Episode: 24

Is Meditation the Answer for Everything? With Anusha Wijeyakumar

Welcome to Episode 24 of Let’s Talk Yoga!

Being stressed out seems to be the norm for most people these days. If you’re like me who desperately wants to relax or simply just wants to live a better life, let’s all try meditation. I invited Anusha Wijeyakumar to talk about everything we need to know about meditation. Is it really the answer to everything? I also ask her some common listener questions that I got on Instagram. I find Anusha to be really inspiring and I hope you’ll find her inspiring too. Keep calm and meditate, y’all.

Anusha Wijeyakumar is an author and a motivational speaker with areas of expertise in the science of mindfulness and meditation as a way to increase resilience and optimize performance by reducing stress and anxiety in our daily lives. She is also a wellness consultant at the Hoag Hospital in Orange County and the founder of Shanti Within Wellness.

Episode Highlights:

  • Anusha shares her yoga story
  • Anusha talks about her book
  • The impact of meditation on Anusha’s life
  • Which meditation styles are better? 
  • How would you know if meditation is working for you?
  • Anusha talks about Kundalini yoga
  • Should meditation be intentional?
  • Anusha’s main influences
  • Authenticity and humility of yoga teachers
  • Should parents meditate?
  • How Anusha found the dharma of teaching meditation

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Connect with Anusha Wijeyakumar:

Anusha's Website

The Yoga Book Club Podcast with Anusha Wijeyakumar


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Featured Guests

Anusha Wijeyakumar

Anusha is the Founder of Shanti Within Wellness and a professional speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is also the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital in Orange County, CA where she is actively engaged on championing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast & ovarian cancer prevention programs and breast cancer survivorship programs. Anusha is one of the first people to create a meditation program to be used in clinical research at Hoag Hospital.


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