The Lucas Rockwood Show

The Lucas Rockwood Show

This no-nonsense health and wellness show features best-selling authors and thought leaders in nutrition, mental health, relationships, and self-improvement. Each episode also includes listener Q&A. Hosted by yoga trainer, writer, and expert speaker, Lucas Rockwood, the founder of YOGABODY and The Yoga Teachers College.

Episodes

July 28, 2021 38 min

The Future of the Quantified Self Movement
with Dr. Michael Snyder
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What if a $50 smart watch could give you early warning signs for illness, infection, and even disease? Prevention costs less and is more effective than just about any cure, but most of us don’t even manage to get an annual checkup at the doctor. This needs to change. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a leading researcher in the quantified self mov...

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How to Control Your Fear
with Dr. Amy Silver
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Humans are hard-wired to fear anything that puts us in harm’s way. But what do you do when fear keeps you from taking the necessary risks toward achieving your goals?

Worried you might choose the wrong major in college? You probably will. Worried you’ll choose the wrong partner and get your heart broken? That will almost certainly happen. What if you start a new...

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An Introduction to Mindfulness
Dr. Shauna Shapiro
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Where were you when you learned that U.S. president #45 was elected? Do you remember the day when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed?

How about your birthday three years ago - do you remember that one? What about your significant other’s birthday last year?

We often get caught up in the lives and events of other people more than our own, and while it’s easy to blame smar...

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Brain Health Matters
Dr. Dale Bredesen 
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The FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, and it’s estimated to cost medicare $57 billion per year. In the wake of the approval, three FDA advisory panel members resigned and medical professionals, patients, and taxpayers are understably worried.

That’s a boatload of cash. Does it even work?

My guest on this week’s podcast believes that the approval occurred simply bec...

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Meditation & Neurofeedback
with Ariel Garten
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You’re probably tried meditation apps, but have you tried measuring your brain wave states during your meditation practice? Meditation informed by real-time neurofeedback is now possible, and if you’re a numbers person, it might be just what you need to “see” your results and remain motivated to keep going. On this week’s show, we’ll explore brain tech and mind-b...

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Exploring the Hathapradipika
Dr. Jim Mallinson

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Most yoga teachers cite the Yoga Sutras as the original source of modern practices, but the Hathapradipika is a much more relevant text that is rarely read or referenced. Written by Svatmarama in the 1400s, this is one of the first writings that codified the practices of Hatha Yoga: yoga poses, breathing exercises, kriyas, and mudras. For anyone interested in the roots o...

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Dangers Modern Medicine
with Dr. Robert Pearl
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How much would you spend to feel healthy and energized? If you were truly sick, you’d probably spend everything you had to feel well again. The USA currently spends about 20% of GDP on healthcare, and if that meant we were all glowing with health and living our best lives, the price would be a bargain. But that’s not what’s happening.

Our reactive healthcare system...

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Sleep it Off
with Stella Loichot
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If you sleep badly, it can create a metabolic storm that leads to elevated stress hormones, food cravings, and increased fat storage. Poor sleep makes it very difficult to manage your weight over time. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about the role of sleep in the size of your waistline.

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  • How poor sleep can lead to weight gain 
  • Why daytime physical and mental activity can i...
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    Improve Your Posture
    with Matt Hsu
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    Do you have a hunchback? Have high heeled shoes led to shortened hip flexors? Postural imbalances can sneak up on you in a matter of months as your body rearranges itself to new stresses and movement patterns. That’s the bad news. The good news is you can often reverse and correct your posture with self care. My guest on this week’s show will help you get started. 

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    Does Yoga Work for Weight Loss?
    with Lucas Rockwood

    Does yoga actually help with weight loss? Does it burn more calories than running or gym workouts? Summer is here, and I’ve been getting loads of weight loss questions. We’ve covered food and nutrition extensively, so this week we’ll deep dive into the mind-body effects of physical yoga practices for weight loss.

