Megan Nolan: How Yoga Is Very Different From What You Have Believed About

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Steve Werner: Welcome back to grow your impact income and influence the number one show for entrepreneurs trying to get their message out to the masses and today we are talking about.

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Steve Werner: yoga but not just any yoga we’re talking about how to use yoga to increase your vitality increase your output and become centered so that you can have a greater impact i’m joined by megan nolan megan is amazing.

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Steve Werner: She helps people she integrates yoga personal training breath work all to help you lead a really powerful vitality driven life.

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Steve Werner: reach the people that you want, and have the energy to actually do the business, I mean as entrepreneurs, how many of us have been.

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Steve Werner: You know, oh, my goodness it’s 10 o’clock at night I got 50 things to do i’m not going to go to bed till 2pm and I have to get up at six.

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Steve Werner: megan helps you get rid of all of that, but it wasn’t always like this, she had to go through her own personal journey started about five years ago, for when she found herself approaching burnout megan welcome to the show, I will let you take it from there.

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Megan Nolan: Thank you so much, great to be here and you’re right, I mean I totally get it 100% of.

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Megan Nolan: feeling like you got to do all the things you got to show up you got to go you gotta do the lives you gotta do the emails, we all know, the to do list can be a million miles long right and, for some reason we end up at the bottom.

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Megan Nolan: And that’s what happened to me and that’s why i’m so passionate about being here and sharing these tools with you today, but also because.

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Megan Nolan: i’ve walked the walk I been to burn out town I got a one way ticket and it was brutal you do not need to go you don’t even T shirt it’s awful.

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Megan Nolan: What happened was I literally was working for myself, in addition to working for somebody else, and I was just saying yeah sure no problem okay yeah text me in the moment I no problem OK OK.

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Megan Nolan: And then I really got to a point where I had nothing left you know the whole leg you gotta charge the battery fill up the cup etc.

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Megan Nolan: I had a hole in the bottom of my cup that’s how empty I got I was just exhausted and I literally as much as I love yoga and an exercise, I mean i’ve been doing it my whole life but professionally for 11 years at that point 16 now.

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Megan Nolan: I literally had nothing I would lay on my yoga mats and I would just cry I was anxious, I was just like.

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Megan Nolan: spinning, you know, to get to that point when you’re you feel like you have a million things and you can’t even put your head around like doing one of them are figuring out what you should do next.

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Megan Nolan: I was dealing with constant battles with depression, because I was just I was exhausted, and it was definitely a low point for me for sure.

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Steve Werner: I mean just listening to you talk about it, like I get a little bit of anxiety because.

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Steve Werner: I know.

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Steve Werner: I know what that can be like like.

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Steve Werner: I feel I mean you hit on the head as entrepreneurs, we feel like we have to do everything until we put healthy boundaries around that and figure out what our recharge time looks like coming we got Gary vee yelling at us, you know grind till your eyes bleed.

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Steve Werner: which I love, what I do I, I mean i’m I go out to eat I talk about entrepreneurship and business I go for a run and i’ll talk to people about it but i’m that’s like my recharge right like I think everybody is different, everybody needs.

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Steve Werner: A different thing, but we definitely need that recharge time we need to integrate things physical activity right we can’t be sitting in front of a computer all day.

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Steve Werner: We also can’t be talking to people all day so take me through what happened, like so you found yourself laying on a yoga mat crying.

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Steve Werner: Anxious what how’d you pick up the pieces what happened.

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Megan Nolan: Good question, and so I picked up the pieces by.

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Megan Nolan: Taking a different approach, because I recognize that you know speaking to what you were just talking about hustle for your eyes bleed I was doing all the things I was doing it, I was going after it.

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Megan Nolan: But I forgot that i’m not a human doing, I am a human being and we all are, and it’s really important that we take a step back and we recognize.

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Megan Nolan: Who were being in these moments, how are we showing up for ourselves, and I was not showing up for myself, I was over everything else in my life.

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Megan Nolan: And so I started to take a different approach to yoga I spoke to my teacher, you know told her what was going on, and she said, you know if you don’t have the energy.

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Megan Nolan: Why don’t you start to go into a different aspects of the practice because yoga is so much more than just the physical poses.

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Megan Nolan: Despite what you might see on social media it’s not about like doing yoga on a mountaintop in Bikini or looking like a pretzel or circus olay.

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Megan Nolan: it’s really about what we’re being and what we’re becoming and the tools that we’re honing while we do the things on the map, and so I was like okay that’s very wise.

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Megan Nolan: Thank you Okay, I will take that and I will go with it, so I started to look at.

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Megan Nolan: The philosophy behind the poses and I started to understand and go deeper that there’s so much more that they’re trying to activate within us.

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Megan Nolan: These qualities that are essential for everyone, but I believe very essential for entrepreneurs to be able to navigate the roller coaster that is owning a business.

