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The Mind Games Podcast with Hailey and Ronnie Lott

Mar 31, 2020

“I always had this mentality that the mind might be more powerful than the body and I was constantly testing that.” - Nkechi

Welcome back to another episode of Mind Games Podcast. Today Hailey and Ronnie Lott have a chat with Nkechi Njaka, and will help you learn the importance of knowing that your mind is stronger than your body. Nkechi Deanna Njaka has discovered that mindfulness and creativity are fundamental for sustaining both individual and global wellbeing. Discover how, as you grow old and you keep training, your mind might say “you can run faster” or “you can push harder” when it’s time for you to slow down to prevent injuries. 

Nkechi Deanna Njaka is the founder of NDN: An integrated lifestyle studio that has combined her background in neuroscience, dance, nutrition and fashion, to create an amazing mindful creative space for individual consulting, coaching and content creation. She has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integrations. Originally interested in fear and anxiety prevention, she has found in dance and the arts a way to express herself and feel free. 

In this episode, Ronnie, Hailey and Nkechi talk about why keeping your vision is important: 

This episode is a reminder of being truly dedicated to your dreams, whether it is dancing, sports or painting, you must stay true to your vision. In crucial times like the one we are living, you can follow Nkechi teaching Mindful Movement of Mindful Style classes, workshops, taking yoga or modern dance classes or choreographing independent work. Nkechi’s intention is to create spaces and inspire others to mindfully create healthier lives for personal and global development and wellbeing. 

Podcast Summary:

  • Meet Nkechi Njaka, the multidisciplinary wonder.
  • What is mental health?
  • The story of an athlete, dancer and neuroscientist, and how she dealt with anxiety, depression and panic attacks with mindfulness.
  • How Nkechi won State with her running team after leading a guided meditation.
  • Why there’s life after your career as an athlete, how your mind is stronger than your body and the cruciality of letting go.
  • Where Nkechi hopes to leave her legacy and why she believes her work belongs on stage.
  • How the most impactful and therapeutic dance is the most accessible.
  • Why we keep our best successful moments to ourselves.
  •  The COVID-19’s timing: all your plans will still flourish.
  •  How Nkechi is coping with losing her dream opportunity to COVID-19.
  •  Why the world’s situation and the current social isolation are beautiful opportunities to meet ourselves.