The Balanced Being Podcast with Gunny Sodhi
By Gunny Sodhi
Gunny Sodhi’s family roots in Ayurvedic medicine stretch across generations, but the sudden death of his 16-year-old brother lead him on an unexpected path of self-discovery. With the help of time-tested Ayurvedic remedies, meditation and yoga, he pulled himself out of a deep depression & anxiety. Gunny had experienced the healing potential of Mother Nature first- hand and out of a desire to help change people’s lives, gave birth to this podcast and YouVeda. This podcast is your guide to a balanced, thriving, and healthy lifestyle, incorporating the simple principles and wisdom of Ayurveda.
How To Embrace Change and Use Resistance As Our Ally | Featuring Heather Ivany
I'm joined this week by Heather Ivany, renowned holistic practitioner teaching yoga, meditation, and Akashic reading. Heather has been offering private and public classes, workshops, and retreats for over 20 years. Heather had a career as a firefighter when she decided to teach herself yoga by reading The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health by Linda Sparrowe. She went on to yoga teacher training in Victoria, B.C. The study of yoga has helped Heather to develop a softer, more feminine side of herself, contrasting with the more masculine energy she cultivated before. Heather has become popular for saying that we can use resistance constructively as our ally. All of us have blind spots and can be susceptible to being swayed by resistance. Heather points out that resistance is tough to rationalize with and believes that the best way to deal with resistance is to create an intention that is more powerful than resistance. Along with ways to deal with resistance, Heather will share the routines and nonnegotiables that keep her centered and aligned with her purpose. In this episode, we will discuss: Heather’s journey from firefighter to holistic practitioner and yoga teacher How we can embrace change and use resistance as our ally What resistance reveals to us How energy works “The degree to which resistance is presenting itself is the degree to which the opportunity of change is available to you” The power of intention How resistance continues to fight change Akashic records: How to identify and align with your soul’s purpose How Heather keeps intention at the forefront of her mind Heather's mentorship program, Unlocking You, combines innovative methods to help individuals connect to their higher self, align with their soul's purpose, and stay on track even when they are being swayed. The four-month program starts on April 14th. Heather also offers private programs year-round. More information about Heather’s programs can be found on her website: https://www.heatherivany.com Heather’s Facebook: Heather-Ivany-Spiritual-Mentor-361635850630763 Heather’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heather_ivany/
March 10, 2022
How to Have More Energy Now! 5 Ayurvedic Secrets To Have More Energy
In today’s episode of the Balanced Being podcast, I will talk about how you can get more energy in your life. Here are some tips I’ll be sharing with you that you can implement right now to feel more energetic: The importance of a consistent sleep cycle How to feel good and refreshed in the morning? Moderating your diet - Do’s and don’ts to consider for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Adding movement into your routine How to get rid of stress in your mind by practicing gratitude Thank you for listening. I hope you find this helpful. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
February 10, 2022
Top 3 Mind-Blowing Concepts I learned After Attending Tony Robbins “Unleash The Power Within & Business Mastery” - You need to know about
Today I am so excited to share with you the top three things I learned from attending Tony Robbins’ live event: Unleash the Power Within & Business Mastery! I truly believe it can really shift your point of view, can help you create a breakthrough, and possibly save you tons of time, and even thousands of dollars! 1- Importance of your State: The number one thing that Tony Robbins talks about is how important your state is. Tony Robbins’ philosophy is that everything starts with your state. Everything starts with your physiology, how you feel, how you are standing, how you breathe because that state creates that momentum that will give you the fuel to take motivated action! 2- The Personal Story: The story is the personal narrative, it often keeps us from finding the keys that can help us be most effective and transform the quality of our life. If you ever find yourself in a low state, think of what you're grateful for and feel it in your heart, put yourself into a good state and then go crush your goals. Get yourself in a better state first and then replace the old story with a more empowering story! 3- The New Strategy: The third and most important thing is a new strategy. How do I get to that result? Implement a new strategy! No more trial and error, instead look for human resources, talk to experts, take that class; figure out what they're doing that makes them be on top of their game. Take that recipe that you've learned implement it in your life and then go get the results that you want. There is so much to learn from Tony Robbins and from his books and workshops. Since attending in person, my wife and I are continuing his course in business mastery virtually. I am glad I get to share it with you. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for listening. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi ----- If you enjoyed, please subscribe, comment, share, and like! It truly means the world to us and helps us spread the word!
February 03, 2022
How to Beat The Holiday Stress with Dr. Meenakshi Gupta
With the holiday season right around the corner, I sat down for a quick chat with Dr.Meenakshi Gupta. We talked about eating habits for a balanced diet and stress management. Here is what we discussed: Being mindful while eating can help maintain a healthy diet. Adjusting sleep cycle with change in seasons. Listening to your body! Tips for a good night sleep such as foot massage with sesame oil, forehead massage around the temple area and adapting the right time to go to sleep. Managing stress through useful breathing methods, body massages and gratitude. Tips to maintain a balanced diet during the holidays such as eating before going to a party. Importance of hydration. Impact of ice cold water/drinks intake. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for listening.Happy holidays! Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi ---- About Meenakshi Gupta BAMS, MD Ayurveda Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta, an Ayurveda Vaidya, Founder, Director of AyurRoots wellness center in DFW area and Texas institute of Ayurveda, Plano Texas. She is a Trainer and teacher of international repute, and has pursued her MD in Ayurveda from the Apex Learning institute, The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. Links: AyurRoots - Ayurveda, Wellness Centre in Plano, Texas AyurRoots Ayurveda Wellness | Facebook Meenakshi Gupta (@ayurroots) • Instagram photos and videos
December 09, 2021
Elena Brower on Her Yoga and Outreach Journey
In today’s episode of “The Balanced Being” podcast, I have Elena Brower who is a mother, teacher, artist, best-selling author, and the host of the “Practice you” podcast. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Her first book “The Art of Attention” has been translated into seven languages and the second “Practice You” is a best-seller. She has recently launched her third book “Being You”. You can find her yoga and meditation classes on glow.com. You can also find her spoken word on above and beyond flow state albums. I am thrilled to have her on and here is everything we talk about in this podcast: The journey that got her started on this path and her connection to yoga. How yoga was a turning point for Elena in steering away from negative aspects of her life. What is the purpose of practicing yoga for the community - spirituality, reconnecting, or fitness. Elena’s outreach programs include donating art, teaching benefit classes, girls on fire leaders focused on adolescent girls in Kenya. Dealing with the ethical dilemma of being in the wellness industry and having a thriving business. Her latest book is available to local bookshops, Bookshop.org, or bookshop.org/bookshelf/elenabrower. The proceeds from the book go to charity. You can also contribute to the Girls on Fire project: girlsonfireleaders.org. You can connect with Elena at instagram.com/elenabrower/ to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for listening. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
November 11, 2021
Why having an “ALWAYS BE LEARNING” mindset can separate you from everyone else!
In today’s episode of the Balanced Being Podcast, I want to talk about two concepts that stayed with me after attending an orthodontic conference called Orthoprenuers, I attended with my wife. Here are two concepts that resonated with me: Robin Sharma uses the abbreviation ABL (Always Be Learning). And this is the first concept that I want to share. People have the capacity to keep on learning even if they are making enough money and are successful. So, invest your time to learn a new skill and evolve. The concept of proximity resonance: You become the average of five people you surround yourself with. These people challenge you, think big, get the results you want, and are doing something substantial with their lives. When you put yourself around such people you will feel uncomfortable and change the way you have been doing things. It will force you to think differently. It will force you to take massive action. If you can do these three correctly, you will become the average of all these five. So, think about the five people you are around, and if they are helping you push yourself to achieve your goals. Share your goals with them and see if they support you or hold you down. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for listening. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
October 21, 2021
If today was your last day, how do you want to be remembered?
In today’s episode of “Balanced Being Podcast”, I want to share my experience with a very interesting workshop by Robin Sharma. I attended this training session and at the end of it, he asked the attendees to do something very fascinating. He asked us to think about the last day of our lives and how we would want to be remembered. This question was not meant to set a somber mood but to really make us think! So, I thought I should talk about it in today’s episode. When it is the last day of your life, how do you want to be remembered? Work backward and determine the personality traits you want to inculcate and how do you want to use them to help others? Undertake this exercise by writing down or just thinking about it. It will help you get perspective, think about things that matter, and remove those that don’t. Once you have written this down, you can act upon it. Having practiced this myself, I can testify that it is an impactful exercise and will prove extremely helpful to you. I hope you enjoy this episode. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
October 14, 2021
The Art Of Surrender By Deep
In today's episode, we have Deep who is a first-generation American with Punjabi ancestry. He has been influenced by his heritage including yoga, Sikhism, and Islam. His work is rooted in establishing a balance between the practical and the mystical. He has studied yoga, ashtanga vinyasa, yoga nidra and teaches it as well. He has written a book of poetry and short stories titled "innocence" that was just launched. The book in itself is an experience according to Deep. We have an exciting episode for you today as we explore the message and impact Deep aims to leave with his work be it as a Yogi, coach, or his book. Deep inspires people to look within themselves. This is what we talk about: Deep’s background, his experiences with identity, income disparities, and other socio-economic problems such as crime. His transition from being a rebel to a sudden awakening, changing his approach towards life. Ramana Maharishi as an inspiration and his future work. Impact of Yoga therapy through his company “Deep Elevation”. His advice to people interested in doing what he does is to simply determine what allows them to experience something beyond themselves, tap into that, and understand it. You can order his book “innocence” through innocencebydeep.com. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode of the ‘The Balanced Being Podcast’. Thank you. Social Links: Website Instagram Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
October 07, 2021
Ayurvedic Secrets to Rule Your Day
Today I want to talk about Ayurvedic secrets to rule your day, and they center around understanding and knowing the Ayurvedic clock. I will share with you: Daily rhythms and the sequence of the Ayurvedic clock The Vata, Kapha and Pitta stages of the Ayurvedic clock How to align yourself with the Ayurvedic clock “Support your day by a dominant energy inside you to rule your day, and live in tune with mother nature” Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
September 30, 2021
Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System - Dr. Virender Sodhi
Our guest today is Dr Virender Sodhi, M.D. (Ayurved), N.D, the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the United States. Dr Sodhi brings tips and easy natural ways to improve your sleep and your immune system. Here is what we discussed: What to avoid and what to take to help your Immune system. Best habits to help boost your immune system. The power of herbs and gardening. Community is Immunity. Wishing you the best of health. Thanks for tuning in! Gunny Sodhi.
