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Believe it or not, lifting weights and throwing kettlebells around can help improve your yoga practice (yup, you read that correctly). On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas Rockwood and fitness professional, Steve Kamb, unpack why “lifting heavy things” makes sense for yoga students, nerds, athletes - and everyone in between.

Steve Kamb is a fitness professional, author, speaker and the creator of Nerd Fitness, an online portal to empower people to level up their lives.

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What You'll Learn:

  • How to gamify your fitness to make it more fun
  • Why anyone, particularly nerdy, non-fitness type can (and should) get in shape
  • How to never go to the gym and still get great workouts
  • Why traditional fitness images are flawed

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • What's the deal with peanuts?

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Direct download: 191_-_Nerd_Fitness.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 3:47pm CEST

Both “meditation” and “yoga” are buzz words in pop health circles, but both are actually categories of mind-body practices - not specific practices. Not all mind-body practices are the same, and the specifics are what make all the difference.

The way in which you practice yoga or meditation can lead to profoundly different neurological states, biochemical reactions, and physiological responses. Lucas Rockwood meets with medical doctor, Mithu Storoni, to dive into the science of yoga and stress, and their effects on the brain.  

Mithu Storoni MD, PhD is a medical doctor, science nerd, writer, yoga teacher, blogger and all round brain enthusiast dedicated to defeating stress from everyone’s lives. She earned her medical degree from the University of Cambridge and also holds a PhD in Neuro-ophthalmology.

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Listen and Learn:

  • The difference between open monitoring and focused attention meditation
  • What Brain Derived Neural Factor (BDNF) is and how yoga can increase production
  • How yogic breathing can encourage respiratory neural coupling
  • Mental health dangers of rumination during some forms of meditation
  • What happens with your stress signals during deliberate yoga practice

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • How to wash strawberries

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Direct download: 190_-_Science_of_stress.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 12:27pm CEST

How many people are lucky enough to turn what they love most in life into their career? On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet career rock climber, Conrad Anker, who has done just that. Anker has completed an amazing number of summits including climbing Everest three times and many first ascents internationally including conquering the famed Shark’s Fin route of the peak, Meru, in the Indian Himalayas.

He is the captain of the North Face Athletic Team and serves on the boards of the Montana State University Leadership Institute, Protect Our Winters, Bozeman Ice Tower Foundation, Gallatin County Fair Board and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

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What You'll Learn:

  • How he climbed Everest 3x’s (once in search of a dead body)
  • How the love of nature can drive you to the most amazing places
  • Why climate change is something we must look at
  • How your geography can make you happy

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • What’s the deal with frozen food?

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Direct download: 189_-_Life_of_Adventure.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 12:21pm CEST

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an important meeting or speaking engagement paralyzed with anxiety or nervousness? If so, you’re not alone. Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy, discovered that you can often overcome crippling fears by accessing your personal power through posture. Yoga students: this is called, “Posing for Confidence.”

You might know Amy from her extremely popular TED talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. She is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School and studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people.

Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more. Cuddy has been named a "Game Changer" by Time, a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science, one of "50 Women Who Are Changing the World" by Business Insider, and a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum.

Her new book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, is getting great reviews and is available on Amazon at all major booksellers.

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What You'll Learn:

  • How your body language can actually increase testosterone and lower cortisol
  • How there is an on-going, body-mind conversation, always
  • How to take a “power pose” to change your mood
  • Why New Year's Resolutions might be too long term and abstract

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Is oatmeal is healthy as they say?

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Direct download: 188_-_Power_Pose_for_Confidence.mp3
Category:yoga -- posted at: 11:58am CEST

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