hope you can appreciate that we’re bringing India to you.

 

Our conversation was so long and deep, that I had to break it into two segments.

 

In the first segment we talk a lot about the state of the world, the 6th mass extinction on the planet, climate change, human behavior , food choices, and then we start getting into the science of Epigenetics.

In the second segment we get deeper into the biology of belief , how we’re run by our subconscious, yoga as a solution, and how we can become the masters of our own lives.

It’s a really deep discussion about how we go wrong with our thoughts, and then we tap into solutions to reprogram the subconscious. There’s a great nugget at the end that I really want everyone to do as homework!

This can really be a life changing episode for you so I urge you to listen to the whole thing and give it your full attention.

 

https://www.brucelipton.com/

https://www.brucelipton.com/resources

 

To order Bruce’s books go to his store

https://www.brucelipton.com/store

 

https://twitter.com/biologyofbelief

https://www.facebook.com/BruceHLiptonPhD/

https://www.youtube.com/user/biologyofbelief

https://soundcloud.com/brucelipton

https://www.instagram.com/brucelipton/

May 8, 2017

Our guest today is Dr. Bruce Lipton. Dr. Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bridging the gap between science and spirituality. He is a stem cell biologist, a bestselling author and a pioneer in biology and epigenetics. He has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences. He’s the author of the bestseller “The Biology of Belief:Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles”,  as well as “The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth”, and co-author of “Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way To Get There From Here”.

 

Bruce teaches that belief is an energy field and that there are invisible forces influencing our lives, with 70% of them being negative and self-sabotaging. In this interview, he breaks down how 95% our lives are dictated by our subconscious programing, and towards the end of the show, he helps us understand the ways to reprogram ourselves.

We recorded this interview in his room at The Parmarth Niketan Ashram next to the Ganga River during the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh India. You’ll hear some background noise of the streets so I hope you can appreciate that we’re bringing India to you.

 

Our conversation was so long and deep, that I had to break it into two segments.

 

In the first segment we talk a lot about the state of the world, the 6th mass extinction on the planet, climate change, human behavior , food choices, and then we start getting into the science of Epigenetics.

In the second segment we get deeper into the biology of belief , how we’re run by our subconscious, yoga as a solution, and how we can become the masters of our own lives.

It’s a really deep discussion about how we go wrong with our thoughts, and then we tap into solutions to reprogram the subconscious. There’s a great nugget at the end that I really want everyone to do as homework!

This can really be a life changing episode for you so I urge you to listen to the whole thing and give it your full attention.

 

 

https://www.brucelipton.com/

https://www.brucelipton.com/resources

 

To order Bruce’s books go to his store

https://www.brucelipton.com/store

 

Follow Bruce!

https://twitter.com/biologyofbelief

https://www.facebook.com/BruceHLiptonPhD/

https://www.youtube.com/user/biologyofbelief

https://soundcloud.com/brucelipton

https://www.instagram.com/brucelipton/

May 1, 2017

Today’s guest is Indu Sharma. Indu is a yoga instructor at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has a diploma in yoga and naturopathy, a masters degree in yoga, yogic science and human consciousness, and also a PHD in yoga. She teaches regular yoga classes at the ashram, is a featured instructor at The International Yoga Festival, and along with her mentor, Mata Ji, provides instruction for all the teacher trainings at the ashram.

http://www.parmarth.org/

Being trained and practicing yoga in the west, I was deeply called to India to experience the real thing. Risihikesh is known as the birth place of yoga, so what better place to dive in than there?

I met Indu when I became her student at daily 7am yoga classes when I arrived at the ashram during my first trip to India. I was excited to attend the classes there because I was seeking a truly authentic Indian yoga experience, and she provided exactly that. I was so inspired by her teaching and practice after asking her questions after class every day, I finally asked her to do this interview. She is so busy with her classes but was kind enough to squeeze in some time for this. I hope you can grab a notebook to take notes on this one because she shares a lot of wisdom.

Of course the show notes will have links to much of what we talk about as well.

And now, on with the show.



Closing Class Chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNUjnGqldw

 

-Kapalbhati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2eARFD2Kzk

 

-Bhramri Pranayam/Nada Yoga Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd590U_4fII do at midnight,calms the mind and charges the body. Speeds recovery from surgery or injury.

 

-Opening chants are for the welfare of humanity, mantras-invites positive energy and aura, sets up the mind for the yoga practice

 

Surya Namaskar-12 steps. Each step you are being guided. Each step is a surrender.

 

Seed mantras work on the subtle body too.

6 seed mantras take care of our our nervous system, digestive and circulatory systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evbR7Vzkifo

 

Indu’s offerings: Comprehensive Course Training 2 weeks, 2nd level intensive, 3rd level teachers training course.


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