Are Your Chakras Really Closed?

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 5, 2013. Can we really survive if our energy source is cut off? It seems unlikely. Yet many people talk about a chakra being closed. Usually this means that the energy from that whirling vortex is in a tamasic (dull, lazy) state and moving...

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Heaven & Earth Chakras

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 26, 2013 When people refer to the seven chakras, they usually start from the base chakra (Muladhara) and move up. The Muladhara is typically called the first chakra. This way of approaching the chakras is based on the premise that we are...

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Yoga’s Secret Power

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 19, 2013. For growing numbers of harried Americans, a single step into a yoga class begins a transformative journey into the vast world that unites body, mind, and spirit. The physical part of yoga practice has become a gateway to the...

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Have You Seen Your Chakras?

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 12, 2013. Have you ever seen your own chakras? Most of us, at least in our everyday lives, are not aware that we are seeing chakras, seeing energies. We give them unusual names because we think they are extraordinary things to see. In...

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Learning to Play the Chakras

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 5, 2013. A worn and abandoned violin lay on the table at a local auction. The humiliation of being given the price tag of $50.00 seemed to make it even less attractive. The auctioneer tried to encourage the bidding to start. "Who will...

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Compassion is Yoga

By Nischala Joy Devi.Compassion is the sacred energy that flows through the heart chakra to each and every living thing in the universe. When accessed it allows us to feel a sense of onesness with all. As yoga students and teachers, compassion blossoms as our inner...

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Earth Meditation

By Nischala Joy Devi. Deepen your connection to the earth and find new ways to care for her. I have a fond memory from some years ago of accompanying my teacher Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the 20th century's great yoga masters, on a walk in the park. I was one of...

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Yoga Therapy

By Nischala Joy Devi. Keeping compassion and Yoga in Yoga and as Yoga Therapy Develops According to yoga philosophy disease manifests not from the physical, but from the disconnection with our source or spirit. When we are able to remember who we are the healing is...

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