130 episodes

The Vital Veda Podcast is a show for people who intend to live the most evolutionary life at their highest potential, while experiencing total wellness and bliss. Our host Dylan Smith brings you the most inspiring interviews with thought leaders and experts from around the world in the fields of health, spirituality, personal development and natural law. Dylan Smith is an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and exponent of Vedic wisdom. He is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this profound knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy. Enliven your natural capability to tune into your own body and mind, awaken your instincts and engage in life in a frictionless flow. Find out more at www.vitalveda.com.au

The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law Dylan Smith: Ayurvedic Practitioner, Holistic Health Educator, Conscious Entrepreneur

    • Health & Fitness
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The Vital Veda Podcast is a show for people who intend to live the most evolutionary life at their highest potential, while experiencing total wellness and bliss. Our host Dylan Smith brings you the most inspiring interviews with thought leaders and experts from around the world in the fields of health, spirituality, personal development and natural law. Dylan Smith is an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and exponent of Vedic wisdom. He is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this profound knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy. Enliven your natural capability to tune into your own body and mind, awaken your instincts and engage in life in a frictionless flow. Find out more at www.vitalveda.com.au

    Sacred Sounds, Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga | Vijay Krishna #130

    Sacred Sounds, Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga | Vijay Krishna #130

    When the soulful rhythms of Kirtan music and the rich wisdom of Bhakti Yoga merge, a portal to spiritual ecstasy opens.

    For this episode I had the privilege of sitting down with Vijay Krishna from the Kirtaniyas, whose life story is as enchanting as the mantras he chants.

    Vijay's journey is a testament to the transformative power of devotional music. His insight into balancing the reverence for tradition with the vibrancy of personal expression invites us all to find our unique spiritual cadence.

    Together, we traversed the narrative landscapes from his birth, cradled by mantras, to the magic of performing Kirtan in unexpected venues across the globe.

    Our discussion ventured into the heart of Bhakti Yoga, underscoring the embracing of the beautiful nature of this path. 

    Vijay's experiences as a mixed-race individual in the world of sacred music reveal the universality of mantras beyond cultural divides, inviting us to embrace a broader perspective on devotion and inclusivity.

    Embark on this sonorous journey where we shed light on the intimate ripples of evening ragas along India's sacred rivers, the electrifying fusion of Kirtan with contemporary genres, and celebrate unity through diversity.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🪷 The Soulful Origins of Vijay Krishna
    🪷 Balancing Tradition and Personal Expression
    🪷 Bhakti Yoga and Inclusivity
    🪷 Multicultural Influences in Devotional Music
    🪷 The Heartwarming Connections Made Through Kirtaniyas' Music

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Vijay Krishna

    Vijay Krsna is a Kirtan singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and entrepreneur from the UK. He studied devotional Indian folk music known as “Kirtan” in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. 

    Joined together with his musically gifted wife Sarasvati, soulful vocalist Rasika and drummer Nitai, Vijay formed the Kirtaniyas in 2009, a california-based collective of energetic, multitalented kirtan artists.

    Vijay composes phenomenal hybrids of traditional Bengali, Braj and Sanskrit Kirtan and Mantras with cross-cultural musical influences, subsonic bass and World-beat music.


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    Journey Through Kundalini: Terror, Ecstasy, and Transformation | Marcus Hamill #129

    Journey Through Kundalini: Terror, Ecstasy, and Transformation | Marcus Hamill #129

    Imagine returning from a serene holiday only to be thrust into a world where your deepest fears and brightest epiphanies collide. 

    Embark on a transformative journey with Yoga teacher Marcus Hamill as he shares the unexpected onset of his Kundalini awakening post-vacation. On this episode we explore the delicate dance between terror and bliss, unraveling personal encounters with this mystifying energy that is Kundalini 🐍.
    This episode delves into the night when Marcus faced the raw terror and ecstasy of confronting his inner darkness, revealing the resilience of the human spirit. As we emerge into the light of understanding, we discuss the non-linear progression of healing, the guidance of teachers & mentors, and the anchoring practices that become the most useful during these challenging times.

