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1). 16 Quick Tips for Eating at Restaurants or Work
Most of us eat at restaurants for a variety of reasons; time and convenience are the most common motives. Here is a prepared list of quick tips for eating out of your home.

2). A National Holiday for Tolerance and Parenting (Part 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is explained in classrooms, to our children and grandchildren, in simplistic terms. Just this past week, I was surprised to listen to local children’s views on the subject. They explained discrimination with such acceptance that I just listened in amazement.

3). A National Holiday for Tolerance and Parenting (Part 2)
Take control of children by shutting the Xbox, Play Station, television, and music off. If you want to send them to their room, take all the toys away. "Stick to your guns," and don’t back down if you are right. Your children will be better for it, and they will grow up as balanced adults because of your courage "to stand up and be counted."

4). A World of Infinite Opportunities
There is enough opportunity for everyone. This should be your mantra: Observe your competition, learn from their mistakes, and when possible, copy their success.

5). Acts of Kindness Benefit Everyone
Do you really want to be happy? Everyone says yes, but the gateway to happiness makes some of us frown. The gateway to happiness, is giving to others. Think about this: "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." - The Dalai Lama

Some of us may feel that, if we give too much, our...

6). An Objective View of Yoga
When you think of Yoga, what is the picture you see within your "mind’s eye?" Many people still think of Hatha Yoga, and its many sub-styles, as the only Yoga around. This is due to the fact that outside India, Hatha Yoga (Union by Physical Mastery), is most commonly seen.

7). Back to School Responsibilities Again
It’s that time of year when mom and dad look for ways to improve their child’s academic standing during the upcoming scholastic year or, at least, they should be.

There are many options to weigh in such as: new school clothes, school supplies, peer pressure, after school care, homework, league sports, and transportation.


8). Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 1
In comparison to many forms of exercise, the benefits of Chair Yoga far outweigh the risks. The therapeutic exercises work the body, from head to toes, to the best of any client’s ability.

Therefore, the method used, addresses the whole body in a single routine.
This is an amazing feat, for a low-impact exercise program, where t...

9). Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 2
We have all heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Those words are extremely profound, when thinking about correcting poor posture and alignment.

10). Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 3
Flexibility is considered to be a “by product” of Yoga practice, but in the case of Chair Yoga, it is often “down played” or taken for granted. Since most Chair Yoga enthusiasts are seniors, the true value of flexibility is mobility. When you consider that mobility for seniors can be the difference between dependence and independence, flexibility is now of extreme value.

11). Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 4
Chair Yoga can easily work in harmony with most physical rehabilitation prescriptions. Many physical therapists have knowledge of Yoga or are teachers of Yoga. Many doctors, physical therapists, and medical professionals recommend Yoga to patients who are making a “come back.”

12). Blog First for an Internet Presence
Business owners from my generation, and the generations before, had accepted the idea of investing in failure. We even had a formula of “cost per information call,” to justify investing, in advertising, that would not show a profit for months or years.

13). Blog Marketing: Where to Start
Maybe you have just read something about how Blogs can help you establish a web presence, but you are not sure how to start. Here is a guide and a few tips to get you started and increase your Internet traffic. Blogs can help any business, but they require research, maintenance, and creative writing skills.

14). Chair Yoga for Senior Independence
Until a certain age in life, words like dignity, quality of life, and independence seem to be more suitable for descriptions, or reasons, why independent nations had revolutionary wars, than for senior independence. However, for seniors, these words reflect the need to stay the course of independence.

15). Chair Yoga Vinyasa Flow
[Health-and-Fitness: Yoga] Here is an option for your Chair Yoga classes. There are seated flows and standing flows from the back, or side, of the chair. “The flow,” which we know as “Vinyasa,” is synchronized breathing with movement. This brings to mind vigorous Yoga classes for young, energetic, and fit Yoga students. However, Vinyasa can be gentle, too.

16). Christian Yoga?
There is an interesting article in the September 5th issue of Time magazine.
This particular article covers a spectrum of opinions about mixing Christianity with Yoga. Even, if you don’t agree with a single opinion, it’s a good read, as long as you remain objective.

