OM – The Sacred Sound

OM – The Sacred Sound

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 10, 2015. 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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Powerful Tools of Yoga: The Sutras

by Nischala Joy Devi. January 1, 2015. Happy New Year! I hope this is a wonderful, peaceful, and transformative year for you. Yoga, of course, offers us all the tools we need to improve and uplift body, mind, and spirit. If we put these powerful tools to good use,...

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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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Vairagya: Remembrance of the True Self

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 12, 2014. In the last couple blogs, I've been talking about Abhyasa and Vairagya two components that are essential to reunion with the True Self. Patanjali talks about this in the Yoga Sutras: Yoga Sutra 1.12 Consciousness is elevated by...

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Developing Devoted Practice, Abhyasa

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 1, 2014 In last week's blog, I talked about Abhyasa (Devoted Practice) and Vairagya (Remembering the Self)--the vital duo that team to elevate our consciousness and bring us union with the True Self. This week, let's talk more about...

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Two Components to Reunion With Your True Self

by Nischala Joy Devi. February 18, 2014. We all want to soar in our yoga practice and spiritual growth. In the Yoga Sutras, Sri Patanjali talks about the importance of teaming devoted spiritual practice with remembrance of the True Self. Both are vital to our...

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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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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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