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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 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
    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

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 VitalVeda.com.au

    Just Breath: Science of Breathing for Optimal Heath | The Breathing Diabetic (Nick Heath) #072

    Just Breath: Science of Breathing for Optimal Heath | The Breathing Diabetic (Nick Heath) #072

    Nick Heath, aka The Breathing Diabetic, is utilising simply breathing techniques to manage and improve his type 1 diabetes - a medical condition that requires 24/7, 365 days/year attention.
    But simply shifting your breathing mannerism has other health benefits beyond just healthy blood sugar levels. 
    Nick is a breathing nerd. He’s hooked on breathing. And the beautiful thing is that he’s not an extremist, but rather shares very practical interventions and subtle adjustments to your way of living (breathing) that has the potential to significantly heal and prevent imbalance + and optimise overall health.
    We dispel the myths of oxygen is good and carbon dioxide is bad.
    We explore the Nobel prize winning panacea molecule that is freely available to you, how to optimise your exercise, sitting and walking practice + much more!
    Take a deep calm belly breath through the nose and get ready to dive deep into the realms of oxygen, breath and our fundamental life-force.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🌿 Nick’s Early History with Type 1 Diabetes
    🌿 Why Put In The Effort When There's Insulin Out There?
    🌿 The Relationship Between Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide In The Body
    🌿 The Wim Hof Method
    🌿 The Many Benefits of Nasal Breathing
    🌿 Meditation & Breath
    🌿 Mouth Taping
    🌿 Treating Asthma With Breath-work
    🌿 Treating Diabetes With Breath-work
    🌿 Simple Breath-work Practices

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Nick Heath

    Nick Heath Ph.D., a.k.a. The Breathing Diabetic, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. At age 30, he began practicing simple breathing exercises that helped improve his blood sugars, improve his sleep, and increase his energy levels, all of which helped him better manage his diabetes. 
    Having a background in scientific research, Nick wanted to understand the inner workings of breath to not only be able to explain the reason behind the changes he was experiencing, but to exploit and push the boundaries of breath therapy.  This curiosity led him on a deep quest to understand the science behind breathing its implications on the human physiology. 
    By means of the The Breathing Diabetic platform he generously shares and breaks down complex pieces of wisdom for all to understand and make use of. 
    Nick’s formal education is in atmospheric science, and he is also a certified Oxygen Advantage instructor.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Diwali: Spark Radiance & Supersede Limitations | Ācārya Shunya #071

    Diwali: Spark Radiance & Supersede Limitations | Ācārya Shunya #071

    Diwali (Dīpāvalī दीपावली) is the time of the year to supersede our personal limitations, and enliven the light of consciousness that is the basis of all existence. 
    AKA the Festival of Lights, it is perhaps the most famous Vedic festival of the year. 
    In Sanskrit “Dīpāvalī” means “a row of earthen lit lamps.”
    On this new moon night, you will see India or Indian communities abroad lit up with lights. 
    Light signifies purity, knowledge and auspiciousness.
    Lighting the “diya” (earthen lit lamp) guides us through the darkness to seek the eternal truth in our own personal lives.
    In the battle between light and darkness (jyoti and tamas), knowledge and ignorance (vidya and avidya), we must awaken and utilise what is offered on Diwali to leap beyond our ordinary boundaries rooted in ignorance and fear. 
    We can awaken an inner transformative power in our devotion to the highest excellence within us. This is known as “Sri Rama” in the Vedas.
    May the light in your life, pure consciousness, shine on you and reflect with your flavour of radiance onto all others to enhance peace and abundance for the whole world to enjoy.
    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🌿 The Title of Ācārya
    🌿 Acharya Shunya’s Daliy Routine (Dinacharya)
    🌿 The City of Ayodhya
    🌿 Diwali and The Divine Feats Told In The Ramayana
    🌿 Ways to Celebrate Diwali & To Align With Our Higher Self
    🌿Ghee Lamps

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ācārya Shunya

    Acharya Shunya is a wisdom teacher and a catalyst for empowering health and elevating consciousness worldwide. 
    She is an award-winning and internationally renowned  author, speaker and scholar of non-dual wisdom (Advaita) and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda.

