The Life Stylist Podcast
About This Show
The Life Stylist Podcast is a show for people who are dedicated to living life at the highest level of human potential. Our host Luke Storey brings you the most thought-provoking interviews with the biggest experts in the fields of health, spirituality, and personal development.
Guests have included world-famous names like best-selling author Neil Strauss, Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey, Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons, relationship guru John Gray, natural living expert Daniel Vitalis, biohacking super-genius Dr. Jack Kruse, Vegan athlete Rich Roll, and fitness master Ben Greenfield.
Since its inception in 2016, the show has covered an ever-expanding range of topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, mindfulness, health food and supplementation, herbs and alternative medicine, and digs deep into biohacking technologies and tactics.
Luke Storey is a former celebrity fashion stylist- turned public speaker, lifestyle design coach, thought leader and entrepreneur, who has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle through his extensive, and sometimes even dangerous, personal research and development. Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week so that you the listener can use this knowledge to design YOUR ultimate lifestyle.
Most Recent Episode
You Are Your Own Guru: Meditation For The Masses with Light Watkins #139
6 days ago
I didn’t start meditating to be cool – I started meditating to save my life. By 26 years old I loathed my very existence, and was trapped in a downward spiral of self-destruction. I’ve tried numerous methods of finding peace of mind using various practices of meditation, but Vedic meditation has been my Holy Grail. I also know that meditation is one of the things you all are hungry to learn more about, so I sat down with Light Watkins, an author and Vedic teacher who wants to empower the everyman to meditate. To help, Light wrote one of the best books I’ve ever read on the topic: Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. You can think of Bliss More as the meditation version of the The 4-Hour Workweek: lean, effective, and at home on a bio hacker’s bookshelf near you. Some meditation practices and techniques are very specific and rigid, both physically and mentally. This is what a lot of people think of when they hear the word “meditation,” and in all honesty, those practices can be a struggle for the amateur who sincerely wants to make a daily practice out of meditation. If you want to sit with your legs crossed on the floor for an hour, that’s fine! But that’s NOT necessary to achieve the best or most efficient results from meditation – you can’t focus your way to bliss. Vedic meditation, on the other hand, is about reshaping the relationship with the mind to effortlessly experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits. “The mind is not the enemy. The mind is not the obstacle. The mind is actually your ally. The mind is noble.” –Luke Topics Discussed In This Episode: Urban escape room & evasion course How to succeed in meditation (without really trying) Changing the conversation around meditation Why Light’s book is accessible for the everyman & experienced practitioners Reframing writing as a practice Dealing with criticism (& laughing at negative reviews on Yelp) How Light (a young man from Alabama) first got into meditation in the 90s Experiencing Light’s first “meditation orgasm” Thom Knoles, a maharishi (or pre-eminent master-teacher) of Vedic Meditation Why meditation is only effective when it’s a daily practice Becoming a good teacher (“You don’t have to beat Michael Jordan to coach him to a championship.”) Training in India Listening to our intuitive voice Your energetic economy Having many choices VS knowing the right choice (for you) The early, rocky stages of a meditation practice Stress relief & meditation Fun fact: we all have the same number of thoughts Appreciating beauty Calming the fight or flight reaction Why Light keeps his services accessible and affordable How Light prays More about this episode. 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