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Episode 45: Mastering Mindfulness with Dr. Leah Taylor and Taraleigh Weathers

Season 2, Ep. 45

In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah dive into mindfulness meditation to help you ditch the constant worry, overwhelm, and fear and find freedom from your thoughts. The two go over common myths of meditation including their own misconceptions that held them back. They share their personal experience of meditating for over 7 years, what they have gained from their practice, and tips and tricks to help you along the way. For the “Did you Know,” Dr. Leah shares 13 positive benefits of meditation and Taraleigh encourages you to put it into practice in the “Daily Jam.”


Dr. Leah Taylor is a High Priestess Healer who helps you let go of the stress, overwhelm, and struggle to live a life of ease, pleasure, and joy. She has a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and a Master’s in Somatic Psychology and is passionate about researching, speaking about, and teaching live music and movement as medicine. She is the founder and creator of Embodied Groove ™ an interactive movement experience designed to enhance the benefits of live music and raise the vibe at every show. Find out more about Dr. Leah Taylor and Embodied Groove at embodiedgroove.com.


Access Dr. Leah Taylor’s When the Lights go Down Guided Meditation here.

 

Taraleigh Weathers is the leader of intimate live music retreats and online business and accountability coaching programs. She helps people pursue their big dreams whether it’s helping them be their own bosses, write that book, run that marathon, start that band etc. She is also the author of the book How to Rock Your Life. Find out more about Taraleigh at rockinglife.com.

 

Access Taraleigh’s Faceplant Into Morning Meditation here.

 

This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.


Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.


Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use the promo code GROOVE for 20% off premium CBD products.

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