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“People say, ‘Quiet the mind and the soul shall speak.’ It should really be, ‘Quiet the mind and everything will start yelling at you.’ If the idea of slowing down and ‘shutting off your mind’ sounds scary to you, don’t let it be scary. Meditation is actually focusing all your mental power on only one thing, and you get to choose what that thing is.” – Kelly Smith


Intro

Be honest: Could you use a little more chill in your internal life? How about being less stressed and experience more joy, more relaxation, and more flow?

Well, in today’s episode I’m talking to the perfect guest for you: Kelly Smith, the globally celebrated yoga and meditation teacher who founded Yoga For You and hosts the podcast Mindful in Minutes.

Today we’re chatting about the reasons you should consider incorporating a daily meditation practice into your life and how meditation can be accessible for you no matter how busy you are.


Highlights:

  • 02:35 How Kelly realized the value of meditation in her own life
  • 05:30 How to start meditating with single-pointed focus
  • 11:00 Why meditation habits can be hard to keep even when they increase our quality of life
  • 17:50 Cultivating gratitude for distractions during meditation
  • 22:05 Social benefits of a daily meditation practice
  • 26:05 How meditation changes your brain activity to avoid stress and anxiety

Connect with Kelly Smith:

Kelly Smith is a globally celebrated yoga and meditation teacher, E-RYT 500 /YACEP, founder of Yoga For You, and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcasts, Mindful in Minutes and Meditation Mama. Kelly believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to yoga and meditation and encourages her students to find their own personal practice, listen to their bodies, and find inner joy by accessing their most authentic selves and owning their power. Kelly specializes in the nonphysical limbs of yoga and is best known for her master trainings in meditation, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and her international retreats.
You can find Kelly on her website yogaforyouonline.com, on Instagram @YogaForYouOnline, or by searching for her show Mindful In Minutes wherever you get your podcasts!


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