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Megan Nolan: And being online and doing all the things that you mentioned and that we all know so well.

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Megan Nolan: And so, how can we begin to hone those tools, how can we cultivate those ways of being, how can we cultivate those beliefs, that we need to have.

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Megan Nolan: And so that’s what, in particular, I started to learn from the warrior poses so if you’ve been on a yoga mat you’ve probably done at least one of those three poses.

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Megan Nolan: And there’s an ancient story behind them and that’s What began to kind of unpack what I needed to learn in that moment, and subsequently have been able to.

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Megan Nolan: guide my community and my students and through after having done it myself, because I believe I like to teach from a place of knowing I think that’s very important.

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Megan Nolan: That we teach what we deeply know because we’ve you know walk the walk herself.

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Megan Nolan: So that was my step forward on the journey and starting to you know practice those new ways of being and and experiencing them on.

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Megan Nolan: every level, not just the physical level because that’s important for you to feel strong and grounded and open and focus all those things which clearly have a emotional and mental.

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Megan Nolan: opportunity for us to practice as well, so it’s really a multi layered practice and so that’s where it started to help me kind of recoup recover and move forward.

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Steve Werner: So talk to me a little bit about so yoga I did yoga for a little bit I don’t know much about it so i’m going to defer to you, but.

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Steve Werner: you’re you’re saying it goes beyond the poses are you talking more about like a meditation practice when you’re doing the yoga are you talking about like you were saying qualities defined some of those qualities for me a little bit and for the listeners.

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Steve Werner: Like, what are the qualities that came out of this and what are the things that you do now, with entrepreneurs, because that’s why they come to you.

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Megan Nolan: Exactly, so you know if you look at a pose okay so, for example, there’s a tree pose right so you’re standing on one leg and you’re like, why is this called a tree, who knows.

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Megan Nolan: But really what the yogi’s were doing was looking around in their environment and beginning to model, the things that they saw.

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Megan Nolan: So, most of the poses are named after something tree eagle mountain tiled post turtle post, so they were looking at the qualities of that that being or that you know.

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Megan Nolan: Article or whatever it was and being to embody it so when you practice tree pose for example you’re standing on one foot with the other leg and near.

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Megan Nolan: So you practice getting grounded feeling stable feeling centered aligning your body, so that you’re not wobbling all over the place.

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Megan Nolan: So you’re practicing physical alignment, which as we know, translates to mental alignment mental and emotional and spiritual connection, so all those things.

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Megan Nolan: So when you get wobbly in the pose you get to notice okay well is my brain being like okay just try again put your big toe down we ground yourself, you can do it or is your brain like.

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Megan Nolan: You suck at this you’re never gonna be able to stand on one foot, why are you here and it’s really becoming aware that’s ultimately the quality that yoga is it’s a practice of self awareness.

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Megan Nolan: So you get to start to hear the thoughts that are just chattering on in your head all the time and start to recognize, are they helping me do the pose or.

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Megan Nolan: In life are they helping me get where I want to go, or they kind of hindering me or they slowing me down because they’re like.

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Megan Nolan: Well, why don’t you just try again oh you’re never going to do it as good as her, and so I believe that we start to.

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Megan Nolan: wherever we go there, we are we start to practice perfectionism or comparison ideas or self doubt.

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Megan Nolan: In a lot of things right, and we can all agree, probably as entrepreneurs being as you’re a high performer and higher TV probably experienced that at least once.

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Megan Nolan: And we start to see that coming up in our yoga practice right and that’s what we become aware of like well my practicing yoga or am I practicing being a perfectionist.

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Megan Nolan: And so, those are the qualities ultimately it begins anything begins with awareness.

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Megan Nolan: But then, how can we sorry no go ahead.

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Steve Werner: I won’t cut you off.

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Megan Nolan: No, no it’s all good so ultimately it begins with awareness right and you get to practice being vigilant on your thoughts, because we all know that beautiful supercomputer between your ears is your either your.

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Megan Nolan: Most wicked opponent or your greatest tool and that’s ultimately what it is, is cultivating that awareness that dedication determination, all of these are qualities that we practice in yoga.

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Megan Nolan: being courageous being focused being willing being committed being present that’s what we’re doing it’s not just standing on one foot you’re actually doing those things.

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Steve Werner: So you’re using you’re using yoga what I hear you saying is you’re using yoga as a mental training tool to develop positive.

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Steve Werner: qualities that we should all have an entrepreneurship positive self talk is probably one of the greatest things, not just for entrepreneurs, but in life in general are you beating yourself up or are you building yourself up right.

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Steve Werner: And unfortunately, for some reason, a lot of us, I think, in school we’re trying to beat ourselves up we’re never good enough, we should always be comparing ourselves that’s that’s horrible it’s complete you know.

