Teacher training – not just for teachers anymore

The positive psychology movement is now about ten years old. Prior to that, psychology explored the questions, "what’s wrong with these people and how do we fix them?"  Positive psychology asks very different questions. "Some people are happy and thriving. How do they do that?" "How do we teach other people who are not thriving how to thrive?" This new science has employed experiments, surveys and interviews and has come to some "ah hah" conclusions that make a lot of sense. One is that most people are not naturally optimistic and happy. Probably millions of years of history in a...

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Mindful eating through yoga leads to lower body weight

Yoga practitioners experience mindfulness as they manipulate their bodies in various poses. Apparently this mindfulness can translate into mindful eating which leads to eating less and weighing less. Click the "read more" button and watch the video.  In a study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle WA, researcher Alan Kristal showed that yogis generally weigh less.   Regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating Photo by Yoga and Aquatics…

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My First Yoga Class

MemA rare and precious gift it is when you are allowed to actually witness your own life begin to ascend to a new plane. I was given this gift recently as I was leaving my very first yoga class. While I am new to yoga as a practice, I have been familiar with the concepts for a while. My wife, who is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, did prenatal yoga with both of our young daughters and continued with them as infants. The effects it has had on her physical and mental wellness have been staggering, even from my outside...

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