Going with the Flow: Relieving the Effects of Stress on Your Body

Sara Webb-

Stress can be a normal part of life. What we must realize is that the effects of anxiety and stress seem obvious when we talk about our thoughts, but what about the harm to the body?  When it becomes overwhelming, it can affect our physical wellbeing.

Ep. 88

Getting a health diagnosis can flood our system with stress. Exactly what you don’t need when your body is trying to fight and heal.

Sara Webb joins me today to discuss how to access the power you have inside by getting aligned with yourself spiritually, through introspection, that begins with meditation. She shares her struggles and how meditation played a part in her recovery from the traumatic events she experienced. Sara is an author, motivational speaker, and certified yoga teacher.

…until I can calm my nervous system to the point that I feel like I have more clarity, because every time I get up from my meditation I feel like my thoughts are more organized. It’s been proven to actually connect areas of the brain which remain unconnected or disconnected when we’re under stress. It is magic in my opinion. I highly recommend it for anyone and everyone…especially if you are stressed!

Meditation has been proven to be an effective way to relieve stress and improve overall mental health. It is a practice that involves focusing attention on one thing at a time. It’s often used as a form of relaxation therapy, but it also helps people cope with stress. Research shows that regular meditation improves mood, sleep quality, and even immune system function.

With these techniques backed by science, you can process stress, improve daily happiness, and bring the best version of yourself to your own life.

In this episode, we’ll explore the effects of stress and the benefits of meditation and how you can start meditating today.

Sara talks about her practice of meditating 20 minutes twice a day and how that allowed her to see her life from a different perspective. She explains her journey of finding the right meditation for her and how it changed her life.

When it comes to our fight or flight responses, it can heighten our stress levels. Getting a health diagnosis can also flood our system with stress. When your cortisol levels increase it can affect your kidneys and your body negatively.

We can feel like there’s so much going on around us. We’re so busy doing and in our heads. Even though it seems counterintuitive to take time for meditation, it is actually what will help you become less busy by bringing your best self to everything you do. You could say it’s a holistic approach to your well-being, mind, body, and spirit.

You can learn more about Sara at SaraWebbSays.com

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Show notes:

Sara talks about her practice of meditating 20 minutes twice a day and how that allowed her to see her life from a different perspective. When it comes to our fight or flight responses, getting a health diagnosis can flood our system with stress. She explains her journey of finding the right meditation for her and how it changed her life.

Sara states that we are conscious of 0.04% of all the information that’s available to us, and the rest is processed subconsciously. Meditating allows us to tap into the subconscious. She suggests meditating in the car is a great space to start. Sara mentions that how we react to situations and circumstances is what really matters.

Sara speaks of the importance of a regular practice. Guided meditation is a great place to start but moving into a silent practice allows for those deeper thoughts to surface. She goes further in-depth on Transcendental Meditation being effortless to her.

Lorie speaks to how it’s counterintuitive that if you’re busy, there’s no time for meditation. But meditation is actually what will help you become less busy by bringing your best self to everything you do. Sara also talks about her journey as a writer and her book coming out. She also talks about her other ventures such as her coaching, preferring the term spiritual activist.

More about Sara:

Sara Maya Webb is an author, inspirational speaker, and self-proclaimed spiritual activist, dedicated to leading an intentional life and her mission of healing the world, one person at a time.

Sara incorporates personally-coined acronyms for participants to apply to their own healing ventures. 

Her book “LOOK LUSH” is a collection of poetry outlining her rise from the ashes after a multi-man rape, coming out of the closet, and getting sober / healing addiction through the power within ourselves in conjunction with nature.

Sara lives in Florida with her powerhouse wife, three brilliant children, and too many four-legged fur babies to mention.

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If you’re interested in learning more about meditation, there are several ways you can begin. You can learn how to do it yourself by reading books or watching instructional videos online. Or you can join a class at a local yoga studio or community center.

There are many different styles of meditation, so you should choose one that works well for you. Here are some tips to help you find the right style of meditation for you:

  • Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Choose a comfortable position. Sitting cross-legged on the floor is often recommended because it’s easy to maintain a steady posture while sitting still.
  • Start with just 5 minutes per day. This will give you time to focus on your breathing without feeling rushed.

By practicing mindfulness and other techniques, you can learn how to reduce stress in your daily life.

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Published by Lorie

Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

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