Science. Creativity. Humanity.
Raiza is a peak-performance consultant and an embodied leadership mentor training creatives, entrepreneurs, and executives in Flow Science. Flow is defined as the optimal state of consciousness where you feel your best and perform your best. Here, we learn to deploy cognitive frameworks for peak-performance and deep embodiment that lead to a high-flow lifestyle. She is an evolutionary activist on a mission to get our neurobiology to work for us, instead of against us.
She is the host of "The Flow Sutra" Podcast, where she discusses psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, wellness and ways to activate optimal states of consciousness.
Raiza grew up in India for 18 years, immersing herself in Yoga and meditation from a young age. A decade ago, she moved to the UK to pursue higher education in Engineering. After graduating, she found herself embedded in the management consulting world, where she successfully delivered on several multi-million-pound regulatory and transformation projects. However, frustrated by traditional models of corporate culture, she subsequently discovered her passion for facilitating organisational group flow and building high-trust cultures.
She is also a researcher on Flow States, a Keynote Speaker, Qualified Yoga Teacher, Breathwork Facilitator, Ecstatic Dance Facilitator, and DJ.
As an environmental activist, she facilitates events to raise money for disaster relief and environmental conservation.
You can find her courses, events, and workshops on www.raizasali.com. Follow @raizasali on Instagram for flow inspo.
10. Contemplative Neuroscience In The Corporate World With Lars Sandved Smith
I recently had a fascinating conversation with computational neuroscientist, Lars Sandved Smith. We've both had amazing experiences of working in the management consulting world with truly inspiring individuals and have also learned so much along the way. In contrast, we also talked about how constant interaction with the highly anxious and fibrilating nervous systems of colleagues led us both to burnout, and subsequently, the hospital. This, I realise, is becoming increasingly common. Through these conversations, I hope to bring more awareness to our colleagues who have been struggling to maintain a sense of groundedness during these turbulent times.
We touched on various fascinating topics:
- The link between contemplative practices (meditation, yoga, etc.) and neuroscience
- Questioning the maps and models we currently hold as beliefs and truths. Stepping back from our narrow world view and embracing the bigger picture.
- Being confident in the fact that we don't know what we don't know
- Contemplative practices leading to a sense of purpose. A Grounded nervous system, positive life experiences, and social interactions seem to arise naturally as a result of these practices.
- Altruism as being fundamental to systems theory and the evolution of the workplace
- The sense of urgency with which we should be approaching global cooperation and collaboration
I sense that you will find this conversation highly insightful.
You can find Lars' work with organisations at neuronsofpotential.com and connect with him on Linkedin (Lars Sandved Smith).
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com.
9. Fertility, Creativity, and Flow With Shara Raqs
Shara Raqs, inventor of muse cycles, wants to know what is the equivalent of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do for women? If the one inch punch portrays the heights of masculine physiology, what is the equal and opposite of that for women?
In this episode, I sit down with Shara and we talk about all things flow, fertility, and creativity. We express our joy about being women, our disappointment on the lack of awareness around cycle tracking, our period stories, goddess archetypes, and of course, the latest and hottest femtech currently on the market!
How do women work with their feminine biology to be in their optimum state, to discover their mental, physical and creative prowess?
What was fascinating to me about my conversation with Shara was not only the inherent beauty that exists within the female cycle but also how flow relates to us as women.
Simply put, women are flow. All we need to do is to tap into the magic of our own biology.
Join us as we candidly explore the magic of female biology!
You can find Shara's work here:
And of course, you can find me here:
Linkedin: Raiza Sali
8: Tech Detox: Are You A Slave Or Master To Your Tech? Thoughts On Navigating The Paradigm Shift
I love technology and I believe the exponential growth in tech will revolutionise our existence! However, have you really examined your relationship with your tech? Are you using the technology or are you being used by it? In this video, I talk about taking ownership of how we interact with technology and social media so that we learn to master this relationship. This, I believe, is fundamental to thriving in the new paradigm! I also talk about my thoughts on navigating the new paradigm shift brought to us through a global economic and health crisis. I touch on the importance of critical thinking and discernment when there is a lack of credible data available! Enjoy :)
If you have any questions, slide into my DMs @raizasali on insta
7. The Science Of Breathwork - The Real Secret To Getting High Off Your Own Supply
Breathwork is a powerful tool to alter your state of consciousness, calm your nervous system, boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, enhance productivity and tap into the infinite reservoir of creative juice. In this episode, learn more about the science behind breathwork and the ancient yogic breathing technique called Pranayam. I host regular, virtual, multi-sensory breath workshops here: www.raizasali.com/events. Come through and get high off your own supply :P
6. Democracy Is Dead, How The Media Is Brainwashing You And Why India Is Heading Towards A Holocaust
If you've been paying attention, you would know that democracy is dead on our planet. Existing systems of governance are nothing more than a ploy to control and manipulate the masses. In this episode, we explore the role that the media plays in brainwashing the public, spreading fear and hate, in an attempt to meet their self-serving agendas.
We explore the growing violence towards minorities, why it's reaching a critical point and why it's currently on a dangerous trajectory. Especially within the Muslim community in India, there are heinous crimes that are being perpetrated by the Indian Hindu Supremacist Government and violate their fundamental rights as human beings.
I bring to you solutions in hopes that it may spark ideas that can drive visionary change towards a tolerant, inclusive and harmonious future. I dive into why it's important to learn to think for yourself so that you can no longer be manipulated in the name of God or Government. I urge you to think deeply about your role in the destruction and elevation of our planet. It's time to stand up for your truth, it's time to elevate your consciousness.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the episode, slide into my DMs on instagram @raizasali or feel free to send me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. The Compassion Revolution - The Key To Saving The Planet And Your Health
Since love is in the air, I thought I'd share my version of love and compassion. Compassion is a revolution that will save our planet and our health! This episode explores Buddhist mythology and several high profile scientific studies conducted on Buddhist monks that revolutionised neuroscience.
Compassion is a trait that can be learned and a skill that can be trained. It is vital for healthcare workers such as nurses to embody these practices to prevent burnout and exhaustion. In the workplace, teams with compassionate leaders are much more likely to be productive and collaborative.
Compassion based meditation produces changes in the brain in as little as 8 hours of practice. This illustrates our biological preparedness for goodness. We are wired to be good and do good because it feels good. Loving-kindness boosts the brains circuitry for joy and happiness. By wishing others well, you actually end up happier.
Compassion is not a luxury anymore. It is vital for our survival on Earth.
As the Dalai Lama said, “The first person to benefit from compassion is the one who feels it”
It’s not god or government that drives morality. It’s in our biology.
We are primed for love. May all beings be free from suffering. May all beings be happy.
"Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu"
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AMAZING! I listened to the compassion revolution & so aligned with everything that rgg is sharing and what I am working on as well. Thank you for your time on researching and observing. You have such a sweet voice and provided many useful facts and numbers. And you really hit on all the key points on what matters most. Thank you thank you Goddess much love🙏🏼💓
So on point
Absolutely love these podcasts! So intelligent, calming, and real. ❤️