January 14, 2020 — Carmel

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January 14, 2020

HEALTH

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Kara Goodwin, a Carmel resident and yoga teacher at Blooming Life Yoga Studio in ZionsPODCAST ville, met Alessandra Kylin, who lives in Sweden, through an online community dedicated to meditation. Goodwin and Kylin learned more about the discipline and became certified meditation teachers. They became friends while taking the same courses and having regular discussions on WhatsApp, a messaging app. “We were helping each other so much and we started thinking, ‘Maybe we should try to extend this out and see if we can help other people on their meditation journey,’” Goodwin said. “So, we just started recording our conversations.” Goodwin and Kylin created a podcast, “The Meditation Conversation,” in Nov. 2018. The podcast is a conversation-based, downloadable audio show that explores meditation topics. But the show also deals with other topics relating to health and wellness. “We’ve just more and more have been inviting people on to share their stories and kind of inspire people because there are so many paths that bring people to meditation, and different things relate to different people,”

“The Meditation Conversation” podcast is available on a variety of platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes and Google Play. (Submitted photo)

Goodwin said. When they start each podcast, Goodwin said she and Kylin try to think of ideas and information that would have helped them when they first started meditating. “Meditation is stilling the body and the mind while raising your conscious awareness,” Goodwin said. “So, it’s really accessible to anybody, and often many people think their mind is too restless, so they don’t think they’d be a good candidate for meditation. But that’s a really good indicator that you need meditation.” The podcast is available on multiple platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

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