April 12, 2017
Meditation for insomnia?
Meditation as an alternative to a cup of coffee?
Meditation for mind blowing sex?
My guest on today's podcast has cracked the code on what kind of meditation works for all these goals, and for many more. Her name is Emily Fletcher, and Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the world’s first online meditation training. Her mission is to make meditation attractive and accessible to people who are ready to up-level their performance and their lives. Recently featured in The New York Times, named top 100 women in wellness to watch and regarded as one of the leading experts in Vedic meditation, Emily has been invited by companies like Google, Barclays Bank, sweetgreen, & Viacom to help improve company performance through meditation.
She began her ten years of training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to teach after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits meditation provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers & A Chorus Line.
Emily has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Summit Series, A-Fest and The Omega Center. So far, she has taught over 5,100 people to become self-sufficient meditators with this game changing practice to take with them for life.
Here is a Sleep zivaMeditation by Emily Fletcher:
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-How Emily went from being a Broadway actress to meditation…[7:55]
-The new science of gratitude, and why you don't even need to think of something that you're actually grateful for…[12:20]
-Why Emily does “lazy man's” meditation…[16:25]
-How your body has a built-in mechanism to become less tasty to predators when you are stressed (and how this can make your skin ugly)…[21:10]
-Why stress makes you stupid, and what you can do about it…[26:25]
-The best way to do “cross-training” for your brain…[34:50]
-What a sample meditation session would look like for energized focus if you, say, didn't want to drink a cup of coffee…[43:42]
-How you can use meditation to get the equivalent of taking a power nap…[49:10]
-The best form of meditation for sleep or insomnia…[62:30]
-How to use meditation to help you have mind-blowing sex, and the specific chemicals that can inhibit female orgasm and erectile dysfunction…[68:40]
-What Emily thinks of all the newfangled ways to meditate like the Muse headband and the Headspace app…[73:00]
-How about neurofeedback as a way to “shortcut” the brain into meditation…have you ever experimented with that? [76:40]
-And much more…
Resources from this episode:
–Ziva Meditation (Use code: BEN50 to save $50)
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Emily or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!