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Steve Werner: Whatever junk throw it away on so it tell me what, how do you work with your students to help foster a positive mental attitude and do the things that you were just talking about how is it different from, say, a normal yoga class.

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Megan Nolan: Great question, mainly because I take a completely different approach, but the approach is it has three pillars to it, and I have.

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Megan Nolan: come to realize that this is my unique method and so it’s the elevation method, so we need to as Stephen covey perhaps some of your listeners have read the book of you know, the seven highly effective habits or that’s not the exact title but you’re not talking about.

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Megan Nolan: yeah.

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Steve Werner: Seven habits do things and they’re great.

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Megan Nolan: Job now that.

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Megan Nolan: i’m pretty sure he’s gonna like it, as we read title that so he suggests, we need to begin with the end in mind, and many of your listeners probably have heard the you know.

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Megan Nolan: The model of, we need to be that version to do the things to have what we want, whereas a lot of us do it the other way, we need to feel like we have those things before we take the action and then we’ll feel that.

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Megan Nolan: I want you to begin with the end in mind, so you need to envision what your big vision is for your life your business your dreams your goals.

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Megan Nolan: Who is that version of you, because it’s already inside of you, because in yoga we believe you already have these qualities you just need to cultivate them.

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Megan Nolan: So begin with the end in mind, who is that version, what do they believe.

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Megan Nolan: Important to yoga is how do they carry themselves because that’s really important from a physiological perspective hello, we all spend way too much time slouched over keyboard.

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Megan Nolan: Your superstar self loudly doesn’t walk around like all slouched over like a Croissant they probably walk into the room like banas part of my language and rocket right so that’s the version we begin to embody so that’s The next step.

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Megan Nolan: We embody that on the yoga mat so whether that’s in the physical expression in the poses but more so in the deeper layer of understanding, so we begin to embody that quality of whatever it is courage.

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Megan Nolan: How do we embody that well courage means to lead and lift with the heart So how do you do that physically in your body.

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Megan Nolan: And then you create the new belief for yourself, because we all know everything comes back to our beliefs.

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Megan Nolan: And so we create that new belief, I am courageous you’re saying to yourself mentally you’re feeling it in your body through the architecture of the post your awareness of it.

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Megan Nolan: And with repetition because that’s how we create a new belief, a thought, combined with a feeling with repetition becomes a new belief.

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Megan Nolan: So then, you have this new belief and a new way of being.

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Megan Nolan: And then you take it with you, wherever you go it’s not called the yoga perfect it’s called the yoga practice right.

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Megan Nolan: So we’re practicing not just to be able to stand on one foot and take photos for instagram you’re practicing to be able to show up in your business.

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Megan Nolan: and express that version of yourself, so we need to envision and body and express together, you have an elevated version of yourself that is empowered with the tools and the knowing and that’s how you show up.

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Steve Werner: I like it, I definitely agree, I think, like showing up um one of my favorite quotes anybody who does this show for a while knows like sigler says.

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Steve Werner: That sales is nothing more than transferring your certainty and your excitement about your product.

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Steve Werner: To the person who’s buying it right, so you have to show up and we’ve all been on a sales call or meeting somebody who you can tell just doesn’t believe in what they do.

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Steve Werner: And a lot of people are like well i’m just getting started as a coach or an entrepreneur or consultant, or whatever they’re doing right and they’re like well.

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Steve Werner: I don’t know I don’t feel well if you don’t feel confident, then you can’t So how do you do that go help somebody.

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Steve Werner: And like keep telling yourself how good you’re going to do, how you’re going to show up for other people and then you’ll start to believe it right, but it is like very much like the being.

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Steve Werner: has to come first, before you can be like have the doing or the having um, which is, I remember hearing that the very first time I heard that I was like that’s complete bs.

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Steve Werner: Like I was like.

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Steve Werner: You can’t do that, but that was you know 1520 years ago, and when I learned was like and it.

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Steve Werner: The thing that changed that belief, for me, was it doesn’t happen overnight it’s not like a black and white you’re not over here on the left.

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Steve Werner: Like and then suddenly you’re over here all the way on the right and you’re being that person right, whatever that person is it’s a baby step every day of like.

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Steve Werner: Think about anything that you’ve learned and you become competent and i’m very logical so like, if you want to learn something.

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Steve Werner: You do a little bit at a time until suddenly like your semi competent Anna and you’re starting to feel better about it, like when you, first, I would say when you’re first starting to drive right you’re you’re excited because your kid and you’re like this is freedom i’m getting out.

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Steve Werner: you’re nervous and like you’re watching 50 things at once you can’t go faster than 20 miles an hour.

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Steve Werner: But then, like you start to get competent and before you know you’re like talking on your phone and your get the window down here, listen to music and like you’re driving with your knees eating a bowl of cereal.

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Steve Werner: Maybe i’m the only one who did that.

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Steve Werner: But that’s like but you become competent and then you’re being right so.

