Michael interviews Representative Mick Mulvaney

Michael Ostrolenk sits down with one of his fiscal heroes, “recovering lawyer” Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.  The pair discuss Rep. Mulvaney’s standing desk as well as health and wellness practices.  They also talk about the exercise habits of Members of Congress, home décor, gardening, yoga, and swimming.

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Ofer Erez on the Sugi approach to human health and well-being

Sugi Health and Fitness approaches the human body as one system, comprised of many sub-systems – all of which must be in good balance with each other to attain the best possible health. Ofer is a Yoga Master, a certified therapist, Reiki Master and certified Feldenkrais® teacher. He has written numerous articles on improving coordination and range of motion and holistic exercise.

On the show we discuss:

  • Ofer’s story
  • Non-effort fitness
  • Flexibility without stretching
  • Body as self-healing system
  • Freeing the body, freeing the mind and heart
  • 5 wins
  • Developing somatic awareness

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 
 
 

Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D. on a Spiritual approach to Couples Counseling

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.

Stuart’s books include:
 
On the show we cover:
  • Racial Integration in NY (Brown v Board and Sal Alinksy) 
  • Human Family at the Species Level
  • Life Process Community Ritual 
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • The universe is organized around love and connection
  • Power of Thank You
  • Saving couples, children and families 
  • Teaser on his work on Kundalini Yoga ideas on a  post-genital puberty 

Ben King, Armor Down – Working with Veterans with Meditation and Yoga

Ben returned from Iraq in 2007. For six months he was flying high. Then the euphoria of returning home wore off and he was left with sleepless nights and a surprising amount of stress and physical discomfort. He spent the next 2 years worth of trial and error trying to figure out how to use mindfulness and exercise to calm his mind and realign his body for a civilian lifestyle. The Army taught him how to up armor his mind and body for War. He taught himself how to Armor Down.

On the show we cover:

  • War stress
  • Yoga and sleep
  • Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba and Armor Down Blog
  • Mindfulness Meditation; developing the witness and creating inner peace
  • Happy Wife, Happy Life
  • SEAL’s CDR Mark Divine & Rob DuBois on warriorship and meditation
  • Memorial Day Event

Armor Down – http://armordown.blogspot.com

The choreography of holistic thinking and right brain aerobics

Are you neglecting your right brain? Modern society generally financially rewards left brain analytical thinking over right brain creativity. But Dr. Craig Weiner sees a “rightward turn” coming as the 21st century workplace is demanding more creative and outside-the-box thinking in synthesis with the left brain’s linear and logical skill set. In Part 3 of “Transformational Pathways: Integrating mind body approaches to thriving not just surviving” Michael and Dr. Craig Weiner discuss how you can achieve a more “right brain activated state” with right brain aerobics and the improvements this change can make in your health, career, and personal life.

Surfing & Yoga – empowering body, mind, & spirit

After loosing her job in the dot.com bust, Tierza Davis embraced her passion for surfing and founded Pura Vida Adventures in Costa Rica.  Ms. Davis transformed her life and is now helping women transform, empower and rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and sprirts through surf and yoga retreats.  In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, she recounts her journey and explains the benefits to health and wellness found in the synergy of these outwardly diverse yet complementary activities.

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.

SEALFIT – Integral Personal Training & Leadership Development

From Arthur Anderson CPA to Navy SEAL, this podcast traces the bold journey Commander Mark Divine, U.S. Navy SEAL, followed inspiring him to create an elite comprehensive training program encompassing body, mind and spirit.  SEALFIT integrates rigorous physical training with tools from eastern traditions that sharpen the mind and embolden the spirit, producing unrivaled success in developing special-ops and Navy SEAL candidates as well as leaders in the civilian world. Listen and learn more about what it takes to develop mental toughness, unbeatable spirit, confidence to prevail against all odds, and in the process shatter your perceived limits and catapult yourself to the next level.

Energy Medicine – unexplained yet evident healing

Chi, prayer, prana yoga, healing touch, and other forms of energy medicine are seen  by some as simply spiritual ways to heal mind and body. Yet because the evidence is  that these techniques do improve human health and heal our maladies, the unknown physical mechanisms behind these methods are being scientifically investigated. Denise Lewis Premschak, CEO of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) speaks with Michael Ostrolenk in this podcast about the current efforts being made to better understand energy medicine.