Abundant WellBeing

Skip the Excuses! Enjoy Your Practice.

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 help yourself heal a physical or mental malady vigilance is required. Vigilance is important even if you don’t have to be concerned about a particular health problem. If you are...

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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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Fresh Resolves for a New Year: Use All of Yoga

Fresh Resolves for a New Year: Use All of Yoga

by Nischala Joy Devi. January 7, 2014. It’s that time again–the beginning of a fresh, new year. It’s a time for reflection on our old habits and to make changes to better our lives. Often, I hear people reflect on and plan to make one change—”I am going to meditate more.” or “I will do some stretches three times a week.” But I would like to encourage you to consider making your changes a little...

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The Eye of the Beholder: Gazing Meditation (Tradak)

The Eye of the Beholder: Gazing Meditation (Tradak)

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 3, 2013. Each evening after a very stressful day working at a medical clinic, I joined hundreds of other people in making the pilgrimage to watch the sunset at the ocean. We would leave our cars and worries in the parking lot and jog to a front row seat on the rocks or on the beach. For several minutes we seemed to be united in body and mind, sitting in stillness and gazing at this daily miracle of beauty. After the...

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Meditation: A Tool for Total Transformation

Meditation: A Tool for Total Transformation

by Nischala Joy Devi. April 9, 2013. I was talking with a friend about the thought waves in her mind, explaining that all these little waves do not allow clear reflection; so whatever we see becomes distorted. She chuckled and said, “Come with me.” We drove to the ocean. The sea was stormy. She pointed and said, “That is my mind–not a lake with ripples, but an ocean in storm. I feel like I have no control over my mind or my life.”...

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