September 23, 2021
Awakening your Spiritual Entrepreneur - Featuring Keira Poulsen
Our guest today is Keira Poulsen, an intuitive, energetic healer and creator. She has created The Spiritual Entrepreneur, an all inclusive and everything people need to succeed in their work as a leader of light. She teaches people who feel a desire to share their message, gifts and work with the world. She is the creator and host of The Awaken Podcast, a show that talks about awakening the greatness inside of each human. Here is what we discussed: How Keira arrived to where she is now. How Keira turned her experience of healing into helping others. How to create a body of work that is centered on your gifts and makes a huge impact in the world. Keira and her publishing house and how she helps women create a successful business from a spiritual standpoint. “When you have a bigger future to live into, your present expands”- Keira Wishing you the best of health. Thanks for tuning in! Gunny Sodhi. Social Links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQk16owZqSv6uRmTh4hB5Q?view_as=subscriber https://www.freedomhousepublishingco.com/pages/about-us https://www.facebook.com/awaken.keirapoulsen https://www.instagram.com/keirapoulsen/ https://keirapoulsen.medium.com/
September 02, 2021
Pushing the limits with Mental Toughness Coach and Human Potential Expert Lisa Tamati
Today my guest Lisa Tamati, an acclaimed running coach and mindset expert. She is an ultra-endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and author. Her struggles with her health and body image, as well as bringing her mom back to life after a brain aneurysm, have made her incredibly passionate about sharing her experience and authentic health tips & advice to help people push their limits and achieve the extraordinary. She shares the same passion for encouraging people to be the best versions of themselves as we do! This is what we discussed: Her story and how she became an endurance athlete. Overcoming obstacles and how her book “Relentless” came about. How Lisa is now teaching others about mental toughness, emotional resilience, leadership, and personal development. Lisa knows what it takes to overcome obstacles, to chase massive goals, and to face fears. She proved that sometimes you can beat the odds and she now lives to teach, coach and inspire people to reach their true potential through her speaking, programs, books, seminars, and courses. --- Social Links: Website: www.lisatamati.com Instagram: @lisatamati Facebook: @lisatamati email: firstname.lastname@example.org Relentless book link: shorturl.at/pCDOS __ Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
August 27, 2021
How to Introduce Meditation to Children
Today I want to talk about how to introduce meditation to children at a very early age. I believe it is possible and a great benefit for the rest of their life. I will share with you: How to instill good habits to your kids How to encourage children to be mindful Simple steps to begin a meditation practice for your children Mindfulness is a gift you can give your children, a guiding light that can be applied for the rest of their lives. Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
August 10, 2021
How to Heal Mind and Body Energy with Dr. Alison Kay
Today I am joined by Dr. Alison J. Kay, PhD, best selling author of Vibrational UPgrade: A Conspiracy For Your Bliss: Easing Humanity’s Evolutionary Transitions. Dr. Alison has been a Master Mind-Body Energy Medicine practitioner for more than 20 years. Have you ever had the thought, “I don’t deserve success”? Many people do, and many of us navigate life with this belief stuck in our subconscious. Dr. Alison is a master at addressing this kind of negative self-talk that sets us back and prevents us from reaching our true potential and having the life we desire. Dr. Alison believes that the field of Psychology can often be too problem-focused and that people get stuck living a life they don’t want to live because of their self-defeating patterns of victimizing themselves and holding illogical, child-like beliefs that they somehow are not good enough or worthy of success. In this episode, Dr. Alison will share how she helps people disrupt their illogical thinking that sets them back from being the person they want to be using energy healing. We will talk about mind and body energy healing and how energy healing can be applied to every function of the human body. In this episode I will share with you: Dr. Alison’s interesting journey to where she is at now Dr. Alison’s secrets to upgrade, inspire and disrupt old paradigms How and why energy work works to heal people How to stop your self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns Why many people are “more afraid of their light than their dark” How to interrupt self-defeating patterns and step into your power How Dr. Alison uses conditioning, clearing, and activation to help people level up their lives If you’re ready to manifest the life you want to live or are just interested in finding out what could be possible, this episode is a good place to start. Connect with Dr. Alison: Dr. Alison on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alisonjkay1 Join Dr. Alison’s free Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VibrationalUPgrade Dr. Alison’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/alisonjkayphd Dr. Alison’s Website: https://www.alisonjkay.com Buy Dr. Alison’s book Dragon Master Creatrix here and receive one month free working with Dr. Alison: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Master-Creatrix-Conversations-Spiritual/dp/1950075257 Check out Dr. Allison’s other books here: https://www.amazon.com/Alison-J.-Kay-PhD/e/B07WW581F4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
July 15, 2021
A Guided Meditation on Gratitude
Today I want to walk you through a quick 10 minute guided meditation using the power of gratitude that can be done anywhere you are. Practicing gratitude and being in gratitude will expand love and peace into our life, and be more into the present moment. Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
July 01, 2021
An Introduction to Sutra Yoga with Priyanka Wadhwa
Today my guest is Priyanka Wadhwa. She is passionate and disciplined about fitness and wants to bring back the foundations of the Yoga Practice, back to its roots; the sutras of Yoga. With great energy to share her passion and the need to cope with repetitive health issues, she started Sutra® Yoga and shares her insights of Yoga with us today. This is what we discussed: The thread that builds a community globally around yoga that goes above the physical practice. Why Yoga combines the physical and mental facets of the asanas. Why choose Yoga? The pull that brought Priyanka to create Sutra. How Yoga has empowered Priyanka to share her limitations, embrace acceptance, be more resilient and build from that. Check out Priyanka’s website: https://www.sutrayoga.in or find her on Instagram @pri.sutrayoga and join us on the upcoming webinar where Priyanka will guide us through a yoga detox session Saturday, July 19th @ 11 am. Register here! Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
June 10, 2021
Conscious Eating to Heal & Thrive with Chef Amber
Today my guest is someone who I connected with through a like-minded community. Chef Amber is an entrepreneur, spiritually-led chef, author, and owner of The Source Café, and she will share her inspirational tips and insights on the rejuvenating and restorative powers of fresh, whole, nutritious food and her own personal spiritual awakening. This is what we discussed: Her challenging journey with food and her healing path. The various ways to nourish your mind, body, and soul with her community. How you can change your relationship with your food. How you can introduce the right food for you and eat intuitively. Tips on how to start eating clean and heal your body. Chef Amber’s forthcoming May 2021 book release, HUNGRY - Why I f*ucking eat, how I became honest with food, my body and myself. shares her authentic journey of how she became honest with food, her body, and herself, and her forthcoming cookbook Sexy Nourishing Food comprises a combination of The Source Café classic favorite dishes along with her staple go-to dishes she enjoys making at home and will be releasing summer 2021. Check out her website: https://chefamber.com and her instagram @chefamberla Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
June 03, 2021
The Power of Feeling Into Gratitude
What is the meaning of feeling gratitude and why is it important to be thankful for everything we have. On today's podcast, I'll talk about a small shift that I did in my gratitude practice, that made a huge difference to how I feel and even how I manifest my goals. The secret, in my opinion, revolves around "honing" in on the feeling of gratitude and not only thinking about it but truly feeling grateful and seeing if you can carry that throughout the day. Here are some of the things which I discuss: The big difference between "feeling" grateful and only "thinking" about it. How a daily gratitude practice can make you bullet-proof against life's daily challenges. How it is so much easier to manifest and create from a place of gratitude as your foundation and how it can be looked at as a "cheat code" to manifest quicker..........and so much more. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
May 27, 2021
Making Meditation Easy for Beginners with Supreet Dhillon
Today we are joined by Supreet Dhillon to share how you can begin your meditation habit and finally make it stick. Supreet’s vision is “the purpose of life is to grow and learn”. She was an engineer by trait and left her career to pursue leadership training, and follow her passion. Supreet has a youtube channel where she makes videos about self help, personal growth, and parenting and she wants to inspire people to meditate. Here is what we talk about: Supreet and her journey, which lead her deeper into meditation. What meditation is and the best way to begin your mediation practice. Best ways to start your meditation habit and the myths about it. The benefits of meditating in Supreet’s personal experience. “One of the benefits of meditation for me is my emotional resiliency is way higher” - Supreet You too can begin to meditate and take advantage of its benefits, just take it one step at a time. Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi. -------------------------- About Supreet: Supreet is an engineer-turned-leadership trainer who is passionate about meditation. She has a YouTube channel called GrowWithSupreet that is primarily focused on meditation. Over the last few years, her purpose has been to make meditation easy and accessible for busy people and to inspire them to meditate. She is now beginning to expand the focus of her YouTube channel to help people beyond meditation as well, in areas such as personal development and parenting.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s techniques for reprogramming your mind to achieve anything you want in your life
Today I want to share with you some very powerful lessons I learned from Neuroscientist and meditation expert Dr. Joe Dispenza. Here is what I talk about: How to set ourselves to be in the frequency of our future reality. Having the end in mind and working backwards and the importance of this to help us accomplish our goals. Practice living the behavior we want and aligning with the cosmic law to have it materialize. “Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same” - Dr. Joe Dispenza Challenge yourself and try it out! Thank you for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
May 13, 2021
Understanding Trauma and How to Begin to Heal Featuring - Dr. Guy Macpherson
Today we are joined by trauma specialist Dr. Guy MacPherson. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, Dr. McPherson runs the Trauma Therapist Project, Trauma Therapist Podcast, and Trauma Therapist 2.0 Program. His work provides resources to clinicians and therapists who want to provide trauma informed care to their clients. We’ll discuss how you can use his techniques to shift trauma in your own life. Here is what we discussed: Guy always wanted to help others, but didn’t know exactly how. At age 26 he received a phone call that changed his life. Weeks later he found himself in the Utah desert, and then went back to school to follow his new found passion. Delivering trauma informed care is personal for Guy. His own brother, a Navy Seal, experienced PTSD. Watching his brother go through such a difficult experience further encouraged him to learn about trauma and how to heal from it. Healing trauma begins with acknowledging it, but the process looks different for everyone. Finding a support system and the right therapist are key components to healing. Since trauma resides in the body, talk therapy alone may not be enough. Getting to know one’s body and learning to self-regulate is crucial to healing. Wishing you the best of health & thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi. ----------------------------- Connect with Dr. Guy McPherson: Website: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guymacphersonphd/ Instagram: @guy.macpherson “There is help and healing for you out there.” - Dr. Guy Macpherson