    The first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian Vedic spiritual lineage, Acharya Shunya provides a rare opportunity to receive authentic teachings.
     
    Acharya Shunya is the President of The Awakened Self Foundation with its international headquarters in California and founder of the spiritual and philanthropic non-profit Vedika Global.

    She hosts the Shadow to Self podcast, the Alchemy with Ayurveda program, author of best-selling book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, Live with Vitality and Joy (Sounds True, 2017).
    Author of Sovereign Self: Claim your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita 
    and Her third book, slated for release in January 2022, Roar Like a Goddess: Every Woman’s Guide to Unapologetic Power, Propensity and Purpose.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Understanding Family Karma & Harmonising Complex Family Dynamics | Jonni Pollard #070

    Understanding Family Karma & Harmonising Complex Family Dynamics | Jonni Pollard #070

    Karma  कर्म, a concept often misunderstood by most, is commonly translated as "action that binds", and it is basically any action that is determining our direction or pathway in life.

    When it comes to those we call our family, our karma acts as the underlying universal intelligence that bound us to these people.

    Understanding this concept, how to transcend and work through our already existing karma and how to avoid creating more of it, is a fundamental aspect of the path towards liberation or moksha, as called in the Vedic sciences.

    In this episode we not only dive into the concept of karma, but also explore how it intertwines with our familial relationships and how one can work through one's karma to reap the benefits of a frictionless life (kriya क्रिया). 
    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    🌿 An Introduction to the concept of karma
    🌿 Karma and dharma
    🌿 An introduction to family karma
    🌿 Managing difficult family relationships
    🌿 Broken families
    🌿 The current global state of affairs & its impact on family relationships and friendships
    🌿 Nature's divine arrangement of a global pandemic
    🌿 Relatives that are in the very end stages of life
    🌿 Karma and reincarnation

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jonni Pollard
    Jonni Pollard, program founder and head teacher of 1 Giant Mind, is a world-renowned meditation teacher who has studied how to unfold human potential for over 20 years under great masters in the East and West.
    His programs, including 1 Giant Mind’s Learn Meditation app, have taught more than 250,000 people how to meditate.
    Jonni is at the forefront of authenticity in the meditation teacher landscape, making practical translations of ancient teachings for a modern lifestyle.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why Sunglasses are NOT Healthy | Light: The Divine Healer | Matt Maruca #069

    Why Sunglasses are NOT Healthy | Light: The Divine Healer | Matt Maruca #069

    The Sun, divine sustainer of all life on earth, also known as Sürya in Sanskrit, can be one of our greatest allies when approached with reverence and understanding. 
    Having a clear comprehension of the relationship between the Sun and our own physiology is fundamental to make of this astrological body an empowering force within our lives.
    In this episode we break down the science & mysticism behind this astounding & ever-reliable force of nature.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🌿 The three main causes of disease in Ayurveda
    🌿 Sunglasses and the tamas guna
    🌿 Rising above the detrimental effects of wearing sunglasses
    🌿 The healing power of the sun
    🌿 Circadian rhythms in the body & their connection with the sun
    🌿 Hormones & light

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Matt Maruca

    Matt Maruca founded RA Optics to make the world's finest blue light blocking glasses, and created The Light Diet, a diet that directly addresses the root of the modern chronic disease epidemic, mitochondrial dysfunction, after having suffered from poor health and chronic fatigue at a young age due to technology overuse and an indoor lifestyle. He is now 22 years old and travels the world, studying and teaching about the relevance of light in human health.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Rock Star Who Radiates Divine Playfulness, Bhakti Yoga & Life-Altering Truths | Raghunath Cappo #068

