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Therapist and yoga instructor Kristen Acciari shares the benefits of yoga practice in easing anxiety and stress. by Kristen Acciari
Yoga has become a popular form of exercise and relaxation. Learn how yoga can help with panic and anxiety.
Whether you suffer from an anxiety disorder or experience bouts of more mild anxiety, here are seven specific ways your yoga practice can help you find relief—both quickly, and over the long haul.
It's called Bringing Down the Flame, and it's not your ordinary Salutation.
Plus, a simple trick you can try any time for instant calm.
Theory of Mind (Submitted, Audiovisual)
When children and adults were asked to draw the letter ‘Q’ on the forehead, outcomes illustrate a difference between the child’s response as compared to the adult’s. In this video, a developed Theory of Mind was demonstrate when adults automatically drew the ‘Q’ faced up toward the reader, yet seemed to be absent when most children drew the ‘Q’ faced toward themselves. The results indicate that an underdeveloped Theory of Mind provides adequate justification for this response, linked to the child’s cognitive processes.
This podcast, led by Buddhist teacher, Josh Korda, discusses the presence and significance of Theory of Mind and skilful perspective taking. In addition, Korda explains the absence of ToM, also known as ‘mindblindness’ and its associated effects.
Dr. Miriam Beauchamp is an associate professor of psychology and director of the ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Montreal. In addition to her research on traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents, she also studies moral reasoning and neuropsychological interventions in these groups.
What is theory of mind? (Submitted, Website)
Back when you were a child of 2 or so, you were virtually mindless, at least compared to how you are now. In the first few years of life, your primary focus was you: You wanted food, comfort, a colorful toy -- and you were willing to cry very loudly to get it. In return, you offered nothing but potential quiet. You were egocentric. You can hardly be blamed for this, however; you hadn't developed to a point where you could look past your own needs.Then, at about age 3 or 4 -- if you're neurotypical, meaning your mental development was comparatively normal -- you underwent what seemed like a magical transformation. You became a genius at mind reading. You suddenly were capable of looking past yourself and taking into account others' wants, needs, knowledge and mental states. You had developed what is called folk psychology, an ability to think of the mind states of others. Some researchers think that you are able to pull off this nifty trick through theory of mind. To recap: Folk psychology is our ability to make predictions about what's on others' minds, and theory of mind is one explanation for how we carry out that ability.
Theory of Mind (Submitted, Website)
Theory of Mind is the branch of cognitive science that investigates how we ascribe mental states to other persons and how we use the states to explain and predict the actions of those other persons. More accurately, it is the branch that investigates mindreading or mentalizing or mentalistic abilities. These skills are shared by almost all human beings beyond early childhood. They are used to treat other agents as the bearers of unobservable psychological states and processes, and to anticipate and explain the agents’ behavior in terms of such states and processes. These mentalistic abilities are also called “folk psychology” by philosophers, and “naïve psychology” and “intuitive psychology” by cognitive scientists.It is important to note that Theory of Mind is not an appropriate term to characterize this research area (and neither to denote our mentalistic abilities) since it seems to assume right from the start the validity of a specific account of the nature and development of mindreading, that is, the view that it depends on the deployment of a theory of the mental realm, analogous to the theories of the physical world (“naïve physics”). But this view—known as theory-theory—is only one of the accounts offered to explain our mentalistic abilities. In contrast, theorists of mental simulation have suggested that what lies at the root of mindreading is not any sort of folk-psychological conceptual scheme, but rather a kind of mental modeling in which the simulator uses her own mind as an analog model of the mind of the simulated agent.
Facing Cancer with Courage (Submitted, Website)
Although it's not a cure, yoga can help you survive cancer with strength, hope, and vitality.
Diane Bruni was the first ashtanga yoga teacher in Canada. She stopped by J’s yoga class in Brooklyn and they sat down afterwards to talk about her story of yoga’s entrance into the mainstream, yoga injuries, and the new directions that are being forged. Diane shares openly about her early and unconventional instruction in Iyengar method, controversial exit from the Ashtanga community, cancer diagnosis and healing, and the movement research she is exploring now. They discuss the current state of the Slow Yoga Revolution.
In this month’s Taboo-ty Podcast episode, Fight CRC interviews Jean DiCarlo-Wagner, a stage IIIc colorectal cancer survivor and yoga therapist. Jean explains how yoga therapy helped her after her diagnosis and through survivorship and how it may benefit other cancer survivors. Since 2005, she has been teaching yoga in San Diego, California and online and offers a class called Yoga for Healing – A Cancer Survivors Class. Visit Jean’s website, Yoga Being yogabeing.net/
In this interview, Cancer Exercise Specialist and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Lorien Neargarder, shares her experience teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors.
We would like to welcome you to join us for this session if you have or are suffering with cancer or you would like a gentle practice of Meditation, Yoga and Relaxation.Edwina who teaches at Lotus Flower Yoga would like to share this practice with you after recovering from breast cancer herself. Knowing she has been through and recovering gives great comfort to anyone who maybe or has be suffering and wants to do Yoga with an experienced teacher. In this practice Edwina with do a meditation to open, Yoga asanas and then finish with Relaxation.
