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Ram Dass, author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, is one of America’s most beloved spiritual teachers. In this video, he shares his thoughts on all of the exquisite choices we make in our lives from birth to death and in between.   More
Ram Dass is a cofounder and board member of the Seva Foundation ("service," in Sanskrit), an international organization dedicated to relieving suffering in the world.   More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, is creator of Mindful Children, an organization that leads trainings and implements mindfulness-based curriculum in collaboration with schools and organizations. In this video, he demonstrates how to practice heartfulness at every age and why it will help you stay connected to what you are feeling inside your heart. More
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected and recognized Zen masters in the world, as well as being a renowned poet, peace activist, and human rights advocate. Born in Vietnam, and serving as a Buddhist monk since the age of 16, he was one of the founders of the “engaged Buddhism” movement, choosing to lead a contemplative life while working outside the monastery, helping villagers suffering from the devastation of the Vietnam War. Learn more about Thich Nhat Hanh: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/thich-nhat-hanh More
Yoga teacher, Mark Whitwell reveals how yoga and spiritual practice bring an end to the experience of duality through the union of inhale with exhale, left with right, above with below, inside with outside. More
Creator of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, reveals how to create an environment where kids can thrive while learning the practice of yoga in a safe, engaging, and supportive way. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jennifer-cohen-harper More
What is your purpose? Spiritual teacher and yoga therapist, Beryl Bender Birch shares her thoughts on why service will provide you with the greatest sense of self worth and long-lasting happiness. Learn more about Beryl Bender Birch's upcoming workshop at Omega: http://eomega.org/omega/workshops/bde9adf2653100a020c51d661b303077/ More
Yoga teacher, Colleen Saidman says the first step to awakening is realizing the importance of whether your actions are creating peace or suffering, pain or joy.   Explore more from Colleen Saidman   More
Yoga teacher, Rodney Yee says that you experience awakening when you open your body, then it is no longer a barrier to the world, but the place where you are able to absorb and listen to life all around you.   Explore more from Rodney Yee   More
Codirector of the Piedmont Yoga Studio, Rodney Yee explains how being fully embodied and present in every moment is the practice of bringing yoga into your life every day.   Explore more from Rodney Yee   More

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An Interview With Ana Forrest
Omega: You’ve written that “our bodies archive our life experiences and often tell the stories of our deepest fears.” How, exactly, do they “tell” those stories and how can we release or heal the fears associated with them? More
Omega Institute How To Use the Complete Brain by Deepak Chopra
Thanks to Dr. Dan Siegel, a psychiatrist whose work combines therapy with intimate knowledge of the brain, I took a completely different approach to how I spend my time every day. The goal for Siegel is a healthy brain that sustains a person’s well-being. As he sees it, the brain needs proper nutrition every day. I had never heard it put this way, and by heeding his advice, I found that I could activate parts of my brain that could only thrive if they were awakened. More
Omega Institute What They Don't Tell You Before Yoga Teacher Training by Jay Fields
Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience to mine: you stumbled upon yoga, got hooked, and it changed your life for the better—so much that you decided you’d become a yoga teacher. “If practicing yoga makes me feel this peaceful, happy, and together," you thought, “imagine what teaching yoga would feel like!” And thus, shining inwardly as you imagined all the students whose lives you would transform through your teaching, you gleefully signed up for teacher training. More
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Omega Institute 3 Ways to Explore Devotional Art by Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Gaura Vani, Wah!, Nubia Teixeira
If you’ve taken a yoga class lately or wandered through a kirtan festival, you know that the yoga community is brimming with beauty. Painters are splashing Hindu deities onto stages and studio walls; kirtan singers and DJs fill the atmosphere with sacred sounds; people are dancing and hooping to their heart’s content; and yogi-artists are reimagining India’s gods and goddesses on canvases, clothing, garage doors, and even their skin. More
Omega Institute Life Is Like a Spiral Staircase by Panache Desai
Recognizing Your Habits As Your Journey
Morning Reading Have you ever stood at the bottom of one of those old city buildings that has, at its center, a spiral staircase that goes all the way from the lobby up to the top floor?  Well, those buildings look a lot like our lives. With each step we climb, we gain greater and greater perspective. But buildings have a finite number of steps and floors. In the case of life, the staircase is infinite. The staircase never ends.  More
In his teachings on compassion, the Buddha encouraged us to develop “a mind so filled with love it resembles space.” Can you picture your mind being as limitless, unconstrained, free, and open as space? Spaciousness of mind and heart is a fundamental component of a resilient spirit. It brings us a kind of well-being that isn’t dependent on the successes or failures we encounter on any given day. Unconditional well-being does not exclude pain but surrounds it with wisdom and love. This radical kind of happiness is the antidote to suffering. More
Omega Institute Yogic Wisdom on the Roots of Low Self-Esteem by Amy Ippoliti
3 Ways Yoga Can Help You Build Your Self-Esteem
There is a profound teaching in the yoga tradition called the Three Malas, which can shed light on the root causes of low self-esteem, help us deepen our understanding of ourselves, and rebuild our self-esteem in small steps. More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
Omega Institute The Yoga of Self-Mastery by Mandy Ingber
What is it to have self-mastery? I find myself asking this question often. It is a theme in many aspects of my life. Ultimately, self-responsibility and having mastery over our own actions, thoughts, and words may change and transform our lives and ourselves for the better. In my case, it’s what I do not do that aids in this process. In the yoga of self-mastery, I restrict my negative actions or discard what is not useful. It is a paring down and a resculpting. I eliminate what is unnecessary to reveal the truth in a purer way. Work With Your Emotions More

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