Throughout my life, I have overcome the obstacles of dealing with PTSD from child abuse and pushing myself through extreme athletic challenges. I studied the tools that I was intuitively using, which allowed me to remain calm during those stressful situations to keep moving forward. I found that it always came back to having control and understanding of my breath and my ability to regulate the physical, mental, and emotional stress that I was under without stopping for long periods to compose myself.
During my twenty-seven years in the fitness and wellness industry, I have explored various methods to manage stress and the effective tool combination. Purposely pushing myself through physical, mental, and emotional stress allowed me to test these methods in order to determine which tools allowed me to recover instantly.
Meditation has been used globally by billions of people as a successful tool to calm the mind. However, my experience found traditional meditation methods required sitting in a self or guided practice for long periods of time. Then potentially years to allow yourself to reach a calming state, a state that can carry throughout your day and through life’s unexpected stressful situations.
As an athlete, I recognized that I didn’t have the time to sit for 30-90 minutes to compose myself enough to continue my challenges. At times I had to make split-second, sometimes life or death decisions, and through this, I became more consciously aware of my One Breath Meditation.