Upward Facing Career Podcast with Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
How do I go beyond being a yoga teacher, and step into my role as a spiritual leader? What is the best way to create true wealth and abundance in my spiritual career? How can I incorporate all the mystical practices I love into a successful business serving others? These are a few of the many questions that renowned writer, author, educator, and teacher, Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. walks you through in the Upward Facing Career Podcast. Known as "The Yoga Doctor," Alanna teaches you mini mystical masterclasses, educates you on essential yoga psychology wisdom, and provides step-by-step spiritual business guidance that is designed to help you take action in creating a thriving career serving others. Alanna's gift is the experience of having done all these things, and she is ready to keep it real and honestly share advice and knowledge that takes you to the next level. Ready to move your yoga offerings online? Thinking about how to grow your tribe? Want to incorporate cool stuff like astrology? Interested in how to step fully into your role as a modern spiritual leader and make more impact in the world? Alanna is here to help. Discover why thousands of yogis turn to Alanna to become extraordinary teachers, and implement practices that generate abundant results.
JivaDiva Yoga Jam 7 Min. Meditation *Let Go* 7 minutes of your precious time is all it takes to transform your day, your attitude and your outlook on life. Take time to sit and meditate as Alanna guides you through a simple meditation session that will allow you to see who you really are. Enjoy your meditation practice. Namaste.
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JivaJam Yoga Series *Backbends* 20 Min. Yoga Session Backed by her own music, Alanna's JivaJam Series is sure to uplift your day by guiding you through a spiritually and physically challenging yoga practice. This 20 minute session focuses on backbends and peaks in Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upward Facing Bow posture. Previous yoga experience, and a strong, healthy body recommended. Enjoy your practice. Namaste!
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JivaJam Yoga Series *Intermediate* 20 Min. Yoga Session This innovative 20 minute yoga series is the perfect 'in-between' session that bridges the beginner and other JivaJam sessions. Alanna skillfully guides you into simple sun salutations, grounding standing poses and even an inversion to help you build strength and confidence in your growing yoga practice. Visit for more information. Enjoy your practice, Namaste!

JivaDiva Yoga Jam 5 Min. Lecture *Satya* Satya is the practice of truthfulness. But, what is truth? Alanna illuminates this basic practice of the ashtanga yoga path as outlined by patanjali in the yoga sutras. Figure out how to apply satya in your everyday life with this clear, and concise lecture. Namaste!
Direct download: JivaDivaLecture-Satya.mp3
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JivaDiva Yoga *MOVIE* Arm-balance re-release, 20 Min. Yoga Video 95 MB Video File. Alanna's first yoga video release! Watch as she moves through sun-salutations, arm balances, and backbends giving you a clear idea of the poses and how to move into them. This is the video re-release of her very popular arm balance podcast. Quicktime is the recommended viewing software as it is a .mov file. For more information, please visit www.jivadiva.com. Class led by Alanna, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor. Special thanks to Earth Shoes for their friendship and unending support the last few years. Thanks to fabulous clothes by Foat Designs. Enjoy your practice, Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 5 Min. Lecture *Ahimsa* 5 minutes of yoga philosophy that will uplift your outlook on life. Listen carefully as Alanna skillfully guides you through the basics of yoga philosophy. This lecture focuses on Ahimsa - the practice of kindness that can change your world. Citing yoga sutras, and giving clear examples, Alanna easily relates this age old practice for application in your everyday life. Namaste!
Direct download: JivaJamLectureAhimsa.mp3
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Going Down Under! On November 20th, I'll hop a plane to fly to Sydney, Australia. I'll be there for a month, teaching and soaking up the summer warmth. While I'm gone, you faithful listeners will still be getting a new podcast every Friday. Look forward to a variety of sessions...backbends, intermediate, meditation...and a special surprise on December 2nd.

