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Omega Institute Why This Congressman Is Bringing Mindfulness to Vets Tim Ryan
Wisconsin native Travis Leanna was 22 years old in 2007, when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially buzzing with excitement over the prospect of heading overseas and into combat, the young Marine quickly realized that the experience would be nothing like what he expected. Leanna spent most of his time in Fallujah hiding in various locations, working with improvised explosive devices, and looking for civilians who were making bombs. More
Is Your Yoga Really Working? by Hala Khouri
You know your yoga practice is working when your life gets better, not when your yoga gets better. You know who I’m talking about. Maybe this was you; maybe this is you—the mala bead wearing, namaste talkin', slightly arrogant, super neurotic, I-never-eat-meat-refined-flour-or-nonorganic-food type. The person who looks down on anyone who doesn’t do yoga, isn’t vegan, has “negative energy,” or has a corporate job. More
Omega Institute Still Not Manifesting Abundance? by Danielle MacKinnon
How Our Beliefs Affect Our Bank Accounts
I recently put out a question about where people have blocks around money to my friends on Facebook, and the response was overwhelming. Most people wanted to understand why, despite their best intentions, their wholehearted actions, and even major lifestyle changes, they haven’t been able to truly shift things financially. In my many years working as an intuitive and coach, I’ve found that money blocks and blocks around financial security aren’t actually about money at all. More
Omega Institute Back to Yoga Basics by Rodney Yee
Anytime you want to reboot your practice, you can come back to the yoga basics. When considering which poses to choose, I thought: If I had a group of beginners, which poses would I focus on that would be foundational poses for the rest of their lives and why? These are my choices: More
Virgo may be the most interesting sign. It's certainly one of the most complex, laced with inconsistencies that only start to make sense over time. Virgo is one of the four mutable, or changeable, signs. Yet, unlike Gemini, which has more distinct polarities and modes of expression, Virgo tends to conceal its inner differences, which seems to be about an effort to reconcile them. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries  (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute The Great PTSD Name Debate
In recent years, a debate has been brewing between the U.S. Army, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and veterans’ and women’s advocates about the pros and cons of the medical term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. More
Omega Institute Emerging Theories of Consciousness
Philosophers and scientists have pondered the nature of consciousness for centuries. Now more than ever, scientists are adding some pretty interesting theories to the discussion. But is understanding consciousness simply a question of brain physiology and chemistry, or is there something larger at play? Explaining consciousness from a scientific point of view is going to be hard, according to Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers. More
Omega Institute Waking Up to the World Around Us by Hala Khouri
An Interview With Hala Khouri
Zubin: You are one of the founders of Off the Mat, Into the World®. In your view of yoga, there’s a big service component. Can you explain? More

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