Cory Allen is an author, podcast host, meditation teacher and audio engineer from Austin, Texas.

His podcast The Astral Hustle explores how to live better, featuring leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. His first book Now Is the Way explores mindfulness for modern times, and his online meditation course Release Into Now has helped thousands of people meditate with clear and concise methods to boost coherence, awareness and compassion. He is also a musician, with over a dozen albums of his own, and a mastering engineer for other artists.


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Topics Explored: 

17:59 – Meditation as a gateway to alleviate stress and understand the subjectivity of human perception

  • Process of thinking not necessarily as what we think but how we think 
  • How Cory taught himself meditation through philosophy and practice as a means to process his upbringing
  • How meditation can help us process identity shifts and create our own pathways

32:03 – Music and art as a medicine to help us influence mood and move energy 

36:35 – How to start your own meditation and mindfulness practice with simple breathwork

45:30 – Can meditation stimulate the body to do its own self-healing? 

  • Placebo effects and self-healing versus sustained frequency

53:49 – What is a thought, and what are we really registering when we have one? 

  • The embodiment of thoughts and the connection between thoughts and emotions

1:12:28 – How to refine, cut the fat, and embrace change to come home to yourself



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