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Steve Werner: Yes, that’s how I think about it, but going back to you yoga talk to me about how you work with entrepreneurs, because I know you have a challenge coming up tell us a little bit about the challenge and the breakthroughs that you see with people that you work with.

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Megan Nolan: Well, I think I can just speak to your point that you just mentioned, it is a practice pride, is something that we need to do consistently it’s not a one and done scenario and.

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Megan Nolan: When you start to try to embody that version of yourself it starts to feel like initially if you ever do it at all because you’re like oh yeah i’ll be that version okay.

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Megan Nolan: And then we kind of forget, because we have a million things to do.

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Megan Nolan: you’re like oh Okay, well, I want to start making it a practice, it feels a little bit at first to speak to your point it kind of feels like a costume that you’re putting on and like a little bit of a.

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Megan Nolan: role that you’re playing in your life but eventually with practice because as Dr Joe dispenses says what we practice we become.

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Megan Nolan: With practice you become that version and that’s the epitome of yoga is that internal transformation that evolution of the self.

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Megan Nolan: That activation of the qualities that we’ve been speaking to this whole point.

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Megan Nolan: By using the keys to unlock it so finding that awareness finding your attention, using the architecture of the poses so that you’re really truly.

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Megan Nolan: bringing it to life and feeling it for yourself, because a lot of times.

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Megan Nolan: Now we like external validation we like external evidence, but what you said, is that we need that internal proof right, we need to feel it for ourselves see it for ourself and understand it and that’s really what.

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Megan Nolan: Ultimately yoga is about, but ultimately the practice of going through the journey to activate that powerful resilient courageous version of yourself, I like to call it the warrior version of yourself because going back to what we spoke of.

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Megan Nolan: that’s the toolset that I have found to be very helpful for myself and for my clients.

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Megan Nolan: So the challenge that’s coming up and that’s June 14 of June 18 and it’s totally free.

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Megan Nolan: And it’s totally going to blow your mind and shift your perspective on who you’re being and how you can become that future version of that big vision or or your version of yourself.

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Megan Nolan: By using these powerful tools to unlock that and really embody it and ultimately become it so we’re going to go on a journey, led by me, of course.

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Megan Nolan: But I have a Co host and it is the warrior the ancient warrior the story behind the poses that is a metaphor for the journey that we’re all on all of us as souls beginning to understand ourselves express herself, but ultimately.

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Megan Nolan: says yogi’s are entrepreneurs who are on a mission, because we all have a mission right, I believe we all do, and the most powerful tool.

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Megan Nolan: Or, if you want to look at from the warrior point of view, the most powerful weapon that we can have is our own mind.

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Megan Nolan: And at first, it becomes the most difficult of opponents, and so the story of the warrior is it’s a metaphor it’s a wild and crazy tell there’s love there’s passion.

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Megan Nolan: there’s overreaction there’s losing the tempers and it’s about purpose and determination, ultimately, and so.

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Megan Nolan: In the end, you will learn how to really tap into that inner resilience and courage and that’s what it will take you on a journey to do so that you can.

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Megan Nolan: envision that future yourself embody it and learn to really express it so you become it and show up in your business is that because that’s the version of you that your business needs you to be.

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Steve Werner: that’s awesome so the opt in, for this is in the show notes, if you want to join the free challenge.

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Steve Werner: You are going to learn to Center your mind what I took away from that is you’re going to go on the journey that the warrior went on you’re going to learn to Center your mind you’re going to learn how to.

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Steve Werner: not have an opponent in your head, but actually have somebody who lifts you up and helps you show up as the entrepreneur that you want to be so you can be the being part, or at least start to write have some of the baby steps get the support to get there.

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Steve Werner: talk to me, I want to hear a little bit about breath work because you put that in the show notes on talk to me about how breath work plays into this, I did the Wim hof method.

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Steve Werner: I went through his whole thing and I actually like I still practice it.

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Steve Werner: Every day, because I found it really helpful, but I didn’t know what it was, and when I saw him do it, I was like that’s crazy.

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Steve Werner: But I want to hear you talk about it a little bit.

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Megan Nolan: There well I love his work, I love his personality and but I really what i’ve loved most is that he brought this ancient tool.

00:19:11.550 –> 00:19:22.320
Megan Nolan: And I mean it’s the most vital tool that we all have, and you know if you look at it from a physiological perspective, your breath is the direct line to calming yourself down.

00:19:22.920 –> 00:19:28.440
Megan Nolan: The way you breathe influences how you feel and influences which which part of your nervous system is active.

00:19:28.920 –> 00:19:36.240
Megan Nolan: So if you are taking long deep breaths long intentional brats then it shifts you into a calm and relaxed state.

00:19:37.050 –> 00:19:40.380
Megan Nolan: Whereas if you’re taking short and shallow breaths.

