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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.

The Balanced Being Podcast with Gunny Sodhi Gunny Sodhi

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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

    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/

    • 30 min
    How to Have More Energy Now! 5 Ayurvedic Secrets To Have More Energy

    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

    • 9 min
    Top 3 Mind-Blowing Concepts I learned After Attending Tony Robbins “Unleash The Power Within & Business Mastery” - You need to know about

    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
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    • 18 min
    How to Beat The Holiday Stress with Dr. Meenakshi Gupta

    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

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    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

    • 17 min
    Elena Brower on Her Yoga and Outreach Journey

    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

    • 27 min
    Why having an “ALWAYS BE LEARNING” mindset can separate you from everyone else!

    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.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

MarinellaRU ,

Forever grateful

Thank you, Gunni, for these podcasts! Listening to you like listening to a close friend or brother. Thank you for opening up about your own tricks, bringing amazing people to share their daily routines, wisdom quotes and wonderful content! You do a great job at explaining complex stuff in simple terms, and you do it in a very cheerful way! Keep it up, and thank you for putting so many pieces of the puzzle into meaningful way of living our lives in balance of mind, soul and spirit!

nathill734 ,

True, holistic, wisdom

On all of our paths to find truth, this resonates deeply with my soul. Not only does Gunni provide tangible tips to living in equanimity but also the big picture of why it matters to be our best selves so we can contribute our light to others.

My gratitude to this podcast and the light it spreads.

Paras16 ,

Wonderful

Wonderful effort, great insight!!

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