Breathe Past Holiday Stress

by Nischala Joy Devi. December 14, 2013. This beautiful time of year is also one of the most stressful for many people. The rush and obligations of the holiday season—a season that should be simply joyful—can bring anxiety, worry and higher blood pressure. At times of...

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The Rhythm of the Spirit: Honor Your Intuition

by Nischala Joy Devi.December 7, 2013. Before we begin to formulate a word or even a thought, a feeling is experienced that stems from a vibration. This vibration that triggers the feeling is then translated into a thought, a thought to a word, a word to writing—a...

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A Balance of Darkness & Light For Good Rest

by Nischala Joy Devi.November 24, 2013 It seems that so many people these days are hungry for some good sleep. Our hectic, fast-paced lives often keep us from taking the time to set the stage for truly refreshing and healing sleep. But being aware of your sleep...

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Sleep Well with the Maya Koshas

by Nischala Joy Devi. November 14, 2013. If we investigate sleep through the subtle bodies, or Maya Koshas, we understand that there is much more to sleep then putting the head down on a soft pillow. Accessing and acknowledging these five subtle aspects takes us into...

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Experiencing OM

by Nischala Joy DeviNovember 2, 2013 OM is the sacred mantra of divinity. It is chanted and revered as the sound from which all other sounds resonate. , awakening universal consciousness. In this way, it is the guru of sounds, invoking the Divine Consciousness in...

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Prana: The Universal Energy

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 23, 2013. Let's talk about prana, the vital energy. Inhabiting and surrounding each cell of our physical body and is the universal energy called prana (this energy is named qi in Japan and chi in China). Everything in the natural world...

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What Is Active Imagery?

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 9, 2013. Recently, someone wrote in with a question, asking, "What is meant by active imagery?" In active imagery we formulate an action to work directly on an area in need of healing and, with concentration, we project that image to do...

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Keep Your Heart Light

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 3, 2013. In ancient Egypt, after death, the heart was removed from the body to be measured against the weight of a feather. If the heart was found to be heavier than the feather's weight, the person was considered not ready for admission...

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Start The Day Relaxed & Limber

by Nischala Joy Devi. September 23, 2010. The time of day for practice of the yoga poses, asanas, can be determined by the busyness of your schedule. Early morning seems to work well for many because the day's activities are not yet in full force. The mind is calmer,...

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Asteya: Never Miss An Opportunity to Give

by Nischala Joy Devi.September 14, 2013. Asteya: Abiding in generosity and honesty, material and spiritual prosperity is bestowed.-The Yoga Sutras This wonderful teaching from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Asteya, is one of the ethical teachings of yoga. Asteya encompasses...

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