240: Niraj Naik on Healing through Breathwork, Nutrition, and Traditional Yogic Principles

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Today I'm chatting with Niraj Naik, a certified pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert. Having cured himself from Ulcerative Colitis, he is dedicated to helping others restore their health and improve their overall quality of life with holistic practices and lifestyle changes where stress and gut health is a contributing factor. A professional musician, Niraj has produced music that is used in wellness centres and spas internationally. Niraj is also the founder of SOMA Breath, the global breathwork movement taking the world by storm. He is a Mindvalley and Hay House author, creator of the world’s most viral infographic, a serial entrepreneur, and one of the world’s most sought after spiritual ceremony facilitators.

In this episode, Niraj shares the story of why he stopped being a pharmacist and how he used food to heal himself from Ulcerative Colitis. He discusses the pros and cons of plant-based, vegan, paleo, and carnivore diets, how Ayurvedic principles can be applied for healing, and how traditional yoga is much different than today's yoga. He also explains the science behind breathwork, how breathwork can be used for healing, and much more.

For more from Niraj, you can find him on Instagram (@the_renegade_pharmacist), at somabreath.com, and on Youtube.

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