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Yoga and Meditation: Tools for Weight Management, Second Edition
Annie B Kay, MS, RD, LDN, RYT

C221
14 CPEUs
HARD COPY
$104.95
C221E
14 CPEUs
ELECTRONIC
$94.95

Manual with 1 Reporting Form, 136 pgs.
Upon successful completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Articulate and discuss the current status of the obesity epidemic.
  • Identify national trends underlying the obesity epidemic.
  • Assess an individual's weight status.
  • Explain societal, cultural and psychological factors that influence eating and body weight.
  • Evaluate the underlying principles, philosophy and scientific literature on the practices of yoga and meditation, and how these practices may aid behavior change and weight management.
  • Construct and prescribe individual weight management plans combining diet and yoga.
  • Employ various behavior change theories and provide examples.
  • Assess and incorporate an individual's readiness to change into weight management planning.
  • Perform exercises to enhance body awareness.
  • Demonstrate exercises to explore lifestyle moderation.
  • Use exercises to explore relationships.
  • Perform exercises to explore a process of renewal.

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Yoga and Meditation: Tools for Weight Management, Second Edition
Annie B Kay, MS, RD, LDN, RYT

© 2011 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for this self-directed learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the publisher prohibited.

Customer Comments

Sandra Conville: "I really like that I can complete this in 'my' time frame. Keep up the good work.!"

Robin Serig: "Great course with good approaches to promote introspection while working on self change."

Jenness Keller: "Very informative, multi-faceted and interesting"

Bonnie Gene Morris: "Well researched. Good application for counseling"

Keith Reilly: "I was pleased with the depth of information--I was already familiar with the subject of yoga and I thought it was very well presented."

Karen Bargmann: "Unique & interesting. I especially appreciated the discussion of the psychopathology of disordered eating."

Dawn DeSoto: "I loved this case study course on Yoga, Meditation & Weight Loss. I think it is the missing link in traditional weight loss programs."

Sharron Dalton: "I teach a graduate course in Weight Management; this course provides a great example of approaching weight control from a "whole health" perspective, supported by evidence."

Introduction

Program Overview
Through the past several decades, health professionals and population-watchers have observed a weight phenomenon unprecedented in recorded history. The explosive increase in the number of individuals who are overweight, obese, and extremely obese may provide nutrition professionals both the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity of their professional careers.
Due to the complex nature of obesity, individual response to a specific weight management strategy may vary widely. For that reason, the development of a broad spectrum of approaches may best serve the growing overweight population.
The blending of a science-driven approach to weight management with the complimentary therapies of yoga and meditation may be a beneficial option for many. This self-directed continuing education program will provide you with the basic principles of this approach, a review of its scientific basis, and areas where further investigation is warranted. Specific guidelines and exercises will enable you to incorporate these Eastern spiritual modalities into your current treatment protocols.
This program begins with an overview of the trends underlying the modern weight phenomenon: data on obesity, food consumption and physical activity trends, and economic and political trends within the food supply that undermine normal weight. The success of the Western market-based consumer culture has shaped our society and perhaps our bodies to a vast degree. The role of consumerism in eating behaviors and self-perception norms will be examined in regard to the obesity epidemic. The psychopathology of disordered eating and the role of stress in the lives of overweight individuals amplify the effects of consumerism. Changes in family structure, work, and other aspects of modern society seem to synergize to undermine the maintenance of healthy body weight.
Yoga is an ancient spiritual science thought to have begun in India over five millennia ago. Like many alternative health practices, there seems an overstatement of its benefits by its proponents, an overzealous debunking by its critics and a certain mystic aura around the practice held by some of its practitioners. This program will provide an overview of the history, philosophy and potential psycho-physiological outcomes of a classical yoga and meditation practice. Benefits and limitations of these practices will be reviewed and discussed from a practical and scientific perspective.
The process of nutrition assessment, goal setting and monitoring is familiar to practitioners in the field. In this program yogic principles will be incorporated into standard methods for dietary change. An overview of the science of behavior change as it pertains to this process will also be presented. Eastern and Western health paradigms for weight management will be presented and integrated. Various aspects of weight management including the analysis of family and community relationships, and of motivation and resistance to change will be discussed in the context of yoga.

