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4 Vital Ways Meditation Helps Your Immune System
4 Vital Ways Meditation Helps Your Immune System

As much as it helps us stay calm and aware, meditation isn’t just about helping you relax and stay focused. The ancient practice of mindfulness has a wide range of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits, in addition to being a key to accessing your deeper internal wisdom and connecting with your Higher Self. The positive effects of meditation are extensive:…

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Staying Mindful in Difficult Times
Staying Mindful in Difficult Times

In times of uncertainty and worry, we can often become even more disconnected from our Higher Selves. Our deepest wisdom and joy can be buried underneath a desire for the latest developments, and while it is our responsibility to ourselves, our families, and our neighbors to stay informed and safe, constant preoccupation with events beyond our control corrodes spiritual connection and dampens…

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How to Connect With Your Higher Self
How to Connect With Your Higher Self

The concept of the Higher Self is present in some form in almost all spiritual practices, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and individualized practices separate from any major world religions. At Higher Self Yoga, we see the Higher Self as an extension of yourself that is part of you and part of the Source—the ultimate higher power, the universal source…

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7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

These days, it’s nearly impossible to read or watch the news without feeling angry, and for good reason. Economic, social, and racial injustice are running rampant in the world. You would have to have a heart made of stone to not feel your temperature rise when reading about police brutality, wealth disparity, and political oppression. Traditionally, anger is seen as…

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

     “Because people suffer, they make other people suffer.”      “Human history can’t change until human nature changes.” – Dante Alighieri These two predictions of the 14th Century Florentine poet Dante are as pertinent today in the Great Unraveling as they ever were.  Without a new response to suffering, the passing on of suffering will go on and on, expressed both toward…

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

If 2020 had a catch-phrase, it could easily be, “in these uncertain times.” While the year has so far been punctuated by a staggering stream of destabilizing events including everything from the Australian Bush Fires to Brexit, to a Global Pandemic and a Rally for Justice in the face of unchecked police brutality, in many ways, these moments are simply…

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Thirty years ago, openly practicing meditation as a CEO would have given you the reputation of an eccentric, fringe, Steve-Jobs-type leader.  Today, the effectiveness of meditation is a well-accepted truth by the business community at large. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, meditates daily. Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, credits meditation with keeping him grounded during…

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

For a long time, the concept of intuition has largely been dismissed as pseudoscience because it could be neither explained, nor measured. Recently, science has started to catch up with this phenomenon that many have held as an invaluable guide through the ages. Intuitive people make decisions faster and are often more confident in the decisions they make. When asked…

Resting in Stillness: Seeing Isolation As Opportunity

Resting in Stillness: Seeing Isolation As Opportunity

Times of stress and uncertainty can leave us feeling adrift — lost in a sea of unfamiliar patterns and conflicting emotions. For many of us, disruptions such as this shine a light on how attuned, or unattuned, we are to our interior world.  The Coronavirus pandemic certainly qualifies as such a disruption. Many of us are sequestered at home, alone…