What does Ziva meditation mean? Ziva is a Sanskrit word that means bliss – it's one of the many Sanskrit words that means bliss.
It's also a Hebrew name that means "One who is radiant or kind" – and since bliss, radiance and kindness are very common side effects of meditation, it felt like a good name.
Now the word meditation is a little bit trickier to define because we all have this idea what we think meditation is – most of us think that it means that we're supposed to magically stop our minds from thinking or that we're just sitting in a chair breathing, or it's like a weird form of torture that our parents made us do when we got in trouble we were kids.
I'm gonna lay those fears to rest during this video and let you know that meditation is quite simply a stress-relieving tool.
It's a tool to help de-excite your nervous system so you can get rid of stress in your body which is going to help you perform at the top of your game in every area of your life.
So I actually found meditation during my 10-year career on Broadway.
I was doing "A Chorus Line" and I was understudying three of the lead roles which means that you show up to the theater and have no idea who you're going to go on for.
Sometimes I would start the show as one character and then halfway through they would switch me to a different character or I'd be chilling in my dressing room doing my taxes and they would say Emily Fletcher to the stage and I would start panicking because I wouldn't know which part I was going on for.
Long story short, I started having insomnia – I couldn't sleep through the night for 18 months; I started going gray at the tender age of 26, and I was miserable.
So I went to this meditation class I liked what I heard, it made sense to me.
So on the first day of the first course I was 'meditating' – I didn't know what that meant but I was doing something different than I had ever done before and I liked it.
And then that night I slept through the night for the first time in 18 months and I have every night since and that was eight years ago.