The Art of Mountain Biking
The Art of Mountain Biking
27. Rest, Recovery, and Yoga Nidra w/ Scott Moore

27. Rest, Recovery, and Yoga Nidra w/ Scott Moore

Rest is an often underemphasized skill that supports, well, everything... including mountain biking. And, as with any skill, we need a systematized way of approaching it.

Scott has spent the past 20 years studying, practicing, and teaching yoga, Yoga Nidra, and meditation. He’s taught everyone from rock stars to recovering addicts, from young to old, ultra-athletes to the ultra-stressed out. He’s the author of Practical Yoga Nidra: A 10-Step Method to Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep, and Restore Your Spirit and several courses and trainings on yoga nidra and more.

We talk about:

What is yoga nidra? [5:10]

‘Samadhi’ moments in mtb [12:30]

Systematized relaxation [19:28]

Yoga nidra and meditation to access the subconscious [27:47]

Extremity as a doorway to clarity [35:18]

How to start incorporating rest practices [48:44]

The science of rest [53:17]

Referenced in this episode:

Yoga nidra

Recovery in the flow cycle (Steven Kotler has a lot out there about this, but this is a good basic writeup)

Scott’s Sanctuary Meditation Practice and Yoga Nidra For Grief on Insight Timer.

The Bannister Effect

Psychologist Jospeh Wolpe

We referenced this episode with Melissa Gill as well as our Transfer episode and our Wayfinding episode.

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