Things to Make You Say “om” (NoVA Area & Online Meditation Resources)

The raisin exercise:

Here’s a collection of my favorite local, national and online meditation and related resources!  Feel free to send me other resources to add to the list.

Why mindfulness & meditation? The Center for Mind Body Medicine has some great research here and there’s a nice review of studies on

Meditation and mindfulness podcasts & audio talks

Mindful Eating Resources

For nutrition professionals:


Resources for sale:
Awakening Joy Course (variable cost) and Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness book
Deepak Chopra meditations
Bernie Siegel books, CDs, DVDs, etc. on hope and healing
Sounds True:meditation/mindfulness resources
Health Journeys: Guided imagery and meditation CDs/mp3s

DC Area Teachers

Posts on mindful awareness, inspiration, etc.
Daily Om–Free daily emails, online courses
Tiny Buddha–posts on meditation, mindfulness, awareness and joy (free)

An online bell you can set as a reminder to breathe

DC Area Courses/trainings:
Center for Mind Body Medicine
Insight Meditation Community of Washington

DC Area Places for Retreat/Reflection

National List of Meditation Centers

Global list of meditation centers

CYA statement: This is a resource; always use your own judgement.