Over the course of time, I have been lucky enough to teach, or ...

17). Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers
Here is an oxymoron for you: Some of the best Yoga teachers are great listeners. This is a general guideline for Yoga students who aspire to teach some day. Listening skills, in Yoga, start when you take your first class, as you learn by hearing, watching, and doing.

18). Confessions of a Yoga Teacher
Finally, some of the “Yoga and Weight Loss” studies have come in, and even, a little bit of Yoga is much better, than none, for weight control, but there are a number of reasons why.

19). Control Your Own Level of Motivation
Do you want an inexpensive life coach? Discover a simple formula for keeping your moods upbeat.

20). Cultivate a Positive Mind-Set Through Meditation
You have the ability to create your own mind-set. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, circle of friends, and attitude, is within your control.

21). Delta Force to New Orleans
If you are wondering why the United States can send troops around the world, but failed to respond to a domestic emergency in a timely manner, you are not alone. Expect the lack of planning for emergency relief, in the aftermath and devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, to be the subject of a federal investigation.

The National...

22). Designing a Plan to Become a Yoga Teacher (Part 1)
When doing anything that requires a major change, a call to action is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. There are so many people who wish for goals, but do not plan to go after them. Let’s look at a few ways to make your plan of action to become a Yoga teacher.

23). Designing a Plan to Become a Yoga Teacher (Part 2)
While you are at it, make sure that you are calling a Yoga teacher training center and not a "diploma house." If they certify everything from pet sitting to web design, what do you think they really know about teaching Yoga?

24). Discover How Yoga can Improve Workplace Safety and Health
Even a worker who is disgruntled will realize the benefits of a corporate Yoga program. Yoga also helps employees develop new life skills such as anger management, stress reduction, moderate diet, healthy living, self-esteem, and much more. The truth is: There are so many benefits to be gained by introducing Yoga into the corporate sector that management is "crazy" not to offer it.

25). Discover How Yoga Will Help You Reach Your Goals – Part 1
Time is valuable and there are a number of successful methods for goal realization. Yoga will cross train your mind and body for maximum potential. Imagine being able to optimize your attitude in one hour, per day, or less.

26). Discover How Yoga Will Help You Reach Your Goals – Part 2
At this point, let’s break down the major components of a typical Hatha Yoga session, and see how each one will enable you to reach your goals.

27). Discover Your Path to Success - Part 1
To many people, success is a “fairytale” and as elusive as a Yeti. In reality, success is just around the corner, and sometimes already exists, as hidden treasure.

28). Discover Your Path to Success - Part 2
Time taken for self-analysis is so important in developing your road map to success. Let’s continue with a few more questions to ask yourself - before we go into the heart of the formula for personal success.

29). Discover Your Path to Success - Part 3
You will get the urge to make up for lost time. You now want to jump ahead at “light speed.” If you already read Parts One and Two of this series, you are way ahead of the pack.

30). Discover Your Path to Success – Part 4
As humans, we have progressed in so many ways, but we have lost touch with our bodies, nature, and the power of prayer. There seems to be a spiritual renaissance, of sorts, going on in the “new age” movement.

31). Don’t Focus on Failure
Internal defeat is a mindset, where you begin to believe that most new ideas will fail. You might think -”After all, what I tried in last week's Yoga class, failed.”

You will always learn from mistakes. When you see them clearly as a test, examine the results, and study them closely for the reason why they went wrong.


32). Eating Wisely and Weight Loss

33). Eight Amazing Benefits of Teaching Yoga
Every challenging occupation yields some sort of satisfaction, but the fitness professionals industry had an amazing 85% job satisfaction rate according to an Idea Health & Fitness survey.

Job Satisfaction

In the same survey, 98% of those interviewed felt that "My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment." Lack o...

34). Facts About Accepting Change
In order to be successful in life, we have to accept the fact that everything around us changes, all the time. Once you have reached the point where you can accept, it is time to adapt to the world around you.

