Sanjib Nandi, a pharmacist by profession, was leading an unfulfilling life at 37 years old. “I was making a lot of money and living a comfortable life, but I was profoundly unhappy because of circumstances beyond my control. I felt like I was being pulled away from my happiness,” he recalls.
Lacking confidence, purpose and motivation, Sanjib was letting every day pass by while his dissatisfaction with life continued to grow.
He’d heard of the multiple benefits of meditation several times. Out of options to control his restless mind, he decided to try it for just a couple of minutes per day.
At first, it seemed like nothing was happening, but after one or two months, Sanjib noticed that the turbulence in his mind was diminishing. “I felt calmer, my anxiety and stress were definitely going down,” he states.
Once he began to see the benefits of meditation, he delved deeper into it and spent more time studying and practicing. He came to know about the different techniques and approaches to meditation, as well as the scientific evidence behind it.
This inertia would completely change Sanjib’s outlook on life and modify his habits. “Often, we cannot measure the benefits of meditation, but it definitely does something positive to us,” he asserts.
Sanjib explains that fear is one of the main reasons we avoid many things that would benefit us.
Fear holds us back and keeps us in a vicious cycle of heightened stress and unhappiness. At the same time, it prevents us from taking action to reduce them.
Meditation can break that cycle. Starting with just a few minutes every day, meditation acts like a small water flow that cuts through a stone until it opens up completely.
Research shows that meditation reduces the amygdala, the part of our brains most associated with fear. A meditation routine has proven to shrink the amygdala after eight weeks, but in Sanjib’s experience, the benefits can be seen sooner.
The effects of meditation cascaded to other areas of Sanjib’s life. “My stress level was lower, I was a little bit calmer, my reasoning was better and my concentration level improved.
I started implementing other healthier practices, like taking long walks. After a year of walking, my body said to me ‘You can run now’,” he states.
With just four running sessions and never having run a mile, Sanjib completed a half marathon in 2018 and a full marathon three months later, at the age of 41.
Sanjib found purpose after his dramatic change. He became passionate about sharing his journey with everybody and helping people enjoy a healthy, fulfilling life.
LUVO, Disrupting the Meditation App Space
Now, he has created LUVO, an app for iOS and Android with a unique design to help people improve every area of their lives by adopting healthier habits. “I believe everybody, in some way or another, is looking for health, happiness and success in the way they understand it. We are all struggling with these three things,” he asserts.
LUVO is designed with the goal of transforming their users’ habits, starting with meditation, and triggering the same life-changing effects Sanjib experienced.
“Meditation is the starting point,” he explains, “everybody speaks about different types of meditation for different areas of life, but we are dealing with the overall well-being of the individual. If you have stress or anxiety for whatever reason, you’ll have sleep issues, and if you have sleep issues, your performance will go down.”
Consequently, LUVO has an integrative approach to meditation and connects it with other powerful habits, like water intake, exercise, cold showers, sleep hygiene, mindset and energy flow.
LUVO leverages the growing research about electric and magnetic fields in the body that suggest changes in vibrational frequencies may affect our cells in ways that potentially benefit our health.
Sanjib explains: “Everything is energy and matter. If you use that energy in the right direction, it has the potential to change all other areas of your life in a dramatic way.”
LUVO is a step forward in this sense. While many apps include guided meditation in their functions, LUVO incorporates the concept of vibrational frequency that aligns with that of the user —a feature no other app includes so far and may substantially increase the benefits of meditation.
Its innovative approach merges the research related to human body energy with Hinduism’s conception of a system with seven interconnected energy centers called “chakras”.
Sanjib illustrates that Hinduism’s philosophy defines seven chakras that go from our naval center to our forehead (or crown). Every one of these energy centers is represented by a different color.
Research has shown different colors are produced by different wavelengths and frequencies of luminous energy. As the user moves from one level of meditation to the next, LUVO’s color will change to help the user align with the energy frequency related to that level of meditation.
Apart from this unique meditation system, the app includes several modules that encompass other areas that can help each user radically improve their wellness.LUVO also offers manifestation and high-performance meditation, which are based on the Law of Attraction. By taking advantage of LUVO’s wealth of choices users may soon manifest health, happiness and tremendous life success.
The app includes a heart rate monitor, a water intake log, a sleep tracker, a meditation module for specific goals, an exercise registry and a gratitude module that helps users stay focused on the good things they have in their lives.
Research shows the multiple benefits of the daily exercise of gratitude for physical health and psychological resilience. “We are always looking at the negative stuff. But there are so many things we can be grateful for and focusing on that helps us increase our energy and happiness,” Sanjib states.
With all these functionalities, Sanjib Nandi’s LUVO is set to become one of the best wellness apps on the market, one that looks at wellbeing from an integrated perspective.