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Yoga business grows, flexes to deliver corporate classes

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – When successful small business Three Trees Yoga determined to offer classes in the workplace, it needed to learn how to attract companies, rather than individuals, as clients. An ongoing relationship with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided support the expanding yoga business could rely on. » More …

Study: True health gains must be internally motivated

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

anne-cox-head-shotPULLMAN, Wash. – Recent research by associate sport science professor Anne Cox shows that when participants are mindfully engaged during yoga, their motivation for physical activity becomes more internal and less about external appearance and what others will think – also known as Social Physique Anxiety (SPA). » More …

Yoga in jails helps make better fathers

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

yoga-ring-smallWENATCHEE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads. » More …

Yoga promotes survivor well being

It was a combination of foresight plus opportunity. Inspired by her own commitment to the practice of yoga, Sally Blank — together with a team of researchers at WSU Spokane — has demonstrated that breast cancer survivors who practice Iyengar yoga show enhanced psychological well-being and possible immune system benefits as well.“It really bridges the gap between personal philosophy and professional scholarship,” said Blank, associate professor and director of the Program of Health Sciences.“It also says a lot about what Sally and (fellow researcher) Mel Haberman have done to develop working relationships with the Spokane medical community,” said Deborah Haberman, research development coordinator for the Cancer … » More …