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Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a nonprofit, educational, and research organization focusing on worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He discusses how chronic pain and trauma interact, and why somatic experiencing can help.   Learn more about Peter A. Levine's upcoming presentation at the Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference.       More
Internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity, and innovation, Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, speaks about the culture of standardization and depersonalization within our educational systems. More
When is enough really enough? New York Times bestselling author, Geneen Roth shares a moment from her newest book, Lost and Found, about the many ways you can lose yourself. Whether you choose overspending, overeating, or overworking, learn how to take back your life so that you can finally have--and be--what you want most. More
Best-selling author and leading authority on shamanism, John Perkins reveals the Amazonian indigenous prophecy of the condor and the eagle. Explore more from John Perkins: More
One of the world’s foremost authorities on shamanism and shapeshifting, John Perkins explains the importance of shifting our consciousness towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Explore more from John Perkins. More
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is considered a pioneer in bridging the wisdom of our past with the science, healing and peace of our future. In the video, he discusses answers to the question, "What if the beliefs that have limited our lives prove to be no longer true?" Explore more from Gregg Braden.   More
While we may be the masters of science, without a parallel transformation of the heart, we will continue to experience sorrow. Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Center, talks about the growing movement in the West of using the ancient traditions of Buddhism to bridge this gap.   Explore more with Jack Kornfield   More
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, uplifting, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. They inspire people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate in this performance of the song "Unity (Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu)." See Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band perform at the Being Yoga Conference Retreat. More
Daniel Rechtschaffen discusses bringing mindfulness practices to public schools and how to teach children to focus their attention.     Explore more from Daniel Rechtschaffen.   More


Omega Institute Breathing Meditation 101
What: Perhaps the most widely recognized type of meditation, breathing meditation utilizes your breath as the object of concentration. Types: Various types of breathing meditation are practiced in Buddhism, yoga, and other spiritual traditions. It’s also practiced in the mindfulness tradition and in other secular settings. More
Omega Institute 2 Ways to Stress Relief
Chronic stress has a major impact on our health, contributing to conditions like anxiety, insomnia, obesity, weakened immune system, heart disease, and more. We asked two Omega teachers for their best tips for recognizing and managing stress. The Naturopathic Doctor One of the first things to do is connect to your breath. If you're a shallow breather, spend a few minutes feeling what it’s like to breath into your belly. This will allow your parasympathetic nervous system to relax. More
Omega Institute Make Self-Care a Habit
A habit is a behavior that’s wired into our brains so well that we perform it without thinking. It's automatic. Neuroscientists at MIT have recently found a key that gives us a little advantage in determining which habits will prevail in our daily life. More
Omega Institute 4 Stages of Consciousness by Pam Grout
We live in a multidimensional universe and there are dozens of different levels of consciousness, oftentimes residing in one person. I’ve broken it down into four major consciousness categories. Each of these levels has dozens of subsets, all that play out in different ways in our lives. Let’s just say that my goal is to move closer to level four. More
Planting Seeds of Well-Being
The days have been getting longer, more light hinting of spring's approach until it’s 7:00 p.m. and still light out. The nose detects spring, often before the eyes. Even with snow still on the ground it’s possible to smell the shift happening. The scent is watery, plantish, earthy. Some days you can even feel spring in the depths of your being, a subtle nostalgia or déjà vu. We’ve been here before, in this time between seasons.  More
We are now in the phase between eclipses. There was a total eclipse of the Sun in the last degree of Pisces on Friday, March 20. We are now approaching the corresponding total eclipse of the Moon in Libra on Saturday, April 4. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19)  More
Omega Institute Stop Second-Guessing Yourself: An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 1
An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 1
Omega: How is The Work, or the process of inquiry, different from doubting or second-guessing? Katie: As different as day from night. Doubting or second-guessing comes from a lack of self-confidence and leads to confusion, which is only suffering. Inquiry leads to the end of suffering. It always leaves you as a kinder human being. More
Omega Institute Loving Without Exception: An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 2
An Interview With Byron Katie, Part 2
Omega: Your experience of “waking up to reality” was very dramatic. Such experiences won’t happen to most people, so how can the rest of us awaken? Katie: Thought by thought. People think that they need to get “enlightened” in order to be free, and nobody knows what enlightenment is. Yes, it’s in the sacred texts, and yes, this guru or that lama says he has attained it, but that’s just a concept; it’s the story of a past. More
Omega Institute Living Jivamukti Yoga
An Interview With Sharon Gannon and David Life
Omega: You met as artists in New York City in the early 1980s. How did studying and teaching yoga transform your life at that time? Sharon: Yoga informed our life. It provided us something to do together, which was creative, the ultimate creative adventure: self-realization. David: My life transformed into being mainly interested in yoga, yogis, and yoga philosophy—consequently my interest in other things diminished. But most other things that could attract my interest seemed to pale in comparison to the immensity of yoga. More


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