Bapuji's Bookshelf: The Guru Mantra by Gita Installment 2

July 24, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
As we continue to get the teachings of Swami Kripalu out into the world through Bapuji's Bookshelf, we share with you on this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman podcast, the beautiful chanting of Acharya Gita as she shares her Kripalu…

Bapuji's Bookshelf: The Teachings of Swami Kripalu Installment 1

July 23, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this installment of the Ayurvedic Woman, Dr. Satyavani shares the beginnings of a project, Bapuji's Bookshelf, she and two Acharya sisters - DevaPriya and Gita - are working on in a quest to bring the teachings of the lineage…

Tarot As a Tool for Spiritual Practice - An Interview with Jessie Bryant

July 21, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
There are so many different ways to approach spiritual practice and glean insight into our dharma. In this interview with Jessie Bryant, of TaroTarot, we learn how this ancient spiritual and mystical practice can help guide us through the big…

Soil Health: Environmental Activism with Kendra Mittleider

July 19, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Dr. Satyavani has the privilege to have on her show @KendraMittleider - Soil Health Activist and Educator in all things Green Yoga 🧘‍♀️ and Sustainability. Kendra shares her story about how she was lead to her dharma and how she…

Ayurveda & Women's Health: An Interview by Ariel Zachow (Compassion As My Compass Podcast)

July 17, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman, Dr. Satyavai is interviewed her incredible journey with Yoga and Ayurveda, and talks about the importance of Ayurveda in woman's health.

Anandamayakosha: The Bliss Sheath

July 10, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Is the Bliss Body attached to us or is it a higher state of consciousness? How can we ever get there? Find out on this final episode on the koshas as Dr. Satyavani explores the subtlest of all the veils.

Vijnanomayakosha: The Wisdom Sheath

July 3, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Why don't we listen to our innate wisdom as much as we should? The Wisdom Sheath is calling us to be "the witness." Swami Kripalu taught that all contemplative practices are designed to foster what he called “self-observation without judgment”—what…

The Six Stages of Dharmic Disease

July 1, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What happens when we don't live dharmically? Dis-ease. The Ayurvedic stages of dis-ease have a relationship with our spiritual pursuit of dharma. To be clear, dharma is not your job – it is beyond that. Dharma is the true self…

Manomayakosha: The Mental-Emotional Sheath

June 30, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Is the mind our true consciousness? How does it function and why do we assume our thoughts are our reality. The manomayakosha the mental-emotional illusion sheath is a trickster and in this episode Dr. Satyavani explains why.

Pranamayakosha: The Energy Sheath

June 26, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
The energy body is the core of who we are. It is the bridge between the physical and subtle bodies. How are you using your Prana these days?

The Annamayakosha: The Food Sheath

June 22, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
The body is the temple for the soul as the ancients would say. How does the food body get us closer to enlightenment?

The Koshas: The Layers of the Self

June 19, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Why do we cover ourselves? What does the Taittriya Upanishad tell us about the layers of the Koshas of the veils of the self?

What Can Jyotish Astrology Tell Us?

June 11, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Dr. Satyavani interviews Casey Scott, Vedic Astrologer, about the science 🧬 of light and asks what we can learn about the world right now through the lens of Jyotish.

Essential Oils for Ayurveda - An Interview with Dr. Heather Lowe

June 10, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Have you ever thought of Essential Oils as plant medicine? Do you want to incorporate them into your Ayurvedic protocol? Good! In this episode, Dr. Satyavani interviews Dr. Heather Lowe, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Functional Medicine Specialist and Aromatherapy Practitioner,…

What Do You Do?

June 8, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Maria Niglio finishes her interview with Dr. Satyavani and asks what spiritual study and application look like. Why inquire into the self?

I Practice Yoga + Ayurveda

June 6, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Practicing Yoga 🧘‍♀️ and Ayurveda always as a student. We are always students first and our connection to the divine is the most important relationship we will ever have.

Always In Sadhana

June 4, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Sadhana is spiritual practice and incorporates more than body based asana. How do we apply this in our daily lives?

Spiritual Teachers + Gurus On My Path

June 2, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Who are the teachers that changed my life and how did I find my gurus? Maria Niglio asks Dr. Satyavani about her path to becoming an Acharya.

Īśvarapraṇidhāna: Surrender to the Divine

June 1, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What does ego surrender look like? What if we let it all go? Would we find joy? Listen in on how the surrender of the ego is a rebirth and establishes us firmly in karmic work and the path to…

Svadhyaya : Self Study

May 28, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Studying the scriptures and applying them to the examination of the self can be one of the hardest activities we can do on the path to spiritual awakening. Why is this important? Find out why in this episode. 🙏♥️😊🧘‍♀️🌎

Tapas: Heat

May 27, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What does the fire 🔥 of transformation feel like? The ancient yogis 🧘‍♀️ understood the importance of dedicated and committed practice on the path of freedom. What can we learn from them?

