Functional Spirituality
My Relationship with Jarred

My Relationship with Jarred

August 16, 2022

In this week's episode Ava shares her experience of her 10 year relationship with partner Jarred. She details how they met, the challenges and struggles they have navigated over the years and where they are at the present moment.

This episode provides a timeline and some context to their relationship before our next podcast where Jarred and Ava will be answering some questions from our listeners. 

 

Chapter markers: 

 

00:00 Introduction 

 

0:55 Relationship as a spiritual practice

 

5:00 How they met

 

8:35 The intensity at the beginning of their relationship

 

11:50 Navigating long distance and other challenges

 

15:10 Being exposed to teachings didn’t mean that they were skilled

 

19:40 The benefit of stepping back and giving space

 

22:20 Where they are now

 

23:45 If you have any questions for them please comment below

 

24:20 Thank you for listening, subscribe to the podcast & follow us on socials. 

 

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Guided meditation: Blowing on the embers of the heart

Guided meditation: Blowing on the embers of the heart

August 10, 2022

This week’s guided meditation is a Sufi inspired technique from Hridaya yoga. Join Ava in this simple yet powerful practice using the heart as a tool for meditation and sublimation, an all time favorite! 

 

Breathe through the heart space and connect to the essence of your being.  

 

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Guided meditation: 5 minute practice for effortless presence

Guided meditation: 5 minute practice for effortless presence

August 4, 2022

Welcome to this short meditation with music. Ground yourself into the effortlessness of the now. 

Inhale to relax, exhale and ground into the now. Connect to the present moment through your heart space. 

 

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4 Stages of Spiritual Seeking

4 Stages of Spiritual Seeking

August 2, 2022

Today’s topic was inspired by a conversation Ava had with one of her students and highlights the different phases we go through as spiritual seekers. It answers the question ‘how can our spiritual path mature?’

Listen in to hear Ava’s personal experience as a spiritual seeker and gain a deeper understanding in your own path. 

 

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Chapter markers: 

 

00:00 Introduction 

3:15 The four phases of a spiritual path

4:20 Ava’s spiritual journey 

8:28 Phase II

14:59 Phase III and the importance of questioning

17:07 Becoming a teacher (phase IV)

20:40 Let us know about what you think of this episode

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Guided meditation: Allowing and acceptance

Guided meditation: Allowing and acceptance

July 27, 2022

Enjoy this gentle, spacious meditation with music.

Tune inward and bring relaxation to your whole body. Explore and let go of resistance while cultivating the attitudes of allowing and acceptance. 

 

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Guided meditation: Exploring joy

Guided meditation: Exploring joy

July 22, 2022

Welcome to this spacious guided meditation to relax your body and explore joy. Allow peacefulness and gratitude to pervade in your day.

 

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Biggest update yet

Biggest update yet

July 20, 2022

In this week's episode Ava has the BIGGEST news to share.

As she records this episode on day 2 of COVID, she also talks about her experience of cultivating pleasure during times of discomfort.

Listen in to know what this personal update is about.

 

Chapter markers 

00:00 Ava talks about her experience of cultivating pleasure during times of pain.

1:30 Sharing important news! 

5:15 Special thanks to all listeners. 

 

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Cultivating pleasure when you don’t feel good part 2

Cultivating pleasure when you don’t feel good part 2

July 18, 2022

Today’s episode is apart of a two part series, be sure to listen to the previous episode first!

 

Part 1 gave us the context and philosophy around pleasure to help us expand our understanding. In this episode we will explore different tools we can use to cultivate joy and pleasure in our lives when we don’t feel good. 

 

If you listen to the end and decide to commit to a 7 day practice, feel free to join us in the Facebook group and share your experiences. 

 

chapter markers 

00:00 Did you listen to part 1?

00:45 Why theory is a tool

04:10 Cultivating a gratitude practice 

7:15 The heart-space 

08:56 Smiling energy 

11:50 Journal prompt: What brings you pleasure?

13:47 Final notes 

 

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Cultivating pleasure when you don’t feel good part 1

Cultivating pleasure when you don’t feel good part 1

July 11, 2022

This week’s episode is inspired by a question that Ava received during a recent silent retreat. 

 

The question was something along the lines of how can we cultivate peace and happiness in the body when we are experiencing chronic pain or health issues. 

 

This 2 part series will explore the philosophy behind pleasure and also provide you with tools to cultivate your own pleasure during periods of discomfort and unease. 

 

chapter markers 

00:00 Introduction and catch up w/ Ava 

03:35 Side notes on personal preferences and toxic positivity 

10:34 Cultivating happiness and feeling joy inside the body 

13:24 The philosophy of pleasure 

18:07 The 3 levels of pleasure 

22:51 Ending notes

 

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Guided meditation: Consecration practice

Guided meditation: Consecration practice

July 6, 2022

Experience a guided consecration practice, uncover the actor behind the actions and find a sense of ease emanate throughout your being in this 7-minute guided practice by Ava Irani.

 

Want to learn more about consecration and the life-changing benefits? Reach out via Instagram or our facebook group.

 

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