00:19:40.830 –> 00:19:47.850
Megan Nolan: which most of us do all day long because we’re slouched over a keyboard and it’s hard for us to breathe with our diaphragm, which is the main breathing muscle.

00:19:48.120 –> 00:19:51.090
Megan Nolan: and give you think of a baby when they’re sleeping you see their belly kind of.

00:19:51.570 –> 00:19:59.550
Megan Nolan: rise and fall that’s your diaphragm moving and when we’re scrunched over the keyboard we can’t do that so when we are sending out to me take short shallow breaths.

00:19:59.820 –> 00:20:07.080
Megan Nolan: Which triggers stress you’re already maybe under stress, but your body’s like whoa I don’t know I don’t know where I don’t see the jagger but apparently there’s one.

00:20:07.350 –> 00:20:13.020
Megan Nolan: Because that’s what is wired for survival right, and so, when you can use your breath to calm yourself down.

00:20:13.440 –> 00:20:19.230
Megan Nolan: intentionally and luckily it doesn’t take long it’s literally like three deep breaths you shift into a calm and relaxed state.

00:20:19.680 –> 00:20:31.050
Megan Nolan: This is really important, because when you are in that stress state your brain is in a survival mode it’s not in a let’s make a masterpiece and write the next novel mode, it turns off those parts of your brain.

00:20:31.500 –> 00:20:39.480
Megan Nolan: When you’re in a calm state it’s like okay everything’s good we can turn back on the higher centers of the brain now and have creative ideas and have good memories and.

00:20:39.900 –> 00:20:53.100
Megan Nolan: Think good thoughts and have you know inspired ideas so that alone is reason enough to pay attention to your breath and in yoga, we believe that and many other disciplines around the world, martial arts, for example.

00:20:53.580 –> 00:20:59.940
Megan Nolan: We believe that the breath carries with it and energy life force so whether you want to call that product and yoga we call it.

00:21:00.690 –> 00:21:07.140
Megan Nolan: martial arts they call it Chi maybe you just want to call it oxygen you know it’s the vital life force that keeps us all alive.

00:21:07.620 –> 00:21:12.210
Megan Nolan: And so that’s what’s carried on the breath and so, if you are not breathing fully.

00:21:12.480 –> 00:21:22.980
Megan Nolan: Then you have obstructions in your body or you have stagnation and there’s that’s where disease comes from where we have those blockages where energy can’t flow through your body that’s when we start to have tension pain.

00:21:23.400 –> 00:21:32.310
Megan Nolan: and other issues so breath work is very powerful because not only is it shifting your nervous system, but it’s allowing energy or product to move through your whole body.

00:21:32.970 –> 00:21:40.590
Megan Nolan: and your thoughts are the language of your brain emotions are the language of your body and so it’s very important that you have this constant.

00:21:40.950 –> 00:21:46.680
Megan Nolan: flushing and fluidity and that’s what the breath ultimately can do she’s carry with its kind of think of it like.

00:21:47.130 –> 00:21:53.340
Megan Nolan: rinsing your body out like you, you know if you had a boat and you want to rinse it off after you take it in the ocean rinsing your body.

00:21:53.760 –> 00:22:03.000
Megan Nolan: out or off so that you’re constantly getting that clean energy or intention, or what However, you want to look at that, through your body so that’s my breath work is so key.

00:22:03.480 –> 00:22:11.040
Steve Werner: So, can you, is there a breath work practice or exercise that you can give us or the listeners to experience this a little bit.

00:22:11.550 –> 00:22:15.240
Steve Werner: Just because I think, for me, when I was like for like I saw him off right.

00:22:15.420 –> 00:22:17.580
Steve Werner: I think I saw on the TIM ferriss show or something I was like.

00:22:18.600 –> 00:22:20.220
Steve Werner: Like I like crazy people.

00:22:20.280 –> 00:22:24.690
Steve Werner: He definitely has like that fun like energetic five, and I was like I want to learn what he’s doing.

00:22:25.230 –> 00:22:30.540
Steve Werner: And so, like i’ve watched all of that, but then like I was like I just want to try something.

00:22:30.840 –> 00:22:41.730
Steve Werner: But you can’t just go like now, you can probably find something on YouTube but, at the time like this is like 2014 or 15 yeah I couldn’t find just something right, I had to like dig forever and then I had to buy a program.

00:22:42.690 –> 00:22:47.850
Steve Werner: I would love it if you just gave us a simple something simple, we could do and i’ll do it with you, if you want, we can.

00:22:47.970 –> 00:22:49.230
Steve Werner: Totally okay.

00:22:49.650 –> 00:22:58.800
Megan Nolan: Okay, so I have two ideas, the first one, I want to share with you because it’s overall importance, then the second one, I want to share, because I know your listeners are probably.

00:22:59.400 –> 00:23:03.510
Megan Nolan: interested in productivity and brain function and higher brain function all that So the first one.