Tools to Aid Experiential Learning
Meditation and yoga are experiential practices. An understanding of the principles and benefits of these modalities cannot be fully understood without personal experience of the process. Mastery and the ability to teach yoga effectively come with daily personal practice. Likewise, skillful communication and incorporation of these practices into weight management protocols is difficult if not impossible to undertake without the insight provided by personal experience. For this reason it is highly recommended that nutrition practitioners undertake at least some yoga study to determine and understand the value and validity of the approach, especially prior to utilizing yoga in their own work.
There are many styles of yoga, and teachers bring with them their own training, personal insights and limitations. Some styles such as Kripalu, Kundalini, Anusara and softer Hatha styles may be more appropriate for the physical and psycho-spiritual approach described in this program. While Astanga, Bikrim and Power Yoga styles can embody the elements of yoga philosophy and practice, their physically demanding nature may be intimidating and injury-inducing for beginners, particularly for those unaccustomed to regular physical activity. Skilled and compassionate teachers exist in all yoga styles. But with yoga's explosion in popularity and with national certification and professional standards in their infancy, many yoga teachers lack the skills and experience to safely and effectively lead a class. However, with the sustained national interest in yoga over the past decades, there are also many more highly qualified and gifted yoga teachers able to serve their students' needs. Resources for finding well-trained yoga teachers are included in this course.
One of the benefits of yoga is its practice of introspection. During this program, it is recommended that nutrition practitioners participate in the exercises to explore their own physical and emotional landscape. The practice of journaling, that is, free-writing thoughts, insights, ideas and reactions to the process within the context of the nutrition practitioner's own life, may be a useful for this exploration.
This self-directed learning program is a Level 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program approved for 14 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs), meaning that the reader has general knowledge of the literature and professional practice within the area covered. The focus of the program is to enhance knowledge and application.
To get the most benefit from this program, I suggest that you follow these four steps:
Step 1: Review the objectives for the program.
Step 2: Study each chapter. As you read, think of patients or clients from your own practice who fit the situation described.
Step 3: Assess what you have learned by completing the self-assessment instrument at the end of this program.
Step 4: Compare your answers to the answer key that has been provided. If you score at least 80% correct, you are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) REPORTING FORM. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read this learning program until you score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program fill out the CPEU REPORTING FORM and
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Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Articulate and discuss the current status of the obesity epidemic.
  • Identify national trends underlying the obesity epidemic.
  • Assess an individual's weight status.
  • Explain societal, cultural and psychological factors that influence eating and body weight.
  • Evaluate the underlying principles, philosophy and scientific literature on the practices of yoga and meditation, and how these practices may aid behavior change and weight management.
  • Construct and prescribe individual weight management plans combining diet and yoga.
  • Employ various behavior change theories and provide examples.
  • Assess and incorporate an individual's readiness to change into weight management planning.
  • Perform exercises to enhance body awareness.
  • Demonstrate exercises to explore lifestyle moderation.
  • Use exercises to explore relationships.
  • Perform exercises to explore a process of renewal.

Table of Contents

Chapter One :The Obesity Epidemic 1
National Trends and Statistics 1
National Nutrition and Physical Activity Recommendations 3
MyPlate 6
The National Fruits and Vegetables Program 7
Healthy People 2020 7
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) 8
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 8
A Super-sized Energy Surplus: Food Consumption and Physical Activity Trends 10
Energy in: What are Americans eating? 11
Environment 13
Energy Out: Physical Activity 14
How large is the energy gap? 15
Indicators for the Obesity Epidemic 15
Are the diet wars over? Macronutrients and Weight 16
Assessment of Weight Status 16
Implications for the Individual 18
References 19

