EP 37: Wendy Hummell – Breathe, life is Uncomfortable

by | Mar 14, 2023 | PODCAST

In this Beyond the 1st Response episode, Christy talks with Wendy Hummel Podcast Host of  Guns and Yoga. Wendy, a wellness coordinator for Sedgwick County Sheriff Department in Kansas, brings her first responder yoga to the wellness program she has built. Grab your tool bag, we are handing you some new tools for living a resilient life. 


Wendy has been doing yoga for 15 years. After realizing the benefits it has had on her, during the stress of their job and personal life, she became a certified trainer with Yoga for First Responders

We are not a Super Hero

Tools during yoga can help you normalize, and prepare for the stress of life.  You don’t have to be good at integrating work-life balance.  Doing yoga helps to build your resilience. It helps build your physical stress, your body moves as if you are wringing out the stress out while being mindful. 

Self Management

Breathwork is the direct line to your access to your nervous system. When you inhale your active sympathetic response; when you exhale your parasynaptic branch. Hummell states this has been the most beneficial teaching for first responders. Your body doesn’t recognize an actual threat or perceived threat.

Beyond the 1st Response Show Links:

Guns and Yoga Podcast

Radical Resilience Program

Yoga for First Responders

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