Enduring The Badge
Enduring The Badge
Nov 16, 2021
Why Is Yoga So Important For 1st Responders- Oliva Mead
Play • 1 hr 3 min

If you find it hard to manage stress, Olivia Mead, Founder and CEO of YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR), is here to help you. Olivia will teach us about flow state and mindfulness through yoga and the importance of proactive resilience training for first responders. Also, she will introduce us to the Cyber Academy App which offers short, on-demand classes training in tactical breath work, physical drills, and resetting the neurological system.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why yoga is not just about stretching and chilling out;
  • Why do we find ourselves, especially first responders, stressing out in bed over the stupidest thing or the previous call we had;
  • What's the toll on the body and mind when your nervous system is always in heighten level;
  • How does yoga help us to enter the "flow state of the mind" and what does it do with our nervous system;
  • Why proper breathing is important and how to make it a habit

Cyber Academy App 

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Yoga for First Responders

About Olivia Mead

Olivia Mead
Founder / CEO / Entrepreneur

Olivia Mead is the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR). Olivia is a life-long yoga practitioner along with having studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Human Performance and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Veterans. She has taught yoga since 2003 and has focused primarily on public safety since 2013 starting at Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department, where she developed the unique protocol that YFFR now uses to offer yoga to the public safety population in a job-specific and culturally-informed manner. Olivia has taught and spoken around the county at several trade conferences and public safety agencies and is a member of the Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

Website: https://www.yogaforfirstresponders.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoga4firstresp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogaforfirstresponders/

Host Information
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