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Kushal Choksi: Finding Clarity, Purpose, & Meaning Through Breathwork
2nd September 2021 • From Doctor To Patient • Dr Diva Nagula
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Kushal Choksi started his career as a quantitative analyst with Goldman Sachs. He left Goldman Sachs as a Vice President of Asset Management to join Athilon, an investment fund. As a Managing Director at Athilon, he helped ramp up a $45 billion portfolio before the fund was acquired by EBF Associates. He then moved to India to join BlackRock’s Fixed Income business as a Senior Vice President, where he managed billions of dollars in the company's flagship mutual funds.

After returning to New York, he submitted to his passion for entrepreneurship and started his own tech startup. His content distribution venture, Hubbl, was acquired by Airpush within two years. He then started a proprietary trading venture, Clavileno Capital which later merged with ARB Trading Group.

He and his wife now run Elements Truffles, a New York-based artisanal chocolate company built on values of Ayurveda, sustainability, giving back and ethical trade.

Kushal is a trainer of personal development, meditation, wellness, and leadership programs for the Art of Living Foundation. He has taught secrets of breathwork and meditation to thousands across the US, Europe, and Asia. He serves on the US board of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV).

3:55 How surviving 9/11 affected Kushal's life and search for meaning.

9:41 A chance encounter with breathwork and meditation that started Kushal on a path of deeper transformation.

18:43 Kushal unpacks the various personal benefits of the SKY breathwork he has experienced since first learning it.

21:14 Explaining the mechanisms behind the efficacy of the SKY breathwork technique.

26:49:00 Will loosening the grip of the mind also make us lose our edge or spark? — Kushal weighs in from his own experience and wisdom.

29:32:00 How practices like the SKY breathwork compare and mix with other meditation techniques.

32:54:00 Calming the nervous system and achieving a state of oneness and connection through breathwork.

38:04:00 How to join a SKY breathwork workshop.

39:21:00 Kushal shares about his new book, "On A Wing And A Prayer."

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