Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D. on a Post-Genital Puberty

Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D.  is currently copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and was lead-producer of the forty-country, World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in India, 2008, where the Office of the Dalai Lama assigned the Prime Minister of Tibet (L. Samdong) to keynote.

He has performed Sanskrit chanting in hundreds of conferences, ceremonies and retreats, worldwide, and have led Holocaust Healing (Freiburg) and Post-apartheid Healing (Johannesburg) chanting events and was secretly flown to Slovenia, post-911, to chant over the dying chair of Unaligned Nations of the World, Janez Drnovsek and has led seven kundalini and tantra retreats in Moscow.
On the show we cover:
 
Stuart’s journey;  
*Yoga, Meditation and Chanting as means of Waking up, Opening the  Heart and Generating Bliss
* Yogic Inner Marriage ‘ Puberty of the Seed’
*  Bringing Yoga to youth prisons ( 1970’s) 
* Teaching  meditation to local government officials and kids in public school ( late 1970’s) 
 
Post Genital Puberty;
* Teenage puberty and fertility
* Mystical Marriage: masculine/feminine energy currents moving up the spine
* Inner and outer marriages 
* Not just sex but erotic arts
*  Birth Control, Abortion and procreation
*  Further reachers of human development and creating a more loving, connected and fun marriage, family life and extended community
* Myth and the spiritual body 
 
 

Optimal living, diet, exercise & evolutionary cognitive neuroscience

Evolutionary cognitive neuroscience examines why the human brain has evolved with unique complex abilities, e.g. self-awareness & free will.  In this podcast Steven Platek, PhD, talks with Michael Ostrolenk about the evolutionary jump that created a link between the brain and the conscious mind and the role exercise and diet play in maintaining the optimal operation of our mind and body.  These advances in brain function took place at a time when humans were constantly in motion foraging for rudimentary foods, explains Dr. Platek, and our modern sedentary lifestyle and carb-heavy diets thus diminish the performance of our brain and interconnected gut and immune systems.  Michael and Dr. Platek also take a look at theories about what benefits religion and non-ordinary states of conscious, like meditation, have to our human consciousness.  Learn more about Dr. Platek and his work in the journal he co-edits Evolutionary Psychology and at his website devoted to functional fitness http://www.crossfit-gwinnett.com.

Consciousness and its extraordinary healing capacities

The human mind and body are inseparably integrated; and, in this podcast, Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. discusses the profound repercussions our mental state has on our physical health and how western medicine has largely forgotten this link. After establishing, in 1984, a private practice where he synthesized allopathic medicine with conscious expanding traditions from the east, Dr. Dacher traveled to Asia to further develop his knowledge of how body mind practices, such as yoga and meditation, aid the healing process and regulate the body. After listening to the podcast you can learn more at www.elliottdacher.org as well as by reading Dr. Dacher’s book, Integral Health, the Path to Human Flourishing.