Abundant WellBeing

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

Location: Yogaville “Knowledge can make you a therapist -Intuition will make you a healer.” NJD Recognizing the difference between intellectual knowledge and a deeper intuitive experiential understanding, this workshop will be devoted to focusing on the primary importance of the healing relationship™ between therapist and client, the most essential ingredient: human connection. Through lecture, practice and discussion, we will...

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Breathing Inspiration

Breathing Inspiration

by Nischala Joy Devi. January 19, 2015. Our own breath provides a beautiful meditation. When we observe the breath, we begin to join the outer world with the inner world. As the waves gently come onto the earth and return to the sea, so our breath enters the body and then returns to the world. Our breath naturally flows in and out about 16 times a minute—back and forth, in and out, gently and evenly. We often use the word “inspiration” to...

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Breath Meditation: See the World in a Different Way

Breath Meditation: See the World in a Different Way

by Nischala Joy Devi. April 29, 2014. Here is a simple meditation, using your breath. Breath meditation is wonderful to help center and balance and reestablish calm on a busy day.To begin, sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair that supports you well. Observe your posture. Just thinking about meditation, your back will straighten and your shoulders and arms will come into a comfortable position. Allow your eyes to remain open and unfocused...

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Learning From Your Breath

Learning From Your Breath

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 27, 2014. Reverse breathing is a habit that is born out of being frightened over and over again. As we feel fear, our “normal” sympathetic response is to inhale and hold the breath. This allows the blood to be shunted to our extremities, supplying the energy needed to fight or to flee. With this inhalation, the belly is also sucked in—as if the wind has been knocked out of us. (This is the opposite...

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Breathe Past Holiday Stress

Breathe Past Holiday Stress

by Nischala Joy Devi. December 14, 2013. This beautiful time of year is also one of the most stressful for many people. The rush and obligations of the holiday season—a season that should be simply joyful—can bring anxiety, worry and higher blood pressure. At times of stress many of us withdrawa from our physical bodies and draw into our minds and emotional bodies. Breathing becomes shallow. If the shallow breathing is left undetected, that...

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