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Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Watch Pema Chödrön explain the importance of acknowledging what gets you hooked and drives you crazy, so that you are able to work with your mind, rather than the outer circumstances to restore your sense of balance. More
Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, watch Pema Chödrön explain this simple meditation, where breath can help relieve pain and anguish, and provide comfort to any person, animal or nation that suffers. —     More
Feeling angry?  Feeling aggressive?  Watch American Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön explain how short circuiting the cycle of aggression will benefit you, and the world.   More
Yoga teacher, Rodney Yee shares why our natural state of being is already integrated with all life and separation only exists in the mind. The real question is can we be conscious of this connection? More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch discusses how to maintain balance in difficult circumstances at the Yoga Service Council Conference. More
What is energy? Can you carry other people's energy? James Van Praagh, one of the world’s most renowned and respected spiritual mediums working today, explains the basics of energy.  He uses a simple demonstration to help you understand the sensation of your own energy and the importance of being responsible for your sacred space. More
James Van Praagh, a renowned medium for over thirty years, explains how we are all born with six senses: the five physical senses and our intuition. He is the number one New York Times best-selling author of Talking To Heaven, a spiritual memoir and case study examining the reality of life after death. More
Adyashanti, American-born spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation, shares how silence is not separate from us. It's also not separate from noise. Curious? Find out more. More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch, speaks at the 2012 Yoga Service Conference about why yoga isn't only about asanas and how the practice of yoga in service to others will inspire true happiness. More
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch discusses why the practice of focusing on yoga and breath changes your consciousness and cultivates lovingkindness at the Yoga Service Council Conference. More
Energy Medicine Yoga is essentially grooming the body’s energies to help make sure they are awake and moving, that they are running forward and not backward (a very common occurrence), and that the energy systems of the body are all cleaned out and organized. More
Omega Institute Energy as a Life Guide: An Interview With Deborah King
Omega: How would you describe energy healing to a five-year-old? Deborah: I would tell an adult or a child that you’re composed of energy. Your body feels solid, but it’s moving energy. We have lots of physics research to back this up. Sometimes the movement of all that energy becomes stagnant or off-kilter, and energy healing is a way of reestablishing balance. More
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Many people who could benefit from yoga shy away due to misconceptions about what it is and isn't, or who can do it and who shouldn't. Here are some common misconceptions about yoga and yoga therapy. Yoga Isn't...Only for the Flexible & Fit Some people avoid yoga because they think it's only for people who can bend like Gumby. They think it's for the young, strong, and athletic—and if you look at pictures in magazines or sample some vigorous yoga classes you could easily get that impression. More
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When making affirmations, we don’t beg or manipulate something outside of ourselves to respond to our prayer; instead, we speak from that part of us that is inseparable from our Source. Affirmative statements activate the power within us to draw into our magnetic field that which we claim and affirm for ourselves, whether it’s something required to stabilize our life structures, or to move into the next stage of our evolution. Affirmation also assists us in removing subconscious blockages that would hinder fulfillment of our affirmative declarations. More
About three decades ago I spent a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. It was a very austere life, dedicated to meditation and simplicity. One of the trainings I practiced was to only take one meal a day from the food collected going on alms rounds early in the morning. More
Omega: What do you think prevents people from living their full potential? More
Mindfulness is hot. U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan practices it with colleagues on Capitol Hill. The British Parliament is doing it, too. And hundreds of programs teach it to students in schools across the country each day. More
Studies have shown that, as far back as in the womb, we make decisions about who we are and what’s possible for us to have (or not have) as it relates to receiving happy, healthy love into our lives. Conclusions like “I am not wanted,” or “I am not enough,” are the assumptions we may have made up as children, when we were far too young to understand that it was our caregivers, and not we ourselves, who were in some way inadequate and deficient in their abilities.   More
Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something goes very wrong—a scary diagnosis, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they're really bad, we bring in experts to fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us find peace and understand our family of origin. More
Omega: What do you think of the growing popularity and commercialization of feminism in pop culture? Isabel: It’s fine. Make condoms that say “feminist.” As long as it’s out there. It can take any shape or form or language—just bring it up. More