Category Archives: Positive Psychology

Yoga Resources Part 3: Books and DVDs

Yoga Books Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga With Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee with Nin Zolotow Ashtanga Yoga – The Practice Manual by David Swenson Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta Awakening the Spine by Vonda Scaravelli Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar Yoga […]

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Yoga Resources Part 2: Yoga Multi-Media

Yoga Multi-Media We recommend developing a yoga home practice to fully experience the benefits of yoga. If you have an iPod, the best tool by far for developing your practice is Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman’s Yoga Club (www.gaiamyogaclub.com). With this self-paced 12-week program, you receive a combination of nine online yoga videos and 63 […]

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Yoga Resources Part 1: Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes We are often asked about yoga and what kind of class to check out. There are literally thousands of iterations of what people call ‘yoga’ out there and some will be for you and some won’t. Here are two classic branches of yoga that we recommend: Iyengar Yoga – Recommended if you’re starting […]

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Questions for the Journey

On your next journey you may wish to ask yourself these seven questions: What would I like to quest for on this small journey? What simple pleasures can I really allow in today? What will help me recharge my batteries? What will it take to soften a little bit more in the belly, to breathe […]

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Nineteen Albums without Words to Support You Playing Work As a Ballad

If you’re attempting to play some important part of your work as a ballad, it will be really helpful to listen to ballads in the background as support. Here are twenty instrumental albums without words to support you playing the work slowly with beauty and feeling. Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny – Beyond the Missouri […]

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Eleven Albums with Words to Support You Playing Work As a Ballad

If you’re attempting to play some important part of your work as a ballad, it will be really helpful to listen to ballads in the background as support. Here are twelve albums with singers and words to support you playing the work slowly with beauty and feeling. Rebecca Martin – People Behave Like Ballads Rebecca […]

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Quix Tip – Play Your Work as A Ballad

Pick one thing on your To Do list today Notice the tempo you usually choose to do that task Consciously slow down your speed Play it as a ballad – slow and pretty Notice what changes when you introduce space, beauty and feeling into the mix

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Try Something New: The Optimism Test

What happens when you try something new that is in some way challenging? How do you react you when you don’t quite get a new skill right away, or master a task? What do you tell yourself? These are questions I ask during our music team building programs, whether it’s Play the Blues, Rock Band […]

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How to Savor the Moment

The next time you get ready to drink something – whether it’s a beer, glass of water, juice, wine, pause to savor the moment. Use all of your senses to appreciate the impending taste. Pause and let go of anything else you’re thinking about, whether future or past or mundane – let it go. Block […]

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Charles Dickens Quest Quote – The March Choice

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens This reminds me of being a kid and curling up in those warm spots in the sun amongst dry, old leaves. Then walking […]

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