35). Facts About Chakra Awakening
Chakra awakening is highly a debatable topic, with two distinctly different schools of thought. The answer could be, “Yes” or “No”, depending upon which school of thought you are trained in.

Firstly, let's cover the side that would say, “Yes” to helping you share the experience of Chakra awakening. There is no shortage of detailed info...

36). Facts about Designing Unique Internet Sales Letters (Part 2)
Your headline, and the following sub-headline, will make or break your web sales copy, but let’s take a closer look at the sub-headline’s purpose. It can differ, depending upon the writing approach you choose; the sub-headline might be a supporting statement, a claim, or a question. Below are some examples for you to analyze and develop your own ideas for Internet sales copy.

37). Facts about Martial Arts for Kids - Part 3
Over the long-term, the wrong after school activities result in very expensive health and psychological care. Therefore, look at martial arts as preventative medicine, and as a bonus, your child is staying out of trouble.

38). Facts about Martial Arts for Kids - Part 4
As a parent, you want your child to get the optimum martial arts experience every time they train. This can only happen if the martial arts school establishes clear guidelines for conduct and if all the children participating are “team players.”

39). Facts about Martial Arts for Kids - Part 5
Children learn much more about violence on the television, playing with video games, and dealing with daily life, than they will ever learn in a karate class. Even if a Karate teacher was the classic “evil sensei,” that you may have seen in the Karate Kid movie or on Kung Fu Theatre, most children can think of far worse violence.

40). Facts about Success Programs for Kids - Part 1
What is the importance of an early childhood success program? What is a good success program for kids? When should my child start a success program? Can’t I just wait and let my child make up his or her mind?

41). Facts about Success Programs for Kids - Part 2
Many parents have the best of intentions, but end up over handling their son’s or daughter’s activities. Perfection is not realistically expected of adults, so why do we demand it from our children?

42). Facts about Success Programs for Kids - Part 3
A child’s development cannot be put on hold. He or she will learn something new every day, and you want to make sure the information learned is structural and positive. You can take control of your child’s destiny when you understand that everything is an influence.

43). Facts about Successful Yoga Teachers (Part 1)
First things first: Are you “selling Yoga?” If you accept a fee for teaching Yoga, no matter how small or large, you are selling Yoga. If you do not like my frank approach to this issue, then teach Yoga for free. This is not a problem, and that is good Karma Yoga.

44). Facts about Successful Yoga Teachers (Part 2)
How do you define success for a Yoga teacher? Each Yoga instructor will have a different answer. What is important to one Yoga teacher may be of little importance to another. However, each Yoga teacher has the passion for Yoga within him or her.

45). Facts about Successful Yoga Teachers (Part 3)
Do successful Yoga teachers produce more successful teachers? The short answer is, “Yes, they do.” Tirumalai Krishnamacharya produced many good Yoga teachers, but how many of us could match his accomplishments? Among his many Yoga students are four Master Yoga teachers: Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Indra Devi, and T.K.V. Desikachar.

46). Facts About Successful Yoga Teachers (Part 4)
Do you have survey forms for your Yoga students? You should – and also give them a reward for their participation. They are helping you learn what they want, and this is something you cannot afford to speculate on.

47). Facts About the Art of Influence
All of us could work on our skills of influencing others, whether it is within a company, a family, or a group of friends. Within the corporate world, influence is a power that you can control with your supervisor, upper management, customers, and co-workers.

48). Financial Freedom: In Rough Economic Waters
Many businesses, and families, are struggling within the framework of the present economy; however, some people are still finding new ways to “think outside the box.” The economy is like the speed limit on the highway; some people stay the course, while others pull into the high-speed lane and give it all they’ve got.

49). Fireworks after Yoga Day USA
There is an interesting press release from Medical News Today. The article is titled, "Yoga Day USA and The Distortion of Yoga in America."

50). Five Reasons Why You Should Not be a Yoga Teacher
Truthfully, there are no reasons why any of us cannot be, or do, what we want, as long as you are not hurting anyone. You should always strive to be the best you can be. However, you may find that many people create obstacles, in front of themselves, to avoid success.

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