Episode 208: The Flow State – Interview with Dashama
Dashama - Speaker, Author, and Yoga Teacher
Dashama and Bill Ringle discuss how she was able to create a global following by making well crafted videos to build a worldwide community.
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Top Take-Aways from this Interview
- How Dashama’s humanitarian nature and difficult upbringing led her to create a worldwide community.
- Dashama was one of the early YouTube channels and used good timing and content to build a wide viewership of over a million followers.
- The benefits of using yoga to improve mind, body, and soul.
- How using video can be such a critical tool for your brand because of how it can add value to your client’s lives.
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2:03 How Dashama’s running coach taught her about where success really comes from and the importance of meditation and visualization.
4:09 On the significance of books and reading about people through books - “I always thought ‘These people are my friends!’”
4:36 “It took a lot of courage to go the route that I went, to create communities.”
6:20 The courage of Anne Frank and how that inspired Dashama
7:17 “Even as a young person, I always knew that I came here to help humanity.”
8:46 “I can look back now and see how everything was preparing me for who I am today, but there was no person who was shaping that or helping me along at all.”
10:20 How Dashama came to start creating yoga videos and develop a worldwide community.
10:50 “He uploaded the first video and I didn’t do anything for about a year, I didn’t know anything about Youtube.”
12:25 The movement of 30 day challenges
13:10 “The 30 day yoga challenge was to build community, but the first video was really to add value to their lives.”
14:01 “How do I get people to have results? Well, a lot of people are motivated by incentives.”
15:15 “I’m a cheerleader. I’m going to cheer you on even if you’re trying.”
16:30 Yoga tips for humans who spend a lot of time sitting at desks.
18:33 How yoga is capable of transcending religious and national boundaries. - “Yoga is just phenomenally good for your health, beneficial, and positive and it can be done in a context that has no religious affiliation.”
20:42 “If you keep a light heart, anything can be enjoyable if you breathe and relax.”
24:07 “Everyone’s life goal is to be happy.”
24:20 “The happiness comes from inside, it has nothing to do with an external attainment.”
26:45 My Quest for the Best Lighting Round
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As a United Nations speaker, Random House author, and digital media star Dashama’s message has inspired hundreds of millions of viewers through her global media partnerships with Broadband TV, ATT Uverse and QVC.
She has spoken at Sony Picture Studios, University of Virginia, the Illinois State Senate, and collaborated with Harvard and Warwick University in England for research to show how her unique method of teaching can help people access the flow state of consciousness for greater well being, creativity, success and happiness.
For more about Dashama, visit her website.