The Stress Reduction Special

guided by Eddie Stern

In this series of short lessons, Eddie Stern highlights a versatile range of endurance postures, breathing exercises and meditations designed to reduce stress and calm the body. Each practice engages a different part of the body to build up resiliency for managing stress inducers in our day to day lives.

More with Eddie: YOGA365, Inner Strength Special, Yoga Primary Series, Urban Yogis, Undoing the Stress Epidemic, Resonance Breathing, Yoga and Meditation

About the show

Hosted by: Eddie Stern

Music: Moby

10 lessons

Location: Brooklyn Yoga Club

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

HD CC PG-13

About Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his expertise in Ashtanga Yoga, and his dedication to providing ways for people from all walks of life to access simple and effective yoga and meditation practices.

He has published several books on yoga. His latest publication, One Simple Thing, A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life, is a best-selling book that describes the underlying mechanisms that make yoga such an effective practice.

Eddie continuously travels internationally to teach and give lectures. Please check out his site below to stay up to date on where you can practice with him next!

Visit his website at www.eddiestern.com

Season 1

Resonance Breathing
Introduction

Resonance Breathing

A basic introduction to resonance breathing; deep breathing techniques that will slower heart rate to directly benefit the autonomic nervous system’s balance.

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Standing Practice, Arms & Shoulders
LESSON 1

Standing Practice, Arms & Shoulders

In this standing practice, Eddie focuses on poses and movements which will improve shoulder, arm and neck flexibility. Many of us carry our stress in these areas throughout the day causing pressure and tension that needs to be relieved.

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Lying Down Practice, Lower Back & Leg Stretch
LESSON 2

Lying Down Practice, Lower Back & Leg Stretch

Eddie Stern leads a short practice designed to facilitate lower back strength and hamstring flexibility. These poses promote healing and preventative measures of muscles and digestive organs.

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Lying Down, Hips & Twist Practice
LESSON 3

Lying Down, Hips & Twist Practice

This short practice helps to stabilize and balance the hips and lower spine- two areas which accumulate pressure and tension from sitting or standing for long periods of time.

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Hands & Knees, Lumbar & Sacrum Practice
LESSON 4

Hands & Knees, Lumbar & Sacrum Practice

Eddie Stern teaches techniques for maximizing your full potential, lengthening the body and increasing stability for stress relief.

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Lying Down on Belly, Backbend Practice
LESSON 5

Lying Down on Belly, Backbend Practice

Eddie Stern focuses this lesson on backbend movements which open breath capacity, relieve lower back pain and strengthen the spinal muscles. These poses will energize the mind and body.

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Sun Salutation A
LESSON 6

Sun Salutation A

Eddie demonstrates Sun Salutation A, a series of poses performed in a specific sequence to create flow of the body and breath.

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Sun Salutation B
LESSON 7

Sun Salutation B

Building on lesson 6, Sun Salutation B increases the body’s range of movement, builds strength and works endurance.

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Standing Poses
LESSON 8

Standing Poses

This lesson with Eddie Stern includes standing poses designed to help ground your body, improve your focus, and calm your mind.

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Body Scan
LESSON 9

Body Scan

Eddie Stern guides you through a body scan into deep relaxation, relieving stress from head to toe and rejuvenating your body’s natural healing capabilities.

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