00:23:04.410 –> 00:23:09.990
Megan Nolan: Just because I really need to tell you this because it’s so good for your body is, if you bring your breath to an even temple.

00:23:10.410 –> 00:23:16.620
Megan Nolan: So say you inhale for three and you exhale for three or inhale five five.

00:23:17.160 –> 00:23:24.690
Megan Nolan: And you count yourself because let’s be honest, many of us have very busy active minds that are like oh yeah I meditated meditated and below that.

00:23:25.110 –> 00:23:35.220
Megan Nolan: And that’s not happening so if you count your inhale and you count your exhale I find it helpful, I mean i’m a card carrying member of the very active brain clubs, so this was you know suggestion to you all.

00:23:35.670 –> 00:23:47.250
Megan Nolan: Because that alone I won’t go into the science, but let’s just leave it at this, it is brilliant, for your brain your heart your immune function just even in your breath out okay so keep that in mind if you ever find yourself overwhelmed in traffic or something or.

00:23:47.760 –> 00:23:53.040
Megan Nolan: Your brain is spinning at three in the in the morning you can’t go sleep try that one the other one that I one.

00:23:53.340 –> 00:23:56.580
Steve Werner: Night how long, should you do that for like what’s an effective.

00:23:57.150 –> 00:24:10.740
Steve Werner: be good Okay, so I have to really quick stories, the first one like when you said that I was like well i’m just going to do three and three and i’m done like I did it three times I also one of my ex girlfriends caught me meditating I had the meditating playing it to X speed.

00:24:11.580 –> 00:24:15.060
Steve Werner: I was like i’ll just listen to it double speed that’s like shorter meditation it’ll be.

00:24:15.060 –> 00:24:15.960
Megan Nolan: Perfect yeah.

00:24:16.080 –> 00:24:18.930
Steve Werner: She was like I don’t think it works like that’s like yeah does it totally does.

00:24:21.840 –> 00:24:22.260
So gosh.

00:24:24.450 –> 00:24:26.490
Megan Nolan: How do I make this relaxation more productive.

00:24:28.170 –> 00:24:31.530
Megan Nolan: I know we are also like it’s ridiculous.

00:24:34.560 –> 00:24:37.020
Megan Nolan: Well okay so to answer your question.

00:24:39.840 –> 00:24:42.210
Steve Werner: Like how long in three out.

00:24:42.300 –> 00:24:48.420
Steve Werner: Three in three out three like I i’ll tell you my breathing exercise, you can make fun of it and then we’ll.

00:24:48.420 –> 00:24:49.140

00:24:50.490 –> 00:25:00.930
Steve Werner: So I do um it came from Tony robbins like so you breathe in for 20 or i’m sorry you breathe in for 10 hold for 20 out for 10.

00:25:01.680 –> 00:25:02.070
Megan Nolan: uh huh.

00:25:02.190 –> 00:25:02.730
Megan Nolan: So.

00:25:02.880 –> 00:25:16.530
Steve Werner: The biggest breath that you can do, and you do that 10 times right, then you sit down and you do the I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s like in through your into your mouth out through your nose in through your mouth out through nose 20 times really fast you end up blowing snow.

00:25:16.560 –> 00:25:17.400
Everywhere it’s great.

00:25:20.040 –> 00:25:24.780
Steve Werner: But then you’re like really energized it actually like that’s that’s what I do every morning it takes about two minutes.

00:25:25.890 –> 00:25:37.950
Steve Werner: two to three minutes, which is good, like if it’s in it doesn’t take too long, but you get results from it, so what I agree with you, though, like anytime I can’t go to sleep and my head is spinning, I will do exactly like.

00:25:38.640 –> 00:25:43.860
Steve Werner: Like I just do slow short breaths I just do 10 and 10 and i’m usually asleep by like five of them.

00:25:44.370 –> 00:25:44.580
Megan Nolan: But.

00:25:45.090 –> 00:25:55.470
Steve Werner: I would love to hear like I don’t know my logical brain wants to fit it in a box, so if i’m doing it, how long should I do it, how many something give me a give me a qualifier.

00:25:56.100 –> 00:26:03.930
Megan Nolan: Okay bare minimum three deep breaths because typically it takes about 20 seconds to switch out of the sympathetic nervous system.

00:26:04.500 –> 00:26:12.300
Megan Nolan: Three deep breaths would be like enough to make a tiny bit of change three minutes would be amazing 10 minutes would be even better.

00:26:12.870 –> 00:26:21.480
Megan Nolan: And just be gentle you know it’s like anything it’s going to take time to be able to just even stay with it and not get agitated by not working on your to do list.

00:26:21.960 –> 00:26:31.980
Megan Nolan: And so you know what he shares are both yoga breathing techniques, obviously, because it’s really using the breath using the body to pump energy and so.