May 06, 2021
Body Is The Secret To Unleash the Power of the Being That I AM - Featuring Yogi Amrit Desai
Today we are joined by Yogi Amrit Desai, a pioneer of bringing Yoga to the West. Yogi Amrit Desai is the founder of Kripalu Yoga & I Am Yoga, as well as 5 health centers in the U.S. With over 50 years of teaching experience, Amrit Desai gives us the tools needed to heal our bodies and relationships through yoga and quantum breath meditation. Here is what we discussed: Restoring your health, well-being, and relationships through yoga. (If it doesn’t change your life, it isn’t yoga.) Using Quantum Breath Meditation to step out of the Ego Mind and into the Present Moment. How breath connects you to subconscious energy, while meditation connects you to a superconscious being. Why yoga is NOT practicing postures. Freeing energy blocks to relieve anxiety & depression naturally. And much, much more... Wishing you the best of health & thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi. ________________ About Yogi Desai: During the 1960s, Yogi Amrit Desai was one of the first teachers to bring Yoga from India to the U.S. Over the last 20 years Yogi Amrit Desai has founded some of the biggest health centers in North America. Amrit is repeatedly honored for his teachings which ignited the popularity of the inter-dimensions of yoga in the last 20th century. Thousands of I am yoga teachers have been trained on the modalities he created. Additionally, Amrit holds a Doctor of Yoga Science and is an International Yoga Grand Master. Amrit Desai currently resides at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL. Learn more about the Amrit Yoga Institute: https://www.amritji.org https://amrityoga.org https://www.instagram.com/amrityogainstitute/ https://www.youtube.com/user/AmritYogaInstitute Learn more about YouVeda: https://www.youveda.com
April 29, 2021
Overcoming Sleep Disorders with Ayurveda
Today I want to discuss the importance of sleep through an Ayurvedic lens. Interestingly, Ayurveda considers sleep to be one of the “Three Pillars of Life,” accompanying proper digestion and appropriate sexual activity. Despite how important sleep is for our minds and bodies, many of us experience sleep disturbances or disorders, impeding our ability to get sufficient quality sleep. According to Ayurveda, sleep disorders are primarily vata disorders, and worry and anxiety can easily disturb one’s sleep. Disturbed pitta can also play a role in causing sleep disturbances. Ayurveda emphasizes a healthy lifestyle, which includes maintaining healthy routines for beginning one’s day, but creating and maintaining healthy bedtime routines is equally important. If you’re someone that does not wake up feeling rested, it may be time to take an audit of your sleep and consider implementing some of the recommendations from Ayurveda that I will delve into in this episode. In this episode I will share with you: Healthy bedtime routines for optimal sleep, including what you should be doing approximately one hour before your head hits the pillow How cortisol (stress hormone) impacts your sleep and soothing rituals that can promote relaxation The importance of maintaining a consistent bed and wake time, and the most ideal sleep schedule according to Ayurveda How the food you consume and when you consume it impacts your sleep, plus suggestions for foods that can promote quality sleep I will also share what I do before bedtime to relax and promote a good night’s sleep. I hope this information reaches you well and that you were able to take something from this episode to apply to your routine. It’s all about balance. Check out the article I used as a reference: https://www.ayurvedacollege.com/blog/ayurveda-and-importance-sleep/ Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
April 15, 2021
Emotional Repatterning and Breathwork - Work Shop Preview
Today I want to share an upcoming workshop that Aditya Jaykumar (Founder of My Seven Chakras and Breathwork Instructor) and I together have planned which focuses on how to heal emotional pain, rewire your brain, let go of negative beliefs and experience holistic healing. Here are some of the reasons you should attend: Discover how the mind works and how emotions influence your life. Learn how to use a specific method to quickly move past your trauma and experience relief from anxiety. Reconnect with your inner child and help you re-discover your inner passions Create new neural pathways that will help "cement" new behavior for lasting changes Explore how Breathwork can influence your physiology and move your body from "Fight or Flight " to "Rest and Digest" Find out about a science-backed, ancient Yogic practice to clear negative imprints and rewire your brain for gratitude, happiness and abundance... Experience a full-length SOMA Breath Awakening journey that will lead to euphoria and peak states of bliss! You can begin to make a transformation and begin to understand how powerful it is to fully be present. Learn more about Emotional Repatterning and Breathwork Workshop here: https://emotionalrepatterningworkshop.swipepages.co/orderpage Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
April 08, 2021
How to Spring Cleanse with Ayurveda featuring Dr. Virender Sodhi
Today I am excited to have my father, Dr. Virender Sodhi back on the podcast. Together we talked about the Ayurvedic perspective on the changing seasons and unique ways and techniques to spring cleanse. With the Spring season just starting, we talk about how to honor your body's natural transition into the new season and the Ayurvedic perspective around a spring cleanse. This is what we cover during our conversation: The proper ways to transition into the different seasons. Dr. Sodhi’s perspective on the “Spring Cleanse.” Why it is important to follow the laws of Mother Nature especially when transitioning into a new season. The importance of Mental and Physical alignment to the new season I hope you enjoyed today’s episode and that it will help you ease into the Spring season. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
April 01, 2021
The Mind: Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy! You Get To Decide Through Your Own Discipline.
Today I want to talk about an interesting concept that I pondered over the weekend. It was that our minds can be our worst enemy or our best friend. It is discipline that keeps both sides leveled. Instill discipline that allows what impacts you and what you must ignore. This will help break the pattern that is stopping you from achieving what you want. This is what I cover: Ask yourself why you want to achieve a certain goal? You have the power to let your mind be your best advocate or have it turn against you. How to incorporate the discipline to check yourself and be aware of the kind of energy you are giving into. Focus on the goals you had set for yourself and work on achieving them by staying focused. I hope you enjoy today’s episode of the ‘The Balanced Being Podcast’. Wishing you the best of health. Gunny Sodhi.
March 18, 2021
Implementing an Ayurvedic Diet for Gut Health - Featuring Dr. Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Today my guest is Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta BAMS, MD Ayurveda (Gold Medalist), Panchkarma Specialist, Certified in Nutrition Science from Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Did you know that problems in our gut or the GI tract can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating or diarrhea? An unhealthy gut can be the root cause of many chronic health problems, obesity, skin issues like eczema, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Thyroid health, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression. This is what we talked about: Fermented and Pro-Biotic Foods Ayurveda diet to help the gut health Relation of mind to your gut health and vice versa Diet and lifestyle to create a healthy relationship between mind and Gut I hope you enjoyed today’s episode about an Ayurvedic Diet. To learn more about Meenashki below, please visit the link here: www.ayuroots.com.
March 11, 2021
How CBD helped this entrepreneur with her anxiety and in turn launched Sweat CBD
Today my guest is someone who I connected with through a mutual friend and share my same passion for helping people and what we do. Her name is Kelsey Eyers. She specializes in mentoring people in e-commerce and affiliate marketing and is the founder of Sweat CBD and her newest business vertical, BOSSBOXX. Early on, Kelsey struggled with anxiety throughout her life and when she found CBD she felt the release of pressure on her chest for the first time. Out of her personal desire, it clicked that this was something that she could share with others and so she began to build Sweat CBD. This is what we talked about: Kelsey’s why and how she came to find CBD and started her own business. What to look for in CBD and guidance on how to choose the right CBD. What entrepreneurship is about? How to launch an e-commerce business and how BOSSBOXX will build the foundation for your business. Customer service as part of your business model. I hope you enjoyed today’s episode about entrepreneurship today and please check out more details about Kelsey and her business ventures below. www.sweatcbd.com | www.bossboxx.co | www.figuringitoutpod.com | www.kelseyeyers.com
March 04, 2021
The Power of The Present Moment
Today I want to share with you the lesson I learned last week about the power of the present movement. Due to the unexpected weather in Texas we were unable to return home as planned and in that moment I was reminded to trust the universe, the higher power to guide me and be in the present moment. This is what I cover: How important it is being in the moment. How to divert your mind and experience peace. Being grateful for the present moment as that is truly all we have As a note here is the serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
February 25, 2021
How I Overcame Jealousy & Learned to Live in My True State of Prosperity & Abundance.
I want to begin today’s episode by sharing something that happened over the weekend. An MBA friend of mine was sharing how well his career was going. As much as I was happy for him, I realized that part of me was filled with jealousy. This was a strange feeling for me as this was a friend who I supported fully and who I knew would support me as well. While this is very personal for me, I am sharing because by uncovering things like this, we can learn from each other. The jealousy did not feel good. It weighed my heart down. However, being aware of the feeling of jealousy taught me that by asking myself deep questions, I was able to get rid of the negative emotion. The first thing I did was to recognize the emotion of jealousy. Then, I proceeded to do something about it. Doing something in this situation is asking myself a series of deep questions that shifted how I was feeling. I asked myself why I was feeling that way? Why I could not be happy for my friend from a place of pure love and admiration? The more I inquired, the more the jealousy faded and left only love, admiration and respect. One of my mentors who teaches about energy, told me that jealousy is a human emotion that we all feel once in a while when someone shares something they have achieved. However, instead of defaulting to jealousy, he advises that we wish that person more abundance and more prosperity. We should do this because the energy we send out to the universe is the same energy we will receive. Thus, when we wish prosperity and abundance, that is what we will get back. Asking deep questions will remove the jealousy and comparison. From my situation, I learned about the emotion of jealousy. We must decipher that we are not our thoughts or emotions but observers of them. When we do this, we will be able to let them pass through or be able to change them. This lesson and technique can apply to all negative emotions and not just jealousy, so give it a shot and experience the peace and freedom it can bring you. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
February 11, 2021
The Power of Asking Deep Questions to Alter Your State.
