Give the Heart a Place of Honor

by Nischala Joy Devi. November 17, 2014. To truly progress as spiritual beings, we must give the heart a place of honor. My foremost inspiration from a saintly woman came in the form of Sri Sarada Devi. Most commonly known as the wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa,...

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The Animals Will Love You

by Nischala Joy Devi. November 4, 2014. Taken as a prisoner of war and then isolated from his fellow inmates, Timothy was expected to survive on only a glass of water and one slice of bread each day. Although his body was being starved, it was his soul that was...

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Saucha: Cultivate Simplicity, Purity, Refinement

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 21, 2014. Yoga Sutra II.40: Through simplicity and continual refinement (Saucha), the body, thoughts, and emotions become clear reflections of the Self within. Yoga Sutra II.41: Saucha reveals our joyful nature, and the yearning for...

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There’s More to Yoga Than Stretches

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 9, 2014. Occasionally, I see or hear about heart patients who are following a yoga, stress management, and dietary regime but the results are not good. Their cholesterol, blood pressure, or chest pain is still above normal. Why is this...

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Feminine Uniqueness & Yoga

by Nischala Joy Devi. September 30, 2014 A woman's body and her emotional makeup have unique qualities that need special attention. Many of the yoga poses need to be adapted to the female body. Yet, our special needs are ignored if we follow traditional asana...

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Skip the Excuses! Enjoy Your Practice.

by Nischala Joy Devi. September 17, 2014. I have had the privilege of teaching yoga as stress management for many years to all populations, including people with life-threatening diseases. It always amazes me how many excuses I hear for not doing the practices. To...

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The Magic Wand: Our Intuitive Wisdom

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 27, 2014. Difficulties manifest because we do not understand that everything in this natural world changes and cannot be slowed, halted, or possessed. The only thing we can hold on to is the knowledge of the True Self. Once upon a time...

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Nourish Your Senses: Neck & Shoulder Movements

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 20, 2014. So many of us spend much of the day hunched over a computer or a tablet or a smartphone. Our neck and shoulders become tense, tight and even painful. Our senses and our wits become dull. Take time, several times a day, to step...

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Your Creative, Positive Imagination

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 6, 2014 Imagination is the third Ray of consciousness. When it is illuminated, it becomes the path leading us to and from our heart's center. Imagination allows us to create an unlimited number of both pleasant and unpleasant experiences....

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