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Wisdom of the Body

Dec 24, 2021

Listen to songwriter Jack Stafford discuss with Heather the role that Ayurveda has played in his personal development and songwriting, including how he healed a fertility issue and why it helped him win the heart of his girlfriend. At times comedic and other times deeply poignant, he shares how he connects with his highest self and even what he thinks is the best way to clean your bum after going to the bathroom. 

In this episode, Heather and Jack discuss:

  • Jack’s podcast, PODSONGS, and his songs that are based on the interviews he does on his podcast. 
  • Getting Ayurvedic treatment for fertility in India. 
  • Jack’s experience of Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis. 
  • Why going to Chinese and Ayurvedic doctors is about going to get your pulse felt. 
  • The book, the Serpent Power, about kundalini. 
  • Seeing the state of the whole from the singular.
  • Why we ultimately end up taking unexpected paths when we go on a spiritual journeys, like the story told in the book The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo. 
  • What it’s like to sense the nadis and prana, and have a spiritual awakening. 
  • What it means to be in touch with your higher self and your not-highest self. 
  • How Jack found his teacher and got involved with the Aetherius Society. 
  • Waking up at 3:33 am.
  • Why so many people need greater access to mysticism today.
  • How to use Ayurveda to woo your girlfriend.
  • Jack’s song, Clean and Regular, which is about him trying to help his girlfriend improve her bowel movements. 
  • Whether toilet paper, a bum gun or a bidet is best, and how to properly clean your bum after going to the bathroom. 
  • Seasonal eating and the Mediterranean diet.

Jack Stafford is a British singer-songwriter renowned for his thought-provoking lyrics, and is the host of Podsongs, a podcast where artists interview activists and write a #songforgood to help them with their work. Jack is also a talented singer-songwriter in his own right and has released 18 albums over the last 20 years. In the last year alone he has released over 100 songs.

Jack grew up in the UK but quickly moved to Amsterdam, where he lived a toyboy lifestyle working as a copywriter, musician and fashion designer. However, this led to burnout, so Jack sold all his possessions and set off on a bicycle tour as a nomadic troubadour. He travelled through 45 countries, playing hundreds of house concerts in return for a place to sleep. He recorded many of his crazy adventures in his songs, and through those—plus countless self-help books and podcasts, as well as yoga, Ayurveda and Vipassana meditation—he grew and grew to become a unique modern-day troubadour. He is on a mission to bring spirituality to the centre stage and mysticism back into the mainstream. 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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