This week host John Voket opens with a Connecticut oncologist pioneering a study using yoga to improve young patients' and their parents' well-being. Then we'll visit with Goodwill of Western & Northern CT to discuss several ways listeners can help raise funds for critical support and employment programs, as well as their own schools through the 2017 “Bag It Up Challenge.” And we'll close with a representative of JFS of Greater New Haven - recruiting individuals and families from across the region to become foster parents to a growing number of teens who need caring homes.
In this interview, Alison Crowley talks about how she used to be dancer and an actress. Due to a series of injuries, she discovered yoga as a way to help her heal. She eventually completed several yoga and yoga therapy courses which brought her to her current business as a yoga therapist.Alison has been able to convince several hospitals in Los Angeles to offer yoga classes for women cancer survivors. She also sees clients privately for yoga therapy. Alison shares how important these yoga classes are for the women and how they facilitate a strong sense of community. Alison’s business goes to show how you can be a trail blazer and be successful at a business that is desperately needed, but no one else is doing. I hope you are as inspired by Alison’s work as I am.
Naked Yoga with Doria Gani (Submitted, Website)
Doria Gani is a Naked Yoga Teacher and cancer survivor. We go deep into her Way of Yoga, Shamanism, her cancer experience and much more.
Society likes to talk a lot about self-care: which often translates to a box of chocolates, a bubble bath, and perhaps a glass of wine. Our guest writer, Kim Fredrickson, however, takes the idea of breast cancer self-care (and all self-care) to a higher level–beginning with the language in which we talk to ourselves. Perfectionists, self-critics, and those of us who tend to ignore ourselves a lot, this article is for you! We are so privileged and grateful for Kim Fredrickson’s wise words this week.
Healing Yoga (Submitted, Website)
Hosted by Stephanie Cunningham, a yoga teacher herself who is committed to sharing yoga with anyone, especially the over 50's.Stephanie created this podcast to share how yoga can be practiced by anyone with amazing benefits. Yoga teachers themselves will share their stories; discussing why they teach, who they teach, how students benefit. Every fortnight or so, we will release a new episode. We will talk with teachers about teaching children, curvy bodies, the elderly but also those that each yoga to support students with diabetes, cancer and mental health issues.
Linda Scheele is certified in cancer yoga, and today we get personal in our interview and we talk about her loss of her two kids, her diagnosis, and how she healed. And with decades of experience, you have to hear what the 76-year-old health revolutionist has to say about how to Heal Better Fast! Please welcome Linda Scheele.
Breast Cancer Care (Submitted, Website)
We speak to Edwina about how yoga helped her through her struggle with mental health after her breast cancer treatment ended. She gives her tips on getting into yoga for the first time.
YED Talk Podcasts - Yoga Voices is about sharing insights and inspiration from Yoga Teachers around the world. Enjoy and be inspired.
Breast Cancer and Yoga (Submitted, Website)
In this interview with actress Jeri Lynn Cohen, we explore her use of yoga to complement conventional cancer treatments with great success. Jerri Lynn welcomes your emails. You can also visit her website.
In this episode, I interview Tara Casagrande, owner of Ease Yoga & Cafe in Alexandria, VA. We talk all about healthy lifestyle, making dreams come true, the importance of community, and so much more. Tara was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with her daughter, so we also dive into alternative therapies and limiting beliefs that came up during that time. Tara shares her mantra: "fake it til you make it." Other things we talk about: South Block Juice Co - www.southblockjuice.com @southblockco My book, BELIEVE: Releasing Limiting Beliefs to Reveal Your Authentic Self (available on Amazon.com) Nosara Yoga Institute To connect with Tara, visit Ease Yoga & Cafe: www.easeyogacafe.com @easeyogacafe
In this Session You’ll Learn:The complete story of Brianna Mercado How Brianna battled back and beat cancer twice How dance saved Brianna and how she turned a lifelong passion into a career How to be happy even when things seem impossible All about Brianna’s inspiring Tedx talk The BriPositive movement And so much more!
Today’s guest is Alison Crowley. She’s the Owner of The Yoga Prescription and her business is special because her specialty is teaching Yoga for those with cancer or other long term illnesses. She focuses on restorative yoga and healing. She calls what she does “gentle yoga” and it is a very specific practice of yoga poses, breathing and meditation in a specific order to promote healing and restoration. This episode is packed with information about yoga and how it can be used to enhance your quality of life. Alison shares her wealth of knowledge with us!
