Jordana Brewster On Meditation, Mantras, And #Wellth

I’ve spent the past year thinking a lot about “wellth” — the idea that success is found in a lifestyle devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. (I even wrote a book about it.) In this new series, we’re celebrating visionaries who embody what it means to be wellthy. 

You probably know Jordana Brewster as Mia from The Fast and the Furious film series, but we here at mbg know Jordana Brewster as a spiritual seeker and serious meditator!

mbg: Favorite way to break a sweat?

JB: I love to sweat. I also get bored pretty easily so I like to switch it up. I usually alternate hiking and running about five days a week and I strength train three days a week. I would love to incorporate yoga once a week. It's my New Year's resolution. I'm trying to figure out the style of yoga that would suit me best.

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Favorite vegetable?

I go through phases. I was zucchini-obsessed for a couple of months. Now it's all about mushrooms. I also love braised collard greens, Brazilian style.

You’re a meditator; can you tell us more about your practice?

I do Vedic meditation for 20 minutes twice a day and have been practicing for almost five years. I began meditating to alleviate stress as it was really taking a toll on my body. Meditation has also become more of a spiritual practice for me, which I continually work on. I'll go to weekly meditation gatherings to work on my practice and even have a couple of advanced mantras.

What's your favorite way to get some nature?

I'm very lucky that I live in Los Angeles. The ocean makes me feel at peace and puts things into perspective. So, driving along the beach usually does the trick.

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What does wellth mean to you?

Wellth means continually growing in my spiritual practice. It means taking time for self-care; whether that means acupuncture sessions, journaling, listening to Sounds True podcast, etc. If I don't practice self-care and if I'm too outward-focused for too long, I feel very lost.

Any advice for someone who's looking to build a life that they love and follow their passion?

Surround yourself with people who will support you. I am so lucky to have a husband who is my cheerleader through thick and thin.

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