Today I am going back to the book “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins.I wanted to share with you all the power of asking deep questions to alter your state. A very interesting concept that has the ability to very quickly change how you feel in an instant by asking a certain set of questions. Tony says - “The answers are in the questions themselves.” This is what I cover: How to develop a pattern of consistent questions that empower you? Getting in the habit of asking problem solving questions. Why the practice of asking these empowering questions can help change your life and help you accomplish your goals. When we dive deeper into the goals set for 2021, asking these types of questions will allow us to grow and resolve and get closer to achieving your goals. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
January 28, 2021
Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibrations
Today my guests are Britt & Tara; best friends and certified Kundalini yoga and meditation instructors, high vibrational living experts, and modern energetic healers with a mission to elevate the vibration of the planet. They use an energetic vibrational approach to wellness, spirituality, and sustainability that allows individuals to live in a higher consciousness. They provide tools to move through life’s ups and downs with high vibrations, grace, and a neutral mind. They host the popular mind/body/spirit show, The Elevator Podcast which features renowned guests in holistic health & wellness and their forthcoming book, Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss, and Stay Energized All Day will be released February 1, 2021. Here is what we discussed: Learn more about Britt and Tara and get to know their why. Learn the daily rituals Britt and Tara use to reduce anxiety and tension. Comparison detox: how to step into your personal power. Healing heartbreak and cutting cords to step into your next phase of life. Tips and tools to add to your daily practice to address mental health. In addition, check out the 25 rituals Britt and Tara explore in their book to help you make each morning matter and set you up for daily success. Wishing you the best of health & thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi. ------------------------------ Britt Deanda & Tara Schulenberg are the co-founders of Elevate The Globe, a worldwide community of spiritual seekers who are dedicated to raising consciousness on the planet. These Los Angeles-based best friends deliver a cutting-edge wellness lifestyle rooted in spirituality and mental health that allows people to align with their own truth and discover their best way of living. Their first published book, Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss, and Stay Energized All Day will be released February 1st, 2021. Britt & Tara are certified Kundalini yoga and meditation instructors, high vibrational living experts, and modern energetic healers. They are sought after for their inspirational tips and best practices for mental and spiritual well being. They host the popular mind/body/spirit show, The Elevator Podcast, which features renowned guests in holistic health & wellness including Karena & Katrina of Tone It Up, Gabby Bernstein, Jordan Younger of The Balanced Blonde, and Shaman Durek to name a few. They are also the creators of Rise Up: A Course In High Vibrational Living and 528 Abundance Academy, a membership community that offers monthly spiritual lifestyle practices based on astrology & the moon cycles to harmonize with Mother Earth. Their classes, events, retreats, online courses, and educational membership community deliver incredibly transformative results and the transmission of energy ignites people from all walks of life to up level and step into their power as happy, healthy, and abundant light workers elevating the globe and reaching thousands worldwide. https://elevatetheglobe.com/ https://www.instagram.com/elevatetheglobe/ Their book Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss, and Stay Energized All Day can be found here
January 21, 2021
Understanding your own submodalities to move through emotions and building the life you want.
I have been reading the book “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins and today I want to explore the concept of submodalities that Tony speaks of in his book. Tony says “ We have the ability to change any emotion of any experience”. We can make decisions to change our emotions and our beliefs and give us tools to enable inner change to take place. Today I will cover how we can change our emotions based on Tony’s work. This is what I cover: The 3 major modalities and how we experience them. The steps to make lasting change. An exercise to change your emotions instantly. As we enter into the new year, apply these submodalities and gain awareness into your state of mind that helps you accomplish your goals. I hope you enjoy this episode and it helps you for 2021. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
January 07, 2021
Setting 2021 Goals with the Power of 3’s!
As we enter into 2021, I wanted to talk about the power of three’s as related to goal setting and how we can all use this technique to provide more structure on how to properly set goals. First, focus on the three things that you would like to accomplish and make 2021 a fulfilling year. I will then explain to you, how using the power of three’s will help you in structuring and accomplishing your goals. Here are more specifics around the power of three’s goal setting technique: When you are setting goals, begin with the “end,” in mind and work backwards from there. Always be auditing - quantify the number, quantify the why and quantify the deadline. Utilize your mindset of gratitude to back up your goals. Use this formula and many other ideas discussed to crush your 2021 goals! Wishing you the best of health and a very Happy New Year! Gunny Sodhi.
December 30, 2020
Ancient Wisdom Modern Master with Shri Yogi Amrit Desai
Today my guest is someone who I've known since childhood. He is not only a wonderful guru, but also a family friend. This person is Yogi Amrit Desai. Yogi Amrit Desai is one of the earliest yoga gurus who brought yoga to the West in 1960. He has been repeatedly honored by world renowned authorities and organizations for bringing the inner dimension of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga to the west. His teachings have ignited the fire that began the initial renaissance of the inner dimension of yoga in the 20th century. Over the last 60 years, Shri Amritji has founded some of the largest yoga centers and health centers in North America. Amritji currently resides at the Amrit Yoga Institute, an internationally recognized training and wellness center in Salt Springs, Florida. Today, Amritji continues to share the ancient depths, hidden meanings and modern applications of the authentic yogic roots from which he began. Thousands of I AM Yoga, IAM Yoga Nidra and I AM Yoga Therapy teachers have been trained in the modalities he developed worldwide. Some of his many awards include the Doctor of Yoga Science award- Vishwa Yoga Ratna presented by the president of India and International Yoga Grand Master and nominated for Padma Vibhushan nomination by the ex- prime minister of India- Chandra Shekhar. This is what we discuss in depth: How Yogi Amrit Desai found his path & his “why.” How the yoga teachings of “I AM Yoga” can be used to lead and live a simpler, healthier and happier life. The importance of diet and how important that is to leading a healthy life both inside and out? How can one become better at listening to the mind/body about what foods are healthy and good for them. “If it doesn’t change your life- it's not Yoga, its exercise” - Yogi Amrit Desai Make sure to checkout Gurudev Shri Amritji's website and his 10 meditation series and 3 day program: 10 Day Meditation Course: https://ecourses.amrityoga.org/catalog/info/id:157 Xmas Course: https://ecourses.amrityoga.org/catalog/info/id:177 www.amrityoga.org www.amritji.org
December 10, 2020
Defusing Negative Emotions Per Ancient Yogic Wisdom; with Globally Recognized Spiritual Leader, Acharya Shunya
Today my guest is Acharya Shunya, she is a spiritually awake internationally renowned and awarded spiritual teacher and scholar of nondual wisdom (Advaita) and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda. Acharya Shunya is known for her wisdom on empowering personal health and elevating human consciousness. She is the first female lineage-holder from an ancient line of Vedic spiritual teachers from northern India. Acharya Shunya conveys the deepest wisdom in a manner relevant to modern western sensibilities while losing none of the original beauty, authenticity, purity, and power. Acharya Shunya’s non-dual universal teachings are directed toward people of all faiths seeking to realize their true potential. Her profound spiritual teachings change lives, enable abiding happiness, peace, and realization of the ultimate truth. Audiences describe her as a catalyst for awakening, and a beacon of light that illuminates the path on the journey from powerlessness to powerful. Here is what we discussed: How Shunya found her path & her “why.” Understanding and discussing the vedic teachings and how they impact us. How to exercise mindfulness and equanimity in the face of great challenge. What causes wounding of human hearts; Is it universal: what can you do about your wounded heart today and begin to heal now. Shaunya’s latest book Sovereign Self , Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the empowering wisdom of the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads (Sounds True, 2020) is being claimed by experts as a masterpiece on eastern psychology and spirituality, now available for preorder. Wishing you the best of health & thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi.
December 03, 2020
The Balancing Power of Gratitude Part II
As the holidays approach us, I wanted to reconnect and focus on the power of gratitude. What makes gratitude so special is that it can be seen as a form of meditation and can make you realize, what you take for granted, can be seen as a luxury and dream to others. Gratitude has the power to humble you and provide you perspective. There are many ways to practice gratitude. We will go over seven scientifically proven benefits of gratitude that will motivate you to give thanks year-round. Developing an "attitude of gratitude" is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life- Amy Morin Wishing you the best of health! Gunny Sodhi. Check out the article I use as a reference: https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/?sh=43f3c75d183c&mc_cid=337739bd28&mc_eid=[UNIQID]
November 19, 2020
Community Is Immunity - Reveals Interesting Harvard Study
Today we will take a look at a Harvard study that states, “Embracing community helps us live longer and happier and could be a greater measure of overall happiness and health than even our genes.” The study begins by tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the great depression. These individuals were followed for nearly 80 years!! The study was led by Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This is what I share from the study: The importance of tending to your relationships. How the quality of relationships can positively impact your health, immunity and stress levels. The true key to healthy aging. How all of this connects to Ayurveda. “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” - Robert Waldinger Wishing you the best of health! Gunny Sodhi. ------------------------ Study Link: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/04/over-nearly-80-years-harvard-study-has-been-showing-how-to-live-a-healthy-and-happy-life/
November 05, 2020
Channeling Wisdom of The Greater Consciousness with Amy White
Today my guest is Amy White, who is an International Best-Selling Author, highly sought after speaker, and Intuitive Medium on a mission to help individuals heal the past, discover personal truths, and thrive. Her insights and techniques help usher in big, bold changes and more subtle "ah-ha" moments that lead us closer towards our dreams. Amy now embraces her innate intuitive gifts and has made it her intent to show up in the world as a truth-teller by bringing forward powerful messages for personal transformation. In 2014 Amy began to pursue her dream of coaching and advocating for parents, caregivers, and those transitioning through life’s challenges and crises. In 2016, Amy wrote Closer to Paradise: A Mother's Journey through Crisis and Healing where she takes the reader along on the wild roller coaster ride of heartache and invaluable life lessons. Amy hopes this story of fighting stigma, navigating the mental health services maze, and focusing on her own emotional healing will provide a beacon of hope and light for those working to support a loved one or themselves on the path to wellness. Here is what we discussed: How Amy encounters her intuitive side and how she embraced being a Medium. How Amy deals with emotions from relatives and friends when channeling. Amy’s insight on why people get stuck in their limited beliefs and the patterns she sees and what people can do to get immediate change. How the book Closer to Paradise came about and her experience with mental health. “The greater Consciousness connects with your unique wisdom and helps put words to feelings, validates your inner-knowing & opens up possibilities you have yet to consider “ - Amy White Wishing you the best of health & thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi ------------------------------------ Amy White is an International Best-Selling Author, highly sought after speaker, and Intuitive Medium on a mission to help individuals heal the past, discover personal truths, and thrive. Amy's one-on-one coaching, digital courses, and public talks allow audiences to gain a deeper understanding of the beliefs that are blocking their most authentic lives. Her insights and techniques help usher in big, bold changes and more subtle "ah-ha" moments that lead us closer towards our dreams. Check out Amy's website: https://amywhite.co/ https://www.facebook.com/amywhitemedium/ https://www.instagram.com/mzamywhite/