    Join us for a profound exploration of consciousness, where every breath brings self-discovery and every heartbeat echoes the mantra of our collective transformational odyssey. Trust in the divine order becomes the guiding force, reconnecting with our true Selves, overcoming fear, and embracing the non-linear path to healing. Tune in for an immersive experience, breathing deeply into the essence of kundalini awakening and self-discovery.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🐍 Journey Into Kundalini
    🐍 Personal Experiences With Kundalini
    🐍 Facing Inner Darkness
    🐍 The Journey Towards Understanding
    🐍 Guidance and Mentorship - The Light Of Guru
    🐍 Reconnecting With The Younger Self

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Marcus Hamill

    The Sattva Life co-founder Marcus Hamill, is a Master trained Sattva Meditation, Breathwork and Kriya Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Breathwork facilitator, and expert in the field of consciousness and human potential. Marcus has a unique ability to illuminate the depths of these ancient wisdom practices, in a style that is grounded and highly relevant to modern life.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sun, Skin & Breasts: Renegade Health | Nadine Artemis #128

    Sun, Skin & Breasts: Renegade Health | Nadine Artemis #128

    On this episode Nadine Artemis and Dylan Smith, two sun-worshiping natural health practitioners, explore the sun's healing potential, particularly focussing on its influence on our lifestyle, skin vitality, breast health as well as overall health. ☀️💛

    Discover the transformative power of natural air, water, and grounding with Earth's energies, unraveling ancient wisdom and modern biohacks, including the wonders of red light therapy. 

    This episode is an invitation to harmonise your life with the natural world, a call to bask in the glow of holistic health.

    Venturing into the realms of natural sun care and women's health, we debunk myths and provide natural solutions. From the protective qualities of botanical oils to nurturing the body's microbiome, we offer skincare and sun protection and pro-collaboration tips.

    So, draw back the curtains, let the sunlight in, and join us for a conversation that promises to illuminate the path to a healthier, more radiant you. It's time to embrace holistic health—nourish your body, elevate your spirit, and shine from within.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🌞 Sūrya & Sun Exposure
    🌞 Heliotherapy (Sun Therapy)
    🌞 Melatonin Production & The Sun
    🌞 Breast Health and Empowering Women
    🌞 Hygiene Practices and Natural Smells
    🌞 Vaginal Microbiome and Lubricants

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Nadine Artemis

    Nadine Artemis, beauty philosopher, aroma-cologist, and botanical muse, shaping plant-intelligence into palpable consecrations to blush senses and muse imaginations.
    Founder of Living Libations, where she crafts elegant formulations and healing creations from botanicals that have skin glowing around the world.

    Author of Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. 

    Nadine opened North America’s first full concept aromatherapy store, Osmosis, in 1994.

    Her concept of Renegade Beauty encourages effortlessness and inspires people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness. where she creates products that have received rave receives by various esteemed publications. 


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Vedic Astrology Insights for 2024 | Laura Plumb #127

    Vedic Astrology Insights for 2024 | Laura Plumb #127

    In this insightful episode, I had a sit down with Vedic astrologer Laura Plumb, delving into the astrological predictions for the year 2024. Laura sheds light on the positions of key planets and how their alignments will influence various aspects of our lives. Exploring the impact on different zodiac signs, the discussion covers topics like health, relationships, and spiritual practices.

    This episode offers a holistic approach to navigating the year's celestial patterns, from global challenges to personal narratives shaped by the stars.
    Laura provides a detailed overview of the Mercury retrograde periods, and the conversation extends to the significance of moon placements and their effects on mental and emotional well-being.

    The episode concludes with practical advice for navigating the astrological energies of 2024. Laura encourages listeners to explore Vedic sciences for personal growth, emphasising the role of discernment and the importance of understanding oneself through the lens of Jyotish.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🌌 Positions Of The External Planetary Bodies (Saturn & Jupiter)
    🌌 Astrological Planetary Alignments and Personal Well-being
    🌌 Mercury Retrograde
    🌌 Moon Placements
    🌌 Practical Advice and Developing Cosmic Awareness
    🌌 Eclipses in 2024
    🌌 Important Dates To Keep In Mind This Year

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Laura Plumb

    Laura Plumb is the Founder and Director of VedaWise, and lead faculty for the Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition 200 hour Professional Training, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, creator/presenter
    Laura offers clinical services in natural medicine, gives classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition.
    With decades of study into Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta, Jyotish, herbal medicine, nutrition, health and healing, Laura is an educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote radical health and sacred, sumptuous living.

