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Lion Heart Podcast

Lion Heart Podcast

Author: Jenni Madison

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In this show we explore the dynamics between health, spirituality, and the natural world. We draw from the wisdom of ancient culture, the intelligence of nature, and modern science, to discover ways to integrate this information into our modern way of living.

Our host Jenni Madison interviews inspiring guests to bring you real life stories, experience, diversity and insight.

We strive to create a new way of living and being in this world, a way that supports harmony, truth and connection. A way that embodies the Lion Heart... your true and essential nature.
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Melanie Gunn is the real deal when it comes to sharing about plant medicine, creative shamanic drum crafting and seeking wisdom from the natural world. Her experience, knowledge and insight is so deeply integrated and authentic that it will move and inspire you.  In this episode Melanie shares in a way that beautifully unites her knowledge, including formal studies in health medicine and transpersonal creative therapy, together with her personal experience and journey into the world of shamanic medicine and healing. We discuss: The intelligence and spirit of nature as our teacher Shamanic drum crafting and frequency sound vibration The power of sacred plant medicine The exploration of consciousness and inter-dimensional travel as a powerful experience for healing How to perceive and appreciate these wonderful offerings as our allies, as well as their potential to contribute to humanities collective evolution.
Nia encourages you and literally moves you to find that place of stillness, presence, creativity, inspiration and your personal commitment to choosing joy.  Teaching Nia is not just about being an artist, dancer, fitness instructor and choreographer. Although it is all about that too, it really is also about knowing yourself and not being afraid to express and create from that highest place of unique self expression. A common phrase within the Nia community is "I feel better".  Nia is so much of a collaborative community as well as a personal experience, it only made sense for me to ask these dedicated and amazing Nia teachers to share from their own experience what Nia is and how it has transformed their lives, as well as what having a Lion Heart means to them. Debbie Rosas, co-founder and creator of the Nia movement and technique, also shares some more about the inspiration and creation behind this incredible gift to the world. It is amazing what can happen when you take off your shoes and put your feet on the ground! Debbie is an extraordinary woman and her story a total inspiration. Each guest speaker has a unique and deeply personal story to share. You will be touched, moved and inspired by their integrated wisdom. You might even shed a tear! Nia encourages and literally moves you to find that place of presence, creativity, inspiration and your personal commitment to choosing joy. Debbie Rosas, co-founder, creator of the Nia movement and technique, also shares some more about the inspiration and creation behind this incredible gift to the world. It is amazing what happens when you take off your shoes and put your feet on the ground! Debbie is an extraordinary woman and her story a total inspiration. Guest Speaking Times Lion Heart Introduction: 0:00 Ann Christiansen: 0:46 Sophie Marsh: 13:18 Teresa Myers: 28:28 Winalee (Zeeb) HeartDance:  44:17 Taryn Pallister: 53:30 Debbie Rosas: 1:03:29 Visit the podcast page notes here: https://bit.ly/FeelBetterNia
Learning to understand the dynamics of breathing within the body and to breath correctly can stimulate a depth from within you and transform your entire wellbeing. Yogi's know this! Breathing is something that we do automatically it is the foundation for life.  Learning to understand the dynamics of breathing within the body and to breath correctly can stimulate a depth from within you and transform your entire wellbeing. Yogi's know this! In this episode we 'open a can of worms' as Tim relates the mismatch that has been formed within our evolutionary biology with regards to the bodies evolution, natural and unnatural stress responses and the way we actually see or perceive ourselves as human beings today. This mismatch of evolution has led to an unnatural response to life through feelings of anxiety triggered incorrectly by stress cursers. Hence the 'mismatch'. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or unwell, a powerful solution could be as simple as the way you take in your air. Whilst we have evolved in so many ways, and it may not be right for us to return to hunter gatherer days, we must also understand what our body is naturally built for and that the flight or fight response is not a permanent state of being.  Breathing correctly and understanding the dynamics of correct breathing once again can help to mitigate the unnecessary, self created concept of 'threats' to our survival, that is the flight or fight response.  Tim is a naturopath/nutritionist, respiratory therapist, kayak/surf ski competitor and coach.  Visit the podcast page https://bit.ly/power-breathing