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  • How yoga works: hormones, sustainability, com...
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    Self-Care for Pain & Injuries 

    with Dr. Dan Ginader 
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    Have you ever gotten obsessed with a new diet or exercise routine? Enthusiasm is rare, so when you’re feeling it, you naturally want to go all in. But if your zero-to-hero journey is rushed, as it often is, you can end up with busted knees, a herniated disc, or plantar fasciitis.

    My first two years as a yoga student, I was on-and-off injured constantly. I went to sp...

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    Magnesium, a Love Story
    with Dr. Carolyn Dean
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    Magnesium is a favorite among yoga students due to its crucial role in nervous system health and as a muscle relaxant. Magnesium is everywhere, but oddly, many people are still lacking in their daily diets. On this week’s podcast, we’ll unpack the myriad of health benefits magnesium provides.

    Magnesium is a central atom in the chlorophyll molecule, an essential part of th...

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    The Power of Dreams
    with Charlie Morley

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    Did you know that you have four-to-six dream cycles per night totaling about two hours? If you’re like me, you almost never remember your dreams - and certainly not two hours worth.

    But does it matter? Are they important?

    Yes, dreaming is adaptive. Just as your body recovers while you sleep, your brain uses dream states to consolidate memory, learn from experiences, and pro...

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    What Comes Next? Q&As Galore

    with Lucas Rockwood
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    Will you ever go back to the office? Will kids ever take in-person school seriously again? And what will the bounce-back look like this summer after more people are vaccinated? This week’s podcast is a departure from my usual guest interview, and instead, I answer select listener questions about my post-pandemic thoughts in terms of business and health.

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    Rethinking Physical Pain
    with Aaron Kubal 
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    Have you ever experienced chronic back or knee pain? An estimated 80% of people have a major pain episode at some point in their lives, and it often leads to downstream mental and physical health problems.

    But what if pain were a protective mechanism?

    What if pain was your body’s way of telling you when you need to back off, be careful, move differently? On this week’s podc...

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    Making Sense of Food

    with Robb Wolf
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    You step into your local health food store, and the confusion begins. Keto, Paleo, low fat, high fat. It’s all so overwhelming. One approach lowers your cholesterol but improves your blood sugar. Another diet is great for combating inflammation but causes constipation.

    This impossible choice is happening to you and me locally, and it also plays out on the macro level with our food syste...

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    Tendencies, Habits & Change
    with Gretchen Rubin

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    Every few months a new productivity book hits the shelves, and of course, I read it. I’m a sucker for personal growth hacks. Do I need to fix my morning routine? What about a gratitude journal? Should I drink lemon water or celery juice in the morning? I joke that I’m a walking cliche - but that doesn’t change my behavior.

    The reality is that personal ...

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    March 30, 2021 42 min

    Hope is a Verb
    with Amy Downs

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    Amy was buried under the rubble of the Oklahoma City Federal Building during the 1995 attack. Fully conscious but completely incapacitated, she waited nearly an hour before her rescue. In her own words, her life flashed before her eyes complete with doubt, regret and fear.

    The trauma of everyday life is unavoidable, but this was another type of experience altogether. Half her team lost t...

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    Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
    Michael Rintala, D.C

    Have back pain? If you ask a yoga teacher, they will give you three stretches. If you go to a physiotherapist, they will give you three Bosu Ball exercises, and if you go to a personal trainer, they will give you three resistance workouts.

    So who is right? They all are.

    To heal a joint, you need to take a systems approach, and in almost all cases, there are multiple areas to ...

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    Healing Trauma, Sexuality & Boundaries

    with Kimberly Johnson
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    Past traumas often haunt us emotionally and sometimes even manifest as physical pain or illnesses. Acute childhood trauma, for example, has been correlated with everything from premature births to obesity, debunking any delineation between mind and body. Your thoughts and feelings don’t just feel real, they are real.

    So when you suffer major pain, how do you...

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