Eddie Stern discusses Ashtanga yoga—in conversation w/ Carlos Basualdo

Please join us as
Eddie Stern & Carlos Basualdo 
discuss Eddie's book


Yoga in its original form was created as a science for liberation, but in modern times it is used by many for improving physical and mental health, helping us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, and more responsible contributors to society and inhabitants of this planet. If yoga does accomplish all that—and many practitioners have experienced this to be true in their own lives—how exactly does yoga do it? How does yoga work?

Believe it or not, there are scientific answers based in how the human body and mind function. Eddie Stern’s One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life explains from both a yogic and scientific perspective how the human nervous system is wired. It describes the mechanics beneath the surface of our bodies and shows how we can consciously use yogic practices to direct and change our lives in positive ways.

Drawing on modern neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and decades of practice and teaching, Eddie Stern reveals how what we do—from diet to chanting, from postures to meditation, from ethical practices to breathing techniques—affects who we become, and how a steady routine of activities and attitudes can transform our bodies, our brain functions, our emotions, and our experience of life.

"This lovely book shows how ancient wisdom and modern science can enrich each other. Eddie Stern is both deeply trained in yoga and highly informed about psychology and the brain. He puts it all together in very practical ways, showing how to develop lasting calm, love, and inner peace."
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., NYT best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom and Hardwiring Happiness

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. He most recently created 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. One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life is his first solo book. 

CARLOS BASUALDO is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he oversees the Museum's Department of Contemporary Art. He was the lead organizer of “Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens” that represented the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2012 he organized “Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg and Duchamp,” which opened in Philadelphia in October and traveled to the Barbican Gallery in London. He has was part of the curatorial teams for Documenta11, the 50th Venice Biennale and conceived and curated “Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture” in 2004. He practices Ashtanga with Elizabeth Crozier at Ashtanga Yoga Philadelphia.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life Cover Image
By Eddie Stern, Deepak Chopra (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780865478398
Availability: Available to Ship
Published: North Point Press - March 12th, 2019