531: Could This Practice Improve Your Sleep, Sharpen Your Mind, and Decrease Unhealthy Cravings? | Kelly Boys


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Today we’re taking a run at something that is simultaneously a contemplative cliché and also a deeply desired psychological outcome: getting out of your head and into your body. So many of us want an escape route from the spinning, looping, fishing narratives and grudges in our head and our guest today has some very practical suggestions to help us do that.

Kelly Boys is a mindfulness trainer and coach. She has helped design and deliver mindfulness and resilience programs for the UN, Google, and San Quentin State Prison. She is also the author of The Blind Spot Effect: How to Stop Missing What's Right in Front of You

Today we’re going to talk specifically about a type of meditation that Kelly teaches called Yoga Nidra, which has been shown to help you sleep, improve your working memory, and decrease cravings.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between Yoga Nidra and mindfulness meditation, and how Kelly seeks to combine them
  • The value of being able to both observe and high-five your demons
  • Working with our “core beliefs” about ourselves and the world
  • The calming power of drawing your attention to the back side of your body throughout the day
  • Working with “opposites” as a way to get unstuck in difficult moments
  • What Kelly means by the blind spot effect
  • Setting intentions

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/kelly-boys-531

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