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Today’s guest is Sanjay Rawal – an academically trained molecular biologist and neurobiologist turned devotee, philanthropist, and award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has inspired collaboration with the likes of Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker, Joe De Sana and Wyclef Jean.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes Omni Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, Omni Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “In order to get to bliss we need to move away from suffering.”
  • “Sometimes inflammation comes from a hectic, hairy lifestyle.”
  • “How can we make competition spiritual?”
  • “Burnout leads to you not listening to your body.”
  • “The heart is the portal to the infinite.”
  • “Peace itself is power.”
  • “You have to know where your heart is.”
  • “When you surrender yourself you gain power.”
  • “Are we using sport to become better people?”
  • “Inner peace is a source of outer power.”
  • “Ritual means finding meaning in the moments.”
  • “Success doesn’t mean self-transcendence, but progress means self-transcendance.”
  • “Spiritual progress in the body involves demolishing lethargy.”

Mentioned in This Episode

  • Why 99.9999% of spiritual teachers have no business being spiritual teachers
  • Getting to bliss through suffering and joy
  • Why active recovery comes from pulling strength from other aspects of our being
  • How to transform running into a form of prayer
  • Why ritualizing athletics can increase performance
  • Using sport to expand our identity and become better people
  • The backwards way we often respond to a sense of burnout
  • How to interpret injuries
  • What it means to pull from your heart-center and access heart-felt experiences during training
  • Surrendering to an experience of transcendence in the moment
  • The formula for self-transcendence
  • How to access happiness by expanding your capacities
  • Why the key to peak performance is aligning our body with our soul
  • How to turn training into a ritual

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