Emily Fletcher 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.
Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and author of Stress Less, Accomplish More. Take a listen to find out how to go from being full of need and seeking fulfillment, to being fulfilled and looking for need.Find out more about Emily's book, Stress Less, Accomplish More.Go check out Ziva Meditation and get on board at zivameditation.comListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and even have the opportunity to have your favorite episode re-aired on a Friday! Just visit unmistakablecreative.com/tribe to sign up.UNMISTAKABLE CREATIVE PRIMEWe are launching Unmistakable Creative Prime, exclusive access to all our new monthly courses, group coaching calls, live chats with former guests as well as access to a keyword search engine of our entire podcast catalogue and much, much more. To find out more, visit UnmistakableCreative.com/Prime  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  (use code BEN to save $50) and the creator of zivaONLINE, 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. is a new book by Emily. For the book, she specifically developed a novel meditation technique for working people with busy lives. Now, you can learn to recharge anywhere, anytime – at home or at your desk. All you need is a few minutes and a chair (no apps, incense, or finger cymbals required). But this is not just another meditation book. In it, Emily teaches a cool trifecta of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manifesting to improve your personal and professional performance, clarity, health, and sleep. You learn how to cultivate Mindfulness through brief but powerful exercises that will help you stop wasting time stressing. Plus, you’ll get Manifesting tools to help you get crystal clear on your personal and professional goals for the future. I'm digging it (and I'm usually NOT a fan of woo-woo meditation books). . During our discussion, you'll discover: -How the Meditation Shame Spiral undermines efforts at meditation [7:25] Activity: "My brain is too crazy; my stress is special" Time: "I want to meditate, but I just don't have time" Broken promises to self; personal integrity No one has time to waste (return on investment) Stress is responsible for 90% of all doctor's visits Autonomic nervous system dysfunction is related to most disease You're not spending time; you're investing time meditating -Why meditation doesn't replace the importance of quality sleep [13:50] Chemical reactions in the brain to sleep and meditation are very different Nature doesn't allow the human body to be in deep relaxation physically and mentally at the same time Meditation is more relaxing, but is a different type of rest than sleep Curing insomnia is the #1 benefit that people report after starting meditation -Adaptation energy [16:30] Stressors vs. Demands affect your ability to adapt to circumstances When depleted of adaptation energy, you break (straw that breaks the camel's back) We act and react according to the baseline stress levels in our nervous system Meditation doesn't change or remove the stressors; it replenishes our adaptation energy Indicative of higher interplay between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems People are attracted to people who know how to to adapt (higher HRV) Chronic, staying stress is the killer -Whether or not committing to a meditation regimen creates more stress [22:45] If you become self-sufficient with meditation, you'll have more time in your day, and you'll lose dependency on toys, gadgets, etc. Your body will be functioning as it was designed to function -How the anatomical structure of the brain can change with meditation [26:00] Corpus callosum connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain It's proven that meditation thickens the corpus callosum (strengthens the connection) Great way to come up with the witty comeback when it really matters Nootropics has a similar effect -The effect of meditation on our neurons [31:30] -The effects on telomere length [34:35] Telomere is like the plastic casing on the end of a shoelace; chronic stress weakens the telomere and impacts the body age -The nitty gritty of how Ziva meditation works [37:30] Three "M's": Mindfulness, meditating, manifesting Mindfulness: The art of bringing your awareness into the present moment (not synonymous with meditation) Meditation: alleviates stress from today as well as from the past Manifesting: Your thoughts become things It is inspired by Nishkam karma yoga Nishkam: "hardly taken" Karma: "action" Yoga: "union" "A union attained by action hardly taken" Many modern meditation techniques, apps, etc. are derived from meditation intended for monks; this is why it's perceived as difficult to the busy person Use of mantras: Mantra means "mind vehicle" Transition from left brain thinking to right brain being "The ultimate meditation hack" Don't mistake simplicity for weakness -What is the "super power pose" [54:15] When you're scared or stressed, we start to concave Our emotions respond to our body, and vice versa -What is black pepper tea, and what does it have to do with meditation? [59:06] Put 6-8 grinds of organic black pepper into a mug and pour boiling water over Self-induced fever Would it enhance a sauna experience? First person to try it and report their results via a comment below will receive a gift registration to Ziva online -And much more Resources from this episode: - (use code BEN to save $50) -BGF podcasts mentioned:  (telomere testing) (transcendental meditation) - -Book: -Book: -Book: - -Book:  by Amy Cuddy -Book: - - Episode sponsors: -: One of the most comprehensive resources on how to personalize your meditation practice based on your own goals. -: The performance tool that is changing the way people track their fitness and optimize their training. Save $30 off your order when you use discount code: GREENFIELD -: A wellness company specializing in innovative nutraceuticals made from healing hive compounds and plant-based ingredients. 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Emily Fletcher (IG: @emilystellafletcher) is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book Stress Less, Accomplish More debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, and Harvard Business School. In this episode, we discuss: Emily achieving her goal of performing on broadway The happiness of pursuit Finding meditation Developing the Ziva Technique Vedic meditation Different types of meditation The art of mindfulness Find your mantra Om vs. aum 2x breath Secrets to manifesting What is adaption energy? Rest heals the body Close the stress windows Meditation is the new caffeine Rewiring the brain with psychedelics Benefits of EMDR The purpose of Vipassana The meaning of Ziva How motherhood humbled Emily Practicing Ziva before pregnancy Moving daily Meditation training in India Eating “Paleo Veda” Fully enjoying life Show sponsors: Sproos <== 10% off all Sproos products & free shipping on orders over $40 Kettle & Fire <== 20% off all Kettle & Fire products Four Sigmatic <== 15% off all Four Sigmatic products (free shipping on orders $100 or more) Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Related links: Tap here to go to our show notes to download the worksheet for this episode Emily Fletcher - Stress Less, Accomplish More (book) Emily Fletcher's website (Ziva Meditation) Follow Ziva Meditation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Headspace (app) Calm (app) 21-Day Meditation (app) Michael Miller John Mackey (books) Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episodes #061 and #159) Michael Pollan - How To Change Your Mind (book) Listen to Aubrey Marcus previously on TUHP (episode #233) EMDR Therapy Vega - Chocolate Protein Powder Transcript: Tap here to go to the show notes to view/download the transcript Related episodes: 296: Dr. Joe Dispenza – Becoming Supernatural, Reprogram Your Mind, Trust Your Intuition 295: Dr. Andrew Weil – Cooking As A Form Of Meditation, Moods Are Contagious, Microdosing Psilocybin 293: Mark Manson – We All Need Hope • Meditation Makes You Stronger • Happiness Is Overrated 259: Dr. Gabor Maté – Trauma, Addiction, & The Use Of Psychedelics 134: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra – Coffee, Exercise, Vitamin D, Nuts & Meditation… The Big Five Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and author of Stress Less, Accomplish More. Take a listen to find out how to go from being full of need and seeking fulfillment, to instead, being fulfilled and looking for need.How to Stress Less and Accomplish More With Emily Fletcher | Convert audio-to-text with SonixFind out more about Emily’s book, Stress Less, Accomplish More.Go check out Ziva Meditation and get on board at zivameditation.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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8
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6
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6 hours, 51 minutes