Podcast: Why is meditation important?

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In this episode, let’s dive into something that you can do every single day to relax your nervous system.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

The benefits of meditation

Eustress vs distress

Combining meditation and breathwork

Key Takeaways:

The autonomic nervous system in the body has two branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.

The sympathetic branch is what we typically think of as the fight-flight-freeze.

A healthy nervous system will move between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic all day.

Meditation allows us to consciously move from sympathetic to parasympathetic.

Meditation doesn’t need to involve technology or anyone else. It is the most democratically available powerful way of changing your physiological response to things.

Action Steps:

Practice meditation.

Combine your meditation sessions with breathwork.

Leanne said:

“I think [meditation] is an incredibly powerful thing for altering and, to a degree, controlling your physiological response to things.”

“Meditation or breathwork or the two combined really help you to change the emotional soundtrack in your mind.”

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