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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...

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...

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...

Smoothie bowls are essentially a condensed smoothie with crunch—a thicker version that you eat with a spoon and toppings. This bowl is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants thanks to the combination of...

Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times?

Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was...

What it is: The North American Society of Homeopaths defines homeopathy as “an advanced, effective, and gentle system of holistic medicine that has been successfully used for...

Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet?

Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert...

Our ancestors had a symbiotic relationship with their microbes that evolved over millions of years and served them well. They were benevolent hosts to a dense jungle of microscopic creatures, including worms and other parasites that actually...

The more trouble you’ve had with losing weight and keeping it off, the more likely it is that food intolerance is at the root of your problem.

Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, highly reactive or high-food intolerance (high-FI)...

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