Abundant WellBeing

Your Creative, Positive Imagination

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. An image is felt, and from that a thought, a word, or an action sprouts. When it is bathed in negative imagination, the image can have an unsettling effect. For instance,...

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How Does Your Belief System Influence Your Life?

How Does Your Belief System Influence Your Life?

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 30, 2014. Many belief systems seem to hold that difficulty is beneficial. This is reinforced by the all too popular adage: “No pain, no gain.” Perhaps we should reconsider this philosophy. A small measure of discomfort may be necessary to encourage growth, but how much? Our hearts hold the hope that growth can be gained through love and kindness. After a complicated dental procedure, I was given a prescription for...

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The Mind Envisions Energy; The Body Follows

The Mind Envisions Energy; The Body Follows

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 23, 2014. The yoga movements are often referred to as poses rather than stretches to emphasize that they are done very slowly and held steady. More intense stretching in an attempt to force your muscles to lengthen may actually make the tension worse as the muscles recoil. What makes yoga stretching different from most exercise is the additional benefit to the internal organs, glands, and nervous and cardiovascular...

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The Best Way to Start Your Day

The Best Way to Start Your Day

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 15, 2014. Greet each new day with joy, thankfulness, and reverence. Have a feeling of anticipation, looking forward to what the day will bring. If worries spring to mind, set them aside. Let your mind come back to the present moment. “Now I am stretching to help my body wake up. Now I am brushing my teeth. Now I am sitting for meditation. ” And so on. Let gratitude fill your heart. Focusing your attention...

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The Healing Path of Yoga – Republished!

The Healing Path of Yoga – Republished!

The Healing Path of Yoga (Re-Published with a New Cover!) Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically   Proven Methods that Alleviate Stress,  Open your Heart, and Enrich your Life     By Nischala Joy Devi Foreword by Dean Ornish, M.D. Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to poor health and a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases. This book will make yoga a fundamental part of...

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The Best Asana, Keep It Simple

The Best Asana, Keep It Simple

by Nischala Joy Devi. June 25, 2014. Once I was asked to give a lecture and demonstration on yoga poses at a local junior high school. I thought it would be inspiring to show them some of the more complicated poses—more complicated than I was capable of, so I asked a friend who was an adept Hatha Yogi to come with me. I spoke and he demonstrated. All went well until one of the more chipper students yelled at me, “Hey! Why are you just...

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