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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier – and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy …

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Metta Meditation (Loving Kindness)

Overcome obstacles and enhance clarity with this refreshing meditation. If you’ve been stuck in a mental replay loop, it’s time to free yourself! Give yourself the gift of give mindful minutes of empowering meditation for a healthier, happier day—and life!  Embark on an inward journey through the chakras with Val Spies and Larissa Hall Carlson …

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Jeff Warren

Meet Jeff Warren

Meet Jeff Warren—the meditation teacher for fidgety skeptics!   Jeff Warren leads an adventure into building a practice that works for you in his insightful, rejuvenating, and fun program, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, November 22–24, 2019, at the Art of Living Retreat Center.

David-Dorian Ross Tai Chi

Why Learn Tai Chi?

Why learn tai chi? The obvious answers are for the health and longevity benefits, the fact that it’s moving meditation—even that it’s a powerful martial art. But when you stop to ask a master why learn tai chi, he might give you a different set of reasons. Recently, I read an article about a kung-fu …

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5-Minute Tai Chi Flow for Beginners

David-Dorian Ross leads a five minute practice working two main movements: Cloud Hands and Thunder Hands. Simple, beautiful, and flowing—perfect for beginners. Sometimes even 15 minutes for your Tai Chi practice is a luxury. But don’t worry—you can still get the same benefits even if you only have five minutes. This is a perfect beginners …

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Yoga for Meditators

Awakened Union: How Mind/Body Union Helps Meditators

At OM Yoga Center we practice a form of yoga called vinyasa, which is a series of flowing movement sequences coordinated with rhythmic breathing. We approach the vinyasa style with great attention to detail, especially regarding alignment, to ensure that students do not get injured and that they get the most benefit out of their …

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How to Get the Most Out of a Wellness Retreat

What makes a successful retreat? After having both attended  dozens of retreats over the years, and more recently conducted my own retreats, I wondered what the lasting effect and takeaway is. A successful retreat, I believe, provides a toolset for a new way of being, and something that can be embedded and applied to everyday …

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Scientific Proof that Your Mind and Body are Connected

Scientific Proof that the Mind and Body are One

More recently, modern science has been discovering the same secrets that Chinese healing traditions have known for thousands of years! For example, physicists have shown that only 4% of the energy in our universe has a physical form. The other 96% is formless and invisible, yet scientists are able to measure it by the way …

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Can Your Insurance Cover Wellness Retreats and Programs?

Retreats can be a great way to jumpstart your health journey, and can be even more transformative on a long-term level than traditional health care plans. Complete immersion in the practice of wellness, like the immersion that is achieved during a retreat, can not only teach you how to care for yourself going forward by …

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The True Purpose of Peace

Long ago, a man experienced a series of startling revelations.  Soon after, he founded a new religious movement.  As is typical with all such movements, he had both devoted followers and fierce detractors.  His followers went everywhere he went, and hung on to his every word.  His detractors thought him a self-serving and evil man, …

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