October 29, 2020
Finding Your Life's Purpose & Practicing Mindfulness with David Richards
Today my guest is David Richards, who is a #1 international best-selling author, life coach, yoga instructor and self-development speaker. In his debut best-selling book, Whiskey & Yoga, David shares his wisdom on finding one’s purpose and living intentionally. His recently released novel titled, The Lighthouse Keeper is a story around the power of mindfulness, and explores the ways individuals can learn to shift their awareness to master their minds. David spent his early childhood living in various parts of the United States and overseas as his father was a Marine. After graduating from university with a degree in english, David followed in his father’s and brother’s footsteps and was commissioned in the Marines. He served fifteen years on active duty rising to the rank of major. In 2006, David discovered yoga and started to look at life differently. Realizing the fulfillment that came from helping others see their vision more clearly, he became a certified life coach. He now works with individuals and organizations conducting training through private coaching engagements, speaking events and workshops around the world. This is what we discuss in depth: David’s military background and his “why.” How did “Lighthouse Keeper” come about what it is about? How to practice mindfulness daily and how it impacts your life and has impacted David’s? How to find purpose in life and why that is important? Based in North Carolina, David blends elements of yoga with quantum physics to bring the esoteric together with the practical for a truly unique perspective of how the mind works, in turn creating easily understood self-development plans that create lasting change for a more fulfilling life. Thanks for listening and wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
October 21, 2020
Mindful Meditation and Living a More Conscious Lifestyle - Dr. Candace Good
Today my guest is Dr. Candace Good, she is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and author of the newly released book, Own Your Present: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Mindful Meditation and Living a More Conscious Lifestyle a book full of anecdotes and activities, and totally user-friendly for those of us who are new to mindfulness as a way of life. Dr. Good has been practicing psychiatry for over 15 years and she got to the point that she was feeling depleted and was not able to keep up, developing chronic stress. Dr. Good was experiencing high functioning anxiety and even though she was successful on many levels, she was having to manage lots of anxious thoughts and feeling off and defective. Dr. Good started doing meditation and proactively making the shift to stop living a life where we often find ourselves reacting to stress rather than pausing to appreciate the moment. This is what we discuss in depth: What mindfulness practice helped her anxiety. How to Own Your Present and create a life of impact. How to reach your authentic self and how to achieve it? What to do on a daily basis to keep grounded? Mindfulness practice helps us reset, protect our energy, and move forward with a more peaceful heart. Thanks for listening! Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
October 16, 2020
Integrative Care to Positively Impact Health - Trisha Swift
Today my guest is Trisha Swift. She is a whole person care expert, and she has an interesting perspective on integrative medicine that I want to share with you. She is a passionate healthcare executive with a mission to transform healthcare into a data driven, high value, safe, and cost-effective delivery system. Trisha began her career as a bedside care nurse and continued her education to the Doctorate level, where she got to experience a lot of the sick care side of things and about a decade ago she transitioned into the quality and safety realm. She began working to improve things and prevent infections, prevent harm and reduce errors. Upon analyzing the data and performance of the healthcare system, she realized that things were not getting better. Seeing that we are still in disease management; symptom management modality in healthcare led Trisha into the preventative side of the healthcare industry but she still wanted to help, improve and transform so she started looking at the root of the problems - what is making us sick in the first place? Trisha shares following with us: Her experience working on the quality and safety side of healthcare How her training has led her to a more holistic approach to healthcare The “Whole Person Care” model How the pandemic is affecting our health? Trisha has a passion for using data and technology to drive improvement, organizational transformation, cost savings, and informed decision making. She strives to create a person centered and holistic care delivery infrastructure in order to positively impact health and wellbeing across populations.
October 08, 2020
How to Naturally Overcome Grief
Today my guest is Jasmin Jenkins who I share the very deep theme of grief with. Jasmin is an Integrative Grief Guide and is the founder of Fall Up. Many people who have experienced loss still have a hard time processing grief, understanding what grief means and what it does to the body and how to get over it and more importantly, honor it. Jasmin experienced loss when she lost her mother and brother. Jasmin lost her mother, when she was 15 and her brother's sudden death 10 years later shook her to the core. Since then she has been on a very intentional healing journey but, “there was always a layer that was still choking on”, only a few years ago she found peace and once she was actively integrating with grief and healing is when she found her unique path of service as an Integrative Grief Guide. And it was through healing herself of her grief that she arrived at the place where she knew that she was meant to serve others in their healing. This is what we discuss in depth: Why are we not properly taught to grieve? What happens to the body and mind when you experience grief? The Four Invitations method around grief Jasmin offers grief guidance services through her company Fall Up—a community built on healing conversations and authentic connections, rooted in the understanding that through shared experiences and non-judgmental listening to others working through grief, we return to and heal parts of ourselves. About Jasmin - Jasmin Jenkins is an Integrative Grief Guide and the founder of Fall Up, a community created to support people navigating the spectrum of grief. In her work, she brings her clients into the invitations within their grief journeys. Jasmin believes that healing is a co-creative process, and it is her deepest joy to support each person she works with in welcoming grief as a profound invitation to transformation. jasmin-jenkins.com wefallup.com
October 01, 2020
The Healing Power of Breathwork
Today my guest Aditya Jaykumar who goes by A.J. is someone who shares my desire to spread the knowledge of healing. AJ’s journey started at an early age; he grew up seeing spirituality as a whole and not being restricted to one way of thinking; he was encouraged to be open and ask questions by his parents and this was the seed that led him to start his spiritual journey. During his adolescence he had a motorcycle accident that changed his perspective of life. It was one of the ways the universe wanted him to awaken because he was forced to think of his identity. Later on in life he came across chakra visualization and through it he experienced healing and he thought “if this is possible in 10 minutes what else is out there.” This led him to start his own podcast, My Seven Chakras. AJ is a certified Breathwork instructor and he loves using ancient Yogic breathing practices (Pranayama) with rhythmical brainwave music and guided journeying to help people calm their mind, relax their nervous system, experience deep states of bliss and ultimately discover their life's purpose. This is what we discuss in depth: The practice of meditation and how it can help you discover your life's purpose How breathwork can calm your mind & relax your nervous system quickly Yogic breath techniques & approaches The power of the breath is endless, it's free, it's available anytime and the benefits are instant. Thanks for listening! Gunny Sodhi. --------------------------------------- AJ is a certified Breathwork instructor and he loves using ancient Yogic breathing practices (Pranayama) with rhythmical brainwave music and guided journeying to help people calm their mind, relax their nervous system, experience deep states of bliss and ultimately discover their life's purpose. He is also host and founder of the podcast My Seven Chakras, a podcast that has received over 4.3 million downloads in over 150 countries. After completing an MBA at the University of British Columbia, he realized that he didn't want to take the traditional route, but instead embark on an entrepreneurial journey based on helping modern people access ancient wisdom. Over the years, he has accumulated skills and experiences in breathwork, qigong, energy healing and other practices that have transformed his life and those of others. Links: Experience a live Breathwork circle! Get your Breathwork pass: https://mysevenchakras.com/breathworkpass Official Facebook group: mysevenchakras.com/tribe Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/my-seven-chakras-with-aj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysevenchakras/ Learn more: mysevenchakras.com/learnmore Email: email@example.com
September 24, 2020
How to Cure Anxiety with Charles Linden of The Linden Method™
Today my guest Charles Linden is someone who has impacted my life personally. I am passionate about what he does and I benefited from his Method in the past. Charles realized at age 4 that he was a little different than others, developed OCD and the beginning of multiple disorders, as a teen Charles suffered from anxiety, panic, OCD, eating disorder, health anxiety, and other all consuming anxiety related disorders. Taking multiple anti-anxiety medications and trying multiple therapies Charles was told by doctors he will live the rest of his life assisted by medication and will be an OCD suffering dependent. Luckily for him, he knew there was more to life than being trapped by his anxiety. It was not until the age of 26 he finally cured himself, he experienced full recovery and started the path to documenting how he recovered so he could share with others. The Linden Method was developed as a recovery focused program and it has been able to help over 350,000 people and counting to date. Today, we are talking about all things anxiety related and I am excited for you to get the incredible insight from Charles Linden, who is regarded as the, “World’s Leading Anxiety Disorder Recovery Expert.” This is what we discuss in depth: Charles' story from early childhood to how he is now the leading expert and changing lives daily. The “real science” & “truth” around how anxiety is a fear related disorder. Why so many traditional and readily available therapies fail. What about The Linden Method makes it have a 100% cure rate for all anxiety related conditions. “Recovery is hard-wired into us all by human evolution - science is science. The Linden Method can change your life!!" - Charles Linden Learn more about the Linden Method here- https://www.thelindenmethod.direct Thanks for listening! Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi.
September 03, 2020
Ayurvedic Tips to Help With Digestion & Igniting The Digestive Fire
In Ayurveda we are not what we eat, but “we are what we digest”. Today I want to talk about some ayurvedic tips to help with digestion. Everybody wants good digestion and we want to bring awareness to things that we can do on a daily basis to intentionally improve digestion. Tips: Stimulate your digestive system before you eat Eat foods in the right order Sip a digestive tea with your meal & many more... Try these tips from a recent Yoga Journal article to improve your digestion and be healthier every time you eat.
August 27, 2020
How To Introduce Ayurveda To Your Children
It is no secret that there are many benefits to living an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda is much more of a prevention model. Today I want to share with you how to instill Ayurvedic practices for your children at an early age so they can reap the benefits for a lifetime. I will cover the following: Doshas for children and how to tailor their Ayurvedic routine. The importance of developing daily healthy routines. The importance of the Ayurvedic clock. Starting an Ayurvedic lifestyle early on will build healthy habits for your children that will benefit them for a lifetime, but it all starts with you, be the example for your children to follow!
August 20, 2020
The Power of Visualization To Help Accomplish Your Goals
In today's episode, I talk about the power of visualization. This is something that I personally do and is used by many successful people from all walks of life. I will be referencing an article by Jack Canfield to provide more of the structure and the “why” around visualization. The power of visualization is so real and I want to share how it can help us accomplish our dreams and goals. I will cover the following: Why and how visualization works. Four things visualization does. A visualization exercise to put into practice what you learned right away. How to spend the most important 10 minutes of your day. It is in our subconscious mind where we start to generate creative ideas to achieve our goals and then we create our reality in the present moment. Remember to take present moment breaks for gratitude; this will keep you in good frequency and continue to attract what you are visualizing. Article: VisualizationTechniques to Affirm Your Desired Outcomes: A Step-by-Step Guide Enjoy! Wishing you the best of health.
