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If you want to start an argument among yoga students, just mention the phrase "hot yoga." Love it or hate it, Hot Yoga has spread across the globe faster than any other style—and there are solid health benefits that few people are aware of. As a yin to the yang that is Hot Yoga, cold therapy and cryotherapy are now the new new thing with ice baths and freezer chambers all over social media.


But is heat really good for you? And what about cold? And why?


On this week's Yoga Talk Show, Lucas dives into some of the latest research about the benefits and risks associated with heat and cold therapy for yoga students.


MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: both heat and cold therapy can be dangerous and even fatal. This is meant for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Never practice heat or cold therapy alone, and ideally practice under expert supervisions.


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What You’ll Learn:

  • Why sweating does release toxins
  • How heat can help build muscle
  • How heat and increase growth hormone
  • How heat can improve sugar metabolism
  • How cold can trigger norepinephrine
  • Why cold is not always a smart choice


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Are black beans a good source of protein?

Links & References from the Show:

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Direct download: 200_-_Hot_and_Cold_Therapy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:27am CEST

Many of us go to great lengths and great expense to obtain organic and locally-grown foods, but the leftovers including stems, rinds, peels, and grounds are usually throw in the garbage. What a waste!


On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet, Nikhil Arora, the co-founder of Back to the Roots, an innovative company that uses up-cycled coffee grounds to grow mushrooms - and you can too using their at-home kits.


Mushrooms are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can grow in just about any home or apartment, and they surely play a role in the future of food.
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What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it makes no sense to throw away high quality food scraps and cuttings
  • How coffee grounds can be used to grow superfoods in just about any home
  • Why the future of food needs to offer more people better quality food for less money


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Why you should eat mushrooms?!


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Direct download: 199_-_Home_Grown_Mushrooms.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 4:16pm CEST

Could "mood" be the #1 determining variable in performance and recovery from training? What impact does reduced breathing versus accelerated breathing have on your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels—and what about your nervous system?

On this week's Yoga Talk Show, you'll meet strength and conditioning coach, Brian MacKenzie, who will introduce you to breath training in a whole new way.


Brian MacKenzie is a strength and conditioning coach and the creator of CrossFit Endurance, which specializes in movement with an emphasis in running, cycling, and swimming mechanics. Brian has been featured in Competitor, Runner's World, Triathlete, Men's Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Outside, and in the book, The 4-Hour Body. Brian has consulted with several athletic teams, including the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Champions San Jose State Women's Swim Team. His books include: Power, Speed, Endurance and Unbreakable Runner. You can learn more about his work at www.Unscared.com

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What You’ll Learn:

  • What hypoxic training is, and why it can be useful
  • How "elevation masks" are being used for warm-up and recovery
  • How Wim Hof's method can be used to combat lactic acid post workout
  • Why we're in the "Wild West" of breathing right now


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Tomato Sauce - friend or foe?


Links & References from the Show:

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Awesome Toes! can be used at night, while watching TV, while practicing yoga, and even in wide-toed athletic shoes for running. Most toe separators on the market fall off or break during activities, but Awesome Toes! are designed for durability and comfort during yoga practice, dance rehearsals and while engaging in sports.

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Direct download: 198_-_Breathe_Perform__Recover.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:45am CEST

Food has become religion with missionaries telling you to drink kale smoothies, eat bacon, avoid chicken, and take pills and potions galore. Vegetarian, vegan, raw food, paleo, Atkins... there are so many different groups who claim to have all the answers to nutrition. But do they? Really?


I've been obsessed with food and nutrition since 1999 and have studied it professionally since 2002. My biggest learning is that what we're doing right now is not working, and the future absolutely must look different than the present. I've also learned that the food religions of the world do more to confuse than to help us. My hope is that the Yoga Talk Show becomes an open forum for education and exploration as we all try to figure out how to thrive.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • Why there is no "one diet" for everyone
  • How our food system is currently flawed
  • Why the inconvenient truth about the future of food is that GMOs, lab-grown meats, and insects are likely necessities
  • How we can end up on the right side of history, nutritionally


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Nori Seaweed Sheets - are they safe to buy from any store?

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Benefits of Flexibility:

  • Reduce recovery time
  • Adjust, adopt and modify your running stride and posture as needed
  • Stop being limited by your range of motion (ROM)
  • Add some “yin” to the “yang” that is your running schedule
  • Maintain your agility on diverse terrain (no more tin-man style running)

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Direct download: 197_-_The_Vegan_Veg__Paleo_Debate.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 11:19am CEST

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