For those of you that would like to keep up with me on my journey, I'll be sending out my monthly newsletter, the JivaDiva Journal, as well as updates. Please feel free to subscribe to the newsletter through the 'contact' page of my website at www.jivadiva.com/contact_alan.

Also, on my website, for those of you who are itching for a longer class, I now have my 75 minute class 'Jai!' available for download. Visit the audio page for that one.

I'm really looking forward to meeting new students while I'm in Sydney. I've never been to the southern hemisphere, and can't wait to look up at the stars and stare into the depths of the milky way. It's good to look into the stars, and realize that we're a part of something so big. Let's keep making this big world smaller.

One way we can all help to make the world smaller is by getting to know each other better, and helping one another along our yoga journey. I've created a community board where you can post questions or comments inspired by the podcast, and help lead each other to the answers. Visit www.jivadiva.com/bulletin to join our community, which I'm proud to say is now 22,000 listeners strong!

Thanks again for making the JivaJam Yoga podcasts a real success. I never thought it would grow to be this big when I first posted, way back in July! Every day I checked my stats, and every day I am still grateful and amazed that so many of us are participating in yoga practice - and by doing so, we're all contributing to the enlightenment and happiness of our very small world.

Keep in touch! Om Shanti,

Alanna

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JivaDiva Yoga Jam *Hip* Series #2, 20 Min. Yoga Session During this 20 minute yoga session guided by Alanna, you'll challenge your body, mind and hips. Alanna guides you through sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses and arm balances all designed to challenge and focus your energy on where we tend to store a lot of our emotions and tension - our hips. This yoga session includes uplifting music by Alanna, as well as an uplifting intention and skillful guidance. Please make sure you are happy and healthy, and have lots of prior yoga experience before pursuing this podcast. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam Special 75 Min. Bootleg - *Chakras through Asana* Class The last bootleg was so popular, Alanna has done it again. Recorded on Oct. 31st at the Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver, this class is an in-depth look at the chakras and their role in your yoga practice. Through meditation, sound vibration and asana, this Jivamukti class will uplift your heart and ignite your energy. Let Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor Alanna weave her magic as all 7 chakras become illuminated within you. This is a challenging class that includes standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions and final shavasana. Prior yoga experience a must, please make sure you are happy and healthy before pursuing this practice. For more information, visit www.jivadiva.com Namaste!
Direct download: AlannaChakrasana-Samadhi_10_31_20.mp3
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam *Arm Balance* 20 minute Yoga Session Arm balances are the quintessential strength component to any yoga asana practice. This 20 minute session will bring you to challenge yourself in such arm balances as crow pose (bakasana), reverse sage koundinya pose (koundinyasana) and firefly pose (tittibhasana). Take 20 easy minutes out of your day to give your practice the importance and priority it needs in your life - and let Alanna guide you through sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, and an uplifted intention. Prior yoga experience a requisite, and make sure you are happy and healthy before practicing. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 5 Minute Lecture Series *What is Hatha Yoga?* What is Hatha Yoga? Alanna answers this question for you in a simple, 5 minute lecture. Let her soothing voice and insightful knowledge enlighten you to the details of this practice we all love. For more information, visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
Direct download: Podlecture_hatha_10_20_2005.mp3
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 7 Min. *Meditation* Series Only 7 minutes of your time will transform your attitude, energy and outlook on life. All you need is a comfortable seat, and the willingness to breath deeply as Alanna guides you through a meditation practice designed to bring peace to your mind and life. For more information, please visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 Min. *Core* Series - yoga session focusing on ab work This 20 minute yoga session is designed to work the deepest of your abdominal muscles -your core. When we learn to engage our core muscles, we create not only a strong practice, but a sense of grace and strength in all your movements. Let Alanna's guide you through a short, but challenging jivamukti yoga practice that includes sun salutations, standing poses, deep core work, and a shavasana. Please make sure you are healthy, free from injury and have some prior yoga experience before embarking on this practice. Enjoy! Namaste.
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Back from Yoga Journal Conference Whew! What an amazing weekend. It was great to be in the presence of Sharon and David (creators of Jivamukti yoga, my teachers) all weekend long, and to watch them teach such a wide range of classes to such a wide range of people. Seeing them in action is inspiring and uplifting, and really reminds me that even a challenging practice like Jivamukti can be done by everyone. Being their assistant was such a tremendous opportunity, as I had the chance to adjust many different and new people, and (hopefully & humbly) give them an insight as to the grace and power of this practice.