    The Rock Star Who Radiates Divine Playfulness, Bhakti Yoga & Life-Altering Truths | Raghunath Cappo #068

    In this episode of the Vital Veda Podcast we have a very special guest, Raghunath (Ray) Cappo, who has a wonderful life-story & absolutely profound teachings to share. 
    A hardcore punk rockstar-turned-monk-turned-teacher of all things Vedic.
    Raghunath achieved great fame & prominence within the punk-rock scene in the 80s, and yet decided to give it all up and wholeheartedly dive into a purely spiritual path. 
    For 6 and a half years he became a celibate monk of the Hare Krishna Bhakti-Vedanta tradition and now dedicates himself to teaching & enlightening others with the powerful knowledge he attained during his wonderful lifetime. 

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🌿 Shifting from rajas (passion) and tamas (inertia) to sattva (purity)
    🌿 Ragunath's punk-rock days
    🌿 Studying the Bhagavad Gita
    🌿 An overview of bhakti yoga
    🌿 What is raising devotee children like
    🌿 His 6 pillars of bhakti yoga

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ragunath (Ray) Cappo

    By the late 1980’s, Ray Cappo's punk rock band had tens of thousands of fans. Ray was a trendsetter in the centre of hardcore culture.

    Then Ray discovered Bhakti Yoga, became a monk, and became “Raghunath.”

    Interestingly after that, he started another punk rock band called “Shelter”, which became even more successful.

    All members of the Shelter band were Yogi monks who would tour all over America & the world, singing to large crowds about clean living, self-mastery, vegetarianism and God through hardcore punk music. 

    Now he’s the opposite of a monk and punk rocker.

    Raghunath is a devotee to the Vedas and Bhatki Yogi who is magnificently relevant at integrating vedic wisdom with the modern world and sharing it in the most playful way.

    He is a yoga teacher, spiritual storyteller and he is Born to Give.
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    • 58 min
    Brāhma Muhūrta: The Time of Totality & Potent Part of Each Day | Dylan Smith #067

    Brāhma Muhūrta: The Time of Totality & Potent Part of Each Day | Dylan Smith #067

    The Brāhma Muhūrta, also known as the "time of totality" is the period of the day where creative intelligence is at its peak.

    Being able to understand and harness these energies is a fundamental aspect of the Ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya).

    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

    🌿 An introduction to the brāhma muhūrta
    🌿 The energies of the brāhma muhūrta
    🌿 How to harness and reap benefits from the brāhma muhūrta
    🌿 Special advice for special circumstances
    🌿 The meaning of proper health in Ayurveda

    ABOUT OUR HOST: Dylan Smith

    Dylan Smith is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and holistic health educator who founded the Vital Veda clinic in Sydney and works very closely with the Raju family, an internationally renowned family of Ayurvedic doctors. Aiming to uncover the root cause of ailments, Dylan travels the world to share his passion of ancient Vedic wisdom for everyone to utilise, enjoy and experience total wellness and bliss.



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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

theoburkhardt ,

Invaluable for all meditators, yogis, and anyone searching for truth.

This is one of my favorite podcasts for Vedic knowledge. Dylan is a young master and exceptional at deliver knowledge in a relatable and intriguing way. All sorts of arcane subjects are discussed and I always feel smarter and more enriched after hearing these episodes. Listen and learn, and grow in wisdom Dylan and this beautiful portal to supreme knowledge.

Kirco17 ,

Outstanding Podcast

This has definitely become by far one of my favorite podcasts, if not my favorite! Dylan just brings the best guests from holistic health, wellness & Vedic backgrounds, what a mashup! His interviewing skills are on par with the topics being discussed, always approaching everything with genuine curiosity & humility. Just love it! Keep at it.

WanderfulC ,

Raghu Pradbhu!

Soooo happy to hear Raghu on your show! He is so knowledgeable and I love how he wraps such deep and insightful concepts with humorous antidotes. I adore him. Thank you!

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