#45: The Science of Yoga with Eddie Stern


View #45: The Science of Yoga with Eddie Stern

Details

On the podcast today I welcome Eddie Stern

Eddie is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga.

His bestselling first solo book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga, examines in clear and simple language the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice.

We had a really great conversation today and some of the topics that I discussed with Eddie were:

  • How a punk rocker in the 70s became a Yoga teacher to the celebrities in New York
  • His time spent travelling in India and learning from the great masters of Yoga while on his travels
  • Why consciousness is an important concept to fathom and how the process of learning ‘who we are’ is important, rather the achievement
  • The studies that Eddie has been involved in, that demonstrate Yoga as an important  tool for cardiovascular health
  • The vagus nerve as a  root to mindfulness and changing your autonomic nervous system function

Do have a look at at the Summary and Guest Info sections below where I’ve added a ton of more information that Eddie has been involved in and also some really interesting articles on The Vagus Nerve which I know you will find super interesting!

And have a look below and on The Doctor’s Kitchen YouTube Channel – at the video I cooked with Eddie

And remember to check out Eddie Stern on his website and social media pages by following the links on the page here, and also have a look at Eddie’s book – One Simple Thing – A New Look at the Science of Yoga, by clicking this link.

Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy – and don’t forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!

And I would love to get your feedback on the subject matter of these episodes – please do let me know on our social media pages what you think!

There is A LOT of evidence based, safe dietary and lifestyle change that we as practitioners can be confidently discussing with our patients.  Listen to the end for a summary of our discussion and how to improve your overall wellbeing.

And don’t forget to check out The Doctor’s Kitchen newsletter every week where we give out two science based recipes every week, using seasonal ingredients, which are super easy to make.

The newsletter is also the best place to hear all the news from The Doctor’s Kitchen – we have a LOT of exciting projects going on this year so do sign up and you will hear it there first!

And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com and don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes and listen to the end of the pod for a summary of our discussion.

*EAT TO BEAT ILLNESS is available in the USA! You can pick it up in all good book stores including Barnes and Noble, Indiebound and Amazon online.

Summary

‘ As a species we have survived because of stress and the stress response, which is when the sympathetic nervous system brings us into a hyper arousal so that we can preserve life.  That’s what ‘fight or flight’ is’.

 

Eddie Stern

 

I really hope that you enjoyed the conversation with Eddie as much as I did, what a super guest and it’s so interesting to hear more about the benefits of yoga based on Eddie’s experience.

I really would encourage you to watch the YouTube video that is linked below on the clinical study that Eddie was involved in with African American patients and the effects of yoga on blood pressure.  It really does paint an impressionable picture on why Yoga is a potential effective tool and why scientists are actually looking at Yoga in a whole number of different specialties; including gut health, immune health, and mental health too.

 

I’ve also included some information here on The Vagus Nerve which is really interesting reading:

 

Check out the video of me cooking with Eddie here:

 

 


Guest: Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga.

His bestselling first solo book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga, examines in clear and simple language the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice.

He is the co-creator of The Breathing App, which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, helping to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety.

 

 

Clinical Study looking at Blood Pressure in African Americans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGTweKYlzhY

 

Studies examining Yoga and mental/physical health:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29697885

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22132353

https://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/2013/05000/A_Systematic_Review_and_Meta_analysis_of_Yoga_for.10.aspx


Inner Peace Conference

Inner Peace Conference: https://innerpeace.nyc?


Co-Creator – The Breathing App

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebreathingapp/?hl=en

Web: https://eddiestern.com/the-breathing-app/


Book –
One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga

https://eddiestern.com/one-simple-thing/

 

 


Share this Podcast:


FOLLOW ME ON

© Copyright 2020 The Doctor's Kitchen   |