00:26:32.640 –> 00:26:39.330
Megan Nolan: Those are fabulous do those as much as you can, as long as you feel like it doesn’t hurt your shoulders or anything like that those are great so then.

00:26:40.230 –> 00:26:52.080
Megan Nolan: I would say, you know, whatever you can a lot, I mean His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, everyone should meditate for an hour and if you don’t have time, you should meditate for two hours so he’s speaking to the point that we you know we try to get as much done as possible and.

00:26:52.710 –> 00:26:59.910
Megan Nolan: Whatever you can a lot i’d say just start there commit to three minutes and go from there and that’s really is a great place to start.

00:27:00.480 –> 00:27:09.750
Megan Nolan: So the you know the steady even breath, is a good one, and then the other one that I wanted to show you because this one is actually super cool so what’s happening now is that.

00:27:10.200 –> 00:27:17.790
Megan Nolan: Science neuroscience in particular is starting to research, these ancient yoga practices and starting to come back with like.

00:27:18.060 –> 00:27:22.920
Megan Nolan: Really cool information that the yogi’s intuitively knew because they’re very sensitive.

00:27:23.250 –> 00:27:36.120
Megan Nolan: And they’re starting to measure the things that are happening that the yogi’s could feel were happening, but now they’re starting to validate them scientifically so here is an awesome life hack that you can use anytime all you have to do is put your fingertips together.

00:27:37.440 –> 00:27:40.200
Megan Nolan: It doesn’t have to be up where you can see it but i’m just putting it up where you can see it.

00:27:40.680 –> 00:27:47.640
Megan Nolan: And then you can imagine, like Mr burns if you guys can’t see us now remember how Mr burns like kind of tap his fingers so what’s happening here.

00:27:48.150 –> 00:28:03.150
Megan Nolan: Is this is a mood it’s called it’s a hand position that we hold it’s actually called mood of the mind so fun fact next time you’re in front of the mirror if you make it into a Dome shape that’s the approximate size and shape of your own brain, so what this is yep see got it.

00:28:04.860 –> 00:28:10.200
Megan Nolan: what’s happening here if we could put little electrodes on your on your school right now, or on your scalp excuse me.

00:28:10.650 –> 00:28:16.710
Megan Nolan: what’s happening, when you bring your fingertips together is it connects more deeply, the two hemispheres of your brain.

00:28:16.980 –> 00:28:29.640
Megan Nolan: When that happens, you have whole brain communication, you have memory of imagination, you have creativity, so if you can’t find your phone or your keys put your fingertips together start there and I tried trust me it’ll happen you’ll fight it.

00:28:30.180 –> 00:28:32.220
Megan Nolan: So what we’re going to do is a breathing technique.

00:28:33.210 –> 00:28:43.410
Megan Nolan: That we’re going to go in, through our nose, so you keep your fingertips together so you’re gonna go in, through your nose and you’re going to do three breaths out through your mouth Soto sound like this you’re going to breathe in through your nose.

00:28:44.460 –> 00:28:46.290
Megan Nolan: And out through your mouth really strong.

00:28:48.420 –> 00:29:01.440
Megan Nolan: Okay kind of just imagine you’re just like whatever anger frustration or stress or pent up energy you’re just blowing it out on the exhale okay so fingers together sit tall close your eyes, take a deep breath in through your nose.

00:29:02.640 –> 00:29:03.210
Megan Nolan: out through mouth.

00:29:05.460 –> 00:29:09.360
Megan Nolan: Okay, good now let’s start ready breathe in through your nose and out through the mouth.

00:29:12.060 –> 00:29:12.570
Megan Nolan: In the nose.

00:29:21.750 –> 00:29:24.450
Megan Nolan: engage your ABS, while you do it you’ll feel like you’re doing more ready try to get.

00:29:28.680 –> 00:29:29.190
Megan Nolan: exercise.

00:29:39.180 –> 00:29:39.960
Megan Nolan: squeeze your belly.

00:29:44.790 –> 00:29:46.350
Megan Nolan: really hard on the last three ready go.

00:29:51.210 –> 00:29:54.540
Megan Nolan: Now, keep your fingers together breathe, through your nose in through your nose.

00:29:56.190 –> 00:29:56.970
Megan Nolan: mouth your mouth.

00:29:59.130 –> 00:30:04.470
Megan Nolan: Really long out through mouth, as long as you can focus on the exhale one more time breathe in.

00:30:06.930 –> 00:30:07.740
Megan Nolan: and breathe out.

00:30:10.680 –> 00:30:14.940
Megan Nolan: Keep your eyes closed let your hands rest on your legs with your palms facing up.

00:30:16.560 –> 00:30:18.840
Megan Nolan: And I want you just pay attention to your fingertips.

00:30:21.840 –> 00:30:23.190
Megan Nolan: notice, if you feel any.

00:30:24.390 –> 00:30:32.640
Megan Nolan: If you feel anything you feel tingling you feel a little bit of awake feel nothing saw right nothing’s wrong take another breath.

