At the time my acne was at its worst, was one of the most stressful periods of my life. I was running a business learning about cash flow (the hard way), 10 contractors, was going to bed at 1am and waking up at 5.30/6am and constantly thinking about all the things I DIDN’T ever seem to get done.
At the time, I had no idea what that level of stress had upon my body. I also received a lot of advice to start meditating to help with my active monkey mind to try and help calm myself first, before calming my day out.
And I felt like I had tried EVERYTHING when it came to meditation and mindfulness, until I met Dandapani. He helped shift the way I thought about mindfulness, and walked through a simple systematic practice to take meditation step by step and letting me know that it’s ok for thoughts to cross your mind in meditation (apparently that’s normal, which I thought was a HUGE relief).
In this episode we cover:
Why stress impacts our health
How stress impacts our skin
What IS mindfulness
Is there a right way to ‘do’ meditation?
Should there be things I’m thinking, or not thinking in meditation?
Is there a specific way, time and place to meditate?
Why is it important to meditate?
How can we incorporate meditation into our frantic lives?
Why engaging in meditation at the start of each day can set us up for success
Connect with Dandapani here:
Website where he spoke about his mindfulness programs ⇒ https://dandapani.org/
I met Dandapani about 2 years ago at a Wired For Wonder conference held by one of Australia’s largest banks Commonwealth Bank which I was invited to. The recording of his session is on YouTube that I recommend you checkout ⇒ https://youtu.be/aMzBjtTsGd0
Tune in on SoundCloud [https://soundcloud.com/rebecca-mason-269782375/018-can-you-meditate-your-way-to-better-skin-with-guru-dandapani] or iTunes [https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-better-skin-better-life-show-with-rebecca-mason/id1287817485].