July 16, 2020
Making Ayurveda Simple with Julie Bernier
In today's episode, I talk to Julie Bernier and Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist from Los Angeles, CA. Julie helps others restore their natural lifestyle in a modern way that is practical, sustainable, and actually feels good to implement. Julie found Ayurveda via yoga and was intrigued by the idea of living life in alignment with nature and her yoga education catapulted her to study Ayurveda. Julie experienced her own healing thru Ayurveda and it confirmed her desire to guide others to bring their body back into balance. We discuss the following: As an Ayuredic practitioner what are the most common cases Julie sees? How Covid-19 has expanded awareness about Ayurveda Julie recalls how has witnessed Ayurveda evolve in the US Julie discusses the top 3-5 imbalances she sees most and her helpful tips to what we can do at home to stay in balance. This is a very fascinating talk with Julie with great Ayurvedic tips. She shares about Ayurveda on her social media and has been helping women to heal their cycles, digestion, skin, hormones, and boost fertility. Enjoy! Wishing you the best of health. -------------------------------------------- Julie Bernier helps women to bring their bodies back into balance, whether they’re struggling with hormonal imbalances, period problems, digestive troubles, skin conditions, anxiety, depression, preparing for or recovering from giving birth, or any other dis-ease. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in Ayurveda: a holistic system of healing from ancient India. Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India. Julie's Website Julie's Instagram Julie's YouTube
July 09, 2020
The Wellness Collective with Nat & Cecelia
In today's episode, I talk to Nat Kringoudis, a best selling author and natural women's health expert and her longtime podcast co-host & radio host Cecelia Ramsdale; together they host The Wellness Collective Podcast in Australia and I had the privilege to be on their podcast recently and now they are here with me. Nat & Cecelia share their wellness insights and experiences about fertility and wellness. They shared with us the following: What sparked Nat to write her new book, “Beautiful You” How has Cecelia’s awareness changed regarding health and wellness since co-hosting the show? She is taking health a lot more seriously now. Nowadays, how are women approaching their health habits and their fertility, especially with Covid-19 Daily recommendations for women who are starting their pregnancy journey The “comparable” & how to address it? The Wellness Collective is a podcast for everyone who’s looking for tips on how to live a happier and healthier life. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-wellness-collective/ Nat Kringoudis has accepted the task of inspiring wellness, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their reproductive health. She believes this is the key to addressing the hormone imbalance and infertility epidemic. For Nat, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine has regularly featured in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert. She loves nothing more than to educate and talk about women’s health in a way that is simple and relatable. https://www.natkringoudis.com Cecelia is a voice actor, voice over artist, a radio show producer and audio producer, a podcast maker, a content creator and voice coach. Basically anything to do with making great audio is her area of enjoyment and expertise! With many years under her belt working in commercial radio and with the ABC, she has a great understanding of the process and an ear for good content plus the ability and passion to act quickly, and make things happen in the fast paced world of radio. Cecelia answered a wanted ad that Nat put out, ‘Wanted, someone to host a new podcast with me!’ They met, it worked and the rest was history! https://www.ceceliaramsdalevoice.com
July 02, 2020
Peace Of Mind Is Not A Luxury!
Hi guys! This is an important episode for me because I truly believe that “peace of mind,” is the greatest asset you could ever have. We have the power and ability to raise our vibrations, control where our energy goes and who receives it and can take responsibility to remind ourselves of the present moment. Today, I will be discussing in greater length, the three things that I do daily to help maintain peace of mind: Protect your energy and vibrations Do not try to control what you cannot control Remain grounded in the present moment I encourage you to listen and understand how important doing these on a daily basis is for your peace of mind. Let’s find balance and stay positive, together. Wishing you the best of health. Gunny Sodhi
June 24, 2020
Where Are You With Your 2020 Goals?
Believe it or not, we are now half way through 2020 and it is a good reminder to check in on the goals we had set at the start of the year. Have they shifted, pivoted, have you given up? Or have you stayed on track? I agree that 2020, has been the most unique year for probably everyone and perhaps a lot of these events may have thrown you off track or stopped you completely from pursuing your goals. But through it all there is a lesson. We have learned how important our health is, how important empathy towards one another is and how at the end, “change,” is a natural constant better to be welcomed than resisted. In today’s podcast, I would like to take these lessons and apply them to our goals; revisit your goals and start to make progress. There is still time to achieve your goals. How do you want to end 2020? Take a half year Audit, assess and execute. Start moving forward again. “A goal without a deadline is just a dream” - Rober Herjavec
June 11, 2020
Healing and Empowerment with Dr. Jessica Peatross, MD
In today's episode, I talk to Dr. Jessica Peatross about how our childhood, surroundings and nutrition can affect our immune system. After going through a severe car accident as a teenager where she sustained a fractured back, Dr. Jessica Peatross pushed herself to understand the science of healing and to provide better treatment of chronic pain than what could be provided with addictive narcotics. Dr. Jess is driven to change others’ lives through empowerment and true education about health through her practice and she shares with us the following: The importance of nutrition and overall health How our early development affects our immune system as adults The mold that already exists in our homes and how it can impact our health During this Covid-19 pandemic what are some preventative strategies we can do at home to help our bodies and support our immune system. This is a very fascinating talk as Dr. Peatross has been very vocal during this pandemic on how we hold the power and can begin to make changes to not only support our immune systems, but also positively impact our overall health. I hope you enjoy this episode! Wishing you the best of health. Gunny Sodhi. ----------------------------------- About Dr. Jessica Peatross: Dr. Jess is a board-certified medical doctor and a certified Gerson Practitioner. She is an expert in the areas of stealth infections, environmental toxicity, regenerative medicine, ozone, and cannabis. Her passion lies in uncovering the mystery behind the chronic illness, whether that be stealth infections, heavy metals, stress/trauma or other environmental toxicities. There are real, root cause answers for WHY the body might be malfunctioning. Trained in medicine at the University of Louisville, Dr. Jess experienced what many of her patients experienced: deep anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and adrenal dysfunction. She sought answers to uncover the root cause of disease – something she thought she had learned in medical school. After working as an M.D. in a hospital for 6 years, Dr. Jess realized that she needed to investigate alternatives to today’s modern medical industry, which “treats every ill with a pill.” She became trained in Gerson Therapy, functional medicine, nutrigenomics, and ozone in her efforts to help her patients with chronic disease solutions.
June 03, 2020
Making Meditation Simple & Accessible with Supreet Dhillon
We have all heard how great meditation is for us and many of us have even tried it to not really have it be a part of our daily routine. Today, I sit down with Supreet Dhillon, whose sole mission is to make Meditation accessible and simple for everyone. After going through a personal journey and seeing how meditation truly helped her move on and gain power over her emotions, Supreet knew she had to share this with the world. We discuss the following: Why Supreet chose meditation. Simple steps to start meditating. The three biggest misconceptions around meditation. How to turn a "I cannot meditate, I have tried it" into a “Yes” How meditation has personally benefited Supreet and those around her. A little bit about Supreet: Supreet is an engineer turned leadership trainer who is passionate about mediation. She has her own youtube channel “Grow with Supreet” and her purpose is to make meditation simple. You can also follow her on Instagram @growwithsupreet.
May 28, 2020
How Innovation Can Move Us Forward! - With Amit Rikhi
Today, we discuss how important Innovation is and how it can help us all move forward in these challenging times. I bring on my good friend, Amit Rikhi to discuss how being focused on innovation has helped him solve some big worldly problems. Amit has been an innovator & entrepreneur for over 20 years. He will share with us about his roll as National VP of Innovation at The American Cancer Society, and as now, the CEO of ZoneIn CBD. In our conversation we discuss the following: Why is innovation important? How to find innovation? How do we innovate at this time? Amit's experience as an Innovator & Entrepreneur How has his current company pivoted during Covid-19? "As an innovator and entrepreneur you need to know who you are, know our strengths and weaknesses and focus on your mission and passion." - Amit Rikhi Tune in to get more insight and learn how you can begin innovating your life and business now. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi. ------------------------ About Amit Rikhi: Amit's been an innovator and entrepreneur for over 20 years. His experience ranges from launching and selling new technology products throughout the world for large organizations, to leading innovation groups. In his last few roles, he was the Chief Business Development Officer for Viome (a healthtech company) and was also the National VP of Innovation at the American Cancer Society. He currently is the CEO of ZoneIn CBD, which he started with NFL legend Lofa Tatupu. Use code, "Rikhi" for 20% off.
