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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 every sound. A sacred sound must pluck the strings of our hearts in order to unite our entire being. Often we are accustomed to repeating the same prayer with our mind and heart...

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Powerful Tools of Yoga: The Sutras

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, they truly can transform our very lives! It’s not unusual for someone to enter yoga class just to try some good stretching but soon find herself or himself wanting to go deeper into...

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Saucha: Cultivate Simplicity, Purity, Refinement

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 knowing the Self blossoms.   Through the practice of Saucha our flawless essence becomes the basis for the choices and directions we invite into our life. Pure silver is a lucid and...

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Mantras, Prayers – The Real Power Comes From the Heart

Mantras, Prayers – The Real Power Comes From the Heart

by Nischala Joy Devi. June 12, 2014. When expressed with great devotion, the sacred sound reveals our Divine nature. Yoga Sutra 1.28 The sacred sound must pluck the strings of our hearts in order to unite our entire being. Often, we are accustomed to repeating the same prayer, with our mind and heart engaged elsewhere. Then the prayer is only given lip service. The real grace comes when we are unified on all levels of our being. By faithful...

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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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