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Watch Mingtong Gu's expert demonstration of this qigong practice for joint flexibility and try it for yourself today. It takes just 2 minutes. More
Pema Chödrön Foundation President Tim Olmsted explains why examining your fears is essential to overcoming anxiety and knowing peace.   More
What is your story and does it get in the way of the unfolding moments of your life? American spiritual teacher Adyashanti asks us to drop the narratives we tell ourselves so we can use our awareness to discern the truth. More
Yoga Service Council President Jennifer Cohen Harper talks about the profound impact prison yoga can have on inmates and the communities they return home to.   More
Yoga teacher, writer, and human potential coach Daniel Aaron created Om Jai from traditional yogic techniques—including pranayama, mudra, and mantra—to overcome limitations, fear, and doubt. Take a few minutes to try this uplifting exercise today.    More
It takes just moments to do this Buddhist practice presented by Pema Chödrön Foundation President Tim Olmsted. Try it and experience compassion, love, joy and equanimity in one breath.  More
At the age of 86, Hedwige Kuepper uses qigong to take charge of her body, her breath, and her life. She even teaches qigong at the senior center down the road from her house. Learning from qigong masters like Robert Peng at Omega's Super Qi Weekend, she gains the wisdom and knowledge to not only improve her own health, but her community's health as well. More
Add this energizing and restorative breathing technique to your morning routine. Yoga teacher trainer, writer, and human potential coach Daniel Aaron teaches this short exercise that he developed and uses every day. More
Since 2005, organizations large and small, working in the region, across the country, and around the world have brought their teams to Nonprofit Retreats at Omega to work and rest so that they can return to their efforts replenished and invigorated. More
When Army veteran Antwan Martin returned home from serving in the Iraq war, he felt he had lost a part of himself. To cope, he shut himself down emotionally. But through a scholarship to Omega's yoga for veterans retreat, he's learning how to open up to the world and feel again. More
Due to our innate connection with nature, mindful birdwatching is undoubtedly a tonic and a source of peace for our modern hearts and minds. For our ancestors, however, having an in-depth awareness and understanding of birds and nature was vital because it informed them of the happenings in the wilderness. More
Omega: How can the principles of attachment theory help with the dating process? More
Omega: What does it mean to you to be a spiritual elder today? More
Omega: How do you define bias? Do we all have it? Rhonda: Bias is simply the tendency to have preferences, preconceptions, or prejudices. It's something that operates in degrees, but it's a tendency we all have to be drawn toward, or have some aversion toward, different things in life. More
Omega: Why would a therapist want to include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in their toolbox? More
Most of us don’t relish change. The Persian mystic poet Rumi says that if you asked an embryo why he or she remains scrunched in the dark “with eyes closed” this is the answer you would hear: “There is no ‘other world.’ I only know what I’ve experienced.”  More
Since 2008, the Mindfulness & Education Conference has brought together people working in schools to further their learning of mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning practices. Research shows that these techniques help decrease stress and anxiety in children while helping them achieve greater health and more connected social relationships. More
Omega: How can attachment theory, which is about how we relate to our primary caregivers as a child, help us understand our adult relationships? More
When we look closely at our relationship with ourselves, we see that most of us live in a way in which we only love ourselves "if" and "when" we meet certain conditions that we’ve created for ourselves and then projected on to some distant future or some long-gone past. More
One summer evening in the sixties, I stepped out of the building where I lived in New York City and came upon the startling scene of a man yelling at a woman. Suddenly, the man ripped off a radio antenna from the car he was standing next to and began to whip the woman with it. Without thinking, I put my body between them and shouted at him to stop. Morally outraged, I had no thought to my own safety. The scene of a man abusing a woman set me afire, and I reacted accordingly. More