Akshay Nanavati is a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner and author. In this episode, Drew chats with Akshay about what it’s like to endure the most brutal environments on earth, pushing the limits of what we think is physically and mentally possible, as well as how exploring the darkest parts of your soul ultimately leads to seeing the light of the world in a whole new way. Transcend your fear in this powerful episode!
[04:05] What motivates Akshay to pursue the most difficult arenas of human endeavor, and what helped him re-assimilate with the world – and his true Self – after coming home from a deployment in Iraq.
[13:04] Why Akshay continues to put himself in the harshest environments on earth, and what you can learn from continually putting yourself in punishing situations.
[19:40] 7 Days of Darkness, what happens when you experience complete isolation for an extended period of time, and the importance of discovering your dark side.
[31:50] What life is like in Antarctica, taking a “number two” in a polar storm, and how Akshay got severe frostbite on his previous expedition to the South Pole.
[42:37] What Akshay does to mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepare for his harshest physical challenges, and his interesting practice of lucid dreaming.v
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