Author Archives: Jayne Hembruff

Story Telling Enhances Learning and Activates our Brains

Story Telling Enhances Learning and Activates our Brains For over 27,000 years stories people have been telling stories.. Stories have been used successfully to teach culture, traditions, life skills, morals and values. Some experts state story telling is still one of the fundamental ways we communicate. In fact, Jeremy Hsu found that nowadays 65% of […]

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Social Contact Promotes Enhanced Health, Well-being and Longevity & Partner Yoga

Social contact promotes enhanced health and well-being states Coan, Schaefer and Davidson. In addition, a researcher on Canada Am today (March 25, 2013) stated friends and social contact helps us live longer. Therefore, it only stands to reason then that partner yoga and would also help to?enhanced health, well-being, and longevity. Source: Coan, J., Schaefer, […]

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Yoga is an effective tool to help those who have a mental illness and their families and care givers

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YOGA is an Effective Tool http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2013/03/03/event-brings-families-with-mental-illness-together BRANTFORD-BRANT Mental Health Event brings families with mental illness together By?Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor Sunday, March 3, 2013 1:15:05 EST PM Marlene Robertson (left) and Lill Petrella attended the Families Moving Forward: Steps in the Right Direction conference on Saturday. Robertson helped start the conference which was first held […]

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2013 Report states Many Factors Affect Health and Wellness

2013 Report states Many Factors Affect Health and Wellness What will you do to keep yourself, your family and your employees healthy this year? Unhealthy behaviors, adverse economic and social conditions, and environmental factors, as well as public policies and social values, and other factors that shape conditions for unhealthy population that are dying younger […]

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Stress Reduction Techniques

A great stress reduction technique is to “Take 5” every few hours during the day. “Take 5” is doing big belly breathes or full yoga breathes. Simply sit up up tall with a long spine and breath into the nose for 5 – filling the lungs completely, then slowly exhale out the nose for 5 […]

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Top Fitness Trends Predicted for 2013

Your body is the only equipment you need for one of the hottest fitness trends: body-weight workouts writes Jennifer Warner. A new survey of fitness trends shows body-weight training, including back-to-basics exercises like push-ups, planks, and pull-ups, is expected to be one of the top 10 fitness trends of 2013. Yoga strength is a wonderful […]

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Classroom Yoga Positively Impacts Behaviour

Classroom Yoga Positively Impacts Behaviour In September 2012, Koenig, Buckley-Reen, and Garg published ?the use of daily classroom wide yoga interventions has a significant impact on key classroom behaviours among children with autism spectrum disorders? in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Parents, ask your school to bring yoga to your child?s school to help […]

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Yoga with your Baby will Benefit both You, the parent and Your Baby

Yoga with your Baby will Benefit both you, the parent and your baby Yoga with your Baby?provides a soothing atmosphere that encourages parents to relax and bond with their precious. Below are a list of just some of the benefits. Bonding😕Whether you are the mom or dad, helping your baby with yoga poses will create […]

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Yoga Improve Mental Wellness

Yoga Improve Mental Wellness. Written by Jayne Hembruff. Did you know 1 out of every 3 Canadians will be affected by anxiety and/or mood disorders. Child and adolescent incidents are on the rise. $51 Billion/year spent on Mental Health in Canada (2011 Conference Board of Canada) Yoga techniques such a pranyama(breath), asana (poses) and meditation […]

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Reduce your stress and risk of heart diseases by doing yoga

?Reduce your stress and risk of heart diseases by doing yoga?….. Dr. Donald Edmundson, professor at Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Donald Edmundson, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center said people can take steps to reduce their stress by doing yoga, meditation and exercise. This was after his research showed people who report feeling […]

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