Treat yourself, family, friends and employees to the gift of relaxation in this Power Living® Mini-Escapes guided audio program. Appropriate for the corporate environment, these 3- to 12-minute "mini-escapes" will provide you with instant relaxation in almost any circumstance.
Power Living® Mini-Escapes: Relaxation Techniques for Any Situation is a guided audio relaxation program designed for busy people. Knowing how to maximize your rest and recovery time is one of the key tenets of the Power Living® Practice. It allows you to charge your energy, achieve peak performance, and most importantly, be Present. Power Living® Mini-Escapes can serve as a guide.
The most highly productive people have a great sense of balance in their lives. They know when to push hard, and when to ease up. They manage their energy as well as their time.
Stress is a part of life; but chronic stress can kill. Whether you are on a crowded train, in a doctor's office, at home, or at work, this program will calm the body and mind. From breath awareness and visualization to meditation and affirmations, these "mini-escapes" can be done seated or standing, with eyes open or closed. The underlying music blends a range of water and chimes with a slow tempo to synch with your heartbeat.
Guided Audio Relaxation Program - 60 minutes
WITH 10-minute BONUS music track
1: Introduction (2:46)
2: Breath Awareness (3:22)
3: Transformational Breath (5:57)
4: Deep Three-Part Breathing (6:03)
5: Body Scan Relaxation (10:52)
6: Visualization (11:53)
7: Meditation (10:21)
8: Affirmations (6:24)
9: Soothing Sounds (10:05)
Written and produced by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, each segment has been tested and shared with thousands around the world at live events. From email testimonials, the audio program itself has been used in various circumstances such as on the daily commute, as a break at work and even during labor!
Get ready to enjoy an hour of relaxation in mini-bites!
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Power Living® Mini-Escapes: Relaxation Techniques for Any Situation was the first audio program from Power Living Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA, CPC, RYT is a Harvard-trained strategist and internationally-recognized thought leader with over 25 years of cross-sector experience as a corporate executive, award-winning entrepreneur, academic, writer/producer and yoga/mindfulness teacher. As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., she operates a lifestyle media, training and consulting company focused on inspiring minds and empowering success. This includes the publishing/e-commerce platform www.PowerLivingMedia.com, the consumer empowerment platform www.IAmPowerLiving.com, and PLE Consulting which has advised billion-dollar companies on their own multi-platform engagement strategies. Through the Power Living Institute, she has also led programs for over 200 organizations and coached over 2,000 individual client-hours. She started her career on staff at Harvard Business School, consulting with Fortune 500 companies and writing case studies on Operations Strategy. As founder of VH1 Interactive and VH1@Work radio network, she negotiated VH1's first deal with AOL, and integrated online and on-air with superstars such as Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Garth Brooks. As Vice President of Business Development & Operations for MTV Networks, she managed the 200-person MTV/VH1 Interactive operations, negotiated landmark content/distribution deals, managed strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Yahoo! and Intel, and planned/launched "The Suite" of six digital cable channels. She also was Creative Consultant to Universal Studios working with legendary studio head Lew Wasserman.
Inspired by her mother, she started playing with yoga when she was four years old. After almost dying in 1997, she transformed herself through yoga and holistic health. A student of Tao Porchon-Lynch, her original teacher training was at Integral Yoga Institute, and she has been greatly inspired by Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Swami Ramananda, as well as her lineage guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. In 2002, she founded the Ta Yoga House - the first yoga studio in Harlem - and also served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance, including Chair of the Board. A sought-after speaker/moderator, she is a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association and has served on their various local, national and international committees.
In 2009, the World Economic Forum named her one of its Young Global Leaders recognizing her potential for shaping the future of the world. She has participated in Forums in Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa and Tanzania, and has been a discussion leader for the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. She incorporates mindfulness into her leadership talks and has also taught yoga in places like The Great Wall of China. She has a dual BA in Sociology and Studio Art from Wellesley College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Ph.D in World Religions, and executive education in Global Leadership and Public Policy. She is also a Certified Professional Coach, and holds a variety of other certifications in yoga, fitness and holistic health counseling. She contributes to various blogs such as The Huffington Post, the World Economic Forum, Impatient Optimists (Gates Foundation), and Speaking of Women's Health (Cleveland Clinic). Called "smart with a heart," she has been featured in media from CNN, Tokyo FM and ARD TV in Germany to Prevention, El Mercurio in Chile, Oprah's book Live Your Best Life! and the cover of Yoga Journal. Although she is American, she was born in Ghana, started school in Australia, lived/studied in Italy, and has traveled to over 40 countries. For more, go to www.drterrikennedy.com.
Power Living Mini-Escapes: Relaxation Techniques for Any Situation comes with a booklet explaining the techniques. Here's a sampling:
Deep Three-Part Breathing...
Deep, diaphragmatic breathing can take in seven times more oxygen than in shallow, chest breathing. It can focus your mind, build energy, and help manage pain. It also serves to control the "fight or flight" stress response, kicking in the parasympathetic nervous system, which commands the body to relax. It is a very useful technique to employ before public speaking, or if you need to quickly calm down.
Meditation allows us to take a break from the incessant stream of thoughts flowing through our minds. It is about being, rather than doing. Clearing the mind can help you enjoy life more fully - gaining greater clarity, awareness, focus, peace and purpose. When the mind focuses on one thing, it becomes quiet. There are a variety of meditation techniques. For example, you can focus on your breath, a candle, a word or phrase, a picture or a sound. Practice different techniques to find one that works for you. Make a point to set aside a certain time for stillness and silence each day. Although it can be a spiritual practice, meditation is not about a specific religion. Instead, it is a way of living consciously in the moment without judgment.
Original Release Date: June 14, 2004
Number of Discs: 1
Written and produced by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Mixed and recorded at Dy-Nas-D Studios. For volume discounts and/or foreign language translation/distribution partnerships, contact Power Living Media at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-901-6913.