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Escaping Saṃsāra - Yoga and Meditation Podcast about practices that liberate us. Interviews with spiritual teachers from the yoga world and beyond. We are a group of friends dedicated to exploring the deep teachings of yoga and other spiritual traditions to see what unites them in their search for Truth and how each practitioner has danced with the Mystery. We want to learn from today’s elders about their paths and experiences. What has worked, what hasn’t and what is downright weird. From California psychedelic culture to Tantric Tibet we span the globe finding out what has helped people on their spiritual journey. We hope that it will be of benefit to our fellow truth seekers. OM https://escaping-samsara.com/donate/

Escaping Samsara Nathan Thompson & Evgeny Dziatko

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Escaping Saṃsāra - Yoga and Meditation Podcast about practices that liberate us. Interviews with spiritual teachers from the yoga world and beyond. We are a group of friends dedicated to exploring the deep teachings of yoga and other spiritual traditions to see what unites them in their search for Truth and how each practitioner has danced with the Mystery. We want to learn from today’s elders about their paths and experiences. What has worked, what hasn’t and what is downright weird. From California psychedelic culture to Tantric Tibet we span the globe finding out what has helped people on their spiritual journey. We hope that it will be of benefit to our fellow truth seekers. OM https://escaping-samsara.com/donate/

    #40 Michael Sugich - Glimpses Into the Sufi World

    #40 Michael Sugich - Glimpses Into the Sufi World

    Glimpses Into the Sufi World. While most hippies in the 60' went to India to find spiritually Michael Sugich went to Saudi Arabia in search of a Sufi guru and spent his life in a lesser known area of the Arab world living the spirituality of Islam. New episode is out now! Link in the bio.

    Show notes

    - First spiritual experiences and escape from show business
    - Remembrance of God - Vikrala
    - On Islam as foundation of Sufism
    - The only certain thing
    - Sharia as a safety net
    - Importance of guidance of a spiritual master
    - Working with breath in Islamic tradition, Haḍra ritual
    - Litanies and spending time in the company of saints
    - Teaching children, expectations and the modern world

    Books & Contact

    Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination

    Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption

    Michael's FB : https://www.facebook.com/michael.sugich
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #39 - Ashtanga Yoga and Fatherhood with Mark Robberds, Prem Carlisi and Scott Johnson

    #39 - Ashtanga Yoga and Fatherhood with Mark Robberds, Prem Carlisi and Scott Johnson

    There’s been a lot said and written about the changes female yogis go through when they become mothers. Now, for the first time, we discuss Ashtanga Yoga and fatherhood. Our guests, Mark Robberds, Prem Carlisi, and Scott Johnson have about 80 years of practice and teaching experience between them, close to 100 if you include me. 
    Mark and I are new fathers, Scott Johnson’s kids are teenagers, and Prem is a grandfather. It was really special to sit with a group of men and learn about realising the goals of yoga in family life. 

    You can watch this episode on our Escaping Samsara Youtube channel https://youtu.be/gjKiJZQHpSc
    Show Notes
    ·        Becoming a father and how men experience having a baby
    ·        How to continue a yoga practice while holding the responsibilities of family life
    ·        How to maintain a quality relationship with your partner
    ·        And the play of masculine and feminine in the yoga of relationship
    Check out our guests: 
    https://www.markrobberds.com/
    https://stillpoint.yoga/
    https://www.ashtangayogabali.com/
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #38 Yoga Anatomy Q&A with Stu Girling

    #38 Yoga Anatomy Q&A with Stu Girling

    Stu Girling is a yoga teacher, anatomy expert and author. He runs Love Yoga Anatomy online and on Youtube, and is the author of Illustrated Yoga Anatomy book. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions about yoga, ashtanga, avoiding injury and maintaining healthy bodies. 

    We asked questions such as:
    How to return to yoga practice after pregnancy?How to do yoga asana with sciatica?Avoding ankle pain in lotus poseWhy should spiritual yogis care about anatomy?How crosstraining can stop you getting injuredWhat's with Setu Bandhasana? 
    Find more from Stu

    https://loveyogaanatomy.com/

    Stu's book: https://illustratedyogaanatomy.com/

    Free yoga tips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYmM9DXH1XC1ZypIDCaf1JA

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #37 - Ben Goresky - Addiction, Masculinity and Relationship Yoga

    #37 - Ben Goresky - Addiction, Masculinity and Relationship Yoga

    Ben Goresky is a counsellor, coach and explorer of consciousness. He is involved in addiction recovery and working with men as part of the Samurai Brotherhood, a community I am also involved in. He hosts the Evolving Man podcast. 

    As both recovered addicts we talk deeply about abuse, drug addiction and recovery. Then we delve into spiritual practices that have helped Ben on his journey before getting into the spiritual power of men's work.

    Find out more about Ben's coaching and online trainings here: https://evolvingman.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #36 Ash Hope - All Things Ashtanga

    #36 Ash Hope - All Things Ashtanga

    Ash Hope is a Brisbane-based Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher and a student of Nancy Gilgoff. Her fascination about the body’s self-healing abilities led her to study CranioSacral therapy with the Upledger Institute in Singapore. Ash explores the practice of meditation in the Zen tradition and teaches traditional Mysore style classes in her  shala in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
    Show notes
    Spiritual longing: From Eastern Germany to IndiaDiscovering Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system after an injuiryOn synergetic relationship of Primary and Intermediate seriesWeekly sequencing - thoughts on rotation of seriesMeeting Nancy GilgoffEvolution of Pattabhi Jois' teaching approachOn old-school Advanced A series, teaching methodologyAshtanga pranayamaMeditation practiceMixing practices from different schoolsVisit https://www.ashtangayogacentre.com.au/ to find out more about Ash and her teaching schedule.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    #35 Michael Taft - Deconstructing Yourself

    #35 Michael Taft - Deconstructing Yourself

    Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and the host of Deconstructing Yourself podcast. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist Vipassana and Hindu Tantric practice. Michael authored several books, including “The Mindful Geek, Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept”, and Ego (which he co-authored).

    Show notes
    Switching between incompatible models of realityTaking it too farBuddhist modernismMahayana’s critique of Theravada traditionEmptiness and the Buddha natureOn Tantric practiceFeeling your way through uncharted territoryUprooting the seeds of the kleshasParallels between Tantric and Vajrayana practicesOn VipassanaMantra and deities
    To find out more about Michael Taft visit Deconstructing Yourself website.
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    • 1 hr 40 min

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