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Vairagya: Remembrance of the True Self

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 Abhyasa (Devoted Practice) and Vairagya (Remembering the Self) Last week I talked a bit about Abhyasa, Devoted Practice. Now, lets focus on Vairagya, Remembering the Self. Yoga...

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Developing Devoted Practice, Abhyasa

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 Abhyasa. What is the purpose of that Devoted Practice/Abhyasa? In Sutra 1.13 of the Yoga Sutras of Raja Yoga, we find the answer: Sutra 1.13 Devoted Practice, Abhyasa,...

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Two Components to Reunion With Your True Self

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 spiritual advancement. Book 1, Sutra 12 Consciousness is elevated by  Abhyasa (devoted practice) and Vairagya (remembering the self). Here are two necessary components to reunite us...

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Women’s Natural Gift: The Heart of Yoga

Women’s Natural Gift: The Heart of Yoga

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 14, 2013. Our story as women is filled with seers, healers, and visionaries who formed an integral part of society. But most of them were not scholars or intellectuals; they were mostly unassuming people, living ordinary lives while exhibiting extraordinary powers. Their wisdom was derived from their very humility and open mindedness. Very often, these women were tapping into their intuitive powers to heal or make...

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Yoga’s Secret Power

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 true ancient spiritual discipline. It’s not unusual for someone to enter yoga class just to try some good stretching but soon find herself wanting to go deeper into exploration...

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