Age Less / Live More

What if what’s keeping you from achieving your goals and building the life you truly desire came down to your constant, nagging habit of procrastination? What if you had a simple tool to reverse your impulse to stall with an impulse for action? What if you’re over-thinking and under-doing just about everything? On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn the “5 second rule,” and it’s so elegant, and so simple, it could truly transform your life in the coming months.

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Listen & Learn:

  • Why 1/3 of us are totally unsatisfied  
  • Why we must experience constant and never-ending growth to be satisfied as human beings
  • Why thinking is not the answer to progress (doing is)  
  • How counting down from 5 forces mindfulness and reverses procrastination

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker, author, and thought leader in personal growth and development. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries.

She is the author of two best-selling books, The 5 Second Rule, and, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”. Her books have been translated into 4 languages. If you haven’t seen her TED talk, you’ve probably seen her on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show or Fox News. She was named America’s Outstanding News Talk Show Host at the 2014 Gracie Awards.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Sleepy Teas

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am CEST

Did you know that your “vision” and your “eyesight” are not the same thing? Did you know that your eye health can impact your mental and emotional health as well? Most of us are familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but poor light or lack of full spectrum light affects just about everyone—even in the sunniest destinations in the world. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, we’ll explore the Body-Eye connection with Dr. Berne.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How eyesight is static, but vision is dynamic and affected by dozens of factors
  • How emotional trauma can be stored in the eyes
  • The difference between sensation (visceral feelings) & emotion (the story associated with past)  
  • Why “light is food” and creates electrical impulses affecting your brain and body constantly
  • Why it’s essential to get at least 30 minutes of full spectrum light daily
  • How to hack your home environment for better light therapy results

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Berne is a doctor of optometry and offers a unique form of physical therapy for the eyes. This holistic method helps children with a variety of developmental delays from autism to Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Berne uses primitive reflex therapy, movement therapy, vision therapy, light/color therapy, craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling to aid patients with neurological problems. Dr. Berne teaches workshops and retreats around the world and is on the faculty at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, where he leads retreats on healing the eyes and vision.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Water During Food

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Direct download: 269_-_The_Body-Eye_Connection_with_Dr._Sam_Berne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm CEST

Your body responds to the stress of a busy morning with the same biochemical responses it would have if a tiger pounced on you in the jungle. Intellectually, these two events are completely different, but your body can't tell them apart. Genetically, we evolved to "survive," and our modern world feels very dangerous even though we actually live safe lives of luxury (relatively speaking).


Mindfulness is the conscious practice of focusing your awareness on the here and now (in all its comfort, pain, and wonder), and while the term is thrown around flippantly, the research behind it is fascinating. Your body and mind are not just connected, they are actually one interwoven system; and by returning to the present moment, you mental and physical health will improve measurably.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How the simple act of paying attention and staying present could turn back the clock and physiologically make you younger
  • How the mind-body connection is a misnomer—they are intrinsically intertwined
  • Why we want to be responsive not reactive
  • Why stress is the worry that something is going to happen (which may or may not be true) and that the result will be negative (which may or may not be true)

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is known as the mother of mindfulness. She is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard. She is the author of 11 books and more than 200 research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness.

Her books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility; and The Wiley Mindfulness Handbook.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Stinging Nettle

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Hurts So Good Massage Balls are designed to empower yoga students, office workers, and athletes at all levels to do profound deep tissue work on their own as needed, as often as every day. These balls are named, Hurts So Good for a reason. Most people immediately find them intense in a wonderful, tension-relieving way.

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Direct download: 268_-_Can_Mindfulness_Make_you_Younger_with_Dr_Ellen_Langer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm CEST

Poor sleep can cause hormonal imbalances, weight gain, impair your immune system, reduce your mental clarity, and contribute to dozens of other health problems. Sleep is a huge sticking point for your health, but most of us (including me) struggle with it—so what do we do to improve? Where do we even start?


This week's guest shares his best research and tips for sleep hygiene, responsible use of sleep aids, common mistakes, and the best tech for a restful night sleep.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How to use alcohol wisely for sleep quality
  • The difference between sleep drive (adenosine pathway) and sleep rhythm (your circadian cycle)
  • The importance of REM sleep for mental restoration and stage 3 & 4 sleep for physical restoration
  • How you can dreams in any stage, but REM-phase is most-likely to produce dreams
  • How REM is a very light state, indistinguishable for waking brain waves
  • Why sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure that is non-responsive to medication
  • Why melatonin is a hormone and should be used with care, dosages are often way too high  
  • Dr. Breus's 5-Steps Success with Sleep
  • How to define 
  • Why nobody with insomnia should not nap 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board when he was just 31 years old.

With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, he is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a recurring guest on the show.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Black Pepper

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Direct download: 267_-_Sleep_Like_a_Baby_with_Michael_J._Breus.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:33pm CEST

Why do some people suffer from overwhelming food cravings, multiple times per week—and others never have cravings at all? Why do some of us feel addicted and out-of-control with food while others could take it or leave it? Food is information, and modern foods are often filled with addicting, pleasure-center stimulating information that we can easily get hooked on. So what do you do about it? How do you change this behavior and never binge again? Dr. Glenn Livingston will share his personal and professional expertise in this area.

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Listen & Learn:

  • How Glenn ate as much as 7,000 calories per day, but learned to overcome it
  • Why character trumps willpower—and how you can use that to your advantage
  • Why it's less important to uncover the "why" behind cravings and instead uncover the "how" to fix it  
  • Why lizard brain says: "Do I eat it, mate with it or kill it," and how this can cause problems

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Glenn Livingston is a psychologist and former CEO of a large consulting firm that serviced Fortune 500 clients including many in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, CBS radio, or UPN TV.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Wine and Cortisol

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Thanks to our sponsor:

  • Trapeze Teacher Training -- For passionate yoga students who love inversion yoga, this is an exciting opportunity to train with YOGABODY, the leading educator and manufacturer of inversion slings worldwide. The Yoga Trapeze is the most-popular yoga inversion sling ever with over 100,000 students in 81 countries. Despite the ever-growing demand, there are hardly any professional instructors—until now.

We’re now accepting applications for The Yoga Trapeze Certification course where you’ll learn how to teach both group and private lessons for beginning and intermediate students.

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Direct download: 266_-_Never_Binge_Eat_Again_with_Glenn_Livingston1.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 11:30am CEST

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