In this episode, I chat with Lindsay Sanwald. Known to her music fans as Idgy Dean, I know Lindsay as a yoga teacher and as part of a kirtan project, where we join forces to put a psych-rock vibe to traditional Sanskrit mantra.
We cover a lot of ground between the arts and yoga, including the way both serve as a "way" to help find one's purpose, or ISHTA devata — the energy that helps you experience the whole of who you really are.
We mention several artists in the episode, including:
- Singer Mira Lu Kovacs and her project Schmids Puls
- Painter Robert Henri (I mistakenly attribute a quote by him to sculptor Henry Moore)
- Artist Petr Shvetsov
We talk about my book, Yoga for Artists, and how yoga creates a path for tapping your muse as an artist.
Finally, we discuss the nature and value of mantra, including the sound Om, and how a mantra creates transformation.
I decided not to interrupt my podcast with advertisements, so if you like it, please support it on Patreon, a wonderful artist-funding web community. You can support the podcast at any level you like. Various levels will soon get you cool rewards, like questions on the podcast, a decal of me as a motorcycling meditator, and a temporary tattoo of Like Happiness, but More Permanent. See Patreon.com/peterspodcast for details.
Learn more about me at www.peterferko.com. And please share the podcast with friends who you think would appreciate it.
Special thanks to my student and friend, photographer Francesco Sapienza who took my logo photo.