True to Yourself

True to Yourself

True to Yourself Podcast will teach you how to embody the power of authentic living, to free yourself from old stories you have told yourself, so you can know your true Self as the way to embody your highest purpose and experience liberation while living. From unlocking verses of ancient spiritual texts like "The Bhagavad Gita" and "The Upanishads" to understanding the mysterious chakra system to Yoga philosophy, embracing the healing power of nature and the alchemy of Ayurveda, this podcast serves as a compassionate guide to coming home to your true Self. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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March 2, 2022 40 min
Since I was a young child, I wished to live a life of service and giving back to the world in some way. Only I didn't quite know what it meant to do so until I encountered the deep Vedic spiritual teachings, which reveal to us what it means to serve at the highest level of our being. Central to the new understanding of service I gained along my spiritual journey and deep studies is that of developing instrument consciousness. I...

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There is a deep interconnection between mosquito bites and the path to attain moksha (spiritual liberation). The process of overcoming the nuisance of mosquito bites is strikingly similar to the process we must follow to free ourselves of desires (which keep us separate from our true Self). I share in this episode about my recent move to Florida, and how getting swarmed by mosquitos upon arrival and working to overcome them was a g...

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Holidays can be a very challenging time when all our buried away emotions arise to the surface. This gives us a very unique opportunity for healing at the level of our inner child, and an opportunity for transcendence at a cosmic, spiritual level. We need to feel to heal and, simultaneously, constantly learn about and remember who we are beyond our passing emotions and incessant thoughts. This helps us heal the split within us, whi...

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Gratitude is considered the parent of all the other virtues, according to the ancient Vedic spiritual tradition. The ancient Vedic scriptures outline 5 daily sacrifices, or sacred offerings, that householders (non-monastic people) are to make to express profound gratitude and appreciation towards all of the entities of this earth. Learn what they are in this episode, and how you can begin to practice them to lead a happier, more sp...

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In this episode, I sit with Gautamji Jain, a senior protege of world renowned philosopher and author Swami Parthasarathy, to discuss the spiritual process of transformation and evolution. We discuss the biggest subconscious thought pattern that everyone wrongly believes, the law of karma, how to control your mind to control your life and be true to both your conviction and conscience.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is seekin...

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A true spiritual warrior can dance between the heights of light and the despair of the darkness, unscathed. I share in this podcast about my personal journey of awakening to the power of my inner light in the midst of the darkest experience of my life.

In the Vedic spiritual tradition, it is believed that all the suffering we experience in life is due to lack of spiritual knowledge of who really are as eternal, all-powerful souls. Y...

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Having healthy boundaries is one of the hardest things for empathetic souls to successfully manage. We tend to put the needs of others ahead of our own, to the point where we don't even feel like it's okay to have any needs of our own. When people with domineering personalities take over us to the point of even denying our lived subjective experience, and/or what objectively happened in our lives, it's really easy for e...

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We live in a world of projection. There is so much we can learn about ourselves and one another by listening very deeply to our own words, those of others and the emotions underlying them. If we look very closely, we will see that whatever we really admire in another is a reflection of what is admirable within us. Whatever we criticize in another is what we are critical of in our own selves.

That is why it is so important to continu...

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In this episode, I sit down with Corinne Andrews, co-owner/director of Yoga Center Amherst and Shraddha Yoga, developer of the Birthing Mama Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga & Wellness Teacher Training and author of the new book "Birthing Mama." We discuss how motherhood became an unexpected and life-changing opportunity for her to be true to her higher Self, how you can approach the act of conception, pregnancy and parentin...

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Discipline often sounds like a scary word that many of us perhaps associate with being punished for things we did - or did not do. In "The Bhagavad Gita," one of the greatest spiritual texts that is essentially a manual for how to be successful on the battlefield of our daily life challenges, it says "What is like poison in the beginning becomes like nectar in the end. What is like nectar in the beginning becomes like p...

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We often hear this expression 'just forgive and forget.' What often happens, however, when we simply forget past violations is that we tend to unconsciously recreate the situation in a new context, with a new cast of characters, playing the same old roles as before. The only way we can truly forgive without continuing to recreate situations that allow people to harm us is by developing our subtle intellect, a faculty of the...

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Fear is an emotion that holds us back from realizing our full potential in life. It is probably the number one reason why we are not true to our own selves. Living your life in the chains of fear is no way to live. Learn the primary root causes for fear in this podcast, as well as ways you can begin to liberate yourself from your fears, step by step, and thereby lead a more empowered and fulfilling life. 

 

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In this episode, I sit down with my first guest, Rock-Star Shaman Alyson Charles, a motivational speaker, healer and teacher dedicated to sharing medicines for expansion into your fullest power. We discuss a potent point in time when she was initiated into her calling to be true to her highest Self, how to reclaim your intuition and spiritual gifts, our personal connections with members of the big cat family, how you can connect wi...

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So many people believe that you can simply meditate your way to the ultimate goal of spiritual enlightenment. They say how much relief they got from meditation, only to then get frustrated with it later, not be able to sustain the practice and eventually give it up altogether. This is extremely normal. The ancient wisdom of "The Bhagavad Gita" explains WHY it happens, and what you should actually focus upon instead to find ...
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Spiritual awakening is the ultimate goal of our human existence, according to all the world's ancient wisdom traditions. The ancient spiritual science of Vedānta (the spiritual philosophy underlying the Yoga and Ayurveda traditions) gives us a solid framework of 4 stages to be true to our own higher Self. Learn what they are, how I applied them to my own life (to overcome shame) and how you can apply it, too, in this podcast ep...
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Central to the process of being true to your higher Self is freeing yourself from the grip of desires that keep you feeling bound by your physical body, your emotional feelings and intellectual thoughts. I share in this episode about 3 timeless paths designed by ancient Vedic sages to help you transcend your desires at all three levels - and how cockroaches (yes, cockroaches!) and snakes supported me in practicing these paths, to b...
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Welcome to the True to Yourself Podcast, a place where we explore the power of authentic living. My name is Ananta Ripa Ajmera. I serve as co-founder and CEO of The Ancient Way, and Director of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a beautiful wellness space in the heart of New York City.  Ayurveda, and its sister science of Yoga, are oral lineage-based traditions, passed down from teacher to student since time immemorial. I consider myself extrem...
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