The Lucas Rockwood Show

Whether you’ve hurt your shoulder doing yoga or perhaps you’ve come to yoga to heal, Dr. Ariele Foster shares her knowledge about how the practice can help you recover from rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder issues. Listen in and learn which poses help and which exercises you should be avoiding altogether.

Dr. Ariele Foster is a physical therapist, interdisciplinary yoga teacher, and anatomy teacher. She has a passion for creative, intelligent yoga instruction and for making yoga anatomy accessible. Her teaching is grounded in both the compassionate approach of Kripalu Yoga and her deep understanding of musculoskeletal well-being from working with thousands of patients. Ariele has completed more than 700 hours of yoga teacher training in Kripalu, Anusara, Therapeutics, Hatha Yoga and the tradition of Maty Ezraty / YogaWorks.

In this show, you'll learn:

  • Why as many as 30%+ of people have rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff: 4 small muscles supporting ball + "saucer" joint
  • Why "shoulder pathology" often includes tendons and/or muscles
  • How dolphin pose and forearm stand can be helpful for healing

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Black Pepper - superfood or flavour enhancer?

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Direct download: 178_-_Heal_Your_Shoulders.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 4:46pm CEST

Dream states are more than just random fantasy. Dreaming can be incredibly healing and is believed to be an essential part of all restful sleep. Robert Waggoner, a leading authority on lucid dreaming, suggests that by decoding our dreams we can begin to understand our psyche. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas Rockwood and Robert look at different types of sleep and dreams, and the potential impact that lucid dreaming can have on our physical and mental health.

Robert is the author of, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self and Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth. Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, like Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Washington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Evergreen State College.


In this show, you'll learn:

  • Why long cycle REM sleep is most conducive to lucid dreams
  • How napping can produce an "REM rebound" in some people
  • How dream help us process memory and emotions
  • How dreams can be a creative outlet
  • About the scientific research that proved and tested lucid dreams
  • How daytime mindfulness can help with lucid processing
  • How to use a reality check trigger in dreams to know you're dreaming


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Sesame oil: good or bad?

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Thanks to our sponsor: YOGABODY Naturals

Direct download: 177_-_Lucid_Dreaming.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:34pm CEST

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet biohacker, Ben Greenfield, who teaches you how functional exercise, nutrition, and the balance between performance and health can help you improve your yoga practice, achieve your fitness goals, and improve your quality of life.

In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America's top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness. Ben writes for numerous health and wellness publications and is a highly sought-after speaker. Ben is the author of the NY Times best-seller, Beyond Training, and his goal is to make healthy living inspiring, entertaining and educational.

In this Show, You'll Learn:

  • How to get your poop tested for yeast, bacteria and parasites
  • Why it might not be a great idea to have Bluetooth and Wifi signals around you all the time
  • How non-psychoactive cannabis oil (CBD) might be one of the least-known supplements to reduce inflammation, improve sleep and relax
  • Tips for hacking your work station

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Are eggs a yoga-friendly food?

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Thanks to our sponsor: YOGABODY Naturals

Direct download: 176_-_Yoga_Student_Measure_Theyself.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 4:05pm CEST

When we practice yogic breathing, we can either up-regulate, down-regulate or balance our nervous system. In different situations, all three can be valuable, but for whatever reason, balanced breathing practices are not taught or practiced as often as they should be—and they are extremely useful.

In this mini-bonus class, you'll learn the simple practice of 4x4 breathing as Lucas leads you through a shorted, seated practice.

You'll Learn:

  • How to use a 1-to-1 ratio for balancing your nervous system
  • How to reduce your breathing rate by 1/2 or even 1/4 to find balance
  • How to reduce your heart rate and increate your heart rate variability in a matter of minutes
  • How to dramatically shift your outlook on the day with 10 rounds of breath


NOTE: this practice is 100% safe and accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds at any time of the day—except while driving.

Nutritional Tip:

  • The power of ginger

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Direct download: 175_-_4x4_Balanced_Breathing.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 3:47pm CEST