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EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) represent a genuine breakthrough in healing. Just a decade ago, most research showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be an incurable condition (Benedek, Friedman, Zatzick, & Ursano, 2009). A long-term study of veterans with PTSD found that even after a vigorous intervention, “the treatment program’s impact on the course of illness had been negligible” (Johnson, Fontana, Lubin, Corn, & Rosenheck, 2004). More
Breath is life. The very first and last thing we do in life is take a breath. More and more medical and scientific articles and research reports are suggesting that the origin of most illnesses, both physical and psychological, is a lack of oxygenation in our bodies. More
Omega Institute Skip the Toxins and Make Healthy Snacks for the Kids
Research has found that children exposed to the chemicals in food packaging are more likely to be obese or develop insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. One study in the journal PLOS ONE, found a link between obesity and Bisphenol-A (BPA), used in everything from metal cans to plastic bottles, while another study, published in the September issue of Pediatr More
To begin this simple but relaxing meditation, select a quiet time and place. You can be seated on a cushion or chair. Take a upright yet relaxed posture, as though with the quiet dignity of a king or queen. More
Each full breath we take has a beneficial impact. If we take that full breath consciously, with awareness, the benefits are exponentially increased. We can develop a practice of breathing this way. We can even cultivate skill in the way we allow our breath to be modulated by our experiences, and the ways that we encourage a full deep breath in every moment—in the presence of all of the vicissitudes of a human life. More
As David Wolfe explains, anyone can strengthen the immune system and start leading a healthier life. The secret is to concentrate on putting good things into your diet, rather than focus on eliminating the bad stuff. Your immune system is vast and complex. It is designed to detoxify your body as well as protect your body from illness and foreign invaders. More
In ancient and pre-industrial societies, breath and breathing have played a very important role in cosmology, mythology, and philosophy, as well as an important tool in ritual and spiritual practice. Various breathing techniques have been used since time immemorial for religious and healing purposes. More
The Body-Mind Connection
The number of soldiers and veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress are alarmingly high. As it is, the health-care system is not able to help enough of those who need healing now. So what can be done? Yoga can help. Retreats and yoga classes for veterans and their families are springing up nationwide. Programs that train veterans and yoga teachers in sharing yoga with veterans exist in surprising numbers. And for good reason. More
The Song You Came to Sing by Tama Kieves
When you feel called to pursue your dreams, is it your ego or your integrity calling? You belong in the life of your dreams, says Tama Kieves, bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love. If you long to discover and thrive in the work that you were meant to do, you must first accept what it means to be called. More

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