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American Desis is a podcast geared to sharing what it's like to be a South Asian in America through fresh, funny, and insightful interviews. Comedian Akaash Singh and actor Arjun Gupta employ a vulnerable style as they discuss who we are today and the issues we will face tomorrow.
Join us for our new themed season geared toward Health & Wellness, where we speak with experts on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness from both a Western and Eastern point of view!
Sign up for our mailing list at http://www.tinyurl.com/americandesisemail. Send us your comments, questions and suggestions at americandesispodcast@gmail.com

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American Desis is a podcast geared to sharing what it's like to be a South Asian in America through fresh, funny, and insightful interviews. Comedian Akaash Singh and actor Arjun Gupta employ a vulnerable style as they discuss who we are today and the issues we will face tomorrow.
Join us for our new themed season geared toward Health & Wellness, where we speak with experts on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness from both a Western and Eastern point of view!
Sign up for our mailing list at http://www.tinyurl.com/americandesisemail. Send us your comments, questions and suggestions at americandesispodcast@gmail.com

    10: Health & Wellness #9: Season Finale

    10: Health & Wellness #9: Season Finale

    Start off your new year with a quick reminder of all the amazing tips and tricks from our guests this season. And thank you for all the love and support of our new format!

    • 26 min
    9: Health & Wellness #8: Jon Aaron - Meditation Before Levitation

    9: Health & Wellness #8: Jon Aaron - Meditation Before Levitation

    In the last interview of our health & wellness season, we talk to someone who was crucial to Arjun's personal wellness journey - meditation coach Jon Aaron. Jon gives us some advice about slowing down amid the chaos of our busy lives and making the time and space for meditation, whatever form it may come in. He also reminds us that pretty everything from breakups to breakfast is an opportunity to practice mindfulness.

    • 57 min
    8: Health & Wellness #7: Monica Bhanote - Squatting When You Poop

    8: Health & Wellness #7: Monica Bhanote - Squatting When You Poop

    In the seventh episode of our health & wellness season we get to one of our most requested topics: AYURVEDA. We speak with Monica Bhanote of Sundays in Saffron and talk about moms carrying cardamom, running like deers, and why hot water is still cooling.
    Figure out what your dosha is here: https://www.sundaysinsaffron.com/dosha-quiz/

    • 39 min
    7: Health & Wellness #6: Navin Dargani - A Full Range of Emotions

    7: Health & Wellness #6: Navin Dargani - A Full Range of Emotions

    Episode 6 of our health and wellness season starts off with one of Arjun’s PSAs on mental health but eventually we get to talk to Navin Dargani about why therapy and mentalizing are important, and why cultural competence matters in mental health.

    You can learn more about Navin's practice here: http://www.darganimd.com/

    • 49 min
    6: Health & Wellness #5: Akhil Shenoy - Almost A Surgeon

    6: Health & Wellness #5: Akhil Shenoy - Almost A Surgeon

    In episode 5, we talked to transplant psychiatrist Akhil Shenoy about psychiatry in the desi population as it interacts with parenting, alcoholism and why Akhil's dad still wishes he was a surgeon.
    Producer note: When we recorded this episode in June, Akhil was at Mt Sinai but has since transitioned to Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    • 43 min
    5: Health & Wellness #4: Aditi Shah - Reclaiming Yoga

    5: Health & Wellness #4: Aditi Shah - Reclaiming Yoga

    In episode 3 of our health and wellness season we talk to yoga instructor Aditi Shah about her personal journey with the practice and how the modern gentrification of yoga has changed dramatically from what it used to be. She also provides some valuable advice for the yoga noobs among us who can't keep up with the crazy intense classes we often come across.

    • 38 min

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