Negative Emotions

Negative emotions can lead to serious problems.

In our yoga classes the first 90 seconds and the last five minutes are dedicated to a positive mind = a calm, peaceful mind.

Here is a great study with 180 Catholic nuns where those with a positive mindset lived significantly longer than those without it. After the researchers studied their autobiographies written in journal form, the frequency of positive emotions was scored and compared. The results were staggering because the ones with positive feelings lived an average of 10 years longer than the others.

Barbara Fredrickson, a leading researcher on the impact of positive emotions, writes,

Positive emotions

  • protect us from, and can undo the effects of, negative emotions
  • fuel resilience and can transform people
  • broaden our thinking, encouraging us to discover new lines of thought or action
  • break down racial barriers
  • produce optimal functioning in organizations and individuals
  • build durable physical, intellectual, social, and psychological resources that function as "reserves" during difficult, trying times
  • improve the overall performance of a group when the leader expresses positive emotions (can be a family, a classroom, a workplace)

How Full Is Your Bucket?

Yoga builds self-acceptance, a quiet, positive mind set. Do your body some good today; come practice yoga with us!

March 12, 2012 (one more week till Spring Break!) Monday classes: 5:30 a.m. Sunrise/Energize Yoga
5:30 p.m. Yoga for Strength and Toning **

March 13, 2012 Tuesday classes: 4:15 p.m. Pose Specific Yoga
Notice new time -- 6:00 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Lower Body Flexibility

March 14, 2012 Wednesday classes: 7:00 a.m. Yoga Is Better Than Coffee **
5:30 p.m. Intro to Astanga Yoga

March 15, 2012 Thursday classes: 5:30 a.m. Weight Loss Yoga
5:30 p.m. Kundalini Yoga **

March 16, 2012 Friday classes: 4:15 p.m. Pose Specific Yoga
5:30 p.m. Power Up Yoga

March 17, 2012 Saturday classes: 7:00 a.m. Yoga for Athletes
9:00 a.m. Core Yoga for Beginners

2:30 p.m. Pose Specific YogaSurprise party for Brian Doss! Shh! It's a secret!
4:00 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Spring Break Schedule expanded with more class offerings!

Monday: Four classes
March 19 5:30 a.m. Sunrise/Energize Yoga
10:30 a.m. Vinyasa Flow
4:15 p.m. Yoga for Teens
5:30 p.m. Yoga for Strength and Conditioning**

Tuesday: Three classes
March 20 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa Flow
4:15 p.m. Pose Specific Yoga
6:00 p.m. Vinyasa Flow for Lower Body (please note this class previously was at 6:40 p.m.)

Wednesday: Three classes
March 21 7:00 a.m. Yoga is better than coffee**
9:00 a.m. Chair Yoga for Seniors**
5:30 p.m. Intro to Yoga for Beginners

Thursday: Three classes
March 22 5:30 a.m. Weight Loss Yoga
10:30 a.m. Yoga for Back Issues (Can also be adapted for those who are pregnant due to no twists, prone positions, or forward folding )
5:30 p.m. Kundalini Yoga**

Friday: Four classes
March 23 10:30 a.m. Mommy and Me Yoga (or Daddy and Me); Yoga for Kids**
12:00 NOON Yoga for 45 minutes of Get Me Out of the Chair or Out of the Office Energizing**
4:15 p.m. Pose Specific Yoga
5:30 p.m. Power Up Yoga

Saturday: Two classes
March 24 Regular schedule (no added classes): 7:00 a.m. Yoga for Athletes
9:00 a.m. Core Yoga for Beginners

**Indicates that the class lasts only 45 minutes

Jeanne K.


  1. Hey, Jeanne---

    Could send me a link (or better yet post it here) regarding migraines and yoga. I would love to send it to my sister.



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