Santosa: Contentment

May 23, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
How can we be content in a world that is feeding and literally banking on us being discontent? It comes down to three simple words that the yogis knew: Infinite. Eternal. Whole. You can be content right now. Find out…

Sauca: Purity

May 22, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
The first Niyama of the 10 guiding yogic principles is Sauca meaning purity. Inner and outer purity matters on the yogic path and they have an intimate relationship. Find out what that relationship is and how that affects the journey…

Aparigraha: Non-Hoarding

May 18, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In a culture that wants us to buy and consume all the time how do we de-clutter so we can listen to the heart song? In the episode learn about the final Yama in this series in the Yamas and…

Bramacharya: Abstinence & Control of the Senses

May 17, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
We often cringe when we are asked to control our tendency toward self indulgent behavior because we are told from an early age that life is to be enjoyed. Listen in and get a new perspective on why a little…

Asteya: Non-Stealing

May 15, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What is your definition of stealing? In yogic literature this has a larger context then just taking an object that is not yours. Listen in and find out why Asteya is the third Yama in the path of liberation.

Satya: Truthfulness

May 14, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode we discuss the the second Yama - Truthfulness and its expansive definition according to the teachings of yoga 🧘‍♀️ It is beyond just telling or not telling lies.

Ahimsa: Non Violence

May 13, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman podcast the discussion is around Ahimsa, non-violence, in the yogic scriptures and the power of living in this way in a world 🌎 that is ever changing. This is part 1 of a…

Why Now Is The Time To Study Yoga

May 12, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
The world 🌎 is in the midst of a great transformation where we have a unique opportunity to create a different way of being. In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman Podcast Dr. Satyavani discusses why now is the time…

Transformation

May 9, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
STANDARD DEFINITION: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. PHYSICS: a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal; the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process. MATHEMATICS•LOGIC: the induced or spontaneous…

The 20 Attributes

May 8, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Did you know that Ayurveda uses 20 attributes to determine constitution and the inclination toward dis-ease? In this episode Dr. Satyavani take a dive into these attributes and their relationship to the doshas.

The 5 Elements of Health

May 7, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In Ayurveda, health is discussed through the elements. How does this add up to a state of ease or dis-ease? Find out as Dr. Satyavani discussed this great blueprint in this episode.

What is the nature of dis-ease?

May 6, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Disease is frequently spoken about in the world 🌎 of Medicine. Ayurveda gets to the root of why we experience “unhealth” and it’s not what you would expect.

Ayurvedic Methodology

May 5, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What is the methodology behind the power of Ayurveda? What shastras are called upon to guide this great science? Find out more in this episode.

Where Does Ayurvedic Medicine Come From?

May 4, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Dr. Satyavani discuss the brief and mystical history of Ayurveda and the roots that have lead to its application in the west.

Yoga 🧘‍♀️ Nidra + Chanting with Malika

April 29, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri

What Does Transformation Look Like?

April 29, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Dr. Satyavani is interviewed by marketing expert Ann Allyn on the work of transformation and the journey of the self.

Underground Ayurveda: Plantain & Asparagus

April 27, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Make a simple Ayurvedic Brunch in 10 minutes or less with Chef Michael.

Swastha: What is True Health in Ayurveda?

April 27, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Many think that true health is strictly based in the condition our physical vessel is in. Ayurveda tells us that this is not true. Find out the secret to true health in this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman podcast.

Ojas: The Vigor of Life

April 25, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Ojas is our mojo and we want to protect it. In this episode find out what this vigor does for us and why we need to take care of it.

What is Agni & Why Is it Important?

April 24, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Agni (digestive fire 🔥) is spoken about a lot in Ayurveda and gives us information about imbalance and dis-ease in the body. Find out what it is and why it is so important on this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman…

Cross-Cultural Women’s Empowerment

April 23, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
What is Women’s Empowerment? What does it look like across the globe 🌍? Join Dr. Satyavani and her colleague and friend Renu Gulati as they discuss how women express their feminine divine across cultures.

Conversations with Bess: Oath of God

April 19, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that was channeling a message to you from God? On Good Friday this year this happened to me. Her name was Bess and it was not a coincidence.

I Have No Control: Discoveries on the Yogic Path

April 15, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Dr. Satyavani tells María Niglio, a screen writer, that the hardest and best lesson yoga has taught her is about the power of thinking we are in control.

Sanatan Dharma + Sattvavijaya Chikitsa

April 15, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode Dr. Satyavani discusses the Yogic concept of Sanatan Dharma - we are the Soul and not the body and the Ayurvedic concept of Sattvavijaya Chikitsa. In a world where there is constant dis-ease what is the path…

What’s the Endgame here?

April 15, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
When we step back and look at all that is happening in the world at once it can be dizzying. We have insufficient and incompetent leadership, corruption at an all-time high, an environment that is transforming before our eyes due…

Kapha Dosha & The Season of Spring

April 9, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Learn about the importance of Spring in Ayurveda and best practices that can be performed to maximize digestion, survive seasonal allergies and cleanse the body.