Inna Segal speaks of the innate wisdom that resides within the body, and the language of your own soul as a tool for healing. Her fresh insights are touching, inspiring and very effective in restoring your body to its healthiest state, whilst staying attuned to its subtle and powerful messages.
Katie is an absolute wellspring of wisdom and a pleasure to listen to. Her rituals have been stretched into an alchemy of yoga, Ayurveda, presence, mindfulness, community living and parenting. It is truly embodied. Katie’s passion is in yogic philosophy and the seasonal practices of Sadhana, bringing devotion and a sense of the sacred to everyday life, as well as compassion for animals and a deep reverence for nature. Connection, creativity, self reflection, meditation are byproducts of bringing these rituals, and sense of sacredness into ones everyday life.  In this episode we share how Katie manages her sacred practices as a single mother with four young boys during the Covid-19 global lock down and we also discuss: • the true and deep meaning of yoga • the richness that rituals and mindfulness will bring into your everyday life • a return to natural and community living through these challenging times • the synergy between Ayurveda, ancient Aboriginal wisdom and the natural cycles of creation • how Mother Earth speaks to us and our sense of wellbeing through her elements and the changing seasons • and so much more! Katie is an advanced level Jivamukti Yoga teacher and a Wise Earth Ayurveda master teacher. She is also qualified in Kundalini Yoga and as a Doula and holds the highest possible accreditations with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. She 
Anna Breytenbach's message is heartfelt and deep. It speaks of true empathy, intuitive communication and living in harmony with all species. Anna shares some real time stories working with animals and wildlife, and also some challenges that we need to address inwardly to rediscover our own essential nature, as well as learnings from the natural world that are offered in support of humanity during this pivotal time in our evolution. Anna shares how we can expand our individual perceptions beyond the five senses and into the language of the natural world, mind to mind transference, also known as telepathy, the basis of intuitive, interspecies communication. 
Meditation is the key to training your mind.  Discover the nature of your primordial mind with Buddhist Dharma teachings and how meditation, practiced with discipline can transform your life. As we delve deeply into the nature of mind we discover that our true nature is pure great love and pure great compassion.  Mindfulness is the essence of experiencing life. You can either be trapped in the thinking mind, followed by emotional reactions or you can be alive with presence and awareness.   We also chat about our animal friends and how their minds are naturally meditative and as we reach our own meditative states, we can and do experience a more deeper and loving connection with our non-human sentient being friends. David gives us a brilliant flow of how nature is responding to the current Coronavirus situation, the clear blue sky's in Russia, healthier procreation within nature, fresh air, bird songs and more. David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series of novels, as well as non-fiction titles including Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate, Hurry Up and Meditate, Buddhism for Busy People and Buddhism for Pet Lovers. His books are available in 26 languages in over 40 different countries.
Discover the details of telepathic communication within the intricate web of life. How everything is inter-connected and with self awareness and stillness, we can actually receive and perceive the energetic transmissions from nature and our animal friends. Learn how animals are indeed our teachers. Dawn shares her research of our mythological times to reveal how "snake lost its tale" as patriarchal dominance across the globe began, and how humans as a species also lost the truth in our unity with god and goddess. Entwined with human consciousness since prehistoric times, Snake was once viewed as protector and advisor to gods and goddesses. But with the story of Adam and Eve, Snake became the enemy. In this episode, we discuss Dawns latest book Awakening The Ancient Power of Snake: Transformation, Healing and Enlightenment, and  how we can once again access Snake’s wisdom and harness its powerful ability to heal, transform, and awaken. At the end of this episode Dawn shares her Lion Heart wisdom, and what Lion has to teach us about self actualisation, inner authority and becoming ruler of an open heart. Dawn Baumann Brunke is a writer and editor who specializes in the areas of healing, dreaming, spirituality, animal communication, and deepening our connection with all life. She is author of Animal Voices: Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life, Shapeshifting with Our Animal Companions, and Animal Voices, Animal Guides, the Key to our Spirit Animals, and her latest Awakening The Ancient Power of Snake:Transformation, Healing and Enlightenment - her specialty!  
