Roger Jahnke, a doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 25 years of clinical experience, is one of the nation’s most revered tai chi and qigong teachers. In this video, he demonstrates a simple, health-inducing, breathing exercise you can do anywhere at any time.
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The television shows you watch, the magazines you read, and the people you listen to may do more harm than good. Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals why it's important to be mindful of what you consume if you intend to live a more peaceful life.
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Recognized as the “First Lady of Yoga”, Lilias Folan offers a quick and easy demonstration of yoga-based stretches you can do when you're stuck at your desk or at the airport.
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Zindel Segal, PhD, the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, says that depression is not a sign of weakness or failure. Therapy is an important resource for wellness and health that seeks to reverse engineer any feelings of isolation that many people experience in modern-day society. Learn more about Zindel Segal: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c4496/
Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation in the area of mood disorders. Learn more about Zindel Segal: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c4496/
Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author, Laurel Parnell, PhD, explains why eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective tool when treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more about Laurel Parnell: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/599ef999a89782acb5c475041e722c80/
Gary Kraftsow is founder of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) and is America's leading teacher of Viniyoga. He conducts yoga seminars and retreats throughout the United States and Europe for yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists. A student of T.K.V. Desikachar since 1974, Kraftsow opened the Maui School of Yoga Therapy in 1983. In 1999, he founded AVI. He has designed the protocol for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant on yoga therapy for low back pain. More
Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD reveals why any health crisis is an opportunity to involve yourself in the healing process by tapping into the innate genius that lives inside each one of us. Learn more about Mona Lisa Schulz: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/47299be0548d75c0dd28096022f7bc04
Yoga is simple. It only takes a little attention, a little practice every day, and soon we realize we have developed a regular practice. We meditate for ten or fifteen minutes every morning; we do a regular asana practice. We use the breathing exercises or a yoga nidra recording to relax and calm the mind. More
Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the countryside for a weekend knows, being outdoors makes us feel good. More
Mindfulness is a popular technique for dealing with everyday stress. It is also becoming a more widely used tool in therapy as research begins to accumulate indicating mindfulness can be as effective as medicine in some cases.
Mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention in a particular way—on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. More
Wisconsin native Travis Leanna was 22 years old in 2007, when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially buzzing with excitement over the prospect of heading overseas and into combat, the young Marine quickly realized that the experience would be nothing like what he expected. Leanna spent most of his time in Fallujah hiding in various locations, working with improvised explosive devices, and looking for civilians who were making bombs. More
In recent years, a debate has been brewing between the U.S. Army, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and veterans’ and women’s advocates about the pros and cons of the medical term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. More
Philosophers and scientists have pondered the nature of consciousness for centuries. Now more than ever, scientists are adding some pretty interesting theories to the discussion. But is understanding consciousness simply a question of brain physiology and chemistry, or is there something larger at play?
Explaining consciousness from a scientific point of view is going to be hard, according to Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers. More
For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes.
Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden early by germinating seeds inside and offers a larger selection of herbs and vegetables to choose from. More