Emily Fletcher used to be a Broadway performer.
She was living the dream life. And… When she was 27, her hair was graying, she was always stressed and had chronic insomnia.
One of her fellow Broadway performers was always super calm and confident. Emily asked her how she did it. The woman told her that she meditated. Emily rolled her eyes. Then she decided to give meditation a try.
After ONE day of meditation, her insomnia was gone. She was hooked. Soon after, she quit Broadway, traveled to India to study more deeply then became a meditation teacher and created something called the “Ziva Technique” which she’s taught to thousands of people.
One of her students is the functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman. He practices her technique daily and wrote the foreword to the book. He says: “I encourage everyone to check out the Ziva Technique. I can honestly say I can’t live without it. Now I don’t have time not to meditate.”
In this book, Emily walks us through the science of WHY meditation is so powerful and then introduces us to the “3 M’s” of her Z Technique: Mindfulness, Meditation and Manifesting.
As you know if you’ve been following along, I’m a HUGE fan of meditation. I’ve missed ONE day in the last 12+ years. We’ve shared some wisdom in and our Notes on books like Why Meditate?, Conquest of Mind, and The Relaxation Response.
If you’ve been looking for a book that will help you get started on your meditation journey and/or take your existing practice to the next level, I think you’ll love it. It’s a great place to start.
Of course, the book is packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!