I had an opportunity to see B.K.S. Iyengar give several speeches, and even sat near him at a special dinner one evening - at the end of which I got to bow down at his feet! How exciting...although you may also be thinking, 'how wierd!'. It's actually a really humble practice to bow before a master like that - sort of reminding yourself that you don't know everything, and you don't have to know everything because there are masters who have paved the way for you, and made it a slightly easier road. He's certainly one of those masters, and has no doubt paved the way for us asana fanatics. May we be inspired by our teachers to live up to their achievements and go beyond them.

I hope that all of you enjoy my newest broadcast - it's another 20 minute session. Please let me know how you like it, and what you'd like to see more of.

Namaste,

Alanna

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JivaJam Yoga Series - 20 minute *Hip* Yoga Class 20 minutes of rigorous yoga practice to bless your day with inspiration and perspiration. Alanna guides you through Sun Salutations, Standing Poses - which culminates in Birds of Paradise pose - and even a headstand. Interjected with uplifting commentary, and backed by her very own musical creation, this podcast yoga class will surely be exactly what you needed to get your life back into balance. Namaste!
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Heading up to Yoga Journal... I'm trying to get out of town...to head up to Estes Park for the Yoga Journal this weekend. I was seriously hoping to get another podcast done before I left, but then my boyfriend suggested that I just do one from the conference! This seems like a genius idea, and I'm sure the next podcast will be inspired by some true wisdom. This weekend, I'll be assisting my teachers Sharon and David, and will have the opportunity to hear them teach in ever class. I look forward to bringing some more of their teachings your way! Until then, Namaste! - Alanna
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JivaJam Yoga Series *Meditation* - 7 Minute Meditation Practice This blissful 7 minute guided meditation is the perfect break in your day. All you need is an easy place to sit, and the receptivity to take your meditation practice to the next level. Led by Alanna, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor. Let Alanna's soothing voice connect you to the pulsation within us all. Namaste!
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JivaJam Yoga Series *Meditation* - 7 Minute Meditation Practice This blissful 7 minute guided meditation is the perfect break in your day. All you need is an easy place to sit, and the receptivity to take your meditation practice to the next level. Led by Alanna, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor. Let Alanna's soothing voice connect you to the pulsation within us all. Namaste!
Direct download: JivaJam_meditation_1_9_27_2005_2_02_PM.mp3
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JivaJam Yoga Series *Special* Full 90 Minute Yoga Class This class was recorded at the Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver. It is my own bootleg - I wasn't able to play music that day, so the recording is quite clear. This is a great opportunity for JivaJam listeners to experience a full 90 minute class taught by me, Alanna, certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor. The class includes meditation, chanting, an uplifting intention, spiritual talk, challenging vinyasa sequence with standing poses, backbends, forward bends and inversions and a complete Shavasana. This is an intermediate class intended for healthy people with some yoga experience. Please enjoy, Namaste!
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JivaJam *Beginner* 20 Minute Yoga Rush Series - #2 20 minutes of refreshing yoga led by Jivamukti Instructor, Alanna. Perfect for those new to the practice, this session includes standing poses, a few backbends and even an introduction to headstand. Alanna's music plays in the background, providing an uplifting atmosphere for your 20 minute yoga session. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam Promo This quick 30 second promotion gives listeners an idea of how they can benefit by subscribing to the JivaDiva Yoga Jam podcast. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam Yoga Lecture - Koshas This 5 minute lecture gives an overview of the koshas - or layers of the body. Learn what they are and how to work with them to create a healthier, happier you! Namaste. My Odeo Channel (odeo/08f23334c8b375c2)
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 Min. Yoga Rush #7 Jivamukti Instructor, Alanna, is back again with this 20 minute rush series featuring balance poses, standing poses, and shavasana. Alanna's voice and music lead you through this dynamic practice with a constant reminder of uplifted intention. Please make sure you are happy and healthy before embarking on this practice. For more information, visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga 5 min. Lecture Series - Guru This short, 5 minute lecture explains all about the term guru, and why it is important in all of our live. Learn about how you can see the guru inside everyone around you and learn all the lessons presented by you by your many teachers. Music featured in this podcast is performed by Alanna - the JivaDiva. To find out more, please visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 Min. Yoga Rush Series

