Episode 13

Meditation Takes You Deeper Than Sleep

With Light Watkins

Why do people meditate? Is it because they need to de-stress—or is it because they want to work smarter and be more productive? It actually can be both and much more. Many benefits can’t even be measured. But, it is a common experience that if you meditate you will feel better; you’ll feel more relaxed, calmer, and focused.

Today, on The Broken Brain Podcast, host Dhru Purohit and expert meditation teacher and author Light Watkins have a deep discussion about the power of meditation in your life. Light and Dhru talk about the history of meditation, different meditation types (including the style Light teaches), and very practical tips on getting started.

Light explains why meditation elicits a relaxation response that is deeper than sleep, why it’s important to have your back supported and sit in a comfortable place, and how his community events called The Shine are wholesome places for people to come together to lift each other up.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Some people say they don’t have time to meditate and I say that I don’t have time to not meditate. I’m much more productive—and happier—when I do. You can find this episode on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

PS – Find Light Watkins online, read his book Bliss More, or join him in person at The Shine. Light also hosts international meditation retreats in beautiful places around the world!

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What does successful meditation look like
    (1:48)
  2. The relaxation response that is deeper than sleep
    (9:30)
  3. Meditation types explained
    (15:25)
  4. What a consistent meditation practice offers
    (22:24)
  5. Steps to getting started
    (23:34)
  6. Light’s EASY meditation technique
    (26:44)
  7. What does it look like when Light meditates?
    (28:38)
  8. Fear of bringing up past trauma and pain while meditating
    (35:29)
  9. Real world benefits of meditating
    (40:30)
  10. Selling it all…Light reveals his new life
    (46:35)
  11. The Shine and bringing people together in real life
    (46:35)
  12. Making meditation a regular part of your life
    (1:02:56)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Light Watkins

Former Gap fashion model Light Watkins first began attending yoga classes and meditation circles in between castings in New York City. Since 1998, Light has been active in the wellness space, first as a practitioner, and later as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally in 2007 as a meditation teacher himself. He now travels the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation. Light’s most recent book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying (Random House) was released in 2018. He writes articles on meditation and happiness, leads sold-out meditation trainings and retreats, and produces The Shine—a global pop-up inspirational variety show with a mission to inspire. Light also sends out a popular daily inspirational email each morning called The Daily Dose of Inspiration.

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