May 20, 2020
The Importance of Nutrition & Ayurveda with Gauri Junnarkar
In this episode, we cover how important nutrition is and Ayurveda’s belief around nutrition, the mind-gut connection and the importance of massage with our guest Gauri Junnarkar. Gauri Jannarkar is an Author, International Keynote speaker and a Nutrition, Ayurveda & Wellness expert. She is the Founder & Director of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative and Holistic wellness practice in Dallas-Fort Worth,Texas. Gauri found her passion for Ayurveda at an early age and her experience intrigued her to learn more. Now her passion for Ayurveda and Nutrition are integrated and she is here to share the following with us: The importance of nutrition: Your strength, your health, your immunity is related to your gut fire Ayurveda has a very personalized approach to nutrition All our food should be individualized based on our Dosha type We must include in our daily food intake, all six different tastes of Ayurveda (sweet, salty, pungent, astringent, sour & bitter) The Important Mind & Gut Connection: Our Gut is our second brain We have neurotransmitters both in our brain as well as our gut. The gut and mind connection are in constant communication We must listen to our gut as stress and anxiety are felt there It is important to address stress in our wellness plan Massage: Massage is great for stress management What is Panchakarma massage and why is it recommended twice a year? How massage works to calm nerves and increase lymph flow. Listen in and learn more about Ayurveda and nutrition. Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
May 13, 2020
From Western to Eastern Medicine - A Journey To Find Health & Wellness with Dr. Kirti Kalidas, MD
In this episode, a special father figure to me joins the podcast. Dr. Kirti Kalidas, MD. We discuss Dr. Kalidas' journey as a physician toward wellness and healing and specifically his shift from a more Western philosophy to an Eastern one. Dr. Kalidas moved from South Africa in the late 1990s to Washington D.C. to do his medical residency. After practicing as an Internist for over 11 years and while searching how to address the root cause, instead of merely masking the symptoms he learned about Naturopathy. A pivotal point in his practice, he went back to school for Naturopathic Medicine and for the last 20 years he has focused on chronic illnesses, hormones, cancer amongst others. Dr. Kalidas shares with us his approach to healing, here are some highlights: Address the individual as an Individual The golden hours to know your patient’s history Look at all the areas at the beginning -genetics, basic lifestyle choices, immune system, toxic , hormonal To look deeper -Illness can be a consequence of a imbalance going on or a consequence of a previous treatment Learn to listen with your heart- truly be open minded to listen to the patient Dr. Kalidas also shares with us some things we can do during this unprecedented times Here are some suggestions: Stop feeding the negativity that will feed your stress- what you expose yourself to is very important. Do not deprive yourselves of basic needs of touch and feel and communicating Meditation will center yourself, exercise will be beneficial. Don't forget your water intake, and the importance of good sleep Dr. Kalidas does journaling daily in gratitude. Today is the only day we have, yesterday was an experience, tomorrow is something to look forward to, but we only have Now. The most challenging thing for a Covid patient is taking a breath- lack of oxygen. That is the biggest threat, and the fear that it creates. This pandemic brings a new realization to be grateful for the air we breathe. Dr Kalidas' take away from chronic illness is don't be stuck on one diagnosis. Be cognizant of all foundational work; take a step back and look at it as a multitude of things rather than one thing and approach healing from a different perspective. In his Orlando practice he treats the whole person, with a functional approach to provide a bridge to health, hope and healing. You can learn more about Dr. Kalidas and his practice by visiting the following link: https://drkalidas.com/ Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
May 06, 2020
Turning Your Passion Into A Business With Spiritual Gangster's Ian Lopatin
In this episode, I am super excited to be joined by Ian Lopatin, co-founder of Spiritual Gangster. We discussed his journey on beginning Spiritual Gangster and his insight on creating a business around your passion. As a law student in the early 90s, Ian encountered yoga and it changed his path. being a sign from the Universe that inspired him to create a chain of studios that combined his love for hip hop music with his practice. Through this, he generated a local movement grounded in connectedness and inclusivity. Ian and his wife eventually felt called to grow this movement and started Spiritual Gangster, a yoga-inspired clothing brand, with the desire to share their practice with a global community. They designed each collection with the intention to inspire high vibration living both on and off the mat. What started off as a passion project has now scaled into a successful business, inspiring a global community of Spiritual Gangsters. Ian discusses what it is like to be an entrepreneur and visionary and discusses what things we can do now due to Covid-19 restrictions. We discuss in greater detail the following with Ian: The business world has had to shift gears. Take this moment to slow down, spend time doing something physically active because this helps creativity flow. Take this chance to realign. When we are more open and trust the signs of the universe we can connect and create positivity, raising your vibrations. You have the opportunity to provide value to people with your business so figure out what you like and make sure you have a passion for what you are doing. Figure out your “why” and get started.... build momentum. We also talk about how important it is to have a vision for your business. In times of change stay disciplined and create habits and rituals that serve you as much as you can. Be adaptable and have the right mindset; this is the root of all success and learnings. As co-founder of Spiritual Gangster Ian has practiced gratitude, he has learned that as you grow and expand to become healthier you become wealthier. It is karmic when you raise peoples' vibrations and it comes back. His brand is not only clothing, it is creating a feeling, making people feel better, spreading good vibes and prosperity. Hope you enjoy and find value in this episode! Wishing you the best of health, Gunny Sodhi
April 29, 2020
Supporting Your Immune System & Reducing Stress at Home with Dr. Virender Sodhi, ND
With Covid-19 in all the headlines, the media coverage, the lockdowns, the new ideas around social distancing, fear continues to circulate in our psyche. Today, my goal is to help alleviate that fear and divert our attention to what is not being covered, the things you can do at home to maintain balance and support your mind, body and spirit. In this episode, our guest speaker by Dr. Virender Sodhi, ND gives us insight on what we can do to naturally strengthen our immune system and relieve stress while being at home. We cover the following: How to do breathing exercises to support the immune system, plus an interesting fact about walking in Mother Nature. What foods to consume and not to consume and their effects on your immune system. The importance of sleep and laughter on stress reduction. Tips on fluid intake and many other helpful takeaways.... This is the time to take care of ourselves, recharge and reset yourself to support your body in maintaining balance. Hope you enjoy and find value in this episode! Wishing you the best of health. Gunny
April 16, 2020
The Balancing Power of Creativity & How It Helps You Stay Positive :)
Hi guys! This is a special one for me because, quite honestly, I have been away from podcasting for a while now and it feels good get back at it. With the way things are right now, I feel there is an universal anxiety going around. This lead me to pick up the phone and speak to many of my mentors, friends and family members who are still able to be productive and positive during these times and see what they are doing to have the outlook they do. The interesting thing was that, they all had this "one" thing in common which I talk about in the podcast. Join me this week as I decided to do a "newsfast" and after speaking to many mentors I was encouraged to get back into creating and focusing on my creativity. When you focus on creative tasks your stress levels drop, you bring awareness to staying present and you are able to move forward. I will discuss some ways to exercise your creativity such as: Meditation Writing Journaling Painting Photography Remember you "can" control the negativity intake, take a break; explore your creativity. I encourage you to go within - Find balance and stay positive! Wishing you the best of health
April 09, 2020
Ayurvedically Balance & Support Your Immune System
In today's episode, I talk about how recently more than ever we are paying close attention to our immune system. With the Coronavirus hitting very close to home, keeping our immune system in balance and strong is key to maintaining balance. In this episode, I discuss an article written by Dr. Virender Sodhi on how to apply natural and Ayurvedic processes to help strengthen our immune system. I cover the following: How important the breathe is for helping to support and even stimulate the immune system. Some common things all of us can do to reduce the allergic load in our homes. How reducing your sugar and dairy intake supports your immune system. Take antioxidants - we mention some of Dr. Sodhi's favorites. The importance of sleep and stress reduction and many other helpful tips.... Remember the most important thing to do during this time is to stay calm and support you body in maintaining balance. Make sure to take safe precautions for you and your family and consume news and information from reliable resources. Wishing you the best of health.
March 12, 2020
Life Before & After Ayurveda - Our Co Founders Ayurvedic Journey
Join us today as our co-founder, Dr. Kirat Sodhi, explains her Ayurvedic journey and what she thought of Ayurveda before her marriage to Gunny and afterwards. She discusses the following: How even living in India Ayurveda is looked at quite differently than it is in the US. How she believed that medicine and supplements were the same Her first time taking supplements and what she used them for When she really began to believe in the power of Ayurveda and how it impacted her personally How she lives her life daily to help her achieve balance and thrive Enjoy and wishing you the best of health.
March 05, 2020
Sleep - Your Most Balancing Super Power!
How seriously do you take your sleep when it comes to your health, performance and overall happiness? That is what I wanted to tackle this week as this is a very heavily discussed topic. But I wanted to dive deep and see what Ayurveda says about sleep and how it can impact the mind, body & soul. I cover the following: How the right amount and restful sleep actually rejuvenates us when we rest. How Ayurveda considers restful sleep as important as a wholesome diet. Tips and evening rituals to help achieve restful sleep and calming the mind before sleep I hope you guys enjoy and really take the time to evaluate your sleep and how important it is for your overall health. Wishing you the best of health.
February 27, 2020
Self Care Rituals - Develop A Path To Balance
When was the last time you thought about self-care? In this episode, we dive deep into how important incorporating a daily self-care ritual can be for obtaining a balanced life. Gunny cover's how self-care is not a one size fits all approach, but rather something that should feel intuitively in alignment with your mind and body. Learn how self-care covers the physical, mental, social, emotion and spiritual elements and how you can find what works best for your specific mind/body type. We hope you enjoy this episode and it helps you incorporate the right self-care ritual for you! Wishing you the best of health.
February 20, 2020
How To Move Through Grief & Regain Balance
This is something that is very near and dear to me because I was incredibly impacted by grief years ago when my brother passed. The emotions, thoughts, fears and physical sensations can be overwhelming and scary, but if you begin to see grief for what it truly is, the bodies natural response to "change" you can let it run its course and not get stuck in it, but rather come out having a better understanding of how the mind and body work. In this episode, I share my experience with grief and the "ONE" thing that helped me completely pivot and honor and move through my grief. I also offer tips on what we can naturally do to help us move through the grief and regain the balance. I also felt, it was important for me to share this as I found many around me struggling with the recent death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the other individuals involved in the helicopter crash, that I felt like I wanted to share my experience and hopefully through it, provide help and value to those who are struggling at the moment. I hope you find value and most importantly are able to form a new relationship with the grieving process. Wishing you the best of health!
February 13, 2020
Balancing Your Finances with Mick Nijher, CPA
This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my oldest friends and more like a brother, Mick Nijher. CPA. We discussed the importance of financial balance and how we can start the conversation around finances and begin to take control over them and not let them have control over us. We discussed how finances can be a very stressful topic, but how the stress around money and finances once understood and educated can be relieved. In addition, we discuss what it really means to take out a credit card and how they can be rewarding and some of the do's and don'ts around buying your first home. Finally - we discuss how important it is to have a plan around money/finances and getting in the habit of doing a monthly budget which helps you know where your money is going and if you are in alignment with your financial goals. "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett
February 07, 2020
10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation
This week, Gunny shares a quick 10 minute mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness can help you relieve stress, improve your body systems, and bring your body and mind back into balance. It takes only 10 minutes a day to give yourself the helping hand to a balanced path!
January 30, 2020
Balancing Your Life with Radical Love - Rosie Acosta
This week, Gunny is joined by the wonderful Rosie Acosta! Rosie is an Inspirational Speaker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer, a Holistic Health Coach, as well as the founder of Radically Loved: Yoga, Health + Wellness and host of Radically Loved Radio. She has an incredibly inspiring life story and journey into her balanced lifestyle. Through the power of meditation, yoga and mindfulness, Rosie has overcome a multitude of experiences to create a Radically Loved life - one that she is determined to spread to the world! Rosie grew up in East Los Angeles, during the L.A. Riots and had a chaotic upbringing dealing with PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. However, through the support of her tribe + mentors, yoga and meditation, she was able to transform her life. Today Rosie has had the privilege of teaching some of the World’s most Highly recognized Athletes including Kyrie Irving, Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks Team and Olympians Shalane Flanagan.
