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Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and reveals how yoga and mindfulness practices lead to healing.   Explore more from Kelly McGonigal     More
http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/97ecd377bd79efc81f34807966c4881c/ Danny Dreyer is the creator of ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®, forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of t’ai chi with running and walking. His work is based on his study of t’ai chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, and his 35 years of experience running, racing ultra marathons, and coaching people in “intelligent movement.” Danny Dreyer is an accomplished ultra marathon runner and has raced every distance from 10K to 100 miles. More
Geneen Roth’s pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight, and body image. Roth believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, and love is an exact reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves, and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, and scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed) to have in our lives. Explore more from Geneen Roth.   More
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 More
What does it mean to be a medical intuitive? Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD explains the practice of listening to what your symptoms may be telling you to change in order to live a healthier life. Learn more about Mona Lisa Schulz: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/mona-lisa-schulz More
One of those rare people who can cross the borders of science, medicine, and mysticism, Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD reveals her prescription for health and well-being. Learn more about Mona Lisa Schulz: http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/47299be0548d75c0dd28096022f7bc04 More
Yogi Amrit Desai is a pioneer in bringing the ancient teachings of yoga from India to the West and is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the fight or flight response that occurs inside the body during yoga and how to restore the balance in order consciously crossover this edge without resistance. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/yogi-amrit-desai More
The founder of Amrit Yoga Institute and Ayurveda Wellness Center and an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living, Yogi Amrit Desai is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. In this video, he explains the meaning of the meditation and relaxation technique, yoga nidra. Learn more about Yogi Amrit Desai: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/yogi-amrit-desai More

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Omega Institute 4 Ways Urban Gardens Strengthen Community
1. Access to Safe, Nutritious FoodUrban agriculture is an important part of an ecologically sustainable and abundant food production system. According to the USDA, 15 percent of global food production takes place in urban environments and provides some food security for growing urban populations. More
Omega Institute Breathe Better Now: 5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity."  Studies have shown that breathing techniques can also boost your health by helping to relieve anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and even alter your genesMore
Omega Institute Is Overwhelm Your New Normal?
We live in a culture of stress and overwhelm. Most people are juggling work, friends, family, health, travel, and that's if all is well.  Here's a pretty typical scene: More
Omega Institute Twin Healing Traditions: A History of Medicine & Religion by Harold G. Koenig
A History of Medicine & Religion
Many today might think that religion and medicine are two very different endeavors, that the mere suggestion that religion is relevant to health and health care is something new and different. However, this is not true.  What is new and different is the distinct separation of religion from medicine, a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States and that, in some countries, has still not occurred. More
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An Interview With Robert Peng
Omega: What inspired you to start studying with your spiritual master, Xiao Yao, at such a young age? Robert: When I was eight, I developed a serious heart condition and the doctor couldn’t help. He said, “You have to quit school and stay home to rest,” but that was boring, so within a few days I snuck out of my building and into a nearby hotel. Inside, I found a boiler room where I liked to watch the fire. My master was the boiler attendant. He was such a nice person and a wonderful storyteller. I returned again and again.  More
Omega Institute Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids by Jennifer Cohen Harper
What 10 Years of Research Reveals
Yoga and other mindfulness practices have been the subject of an increasing amount of research as they have become more popular in the West. For example, science now supports many of the benefits traditionally associated with yoga practice, including decreased stress and increased physical and emotional wellness. Recent advances in neuroscience confirm that contemplative practices, such as yoga and mindfulness meditation, can change the physical structure of the brain, effectively training it to work in more positive and productive ways. More
Omega Institute Healthy & Sexy at 75: An Interview With Mimi Kirk
An Interview With Mimi Kirk
Omega: You are in your mid-70s and very healthy. Do you think there's a way to feel your age, or even feel old, while maintaining a sense of grace and vitality? More
Omega Institute How to Live an Anti-Inflammatory Life by Michael Finkelstein
A Step on the Path to Extraordinary Health
Inflammation in the body contributes substantially to most major health problems, with diabetes and heart issues at the top of the Big 8 list. These steps will all make a very good start, and they will certainly make a dent—often a big one—in the most common health challenges. More
Omega Institute Healing Pain Begins With Breaking Old Patterns by Ana Forrest
We are intensely habitual creatures, and many of our habits don't serve us. Most of us have pain because we've fallen into bad patterns: physical, emotional, and spiritual ones. To heal pain, we need to break those patterns, which can be surprisingly challenging. Don't believe me? Try this: clasp your hands. Look at which thumb and forefinger are on top. Now, interlace your fingers again with the other thumb and forefinger on top. That weird, awkward, uncomfortable feeling? It's called change. And it's hard. More

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