Respiratory Health: East Meets West Medicine

April 7, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Join Dr. Heather Lowe, Dr. Michael Bittner, Dr. Satyavani Gayatri and Jyotishi Casey Scott As they discuss what is happening with our respiratory systems as a whole from a Vedic and western perspective and what we can do collectively to…

Darshan + Pranayam + Nidra

April 6, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Take some time to listen to the wise words of Swami Kripalu as he shares in a Darshan (holy sighting) on Sattvic (balanced and whole) Giving. Then take those words and insights into a Pranayam and Nidra practice.

The People Come First Segment 2

April 4, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
How do Ayurvedic and Yogic principles apply to our society? Listen to this episode with guest Dr. Michael Bittner and hear about how Panchakarma and the spiritual shastras give us guidance to live better.

Respiratory Health & Ayurveda

April 3, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Moving from the Vata season to the Kapha season can trigger respiratory issues in general. We have moved from the time of heightened air + space - the Vata season and have moved into the season of heightened water +…

Vata Pacifying & Immune Boosting Beets - Underground Ayurveda Kitchen

April 1, 2020 | Dr. Michael Bittner
Baked Red Beets Serves 2 Ingredients 1 large red beet Fresh thyme (6 -10 individual sprigs) Coconut or olive oil (1/8 cup max) Himalayan Salt Pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Place baking sheet in pan and coat with…

I AM Yoga Nidra with Malika Rajan

March 29, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
After a conversation with Dr. Satyavani about the deep practice of Yoga Nidra Malika shares a session of her’s with the AW Podcast audience. Jai Bhagwan and enjoy

The Deep Practice of Yoga Nidra with Guest Malika Rajan

March 29, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Yoga Nidra is not just an ancient practice of meditation but it is a balancing practice from a doshic perspective in Ayurveda. In this episode Dr. Satyavani speaks with her lineage sister Malika Rajan in the process of yoga Nidra…

The People Come First - Activism Through Yogic & Taoist Principles

March 27, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman Dr. Satyavani discusses activism as part of our democratic rights and social responsibility to one another with her guest Dr. & Priest Michael Bittner. The ancient Yogis and Rishis were advocates for just…

The People Come First

March 26, 2020 | Dr. Michael Bittner
More than two hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately” Today, we have a crisis in America. It has less to do with the Coronavirus and more to do…

Experiments With Religion & Spirituality

March 25, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman, Dr. Satyavani Gayatri provides insight on religion and spirituality as part of her personal experience.

Yoga Nidra for a Calm Mind

March 25, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In these stressful times a calm mind is key to high ojas and low ama. Relax and let go.

The Beginnings of My Spiritual Journey - An Interview With Maria Niglio

March 19, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman, Dr. Satyavani Gayatri is interviewed by Maria Niglio for an upcoming screenplay she is writing about the yogic path in the west. Here Satyavani tells how she started her journey with asana and…

Immunity Boosting Techniques

March 19, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Learn what you can do to boost your immune system from an Ayurvedic perspective with foods and activities.

What is Ayurveda?

March 16, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In this episode learn what Ayurveda is as Dr. Satyavani reads from the first Ayurveda book she ever purchased over 26 years ago.

Ayurvedic Woman Trailer

March 15, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Who is the Ayurvedic Woman and what is this podcast about?

The Responsible Course of Action

March 14, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
The US Government’s response to the Coronavirus represents the most recent example of a dysfunctional approach to securing and supporting public wellbeing in the United States. Yes, there has been a tepid response to ascertain how to stem the communicable…

Fear & The Nervous System

March 12, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Fear is a powerful emotional sensation - one that starts in the mind with grand and scary imagery that quickly drops us into the future of what ifs - never allowing us to be present or fully in our bodies.…

Shakti Rising

March 8, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In the ancient tradition of yoga there is the concept of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva, represents the male form of matter, our physical form and Shakti the female essence of energy. It is written that Shiva is considered almost fully…

Consciousness Begins In The Mouth

March 7, 2020 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
In the ancient medical science of Ayurveda it is said that digestion begins in the mouth. The sister Vedic science of Yoga says the same. Swami Kripalu has a famous quote that captures the essence of this thought around consciousness…

Ayurveda: The Path To Female Empowerment

April 27, 2019 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
This past year has been an incredible evolution in my practice as an Ayurvedic Clinician. More and more women are stepping forward and asking for help – from a place of strength and inner knowing that has been a long…

Creating positive change now

January 19, 2019 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Fundamental to understanding our world are the constants that everything is comprised of energy, and energy is in an ongoing state of flux. This energy may be called chi (chee), prana or ki (key). As it relates to Feng Shui…

On Eating - The Ayurveda Way

January 19, 2019 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
Whether it is the human body, mind or spirit, an animal or a plant, a car, a residence or a business, all respond positively to mindful efforts that enhance the pranic flow of energy. Regardless of the object and its…

Want to Thrive as a Yoga Teacher? How to find success while on the yogic path.

January 19, 2019 | Dr. Satyavani Gayatri
At the core of yoga is the creation of stability and balance in movement, in breathing, in emotions, in thinking and in life. All the ideas and practices that comprise yoga exist to bring focus to our dharma, to remove…