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Hi, my name is Ava and I’m delighted to offer you “Functional Spirituality”. I invite you to integrate critical thinking into your heart, mystical and faith-based practices. I use an academic approach to investigate the roots of yoga and spirituality. I aim to reduce the dogma that has rendered so many schools and practices ineffective - and strange AF. Spirituality has a history of disempowering the individual, worshiping the guru or priest, without question. In this podcast, I aim to elevate the conversation around spirituality. I want to EMPOWER the meditator and yogi, and debunk the idea that the ‘ancient gurus’ had it all right. This places the power back in our hands, to live directly from our own experience. I hope you enjoy this collection of guided meditations, retreat talks and conversations.

Functional Spirituality Ava Irani

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Hi, my name is Ava and I’m delighted to offer you “Functional Spirituality”. I invite you to integrate critical thinking into your heart, mystical and faith-based practices. I use an academic approach to investigate the roots of yoga and spirituality. I aim to reduce the dogma that has rendered so many schools and practices ineffective - and strange AF. Spirituality has a history of disempowering the individual, worshiping the guru or priest, without question. In this podcast, I aim to elevate the conversation around spirituality. I want to EMPOWER the meditator and yogi, and debunk the idea that the ‘ancient gurus’ had it all right. This places the power back in our hands, to live directly from our own experience. I hope you enjoy this collection of guided meditations, retreat talks and conversations.

    Meditation Tool: The Spiritual Heart

    Meditation Tool: The Spiritual Heart

    The heart is a doorway into the infinity of your being, the ultimate tool for the revelation of yourself. Learn the science behind Heart Math Institute along with 3 useful tools for accessing the profound power of the heart space in this 40 minute podcast. 

    • 42 min
    Meditation: The Centre of Being

    Meditation: The Centre of Being

    Follow your breath in and out of your heart space, connect to the stillness, the love and the peace at the centre of your being with this 15 minute meditation gracefully guided by Ava Irani. 

    • 15 min
    Meditation: Love

    Meditation: Love

    Your being, your existence is love. Feel love in your heart and notice it's quality. Explore the universal energy that can be noticed in every cell of your body as Ava graciously guides you through this 15 minute meditation.

    • 14 min
    Meditation: Gratitude for Resilience

    Meditation: Gratitude for Resilience

    Soften unnecessary tension, fan gratitude energy to your whole being with this 15 minute guided meditation by Ava. 

    • 13 min
    Gratitude for Resilience (Part 2)

    Gratitude for Resilience (Part 2)

    Discover how gratitude helps us move through challenging situations and how gratitude helps us return to 0 by enabling us to see the tension from a place of compassion. Learn the difference between cultivating positive emotions and spiritual bypassing as Ava guides you through.

    • 30 min
    Gratitude for Resilience (Part 1)

    Gratitude for Resilience (Part 1)

    More than ever it's important to cultivate resilience, our ability to overcome & endure difficult situations. In this fascinating podcast Ava explores the idea of how we can increase our capacity to experience life through gratitude for resilience.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

H.Cor ,

Inspired and soothing

Ava is such a brilliant and wise woman. I am loving her guided meditations- the sound healing is blissful. Her voice is so incredibly soothing- she could literally talk about anything and I would still feel totally relaxed. This is a brilliant resource, thank you!

Julesdon ,

So excited by this offering and conversations

The sense and wisdom that Ava offers in just the introduction is well worth repeated listening. To be supported to reflect on, not just what we choose to practice, but also how they directly inform our living practice, of the mat, from such a wise heart, is a gift and one I plan to continue tuning into. Thank-you Ava.

jshiva0108 ,

Amazed and grateful

This meditation was a beautiful taste of what is to come I’m sure.

Thank you for birthing this concept of functional spiritually at this point in time where we need it more than ever.

Looking forward to following this journey.

Much love.

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