    RESOURCES:

    Laura's Website - HERE 
    Laura's Instagram Account (@lauraplumb) - HERE
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    Laura's new course - HERE

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    Vedic Astrology Forecast 2022 + Great Truths of Light (Jyotish) | Laura Plumb #076Karmic Relationships, Why Am I Single? & Past Lives with Jyotish: Vedic Astrology + Top 3 Episodes of 2020 | Blaine Watson #049Jyotish: Celestial Organisation of Life with Vedic Astrology | Blaine Watson #041Jyotish: Vedic Astrology | Anand Mehrotra #003Healing Mental Health Epidemics & Eating Disorders w/ the World’s Largest Love-Based Movement in Human History | Nicole Gibson #100Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)
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    What Actually Is Kundalini: The Bio-Energetic Force | Dylan Smith #126

    What Actually Is Kundalini: The Bio-Energetic Force | Dylan Smith #126

    This is a dependable and palpable exploration of Kuṇḍalinī and Radical Kundalini Awakenings.

    Unearth the captivating mysteries of Kundalini energy, a dormant force nestled at the root of the spinal column with the potential to awaken super-human capabilities and creative intelligence.

    Decode the origins of Kuṇḍalinī, it’s symbolic coiled serpent and direct connection to the brain.

    Dive into intense, never-before-shared personal experiences, challenges, and rewards of Kundalini awakenings, gaining insights into signs and symptoms.

    Differentiate between madness, psychosis and radical spiritual advancement.

    Understand the delicate balance required for a harmonious awakening.

    Whether you're a seasoned practitioner yoga  or a curious listener, this episode promises a deep dive into the mysteries of Kuṇḍalinī, and one expression of captivating  experiences of spiritual awakening and self-discovery.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🐍 What is Kundalini?
    🐍 The Centre Location of Kundalini
    🐍 Kundalini in Other Traditions
    🐍 Kālī, Durgā And Their Relationship with Kundalini
    🐍 Kundalini and the Brain
    🐍 Kundalini Awakening Experiences
    🐍 Kundalini and Potential Madness


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    • 37 min
    Tips to Avoid Toxins Over Xmas & Silly Season (& Still Indulge) | Dylan Smith #125

    Tips to Avoid Toxins Over Xmas & Silly Season (& Still Indulge) | Dylan Smith #125

    The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it a myriad of delicious treats and tempting delights. In this episode, I delve into some Ayurvedic tips for you to indulge in the festivities while still taking care of your health.

    Did you know that over 99% of us are likely to break the rules and indulge during this time?

    And guess what?
    That's okay!

    Join me as I explore ways for you to enjoy the festive season guilt-free, while supporting your digestive system to navigate the culinary delights of this silly season.

    Discover the wisdom of Ayurveda as we uncover the importance of maintaining a strong and balanced digestive fire (agni) at this time.

    Learn how to keep your Agni burning efficiently, ḥelping you transform as many morsels of festive delight as possible into a nourishing substance called "Ahara Rasa" – the essence of the food, as much as we can.

    Tune in for practical tips and Ayurvedic insights on how to prevent the accumulation of Ama (indigested food toxins) with big meals, heavy dinners, lots and lots of sweet and sugar, and amongst all this… keep your body in balance throughout the entire holiday season. 

    From understanding the weak spots where Ama tends to accumulate to fostering a thriving digestive system, this episode is your guide to navigating the festivities with well-being in mind.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🎄 Understanding Ama
    🎄 The Six Stages of Disease (S**t Kriya Kala)
    🎄 Maintaining Digestive Fire (Agni)
    🎄 Practical Tips for Balanced Agni
    🎄 Ayurvedic Detox Practices
    🎄 Balancing Activities
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144 Ratings

Rose_2622 ,

Full of big nuggets of wisdom

I’ve just done a deep dive into this podcast recently, and I feel so enriched by such a generous plethora of topics and wisdom on the science of good living. Thank you Dylan and all your wonderful guests!

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Wealth of knowledge and wisdom

Consistently delivers top quality content and interviews for a rare and indepth insight into these ancient practices and how to apply and integrate them into life today. Many many thanks 🙏🙏✨

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Life changing podcast

Thank you to the VV team for this life changing podcast! Exceptional

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