Can you heal cancer naturally with a raw vegan diet, meditation and yoga? Amanda did!Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women and almost 4,000 cases were fatal just last year. Conventional treatments for cervical cancer include chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, hysterectomies, or the removal of lymph nodes and ovaries. Treatments like this often leave the woman infertile. When Amanda Deming was diagnosed with cervical cancer she was determined to cure herself naturally through a raw vegan diet, meditation, and yoga. Without any conventional treatment she is now cancer-free. Amanda stopped by The Food Heals Podcast to share her healing story, give her tips for what to do if you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer and why it is just as important to read your wine labels as it is to read you food labels!
Ever wished yoga was part of your life, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you do yoga now but want to prioritize it more. That’s what this podcast is about, and Tony and I will be walking you through all the best ways to get going – and build a strong foundation for success! Next, we have my very special guest Elissa Goodman, who is a holistic nutritionist, cleanse expert, and author. Elissa has an amazing book out called, Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming Your Fears and Healing Cancer. Listen in as Elissa shares her personal journey from diagnosis to helping others incorporate healthy daily habits in their lives. [BULLETS] Tony shares what motivated him to start a yoga practice and to feel comfortable on the mat… We share simples ways to start a yoga practice today... How to handle the initial intimidation that comes from starting a yoga practice… Why no judgement is so critical in moving past negativity… Tony and I discuss the benefits to incorporating the Beauty Detox Power DVD Yoga Series… Elissa shares her challenging journey from being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma to the choices she made regarding her treatments… We discuss some of the steps Elissa took on her path to wellness that can help those facing cancer diagnosis… How to change your mindset and deal with any fears… Elissa shares her thoughts on what may have contributed to her husband’s death and her healing… Elissa discusses her book, Cancer Myths and Hacks, and what some of the food/diet myths and hacks are regarding gut health, oral health, and overall health… We talk about the most important things you need to do on a daily basis to maintain your overall wellness... [FEATURED GUESTS] About Elissa Goodman Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and cleanse expert based in Los Angeles. After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges. She espouses a clean, preservative-free diet-filled with fresh produce and high quality products and emphasizes the importance of daily de-stressing activities including soul searching. In addition to running her practice servicing clients, Elissa is the creator of the RESET Your Life with cleanse programs at the most well respected health-oriented eatery M Cafe’s RESET, and designs her own specialized juices for Erewhon Natural Market. About Tony Flores, a long-time friend of Kimberly who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community!
Teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors is different than teaching yoga in a typical class. Here’s why.
Author: Bevin Wallace “My neck is tweaked.” “My hips are killing me — they’re so tight!” I’ve heard students grumble about a lot of legitimate aches and pains during yoga. Then I showed up to Laura Kupperman’s Yoga for Survivors class. Here, the complaints were a bit weightier. One woman was fatigued from her new chemo
Yoga - Canadian Cancer Society (Submitted, Website)
Yoga uses stretching, poses, breathing exercise and meditation. Learn about using yoga as a complementary therapy during your cancer treatment.
Fighting cancer isn't easy, but giving up isn't an option. Yoga enhances physical and emotional wellness—and brings a peace many patients thought they lost forever.
History of Yoga (Submitted, Film)
A clear and concise documentary on the gistory and roots of the yoga tradition through modernity.
Yoga (Submitted, Website)
Short consice intro to yoga and its history and a comparission between modern yoga with its classical tradition.
Philipp Maas on Yoga (Submitted, Website)
"A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written."
"Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical compliment to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self." - Description from the podcast.
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Yoga (Submitted, Website)
From site: "Yoga is big business. Its worth $10bn a year in America alone. Does the growth in yoga's popularity, particularly in the West, mean that its spiritual content and religious roots are being neglected? Can yoga be practised aside from these roots? Are there even dangers in doing so? Ernie Rea is joined by Jim Mallinson from SOAS, University of London, Suzanne Newcombe from the charity Inform and Ramesh Pattni from the Hindu Forum of Britain.
The Secret History of Yoga (Submitted, Website)
From the site:"As UN International Yoga Day approaches, Mukti Jain Campion sets out to explore the roots of modern yoga practice. Like millions of people across the world, Mukti attends regular yoga classes and enjoys its many physical and mental benefits while believing it to be the "timeless Indian discipline" so often described in yoga books. But recent research challenges this common assumption. Could modern yoga classes, as now taught all around the world, actually be the product of 19th century Scandinavian gymnastics as much as ancient Indian philosophy? Startled by this possibility, Mukti sets out to explore the roots of modern yoga practice and uncovers an extraordinary multicultural history in which early 20th century European ideas of health, fitness and the cult of the Body Beautiful became intertwined with Indian nationalism and the revival of Indian interest in its own traditions of physical culture. Out of this heady mix emerged a new generation of yoga innovators who transformed an obsolete and frowned-upon practice of Indian holy men into something that would appeal to masses of ordinary people. Contributors include Dr Mark Singleton, author of Yoga Body: The origins of modern posture practice, Dr Jim Mallinson, a Yoga historian from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, Dr Manmath Gharote, Director of the Lonavla Yoga Institute in India and Dr Suzanne Newcombe from The London School of Economics who has studied the development of yoga in Britain"

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