Dr Gabriel Cousens is a world expert on spiritual nutrition, live-food veganism and a global pioneer in the raw food movement.  In this episode,  Dr Cousens delivers a passionate and deeply personal message about his principles for wellness, leading an enlightened life, and how the foundations for a better physical and spiritual life, come through the foods we eat, a quiet mind and our connection to the sacred. I particularly love this perspective from Dr Cousens: "We are born original and we die a copy". Thats is of course if we don't wake up! The current shift, or call to awaken is simply a return to our true nature, our original selves. Dr Cousens is a dedicated and much loved holistic physician, homeopath, psychiatrist, family therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner and Chinese herbalist, along with being a leading diabetes researcher, ecological authority and spiritual master.  A leading medical authority in the world of live-food nutrition, Dr. Cousens speaks of how living foods, and plant based food can offer a transformation on a DNA and spiritual level.  
Discover your calling, love your desire and love your life. If today was the last day of your life who would you be? What would you do? Dr Saida Desilets shares how facing her own mortality, was the awakening to an exuberant, ecstatic, aliveness, that is the force of nature within all of us. Saida is a living example of the amazing healing and creativity that occurs when we align ourselves with the totality of our true. Saida wants to live in a world filled with audacious, sovereign beings living life on their own terms.
There is a powerful intelligence within nature that is so profound, eye opening, and an absolute pleasure to explore - which is what we do in this podcast with Cheralyn Darcey. We discuss basic and simple tips for organic gardening, how to start from scratch, learn along the way, and that its not about growing the perfect cabbage leaf - right through to remembering our ancestral ways of relating to plants, and our symbiotic relationship with the natural world. Cheralyn Darcey has over 30 years of experience studying the relationship between people and plants. An environmental artist and flower reader, she is the author and illustrator of the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards, Flower Reading Cards, and the Florasphere Calm and Florasphere Inspired coloring books. Cheralyn Darcey is a botanical alchemist, organic gardener, independent natural history scholar, artist, educator and the author of several books and oracle decks of nature magick, folklore, witchcraft and ethnobotanical traditions. Inspired by her pagan family upbringing and her passion for nature and magick, her work focuses on the spiritual, cultural, therapeutic and physical connections between humans and plants.
Discover the power of breath for self transformation, releasing unwanted emotion, and tuning into higher frequencies. Knowing yourself, and coming home to your true nature is the essence of harmonious, loving relationship.  
We discuss how Medicinal Cannabis can aid sleep, pain and chronic illness and why it has now become a sought after medicine by many around the globe. We delve into Nikki's extensive knowledge of the Endocannabinoid System, and how this complex cell signalling system works in relationship to the cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis herb.
Water fasting, the how, why and incredible benefits of extended water fasting and intermittent fasting. Water fasting is an ancient and powerful healing modality that can optimise your life and wellbeing, as well as heal chronic disease.
Neuroscience and nutrition meet in this interview with Dr Delia McCabe PHD, psychologist and neuroscientist, learn how nutrition is paramount for optimal brain health and development, and what kind of food is best to feed your brain for optimal brain health.
It takes courage to grow and to break down the illusions of the conditioned mind, on some level we are all striving for this liberation, this boundless state of being. Transformation is never going back to old ways, not always easy, but so worthwhile. This podcast is a brief introduction into how you can embody your Lion Heart. Links from this episode and more at www.lionheartworkshops.com/podcast
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