SOMA BREATH: Unlock Greater Health Through Breath with Niraj Naik
“I had no idea until I was sick how simple and effective something like breathing can be for changing our lives. We’re not given a manual for our mind nor for our body but SOMA has both of those things so that you can get the most out of your life?” – Niraj Naik
We really take breath for granted but it can actually open us up to a world of greater physical health, mindfulness, and even help us discover our purpose. This week I’m honored to have Holistic Wellness Expert, Author, Founder of The Renegade Pharmacist blog, and SOMA Breath Instructor, Niraj Naik, join me for this episode.
Join Niraj and me as we discuss:
- His career as a pharmacist, how he became the Renegade Pharmacist, and how he transitioned away from that to focus more on healing and his wellness journey.
- His healthcare scare when he was house-bound for a year and was able to heal from it through pranayama, yoga, and Ayurveda.
- How he is intertwining yoga, the ketogenic diet, and intermittent fasting to temporarily create resistance to awaken the body.
- How he’s combined rhythmic music with breathwork for SOMA Breath and open us up to higher consciousness and mindfulness.
- How SOMA Breath can help you uncover your true will, gifts, and human essence.
- Why focusing on a new habit every day is what changes our minds’ state.
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About Niraj Naik
Niraj Naik is a qualified pharmacist who comes from a background of working long hours for several years as a community pharmacist. Becoming a certified “legal drug dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand, many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also learnt of the debilitating side effects of the prescription medication which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects.
Curious to find ways to improve his own health he attended several health seminars and discovered an in-depth approach on how to reach optimum health and vitality by understanding the true origin of disease and how to prevent it. After experiencing great benefits with his own health, Niraj was motivated to devise a scheme to see if he could also help his suffering patients. He incorporates a lifestyle plan called his “healthy shopping lists’ that includes simple food swaps, tools, and websites to support their specific condition.
The SOMA Breath Journey
Niraj is now a professional musician, holistic health expert, and entrepreneur. He runs several successful websites that help others who suffer from stress-related, chronic diseases through his self-composed, captivating meditation music, and online courses. Niraj has composed music for healing centers, spas, and therapists worldwide.
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What You’ll Hear on This Episode | SOMA BREATH: Unlock Greater Health Through Breath with Niraj Naik:
00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob
5:00 Introduction to Niraj Naik
6:30 His career as a pharmacist, how he became the Renegade Pharmacist, and how he transitioned away from that to focus more on healing and his wellness journey.
8:00 Bad habits he was making, how he dived into negative emotions and had a nervous breakdown from being exhausted day after day as a pharmacist.
8:50 How going to a Tony Robbins event really changed his life and how he was introduced to breathwork and mindfulness.
9:30 The constant health decline he saw in customers and how introducing them to what he knew about breathwork, nutrition, and movement also changed their lives.
10:35 His healthcare scare when he was house-bound for a year and was able to heal from it through pranayama, yoga, and Ayurveda.
12:30 What pranayama is and how it radically helped his health heal.
15:00 The meaning behind Ayurveda and how the practice is done.
18:00 The physical benefits of breathwork.
19:30 Benefits of spending time in a sauna for deep meditative states, detoxing, and healing the mind.
20:40 Why some vegetables are designed not to be eaten by animals and humans thus we have difficulty digesting some of them; at least if they’re not cooked properly.
24:00 How he is intertwining yoga, the ketogenic diet, and intermittent fasting to temporarily create resistance to awaken the body.
25:00 Difference between industrial yoga that must of us know today and the actual, traditional yoga practice.
29:00 How different cultures’ traditions have shaped our habits and ways of living today.
30:30 What is SOMA Breath and Niraj’s mission to share it to help other people.
37:00 Why more and more people are becoming enlighted every day.
41:00 How he’s combined rhythmic music with breathwork for SOMA Breath and open us up to higher consciousness and mindfulness.
44:00 Why the work won’t truly happen until we’re aware and how SOMA helps us reprogram our inner software.
48:00 How SOMA Breath can help you uncover your true will, gifts, and human essence.
57:40 What actions you can start taking today including attending his 21-Day Program or Foundational Course.
58:45 Closing comments with Rob
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1:04:00 What can help you find your purpose and take your life to the next level.
1:06:00 Why money alone can’t be a purpose or mission.
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