Circadian Yoga: Union With Our Natural Environment

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Yoga literally translates from ancient Sanskrit to “join”, “yolk”, or “unite.” Typically inferred as a union of body and mind — perhaps the definition could be extended to the union of ourselves and the natural environment. Owaves is inspired by the field of chronobiology — or the study of how time affects our physiology, often in predictable patterns. For example, our bodies are best-equipped …

New Year, New O: Seasonal Rhythms and You

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Birds migrate. Goats grow their gonads. Squirrels bury themselves. Migration. Reproduction. Hibernation. Seasonal rhythms. We know that every species from single-celled organisms to human beings express intricate daily rhythms — called circadian rhythms. But did you know many species exhibit annual patterns as well?  They’re called circannual or seasonal rhythms and have their roots in evolutionary biology. Primarily governed by the length of sunlight …

Share Your O

It’s #oTime:
Share Your O Contest

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To celebrate Owaves’ 5,000th download in less than 4 months since release, we are announcing a Share Your O Contest starting today, September 4th. The “O” that gets the most Likes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will win a $100 gift card to iTunes. There will be a total of three (3) winners, one for each Site. Remember to use the hashtag …

Owaves Wins the 2014 CONNECT Springboard Competition

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Owaves Wins CONNECT! May 6, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – Owaves Inc., a cosmopolitan lifestyle medicine company, has won CONNECT’s world-renowned Springboard Capital Competition and earned the distinction of becoming a CONNECT Portfolio Company. Competing against hundreds of highly qualified California-based technology companies, Owaves was selected a winner by CONNECT’s panel of distinguished judges for its disruptive innovation and potential for profitable …

Recipe for Chronic Disease

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Sitting is the New Smoking According to recent research from a new cadre of public health advocates, sitting for extended periods throughout the day is an independent risk factor for chronic disease such as heart disease – even with allotments for exercise. Sitting down too much, for too long, is bad for our health. The typical American work day looks pretty much like …

What is Your Metronome?

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Tic-Toc. Lub-Dub. Buzz. What’s the sound of your metronome? What keeps your beat? Guides your rhythm on a daily basis? For mothers it might be a child’s cry that guides them from one moment to the next. For a rural farmer in an isolated region, the rise and fall of the sun. For you? For me? For many of us, the beat-setter …

Do You Plan Your Day?

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Did you plan your day today?  If so, you probably found time for that healthy snack, a light jog, or to enjoy the evening with your loved ones. Sometimes we get caught in a trap of poor day-planning, and that can lead to vicious cycles. When we forget to eat a square breakfast or lunch, for example, we might reach for calorie-dense …

Sleep Promotes Neurogenesis

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Neurogenesis: neu·ro·gen·e·sis (nur’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n. Formation of nervous tissue. As recently as 10 years ago, scientists and medical professionals thought it was impossible for human beings to grow new nerve cells. Research from institutions including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCLA are showing that good ol’ sleep helps promote a healthy amount of neurogenesis. This includes areas like the “hippocampus” which …