January 23, 2020
Balance Your Resolutions!
This week, Gunny checks in for a quick minute to talk about your New Year’s Resolutions. Research shows that most people tend to give up or let go of their drive for their resolutions mid-January. Gunny shares some ideas to keep you motivated and push yourself to achieve your goals in 2020! It’s a long process, and it might not always be easy, but Gunny talks about how to align your resolutions and actions with your pillars, your non negotiables, and how to give yourself some credit and positive reinforcement for motivation.
January 16, 2020
The Balanced Return: How to Get Out of the Holiday Funk
This week, Gunny talks about how you can help yourself get out of the slow mindset of the holidays. The holidays are filled with food, lazing, and generally taking things lighter and slower. As January hits, the hustle and bustle of reality and routine creep up on you all too quickly. Gunny talks about how a routine of activity, meditation, gratitude and nature can help set you up for a balanced lifestyle in 2020.
January 09, 2020
The Balanced Relationship
Happy New Year! This week, Gunny is joined by his business partner and life partner, his wife Dr. Kirat Sodhi. Together, they discuss how they strive to maintain a balanced relationship while juggling a toddler, their careers, and running their own business. They share the importance of communication, goals, routine, and creating a new lifestyle through mutual respect, love, and understanding. Creating a balanced lifestyle with your partner might seem difficult, but Gunny and Kirat have the tips you need to help you on your balancing journey!
January 02, 2020
A Quick 10 Minute Meditation: Holiday Edition!
This week, Gunny shares a quick 10 minute meditation to help you recenter yourself. Using the power of gratitude and calm, Gunny talks through how this can help you bring back balance during the hectic, and sometimes stressful, holiday season!
December 19, 2019
Let’s Check In - How Balanced is Your Life?
This week, Gunny reflects on an article he read on Inc.com about organizing time to keep your life balanced. He discusses and draws back to planning your life around your pillars and the importance behind keeping yourself in check. Gunny goes in depth on how to help yourself audit your life before creating your upcoming New Year’s resolutions!
December 12, 2019
Your Balancing Toolbox - Tool #4: Aromatherapy
Ever walked by a Starbucks and felt a sense of warmth at the smell of coffee wafting out of the store? That’s aromatherapy working in its prime form! This week, Gunny talks about the science behind aromatherapy, and how you can utilize essential oils to help balance your mind and body. Gunny also announces YouVeda’s My Essential Oils line - coming out mid December! Available in a handy roll-on form, they're perfect for instant calming and soothing for your mind and body. My Essential Oils will be available and complementary to My Healthy Mood, My Healthy Digestion, My Healthy Immunity, and My Healthy Joints! Check it out on www.youveda.com/shop/!
December 05, 2019
The Balanced Holiday: Body AND Mind
This week, Gunny is joined by Nadia Shalwani of Nadia’s Nutrition to talk about how to keep yourself motivated to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle during the holiday season. Their conversation hits deeper topics such as how to handle the emotional and mental stress that could come up around family and food. Nadia shares her tips on how to stay positive and help your mental health during this time and how food is not the answer! Tune in to learn more on how to keep yourself motivated during the holidays.
November 29, 2019
The Balanced Mind: What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
This week, Gunny is joined by Dr. Sodhi, the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the US. They discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as it is increasingly common in people these days. Dr. Sodhi provides the Ayurvedic perspective on why SAD occurs, how to prevent it, and tips on how to handle SAD should you feel yourself experiencing symptoms. Gunny and Dr. Sodhi highlight on the importance of keeping in tune with Mother Nature and the important role the sun plays in helping us balance our mind and body.
November 21, 2019
10 Tips to Handle the Holidays with Your Family
The holidays are upon us! This week Gunny shares his top 10 tips on how to balance family with the inevitable stress that comes up around this time of year. Holiday induced stress with family can lead to tense gatherings and an overall negative holiday season. Try out some of the tips Gunny shares to create a wholesome, balanced, and warm family holiday season!
November 14, 2019
What’s Inside is Outside
This week, Gunny dives into how you can control your life starting from within. Your external life is a reflection of your internal life. Gunny discusses what he tries to implement in his day to day to achieve balance by following this principle. Life brings to you what you thinketh - a beautiful quote to motivate yourself to think positive, and think forward to help yourself reach your personal balance.
November 07, 2019
The Balanced Transition
This week, Gunny provides a few quick tips to ease your transition into the winter months. As the days get shorter and colder, it is increasingly difficult to push yourself towards a balanced lifestyle. Gunny discusses tips on eating habits, scheduling, and even dives into the Ayurvedic dosha that is heightened at this time of year.
October 31, 2019
The Balanced Bits! Ft. Dr. Brianne Grogan
This week, Gunny is joined by Dr. Brianne Grogan, the founder and creator of FemFusionFitness. With over ten million views on YouTube, articles featured on MindBodyGreen, and a 5-star reviewed book, Dr. Brianne Grogan, PT, DPT is a respected voice in the field of women’s health and wellness. She describes her YouTube channel as “the home of core + pelvic floor friendly fitness,” and is loved by her viewers for her down-to-earth, compassionate approach. Gunny and Dr. Grogan discuss their health journeys, battles with anxiety and depression, and the importance of health in rebalancing your life. Dr. Grogan goes deeper into the issues women face when approaching their health journey, and her push into spreading the word on the importance of pelvic fitness for women, and men as well. A captivating conversation around the importance of staying grounded in a rapidly changing health and wellness industry, and how your health can play such an integral role in balancing your life. Visit Dr. Bri on YouTube and find her on Instagram: youtube.com/femfusionfitness, instagram.com/femfusionfitness
October 24, 2019
Your Balancing Toolbox - Tool #3: Passion
This week, Gunny talks about the importance of having a passion in your life. Your passion can make your lifestyle and emotional and mental health exponentially better - but how do you know what it is? Gunny gives a few steps to take to help you discover your passion, in a simple way. Use your passion to balance your life - just another tool for your Balancing Toolbox.
October 17, 2019
Your Balancing Toolbox - Tool #2: Meditations
This week, Gunny shares 2 handy meditations to use to help calm your mind and body. The first one is designed to help you keep your cool when stuck in traffic or even if you find yourself with a minute to yourself only while driving. The second meditation is designed to help your mind relax before going to sleep. Gunny touches on the importance of letting go and the impact it can have in calming your mind.
October 10, 2019
Your Balancing Toolbox - Tool #1: Supplements
Supplements have a bad rep, when they’re really only meant to help your body replenish the vitamins and minerals it needs. Your first recommended tool in your toolbox to balance your life: Check in with your body - what’s it asking for? Michael Schaeffer of Michael Schaeffer LLC joins Gunny on this week’s episode to discuss the ins and outs of the supplement industry. As a leading and key player in the industry for years, Michael Schaeffer has the inside scoop on how to maneuver the waters when beginning to implement supplements into your life. Gunny and Michael discuss fads of the health and wellness industry, the benefits of supplements, and the increasing importance of safety measures when producing supplements.
October 03, 2019
What’s Stopping You?
Join Gunny as he discusses his own experiences with self-limiting beliefs. We all do it - there’s no shame in admitting that we put ourselves down and stop ourselves from achieving our best balance. Let’s work together to change that. Gunny has tips and tricks he himself has tried out that he shares. It’s all about convincing your mind that you, too, can achieve anything you set your mind to.
September 26, 2019
The Power You Didn’t Know You Had: Positivity
Join Gunny as he discusses the Power of Positivity on this week’s episode. He discusses the annoying cliches people throw at you, as well as tips and tricks on how to reframe the word positivity to fit your lifestyle.
September 18, 2019
The Balanced Ritual: Self-Care
Join Gunny as he discusses a quick take on the importance of self care and debunks the myth behind it. Gunny offers tips and tricks to give yourself the kindness it deserves and needs before offering it to others.
September 12, 2019
The Balanced Diet: The Importance of Nutrition
This week’s episode features Nadia Shalwani from Nadia’s Nutrition. Gunny and Nadia discuss the importance of being aware of your eating habits and the role it plays in balancing your lifestyle. They take a deep dive into the mind-body connection, fad diets, and their own experiences, as well as some quick tips on how to create self awareness of your diet from both a coaching perspective, and an Ayurvedic point of view.
September 05, 2019
How to Balance Fear: Say F*ck it!
We all have “that one thing” we have yet to accomplish. What’s holding us back? A four lettered word: fear. Fear plays such a deep rooted role in our conscious decision-making abilities, but why? Join Gunny as he explores the impact of fear in our lives and the imbalances it can create towards our journey to a happier life. He discusses how fear can simply be redefined into a brand new acronym - steps to push yourself beyond your fears. The most simple way to deal with fear? Say f*ck it!
August 28, 2019
The Balancing Power of Gratitude
How often are we consciously grateful in our daily routines? Gunny discusses the importance of gratitude - how it can stimulate mental health, positive growth, and the impact it can have on your life. From his own experiences with learning how to be grateful through trying times, to figuring out how to get into a “gratitude routine”, he urges all of us to start working on this process together. Follow along as Gunny provides a quick meditation as well - a simple grounding tool you can take advantage of in your balancing journey!
August 22, 2019
The Balanced Hustle
A dive in to how focusing on the #grind can #hurt our bodies and mind. Gunny talks about how FOMO and constant comparing creates a diversion from what really matters when trying to achieve one’s goals. He takes a look at some of the greats - examples of people who have introduced balancing techniques to help them in their day to day, while running multi billion dollar companies/lifestyles. Join the conversation as he shares a few tips and tricks to stay in the hustle, while being mindful of your mind and body.
August 08, 2019
The Balanced Body and Mind
An in depth look at Ayurveda and how you can utilize the science to support balancing your life with Dr. Virender Sodhi.
August 02, 2019
The Balanced Plan
Simplify the process of creating a balanced lifestyle. Gunny talks about 3 main tips and the why and how of establishing balance around them.
July 25, 2019
Introducing The Balanced Being Podcast with Gunny Sodhi
The Balanced Being: Your Life Made Simple with Gunny Sodhi
July 18, 2019