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Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Most experts agree: don't wait to for a major health crisis to get well. Here are four simple places to start redefining what wellness looks like in your life.

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Chronic stress has a major impact on our health, contributing to conditions like anxiety, insomnia, obesity, weakened immune system, heart disease, and more. We asked two Omega teachers for their best tips for recognizing and managing stress....

A habit is a behavior that’s wired into our brains so well that we perform it without thinking. It's automatic.

Neuroscientists at ...

1. Sneha—oiling the body, nose, and ears in the evening is nourishing and fortifying for the muscles and connective tissues. As our bodies are exposed to cold and wind, our pores and fascia tighten and roughen in response. Oiling the orifices of...

In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward...

Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the...

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...

Breast cancer patients and survivors have been practicing yoga as a form of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for years. Recent research suggests that yoga can improve their lives both during and after treatment.

In April 2012, a...

The particular challenge we have in this era of human evolution is the incredible fast pace and 24/7/365 constancy with which new information and energy becomes available to us, and the incredible speed it is transmitted and...

1. Access to Safe, Nutritious Food
Urban agriculture is an important part of an ecologically sustainable and abundant food production system. According to the USDA,...

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