Altered States of Consciousness, Energy Vortexes, Breathwork Vs. Psychedelics, Dangers of Plant Medicine, Pairing Fasting With Prayer, Meditation & Breath, & Much More With Anahata Ananda.

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In the podcast episode “Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda.” and the article “Breath Vs. Psychedelics: How Breathwork Journeys Can Release DMT For A Psychedelic-Like Experience, Clear Emotional Trauma, & Re-Energize Your Body., I introduced you to my friend Anahata Ananda.

Recently, I returned to Anahata's hometown of Sedona, along with my business partner and Kion co-founder and CEO, Angelo Keely, to undergo a transformative breathwork session, during which both Angelo and I had some deep business insights and a profound physiological experience very similar to what one might experience from plant medicine or psychedelics!

Founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing, Anahata blends the compassion and tenderness of an angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. As a certified high-performance coach, Shamanic healer, and soul guide, Anahata has guided thousands of individuals through life shifts—helping them to heal core wounds, release their fears, open their hearts, and reclaim their power. She is the host of the internationally acclaimed Shamangelic Healing Podcast, which is designed as a platform for sharing deep authentic conversations and resources to address real-life issues. In Sedona, Anahata offers in-person sessions, ceremonies, and retreats as well as coaching, online courses, and virtual workshops.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Ben's paradigm shift in his message since he and Anahata last spoke on the podcast…6:45

-Why Sedona is special…10:35

  • Sedona is known as an “energy vortex”
  • Different parts of the world promote stress and inner peace
  • Minerals and crystals in the earth amplify energy in the air
  • People visit Sedona for healing, clarity, rejuvenation, spiritual connection
  • Much more accessible than Peru or Stonehenge
  • Energy vortexes around the world

-An overview of Anahata's work and services…14:50

-Inside the healing room…19:11

-Pairing sound healing with breathwork…27:15

-How Ben's business is mirroring his own spiritual journey…37:15

  • Ben and Angelo want Kion to be more than a supplements, health, and fitness company
  • Prioritize play, music, joy as a metric for the success of the business
  • Ben felt he had lost touch with the creative, artistic side he once embraced as a child
  • Trauma is a long-term disconnection from one's true self
  • Kion is branching out from exercise only, embracing artistic folk as part of the tribe
  • Play the long game vs. the short game when it comes to fitness and quality of life
  • Ben realized he craved a release of the masochistic lifestyle
  • He realized he would lose a portion of his audience but would gain a new audience

-Plant medicines contrasted with breathwork…47:45

  • Anything can be a medicine or a poison depending on how it's used
  • Anahata's use of plant medicine was not effective for a very long time
  • Very discerning, even on who gives her a massage
  • You may not be ready to see what the plant medicine is showing you
  • Many plants are not to be taken regularly, nor more than once
  • Climbing the mountain vs. being dropped off at the top by a helicopter
  • Healthy and unhealthy motivations (curiosity vs. envy or oneupmanship)
  • Serotonin syndrome

-The interplay between food and breathwork that can enhance or detract from the experience…1:01:15

  • A Hunger for God by John Piper
  • Better to eat light or fast prior to any spiritual practice
  • Hyper-oxygenating blood and brain, clearing out toxins and heavy metals
  • Thinner blood opens up channels for higher consciousness
  • What are you doing with the epiphanies you receive during sessions?

-Benefits derived, and sacrifices needed to achieve them from Ben's paradigm shift over the last several years…1:09:10

  • Deeper connection with wife and children
  • Change the perception of value on winning the race, being productive, etc.

-How to connect with Anahata and/or visit Sedona…1:13:30

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

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Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Anahata or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Since the original release of this content, Ben has changed many of his thoughts and practices regarding plant medicine. To learn more, please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

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2 thoughts on “Altered States of Consciousness, Energy Vortexes, Breathwork Vs. Psychedelics, Dangers of Plant Medicine, Pairing Fasting With Prayer, Meditation & Breath, & Much More With Anahata Ananda.

  1. Matthew halleran says:

    This was was an amazing pod cast,thank you so much,Anahata and Ben,so grateful!

  2. Ecat says:

    I spent a month and a half in Sedona last year. Very beautiful place!!! I did all the Sedona things while there. The vortexes, sound healing, earthing, labyrinth’s. I don’t buy into the whole vortex thing, and I was told while I was there that it was started by one of the tourist companies, but nonetheless Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on earth and anyone should visit if they get the chance. I’m planning on going again this spring!!

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