Find Your WAI with Lindsey Means

#17 - Meditation Isn't Woo-Woo Bullshit

September 30, 2019 WAI Society with Dan Uhle Season 2 Episode 17
Find Your WAI with Lindsey Means
#17 - Meditation Isn't Woo-Woo Bullshit
Show Notes


Welcome to Chapter 17 - Meditation Isn't Woo-Woo Bullshit! We are so excited to share our Meditation (Isn't Woo-Woo Bullshit) Guide with you! Click here to sign up for our newsletter and download the guide for free! 

In this episode, Dan and Lindsey talk all about Meditation! Here are some key takeaways.

What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation is a mental exercise that involves relaxation, focus, and awareness. 
  • Meditation is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body.

Meditation is practiced in one of three modes according to LiveandDare.com:

  • Concentration: focusing attention on a single object, internal or external (focused attention meditation)
  • Observation: paying attention to whatever is predominant in your experience in the present moment, without allowing the attention to get stuck on any particular thing (open-monitoring meditation)
  • Awareness: allowing awareness to remain present, undistracted and not engaged with either focusing or observing * Full Article Available Here

What Is Mindfulness?

  •  "The ability to be present, to rest in the here and now, fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment." - Headspace.com

WHAT IT ISN’T

  • "Isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. " - Headspace.com

WHAT IT IS

  • Deep Relaxation 
  • YOUR Time
  • Time to be selfish
  • Putting your thoughts/ego on standby

HOW TO

  • Breathing
  • Guided Meditations
  • Body Scans
  • Be the observer of your thoughts
  • Don't react
  • Smile
  • Talking to your self via self-love
  • Surrender
  • Stop trying so fucking hard

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