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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. 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. More
A pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, discusses meditation, the ancient science of breath, mind, heart and body. More
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, the cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premier Kundalini Yoga center in Los Angeles, California, and New York City, discusses the wisdom and magic of this ancient form of yoga. More
Cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa explores what it means to be a woman who lives and leads with grace and strength. She contends that the next age for humanity will need feminine energy more than ever before. More
Contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary, Panache Desai shares why he believes you are here to make a difference by holding a space for peace in the midst of life's daily chaos. More
Tracey, a participant at a Panache Desai workshop at Omega, discusses the affect his work had on her life. More
Panache Desai is a contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary whose gift of spiritual awakening has drawn thousands of people from all over the world. He acts as a direct line between divine consciousness and helps people of all nationalities, religious beliefs, and faiths to transform our lives by empowering us to free ourselves of pain, suffering, sadness, and self-limiting beliefs. More
Watch Panache Desail, a contemporary spiritual master and inspirational visionary whose gift of spiritual awakening has drawn thousands of people from all over the world. In this video he reveals the most effective way for managing stressful situations and emotional triggers.   More
Internationally renowned psychic medium, John Holland reveals how he developed his special abilities after a near-fatal accident when he was 30 years old. More
Driving through the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, you would not expect to see a group of kids and adults doing sun salutations in a vacant lot. But these outdoor yoga classes—complete with someone standing guard for security—are one way I Grow Chicago is trying to bring hope to this battered community. More
People get so caught up in the content of their spiritual enthusiasms that they may give little thought to the emotions involved. Some adults tell me that they still follow the values taught in the church where they grew up simply because their family believed in it so firmly. It’s the family that accounts for the strong faith, not the spiritual ideas. More
Omega Institute How to Make Your Yoga Class More Trauma-Sensitive: An Interview With Hala Khouri
Omega: You have described how people can respond to trauma by being anxious and hypervigilant (stuck “on”), or by being dissociated and spacy (stuck “off"). How do you lead a class that accommodates both of these reactions to trauma? More
Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play? Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar. Omega: Do you match your music to your mood or can music dictate a mood? More
Omega Institute What to Expect From Meditation: An Interview With Culadasa
Omega: What is the biggest challenge for beginning meditators? Culadasa: The biggest obstacle of all, without question, is establishing a regular daily practice of a reasonable length. The most important thing is consistency. I encourage people to meditate every day, no matter how long they can do it. Then I encourage them to work their way up to 45 minutes. And I don’t mean just sitting there and daydreaming—I mean actually meditating. More
Omega Institute Live Dirty & Eat Clean: An Interview With Robynne Chutkan
Omega: Your mantra is "live dirty and eat clean." What do you mean by that? Robynne: To “live dirty" means to restore our essential connection with nature and with the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home—and whose survival is inextricably linked to ours. To “eat clean” means to eat unprocessed food from nature (mostly plants) grown responsibly, without harmful pesticides, etc. Omega: What’s your personal recipe for feeling your best? Robynne: I feel my best when I hit this triad: More
kids doing yoga
Teaching yoga in schools is first and foremost about teaching yoga to children and youth. Being in conscious relationship with our students in this situation means being educated in youth development and able to adapt our teaching to the way children learn. All children do not react to the world in the same way, and we must educate ourselves about the many things that can affect our students’ experiences. We need to: More
Omega: Can you describe the basic principle of your yoga practice? Madan: I’ve been teaching, researching, and coming up with new insights since 1969. Yoga has much more to offer than we think. We have the finest technology available on this planet in our own body. The body writes its own prescription from moment to moment. Just think about when we go into deep sleep, there’s nothing to be done, nothing to be fixed. Everything is being done for us. More
Woman smiling in the sun with eyes closed.
Reality ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that everything you think is real is not. Physicists, for going on 100 years now, have not known what to make of the fact that Newton’s classical view of the world has absolutely no bearing on the way the world works at its core. The subatomic realm so defies all reason and logic that most scientists, scared to endanger their academic credentials, have more or less ignored the fact that life is nothing like what we pretend it is. More
Omega: Is the process of waking up to your true nature a gradual one for most people or is it sudden and spontaneous? More