This 20 minute Jivamukti class led by Alanna, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor will lead you through a series of standing poses, forward bends and twists. Class includes music performed by Alanna, a constant reminder of the high intention of your practice as well as a shavasana. Please make sure you are happy and healthy before enjoying this practice. For more information on Alanna, please visit www.jivadiva.com. Namaste!

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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 30 Min. Yoga Rush Series This 30 minute class is led by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, Alanna. During the class you'll experience several different forms of sun salutations, standing poses, headstand, and backbends. Alanna also reminds to to offer your practice to something that is really important to you. Please make sure you are happy and healthy before embarking on this 30 minute yoga journey! Namaste.
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JivaJam 20 Minute *Beginner* Yoga Series Led by Alanna, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, this 20 minute yoga class is perfect for beginners! Her concise and clear wording gives this 20 minute series depth while still being accessible to even the newest student. Class includes standing poses, mild backbends, balancing poses and shavasana. Please make sure you're happy and healthy before pursuing this practice. Namaste!
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JivaJam 5 Minute Yoga Lecture Series: Kleshas This 5 minute lecture covers the five kleshas, or hindrances to yoga. Find out how you can continue to advance your yoga practice with this sound, ancient advice clearly laid out by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Instructor, Alanna. Namaste!
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JivaJam 5 Minute Yoga Lecture Series: Chakras This 5 minute lecture explores the 7 chakras. You will learn what activates and balances the chakras as well as where they're located and their seed mantras. Enjoy this uplifting spiritual talk by advanced certified Jivamukti yoga instructor, Alanna. Namaste!
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JivaJam 5 Minute Yoga Lecture Series The JivaJam 5 minute lecture series explores important topics in yoga. The first in this series explores karma. For those interested in yoga philosophy, this will clear up some basic questions to this popular notion. Please visit www.jivadiva.com for more details.
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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 min. Yoga Rush Series

The 20 minute JivaDiva yoga rush series is led by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, Alanna. This session includes standing poses, balancing poses, headstand, a warm dedication and shavasana. Please make sure you are happy and healthy before embarking on this class, and some previous yoga experience is a good idea. Thanks for taking the time to practice. Namaste!

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JivaDiva Yoga Jam 20 Min. Yoga Rush Series 20 minute yoga session led by Certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor, Alanna. This series will challenge your mind and body and is a perfect compliment to your busy day. Complete with sun salutations, splits pose, hip openers and backbends - this session will fully stretch your legs, hips and strengthen your thighs and back. Enjoy the beauty of your practice in this session with Alanna's uplifting and vigorous style. Please make sure your are fit and healthy and have some yoga experience before engaging in this practice. Namaste!
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JivaDiva Jam : JivaJam_20_min._rush_7_21.mp3 20 minute Yoga Rush led by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, Alanna. An intermediate class including sun salutations, standing poses, head stand and an uplifting intention. Please make sure that you are fit, healthy and free from injury before doing this practice. Some prior yoga experience would be good, too. Thanks for listening! Enjoy your practice, Namaste.
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