The Power of Yoga and Positive Psychology

Episode #45
Mar 13, 13
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Rather than concentrating on pathology such as depression, anxiety, or mental illness, positive psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing—focusing on what makes a person thrive and lead a more fulfilling life. In this YH-TV episode, you’ll hear from WholeBeing Institute’s CEO Megan McDonough as she shares key research in positive psychology on the compelling science connecting positive emotional states with specific physical postures. We’ll explore the implications of this science for yoga—and what it could mean if we used our yoga practice to consciously cultivate states like gratitude, love, joy, and happiness.

Hosts: Christina Souza Ma With Special Guest Megan McDonough.
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Christina Souza Ma

Christina has lived many lives – from professional Cosmetologist, L’Oreal’s Technical Commercial Director of South East Asia, Hair and Make-up designer behind the camera, to Actor and Body worker. Many years ago, Christina had a vision to create an entity that would Read full bio »

5 Responses to "45: The Power of Yoga and Positive Psychology"

  1. kelly

    Wow thank you Megan, it felt great to relive the powerful feeling of true well-being through that exercise

  2. glenda

    Do you have to be a professional in yoga or Psychology to sign up for these courses?

  3. Kelly, glad the exercise worked for you!

    Glenda, the Certificate in Positive Psychology at Kripalu is open to all. You are welcome to join whether you are looking for professional development of personal growth.

  4. Sure, William, the social aspects of human behavior certainly shape our psychology–positive or otherwise!

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