Chapter Two: The Collision of Culture and Biology: Consumerism and the Psychopathology of Disordered Eating 23
The Business of Food 23
Profitable vs. Nutritious Food 24
Food Advertising 26
Other Food Marketing Techniques 27
The Psychopathology of Disordered Eating 28
Prevalence of Eating Disorders 28
Body Image 29
Media Images and Body Image 29
The Psychopathology of Obesity 29
Prevalence 29
Binge Eating Disorders 30
Social Stigmatization 30
The Role of Stress in Body Weight 30
What is Stress? 30
The Stress Response: Physiology 31
Stress and Visceral Obesity in Women 32
Treatments for Stress 33
Implications for the Individual 33
References 33

Chapter Three: Yoga and Meditation: An Overview 36
What is Yoga? 36
Yoga History 36
Yoga Philosophy 37
Is Yoga a Religion? 38
Yoga Psychology 39
What is Meditation? 40
Physiological Effects of Meditation 41
How Yoga and Meditation Aid Weight Management 41
References 43

Chapter Four: Self Discovery: Exploring Lifestyle Choices 45
Self-Assessing Diet and Lifestyle 45
Fostering Personal Discovery and Growth 52
Yoga and Meditation Exercises for Self-Discovery 55
Beginning a Yoga and Meditation Practice 55
References 62

Chapter Five: Awareness: Personalizing Goals and Plans 63
Tools for Guiding Individual Diet and Lifestyle Plans 64
Food, Activity, and Eating Journaling 64
Internal Awareness as a Tool to Explore Emotional Eating 64
Accessing Witness Consciousness 67
Conscious Eating 67
The Breath as a Mind-Body Tool 68
Yoga and Meditation Exercises for Body Awareness 70
References 74

Chapter Six: Change: The Art and Science of Transformation 75
An Overview of Behavior Change Theory 75
Health Behavior Change Theories at-a-Glance 75
Individual Behavior Change Strategies 79
Identification of Non-Food Rewards 79
Contingency Planning 80
Exploring Self-limiting Automatic Thoughts 80
Exploring Resistance 81
The Additive Approach 82
Fostering Transformation and Self-Expression 83
Yoga and Meditation Tools for Exploring Change 83
References 88

Chapter Seven: Balance: An East-West View of Moderation 90
What is Moderation? 90
Yogic Moderation: Standing in the Fire 91
Teaching and Fostering Moderation: Insights for Practitioners 92
Yoga and Meditation Tools for Exploring Moderation 93
References 98

Chapter Eight: Connection: Relationship and Renewal 100
The Role of Relationships in Physical and Emotional Health 100
Developing Communities of Support 102
Detoxification for Physical and Emotional Health 103
The Spice of Challenge and Self-Study 104
Finding a Yoga Teacher, Finding a Therapist 105
Yoga and Meditation Tools for Exploring Relationship 106
References 110

Case Study 112
Resources 117
Self-Assessment Questions 120
Answer Key 129
Answer Key Explanations 130
About the Author 136
About Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. 136

About the Author

Annie Kay, MS, RD, LDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian, registered yoga teacher, author and Lead Nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. She received a BS in Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University ('83) and an MS in Nutrition Communications from Boston University ('86). She is the former director of the Osteoporosis Awareness Program, a national model chronic disease prevention program at the MA Department of Public Health, and was an outpatient dietitian at the then Boston City Hospital specializing in nutrition for cancer, HIV/AIDS, prenatal care, and chronic disease prevention. She was a manager of education for the Nutritional Restart Center, a clinic serving individuals with severe malabsorptive disorders, and led public health nutrition programs on Nantucket Island, MA. Annie is the author of Every Bite Is Divine, which was a finalist for the Nautilus Award for books on positive social change, finalist for a Ben Franklin Award, and for USA Best Books. Ms. Kay has written for national publications such as Cooking Light Magazine and Yahoo.com, and keeps a blog at www.anniebkay.com. She has spoken widely on chronic disease prevention, and conducts workshops for practitioners and professionals on combining yoga and nutrition. Annie Kay lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts with her husband Craig and her cats, Fluffananda and Spiceananda, She is a hiker, yogini, chef, poet, knitter and gardener.

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