00:30:34.620 –> 00:30:35.430
Megan Nolan: And then open your eyes.

00:30:37.620 –> 00:30:39.270
Megan Nolan: Could you feel your fingertips buzzing a little bit.

00:30:39.630 –> 00:30:41.100
Steve Werner: yeah it was great.

00:30:41.370 –> 00:30:44.400
Megan Nolan: yeah there you go that’s all you need to do to activate your brain.

00:30:46.590 –> 00:30:47.760
Steve Werner: Do that do that.

00:30:47.820 –> 00:30:52.770
Steve Werner: Before whenever you feel a little brain dead, maybe, or if you get the food come after lunch.

00:30:53.190 –> 00:30:54.510
Megan Nolan: You got it yeah.

00:30:54.900 –> 00:31:07.170
Steve Werner: The other thing that came to mind i’d like I studied Steve Jobs for a while I did a study of all these entrepreneurs right, but he would always walk around and he was known to always do the fingers together, and I wonder if subconsciously or.

00:31:07.500 –> 00:31:12.390
Steve Werner: That like without knowing it that’s what he was doing or maybe he found it on his acid trip, who knows.

00:31:12.750 –> 00:31:15.210
Megan Nolan: But well yeah or maybe he’s in some yoga one time.

00:31:15.690 –> 00:31:17.370
Steve Werner: yeah that’s an interesting.

00:31:17.610 –> 00:31:22.830
Steve Werner: I wonder, because he used to walk around and he was always known to do that, like with this fingers there we go.

00:31:23.700 –> 00:31:31.740
Megan Nolan: Can you start to notice that, actually, I noticed that in a lot of people when another person I follow I was watching your video series, and she kept doing it she’s actually a neuroscientist.

00:31:32.160 –> 00:31:38.520
Megan Nolan: And I brought it to our attention as like you know that’s what that is and she said no, she said, because my husband told me, I talked to my to my hand, so I just.

00:31:41.550 –> 00:31:50.310
Megan Nolan: was like well guess what this guess what it’s doing for your brain so maybe he knew, or maybe he just was so tapped in and he just his body was like here’s how we get ideas.

00:31:51.090 –> 00:31:54.630
Steve Werner: Maybe I mean that’s yeah that’s a.

00:31:55.740 –> 00:32:05.700
Steve Werner: I love I love the fact that that it works it’s easy anyone can do it and you’ll definitely feel saying, if you just made fun of us, while we were doing air you’re like that’s not for me go back.

00:32:06.240 –> 00:32:12.600
Steve Werner: scroll back three minutes and do it because it definitely feels good I feel more grounded I feel centered I feel at peace it’s Nice.

00:32:13.020 –> 00:32:14.700
Megan Nolan: awesome well megaphone.

00:32:15.420 –> 00:32:26.400
Steve Werner: I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming on and sharing if you guys are listening to this click in the show notes join her challenge what’s the URL for the challenge really quick, you know.

00:32:28.860 –> 00:32:29.340
Steve Werner: crazy.

00:32:29.580 –> 00:32:30.900
Megan Nolan: it’s probably something crazy.

00:32:30.930 –> 00:32:42.690
Megan Nolan: Okay, so um yeah actually so it’s bitly so bi forward slash s w www challenge.

00:32:44.550 –> 00:32:44.970
Steve Werner: Bad.

00:32:45.750 –> 00:32:46.920
Steve Werner: Or you can just click in the.

00:32:46.920 –> 00:32:48.300
Megan Nolan: Show notes.

00:32:49.590 –> 00:32:50.190
Steve Werner: guys we.

00:32:50.460 –> 00:33:04.050
Steve Werner: megan will love to have you in the challenge i’m sure there’s going to be amazing i’m going to be sending out a few emails about it as well just because I love megan’s energy I know she can help entrepreneurs as well to say thanks again for coming on the show megan.

00:33:04.950 –> 00:33:14.700
Megan Nolan: Thank you so much for having me and for being open to these crazy breathing techniques, but you know what there’s a reason that these things have stuck around and that yoga has become more popular than ever.

00:33:15.210 –> 00:33:24.900
Megan Nolan: Because I think that you know this clearly this ancient tools that is becoming something so widely used because it has such amazing applications in our world.

00:33:25.320 –> 00:33:36.660
Megan Nolan: As entrepreneurs, as people who sit too much it’s a massively deep and potentially transformative tool set so thank you so much for allowing me to share with your Community your audience today.

00:33:37.230 –> 00:33:44.610
Steve Werner: No problem, it is my pleasure and everybody else out there until next time take action change lives and make money we’ll see you soon.

00:33:45.540 –> 00:33:45.810
Megan Nolan: bye bye.

00:33:49.530 –> 00:33:50.310
Steve Werner: All right, we’re good.


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