Ra is the owner of Kriya of the Week, which offers a short daily practice for people to get into meditation and working with their energy. It is based on an accumulation of techniques from his many years of gym ownership, a lifetime of competitive athletics, studies in psychology, and multidimensional energetic techniques from around the world. This interview shouldn't be taken as an endorsement for Ra's practices—which come from ancient traditional medicine rather than science. I leave the listener to decide what to take away from this rather interesting conversation off the beaten path.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How a wellness-obsessed hockey player from the nation's second-most unhealthy state moved to California and reinvented himself as Ra of Earth.

  • What Ra learned by spending most of his day on the beach under the California sun instead of sweating it out for hours at the gym and still performing at a competitive athletic level.

  • The numerous traditions, observations, serendipitous encounters, and entities that inform Ra's controversial regimens and practices.

  • Ra's philosophy of yoga and how he sees the body as a piece of technology akin to a smartphone.

  • How ice baths, breath work, fasting, hormesis, and self-flagellation break us down to build us up.

  • And so much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Kriya of the Week

Kriya of the Week at Instagram

Ra of Earth's Website

Ra of Earth at Instagram

Ra, Ancient Egypt Online

Introduction to Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness, HuffPost

Channeling & Spirit Guides: Voices From Within, Not Beyond, LiveScience

List of Modern Channelled Texts, Wikipedia

How Psychedelics Might Fix Our Mental Health Crisis | Michael Pollan, The Genius Life 57

Atlantis Legend, National Geographic

Lemuria: The Fabled Lost Continent That Turned Out To Be Real -- Almost, ATI

Living Maya Time, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

The Astrological Ages, Astrolada

As Solar Wind Blows, Our Heliosphere Balloons, NASA

Standing Tall: Egypt’s Great Pyramids, National Geographic

The Wim Hof Method

Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being, NCCIH

Mantak Chia

The Life of An Egyptian Initiate, Crystalinks

Hormesis Defined, Ageing Research Reviews

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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